Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Gerald W. Mork

Iola Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, July 14, 1985

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Gerald W. Mork

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 14, 2020

I visited Jerry's grave tonight. I had the privilege of going through the academy with Jerry and sitting next to him for most of that time. I have a cottage in nearby Amherst Junction and try to stop at the cemetery when I can and remember good times shared with Jerry. He will never be forgotten. I hope to connect with his son and share a story or two of his father.

Detective Lee Mikulec
Fond du Lac Police Department

July 3, 2020

Respect, Honor, Remember,. Never Forgotten.

Surviving parent G Birkholz
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

June 29, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Mork. What a place to give your life! Always a hero and honored soul.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 7, 2019

i remember you and love you. i will never forget as a child riding in that old fire truck down the streets of 45 now but it seems like yesterday.i will hug you when we meet again uncle jerry. im david johnson son of bob johnson any of my family is welcomed to contact me at 904 424 2515

robert d johnson

April 1, 2015

We had a summer home in Iola, we live in Chicago. My dads close friend, Jim Wrosch, was also a close friend to jerry. I remember as a kid, Uncle Jim calling my dad and telling him what had happened. Jerry Wrosch and my dad John MIgala drove a fire engine up there for his funeral. I believe I was 12 when this happened...Its amazing how you think time stands still. My Uncle and dad are both gone and Jerry's son grown up and a policeman. Nice, warm feeling...

Broadview Police Department IL
Jennifer Migala-Santucci

December 7, 2014

I see that a memorial was recently estabished in your honor. It must pleace your family to see that you are still revered.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 8, 2013

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I am sure you are proud that your son continues your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 14, 2010

jerry mork was an important member of our family.
he was supposed to be in my parent's (his younger brother's) wedding on october 26th 1985, the same year he was murdered.
i was never able to meet him.
i am close to his son and daughter, my cousins.
it's horrible, his murder. children are supposed to burry their parents, not the other way around.
i know he was a good man and he would be proud of his son, who is now a full time cop.
may he rest in peace.

lindsey mork

April 4, 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 22, 2008

See you on the other side.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

September 24, 2007

May you rest in peace, and know your son continues to be a positive role model and an excellent officer. Prayers will be sent to man above to watch over us, and thank you for your service.


June 12, 2007

Rest in peace, hero. God will sort out all of the details come judgement day.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 21, 2006

Thank you Officer Mork for serving and protecting us. God be with your family. R.I.P. sir.

Deputy M. Reed
EPSO (Colorado)

July 14, 2006

I just read your story on a website, and wanted to send my condolences and, most importantly, a thank you for your service.

Police Sergeant
Metro-Boston, Massachusetts

August 26, 2005

Rest in peace Jerry
Though justice was not served here on earth, we know that the Final Judge will see to it.

Walworth SO

December 19, 2003

Through one of the periodicals issued by WPPA, I see that Jerry's son, Jason, has won his second law enforcement scholarship. I know that makes Jerry very proud. I'm glad to see his family doing well and I often reflect about Jerry and the quality individual he was. I hope to have an opportunity someday to meet Jason and let him know how I felt about his dad.

Lt. Tony Bovee
Town of Menasha P.D.

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