Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jack Burkhardt, Sr.

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, March 15, 1977

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Reflections for Police Officer Jack Burkhardt, Sr.

I remember him as my Boy Scout leader. A fine man ,father and leader Rest In Peace

Police officer. Retired Dennis Bennett
Nassau county New York

April 5, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Burkhardt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 14, 2019

On 17 Mar 1977 @ BMH ICU I prayed @ your bedside as I had the family detail, your life touched many hearts,RIP my brother

PO Al Navarra, #2693
SCPD retired: 4-4-88

February 20, 2017

Your service will never be forgotten. You are remembered 39 years after the tragedy and always. RIP Officer.

PO Robert Luckas
SCPD Retired

March 15, 2016

Thinking of Officer Burkhardt 37 years after his untimely death. We put flowers in front of trhe memorial at teh precicnt today in your memory and said a prayer. Thank you for your service!

Sgt. Kelleher
Suffolk County Police Department 5th Precinct

March 15, 2014

Happy Fathers Day Dad, love and miss you always... Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann Burkhardt
Daughter

June 16, 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

May 17, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 15, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 15, 2010

Officer Burkhardt,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Suffolk County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

March 15, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

March 9, 2009

I WAS WORKING A 4-12 IN THE SAME CAR SECTOR 508 THE NIGHT JACK AND TONY RELIEVED ME.
GOOD POLICEMEN GOOD MEN TO WORK WITH AND WATCHED YOUR BACK.
BOTH RIP YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.

PETER J. DEMARCO PO 2399 RETIRED
SCPD

January 13, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 16, 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

December 20, 2007

Rest in peace brother.

R.M P.O
SCPD

September 10, 2006

Know that you are not forgotten.

March 15, 2005

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