Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Lester J. Guischard

Buena Borough Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1987

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Reflections for Patrolman Lester J. Guischard

This officer was killed by a woman from Buena, who owns a Shrine for a particular Saint. Sadly, she blames Officer Lester for the accident. Did you know that it was a hit and run? The woman who crashed into him, who is around 90-years-old today, refused to call the police after the crash and refused to stay at the scene. She got away with the hit and run because her husband was an Under Sheriff. The truth must be told!

Concerned member of community

April 18, 2022

Rest in peace Patrolman Guischard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 14, 2020

Thinking about you today...Found an item a few weeks ago you gave me years ago and returned it to your daughter...

Ret. Det. Charles Gazzara
Borough of Buena Police Dept.

November 22, 2015

Lester today your daughter graduates from the police academy. She is a wonderful young woman with all of your and Sandy's best qualities. Jackie will continue to serve as you once did and make you proud!

Joe McGeehan
Brother In Law

February 15, 2013

Lester today your daughter graduates from the police academy. She is a wonderful young woman with all of your and Sandy's best qualities. Jackie will continue to serve as you once did and make you proud!

Joe McGeehan
Brother In Law

February 15, 2013

Driving home from Atlantic City today I read the dedication on the Highway to Officer Guischard. As a father to an officer myself, my heart was touched by the dedication. My prayers go out to the family of Officer Guischard. Rest in peace crime-fighter and hero. You're greatest reward will be waiting in heaven.

G Engel

June 10, 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis of Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 14, 2010

A good man, a good officer, a good friend.

Richard T. Siciliano

March 7, 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

December 11, 2007

We remember you today and thank you Sir for your Service.

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

October 12, 2007

Rest in Peace, Ptlm. Guischard. You are not forgotten.

P/O #5434
Phila. PD

August 30, 2007

There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you. I love you Dad, love, Jackie

Jackie Guischard

April 11, 2007

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD

October 15, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

God bless. Rest in peace.

October 14, 2004

There is no greater reward than giving your life for your fellow man. Thank you Lester.

Edward F. Beck, (Ret)
Stone Harbor, NJ Police

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