Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gary Jonathan Buro

Chesterfield County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, May 4, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Gary Jonathan Buro

Gary - I can't believe it has been a year. It really does just seem like yesterday that we all got the tragic news. I know you are watching over everyone down here though. To your family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Not a day goes by that we don't think about ya'll.

Dispatcher

May 6, 2007

Can't believe it's been a little over a year now that you've been gone. I hadn't seen you since our days at the NYPD Academy, but i still think about you everyday and all i can remember is your great personality and friendly smile. Thanks for being such a great guy.

Miss ya Bro!

The Doctor

May 6, 2007

The anniversary of a loss is so tragic - it is like reliving the whole experience over. Officer Buro's family - know that you are NOT alone. The whole police community mourns with you and will continue to remember Gary and his years of sacrifice.


Wife of an officer

May 4, 2007

A year has passed since your tour of duty ended and you have not been forgotten. Those that love you will always carry you in their hearts and the Blue Family will never let you be forgotten. Keep watch over your loved ones and those out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 4, 2007

Gary,

Thinking of you today of course...and your family and friends who miss you greatly everyday...but a little bit more today. You are missed but not forgotten.

Chris.


Chris Coleman

May 4, 2007

Gary:
Just thinking about you today. Seems like just yesterday you left us. We miss you. Please continue to watch over your brothers and sisters...keep them safe.

Your family is always in our thoughts and prayers.

We miss you, Gary...God Bless

Jeff (U-278) and Chris Deveney
Chesterfield County PD

May 4, 2007

It's hard to believe it's been a year since we received that phone call early Thursday morning. You are thought of often. My thoughts and prayers are with your family today and always. May peace be with them knowing you gave the ultimate sacrifice doing what you loved. I pray also that you watch over Joe and give him strength today and always.

Dispatcher
Chesterfield County, VA

May 4, 2007

ONE YEAR TODAY. WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY.

OFFICER BURO, NEVER FORGOTTEN.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

May 4, 2007

05-04-2007
On this 1st anniversary of your passing, we pause to remember. Rest in peace Gary, job well done. Know that your bothers and sisters here have not forgotten you. In honor of you, your name was carried on a race car by NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, a young man from Chesterfield Va. You may be gone but know you will never be forgotten.

Master Deputy
Chesterfield Sheriff’s Office Va.

May 4, 2007

G-d's will hath no why.May you rest safe with Him and may He bless,comfort and strengthen your loved ones.

May 4, 2007

Gary,

I have thought about what to say for quite some time. I have learned so much about you as well as your loving friends and family. You are honored in not only Chestefield, but in Lantana and New York. From what I have heard, you have made lasting impressions on so many lives. You are Joe's hero and he will continue to honor you the rest of his life. You are always in our thoughts.

Officer K. R. Pecht
Chesterfield County PD

May 3, 2007

I met Gary in the NYPD Police Academy in 2000 and remebered what a stand-up guy he was.
Gary, Rest in Peace Brother...

P.O. Castronova
Paterson P.D.

May 3, 2007

Gary's cousin told me of his bravery and sent me this link.

His death should remind the law enforcement community that there is no such thing as a "routine call," and also remind the civilian population that police officers put their lives on the line every day.

They deserve our undying admiration and respect for all that they do and the hazards that they face on a daily basis.

Senior Parole Officer Rick Slevens (Ret.
New York State Division of Parole

April 29, 2007

Dear Lord, may Gary rest in eternal peace. He died for you.

April 29, 2007

Ofc. Buro,

I was in the academy when the Lord called you to guard his streets and never had the honor of meeting you. As a Marine I felt as though I had lost a brother and now that I wear the "green" I feel a deeper loss. I thank you for your service as a Marine and as an officer in many parts of the nation. You left a lasting impression on everyone you encountered. As the one year mark of your untimely asend to heaven approaches many plans are being made to honor you, your service and your sacrifice. I am honored to have had you as a fellow Marine and now Chesterfield officer. Please continue to watch over us as we continue to protect and serve the citizens of Chesterfield County. I know your wife is glad to have you home in the Lords' house with her.

To Ofc. Buro's family:

I cannot imagine the pain you have but I thank you for giving this world such a wonderful man. I am honored to carry on your son's memory.

Police Officer
Chesterfield Co. P.D.

April 25, 2007

I miss the times I literally ran into you while jogging on Shore Road. It was always nice to see you. You are always on my mind. I'll never forget you.

