Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John J. Gerka, Jr.

Hammond Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, January 11, 1947

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Reflections for Patrolman John J. Gerka, Jr.

Rest in peace Patrolman Gerka.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 2, 2021

Cops Cycling for Survivors

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

January 11, 2019

Terrible tragedy Patrolman Gerka. Always a Hoosier police hero of honor. Rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 12, 2018

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Gerka. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

January 11, 2012

Patrolman Gerka,
On today, the 61st anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifiice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 11, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 3, 2008

Rest in peace brother. May God bless you and your family.


January 22, 2006

rest easy, sir! You are not forgotten


December 14, 2005

May you forever rest in peace.

Greater Manchester Police, UK

September 13, 2005

John, we have different departments...but share the same beat. God bless....from a fellow Hoosier.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 26, 2004

Rest easy, Brother, you are not forgotten.

Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, IN

January 11, 2004

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