Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Bruce A. Patton

Coraopolis Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, December 13, 1905

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Reflections for Patrolman Bruce A. Patton

No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

December 13, 2020

Patrolman Patton,
On today, the 111th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Coraopolis Borough.


United States Border Patrol

December 13, 2016

As officers of today's society we face a different type of criminal. However, the risk that every officer takes on a daily basis remains the same. It is a great honor to patrol the same streets you once did and I will continue to do so with pride to honor you and your ultimate sacrifice.

Rest in peace Brother....

Officer Scott Massey
Coraopolis Police Department

June 13, 2013

It was a different time and a different place. Yet, it is the same job, maintaining law, order and the safety of those you are sworn to serve. Finally, you get the honor and recognition you deserve, Officer Patton. After more than a century, you remain an inspiration and a role model to all of us and remind us the true definition of sacrifice. You were and always will be a Hero!

Rest in Peace and God be with You.

Officer John Haring
Coraopolis P.D.

April 16, 2013

For You My Brother, Officer Bruce A Patton :
Final Inspection

The Policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, officer. How shall I deal with You?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Cause those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep,
Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I 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've 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 officer waited quietly for the answer of his God. "Step forward now, Officer, you've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's Streets. You've done your time in Hell."

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Captain Ronald Denbow
Coraopolis Borough Police Department

June 6, 2012

Thank you Officer Bruce Patton for you service and your sacrifice. It was a great honor to take part in your National Memorialization. Thank you .

Officer Brad Graham
Coraopolis Police Dept.

May 22, 2012

It was my honor to attend the memorial services to honor you with a group of brothers who have the greatest respect for you.

God bless you. Rest in peace Officer Bruce Patton.

Officer Shawn Quinn
Coraopolis Police Dept.

May 17, 2012

Mr. Patton, you are the only officer ever killed, in the line of duty, in the Borough of Coraopolis. Your brothers and sisters that answered the call of duty, after you, have thus far, made it through the storm. I am sure that your prayers and watching over all of us, has helped keep the officers in blue, safe and secure, while ensuring the public's safety. Your legacy will forever be interred in the memorial and your sacrifice will never fade from memory. God surely blessed you with a seat in Heaven.

Supervisor Gina DiSanto
Coraopolis Police Department

May 17, 2012

You were gone long before our time , but not forgotten after all these years. It is with pride and respect that we were able to attend the memorial service to honor you and have your name engraved upon the memorial wall.

Rest now , for you have done your job well my brother.

Sgt. Robert Litterini
Coraopolis Police Dept.

May 16, 2012

Just wondering IF I might BE related TO Mr.Patton.
MY name IS Danny Bruce Patton,OF Pittsburgh Pa 15212.
The son OF, Andrew James Patton Jr. He was the son OF.
Andrew James Patton senior.

Danny Bruce Patton.

May 13, 2012

God Bless You Patrolman Patton. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

March 24, 2012

Patrolman Patton,
Sir, it has taken over 107 years but youi are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Coraopolis.


United States Border Patrol

February 23, 2012

Thank you for your service, RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 22, 2012

I am privileged to be the first to leave a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 107 anniversary year 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and 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

February 21, 2012

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