Janice

April 19, 2007

Gary I miss you and your friendship you gave to me. I will keep your memories and celebrate your life.
Dan

Officer Daniel J. Evers
Chesterfield PD and Partner

April 18, 2007

Gary,

It's been a year since you touched our lives forever. I remember Dan telling me that he was going to be doing Field Training with an experienced officer. After that first night, I think all I heard about was "Gary this" and "Gary that". I met you at Starbucks and had to admit, you made that lasting, positive impression on me as well. My sister commented that she can still see your smiling face as you waved at her from the police car as she was running. I feel that you were with her that day that she was attacked and fought back...in your beat. Every day, you are with us, I feel it and I know that Dan does also. We joke about the lights going out, the tv turning off, the stereo changing back to CD again and again, those mysterious glasses we found--all practical jokes from Gary. I know that you wouldn't want us to all be in pain, but losing you was more than losing a friend and a police officer, it was the lost opportunity to have you in our lives more than we did. I will always remember the last time I saw you... Dan had been hurt and was facing knee surgery. You hugged me and told me that everything would be ok. I know that it will...we just all need a little bit more time. Thank you Gary. You have touched my family forever and will always be in our hearts.

Steph

Stephanie Evers
Wife of Officer Dan Evers, Unit #555, Chesterfield Police

April 18, 2007

So very saddened to hear of his death last year. He had only been in Richmond for a few months and we are sorry that Chesterfield had him for such a short time. Audrey

March 26, 2007

Somebody Killed A Policeman Today

Somebody killed a policeman today and
A part of America died.
A piece of our country that he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect who shot him will stand up in court
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend many long lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battlefield too,
Just as if he had gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each rookie's side.
He answered the call, and he gave us his all,
And a part of America died!

Thank you, Gary.

JC
citizen of Raleigh, NC and friend of CCPD Officer.

March 23, 2007

Gary,

I didn't have the honor of knowing you, but a friend of mine did. You are truly a hero, and your actions will not be forgotten. Fine officers like you keep this county safe. I hope you're enjoying being reunited with your wife. Now, you two will be in Heaven forever. God Bless

Lisa Shupe
Chesterfield Co. Resident

March 18, 2007

Gary, I was thinking of you today and praying for you and all your loved ones you left behind...God Bless.

Jenn Fisher
High School Friend

March 14, 2007

Dear Gary,
I can not believe your one year anniversary is almost upon us. You are sorely missed by many. Please continue to watch over us from above and keep an extra eye out for Joe, he really needs you now. These next few months for him will be tough.
I am unable to attend National Police Week this year but will be thinking about you, Ryan, Craig, and other officers who lost their lives. You all are true heros.
To Gary's family: Stay strong!! May will be a tough month but know we are here for you!!!
Rest in heaven Gary!!

N.M. Otero
Chesterfield County Police Department

February 18, 2007

Gary,

For a while I have avoided leaving a reflection of my own, though I have visited these pages regularly. I did not have the honor to know you, and I was not sure that I knew enough about who you were, what kind of person you were, and the job that you did for my words to have any meaning.

Your tragedy occurred while I was in the Academy, and I have to admit that it made me think hard about what I was doing. The days between your death and the funeral were hard and full of questions for me. The painful yet beautiful experience of your funeral made all of the difference for me though as I saw the thousands of men and women, some fellow officers and some citizens, who were there to honor you and the sacrifice you had made. It helped me to see the impact that a police officer can have, the good that can come from such an honorable pursuit. Perhaps this is what it means to live a true and faithful life - even in tragedy you helped me and who knows how many others to be more than we had been.

Now that I have worn the uniform and the badge, I am very proud to call you brother.

Eternal Father, grant, we pray
To all Marines, both night and day,
The courage, honor, strength, and skill
Their land to serve, thy law fulfill;
Be thou the shield forevermore
From every peril to the Corps.

Auxiliary Officer M Comer U732
Chesterfield County PD

February 15, 2007

As usual, I have been thinking about you today...as I do every day. I was thinking that it is still very difficult to believe that you are gone. It is really so hard to believe that it is true. I so often think that I will see you the next time we all get together or you will stop by the house for one of our morning coffee talks. We miss you terribly. And it is so difficult to see the pain that those who loved you so very close to the surface. I sometimes just say your name or talk about a moment in time and the tears just come...so quickly...so close to the surface. We need your strength, your love and your support to get us through this very difficult time. I hope it helps us to find our way. I love you and know that you are with us.

February 4, 2007

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