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Patrolman Frank Buczek

Plainfield Police Division, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, September 18, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Frank Buczek

Patrolman Buczek,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Plainfield. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 18, 2021

My Uncle, William C. Molloy was pastor of St. Mary's Church where Officer Buczek was murdered. This was a tragic loss of life so close to the retirement he was counting the days to enjoy with a soon to be first Grandchild. May he rest in peace knowing he served his community well.

Mike Molloy, Patrol Agent (Retired)
US Border Patrol

March 26, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 18, 2020

Dad, there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. But Mom is with you now so it's not so lonely for you. You would be so pleased to see how your grandchildren have grown up and so excited to see your great grandchildren, yes all three of them.
Love you always, Pam

Pamela Luther

May 15, 2015

Oh my Uncle FRANK! I remember you even though I was so little. I am the youngest Daughter and Granddaughter of Richard Burton and Fredrick Burton married to Mary Busse who was my Nanny and Aunt to Margie (Uncle Frank's wife) Even though I was so little I remember your kindness to us kids and sitting on your lap. Most of all I remember your flag. I remember always asking why it was there in a triangle box after you were gone. Aunt Margie was always so nice to explain it to me, I was so young but I knew you were a hero! I miss my young days and family! XOXOXOXO!

Cynthia Burton

March 3, 2015

My name is Patti Wells Defosse and I was at your Father's funeral. I believe that my Mother and your Father are cousins. My Mother is Irene Busse Wells Stecca. Please feel free to contact me...I remember your sister most.
My best to you and yours....


December 24, 2014

Dad, we lost our son Sam about a month ago. If there is a heaven I know you two have met and are having a great time together. Sam was a great kid and I miss him dearly. I will never forget you or Sam.

Skip Buczek

May 23, 2014

Buczek Family - we are very sorry for your loss. Our dad was a Plainfield Police Officer (1955 - 1972) & a good friend of your dads. It was a devastating loss. Very nice to see you are keeping his memory alive.

Diane Grare Caruso
Daughter of Louis Grare

Daughter of Detective Stg. Louis Grare

September 3, 2013

Rest in peace, sir. Your sacrifice is greatly appreciated.

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. Proverbs 14:32

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

former 4-H Happy Tails member

October 26, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Frank, you were an amazing man who impacted many ives. From your reflections, I see that you are missed and loved by so many. May your spirit continue to soar. I pray for solace for those who love and remember you, especially your children, for I know the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 18, 2010

Sometimes it seems so long ago and sometimes just like yesterday. I'm writing your biography for a memorial service to be held at the Plainfield Police Station on Septemebr 11, 2010. I want you to know that in December 1971 you became a grandfather to beautiful Alyson Paige(the name we selected)the night before you were shot. You also have a wonderful grandson, Matthew, born in 1974. Alyson has since become a mother herself and you are blessed with 2 great-grandchildren, Christopher and Lindsay. How I wish you could had lived to enjoy them. You would be so proud. Mother passed away in February 2005 and she spent the last few weeks of her life reminiscing about your time together and missing you so much. So now when I visit the cemetary the flowers and tears are for both of you.

Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and I will keep you safe in my heart forever.

Loving you always and missing you still,Pamela.

Pamela Buczek Luther

August 18, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

October 15, 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
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

December 12, 2007


CE Lima Ptl
CCRPV # 2906

December 13, 2006

Dad, it's been so long since you have gone. I only wish you could have been part of your grandchildrens lives and mine life as an adult. I will always remember you and the great times we had together.

Frank Buczek Jr.

August 28, 2006

Rest easy Brother...we will never forget you


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