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Police Officer Carlton Wayne Sudduth

Livingston University Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, June 21, 1980

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Reflections for Police Officer Carlton Wayne Sudduth

Love you dad, miss you. Today you have been gone 36 years.

Carl Sudduth
Officers Son

June 21, 2016

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
Texas

June 21, 2015

I randomly checked this date and found your page. It was random. No campus cop is ever in real danger, right? WRONG. You've proven that. How sad, tragic and infuriating that the general public does not see the risks and the dangers faced by campus cops just as much as our Brothers and Sisters within the municipal and state spheres.

Your heroism is to be emulated. God Bless, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 21, 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 32nd anniversary year 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 remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 28, 2012

Officer Sudduth, now it's 28 years. Livingston University seems to have changed it's name but your legacy remains. I can only hope that the PD and the University have something to honor you and make sure, no one forgets what you gave.

God Bless, Rest on, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 21, 2008

Officer Sudduth,
Your Murderer came up for perole today. And I'm happy to tell you. They turned him down again. He will get a chance again in five years, and I know your family and friends will again do every thing they can to stop it. God Bless you and your family.

Sergeant Tim Williams
Demopolis Police Department

March 31, 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
Sergeant
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.

July 19, 2007

Thank you for your service and giving all to protect. I never knew you, but my mother spoke of you often. My husband and both my sons are in law enforcement and they carry on with pride. Years have passed but you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace and God continue to bless your family.
Alice Faye (Hamilton - Norris) Flores

Alice Faye (Hamilton - Norris) Flores
cousin by marriage

December 2, 2006

Rest in Peace, Officer Sudduth. Your sacrifice if not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 26, 2006

I served as a firefighter and paramedic with the Livingston Fire Department from 1992-1998 and don't believe I ever heard about this incident. I was only in the Campus Police Station on one occasion, so I hope that I just didn't see any type of memorial in your honor when it was there. If there is not one, there should be. God Bless you Brother.

Firemedic Kevin Fuller
Saraland Fire Rescue

May 17, 2006

It may have been 25 years since the event that took you from the Livingston University Police, but there are no doubt many who feel the pain like it was yesterday.

Your extended family misses you. God Bless and Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 30, 2005

The watch still continues,we took the oath and we shell uphold,protect and serve,you are not forgotten fellow officer in blue,rest in peach.

Watch Commander/A.Dumas
Bishop State Community College Campus Police Dept.

March 15, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Sudduth.

Officer Kevin R Turley
Jacksonville (Alabama) Police Department

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