Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Wayne G. King

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, July 12, 1985

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Reflections for Detective Wayne G. King

Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 12, 2020

Rest in peace Detective King.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 20, 2019

Det. King,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 12, 2019


Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Rest in Peace, Detective King. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

It has been 26 years but we will not allow your ultimate sacrifice to be forgotten. As a fellow detective your actions prove the decication and professionalim of the CPD. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

July 17, 2011


Thanks for the friendship you shared with me, during our years at OMI. You knew, I thought the world of you and your family.

Many years have passed since that horrible day in 1985, but I will never forget you. Your were the best.

You have now been joined on your heavenly patrol by some other wonderful CPD members: Mel Alexander; Charles Jackson; Jimmy Arnold; Phil Hayes; Paris and I know all is well. Gob Bless.

Sgt. Joe Price - retired
Chicago Police Department

July 11, 2011

I worked with you in ARea 4 Task Force when your partner was Cornelius Gordon. I remeber you and him taking me under your wing and showing me the ropes as a new rookie. I also ran into you many times during my years in CPD. You were always a class act guy, quiet, unassuming but solid as a rock when it came to putting your life on the line. I was at your funeral and remember that the crowd was so large. You were a great officer and brother. May God bless your family and watch over them.

Retired Chief of Police Gene Karczewski
CPD and Riverside PD (retired)

December 19, 2010



July 12, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 12, 2010

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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 17, 2007

You have not beenn forgotten. You name now appears with honor and respect at the Gold Star Memorial located on the Lake front. Forever your name will be there for all to see. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still on patrol. Thank you for your dedicated service to Chicago PD. You will never be forgotten.

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

March 14, 2007

I worked with Wayne at Area 4Task Force and the Narcotics Section.
Wayne was a gentle giant,a dedicated Police Officer and faithful husband and father. If I had to pick someone to back me up, it would have been Wayne. Heaven is blessed by Wayne,s presence.

John Glover CPD Retired

May 18, 2006

You were the best father that a daughter could have or ask for and I loved you dearly. Though you never saw me graduate from high school, college or graduate school....though you never had the chance to walk me down the aisle at my wedding....the few years I had with you were most precious. Thank you for always making me feel loved and safe. I'm grateful that God gave me a father like you.

Love always...



May 7, 2006

Detective King,
As one officer wrote in another fallen officer's reflection-"No fallen officer should be without a reflection." I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


June 14, 2005

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