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Assistant District Attorney Timothy John Burvid

Erie County District Attorney's Office, New York

End of Watch Thursday, October 6, 1988

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Reflections for Assistant District Attorney Timothy John Burvid

Tim October 6th 2018 wow 30years we all miss you it seems like yesterday

Tom Burvid
Your Twin Brother

October 4, 2018

so many years have gone by since that tragic day, but it still seems like yesterday that I got that phone call from your Dad. I miss you Tim, you were my best friend and you will always be. Some day we will meet again and have a chance to catch up on all that has happened.

Paul F Hammond

October 6, 2015

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

Robyn Wilkes

September 29, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 6, 2009

It seems like yesterday the shock of your loss hit us all. May you rest in eternal peace with your mom and your dad, my special friends all. Tom Burton

Thomas Burton, former officer

July 24, 2009

Soon it will be two decades since you were called away. I know you have been thought of every day during that time by those that carry you in their hearts. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 2, 2008

Timmy, We all miss you brother. My son Timmy is very proud to have your name. Rest in peace.

Thomas W. Burvid
Twin Brother

June 25, 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

December 18, 2007

May you rest in peace Tim. I knew you many years and you were a great friend and had a bright future ahead of you. Only the good die young friend!

deputy timothy higgins
erie county sheriffs office

November 7, 2007

today on the anniversary of yoru death we wish to remember you and thank you young man for your service.

Van enBerghe
Neighbors for a better manchester, Nh

October 6, 2007

May you continue to rest in peace. You are not forgotten.

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. PD

March 29, 2007



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