Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Mark M. Elfman

Dunkirk Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1961

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Reflections for Lieutenant Mark M. Elfman

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 1, 2020

RIP Lt. Mark Elfman, you will never be forgotten. May God bless your eight children wherever they maybe.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 1, 2018

I am Michael F Crawford, and I lived at 331 Leopard St., Dunkirk, NY then. I knew Lt. Elfman; and at that time I was 15 yrs old. Police Officer Elfman was very professional in hi duties, and I liked him. He was always respectful and he always said hello to my brother Curtis and I, when we met. I have often thought about Lt. Elfman over the years I will never forget him. Sadly my brother Curtis was also killed 28 February 1967 in Vietnam. Now I am 70 year old, and those years have been long without Lt. Elfman and my brother; they are both heros. To all in the Dunkirk PD carry on, and be safe. Respectfully, Mickey.

Sgt Michael F Crawford, USA. Retired.
Veteran and friend. USN and USA.

June 25, 2017

The Badge of Honor Association (Rochester, NY) will be honoring Lt. Mark Elfman and others on March 27, 2014 in Dunkirk, NY. BOHA has begun a campaign in Western New York to place road signs at or near the location of each officer's death. Road signs for officers killed in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties will be dedicated at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Park on Lake Shore Drive West (RT5).

Your service is not forgotten.

Deputy T. Holtz
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office

March 21, 2014

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

Robyn Wilkes

September 27, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 51rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 26, 2013

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Lt. Elfman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 10, 2012

I remember Lt. Elfman. I played with his children in my own youth. I remember his strength and character at Boy Scout Troop 54's summer camp. All of us (the boys) were impressed with his demeanor and how he had kept in much better physical shape than any of our own Dads. He was the epitome of a police officer. I am amazed to realize that he was 48 when he died. He never seemed that old. I was 12 when he died. I can still remember the shock we all felt when my parents broke the news to my brother and myself. It seemed unbelievable that a man so vital and strong could be dead. Added to the irony was the fact that he was killed on the front porch of the house on Middle Road where my mother grew up, although her family was long gone. It has been almost 48 years since that awful night, but I remember Lt. Elfman as the Dad and great role model that he was and is.
Allen Costantini


July 1, 2009

You are remembered todayand thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe

October 13, 2007


September 26, 2005

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