Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Stephen A. Lukas

Auburn Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, January 1, 1986

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Reflections for Patrolman Stephen A. Lukas

Patrolman Lukas, it has been 38 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and 9 months of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 1, 2024

I remember when I was at a high school party and you protected me. I was 16. You were 18. Thank you.

High school

March 28, 2020

I was only 14 when this accident happened but I still remember it like it was yesterday. Never Forgotten.


January 1, 2017

Thank You for your service. R.I.P.

Off. L. James #156
Medford MA PD

December 31, 2016

Thank you for your service brother

Det. Booth 0050
Bowie PD

May 31, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 22, 2016

I remember the picture of him holding me in his harm, smiling @ me. And holding his rifle in the other hand in his uniform;)

Jessica M Lukas

August 4, 2014

Hey, Steve...remember the time you and I...

brother Tom

June 7, 2012

Think of you often. Rest in peace.


May 30, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th anniversary year 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 the solace of all who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 1, 2011

Officer Lukas you are remembered by the men and women of the Boston Police Department. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

December 19, 2010

Uncle Neil, I am touched and thankful to be a part of this memorial page for your service. I remember looking up to you as a little girl and thinking that you were larger than life. God bless you and I know you are with Dad on the other side in a peaceful place. Love you both

Suzanne Lukas Coppola

June 22, 2010

You are always in my thoughts an prayers. I have a Stevie Lukas tribute shelf above my desk at work, which is across the street from the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial, where your name is engraved. I miss you lot and remain very proud of you.

Liz O'Brien

November 6, 2009

Daybreak, a Small Town Policeman

Any patrolman will tell you that the cruelest hour of an all-night shift is that hateful hour before sunrise. The eyes are stretched open from hours of searching, and you forget you even wanted light. But when dawn finally comes, the pupils can’t adjust, so this harsh orange flame burns like the coals of punishment, gathered through the night, ending the shift in a final assault that just escapes into daybreak. Then it’s time to go home to sleep.

Tom Lukas
Little Brother

May 22, 2009

Officer Lukas,
You were much too young to be taken. Just from reading your stories,I can tell you loved your job as an Officer.
Thank you for doing a job that sometimes can be so thankless. May your family find some comfort in knowing that you will always be remembered for being a true hero.

summit co.


October 28, 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

February 18, 2008

Patrolman Lukas,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Auburn. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 1, 2008

Patrolman Lukas, today marks the 22nd anniversary of your tragic death. New Year’s Day is a day meant for celebrating and renewal but sadly, for those who know and love you, it’s a day of mourning. Though you were taken physically from your family and friends, I know you have never truly left them and watch over them to this day.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 1, 2008



December 30, 2007

Twenty-two years ago
I was twenty-four
you were twenty-five
September 7, your birthday
I look for you
you look after me.

Love always,

Tom Lukas
little brother

September 7, 2007

We remember Stephen Lukas in our school and classes and on campus at AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL. He is missed by his classmates from 1978!


May 6, 2007

20 years....

I can turn and see you there...

fishing the Quinie, the Cape...Orleans!!!!

blasting at pins, 9 mm against vets with .45's..

dancing on the
Ditch Levee, balancing a heavie...

the road is still bumpy,
oatmeal still lumpy,

Erica and Heidi still remember you in each evenings prayers,

love and miss you,

Hania and your sloppy brother Jim

January 29, 2006

Brother Lukas,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

January 5, 2006

The sacrifice made will never be forgotten....May you rest in peace...

Sgt. Jeffrey Lourie

Detective Sergeant
Auburn Mass. Police Department

May 2, 2005

Thank You for your contributions to the job, you are sadly missed.

MSP 72nd RTT (1994-present)

Trooper Mark D. Robbins
Massachusetts State Polce

October 24, 2004

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