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Patrolman Kenneth Joseph Moraska

Norway Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, May 23, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Kenneth Joseph Moraska

Patrolman Moraska,
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 Norway. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 23, 2021

Yes, Mrs Negro, your brother, Patrolman Moraska had warmth and honesty flowing in his brave soul. Rest in peace. A true Michigan hero!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 17, 2018

His killer is now up for parole.

Green Bay Police

June 16, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 23, 2015

To all that have posted a comment here, a heartfelt thank you. Ken is my brother. After all these years, it is wonderful to realize that people still care and remember. God Bless you all!

Mari Moraska Negro
Sister, Norway , MI

May 16, 2015

Rest in Peace Ken. Your sisters are friends of mine. I followed in the Police footsteps and did 30 Years in your honor and the honor of others who have protected and served in their communities. May St Micheal and our great Lord keep all Law Enforcement safe. Thank you for your service. You are missed by your brothers and sisters.

Deputy Sheriff
Sheboygan County Sheriff

May 2, 2015

Rest in peace. Each shift when I patrolled the Norway Cemetery I would drive past Ken's resting site and said a Prayer that this would never happen again in our County of Dickinson. So Far we have been spared. Please may our lord keep them safe on there watch.

Deputy James Blanton retired 33 years
Dickinson County Sherff Office Iron Mt Mi.

May 23, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 23, 2012

39 years ago today and not forgotten.


Rocky Geppert

May 23, 2010

An Angel in the Sky Must Leave His Place of Rest.Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest.For Duty has called, There is much work to do.Little did he know, This One is Dressed in Blue.Arriving on the Scene, He Knows Just What to Say,Follow me Fallen Brother, I'll Show you the Way,"Your Duty has Ended, Your Work is now Through,"Come Hang Your Hat Beside mine,I'm A Cop Too.

God bless the Moraska family

Rocky geppert

May 25, 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

November 26, 2007



May 23, 2005

Patrolman Moraska,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Norway.


May 23, 2005

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