Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David Wilber, Jr.

Chelsea Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, July 8, 1871

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Reflections for Police Officer David Wilber, Jr.

While your assailant(s) may have never faced justice here on earth, they surely faced a higher justice at a later time in a different place. Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase you sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 8, 2020

Officer Wilber,
On today, the 146th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chelsea.


United States Border Patrol

July 8, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

It has now been 144 years. Just want to remind you that you have not been forgotten.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 8, 2015

Rest In Peace Officer Wilber, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

July 8, 2013

Gone , but never forgotten. Good old fashion police work helped capture the dirty murderer. May Officer Wilbert rest in Peace.


July 8, 2010

We all hope for something that makes us stand out, being the first Chelsea officer to die in the line of duty is not what anyone would like to stand out for. When being a Police Officer in Massachusetts was still in its early stages, you were out there on the front line and it cost you your life. It cost your family and friends you. Officer Wilber, your sacrifice made you a martyr, you life makes you a hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 12, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and thirty-eighth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


July 10, 2009

Officer Wilber,
It has taken over 133 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chelsea.


March 16, 2005

Rest easy hero, we will NOT forget you!

Explr. Mike C
Newton PD (MA)

March 15, 2005

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