Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David Lee VanBuskirk

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer David Lee VanBuskirk

Rest in peace brother, recently an Airbus H145 of the LVMPD aircraft code N145DV has your intials in your honor. You will never be forgotten.

William Jin
Future Law Enforcement Officer/Law Enforcement Supporter

January 13, 2021

Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family 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 23, 2020

I miss you tremendously. Every year is harder and I still don’t understand why it was your time.

A friend

April 2, 2020

John 15:13.

Jim Carroll
Dive-Rescue member emeritus.

July 13, 2019

Rest in peace Officer VanBuskirk.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 14, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 13, 2018

Heroes are never forgotten. Thank you for you selfless and dedicated service to protecting the citizens of Las Vegas, Officer VanBuskirk.

Taylor Ramerth
Citizen of Chandler, Arizona, and supporter of law enforcement

July 23, 2016

God bless you sweet servant. Thank you for your service. May the memory of you never fade from our consciousness. Great love and admiration from your sister in blue.

TFC N. M. Hairston
Maryland State Police (Retired)

July 23, 2015

I remember you training, laughing, working and just enjoying life. I miss working with you. I miss you and thank you for saving me. Your EOW came too soon.

K-9 Handler David S

December 15, 2014

Well done, David. Rest in peace. A direct descendant of Laurens Andriessen Van Buskirk, a man from Holstein, Denmark, now Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.


November 21, 2014

May you Rest in Peace
Just watched a video about you on you tube you was a good man.

A Muslim and a fellow human being from

Aidan Malik
Police officer

October 27, 2014

God be with you.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

July 22, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 8, 2014

I was in Vegas for training this week and missed you! You are thought about often and I wish you were still around for the email or phone call to ask questions and bounce ideas off. You were so giving and one of the greatest friends! I miss you daily!


March 27, 2014

Great person, great cop. Miss you Dave. See you on the other side.

Retired Detective Pat Fielding
LVMPD - former co-worker (narcotics)

March 20, 2014

A few months ago you were showing me the unit where you worked. You and Jim were explaining to my co-workers and me (spanish International Police Association members) which were your daily work. You were so nice with us that when I've realised about your fatal destiny I couldn't belive it. All the best for you my brother in blue.

Sergeant F. Moreno
Mossos d'Esquadra - Catalonia (Spain)

November 12, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

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

October 25, 2013

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when David was killed trying to help another.

To David's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer David VanBuskirk gave to his community and the citizens of Nevada, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 22, 2013.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 23, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer David Vanbuskirk and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Vanbuskirk, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 5, 2013

Godspeed Brother, you died fighting the good fight and for that we are eternally grateful. May you be at peace as you walk the Golden Beat of Heaven.

POI K. Jarrell

August 29, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

August 13, 2013

God's peace and speed Officer VanBuskirk. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Department

August 9, 2013

Officer VanBuskirk,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Las Vegas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 8, 2013

Rest in peace brother we will take it from here. Thank you for your service.

provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

August 6, 2013

The police are not here to create disorder. The police are here to preserve order. God has earned a solder on this day. Our deepest prayers go out to the family, friends and colleagues of this hero for their ultimate sacrifice of putting his/her life on the line for the safety of the community. Thank you for your service. May you Rest in peace.

CJ capstone 2013

August 5, 2013

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