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Police Officer David Guttenberg

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, December 28, 1978

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Reflections for Police Officer David Guttenberg

Convicted killers of Police Offcers should be sentenced to death.i

Michael P. McKenna Ret. NYPD

June 26, 2013

Rest in peace Officer Guttenberg, you served your city proudly.

Sgt Cunningham 87

December 28, 2012

Yesterday was the 33rd anniversary of the death of my father. Today I am reading such amazing tributes to him. This has been an extremely difficult year for my family. It is so comforting to know that so many people still remember the incredible sacrifice he made. Thank you all so much!!

Helaine Guttenberg-Ginsberg
Officer Guttenberg's extremely proud daughter

December 29, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

December 28, 2011

33 years-not forgotten.



December 28, 2011

May the good Lord continue to look over your family.
You will never be forgotten ,you are truely NY's Finest.

P.O. Mike Caliguri, ret.
NYPD Mounted

July 20, 2011

Dave to your family. He was a good guy. I knew him when he was in Safety Unit "B". He is missed by all.

Retired Sgt. Tom Gray

July 20, 2011

To the Family of Guttenberg:

My thoughts are with you! I know you are proud to know that P.O. Guttenberg did a job to try to keep everyone safe. He is truly a hero and a honorable man.

I hope the joy you had of loving him, will bring you comfort and joy.

P.O. Summers

July 20, 2011

Rest in Peace David. You and your family are in our prayers.

PO Frank Toscano
6th. Pct. ret.

July 19, 2011



September 26, 2010

To the Family of Officer Guttenberg:
I wanted to offer my sympathies to your family, community and fellow police officers. Your senseless murder will never be forgotten. Your bravery, courage and heroic act protccted the fine citizens of New York City. My dad was assigned to the 102 precinct and also was NYPDs finest for almost 40 years. Rest in peace officer Guttenberg Olav Hashalom. I live in Broward County Florida and each week i conduct services at ALFs and pass by scenes where your fellow officers were killed in the line of duty. It makes one think about the evils thst lurk in society today.i

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 10, 2010

On the 31st anniversary of the day you were taken away,
You are still sorely missed by so many and remembered everyday.
Sometimes life passes us by so fast,
That it is hard to believe how much time has past.
It seems like yesterday, but then I think of all the things you’ve missed,
Like our weddings, grandchildren, or even just being kissed.
I often think how different life could have been,
If your life wasn’t cut tragically short by those two evil men.
It was extremely difficult to learn that one was being released,
When we heard we could speak we were almost pleased.
Hopefully the man who took your life away,
Will be told that in prison he will have to stay.
But while we await the parole board’s choice,
I would not let this anniversary go by without using my voice.
I want you to know how much we all miss and love you,
Even the grandchildren you never knew.
We will remember you forever, all the rest of our days,
You are our hero, today and always!

Helaine Guttenberg
Officer Guttenberg's daughter

December 28, 2009

Your sacrifice is not forgotten. I am reminded everytime I volunteer to be safe out there. When I pass by where you died, I get goosebumps but at the same time, I am proud that I belong to the same pct as you, a very brave officer who gave his all to protect the residents of Bay Ridge. You are a hero among my eyes and among the eyes of the entire pct you belonged too. I never knew you but I am proud to patrol near where your beat once was. May god bless you, Blue Angel of Heaven

Auxiliary Police Officer Christian Duran
NYPD- Auxiliary Police

December 24, 2009

You were called and gave your all. May God continue to watch over you and your family. You will never be forgotten.


December 28, 2008

I work the beat of 86 Street. where you passed away. Although I never meet you, I see you everyday from the memorial on the wall as soon as you walk into the 68 Pct.
Your never forgotten and always a reminder of what are job is about. God Bless and Eternal Rest to you Friend.

Police Officer Paul Montana
NYPD 068 Pct.

January 5, 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

January 2, 2008



December 27, 2007

After almost 30 years, it is good to see that there are still people who remember my father and the sacrifice that he made. I am touched to know that he has made an impact on people's lives.

Helaine Guttenberg-Ginsberg

April 24, 2007

I remember the day I heard of Officer Guttenburg's loss as if it were yesterday. At that time my feelings were not only for the brave man who had lost his life, but for the daughter who was my classmate growing up and her siblings. I have thought about them often over the years and going into law enforcement myself, I only hope my dedication to service could be my own private contribution to his memory. It has been almost thirty years, where has the time gone? Your sacrifice on that dreadful day will always be remembered.

scott c weems
Department of homeland security / ICE

December 7, 2006

Uncle Dave i miss you and dad very much. you 2 guys worked very hard in the 68 together. You both will surely be missed in my heart. Love always, your nephew

Patrick J. Cesario

December 16, 2005

You are not forgotten Dave.

NYPD (ret)

November 16, 2005

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

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 28, 2004

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