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Deputy Sheriff Eugene Boyarski

Luzerne County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, February 14, 1976

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Eugene Boyarski

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Boyarski.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 1, 2019

A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

February 14, 2015

Deputy Boyarski,
I was in grade school with your son Ricky. It was long ago, but I still think of him often. I never met you, but what you did and what you stood for has and will always have an impact on my life. I still remember the day I learned of that tragic incident. It was so long ago, yet in some ways it seems like yesterday. I remember being at the service, and also seeing the awful remains of your home. I'm a Captain in the fire service now, and I want you to know that you had a lot to do with my direction in life. I didn't realize it then, because I was so young; but as I got older, your dedication and integrity had an huge impact on my life. I believe my desire to serve the public in the fire service has a lot to do with your legacy. I want to thank you for that. I wish I would have met you, but at least you should the memories of your son Ricky will always stay with me.
RIP, we'll never forget!

Fire Captain Leo lashock
Willow Fire Department

September 13, 2013

I still pray for all of you often. I have never erased that day or the time our families spent together. My mom and Lorraine were friends pregnant at the same time. My sister was born two weeks before Geannine. Lorraine scolded my mom for not waiting for her. We visited the week before and I remember laughter as we (the kids) played with our new Christmas toys, Gene proudly showed off the new paneling to my dad and our moms doted over the newborns. I think about the summer picnics in the yard and the simpleness of life. I re-live that tragic day in my mind, the early morning phone call, the fear in my dad's voice and the horrible ride past the burned out house. I think about lives cut short and will continue to pray that you are happy together with Jesus in Heaven until we meet again.......

Kim
Teacher & Friend

February 12, 2013

Eugene (Gene) and his wife Lorraine perished along with their children Eugene Jr , nicknamed Rickey (age 11), Daria (age 6), and Geannine (4 weeks old).

Donna

February 14, 2012

After reading Constable Pandolfi's post, I tried to research the names of his wife and children for they died because they wete a law enforcement family. Unfortunately, I was only able to find the name of Lorraine, his wife. Hopefully another reader can post the names of the children. Thinking of the deputy and his family today and honoring their sacrifice on this 36th anniversary day.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 14, 2012

My heart aches for all who loved and miss this young family. Such an awful thing to happen anywhere, to anyone, anytime.

All of you are remembered. I think it would be nice if the family members who perished were at least named here so we could honor them as well. They all served too, as part of this family.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 14, 2011

May you and your family have found peace and justice together. This is every officers nightmare and it is such a tragedy.

Anonymous

November 27, 2010

Dear Sheriff Boyarski~
You and your family are not forgotten. May you continue to rest in eternal peace.

You will NEVER be forgotten.

Donna Sacco
Bethlehem Star Lodge #20 FOP Auxiliary

February 18, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace. I pray for the solace of all those who love and care for you and your family. I have left many reflections for fallen officers, but have never read a memorial where the officer and his family were murdered.
This was truly horrific and you and your family made the supreme sacrifice.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 18, 2010

Deputy Boyarkski, you and your family will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

February 14, 2010

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 15, 2008

THIS IS SUCH A TRAGIC STORY. I AM SORRY THAT THIS HAPPENED TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. THE INDIVIDUAL THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MURDERING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT SOME POINT WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS.

THANK YOU SIR FOR YOU SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. YOUR COURAGE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT IS COMMENDABLE. YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE. GOD BLESS ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU.

PAT
NH

January 14, 2008

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION, SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO. MY SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND DEPARTMENT.

Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

April 2, 2007

Sir, this tragedy is just beyond comprehension. As often as I browse ODMP, some of the senseless and tragic deaths of our fallen brethren never cease to amaze me. I hope you and your family can enjoy each others company in a much better place and please know that you will always be remembered, just as a true hero should be.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

February 14, 2007

Dear Officer Boyarski,

I was only 4 years old when you were murdered, yet your murder and the murder of your family has affected my life greatly. I am the wife of your son Rickey's best friend. Your wife was also the best friend of my mother in law, and from what I hear they were inseperable. It is unimaginable that your job protecting the public was the very cause of your death...it is heartwrenching. Your children were so young, as were you and your wife. It is such a tragedy, and please know that your ultimate sacrifice has not been forgotten. I don't know that my husband can bring himself to leave a reflection...after all these years it is just too painful. I was going through some boxes from his childhood, and came upon a card from your son Rickey to my husband...how touching to see it. We visit this site often, because my husband is now a Police Officer. Oh how we wish things were different. Bless you Sheriff Boyarski, and we take a small bit of comfort knowing you and your family are all together in Heaven. Thinking of you today and always...and remember...Heroes Live Forever


DONNA, BETHLEHEM POLICE DEPT. WIFE

January 6, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Boyarski,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Luzerne County. I'm also very sorry that your wife and children were murdered also. At least the scumbags who murdered died in prison and didn't get paroled or released early through some legal fluke.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

February 14, 2005

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