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Military Police Officer Dexter Carleton Krulis

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, April 22, 1971

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Reflections for Military Police Officer Dexter Carleton Krulis


MP Matt Lyons - 1980/83
US Army Military Police - 546th MP Co. Ft. Sill, OK

July 3, 2023

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


United States Border Patrol

April 22, 2021

50 years and you’re still in our hearts. May God bless you and your family and may the three that took your life ROT in HELL like all such should. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace.

State Traffic Officer 7185 South LA CHP
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

April 22, 2021

I was the administrator of the M.P.I. section when M.P Krulis was assassinated. The vehicle that officer Krulis was driving had a defective radio transmitter. He was able to receive information, but not able to transmit it. On his way to buy lunch for fellow investigators, he heard the report of the bank robbery and encountered the perpetrators. He turned around and did stopped the three criminals. Gunfire was exchanged and Krulis ran out of bullets. We looked for him 24/7. He was found days later...

Juan Vazquez (specialist) MPI Administra
Administrator of the Military Police Investigation Section at Ft. Bra

November 5, 2020

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 15, 2012

Thank you, Juan for your comments, they touched my heart. After all these years, I still miss my brother and only sibling. He was brave and caring and I shall never get over his passing. I have had the honor of touching his name on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. recently. I etched his name for each of my sons from the wall, it is a beautiful memorial. Mom passed on his flag, I have it displayed in a case in my home, a continutal reminder of how brave he was.

Kathy Krulis Larson

May 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 23, 2012

I was the administrator of the MP Investigation section at the time of Dexter's end of watch. He will always be with me.

juan vazquez
MPI from the 118th M.P. Airborne

March 20, 2012

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 22, 2010

Thank you for your service to our country and your fellowman. Rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

April 22, 2009

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 12, 2008

Officer Krulis, Just letting you know that you have not been forgotten and thank you for the Sacrifice that you gave.

Tammy Persin
Mother of Fallen Military Police Officer
PFC Brian Thomas Gleason

July 9, 2007

It has taken almost 36 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 19, 2007

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