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

RIP Officer Vanbuskirk

Resident of Malden, MA

July 23, 2013

You are a hero, making the ultimate sacrifice in service to our citizens. May you rest in peace. My wish for your family and friends is that the hurt will be replaced by good memories.

Amy Foster, Carson City, NV

July 23, 2013

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

A. Lincoln

Sergeant Eric Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

July 23, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer Vanbuskirk, Bless your Family and the Las Vegas Metro PD.

TFC Len Widener
Connecticut State Police

July 23, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Vanbuskirk. The word hero is used so often these days but you truly are a HERO. Thank you for your service and may the Lord comfort your wife, family, friends and fellow Officers.

Officer Adam Carpenter ( Retired )

July 23, 2013

God Just Plucked Another Pedal From The Rose. Your work down here is over. God Has a Purpose and A plan for all of his Children. Your served you purpose here on earth now it is time to rest with all the other Angels in Heaven. God Send Comfort to the entire family, that they may be in perfect piece in Jesus name!!

Deaconess Valerie Harvey
Fresh Fire Word of Life Ministries

July 23, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Capt. (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

July 23, 2013

RIP Brother. Thank you for what you have given.Our thought & Prayers are with you & your family. God Bless.

Lt. Robert M.Petty (Ret)
North Bergen N.J.P.D.

July 23, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer Vanbuskirk.

Sgt Dan Peterson (Retired)

July 23, 2013

Condolences to the family and PD. A terrible tragedy and hope a through investigation will ensue. Prayers for all involved at this time.

Margaret Hood (ret.) N'hood Watch
Community Watch

July 23, 2013

Rest with the Angels Officer Vanbuskirk. Your dedication and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. prayers for your family during this tragic time in their lives.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

July 23, 2013

From the time I was conceived God had for me a plan
He wanted me to get involved to help my fellow man
I know some were against it but God knows what is best
Now I am at home with him enjoying perfect peace and rest
It really was amazing when I walked through the gate
I saw the beauty of this place and I could hardly wait
To come into the presence of the Father and the Son
Hearing him say to me the priceless words WELL DONE!
Jesus took me by the hand and said I'm so glad you're here
Come sit beside me for a while and let me hold you near
Then he took me down the streets and running to meet me
Were many friends and loved ones I had longed to see
People I didn't know came up to me and said
Because you gave of yourself God saw that I was fed
Please don't be sad and mourn for me I'm doing what I love
Serving God and guarding you from heaven up above

Joye Atkinson

July 23, 2013

Thank you for your service, bravery and sacrifice, Officer Vanbuskirk. Heroes NEVER die! God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

July 23, 2013

God Bless you Officer Vanbuskirk. 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. Rest easy Sir.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

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

July 23, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother

Captain Rich Fletcher

July 23, 2013

Dave I pray that you may rest in peace knowing that your brothers and sisters in blue will help your family get through this tragic time.
Thank you for your service and a job well done!

Fire Capt. Lee LaTourelle ( Retired )
Burnsville FD / Burnsville MN

July 23, 2013

RIP Brother.


July 23, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother. Patrol on from the skies above as your Fellow officers continue on with the watch in your memory. My condolences to your Family and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Sgt Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

July 23, 2013

A terrible tragedy. Rest in Peace Brother.

Corporal B.P. SULLIVAN
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

July 23, 2013

Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy

S. I. Drake, Lt. IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

July 23, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer Vanbuskirk. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Vanbuskirk Family and the Las Vegas Metro PD.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office Paterson, NJ

July 23, 2013

Thank you Officer Vanbuskirk for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Nevada. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!!!!

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

July 23, 2013



July 23, 2013

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff's Office

July 23, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer David Vanbuskirk. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Las Vegas, Nevada will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the wife of Officer Vanbuskirk, know that her husband, is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Officer Vanbuskirk. Thank You for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

July 23, 2013

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