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Marshal John Vapenik

Maple Heights Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 28, 1920

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Reflections for Marshal John Vapenik

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Marshal John Vapenik of the Maple Heights Police Department, Ohio and the additional 80 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 28, 2022

Marshal Vapenik,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Maple Heights. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 28, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

August 28, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Marshal John Vapenik of the Maple Heights Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

August 28, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Marshal John Vapenik of the Maple Heights Police Department, Ohio and the additional 72 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 28, 2018

Marshal Vapenik,
On today, the 96th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens Maple Heights. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 28, 2016

He is my great great grandfather. I am a police officer in Wyoming following his footsteps.

Officer Benjamin Vapenik
Great Great Grandson

August 24, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 18, 2013

Marshal Vapenik was my great great grandfather. We are proud of his service and valor.

Kelli Brenden
Great Great Granddaughter

January 2, 2012

Rest in peace Marshal Vapenik. A citizen of the state you gave your life trying to protect salutes you this day. Your sacrifice will be honored forever.

Dr. Mike Crain I, D.Min.

June 12, 2011

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