Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy U.S. Marshal Bucky E. Burke

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, September 18, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy U.S. Marshal Bucky E. Burke

Always carry you with me. Miss you B.

SAC Anderson

April 21, 2023

I’ll never forget that day, you’re always remembered Bucky!

DUSM (Ret) Augie Baerga
U.S. Marshals Service

February 18, 2022

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 18, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy US Marshal Burke.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 19, 2019

Rest well ny brother in blue. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 18, 2018

Bucky sat next to me in our basic Deputy USMS class in 2003. He was the friendliest and one of the most thoughtful guys in the class. I will never forget Bucky and I want his family to know he will always be remembered!

CIDUSM Ted Bracke
District of Idaho

November 23, 2016

6 years ago today I lost my best friend.. I miss you more than you will ever know. I hope you can look down here and see how much you are missed every day..


September 18, 2013

Today not so many years ago you were born to a wonderful mother. I wish I could call you and wish you a happy birthday or see what your plans are for your day. I am so thankful you were born and that I was able to meet you and become your friend many many years ago. I miss you every day!!! Happy Birthday buddy... I still hear your laugh and it always makes me smile.. until we meet again....


October 3, 2011

Brother, its been another year, yet it still seems like i just got that are on my mind every day, and the lessons you tought while you were here guide my path now and forever. You are missed, and although you are no longer here with us in body, your legacy lives on within each of us!


September 18, 2011

I touched your name on the wall on Sunday. Closed my eyes and saw your face smiling back at me. Not a day goes by I don't miss your smile and laugh. Keep watch over all of us as you always do. Till I see you again brother, know that your loved and missed.


May 16, 2011

Rest in peace brother.


May 13, 2011

Thank you for your service sir. May god watch over your family.

DUSM R. Watson

December 19, 2010

D.U.S.M. Bucky E. Burke, I have never met you, nor will I never forget you!!!! You see I have been down a very long road myself!! Hopefully with GOD'S BLESSING and Yours I will make it!! I am almost there Bucky!!! Pray for me Brother, as we all down here PRAY for you!! May GOD always have you in HIS grasp!! "We live by FAITH, not by sight."
Corinthians II 5:7 (Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians)


September 30, 2009

To Deputy Marshal Bucky E. Burke, his family and his fellow officers with the United States Department of Justice-Marshals Service:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 19, 2009

I don't know why but over the fast few weeks thoughts of you have weighed so heavily on my heart. Yesterday I found the CD you had made and given to me when you picked Karli and me up in Bristol that day. Bless your heart after all those years you were still there for me when I needed you. I am glad that you and I reconnected and found the friendship we had lost for a few years. Jerry Ray and I still talk. From time to time he calls or emails, I think he just wants to pull memories from when he was younger and lives were simpler. Remember the blue topaz and diamond ring you bought me for my 20th birthday? Well I took it to your mother. I thought she should have it. I couldn't let go of anything else just yet but I assume in time I will. It's funny how my heart truly hurts I mean physically hurts as I write this. I thought in time it wouldn't be as tough but the tears still fall as I type. The picture of you I hold in my mind is the first day we decided to meet up again and we met at the grocery store parking lot. You pulled in with that "little boy" grin on your face just like you use to do years ago. You wanted to run my car ....remember...but Jerry Ray and Wee took it for a spin insread. I'll close with that, I like that image in my head. Rest in peace. You are missed by so many. You have no idea how many lives you touched. Oh yeah, I met Darlene...she is wonderful!


February 9, 2009

Missing you more than ever right now. Memories are all that we have and I hath to say you sure knew how to leave us some very good ones. You have left a legacy and I know a little man that is ready to fill your shoes and I know one day he will. Keep watching over us and Thank You for all the Good memories and for always being there. I could always count on you no matter what !! Even if you were rotten at times it didnt matter. True Love Prevails !! I still hold everything in my heart and No one can take that . Thank You For Loving Me !! Yours Truly Always and Forever !! Love You Puddin Pop :)


December 23, 2008

RIP.You will never be forgotten.


November 10, 2008

Well... I needed to talk to you so bad this weekend. I needed advice and I needed your laugh to make me laugh. I miss so much about our friendship that it is hard to believe your gone. You know how stubborn I am, but I just dont want to accept your not here. If you ran away, I totally understand why you did it.. but I know you would have never put Logan, Dora, Jerry, Jr, Darlene and myself through this. I just wanted you to know I miss you terribly and I miss how funny you were all the time.... I hope you in Peace.... Forever missing you!!!


