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Pilot Alan John Klumpp

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, July 14, 1993

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Reflections for Pilot Alan John Klumpp

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 14, 2020

Happy Birthday Alan (June 14th) Missing you buddy!!

Carolyn Schmaling

June 14, 2012

My heart is saddened to learn of your passing so many years were a wonderful person and I am blessed to have known you!

friend in Colorado

August 2, 2011

it is so hard to believe that so much time has passed since you have passed. Not a day goes by that I am not reminded of you. I miss our flights together and getting lunch. There is so much that I miss about you and the times that we spent together. You were very special and you had a great spirit about you. You are still loved and we will see each other again. God's Speed, my love, Fran.

Frances Cozza
dear friend/his student pilot

March 18, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 14, 2010


Kristy Fishback
Special Friend

May 30, 2010

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

On today, the 14th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 14, 2007

I met Alan in my Homeland (El Salvador) in 1987, he
was a nice and very polite young man, the last time
I saw him was in 1992 in Harsdale, N.Y. RIP
Love, Patty

Private reasons

August 9, 2006

Back in 1983, Alan was a good college friend - we were both in Army ROTC and hoping to get to flight school. The last time I saw him was in 1992 when he was flight instructing in NY.
Hard to believe it's been more than 10 years since his blackhawk went down!

paul welch
former US Army CPT

February 6, 2006

No Officer should be without a reflection. It was wonderful knowing you John . . . I honor you. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

July 14, 2004

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