Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Stanley A. Bunner

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, June 30, 1965

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Reflections for Trooper Stanley A. Bunner

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

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

June 30, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Bunner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 30, 2019

Trooper Stanley A. Bunner will never be forgotten. We thank him for his service to our community back during his watch.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

May 30, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

I think of officer Bunner often and say a prayer for him. My name is Grace and I am more closely connected to him than most people will realize. RIP Stanley Bunner!


January 4, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

December 17, 2012

Thank all of you for remembering my dad.

one of his sons

May 17, 2012

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

Robyn Wilkes

June 19, 2009

this is the 43rd anniversary of joining St. Michaels Department in heaven. It is said often that the fallen patrol
the peaceful streets of heaven but I do not believe St. Michael has recruited brave officers to patrol heaven. If they patrolled heaven why would they need wings? I believe the fallen are patrolling our violent streets on earth to protect citizens and police. Almost every officer who has been on the streets for a while has a story about an
incident where they are sure that some guardian ran interference to keep them safe. That is what the fallen have been commissioned for. Perhaps that is why the best seem to be taken. And so Trooper Bunner I thank you as the mother of a police officer for all you do in the protection of our sons and daughters as they patrol dangerous streets.

July 1, 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.

Det. Erik Johnson
NYC DEP Police/Family friend

June 10, 2008

I'm very close to your children and wish I had the opportunity to have known you. Just wanted you to know that you are not forgotten and are talked about often.


February 1, 2008

I was going through this page once again, and came upon Trooper Bunner's memorial. Sadly there wasn't a reflection since families losing loved ones before 1996 (the beginning of this ODMP site) are often unaware of this page. Another roll-over and ejection causing the loss of life to one who is just trying to serve and protect his community. It's all too familiar. May your ultimate sacrifice be remembered and honored by all survivor families. God's blessings on the family that had to carry on without you. May you rest in God's eternal peace and know that I will remember you in my prayers.

Anita L Culosi
sister of Tpr. S.J. Embarrato eow 7/6/61

September 14, 2005

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