Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Ernest J. Malatinka

Hammond Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, December 29, 1984

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Reflections for Sergeant Ernest J. Malatinka

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

December 29, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 29, 2017

Thank you for your mentoring. I knew you for a short time in my youth and remember all the things regarding life and electronics we discussed during my tenure at the "Goodie Shack Too". I've been out of the area since 1981 and trying to get caught up in my retirement on memories.

A Mentoree ..... Jim Zahrndt

October 30, 2014

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Malatinka. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

Hey Sarge,

Stoppin in to say hello, my step dad was on the Job with you and speaks of you often, enjoy your Beat and Heaven, I hope Ill have the privledge to meet you in the next life on St.Michael's Force

Policeman
Phoenix Police, Brother in Blue

October 27, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 29, 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
Sergeant
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

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

December 29, 2007

SGT MALATINKA WAS A FRIEND TO ALL. I REMEMBER HIS FRIENDLY NATURE. HE WAS KIND TO ALL. WAS WILLING TO GO THE EXTRA STEP TO HELP A PERSON IN NEED. THANKS FOR ALL THE MEMORIES

OFFICER CHARLES MYSZAK
HAMMOND POLICE DEPARTMENT

February 24, 2007

God bless, Ernie.....from a fellow Hoosier.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 28, 2004

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