Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Frank I. Bugdin, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, February 2, 1975

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Reflections for Police Officer Frank I. Bugdin, Jr.

Rest in peace brother. May tragedies such as this never happen again to our brothers and sisters.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 2, 2018

Thank you for posting his picture. I lived next door to him in Suffern and when he died it was the saddest day. He would always tell my mom to get you boys up there to clean those gutters.

Teresa Bjorkback Schaeffer

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neighbor

February 26, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your COLOR ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

I grew up in the Bronx where Frank and his family lived. Frank and his wife were close friends of my parents. He always treated me with kindness and I always got excited when he'd come home in his uniform. A kind, and gentle man who always took care of me and my sisters. God Bless you frank. I am 53 years old now and when I was a small boy you had a big impact on my life.

Billy Maloney
First Sergeant U.S. Army (Retired)

William Maloney
Family Friend

November 6, 2015

I worked with Frank in SES and MNTF. What a great police officer Frank was. Frank was transferred after the incident at Wallman ice skating rink in central park. Frank was just doing his job. He would have never been in Manhattan south Pct but for that incident. May Frank rest in peace. Mel Ladner

Police Officer
NYCPD

February 24, 2014

Hello Frank,

God Bless you for your service and sacrifice. I was told the whole story of that night you did your Duty with HONOR! I was your next door neighbor who is your daughter Colleen's age and went to school with her. For some reason I found myself thinking of you more today than others. I can never forget that morning that 2 NYC DET's showed up at the wrong door that Sun morning, as I ( as a 14 y old) was going out to deliver the Journal news papers on my route to tell me that MY father had died in the line of fire! And had to tell them that they where at the wrong house. I wept as if my own dad had died, knowing what your family was about to hear! And still think about and see the look in those 2 Det's eyes realizing they had the wrong house. I want you to know that.

I went on to find a way to serve my country, in Iraq driving fuel tankers for the military for a yr 07 -08 going from base to base. Know your never forgotten nor your family!!! You were given the GREATEST remembrance of anyone from Suffern that I've ever seen on that saddest of days. Thousands WEPT!!!

Eric S Bjorkback

July 8, 2013

My friend's father and always will be our hero. He is why I became an officer. Never forgotten.

Det Anne Cawley
Suffern Police Dept Suffern NY / Friend

December 20, 2012

A true Hero is honored today, may you RIP Officer Bugdin. A hero may fall but will never be forgotten Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 2, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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.

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

Rest In Peace

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

February 2, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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.

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

Rest In Peace

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

February 2, 2012

i worked with Frank the week before his death, my reg partner was on vacation so we were partners that week. i mean this stright from my heart we hit it off right away he was always smiling we talked about his trafer to midtown north i think he said he had 2 or 3 yrs left to retire, a real down to earth funny guy i remember him as a big guy and me a sninny kid God took the best. i remember going to hospital that nite we were the second car at the scene i took his gun and badge and gave it to srg at hospital he was a hero who til the end was the best of the best frank i think of you alot buddy your big grin

former po Michael Pachuta
pd

December 15, 2011

I WORKED WITH FRANK IN THE EARLY 70'S IN THE SPECIAL EVENTS SQUAD AND MANHATTAN NORTH TASK FORCE. GREAT GUY! PERSONALITY, WORKER, ETC. I REMEMBER WELL THE DAY FRANK GOT TRANSFERRED TO MIDTOWN NORTH WHICH SUBSEQUENTLY PUT HIM IN HARMS WAY. I ALSO REMEMBER WELL THE HUGE TURNOUT OF THE BROTHERHOOD WHEN WE LAID FRANK TO REST. YEARS LATER, I ALSO WORKED WITH PHIL BARONE, FRANKS YOUNG PARTNER ON THE DAY OF OCCURRENCE. WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU FRANK AND WHAT A PLEASURE IT WAS TO WORK WITH YOU!!!!

RET/DET JOE FAVUZZI
NYPD - FORMER COLEGUE

November 8, 2011

Remembering you on your anniversary!

Citizen NJ

Anonymous

February 2, 2011

Your are gone but not forgotten. A black day for all law enforcement. May God continue to watch over you and your family.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

February 2, 2010

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JEERSEY STATE POLICE

March 20, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Bugdin and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 29, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR LONG AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF NY

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NHVV

January 28, 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

January 2, 2008

Uncle Frank,

I think about you all the time. Everytime I talk to a police officer I tell them about you. I can't believe it will be 33 years on 2/02/08.
I have visited your patrol station and I have been down in DC. I still read the daily news article from 1975 every once in a while. It is a little yellow these days but that ok.

Take care,
Freddie

Frederick McCourt
Proud nephew

December 28, 2007

I have just learned of this great site- I worked with Frank while assigned to the old Safety Unit B in 1966/67. A great guy who always helped a really dumb rookie-

God Rest your soul my friend.

Steve

Steve Schiffman
Safety Unit B

December 27, 2007

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED WITH THIS CASE? I CAN'T BELIEVE THE TWO PERPS WERE HOUSING COPS. MAKES ME THROW UP

RET PO JOHN ENGEBRETSEN
NYPD

August 27, 2007

FRANK OUR THOUGHTS ARE STILL WITH YOU< GONE BUT NOT
FORGOTTEN MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

po tom burke retrd
fellow officer

March 3, 2007

God Bless you and your family

Det, Jim Mulligan (retired)
NYPD

February 2, 2007

Officer Bugdin Jr., Thank you for your service to the great city of NY. May your family always know that you are a true hero.

God Bless You.

SA Josh Ruhlen
FDA/OCI NYFO

September 8, 2006

I am Retired from the 62 pct on disability retirment in the LOD. My uncle Retired P.O.
Phil Baroni was P.O. Bugdin's partner that day on this tragic day. I just wanted to say that I was not there but I felt the pain that my uncle went through,and God bless the family of P.O. Bugdin.

RETIRED P.O. William J Kestler Jr #24688
NYCPD

March 22, 2005

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