October 26, 2008

I miss hearing your voice and your laugh. I cant believe that you have really been gone a year...sometimes it seems like 100 years since the last time we talked and sometimes it seems like yesterday. I had looked for 31 years for you and I was not ready to loose you. I wish things could've been...different.

Happy Birthday



October 3, 2008

I was at work today and thinking of the last time we spoke. I was getting ready to start a new job and I was alittle nervous and anxious in the new career move I was faced with and the stress of a personal conflict I was dealing with at the sametime was overwhelming. Anytime I hit a rough spot in the road I could always call on you for help, get your opinion on the issue then hang up the phone with some great adviseto follow. We were close unlike most typical sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws (we actually liked each other)-we were just like brother and sister. I never had the opportunity to thank you for the advise you had given me that day, so I would like to take this time and THANK YOU!!! You know I was always ready to return the favor of being a good counselor and friend. I really regret that I wasn't given enough time and wasn't able to help with a little issue you were dealing with. I know that I could have made a difference in your life and could have gotten you exactly what you wanted. When I was called and told about your death I took it really hard and was really disappointed that I didn't get to start on what we had discussed. I did though find some comfort in telling someone we both cared for a great deal everything you had discussed with me the month before your passing. It truly ment the world to her and one day I will tell Logan our conversation because we all do things that are alittle crazy, especially when you love someone and I know you loved my sister and you would want Logan to know what we talked about because it would allow him to begin to heal and cope with all the mess that was made. My word is as good as gold...anyone that knew you...knew how you felt about our friendship. The Bucky I knew and cared for was alot different than the officer Bucky, that most of his other friends was familiar with. He was a very forgiving and loving man with a big personality that would be as soft as a teddy bear at times but would be a hard ass around the other fellers. We could be talk about everything without being ashamed or embarrassed of our feelings. That is what a true friends responsibility is all about, accepting you as you are and allowing you the freedom to express how you feel about certain things in your life without being made to feel ashamed or embarrassed or even ridiculed for something you can't control. Before I sign off I want you to know just how grateful that I am that we had the opportunity to speak those last words to each. It was a very upbeat and positive conversation. I love you and Logan always and miss you!!! Your sissy!!----------------Reny

Reny "Peanut" Wright

September 26, 2008

Bucky we have know each other since high school and then went our separate ways after graduation. It was God's plan for us to find each other years later. Sharing a nearly 11 years of marriage and having a wonderful son together, I feel blessed with holding sacred memories that only you and I shared. To no surprise, the way you took on being a father and raising to my other 2 sons at 4yrs and 2yrs of age to teenagers,I knew you were dedicated to the ones you loved. I wish you were still here. There is so many things I'd liked to have told you but I will have to wait till I see you in Heaven.
You were so devoted and proud of being what you always told me you would be--a Deputy U.S. Marshal. You left behind your imprint on me, Caleb, Justin and most of all on our son Logan. I know you are looking down on us right now--seeing all, and you are proud. I now listen to Logan as he tells me the samething you told me years ago "I'm going to make it. I'm want it more than anything. I'm going to be a DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL."
You will always be in our hearts
Love your wife,Logan,Caleb and Justin

Renattia Burke
Your wife

September 22, 2008

On this the first anniversary of your passing, I just wanted to let you and all your family and friends know that you have not been forgotten. Rest in peace brother, till we meet on heavens streets...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

September 18, 2008

To the family and friends of Deputy Marshal Bucky Burke and to his fellow officers, and most especially to Bucky:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Bucky's memory on the first anniversary of Bucky's death. .

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you.

Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

Rest in Peace, Bucky. May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Bucky gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 18, 2007.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 18, 2008

On the one year anniversary of your death, we pause to honor your memory.


September 18, 2008


Although it has been a year,I still miss your face and the way you could lighten up a room or my mood just with a look. I still see those looks, only now I see them in my dreams.

With each day that passes we are left with only dreams and memories and I am glad that we had so many good ones together.

Until I see you again, know that you are missed and will forever hold a special place in my heart.


September 18, 2008

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