Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Home Defense Officer Isaac B. Halbfinger

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 22, 1919

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Reflections for Home Defense Officer Isaac B. Halbfinger

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 22, 2020

Rest in Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 22, 2019

Officer Halbfinger was my father's uncle. I was born in 1939 so naturally I did not know him, but I did know his daughers Leah (Lena) and Sarah. I have never heard the story of his murder until I saw it on this site. Thanks a lot for having this Internet site and for memorizing him. (Leah was a nurse and she volunteered and came to Israel in 1949 and worked in Assaf Harofeh Hospital, met a guy from New Zealand, married him and moved with him to NZ. Sarah was a lawyer and worked in the White House -I guess in the Executive Office - she attended my wedding in Princeton in 1968 and we met with her in 1979).

Ehud Finkelstein

June 3, 2016

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 17, 2013

Rest in Peace, Home Defense Officer Halbfinger. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninety-first 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 21, 2010

Your watch ended long before mine began. The first of my family had been in the country only 14 years when you answered your final call. You were a Shomrim as I am now. We may be a few short of a Minyan but we are scrappy. May your memory be forever a blessing and I will try to come see you on my next visit to the city I love with all my heart.

James M. Grant, Crime Analyst II
LAPD Van Nuys Division

July 21, 2010

To the Family of Officer Halbfinger:
I wanted to offer my sympathies even though your senseless murder took place over 90 years ago. You were taken away from your family , community and law enforcement colleagues by violence and are a true and brave soul who made the ultimate sacrifice. my dad was one of NYPDs finest for almost 40 years. Rest in peace officer Halbfinger you and officer Rosenberg. Olav Hashalom.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 10, 2010

RIP, I am glad your sacrafice was discovered so your legacy can be honored by all, for all time on the ODMP site.

Police Officer

December 24, 2008

Officer Halbfinger,
It has taken over 89 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District.



December 23, 2008

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