Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Frank A. Bersito

Mount Vernon Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, April 1, 1974

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Reflections for Police Officer Frank A. Bersito

I can't believe 50 years have passed since the last time I was able to talk to you. I wish we had more time together.
You'll forever be my hero.
Rest in peace Dad.

Michael Bersito

April 16, 2024

Officer Bersito,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mount Vernon. And to your Family and loved ones, thank wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 1, 2024

Thankyou for your sacrifice for your fellow man

Patsy DeSimone

April 2, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

April 3, 2020

Almost 42 years and not a day goes by without me thinking of you.
Your birthday just passed and I wonder every year how you would look,act and most of all, all the things I would have learned from you.
God bless you Dad and rest in peace.
Love your son

Michael bersito

February 12, 2016

Officer Bersito,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mt. Vernon. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 1, 2014

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 1, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty fifth 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 hold your family in thought and prayer today.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 1, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Bersito and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

March 24, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been a long time since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Bersito!

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 9, 2008

"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
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

December 19, 2007

I remember you well Frank. You were a fine Police Officer,a Good Family man and a Wonderful Humane Being. It was my Honor to serve with you. I was the Commanding Officer of the
Honor Guard at Frank's Funeral. He died in the Line of Duty
and was rendered Full Police Honors. Rest In Peace Frank.
Gerald W. Colbert- Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Lieutenant Gerald W. Colbert (Ret.)
Mount Vernon,N.Y. Police Dept.

May 1, 2007

My Department is currently making arrangements to further honor our fallen brother and are looking for any pictures that anyone might have of Officer Frank A Bersito. It is our intention to use the picture(s) for a permanent memorial located inside of our Headquarters.
Please contact me if you can help us in this endeavor,
PO Eugene H Wilsea #2182
C/O Mount Vernon POlice Department
Patrol Operations Division
2 North Roosevelt Square
Mount Vernon NY 10550
(914) 666-3375
Rest in Peace Brother Bersito, you will never be forgotten.

PO Eugene H Wilsea #2182

November 13, 2006

My dear dad, I miss you very much. It's hard to beleive almost 33 years have passed. I beleive you needed to be with the love of your life, my mom. I know you two are together in Heaven, in peace and love.

With all my love, Patricia

Patricia (Bersito) Granata

August 30, 2006

You are not forgotten Officer Bersito. R.I.P sir.

Deputy Desingnee
EPSO (Colorado)

April 1, 2006

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