Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal John Novabilski

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, April 26, 1995

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Reflections for Corporal John Novabilski

I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace, Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace

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

April 26, 2012

I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace, Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace

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

April 26, 2012

Nova, it's been 17 years..a night I will never forget. Thank you for being the best, craziest FTO a rookie could have! The fun and crazy times are too many to list. I brought my daughter to visit you last week, and told her of your heroism, and of the coward who stole you from Karen and the rest of us. Rest in peace as those of us still on this side of eternity continue to miss you.

CPL Lori McCann #1686
PGPD Retired

April 26, 2012

I was in the police academy (Session 84) the night you were killed. CPL. Berry Beam called the class in the early morning hours. I never will forget him saying, I need you to come in. A policeman has been killed...We conducted three crime scene searches. I have been told that you were one hell of a good policeman. I wish I had got to know you. Take comfort in knowning that the dirt bag that cowardly ambushed you, killed himself with your pistol...

CPL Harry E. Slifer # 2159
PGPD Patrol Division

September 19, 2011

John,

I hope Grandma is with you, Poppy, and Mommy now. The last couple of times I have seen Grandma, all she talked about was you and why did you die. I guess it was her way of telling us she would be seeing you soon.

Lots of memories the last few days at Grandma's Funeral.

Will see you on your Memorial Honor Day.

Miss you my brother.

"He Don't Like It"

Bernie

Bernie
Brother

May 11, 2011

It's that time of the year again. Spring. Everything should be of birth, new life. I see the birds, especially the crows, because they constantly "Caw". And they are here by me, telling me "it's ok, I'm here, I'm watching over you." Or, the phone rings and noone is there, but I feel its you. I miss you. I wish I could hear your "Caw" and you callling me on the phone but the asshole who killed you took that and our future away. I start over with another angel I think you sent my way but you my love will never be replaced. I miss you. K.

knovabilski
you know

March 31, 2011

Continue to rest easy brother. You are not forgotten. Watch over and guide us as we patrol the streets you gave your life for.

Anonymous

March 28, 2011

Missing you always my brother, my friend, and my hero. The kids are getting bigger now and I tell them about how brave you were in your job.

Brandon is learning to play Ice Hockey. He is in a clinic for 6 weeks and he will be doing another 6 weeks. It is so funny when we received his practice jersey. It was #33. It immediately brought back memories of you when we were growing up as you wore #33.


Missing you. God Bless You.

Bernie
Brother

March 7, 2011

You are not forgotten. The World is in one big heap of trouble. You are in a better place. Remembering and honoring you. We all miss you so much!

"He Don't Like It"

Bernie
Brother

February 11, 2011

John,

Missing you during this Holiday Season. I look back at all of the Christmas and New Years we had together as kids growing up. I sure do remember all of the games we played together. You were always a great teacher to me then and even now.

You are missed so much.

Bernie
Brother

December 22, 2010

John,

It was great to visit you again. The rain was falling and the wind was blowing, but we made it to see you. A christmas wreath with cards to remember and honor you. You are not forgotten at all, especially during the Holidays where Families should be together. You protected so many Families on Holidays.

The world we live in is cold, greedy, and selfish more ever it has been. I pray for You and Mommy and think about both of you every day.

I often wonder what could have been with both of you living.

Miss you and love you.

Bernie

Bernie
Brother

December 13, 2010

John,

Thinking about you today alot. Thinking about us playing hockey; you wearing the Hawks Jersey and me wearing the Red Wings Jersey hoarsing around.

Memories is all I have and they help me alot, but there will always be an empty feeling and void.

We all miss you so very, very much. Will be visiting soon at your place of rest to honor you and thank you.

Miss you my friend and brother.

Bernie
Brother

November 15, 2010

John,

There is not a day that goes by that I do not miss you. I miss you so much. You were serious when you had to be, but the comical stough you did makes me laugh out loud at times.

You would be proud of your Niece and Nephew!

Look upon us and protect us John.

