Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Court Officer Ernest L. Lang, Jr.

Delaware County Bureau of Park Police and Fire Safety, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, December 10, 1978

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Reflections for Court Officer Ernest L. Lang, Jr.


Ret. Det. V Sinnott

February 23, 2022

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

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

December 10, 2020

Cpl. Lang - Your era of the department was way before my time, but your service and dedication to the Park Police is just as valuable and commemorated now as it was then. Time heals but doesn't erase. Thank you for your sacrifice and leading the way for my era and generations to come. Rest in peace. God bless.

P/O Joseph Dougherty
Del. Co. Park Police

May 15, 2020

We remember your sacrifice on that December night. God bless.

Scott D Mahoney Chief of Police
Del. Co. Park Police

December 23, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 10, 2019

Rest in peace Corporal Lang.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 14, 2019

Its been 37 years, you and P/O Wehe are remembered by us all! Rest in Peace, God Bless!

Detective/Captain Scott Mahoney
Delaware County Park Police Department

December 16, 2015

RIP . Its not how he died that made you a hero. It is how you lived and served as Delaware's finest. A true hero

Segeant Yalcin Kiyar
NYPD retired

December 12, 2013



December 10, 2013

Today marks 33 years since you were killed in the line of duty. I keep you and your family in my prayers and hope that they receive some comfort knowing you died a hero saving others. God Bless!

Detective/Captain Scott Mahoney
Delaware County Park Police Dept.

December 10, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 10, 2011

On the occasion of the 30 year anniversary of his death, CORPORAL ERNEST LANG JR. a true "HERO" is always remembered by the officers in our department. God Bless him and his family. Gone but not forgotten. 12/10/08

DET/LT Scott Mahoney
Delaware County Park Police Dept.

February 14, 2009

"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

January 15, 2008

Here we are again sir, one year later honoring and remembering you as always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 10, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 6, 2007

You are a true hero. Rest in peace brother.

nc game warden

May 29, 2007

You are a true hero sir and shall always be remembered as such. Today and everyday we honor and remember you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 10, 2006

You have never been forgotten Corpl. Lang. Rest in Peace

December 10, 2005

God bless you and your family

February 16, 2005

Ernest, you showed lots of guts in doing what you did. I admire your courage and pray God has assigned you to a nice quiet district in Heaven. Rest in Peace, brother.

Ptl. James F. Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 8, 2004

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