Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael J. Buczek

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, October 18, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael J. Buczek

May you RIP. ThankYou to Ms.Walsh and Bonifacio. They made sure we knew the background of that school. Always!

Cindy C.
Former student from Ps.48 1996-2004

December 3, 2023

Rest in peace.


October 19, 2023

35 years later, it still feels like yesterday you were taken away from us. Rest in peace my brother, you will never be forgotten

Lt. Joseph Albanese (Ret)

October 18, 2023

I used to go to the school on 186-187 round 2001-2004

They made sure we attended Michaels annual memorial mass at the church near by. I used to feel honored as a kid. Getting lined up to enter the church or receiving the communion while reflecting on his death.

Is crazy how still think bout the traditions is now 2023 , the school is responsible for teaching us respect nd heroism thanks to ms Walsh and bonifacio.

Nyc could be a different place if the school didn’t give up on them ..


Former student p.s 48

February 21, 2023

I passed by the school named after Officer Buczek on Broadway between 186-187th Street. I am only a little bit older than he was when he gave his life protecting NYC. In Judaism, students are treated with the same status as one’s own children(see Commentary of Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki to Numbers 3:1). Having a school named after Officer Michael means that many hundreds of school kids have become his own children, forever carrying with themselves his idealism and commitment to sacrifice. His memory should be a blessing.

Ephraim Fruchter
Visiting University Student

September 28, 2022

I am temporarily staying in Washington Heights, and keep thinking about that horrible loss. I worked with Michael’s brother Walter at Lehman Brothers and remember that following morning when Walter broke the news. Hope you’re well, Walter. Can’t believe it’s been 34 years.

Bob Basile
Associate of Walter Buczek

August 11, 2022

Just a friend from high school remembering Mike. A crazy guy but a good man. A man of character and bravery. RIP Michael. I treasure those good times and laughter. God bless you brother.


May 13, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Buczek. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Buczek Family and the NYPD

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

January 27, 2022

I grew up in Washington Heights New York in the 80’s I know how dangerous it was back then. Thank you for your sacrifice OFFICER BUCZEK, thank you for making New York a better place. RIP GOOD MAN.

J. Peña

June 14, 2021

Miss you Mike! Good times playing at my Grandparents house (Fred & Joyce Seltmann) in Wayne. Think of you often. God Bless & Thank You for youre Service & Sacrafice.


March 28, 2021

May you Rest In Peace. Your bravery will never be forgotten. God Bless

Lieutenant Nicholas Norton, Ret.
Westfield, NJ Police Department

October 19, 2020

Greeted by our Lord and St.michael at the gates of heaven and Det. Chris Hoban ! Honor and Glory to our heroes ! I was doing a 4x12 in the 75 pct on the night this tragedy happened .. I remember exactly where I was when told the news ! In my prayers and heart always .!

Po Mortimer Keane Bolton Pd/ Ret NYPD
Bolton Pd/ Ret NYPD

October 18, 2020

31 years and I remember it like it was yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Bernard Kerik, Police Commissioner (ret)

October 18, 2020

Rest in peace

Nick mottola

October 18, 2020

Rest in peace

Nick mottola

October 18, 2020

Rest in peace

Nick mottola

October 18, 2020

May you continue to rest in peace my brother, on your birthday in Heaven. Today in the 34 they honored you and your family who, we're in attendance. Because of Covid the annual memorial march was canceled. Your spirit will always be a part of us at the 34 precinct and you will never be forgotten. It was my honor to be a part of the command back then. Continue to watch over your family and the NYPD always.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 18, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Buczek.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 19, 2020

My 8th grade year book was dedicated to your honor and heroism. I believe it was you and the washington heights neighborhood I grew up in that molded me to become a Police Officer. I met your Family at your Funeral and they were amazing people. Thank you to them for their sacrifice and loss. Thank you for making my neighborhood that much more safer your job was not easy in the late 80's. I'm eternally grateful R.I.P as you watch over us from Heaven.

Julianne Rahilly
N.Y.P.D St Elizabeth catholic school and parish

October 18, 2019

Happy Birthday my brother on your 30th year in Heaven. You are not forgotten for your service and heroism.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 22, 2018

Officer Buczek,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 18, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Buczek. Twenty-five years for your life is not right. A brave and honorable New York City police hero saluted forever. My dad may he rest in peace was a long time officer there in the 102nd precinct between 1928 and 1966. Rest in peace too pop. Michele and I miss you and mom badly.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 9, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 15, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 18, 2017

So many years have passed my brother, and you are always remembered as a true hero. I am proud to have been assigned to the 34th precinct, and while there, your memory was and always be honored by all who enter it. May your family be always blessed and that you continue to watch over them and the NYPD. Until the day we meet.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 18, 2017

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