Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper April C. Styburski

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, January 5, 1990

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Reflections for Trooper April C. Styburski

The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Styburski.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 21, 2020

I think of you every year on this date and remember so clearly the details of the night you died. I was working in the radio room that night. It still hurts my heart even all these years later. In addition to being co workers April and I had the same birthday. I enjoyed our friendship immensely. I miss you April. Rest easy.

Robin Wood
Telecommunicator Lead Worker ISP District 2

January 5, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

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

January 5, 2019

I still remember working with you as a MP officer at Ft Dearborn.It was a long time ago and I hope your family has found peace with this tragic accident.It was an honor working with you

Spc4 David Welch
Former 822 MP member

October 25, 2017

Trooper Styburski, it's obvious from reading the reflections on this page that many people were touched by you and continue to honor all that you were --and that you still are, in their lives. You lived the Spirit of the Badge and helped others do it as well. Thank you.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

February 11, 2017

I still get misty eyed when I think of you April... you were a great police officer, a wonderful mother, and a precious friend....

M/Sgt Kevin Hughes, ret.
Illinois State Police

May 30, 2016

I think of you often April and know you're proud as punch and smiling down on your little man whose all grown up! Miss you my friend!


January 5, 2016


May God bless your family. Enjoy God's eternity and know, you are never forgotten.

Illinois State Police D15

April 5, 2013

Rest in Peace, Trooper Styburski. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, 22nd 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss
.you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

January 5, 2012

I sort of remember when this incident happen, It touched me so deeply. It happen so simply.. You Never know when or how!! People always say things about Death like .. They are gone now , they are a better place, Death is supposed to be celebrated ETC. Well those folks are alive And I rather be amongst the living . as long as i can.. Death is not pretty no matter how they dress you!! You were too young, To Pretty, know matter what people say That was so tragic and all this time it still tragic. Where ever you are I do believe in God so i cannot question him. But i really want to know how you fill . Come to me and tell me .. or let my mother Corrie Carter, come and tell me. I know you all can. I have experienced several spiritual encounters
Rest In Peace..

SGT. Willie E Simpson
317th Military Police Tampa FL

May 19, 2011

As a mother, my heart aches for all you have missed in the life of your little one (not so little by now I guess).

What a sad, tragic loss. You are not forgotten sister.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

March 1, 2011

I can't believe it's been 21 years..... but no matter how long, you remain always in our hearts and prayers!!
We love you and miss you April!
We'll meet again one day!


January 5, 2011

Trooper Styburski,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 5, 2010

God Speed, Sister.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

August 2, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends. Thank you for your dedication to law enforcement and also to your Country. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

April 2, 2009

April, you were a Sp4 when I started my military career with the 822nd MP Company at a young 18 yoa. You were the older, wiser fellow soldier that I looked up to and the police officer that I someday hoped to be. You were my idle. I was so honored to be invited to your wedding and even more honored when you asked me to play a special role in your beautiful sons life. I followed in your footsteps to a career in law enforcement and could not be more proud. I will never forget you. I will keep my promise I've made to you so many times in my prayers.
May God bless you my friend.

822nd MP Co.

February 11, 2009

I still remember our last conversation before you went back on the road that night. You were such a kind and caring person. I will always treasure our little talks and the time we spent together. I have never met a prouder mom. My heart went out to your husband and little boy. You will always be missed. God Bless you, April.

Supervisor Barbara Johnson
Smyrna Police Dept.

January 13, 2009

Rest in peace and God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten!

Cicero PD, IL

October 21, 2008

I met April way back when I was a new officer with the Elmhurst Police Dept. I learned from her and other troopers, that the State Police were always nearby ready to help! And she was there for me on several occasions. Our friendship was not only about work, but the sharing of our family life. She carried a picture of her newborn in her wallet and was very proud to show everyone. I thought about April when my first child was born 11 monthes later and understood for myself, just how proud a mother feels! You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your frienship.

Kim Revolta Jones
Ex Elmhurst Police Officer

July 10, 2008

Rest easy Blue Angel! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 5, 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 traff

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 7, 2008

On the anniversary of your last tour of duty...RIP. Thank you for your service.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

January 5, 2008



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