Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Commander Dale Francis Bernock

Dearborn Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, October 3, 2005

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Reflections for Commander Dale Francis Bernock

Another heart that was too full to go on....You must have had a full life, as my Drew did... love for for your job....It seems as though the heart just can't hold all that love in a human body and so you must leave this realm... where all your love can flow freely... Please know that the love you left behind will grow ever stronger each day...God Bless you... say Hi to Drew for me...
Chrissy Henley, wife William A Henley EOW 3/19/05 Suffolk Police, VA

October 6, 2005

Thank you for your many years of dedication & service, Commander Bernock.
May the Lord comfort your family & friends at this very difficult time.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
Matthew 5:9

Wife of a Deputy
SBSD Morongo Station, CA

October 6, 2005

Commander Bernock,
I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Dearborn. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


October 6, 2005

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Commander Dale Bernock as well as to the Dearborn Police Department. Rest in peace Commander Bernock, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

October 6, 2005

To the wife, son, parents, family, friends and coworkers of Commander Bernock my heart and prayers are with you all. May God bless you all in this terrible time of loss. Commander Bernock, thank you sir for you many years of dedicated service and protection for us all. Rest in peace.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

October 6, 2005

Commander Dale Bernock - Rest in Peace and may God Bless your family during this time of sorrow.

Lt. Tim Sampey
Bancroft PD

October 6, 2005

Just wanted to send my prayers to the family of Commander Bernock, My heart goes out to you. God bless you and your family.

Sgt Roger Leiser
Swiss Army, MP Service

October 6, 2005

My deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Commander Bernock; may he rest in peace.

Linda Lamm - LEO Wife and Sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

October 6, 2005


Sergeant William Riley
Aragon GA Police Dept,

October 6, 2005

God Bless you and your family

Girlfriend of WCAAPD

October 6, 2005

rest in peace brother.... let your brothers take over the watch now.


October 6, 2005

I was born & raised in Dearborn. I pray for this officer and his family. Thank you for your service to the community.

State Attorneys Office-Florida

October 6, 2005

May the Lord be with the families and co-workers during this terrible time. Thank you Commander for your years of service to your community and our nation.

Cpl Gary Mintz, Director Traffic Enf.
Henderson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

October 6, 2005

Another day to mourn ... Thank you Commander Bernock for your years of service and for keeping US safe. Godspeed.

Georgia Civilian

October 6, 2005

To the family and friends of Commander Dale Bernock and his fellow officers with the Dearborn Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Commander Bernock tragically died.

May you be comforted by the brotherhood and sisterhood of your law enforcement community, and by other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Commander Bernock gave to his community and the citizens of Michigan, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 3, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

October 6, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


October 6, 2005

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