Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Douglas E. Bunch

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 29, 1983

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Reflections for Patrolman Douglas E. Bunch

I did not realize this existed. I am so sad he is gone, but I am happy to be able to read the kind words and stories about my dad. ❤ I wish we knew about this before mom died. They are both missed greatly! Daddy took pride in being a KCPD Police Officer, and I'm sure he is proud of you all and the service you so bravely and selflessly provide. I hope those you serve and protect appreciate you as much as my sisters and I do.

Debbie Bunch
Daughter of Officer Douglas E. Bunch

March 29, 2018

Love and miss you!!


Kim Conaway

March 30, 2016

Cynthia -
May God bless you as you remember your wonderful father.

Levin Tull
Former co-worker

March 30, 2014

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

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

Patrolman Bunch,
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 Kansas City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 29, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 26, 2012

I met you a couple of times. I went to church right down the street from your home, at Emerson Park. I went to school with your daughter, Kim. We stood at the same bus stop for years. I was always impressed by your service. I have kept in touch with Kim and her children. I know they are very proud of your service, and I glad to have known you. God and Peace be with you. We think of you often.

Ofc. Darin Allen
Sabetha (KS) PD

January 24, 2012

I had no idea this page existed. Very sad, but also very heart warming to read these comments. Daddy loved being a cop! Loved everyone he worked with. We miss him very much.

Cindy Bunch Herrin

January 23, 2012

wow...first time I have logged into this, so sad but also heart warming to read. We miss him very much.

Cindy Bunch Herrin

January 23, 2012

Your birthday is coming up... I love and miss you!! Happy Birthday Daddy!!!

Kim Conaway

January 21, 2012

I haven't looked at this in a long time and never before noticed that anything had been said here. It brought tears to my eyes to see your kind and caring comments. May God be with you all. Thank you for honoring my Daddy.

Kim Bunch Conaway

November 2, 2011

I am proud to be a BUNCH, I am proud to wear a badge, and I will honor your sacrifice by performing my duty to protect the public and never bringing shame to the name that we share.

Deputy Keith R. Bunch
Jefferson County, TN Sheriff's Department

June 23, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 29, 2009

"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

January 17, 2008

You died on the day I was born. I could not help but notice this is a day we both share. I hope to be brave like you were...You are remembered.

Sabrina Rascon, Intern
Oregon State Police

May 23, 2006

Those of us who worked with Doug knew we could count on him to be there when needed. We still dedicate our efforts with Doug in mind here at the South Patrol division where he answered his last call.

CPT Randy Eskina
Kansas City, Kansas P.D.

December 9, 2004

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