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

It is with a very heavy heart that I extend my most sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow LVMPD officers in the very tragic loss of Officer Vanbuskirk. To have such an outstanding man taken during the prime of his life is truly devastating. To Officer Vanbuskirk I want to say "thank you for your service" in making our community a safer place to live. To Mrs. Vanbuskirk and the Vanbuskirk family we all must say "thank you" for sharing David with the law enforcement community and enduring all of the hardships and sacrifices that are encountered by police officer's families. May you always remember David as a true centurion of your life and our Las Vegas community.
May he rest in peace.

Sr. Investigator Jim O'Connor (Ret.)
New York State Police - Troop "G"

July 29, 2013

Obviously he had the same Core Values that the Air Force shares with its Airmen... Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do. Rest in peace Officer Vanbuskirk. Your fellow officers will carry on in what you did so well.

Senior Airman Amanda Kalmykov
United States Air Force

July 29, 2013

God Bless you David. You have served your community with courage and dedication. You have been a Cops Cop and we will always remember you as a friend and a Hero!

Undersheriff Jim Dixon
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

July 29, 2013

Our prayers are going out to your family David. Rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus. Your service and commitment will always be remembered.

Bob & Lynda Parker
Friend of Henry Prendes

July 29, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

July 29, 2013

Rest in Peace Sir..............................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas

July 29, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother

Lt. Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

July 29, 2013

Dave, you are a true hero to the Las Vegas community and a great American. You will always be remembered.

PO II William Mosher

July 28, 2013

Your work is done here on Earth - Heaven has called upon you today, leaving so many words left to say. But now it's too late, for your time has come, words unspoken; I am sure everybody has some. Regrets and wishes are probably there too, but lasting forever are memories of you.
There have been many times that we waved to each other, but we were there for each other in time of need. Now it's time for us to say Good-Bye, until we meet again in heaven to fly. Now go and Patrol the Heavens Above and Watch Below those you Love. Thank you for your service.

Retired TFC Divita Washington
Maryland State Police

July 28, 2013

It is with deepest sympathy My wife and I extend our condolences to all of you. At a time such as this, words cannot express our feelings.

Cpl. David Strominger (RET.)
Taylor Michigan Police Department

July 27, 2013

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to serve and protect. God bless you, your family, friends, and the LVMPD. Rest In Peace Sir.

Much aloha,

Police Officer II
Richmond Police Department, VA

July 27, 2013

Members of Douglas County Search & Rescue, Colorado send our condolences. Tragedies such as this underscore the danger all SAR members face with each mission. Our deepest sympathies to Officer Vanbuskirks family, friends and colleagues. Our prayers and thoughts are with you through this time of sorrow.

Team Members
Douglas County Search & Rescue, Colorado

July 26, 2013

Rest in peace my brother L.E.O.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

July 26, 2013

May God tenderly embrace the hearts of Offcr. Vanbuskirk's family and colleagues and bring peace and comfort and strength to them.
God bless Offcr. Vanbuskirk for his unselfish sacrifice.

Chaplain Jerry Steele

July 26, 2013

You made the ultimate sacrifice so another person could go home. Rest in peace my brother, we have the watch.

Officer P.Bancroft
Smithfield Police Dept

July 26, 2013

Thank you for your service Officer Vanbuskirk. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Police Department, IL

July 26, 2013


James P. Waggle, Jr.

July 25, 2013

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

July 25, 2013

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you &your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

July 25, 2013

R.I.P. Dave.... Will throw some lead down range for ya next time I get up there.

Deputy Lynn
Nye County SO

July 25, 2013

You sacrificed so others can live! You will always be in our hearts and minds. RIP

David Katz
S/R Captain, Malibu Search and Rescue Team
Lost Hills/Malibu Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

July 25, 2013

To the family, friends, Sheriff Doug Gillespie and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. John 15;13

A.S. Batson Patrolman
Cherry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

July 25, 2013

Rest in peace my Brother

David Hannah

July 25, 2013

Such a terrible tragedy. My heartfelt condolences to Officer Vanbuskirk's wife. RIP

Robina Browne
Mother to Dep. Sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez, Honolulu, HI.EOW 2/10/07

July 25, 2013

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 25, 2013

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