Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Richard Fickeisen

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, June 1, 1987

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Reflections for Police Officer Richard Fickeisen

Wow. Hard to believe it's been 44 years. I still think of you, miss you, love you. Thank you for being my Father, and thank you for your service to the C.O.P.D.

Rick Fickeisen

July 11, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Richard Fickeisen of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 1, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 1, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

June 2, 2012

I often wonder how the family is doing and how everyones life changed after that day. My family spent a lot of time together in Grant hospital with the Fickeisen's. Weeks together. My husband had been in a car accident so we were all there together day after day in the waiting room. Very nice and caring family. I'm sure the memories are still there. Hope everyone is doing well. Theresa Scharenberg Pfeifer.


October 26, 2010



September 9, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten


February 6, 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 31, 2007

Rest In Peace

We continue the fight for you brother and you are not forgotten by your department we honor you daily by wearing the uniform proudly and remembering the fallen brothers and sisters that came before us

detective scott alexander
columbus division of police

July 22, 2007

On behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City lodge #9 in Columbus, Ohio we are very sorry for the loss of your life while serving your community and our country! God bless your family!

President Jim Gilbert
Fraternal Order of Police,Capital City Lodge #9, Columbus, Ohio

July 9, 2007

You have not been forgotten. God bless you and your sacrifice.

Detective D. Thompson
Colorado Springs Police Department

June 1, 2007

I always remember you giving Jim and I rides on your wheelchair.. I was still very young when you passed away but I do miss you even now. Would have loved to have gotten to know you better. Love you Grandpa

Nicole Long

January 3, 2007



July 10, 2006

It's so hard to believe it's been 19 years today since your watch ended. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you, miss you, wish we could have one last chat. I love you Dad...


June 1, 2006



May 30, 2006

Thank you for your service to the greatest
police department in the land. May you rest in peace.

Officer J. Ashenhurst #1204
Columbus (Ohio) Police

May 31, 2005

To Officer Fickeisen's friends and loved ones,

I was only six and living in Europe at the time he was shot. I am now a thirteen year veteran with Columbus Police. Know that we have not forgotten Officer Fickeisen's sacrifice. He is honored.

Be safe,

Officer Holloway
Columbus Police

Officer John Holloway
Columbus Police

December 12, 2004

No Officer should be without a reflection. You died a true hero. May your memory always live on. I am sure you suffered greatly the last years of your life...may you Rest in Peace Officer Fickeisen.

Mother of a Police Officer

September 18, 2004

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