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Officer George Alan Dzyak

Rostraver Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, December 25, 1993

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Reflections for Officer George Alan Dzyak

Rest in peace Officer Dzyak.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 25, 2019

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

December 26, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

"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 24, 2008

You will always be remembered and may you always rest in peace. Merry Christmas.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 25, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, Nh

December 23, 2007

I knew Alan for the years that I served in my community.
He was a good friend and a good man to have at your back.
It was a shock to find out how he passed. I wish that I could have worked with him more.
He will be missed.

Rest well, Alan.

You have earned it.

Lt. Anthony Sero (Former Active Duty)
Belle Vernon Borough Police Dept.

November 13, 2006

I grew up in the community that Alan worked in. I knew him as a police officer and as a friend. Though many years have gone by since his passing he is remembered and not forgotten. Rest in peace.

Cpl. Richard Alekson
Pa State Police

August 15, 2006

So many years passing by,..yet in honor of him in his passing,..just to convey remembering him speaking of "his work" as Office/Detective (just prior to his passing). His love of and dedication to his position and that he was living, fulfilling his dreams (of so long ago) made me smile. He just loved it..and helping others,..and his wonderful smile and laugh could light up any room. He remains in my thoughts and prayers.

friend, Tina Worrell

August 13, 2005

I not only worked with Officer Alan Dzyak, but he was a good friend on mine. I will never forget you and all the good times we had together.

Retired Chief Thomas Beck
Rostraver Police Department

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