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Police Officer Helen P. Cardwell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, May 19, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Helen P. Cardwell

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for our sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

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

May 19, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Campbell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2019

30 years have passed since your tragic death. You are a true hero, and will never be forgotten. RIP my Blue sister.

P/O Robin Popelka
Chicago P.D.

September 22, 2018

Officer Cardwell,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 19, 2017

RIP Officer

Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

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
Texas

May 19, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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 solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 19, 2012

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

"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 30, 2007

As this 18th anniversary passed, May we never forget this Sister in Blue's sacrifice. May God Grant Peace to Her Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. Gone but not forgotten.

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Police PD, Lewisburg, Pa

May 20, 2006

God bless you and your family. You are not forgotten by your entire police family.

DE
St. Louis City Police

May 19, 2006

REST IN PEACE.

P/O
CPD 011

May 19, 2006

Helen,
You were my 5th grade teacher. I remember you were so proud of your Irish parents and heritage and you always wanted to be the Police. Rest in Peace.

Special Agent Richard D. Barrett
DEA (retired)

June 10, 2005

Continue to shine down on the rest of us continuing the fight.

Deputy
Southern California

September 25, 2004

Rest in Peace Sister...you are not forgotten


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