Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Tony Vian Radulescu

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Reflections for Trooper Tony Vian Radulescu

Thank you Tony!
For every second you kept us safe! You will never be forgotten.

Army Wife

February 23, 2012

May the peace of the Lord bless your family in this most difficult of times

law enforcement student

February 23, 2012

Thank you for your dedication and service. You shall be sorely missed and never forgotten. May God watch over your family and protect them. Brother, we now have the watch. God speed.

Deputy R. L. Matthews NC
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews E.O.W. 9/30/2005

February 23, 2012

To the family and friends of Trooper Tony Radulescu, so sorry for your loss. Thank you for your service to our community.

Jerry and Brenda Gingrey
Citizens, Port Orchard, WA

February 23, 2012

Trooper RADULESCU, the end of your watch has come but breathe easy for your law enforcement family will now step in and take care of your family and we will forever remember your sacrifice. Rest in peace my brother, you have earned it.

Trooper Edward BOETTCHER
Pennsylvania State Police

February 23, 2012

Though I did not know you, my heart is saddened for the loss to the State of Washington. Our hearts and prayers are with this family in their time of terrible loss and sadness. May the peace of God be with you in the days ahead.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol

February 23, 2012

Thank-You Trooper Radulescu for your fearless protection of our community. All day today I've had a heavy hearted thinking about what his family, friends & co workers must be going through. May the Lord confort all of you in this tragic time. It's so unbelievable to me. You are all in my prayers. Rest in peace Trooper Radulescu.

Gigi Hays

February 23, 2012

Tony - I only knew you for a short time and appreciate all that you sacrificed for us. In the line of duty is a risk you chose to take everyday for us, the general public. Thank you for your service and the joy you brought to members of our family. You will be missed but never forgotten

Civilian, Brannon Shalley

February 23, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Radulescu family as well as the WSP family.

Firefighter Ryan McAllister
Graham Fire & Rescue

February 23, 2012

Thank you for your service Tony, Bless your family and R.I.P. You are honored here in Washington for your service and in my heart forever as a hero!

SrA Halm, USAF
Community Member

February 23, 2012

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission
This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 23, 2012

Thoughts and prayers with the family and men and women of the Washington State Patrol. Tony gave the ultimate sacrifice and will not be forgotten.

Sgt Rick Taylor
Vancouver Police Department

February 23, 2012

As a member of law enforcement, I pray every day to have my deputies return home safely to their families I am so sorry.

L Lyle, Comm Ofcr

February 23, 2012




February 23, 2012

i am so sorry for your loss

no rank
no relationship

February 23, 2012

We the citizens are honored to have men like Trooper Radulescu wear the badge in service to their communities.

S. Jefferson

February 23, 2012

Rest in Peace my brother, we have the Watch from here

Brother in Blue, Phoenix PD

February 23, 2012

R.I.P by fallen brother. My heart goes out to your family. At a
time like this words are not adequate, so I will just say our prayers go with you and your family.

Ssgt Thomas Boord USAR
81st Bde Military Police

February 23, 2012

I know all of us are thinking of the loss of our law enforcement brother, Trooper Radulescu. We send our heartfelt condolences to the men and women of the WSP and especially the Radulescu family.

Detective Frank Clark
Seattle Police Department

February 23, 2012

RIP Trooper. My deepest condolences to your family & friends .

Richard Moller Jr
1992 WSP Explorer Scout

February 23, 2012

They put their lives on the line everyday
These men and women who we should thank
Instead we hurl accusations at them
We yell at them for mistakes we make
We kill them

They have one of the highest stress rates
Suicide rates
Divorce rates
And we have the nerve to beat them down

They save our lives everyday
But all we think about is how they are pulling us over
To give us a ticket, making us late

You are the real-life heroes of our time
Thank you for doing a thankless job
Thank you for making our streets safe
For us, for our kids.
For me.

God Bless Radulescu and WSP family

Matt Pszonka retired sgt.'s son
S.C.S.O Everett,wa

February 23, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and your fellow WSP family. Thank you all for facing death, FOR US, everytime you leave the house. We will not forget your selfless sacrifice, Trooper Radulescu. God bless you and law enforcement everywhere.

Tommy & Joe, Johnson and Johnson, 94.1 KMPS

February 23, 2012

As a former member of the Washington State Patrol, I feel as if I had lost a family member. My condolences go out to Trooper Tony Raduleseu's family and the members of WSP

Communications Dale R. Hicks
WSP 1959 to 1966 Tacoma & Olympia

February 23, 2012

I was never a Law Enforcement Officer, but was a Firefighter and am a Veteran of Iraq... OIF2, so I know all about losing Brothers and Sisters... My heart goes out to the family and friends... I lived in Bremerton off and on for 26 years, so I was stunned to hear this news...

RIP Trooper...

Aaron Mitschke

February 23, 2012

RIP Trooper Tony. All my prayers and condolences go out to you, your family, your friends, and the entire WSP organization. You made the ultimate sacrifice. Your dedication, honor, and courage will never be forgotten. You are and will always be my friend. God speed and God bless...go now and rest easy brother.

Nathan Nordstrom
Honored Friend

February 23, 2012

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