Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Melvin L. Gossmeyer

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, July 17, 1960

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Reflections for Patrolman Melvin L. Gossmeyer

Dear Dad,
It has been a struggle at times in our lives, but we know you are watching us from above proud of us. Each of us have volunteered serving through our faith, Police survivor groups, our family. Community.
“Always remembered,never forgotten. “. You gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect the Citizens of Chicago.
I am thankful for other Officers and support groups that have helped us.
Could you make sure all the Officers now are okay especially Michael P.Gordon
E/O/W 8/08/04 for his dad.
His dad keeps touch with us.
In today’s world you have lots of names Dad, brother,brother-in-law,Uncle,Great Uncle, grandfather,great grandfather, Father-in-law, but you will b Lucky, Gus,
Melvin Sr, Mel Gossmeyer.
Love you always
Your children

Marie VanWyk
His daughter

July 24, 2020

Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 17, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Gossmeyer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 17, 2019

55 years ago you gave the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect the City of Chicago. You left us at 32 and today you watch over us from heaven your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Always remembered, never forgotten
. We know how proud of us you are and loved us.
Love always

All our love, Your family

July 18, 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 53rd anniversary year 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 10, 2013

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

On this the 51st anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice the CPD remembers your contribution. You will not be forgotten.

Detective Thomas Downes

July 17, 2011

You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 17, 2010

Thinking of you and your loved ones on this day. Continue to watch over them. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/-4

July 17, 2009

Always remembered, never forgotten,
All my love,


May 25, 2009

Thinking of you today, May 15th, National Police Memorial Day. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 15, 2008

Just wanted to say that after all these years you have not been forgotten. Your Son Mel continues on with his work to never let officers in Illinois such as yourself, be forgotten. He knows the pain involved in losing a loved one in the line of duty. I salute him for his work in comforting family members and with Illinois Gold Star and the assistance he provides for the Illinois Memorial. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Being an old timer, please look after my son Mike. He loved telling stories and I know you being from the days when cops were cops, have some great stories to tell him.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Asst. Chief, Retired
Riverside PD, IL

May 12, 2006

It only seemed like yesterday that our Dad died. We were only ll,8, and 5 that day. We hold our heads high knowing we have had the ultimate sacrifice given by our family our Dad's serving the city of Chicago and his living its motto WE PROTECT. to the fullest. Thank you for remembering him.

Marie Gossmeyer Van Wyk
Adult child -survivor

December 8, 2005

We won't let you be forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother

Peace Officer's Memorial Foundation of Cook County

February 12, 2005

I wanted to leave a reflection to say that after all these years you are not forgotten. I met your son who comforted me and my wife at the loss of our son Michael P. Gordon EOW: 8/8/04. I know you are proud of your son helping other families who have lost police officers. Rest in Peace.

Robert Gordon, Asst. Chief, Retired
Riverside PD, Illinois

November 27, 2004

To those who have fallen and to the ones that stand guard, never let it be said that you were forgotten.


October 10, 2004

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