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Police Officer Bruce Roman Niedoborski

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, August 18, 1989

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Reflections for Police Officer Bruce Roman Niedoborski

Rest in peace Officer Niedoborski.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 21, 2021

Bruce I didn't know that this page existed and if I had known I would have posted earlier. Wow, my friend I think about you often with that big grin on your face!! We had a lot of good times in the 002nd District and a lot of laughs. The day you passed you brought my lottery shirt to me and we laughed about hanging in the bar. You were a cool guy Bruce and liked by many. It hurt us a lot when you passed away. Just wanted to let you know that I will always remember you my friend. It's sad that I see so many others officers from the department that I know. Rest Easy Friend.

Retired P.O. Michelle(Hicks)Sutherland
Chicago Police Dept. was assigned to the 2nd District with Bruce.

April 3, 2021

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 18, 2020


Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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 solace for 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 26, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Niedoborski. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Once again the anniversary of you being called away has arrived. You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8.8.04

August 18, 2011

You have not been forgotten.

bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 18, 2010

Two decades may have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 18, 2009

Thinking of you today, you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over you daughter and those officers still on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of CPD Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 18, 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

December 30, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones and close friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen CPD Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 18, 2007

Rest in Peace Bruce. It was an honor starting my career in the same class with you and I remember all the good times both on and off duty. You are with Terri, Dwayne, and all the others who died to soon and I'm sure you are watching over those of us still on the job.

Officr Daniel K. Grzemski #11594
Chicago P.D.

December 14, 2006

You are not forgotten Bruce. It seems like only yesterday that we were sitting in roll call together planning our day. I think of you often and will never forget. Rest in peace brother. John W. Sonley C.P.D. 002 District

Officer John w. Sonley
Chicago P.D.

November 12, 2004

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