Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Francis X. Fullerton, Sr.

Moorestown Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, June 1, 1979

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Reflections for Sergeant Francis X. Fullerton, Sr.

Sgt. Fullerton,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Moorestown. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 1, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Fullerton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 18, 2019

I well remember when you were admitted to the hospital and all the care that was given to you to try and get you well. All of us that worked at the hospital were praying and pulling for your recovery. I was also working when you passed. I am a grandmother now but still think of you from time to time. Rest well, you deserve it.

Deborah Rushing

April 1, 2019

I know that today's vests are so much more advanced and that you likely would have worn one that watch.

Bruce Robertson - Relief Engine Co
Moorestown FD

March 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
Texas

June 1, 2015

I spent my last trimester of high school, in 1976, doing an internship with the Moorestown Police Department. Sgt. Fullerton went out of his way to be helpful to me. Since then I have often used some of the observations that he made. Sgt. Fullerton was a fixture in town. He was always present and a part of the community.


More importantly he was a great person. I worked at the Friendly's in Moorestown for five years, where he was a regular customer. He was doing community policing before it was a recognized specialty. Frank knew everyone in town and while he kept a knowing watch on a few, he would also go out of his way to ask students when they returned for the summer how they were doing.

Every time I go past Our Lady of Good Counsel I remember his funeral and am saddened to know that I will never have the opportunity to introduce him to my children.

LCDR W. Robb Graham
US Navy

January 2, 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 33rd 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

June 1, 2012

Sgt. Fullerton, your life and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Several of us here at 'MPD' ride every year in the Police Unity Tour to insure that!
Rest well brother...

SGT. R. GUNNING #3118
MOORESTOWN POLICE

September 22, 2011

Sgt Fullerton, You are still honored and remembered.

SSA Ellen Pierson
US ICE/PUT

April 15, 2010

we live in delran and we visit the park named after Officer Fullerton all of the time- our kids love it. what a touching way to honor Officer Fullerton.

Greg Warren
NJ Parole

February 24, 2009

Thank you for your courageous service.

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

June 3, 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
Sergeant
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 12, 2007

Rest in peace sarge.......... you will never be forgotten.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex- New Jersey Cop

November 28, 2007

My thoughts are always with you Frank. You were a good man,a good friend, and a good brother in arms. May God bless you always! You are not forgotten!

Lt. Ray Burgess Retired
Mt.Laurel PD

September 28, 2007

God bless you and your family on this anniversary of your death.

Detective
Cranford Police Dept (NJ)

June 1, 2007

Sgt.,
Your tour of duty ended the day mine started. I'm still serving, but it is hero's like yourself that set the standard for all of us to follow.
Rest easy brother and thanks for watching my back.

Sgt. Mike Edes
Maine State Police

March 22, 2004

Rest in peace brother

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD

September 13, 2003

You are not forgotten! We will continue to do the job in your honor and in memory of you and all who laid down their lives so that we could live in a civilized society. We are stronger because of you. Rest in peace.

Ptlm. M.W. Ludlow
Palmyra Boro Police Department

Even though it has been over two decades, your memory and sacrafice will never be forgotten!

Sgt. Fred W. Connolly Jr. (Ret.)
Moorestown Township Police Dept.

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