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Patrolman Jan Mulder

Piqua Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, August 11, 1970

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Reflections for Patrolman Jan Mulder

Rest in peace Patrolman Mulder.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 7, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Jan Mulder of the Piqua Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 12, 2018

In June of 1968, I left for a tour of duty in Vietnam. The night before I left, he called me and cautioned me to be careful and to take of myself. I returned in June of 1969, 14 months later I lost my brother.

Michael S.T. Mulder. Tsgt, USAF, Ret

May 24, 2018

Miss you today and always Daddy.


August 11, 2017

I wish I could have met him. I am the daughter of his son Jan Mulder III. I bet he would have been a wonderful grandpa. Rest in peace.


August 7, 2016

Can't wait to meet you

Greg Austerman
Grandson of Al and Judy Mulder

November 9, 2015

Dad, miss you today and always. I wish I could talk to you.

Judy Mulder-Palermo

August 11, 2015

jan was like a dad to me.He always told me jokes.helped me fix my bike ,when it broke. He was awesome.I think of Jan a lot. and Iwillays miss him.

Jim slife
Close friend

July 25, 2014

We miss you every day. Wish you were able to meet your grandkids Carmen, Anthony and Mario. You sure would have fun kicking around a soccer ball with them. I also wish you knew my husband Jim. He's the best man I've ever met and the love of my life.
I hope everyone remembers what you sacrificed to keep Piqua safe. You were the greatest Dad and patriotic citizen. Love you Dad. Judy

Judy Mulder-Palermo

August 11, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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 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 those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 12, 2010

"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

January 8, 2008

What you did in service to your community meant more than you'd ever guess - Thank you so much for your service

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

May 12, 2007

I remember your broad smile,that warm laugh,that attitude of always caring about others.You were a great friend to my father and my family. I will never forget that early morning phone call, calling my father into work that tragic night. Your devotion to your duty has truly been an inspiration to myself and others I'm sure.Your watch here on earth is over, your work was well done. The world was truly a better place with you in it, now Heaven is bleesed with your presence. God bless, and rest in Peace.

Deputy Eric K Wilcox
Greene Co. Sheriff

February 20, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace. God bless.

September 29, 2004

Sir, you were the only officer in the USA killed on the day I was born. I work hard and proud in your memory, thank you for your sacrifice....John Finley III

P.O. John Finley III

May 26, 2004

Jan, none of us "want to go" brother, but if we've "got to go", if our "number is up" . . . if it's "our time" . . . then we'd want to go like you . . . on or off duty, wearing or carrying our badge, protecting our public and taking out our enemy. You're so honorable. I respect you. . . we will not forget. Jim Crotty (former Richmond, VA Police Officer).

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF, Ret.

April 7, 2004

Rest in Peace will never be forgotten


Ptl. Mulder you are a hero and you shall live on through the others who wear the badge.

"In Valor There Is Hope"-Tacitus

Explorer Kyle Matlock
Huber Heights P.D. Ohio

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