Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Paul Avery Starzyk

Martinez Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 6, 2008

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Reflections for Sergeant Paul Avery Starzyk

Sergeant Starzyk Rest in Peace.

C.O. Stephen D. Celestino
Westchester County Dept. of Correction, NY

September 9, 2008

Brother Starzyk,
Your tour is now over and may you rest in peace. My prayers are with the family today because this is one of the worse things in life that a family has to deal with. God bless you all.

Sgt. Walter Hughes, Retired
MNPD - Nashville, Tennessee

September 9, 2008

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your dedication and sacrifice will always be remembered.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

September 9, 2008

Rest easy, my brother....

Badge 195
Winston-Salem Police, NC

September 9, 2008

God bless you and your family. May you Rest in Peace. You are a true hero.

Rene M. Berger, Chief of Police
West Grey Police, Ontario, Canada

September 9, 2008

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their time of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

CPL II David Murphy

September 9, 2008

Gods Police Department has received another honorable and heroic brother in His ranks. As you meet all our brothers and sisters in the badge serving there and walk with Jesus know that you will never be forgotten here by those left behind and that your family will be well cared for and ministered to during this time of tribulation in their lives. Your service here is widely recognized by your community and stands as a tribute to all you accomplished here serving His children. Rest in peace brother, give Jesus a hug for all your brothers nad sisters still here.
In Christ, Tom Bradley Arizona State Chaplain FOP

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD

September 9, 2008

Rest in Peace Sir............

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas Police

September 9, 2008

God bless you and your family.


September 9, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother. Thank you for your service.

Detective Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

September 9, 2008

To the family of Sgt. Starzyk....

My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I did not know him personally, but feel a very close connection to the law enforcement family as I will soon become a member of it. I am deeply moved by your loss. Sgt. Starzyk will never be forgotten. Our officers put themselves in harms way every single day and we hope and pray that they stay protected. When God calls them home, we must rely on the fact that it is for His glory. His purpose for your loss will be revealed one day. Until then never forget that Sgt. Starzyk will always be remembered and honored.

To the children.....never forget that your daddy is a hero! Because of him, the bad guy didn't get away and he saved a lot of people's lives. He paid the ultimate sacrifice. For that we are forever grateful.

God bless you all...

Kim Hartmann
Future Spouse to Officer R. Wilson,
Brentwood Police Dept.
Brentwood, CA

Kim Hartmann
Finace to Officer Wilson, Brentwood PD

September 9, 2008

Rest in peace bro' we'll take it from here

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD Community Policing

September 9, 2008

You've fought the noble fight and now God has called you home. Return to Him in honor, my brother, and rest forever in peace. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice. You are my Hero!

Former GPD Officer

September 9, 2008

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Det. Keith Strasheim
Corpus Christi, Texas PD

September 9, 2008


Detective L D Calhoun
Naugtauck Ct PD

September 9, 2008

Our family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Sergeant Paul Starzyck. You are all in our prayers. May the support of those around you be of some comfort..... "All give some, Some give all".....RIP Brother..............Randy & Sharon Keenan

Sgt. Randy Keenan
Alameda, CA PD / Retired

September 9, 2008

Our hearts and prayers go out for the family and friends of Sergeant Paul Starzyk, Martinez Police Department. God bless your family and those who mourn for your loss. You will not have died in vail for your reward is before you.
Thank you Sir, for you service. Rest in the arms of your Creator and feel the love of those who have gone before you.

Margaret Hood
Citizens Watch

September 9, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Starzyk family and the Martinez Police Dept.

Off. Bill Battista
Narberth PD(Pa)

September 9, 2008

Rest in peace Sergeant Starzyk, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service.


September 9, 2008

Thank you for your service. May the Lord bless you, your family, friends and fellow co-wrokers. Rest in peace Brother.

Officer Bryan Losagio
Salisbury Twp PD, Pa

September 9, 2008

Sgt Starzyk
Rest in Peace Brother and tell my Son-in law Josh Norris EOW 07/05/2007 hello and have him show you around. My prayers are with your family during this dark time, but you will have your day, a day that you richly deserve, too many police cars to count, with lights blazing and sirens screaming escorting you. Hundreds of your brothers will stand at attention saluting you and the citizens of your community will shed tears. A 21 gun salute will sound out in respect for you and heart numbing Taps" will be played for you while your family receives a flag. There will not be a dry eye left from both your family and police family near and far. Saint Michael the chief of police in heaven will greet you at the pearly gates and welcome you to Saint Peter's district. You will never be forgotten and your strength and courage will live on to inspire every new deputy that takes up the call of the profession and your sacrifies will be remmebered through out the nation with every police officer. You got the call, you gave your all, and it was more than enough. So prop your feet up Sarge and take a load off up there and keep an ear to the radio so that when another of our brother's number is called you can meet them at the gate with a cup of coffee and a smile. Oh and put in a good word for me up there, I like the day watch and make sure my boy Josh is not sleeping the time way.

To the Family of Sgt Starzyk
Your complete family are in my families prayers during this dark time. My family is just starting to make it thru a lost of our own with the death of my future son in-law Josh Norris. Paul was taken to early and should of have had more time with you guys. I know words at this time will never stop the hurt, but know your Husband and Dad is not far from you, he is the whisper in the wind, that feeling of being hugged when no one is there, he will always be at your side watching over ever accomplishment and catching ever tear that you guys shed. What has helped my family and may help yours, remember your love ones laugh, his smile and all those things that are unique to him, since they are truly what made him. He is a true hero in every sense of the word and your police family extends it arms to you, if this one from Louisiana can do anything do not hesitate to ask. God bless you and may he give you strength.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

September 9, 2008

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Sergeant Paul Starzyck as well as to the Martinez Police Department. Rest in peace Sergeant Starzyck.

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

September 9, 2008

A HERO may be gone...A hero will never be forgotten R.I.P.

Lake County Sheriff IL

September 9, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Starzyck. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your Family.
You will never be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

VIPS Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

September 9, 2008

On the evening of your tragic death, I, along with other officers from neighboring cities, had the honor of policing your city. We carried on the good fight that you so bravely fought for. You gave the ultimate sacrifice as you protected the citizens of Martinez. Job well done Sarge. Rest easy Hero!

Sgt. R. Gregson
BART Police Department, CA.

September 9, 2008

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