Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Paul Kramer

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, March 30, 1971

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Reflections for Police Officer Paul Kramer

Officer Kramer,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Louis. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 30, 2021

I miss my dad everyday. The hole in my heart will never heal

I've tried to make choices that would make you proud. You've missed so much that would have brought such happiness to you. RIP dad

Love you forever

Judy Kramer Breneisen
Retired Brigdeton Police dispatcher/Daughter

March 31, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 30, 2020

I wish I knew you better. I was only two.

Chris Kramer

November 20, 2015

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Kramer. Your bravery and courage will never be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 13, 2014

God bless men like Paul Kramer for their courage, dedication and bravery.

"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion." —Proverbs 28:1

Sgt. Jim Welby
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department - retired

March 30, 2013

Today marks 40 years ago you were shot. I sat by your hospital bed for 5 days believing you were going to pull through. I've tried to live my life to make you proud. I know you're watching over us. At least I have the memories of being "daddy's little girl" and you were my best friend.
I miss you every day.

Judy Kramer Breneisen
Bridgeton Police Dept and daughter of Officer Paul Kramer

March 25, 2011

All these years, it's been too painful for me to leave a reflection.

Today marks another anniversary date of live without my dad. After fighting hard for 5 days to live, he just couldn't recover. He's been missed so much and by so many. I still have a hole in my heart after all these years.

Today, another St. Louis Police Officer was buried after being killed in the line of duty. I know the pain his family and friends are suffering.

My dad will take care of that officer in Heaven as he has all the others for so many years.

I'm still proud to be Officer Paul Kramer's daughter

Judy Kramer Breneisen
Bridgeton Police Dept & Officers Kramer's Daughter

March 30, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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.

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

March 30, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 30, 2010



February 29, 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

December 11, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 13, 2007



July 12, 2006

God bless you for your service and sacrifice to the citizens of St. Louis. You are a true hero for your actions and you are not forgotten by your police family.

St. Louis City Police

July 7, 2005

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