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......

John Ruth, AEMD Comm Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX

August 4, 2013

Rest in peace. Know David is watching over all who carry on what he enjoyed and gave his life doing, being a great cop. I met David several months ago during NNOA and he impressed me as a very caring and good police officer, who cared about his fellow officers enough to teach what he knew, caring for an injured officer and rescue. He taught me something, after 30 years I didn't know, David impressed me. To your wife, David was a very good man and to your fellow LVPD family, he will be missed by all.

Mark Montoya, Detective
LASD, Detective Division, Narcotics Bureau

August 3, 2013

You are a hero, FOREVER.. will you be forgotten ? NEVER !!

An Officer's Widow

August 3, 2013

You ran toward danger while others ran from it. You protected your community and made it a safer place. You layed down your life while saving someone elses. You are an absolute hero.

To the family, friends, and coworkers of Officer VanBuskirk, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lieutenant Jason Townsend
Bakersfield Police Department, CA

August 3, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

August 1, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your fellow officers!

Bryce Stevenson
Son of Fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW 010905

August 1, 2013

R.I.P. Officer Vanbuskirk, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you in his loving care, as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard,Tampa, Fla.

July 31, 2013

Rest In Peace P.O. Vanbuskirk

We'll take it from here.

CEO Matthew Dodds and K-9 Alex
Canine Enforcement Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, NYC

July 31, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

July 31, 2013

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family Officer Vanbuskirk,

Alive an well in the arms of God, surrounded by all your loved ones and fellow officers who went before you!

To Your Family,

Father help this family to find peace in the knowledge that their loved one now rests in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

July 31, 2013

Rest in peace my brother.

Deputy Lon Redmon
Pinellas County Sheriff's Ofc, Florida

July 30, 2013

God bless David Lee Vanbuskirk. He is of very old American stock.


July 30, 2013

Take care my brother. You be missed beyond compehension. You made a difference in this Valley and it was a plesure to have been on your main line. Love you bro!

PO A Crandall

July 30, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

July 30, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to your friends, family, and co-workers. You are a true hero. Rest easy now.

PO Best
Coral Springs PD, Florida (Formerly LVMPD)

July 30, 2013

Rest in peace David and thank you for your service and dedication to the residence and visitors to Clark County. My deepest sympathy to his family, friends and brothers in the LVMPD.

EPM Richard J. Piert

July 30, 2013

My heart felt condolences to the family, friends, and fellow officers of Officer David Vanbuskirk. The tribute paid to him today by Sgt. Gavin Vesp and all who knew him was heart wrenching and heart warming. God Bless you all. My heart goes out to you.

Connie Breeze
Beasley Broadcasting, Las Vegas

July 30, 2013

Officer Vanbuskirk, you are a true hero. Rest in peace.

Steve Konrad

July 29, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Officer Vanbuskirk. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made to save others. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

July 29, 2013

I extend my sincere condolences to my brother officer who gave his life assisting a stranded hiker. No words can reflect the tragic events here or bring him back to his family, friends and brother officers. If the hiker obeyed posted signs this may not have occurred.

Louis Tabeek, Detective 1st, (Ret)
New York City Police Department

July 29, 2013

6482 May God Use In Heaven As He Did Here On Earth.

Lucinda Flaskerud civilian
Henderson resident

July 29, 2013

My husband had the priviledge of meeting Office VanBuskirk and thought well of him. I just watched the funeral, which was a beautiful testimony to his life and the contribution he made to Las Vegas and those he knew. It is an honor to call him one of our own. Our family extends our sincerest sympathy to his family and to the department. Office 'Gavin' (I'm sorry I don't know his last name), made me feel like I knew him. Thank you for this ulitmate gift.

Marilee Botos
former employee LVMPD

July 29, 2013

Thank You for your service, Sir.

Deputy K Myers
Stanly Co So NC

July 29, 2013

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.
Thank you for your service.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County PD

July 29, 2013

So sorry for the officer. My heart goes out to the family.

Lieutenant David Magid

July 29, 2013

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