Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Raymond C. Kilroy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, May 13, 1990

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Reflections for Police Officer Raymond C. Kilroy

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

May 13, 2021

God bless you and your family Offc. Kilroy. Remember you as the first police officer whom treated me with dignity and changed my mind about our folks in blue.

Thank you Sir.

Tom B. Citizen
A citizen

June 17, 2020

Officer Kilroy,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 13, 2020

Officer Kilroy,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 13, 2017


Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 13, 2015

I was a new guy on the watch in 025. I remember.

LT Richards (Ret.)

May 14, 2014

God bless you both on this terrible day...RIP brothers.

Kevin Duffy
Chicago Police

May 14, 2014

I was thiinking of both you and PO Hauser while sitting in church today. I was watching all the smiling, happy faces as the little flowers were passed out to all the moms. The minister was trying to thread in bible passages to coincide with Mothers Day and encouraging all the children to help their mothers. But I did not hear it. I was thinking about the two of you, your plans to spend the day after work and all the days afterwards. Then I had a tear or two and had to stop thinking about it before I would be noticed. I remembered the evening news on one particular Morthers Day years ago reporting two policeman died while helping a mother trying to control her out of control grandson. I knew I had to come here and thank each of you and offer my thanks and condolences to your family and friends.

A neighborhood
resident at the time

May 12, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Kilroy. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Thinking of you and your partner today, continue to keep watch over your loved ones. You have not been forgotten.

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

May 13, 2011

I cannot believe it has been 21 years since you and your partner were tragically shot down that fateful night. That incident proves the dangers encountered in police work on the most common of calls. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

May 13, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Thank you for being the hero that you are, you will never be forgotten.

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

May 13, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 20th 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. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 15 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for those who miss and love you.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 13, 2010


CPD 022

May 10, 2009



May 13, 2008

Thinking of you on this day. Continue to watch over those close to you and those still out guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You have not been forgotten.

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

May 13, 2008

Just wanted to stop by and reflect for a few moments about you and PO Hauser. Was driving down Harlem Ave. the other day and looked the 1/2 block to the East, to where it all started. Probably at the time anyway, one of the safest areas of the city. Proof of the ever present danger of domestic disputes. PO Bone had a tough call to make and got it right. That doesn't mean we have to like it. RIP, your sacrifice and that of your family and fellow officers is not forgotten.


November 27, 2007

Did know Kilroy and Hauser, they were on a different watch but GOD BLESS

P. O. Ronald L. Robles
retired C.P.D.

November 21, 2007

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

October 17, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

January 20, 2007

Always helpful and always a friend.
We miss you Ray.

George Olifer
CPD (Ret)

December 15, 2005

Brother Kilroy,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005

In your honorable memory.

(Former) Deputy Sheriff Johann Bayer
(Former) Kane County Sheriff's Department

January 13, 2005



May 12, 2004

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