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Police Officer Peter William Faatz

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, August 3, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Peter William Faatz

Rest in peace Officer Faatz.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 16, 2022


I can’t believe it’s been 14 years since I last got to see you and hear your voice. I still miss you every day. I don’t think that will ever change.

I talk about you often with your niece and nephews so that they know you through my memories and love for you. You would’ve loved them.

I love you & will never forget the ultimate sacrifice you made for me and the rest of the city of Atlanta.

Your sister & best friend
Martha Faatz Sikes

Martha Faatz Sikes

August 16, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

August 3, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 3, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Faatz.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 18, 2020

Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 3, 2017

I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Pete.

Pete, I think of you often with fond memories. Thank you for being a true friend to me. You were more than I deserved. Thank you for the scooter ride home during the boring football game. Thank you for the hours of companionship working side by side in school and theatre. Thank you for teaching me how to drive stick. Thank you for teaching me how to play chess. Thank you for always treating me with dignity and respect no matter the poor life choices I made. Thank you for coming to visit me after my son was born. Your acceptance and friendship has transended the years. I am truely humbled by your presence in my life. You will forever live on in my memories. Words cannot convey the profound loss in the world with your absence.

My world was made better because you were in it.

Susan Mabrey

June 8, 2016

I found an old photo of a party at Myrdene's and i began to wonder what path you chose when you left Purdue. You were a great friend, study partner and my evening highlight at Staples. This was not the reunion I had hoped for. All my love goes out to your family these many years later. You are missed.

Anthropology led us both to Law enforcement, and our paths will cross again one day.

Paula Reed Intelligence Analyst
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Purdue Class of 1999

June 2, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Detective Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

March 24, 2013

I am privileged to post a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 7th anniversary year 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2013

Thinking about you Faatz. You will not be forgotten. I miss you.

Your Friend and Classmate Melonie

October 22, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Faatz. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2012

I just remembered the other day how you used to joke with me about how we looked alike and saying my wife tried to kiss you at the gate at the Air Station because she thought it was me. That mess was funny.

Investigator George Erdel
Beaufort PD, Beaufort SC

November 26, 2011

I did a ride along with you a couple weeks before your accident and only found out about it after I had applied to work with you. I have since moved on, but I will always remember that shift.

You are remembered often and will not be forgotten. You left a lasting impression.

Agent Newell

August 3, 2011

Once again a part of America died as two separate agencies responding to save a life are met with this type of obstruction of incredibly un-fore-seen circumstances as I served with Atlanta durring the seventies and fully understand these scenarios as with to this day. As so often we cannot understand when more than one agency is responding to serve save and protect we are met with this type of (timing of perfection). Our thoughts and prayers are constantly with you and your family.

Major Darryl & Mrs. Melanie Logsdon
U.S. Dept. of Defense Law Enforcement Div.

June 19, 2011

Peter we knew each other in high school. It is tragic to know that a good officer has been taken. May the lord bless u and keep u in his grace. U have always been there for me and my brother bob. U and your family i have loved and will always keep u and them in my prayers.

mr dierdorf
friend for many yrs.

May 15, 2010

Hey buddy, I still think about you a lot. I don't think I'll stop.

Now civ was marine

December 5, 2009

Wow, so hard to believe it's been 3 years. I think of you often. Please continue to watch down over us here as you walk Heaven's beat. One day we will meet again.

God Bless and Rest in peace.

Sr. Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, Georgia

September 7, 2009

To Officer Peter William Faatz, his family and his fellow officers with the City of Atlanta Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Faatz’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Faatz and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

August 3, 2009

Thinking of you today and the hero you are. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

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

August 3, 2008

Thinking of you and remembering on this 2nd anniversary of your EOW.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


August 3, 2008

A little over a year and still a shock your gone. Often I think about us all hanging out downtown during the Christmas Season. Thank God for Hot Coffee at Landmark! Continue to walk Heaven's beat my brother in blue. One day we will meet again.

God Bless

Sr. Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, Georgia

January 15, 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 23, 2007




August 3, 2007

Officer Faatz,
Today is the one year anniversary of your EOW. We are thinking of your family and friends as they remember the hero you were in their eyes. In our eyes, as well, sir.
Thank you for choosing this most precarious profession. You are never forgotten.

Pennsylvania citizen

August 3, 2007

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