Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Paul A. Kortepeter

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, January 19, 1983

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Reflections for Officer Paul A. Kortepeter

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 18, 2019

THANK YOU Paul for your service, I truly wish I could have met you. Your Son is a great man, I fell in love with him, but it was not to be, for he was already married with 2 kids, so I had to set him free. I think of you, when I think of your son, because I know he Loves & misses you, as much as I do him.

Christiena Coffey
A Love of his Son

April 28, 2018

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 20, 2018

NEVER FORGOTTEN! Cops Cycling for Survivors.

Officer Monica Zahasky

January 19, 2017

Faithful Unto Death ~ Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 18, 2017

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 18, 2017

Eternal REst

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 19, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 18, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 18, 2015

Eternal Rest, brother.

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 19, 2014

Thought of you today, and am missing you. My heart still aches. Forever missed.

Control - IPD

December 9, 2013

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

Officer 11169

March 24, 2013

Rest In Peace, Paul.

S. I. Drake, Lt. IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 19, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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 dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

January 19, 2012

You and your family are not forgotten.....

PFC Penman
Fairfax City PD-Motor Squad

May 19, 2008



January 11, 2008

"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 9, 2008

G-d bless you.

January 19, 2007

Rest in Peace Paul

Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

January 19, 2006

there is not a day that goes by that I don't miss you

d pollock
close friend

April 13, 2005

My heart breaks every time I think of you. I know your mother was heartbroken. You will not be forgotten.


March 20, 2005

Thank you from those who know what a difference you made.


February 18, 2005


August 24, 2004

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