Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Melvin Cohen

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, December 7, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Melvin Cohen

Patrolman Cohen,
It may be over 50 years since your End of Watch but you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country and the state of Illinois when you served with the Illinois National Guard. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 8, 2021

Jodi, my parents, Nicholas and Millicent Eck, were friends of your parents. I fondly remember hearing stories of your dad when I was a child. Today I found your birth announcement among my late mother's possessions. Tucked inside was a news clip about your dad titled "Sentence: Buy Cop a New Suit" which details a scuffle your dad had with a citizen and his unleashed dog. The judge ordered the citizen to buy your dad a new uniform. It was a much more colorful story in my mother's retelling. I now live in NJ. Please feel free to reach out to me on FB. Warm regards.

Nicholas Eck
Family Friends

August 30, 2020

As I sit at my desk, thoughts of my father crossed my mind so I decided to look up Melvin Cohen and I came across this site for which I had no knowledge of before.

I have been moved to tears at all the comments left and I thank each of you - from the bottom of my heart for all your thoughts and memories.

With all the horrible things going on in the world today, especially against our heroic officers, a daily prayer that they all are able to come home safe will continue in my life.

Your 13 year old grandson, Carter and I think about and miss you daily. The American Flag and a replica of your police badge are proudly displayed in our living room.

Your daughter...


January 22, 2015

Although 42 years have passed know that your contribution will not be forgotten by the CPD. Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice.

Detective Thomas Downes

December 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Cohen. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 7, 2011

Rest in peace Officer Cohen and Olav Hashalpm, your courage will not be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 7, 2011

My childhood memory is of a giant of a man sleeping on the end of the pier at South Haven Michigan while a fishing line was tied to his toes in case he got a bite while he was asleep. You are not forgotten.

Marshall Richter

June 17, 2009

Rest in peace motorman

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

February 26, 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 30, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 4, 2007

Thank you, my FATHER, for all you have done from above. At nine months of age, you were taken from me physically, but I sense your presence within me as I continue our journey. As I approach the age of 38 I again thank you for watching over your grandchildren - Brittany Rose and Marissa Iris. As I grow through stages in life I know you exist in all of us although I have had times when I wondered what you voice sounded like but then I think that my voice is truly yours. I truly mean the following and I know you hear me when I say Thank You Dad.

Steve Cohen

October 30, 2007

What you did in service to your community meant more than you'd ever guess - Thank you so much for your service

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

May 19, 2007

May you continue to keep watch over your family, friends, and co-workers from above...always.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

January 18, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

December 7, 2006

Thank you for your service "Motor Man", you are not forgotten......

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

December 7, 2006

I visit this site often to honor the officers we've lost. Today your name came up on the site.

I hope that time has eased the pain of your tragic loss. It is true that you are never forgotten by those who loved, laughed and worked with you. May they be blessed with pleasant memories of your time with them. May they be blessed again when you finally meet in heaven.

Good rest, warrior. Your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on in your stead.


November 17, 2006



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