Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John C. Gutekunst

Newark Police Division, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, October 16, 1965

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Reflections for Police Officer John C. Gutekunst

Rest in peace Officer Gutekunst. Young and forever heroic!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 14, 2019

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES... There isn’t many that will ever understand the belly of the beast until you’ve made your way to the South.

- 123rd.


July 15, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Gutekunst.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 5, 2019

My dear friend John was a wonderful man. So kind and thoughtful I still think of him. God bless you John until we meet again.

Karen orourke
My friend

February 28, 2017

Throughout our childhood and adolescence, we were awed by Johnny's athletic skills. If anyone was a "gentle giant" it was this exceptionally kind and compassionate man. Even a half century later, he is terribly missed. What a loss!

Charlie Reilly

November 5, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th 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.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 16, 2010

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) in Newark is attempting to locate members of the Gutekunst family, please contact us at your earliest convenience, thank you.

Jim Stewart Jr
Newark Police FOP

June 3, 2010

Rest in peace Brother.

Kevin T Ryan

October 16, 2008

John was a well liked, respected, good person in high school-such a shame to have lost him at his young age. Joanne White Hummert

April 28, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you sir for your service

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

October 16, 2007

We here at the Newark Police Museum will keep your memory alive forever. Thank you for your faithful and dedicated service and rest in peace.

Curator Edward J. Dalley, Sr.
Newark Police Museum

July 23, 2006

You were killed the day I was born. You are not forgotten.

January 18, 2006

I was afriend of John;s from high school, in fact, I was madly in love with John and went to a couple of Johnny Mathis concerts with him. When I met my husband-to-be, john was the first person who was introduced to him. After all, who would know me better. John was so happy for me. I was so sad when I learned of John's death; I think of John often; he was the sweetestand the best' I miss him dearly


January 3, 2006

To the family and friends of this brave officer. I have just completed the new web site for the Fraternal Order of Police Newark Lodge#12 and would like to take a moment to thank all of these men for giving me one of the most spiritual experiences in my life. I felt that each and every one of these officers were at my side guiding me to the completion of the sites "In Memory Of..." page. God Bless and Thank You!

Tom Tortorici
AJ Projections

February 19, 2004

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