Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Bryan J. Moschea

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, July 31, 1967

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Reflections for Police Officer Bryan J. Moschea

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

July 31, 2020

Bryan and I grew up together, went to same church, same High School. He joined Milwaukee PD and I joined Saint Francis PD. We'd run into each other waiting to see a DA or in County court a few times a month. Stayed friends until we lost him during the 1967 riots. Sad day all around. I know Bryan is in Heaven keeping an eye on all of us 'old timers' now. RIP Bryan

Patrol Officer (retired)
Saint Francis PD, Wisconsin

September 16, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Moschea.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 2, 2019

As we reflect and remember your sacrifice today, your legacy of service has continued in the entire family with blood kin and in-laws. We all revere your sacrifice and honor your heroics.

Nadyne Henning-Buck

July 31, 2017

Officer Moschea, your service, bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. As I read about your courage and dedication my thoughts are with your family today.

G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, EOW 3/20/2011

July 31, 2015

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

December 8, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I thank your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

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

January 25, 2013

Thank you for your Heroism Sir, RIP

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

April 18, 2012

I never got to meet you, but everything I hear about you can be summed up into three pieces; heroic, honorable friend and family member, and above all one courageous man. My dad used to tell me that if I had ever met you, we would have been a lot a like. I never knew what that meant, but if I could have half of the strength and courage I was told you had, I know that some things in life would be a lot easier to endure. I wish I would have had the chance to meet you, but I know that by giving your life you saved others that were in the standoff with you. My dad (and your mom and brothers) misses you every day, and even though he may not always voice it, I know that there isn't a day that goes by without him thinking of you. You were his older brother whom he looked to in times of need and guidance, and now sometimes I wonder if when he's stuck between a rock and a hard place if he wishes you were still there to turn to. In writing this, I hope that while you're up in Heaven you know that you are greatly loved and remembered even by those of us who never had the honor of meeting you.

I am proud to have had an uncle who I can call a hero.


November 7, 2011

It has been 41 years since you joined St. Michael's Police
Patrol in heaven. I often hear it said that the fallen patrol safe quiet streets in heaven but that isn't why St.Michael has a heavenly patrol. If patrolling heaven were the job you would not be in need of wings. All of you patrol the violent streets of our earthly cities to protect the innocent and to help protect the police on our streets. When unable to protect them the fallen will escort them to receive their wings and become the blue lines guardians. There probably isn't a cop out there who has not had the experience of a near miss and wonders why he/she was spared in a dangerous situation. They eventually realize it must be that their appointed guardian angel ran that interference, Your sacrifice is remembered, your dedication to duty is recorded. Your continued protection of our men and women on the thin blue line is very appreciated by this mother of a
Thank You for your service, past and present.

July 1, 2008

I remember the friendship we developed while serving together in the Air Force on a base in Montana. You were such a vibrant, friendly, and fun loving friend. I remember reading about your death when I lived in St. Paul and attended the U. of MN. We were 3 months apart in age, and now at 64, retired and living in Madison, WI I think of you often and miss your wonderful smile and all you missed because of your personal sacrafice. God bless you and your family.

Brian Blankenburg

Brian Blankenburg
USAF Medic and Friend

December 7, 2007



June 26, 2007

Thank you Officer. My grandfather was one of those shot with you at that house. In no small part of your sacrifice, my grandfather survived his wounds, and was able to live many years with his family.

We want you to know that your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten, as my father, brother and I carry on as officers today.

PO E. Henning
Grandson of Det. Ken Henning Milwaukee PD

January 26, 2007


You were taken much too soon, but your service did make a difference. Your community should feel very honored to have had you as a public servant. You were the officer that we all strive to be. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

November 4, 2004

You are not forgotten and you will always be a hero to those you left to carry on. God Bless you always.

Sgt. A. Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

September 3, 2003

A lot has happened to me since that fateful night at 2nd & Center, I survived the shotgun fire and was fortunate to continue my life. I have thought of you often throughout my life. I was a pallbearer for you and never understood, even to this day, why this happened to you at such a young age. We were all doing our duty that night of the riots and when I arrived at the shooting scene I had no idea you had already been slain. I saw the other officers and gave up my seat in the squad so they could be conveyed to the hospital. The shooter was still firing at that point and I thought it would be all over for me; however, I survived, a few years later I left the Department.
Although it was a tragedy, you were always a hero ...your partner and friend, Officer Thomas C. Thompson

Patrolman Thomas C. Thompson
Milwaukee Police Dept.

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