Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Dennis J. Gorlewski

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, March 25, 1987

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Reflections for Police Officer Dennis J. Gorlewski

Rest in peace Officer Gorlewski.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 19, 2021

I arrived at the scene of this accident moments after it had happened. The site of the officer under the vehicle was etched into my mind, knowing he had not survived the impact of the crash. Tragic moment I will never forget.

Douglas Belhumeur

March 2, 2019

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

December 9, 2013

Dennis, I worked at the Milwaukee Police Department in several positions, while you were on the bike. Bike men at the MPD always carried themselves in a manner that made them a special unit. I remember you through the years as a quiet but dedicated officer, and always had your cycle boots shining so bright. My thoughts have been with you as well as other Milwaukee Police Officers that left us before their time..but I will always look up to you as a dedicated office..that gave his all..may God bless you and your family.

Retired Detective Stanley Olsen
Milwaukee Police Department

March 25, 2013

RIP Sir, you were a Hero who shall never be forgotten.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 15, 2012

I only knew you for a short time, however, I fondly remember you. Everyday after work you would stop by the house to see me. You would take me to the park and upon returning home you would polish my shoes. You took me on my first road trip and initiated my love for traveling. My entire baby book is filled with pictures of us and ironically, on one of our park trips I met the man I would eventually marry. If it wasn't for you my life would have been very different because I would have never met Jake, nor would I have understood the importance of living out my dreams. I miss you and hope one day we will see each other again. Maybe you will greet me in heaven playing your accordion.
Love you,
Your Little Tootsers

Stephanie Gorlewski

December 18, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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.

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

March 25, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 25, 2010

Officer Gorlewski your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 28, 2008


Van Den Berghe

February 25, 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

February 22, 2008

I am honored to be the first Wisconsin L.E.O. to honor you with a reflection. Thanks for your service and dedication. Watch over us from above.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

September 11, 2006

Brother Gorlewski,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005

On behalf of the members of Blue Knights St. Louis Missouri Chapter VII, may you rest in peace and let God shine his light of love on you and your family.

Doug Eatherton
Chapter President

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis Police

March 15, 2004

Rest in peace motorman. Ride On.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

February 18, 2004

You will never be forgotten, Thank you for your service and may god be
with your family.

Sgt. Phil Griebel
Delta County Sheriff Dept

November 10, 2003

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