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Private John E. Fessler

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, April 23, 1937

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Reflections for Private John E. Fessler

Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

April 23, 2021

Rest in peace Private Fessler.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 9, 2019

Pvt. Fessler,
On today, the 79th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 23, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 72nd 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. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 68 years after you were killed.

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

April 1, 2009

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten


May 4, 2008

As true today as was then in August!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 23, 2007

Thank you for a dedicated and brave tour of duty. You will never be forgotten.

Cpl1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 17, 2006

Brother John.....I know that up there in Heaven, you are in a better place. I never got to know you, but I got my name from you. I was born in 1955 to Allen and Catherine Sweigert. Allen Sweigert is the son of Earl and Helen Sweigert. It was Helen who was your sister. I remember when I was young I would visit with my Grandparents. I was able to know them for 20 years before God took them home to be with you. Remembering what I know of your sister Helen, my Grandmother, tells me a lot about you. She was a very compassionate and loving person. I am sure you were the same. I spent many a day and or night with her and we would talk about the past and about you. It was really great to hear her talk about when she was young and what times were like. She would talk about you many times. Many times she would tell the story of the night you fell in the line of duty. I guess it did her good. My faith is strong as it was with your sister, which allows me to know that some day I will meet you for the first time. I was born in 1955 and my brother was born in 1947. So it is obvious that your Sisters grandchildren never got to meet you. So speaking for myself, I look forward to meeting you in the future, Great Uncle John. I saw this site and saw that there were no other reflections in here for you. Being that you left us so long ago, 1937, and the fact that the information highway is just getting going, I kind of can understand why there are no other reflections. And by the way your Nephew Allen has turned out real well. I know because he is my Dad.

November 1, 2003 JOHN SWEIGERT

Mr. John S. Sweigert / Great Nephew
Currently on Disability

November 1, 2003

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