You and all of the other PG county police officers will never be forgotten.

Bernie
Brother

September 23, 2010

Well, it's been 15 yrs. of heartache. But.. I remember well, the laughter you brought to me, the lessons you taught me, and how reality can really be unfair. I miss the hockey games, yay Caps!, Boo Flyers. Oh the Red Wings and the bets you had with Bernie! You taught me what the Republican Party was, or should be and now I'm taking voting more serious even though I was "liberal". I wish I could talk to you now, because like my mum, who loved you, you are in heaven or amongst us earthly beings in spirit as ghosts, watching over us, & trying to make us remember what was good and what is bad, and how we shouldn't make your memory sad. I miss you, I love you forever. Thank you for everything you've contributed to my life. I pray to see you again one day.. to ask me.. What the * were you thinking?

Karen
PGPD's widow

April 26, 2010

We all have our special days, this is yours. It a day for us to remember you anf your life. To thank-you and watch over your family. Thank-you for your brave service. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

April 26, 2010

I miss you. I'm crying even though I'm w/ someone else. I'm listening to Diana Ross' "Missing You". I think about you due to there is always still a reminder. I miss you, your laughter, you making me laugh, and all missing what could have been. I hope you are watching over me, Bernie, your beautiful niece & nephews, 1 is now a cop due to you, Jason who wants to become a PG Police. I hope you are watching over us. I miss you. Every year, every day.

Karen
wife

April 15, 2010

John,

We all miss you and Steve. Please welcome Jenson.

All of the fallen officers are truly angels!

I try to remember you as always smiling and joking.

Eternal peace my brother.

Bernie
Brother

April 6, 2010

John, Thinking of you every single day. Cannot accept what happened to you. Hope you are with Mommy and Poppy.

I will always remember and cherish the time we had together.

Miss you.

The erosion of our society is great, the structure of good is crumbling to the evil amongst us.

Bernie
Brother

March 29, 2010

I hope you are at peace. Watch over Jensen.

Karen Novabilski
Prince G.

March 12, 2010

John, I miss my friend. In December 2009 I ran into District II station to change clothes to go to a event when I walked into the roll call room I remember one of many times that we got together to plan our jokes on one or two of our fellow co-workers. We had good times and hanging out with u my good friend and brother was fun. I miss u my friend and I know that I will see you again. Oh yeah John, Karen (your beautiful wife) and I became friends and i can see why you loved her, she is a great person.

I miss you my friend.

Julie

Anonymous

March 10, 2010

It's obvious you are still thought of daily and not forgotten by the comments....we are still fighting the good fight here in your place...."life has a flavor the protected will never know"....

Anonymous

January 24, 2010

I've accepted you gone as well as others who were meant everything to me. You are still in my thoughts and I hope one day we will see each other even though I started over. Thank you for for teaching me reality. It sucks.

K

December 22, 2009

Dear John,

We were to the site you rest. We miss you greatly. John, I tell your niece and nephew what a courageous person you were and what you stood for.
They say time heals all wounds, but this statement is not true. There is not a day that I do not wish I could see you and talk to you.

May you be smiling in Heaven singing the praises of eternal happiness.

Missing you always! Pray for us. Merry Christmas my brother! You are not forgotten.

Bernie, Paula, Sierra, and Brandon
Brother and family

December 21, 2009

Thinking of you now it is the Holiday Season. The Family is coming to see you this week. You are missed so much.

I still cannot accept that your gone. Hope you are smiling and laughing every minute.

See you soon.

Bernie
Brother

November 23, 2009

I think about you every day. We would have just celebrated our anniversary. I haven't forgotten what was taken away and what could have been. I hope you're at peace. I feel your presence still. I miss you making me laugh. Your nephew that your "corrupted" into being a police officer is now one for METRO Transit. He would make you proud, that you blessed him, not corrupted him except for your sense of sick humor. You had your witnesses. They're still here wishing you were too.

K

October 13, 2009

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