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Patrolman David F. Keating

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, September 20, 1949

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Reflections for Patrolman David F. Keating

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 20, 2020

David Keating was my uncle, and the father of my Aunt Dorothy and my four cousins, who were children at the time. As I've been told, my Aunt ran hysterically into the street upon hearing of her husband's murder. She never remarried, and passed away a few years ago of natural causes. My cousin Bob, who looked liked David, and was the youngest child, followed his father's killer to ensure justice was carried out. Bob died of melanoma shortly before his mother died. My cousins were orphaned, and raised by their single Mom. All grew up honoring the memory of their father.

Randy Kay

May 16, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd 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.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

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

September 20, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Keating. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

November 5, 2010

Officer the CPD will never forget you. Thank you.

Detective Thomas Downes

September 17, 2010

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

May 13, 2008

In September 2006, the Chicago Police Dept. will dedicate their new memorial honoring all the fallen officers. Your name will be honored on that special night to let you know that you have not been forgotten nor will you ever be as heroes never die.

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

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

August 13, 2006

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