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Corporal Jeffrey Joseph Gusinda

City of Brookfield Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Tuesday, March 30, 1993

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Reflections for Corporal Jeffrey Joseph Gusinda

R.I.P. Jeff. You are not forgotten.
I’m reminded of you every time I attend the Law Enforcement Memorial Service at our Civic Plaza and read your name engraved into the monument there.

Richard Oehlke - Retired Detective
City of Brookfield Police Dept.

March 30, 2023

Still missing you sweetheart. Took years to forgive you for breaking your promise to always be there for me. I now know you didn’t.

“Missa” “Mel”
Girlfriend 1984-1989

June 17, 2022

On behalf of the acting U.S. Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and support staff for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, we honor law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. During National Police Week the focus is even greater that we never forget the officers and their families. Today, May 11th, 2021, we honor and remember you Officer Gusinda. Rest in Peace.

United States Attoreny's Office

May 11, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 30, 2020

Rest in peace Corporal Gusinda.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2019

You are not forgotten "Gus". It's been 25 years since that tragic day and I still pay a visit to your grave . You have been sorely missed. Rest in peace brother.

Officer Steven Toepfer- Retired
City of Brookfield PD

March 30, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 25th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 30, 2018

Just one more year an you are still a huge hole in my heart but your son looks so much like you its like looking back in time gor me you would be so proud he is a great young man an is just like you in every way time will i think never heel this gaping hold you have in my heart an mind life of you was taken too soon miss ya teri

Teresa Gagliano
Mother of his son

March 30, 2016

I can't believe it will be 23 years ago that you left us. It seems like yesterday that I received the phone call and sat in the hospital waiting to hear how you were. I knew in my heart that you were gone, but still prayed for the best. When Dave came into the room, I just knew. It hurts today as much as it hurt back then. I sit here crying thinking about you. It may be worse, since I dreamed about you last night and it felt like you were right there with me. It is strange, but every time I see "213" on anything or hear those numbers, I feel like you are right there with a sign. I am glad for the time we spent together, even though it wasn't enough and never could have been! One of the songs you always liked was
"The Dance" and that rings so true for me today. I love you and miss you so much.....every day!


March 28, 2016

Respect, Honor, Remember Officer Gusinda.

G. Birkholz
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, E.O.W. 3/20/11

March 16, 2016

It another year an still hurts so. I miss your smile laughter and wonder what your doing untill I'm lucky enough to see you again some day

your sons mom teri

March 30, 2015

Hey Jeff,
I happen to be named after you. My dad was your best friend from age 10 on. He loves you like a Brother. I think of you as a second father.

Jeff Mason

Jeffrey Mason
Named after

December 31, 2013

Hi Jeff, it's been some time since we spoke and I was just thinking about you and all the problems in the world. Made a arrest in Brookfield with the help of your fine officers from the P.D. yesterday. Maybe that's why I thought of you today. What ever the reason thanks for the help I know you were here. Always remember never forget. Rest in Peace my friend and hay save me a job on the big P.D. Mort

Capt. T.Martorano (Ret.)
Waukesha County Sheriff Department

October 30, 2013

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

September 15, 2013

I am missing you everyday any miss hearing your jokes/laughter/smile and some days I get mad for you not being here then I get mad at me for being mad but I just miss you Andrew.j.Bavers looks as if im looking in the mirror but I know in so many ways he's like you but my heart hurts for you I use to see you in my dreams but even that stopped I guess I'm suppose to let you go but can't my heart wants different even if you were here an not with us but at lest I could see you it's conning up on your birthday I get a cake an I do celabrate it for you till I see you again believe not soon enough I you till end of time that won't ever change

mother of his son
mother motherof his son

July 24, 2013

A Hero is honored today, RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 30, 2012

You were a hero Sir, I remember you and this day like it was yesterday. I was young working a security detail in Brookfield when the call came out of an accident at the range. RIP now Sir, you will never be forgotten.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 15, 2012

it seem like for ever but in my heart like yesterday i think about you every day and when i look at your son i see a little peace of you but it still doesnt help your not here i go to were your resting place is even though i know you arent there its the only way i am close to you some times i wounder when is it gona get easyer and if ill ever love any one in my heart as i did you i know that isnt far to say but i gave my heart away only once god id give any thing to hear your laugh see your smile why is it always the good who leave so fast some times i go to bed praying to just be able to see you in a dream i miss you more then i could ever exsplain to any one or they could under stand you are a grandpa an your be pround of your son he look spitting im of you love and never for gotten rest save a spot for my till then teresa bavers


November 10, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 30, 2010

they just had police week and i think of the first time andrew and i went i thought back then if i didnt see your name in the rock it wasnt true and it just wouldnt be the first night i got all the way there on the buses they take us on and made the man take me back the 3rd night i met some really nice people also wis who told me i had to see your name an didnt want to she took me by the had and sat with me while i just sobed and sat there next to your name ill never forget those people and ill never for get my first trip to washington DC miss you always and forever


May 19, 2009

Today seems like its been forever since ive seen you and like it was just yesterday since i got the punch in the gut call i wanted to yell and scream at my friend who called me that she was lien and hang up on her but we all know that whould not of made it any unless true i miss your funny ness and jokes and the smell of you but every day i see it in Andrew J God he looks just like you so i guess you could say i never really lost you or thats what people tell me it took so long to have it get easy and not to see you and cry at a song a thought and any thing that reminded me of you and now id give any thing to just have you in my dreams when i close my eyes at night i miss your laugh your jokes and just plain miss you some day ill be seeing you again but for now its to long i miss you more then i could ever say or any one could ever know but i know i have a angle on my side up there in you love ya miss ya always and for ever teri

Teresa Gagliano
Mother of his son

March 31, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixteenth 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.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 30, 2009

Hello Jeff,
I only met you a couple of times, but could tell that you were a good man. You left this earth way too early and that makes me very sad. Your son Andrew Bavers was only 6 years old and never got to know you. Andy is now 22 years old and is in college. You also have a beautiful 5 year old granddaughter named Cierra Lynn Bavers. Yes, Andy became a father very early in his teen life. He alone choose to keep and raise Cierra Lynn by himself. You would be proud of him. I hope you look down from heaven at your son with great pride. Thank you Jeff for blessing me with a wonderful grandson and great-granddaughter. God bless you.

Jeanne Bavers
Grandmother to Jeff's son

September 22, 2008

Corporal Gusinda your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

June 19, 2008

Your EOW was 15 years ago, but time has not diminished your service or sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

March 30, 2008

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