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Police Officer Henry I. Bunch

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, July 29, 1985

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Reflections for Police Officer Henry I. Bunch

Rest in peace Officer Bunch.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 8, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 29, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 33rd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 29, 2018

I just watched a youtube video called TopCops from the 80's in which your former partner Rocky Bridges recounted that fateful day. Bless you and the sacrifice you made, I'm certain you have saved lives after they changed the procedures to secure environments such as the old Alcohol Investigation Bureau room where you were killed.

A Nogales
Texas Air National Guard

September 11, 2016

To Henry, I want you to know that your memory is known, your sacrifice honored, your partner and children safe. Actually Rocky is there with you now as I'm sure you know. I hope Rocket found you as well. Mom is well, she doesn't handle July very well, but she is well. Nicole is great with 2 beautiful babies that are growing up so fast. I never got to meet you but I know so much about you and am grateful to have a real hero and idol for my own son to look at. Thank you for the love that you showed all, thank you for the passion in life you had. RIP

- daughter to your partners

May 13, 2016

Officer 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 San Jose. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. I remember learning of your story on either Rescue 911 or another tv program about real Police/Fire/EMS incidents from the late 80's or early 90's.


United States Border Patrol

July 29, 2015

I knew Henry. I was closer to his partner Ed, but thought he was a good guy. Tragic waste. I worried about his little girl. Just found this site today. I think the mediums you are thinking of are Theresa Caputo and John Edward. John Edward was just in San Jose. Theresa Caputo (aka Long Island Medium) will be at Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA on March 31. Hope you read this is time. If not, they each have web sites. Hope it works out and you can find some peace


March 28, 2015

Henry Oh Henry, I never new that this contact was available to the public so they can share there feelings and thoughts about Fallen Officers that they may have known. So I thought I would take advantage of this as you are always on my mind Henry, I LOVE you so much and always will. As I'm sure you hear me almost every day when I think or talk about you to others or just to myself. I wish there was a way that I can contact you where you are, In fact I no there is a way but I don't no how to contact those people, like the ones you see on Reality shows, but the real ones. Heck, if there is anyone reading this that knows how to contact one of these people, I think Mediums?, please do e-mail me so I can make contact. I no my brother would really appreciate your help so we can finally talk to each other one more time and many more. There is so many things that I want to see if you are aware of or I'll tell you, like your daughter, my niece Nicole, she has grown up so well and has 2 beautiful children and a nice husband as well. Of course you no that Lynn has died, have you been able to talk and see her yet, GOD, I want to no so bad how things work once we leave our body and that's why I want to contact you so badly. But I no that you come to me in my dreams and whenever I think about you. Our Mom and Dad are still going strong at 87 for mo and a mean 91 for dad, you no what I mean. Your nephews, my children, Alex and Erika are doing great, Alex is now almost Dr. Bunch and Erika is working hard as well. But I'm sure you no this already. When we were having our trouble a few years back and lost everything, I can still remember your voice in the back of my head, saying to hang in there, things could be worse, a lot worse, and you are correct. So after all those bad things ran there course we were finally able to get into a nice apartment for now, just until my health gets a little better, Suzy's will not, but I should hopefully be able to start bringing in some money again, soon. So wish us luck. Other than that I sure hope people realize what you gave up in order to do your job, and you did it very well, but we all make mistakes, that's why we are called humans. I hope I am able to get in contact with a medium, I Forget There Names, but they both are on Reality shows, who ever can help me please do so as I miss My BIG BROTHER so much and would like to no what Stage he is at right now. (don't no any other way to explain it).....
I'm sorry to the people that think I took up to much time, space or just wrote the wrong thing here, but I thought this is why this was available in the first place, I hope so anyway.

Johnnie H. Bunch Jr.
"Henry's Younger Brother"

January 25, 2015

Henry - you were like an uncle to me growing up in Daly City. Thank you as you are at peace with angels.

Lauren Gee
South San Francisco Police Department

February 17, 2014

Henry was my FTO and taught me well.

Police Chief Martin Monica
San Jose Police and Parlier Police

March 19, 2013

we had many great times as rookies in Dasly City. You my friend were one of the good guys to work with

Rick Paras
Daly City

May 15, 2012

Hey Henry,
You did my background and got me hired. Thanks for everything you did. I think of you often and hope you rest in Peace. Tell Rocky "hi" as well. Hope your both doing well. God Bless you both.

MERGE Officer

January 28, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

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 25th 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 hope one day to meet your family member at a NORCAL COPS function.

In reading your reflections, I can see you made an impact on the lives of many people and that you were well respected. I have always liked the quote "It is not how they died that is important. It is how they lived." Your character seems to exemplify that quote.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 29, 2010

It was an honor to serve with Henry at Daly City PD during the first five years of our career. R.I.P. brother in blue.

Sgt. Raymond H. Gedney
Union City PD (CA) Retired

July 5, 2009

Officer Bunch:

You are NOT forgotten. I also share with others the acions of Your partner that day, which averted two officers being shot that day.

May You Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 29, 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

September 20, 2007

Thank you for your service.


November 16, 2006

21 yrs. ago you gave your life for others, you will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to the comunity. God bless the Bunch family!

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla

July 20, 2006

Brother Bunch,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

January 4, 2006

We take the time to show our respect and honor your memory along with all the officers killed in the line of duty. Ofc. Robert White (our family member) and Ofc. Henry Bunch lay at rest near one another at the cemetary. Whether it is a memorial, holiday, or any visit to the gravesite we take the time to pray and let you know we will never forget.

The White Family

January 1, 2005

Henry, I remember when we were just kids at College of Marin dreaming about a police career. I heard you went to the "big city", but unfortunately lost touch since then. God Bless you for your dedication and enthusiasm, and for your extreme sacrifice. Thanx for the encouragement, I finally got to retire, buddy.

Sgt. Jeff Stratton
Tucson PD (Ret).

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