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Pilot Officer Bernard Livingston Carter

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, May 14, 1975

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Reflections for Pilot Officer Bernard Livingston Carter

44 Years, and your agency still remembers you. I am saddened for your loss, but grateful for the great life you lived, based on the other reflections written about you. There are many amazing men and women working at your agency at this time.


May 13, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 2, 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

May 14, 2015

Officer Carter,
On today, the 38th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Colorado Springs. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

May 14, 2013

Was going through the memorials and came across yours. I had the honor of serving with your son and your daughter and both are GREAT people. You will never be forgotten.

Chris Vinson
Sylacauga Police Department

April 21, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 15, 2012

Rest in Peace, Pilot Officer Carter. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

I remember. I lived not to far away in Village 7. A tragic day. At the time I was a helicopter pilot on Ft. Carson. God bless your families.

CW2 Jeff Watts

October 1, 2011

36 years ago today, I lost my hero. Most people do not even remember he captured the "Candlelight Killer" in 1969. He really was a super hero to his family and we all miss him dearly. I miss him just as much today as I did when he was taken when I was 13. Love ya, Daddy!

Bill Carter

May 14, 2011

Officer Carter - You are on eternal airborne patrol, Sir. Three weeks ago, I stood in the State Assembly chambers when your name was one of almost 250 read off during a motion regarding next month's Police Memorial Week. You are not forgotten.

Thank you for you service to the people of Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

May 7, 2010

Thank you, and God Bless.


May 15, 2009

"If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end"


October 17, 2008

Remembering you today and always.

May 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
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 9, 2007


You were too young to lose your life, and I was too young to lose my Daddy. But God always has a plan. And I know that you are in Heaven and I will see you again one day. I love you and I miss you everyday!
Your Little Girl,


November 23, 2007

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. - Cicero

Officer Carter, you served this city as a brave man and we thank you for your service and dedication to making it safer.

Wife of a CSPD Officer

June 26, 2007

Dad, you were always my hero as a child and have continued to be my hero as I have grown up without you. I miss you everyday. I love you.

Bill Carter

June 23, 2007

On the day of this incident I observed the crash of the Helicopter! I lived up the street on the corner of S. Carefree & Fascination Cir. in Village 7. This was just before I became a Police Officer. I was very saddened by the events of the crash and I have always had this as a memory in my life. All though it has been some time, I would like you to know I arrived at the scene to try and assist, but by the time I got there (which was only about a minute or two). I was unable to help. My deepest personal condolences.

SSgt Randy Morrow
USAF Security Police Officer/K-9

June 20, 2007

We continue to honor your life and remember your sacrifice. Rest In Peace Brother. GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY...

Patrol Officer
W.P.P.D , Colorado

May 24, 2007

Daddy, it's been a long time and I still miss as much today as I did then. I love you.


May 12, 2007

Pilot Officer Carter, you will never be forgotten. R.I.P.


December 14, 2006

Thank you for your service to the City of Colorado Springs.


December 8, 2006

God bless you

November 18, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

October 6, 2006

Thirty years and your memory lives.
Your service is remembered.

May 14, 2005

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