Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Edgar J. Bronson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, January 30, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Edgar J. Bronson

A lot has changed since your sacrifice...the world is a much different place. NOTHING will change the fact that you are a brother in blue and that the world is a better place because of you. RIP

Corporal Chaz Williams
Amarillo Police Dept.

January 30, 2015

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Bronson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

It has been 40 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice but please know the CPD will not foget this sacrifice. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

January 30, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 30, 2012

In Memory Of Patrolman Edgar J. Bronson,AKA Snookie. He could have been an NBA star. He was an exceptional basketball talent. He was a great guy. He was a K-Town success story. I looked up to him when I was a teenager, now I'm 61. He was a excellent role model. He died too young and much too soon. RIP Snookie we will never forget you.

Leslie Gray
Gray Enterprises

September 30, 2010

Thank you for your courage and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

January 30, 2010

Officer Bronson, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 30, 2010

You have not been forgotten. As they say down in Filmore, now Harrison Street District, "The Best are from the West." West side of Chicago. Thank you for your service.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 29, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over those still on patrol on the west side. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 30, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, AS ALWAYS THIS WRITER IS DISAPPOINTED THAT JUSTICE WAS NOT SERVED ON YOUR BEHALF. YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE, GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 27, 2008

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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 17, 2007

You have not been forgotten. Your name now appears with honor, dignity and respect on the wall of the new Chicago Police Department Memorial located on the Lake front. You are a true hero. My son was also assigned to the 11th District, West Side, and he would always say, "The Best Are From the West."

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 17, 2006

Patrolman Bronson,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

January 30, 2005

REST IN PEACE BROTHER.

ANONYMOUS

January 30, 2005

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