Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Donald E. Kirby, Jr.

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, October 9, 1968

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Reflections for Patrolman Donald E. Kirby, Jr.

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 9, 2018

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

I am sure you are proud that your son has continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 6, 2013

Just want you to know that we miss you and wish we had more time with you. I have always tried to follow in your footsteps and to be the man, father and police officer that you were. I wish you were still here.
Love your Son

Motorcycle Deputy Donald Kirby III

October 9, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us. Continue to rest in peace Patrolman Kirby.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


October 9, 2011

Tonight on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better manchester, NH

October 8, 2007

Don and I went thru the academy together. Our class was a very tight knit group and We enjoyed competing with each other especially when running a race. He was a great guy and a great cop who was with us for too short a time. I still think and remember Him till this day.

Sgt. Joe Madeline
Fort Lauderdale, P.D. Retired

February 10, 2007

When I was first hired by FLPD in Hune of 1967, Don Kirby befriended me. He introduced me to people throughout the community, and taught me a lot about what it meant to be a street cop. He wasn't a motor officer yet. One of my most vivid memories was of a night during Spring Break on Fort Lauderdale Beach, while I was still a rookie. It was during the "Where the Boys Are" movie days (starring Connie Francis), when college kids from all over the nation swarmed to Fort Lauderdale Beach during spring break. The beach hotels hired off-duty detail officers then to handle the rowdy kids. One night, Don & I were working adjacent hotels on the beach. Don was dealing with a disorderly drunk (not a college kid but a local) and called me for a backup. Don placed this jerk under arrest and the fight was on. The guy was big and strong and on something, and it was a hell of a fight. The three of us rolled around in the northbound lane of A1A around 3 AM, wrestling, kicking, punching, biting (I think only the bad guy did the biting if I remember right, but I could be wrong)and dodging passing cars. Finally we got this mutt cuffed and called for transport. We got to our feet and inventoried our cuts, bruises, and torn uniforms. Don turned to me with a grin and said, "Welcome to police work, kid!" Hey, welcome to heaven, Don.

James T. Farley
Captain, FLPD Retired

February 2, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

October 9, 2006

Rest in peace.

Det. A. Johnson

February 17, 2006

RIP somehow does not seem fitting enough. Motor officers a special breed of police officers. Their attention to duty is reflected in their service to their job.Certainly a higher risk assignment due to the enviroment they work in. Join your brothers in the endless ride to protect and serve.Forever gratefull for your service.

Dispatcher John W Hire
Warren Mass police dept

October 16, 2005



September 6, 2005

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