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Patrolman Richard Lewis Cash

Forest Park Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, January 3, 1996

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Reflections for Patrolman Richard Lewis Cash

20+ years later and i still remember that night. Me and your son must have been the same age and experienced the lost of a father that day. My father was involved with that case. I came across this online out of curiosity. I never knew what exactly happend that Wednesday of 1996. I'm glad your family is well and may you continue to rest in peace officer cash.


April 26, 2018

Hey Dad, I miss you a lot. They put me on Adam team. Capt Skwira is a great Captain. He really doesn't take any shit off no one,that's what I like the most about him. I get along pretty good with the rest of my team as well. Lt.Gladden is a human bloodhound, Sgt Kempf has made a home for his boot in my ass, but he means well. Sgt Bulligton is funny, Owens is a little goofy, Foster is a walking history book, Cantrell is a princess until she gets mad, Sparks is kinda reserved but funny when she starts talking, Groenewold, well he's just Groenewold.
I just switched back to night shift. I like nights alot more than day shift. I was on patrol on Jan 3. All I could do was think about you. I think about you all the time. I've meet alot of people in the city who still talk about you. They think it's cool that I'm working in Forest Park. I visit Nelson a good bit. He misses you alot. Hell every body does.
I hate that my children will never meet you. I take Brantley to see your picture at the PD. To him you are PawPaw. Hope you don't mind. Everley is the sweetest baby ever. Lauren is the best wife I could have ever asked for.
Well just wanted to tell you how things have been going. I love and miss you.

Josh Cash

Patrolman A-31 Josh Cash
Your son/Forest Park Police

January 10, 2018

My heart aches for your family, as you were taken to young. Your courage and bravery are remembered today and always because you died fighting to make the world a better place. I am honored to be your brother, and may God forever bless those you left behind. Rest in Peace my brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

January 10, 2017

Ricky, we are going to be grandparents!! I've often wanted to write on your post. Now is the time. Your only daughter is going to have a son and or daughter herself. How it still hurts and I'm still so confused about what happened. You would be amazed at Cheyenne. She looks just like you, she moves just like you. I thought you would like to know that she is with Josh at the moment. I couldn't be happier with that. Josh is still a spiting image of you. He always was. They have and are having Two grand babies you would love as much as your children. Josh and Cheyenne have talked to Tray, even met him I believe. Cheyenne makes me so proud as she would you. The stories she wrote were so creative. The day she graduated I could not have been prouder. She lifts her eyebrow the same as you and Josh. She drags her feet. I remember when that drove me crazy about you. I adored it with her. She is a bit messy, she's comfortable with her things surrounding her, exactly were she puts them. She did not get the chance to know you and to this day that breaks my heart. Your only little girl.She has your nose thank goodness and is as beautiful as a daughter can be inside and out. Your grandchild from her and James Yates - James being a man you would most certainly approve of - is 10 weeks at the moment. She's the strongest lady I know. Yet she still has a heart that feels a missing part when it comes to you. She's absolutely amazing Ricky. Thank you for blessing me with her. Thank you for giving her Josh. Or giving Cheyenne to Josh. I could never write because I knew it would be painful and to this day it is. I talked about you to Cheyenne often. Yet I tried to keep her from hurting more that she does when it comes to you. I know your police family excepts her as one of their own. You were the best decision I ever made. Again you blessed me with her. You are missed, loved and thought of daily.


October 2, 2016

I remember this like it was just yesterday it's hard to believe it's been 20 years. May you rest in peace my thoughts and prayers have been with your family every since then and will continue to be with them until I'm called home.

Reverend JP Morgan

September 18, 2016

Rest in peace, Ricky. It has been 20 years but it seems like yesterday.

Liz Baker
Clayton County District Attorney's Office

May 11, 2016

Hey Brother, I went by your grave today and said a prayer. I remember 1996 like it was yesterday, the sights and sounds the day you were taken from us so early. I think about you often.

Lt. Jim Warner
FPPD 1998 to 2001

January 3, 2016

Its been 20 years Ricky since I saw you for the last time. A lot has happened since then, but rest assured, you have a fine son to be proud of and have had times spent with him. I'm sorry I couldn't do more that night brother and know you are missed.

RIP Brother

Doc Roberts
Iraq, 2016

January 3, 2016

20 years gone. In a moment. Josh is all grown up. Got a wonderful wife and you have an amazing grandson. I miss you man. Wish you could see them. I still remember the call from Michelle. Thanks for the time I had with you my brother, my friend.
Wish it had been different.

Det. Charles Israel
Fairburn PD

January 3, 2016

Its be 19 years brother. Everyday that I put this uniform on I think about you. Please continue to watch over all of us! As always you will be in our hearts and mind

Captain Bobby Godsey
Paulding County Sheriff's Office

January 3, 2015


Your grandson is absolutely beautiful. Josh is indeed, an awesome daddy. He reminds me so much of you and Josh. You would be so proud of Josh. He loves Lauren and Brantley so much you can see it in his face and his can hear it in his voice when he talks about them. He got his heart from you.

Missing and remembering you always...


January 3, 2015


On December 29, Josh married Lauren, his high school sweetheart. And believe me, she is a sweetheart. Josh has loved her since he was 14. Now Josh is 22 and he and Lauren are expecting your first grandson on May 17. Josh is so excited. He is going to be the best daddy. Thank you, Ricky, for the gift of our son and grandson. Even though you are not here with us, you better believe that precious baby is going to know you!


January 30, 2014

Remembering you today, as always my brother !


FF/EMT-B Ray Bramblett
Forest Park Fire Department

January 3, 2014

I wish I could have met you. Well I did but I wasn't old enough to remember you. The way people describe you reminds me alot of my brother I think he is a lot more like you than he even knows. But I really just wanted thank you for the gift of just the best brother anyone could ask for. There isnt anything me and him wouldn't do for each other. I know youve been watching over him. Thank you rickey. rest in peace


October 17, 2013

Offficer Cash,

I recently met your daughter, Cheyenne. She is my nephew's girlfriend. She is such a beautiful girl! Looking at your photograph here, I see you in her so much. I know it has been so hard for her growing up without you in her life, but I know you have been with her and watching over her all along. She's a Senior in high school this year. You would be so proud of her. She's funny and engaging and sensitive and I like her very much. She's been to visit our family several times now and we always enjoy having her. Though she was just a baby when you left this world, she would not even be here if you not given her Life. I hope that the sadness she feels at your absence will soon turn to only Love and Joy when she finally realizes this amazing Gift you gave her. May her life be everything she wants it to be. May her life be a living legacy and testament to your own. When she walks across that stage to receive her diploma next spring, give her a strong sign to let her know that you are with her....Always and Forever.


August 28, 2013

I still think of you often! I could not have done my job without you. You were the best apartment security cop anyone could have ever had.
Hugs to you and your children
RIP Ricky!
PS jimmy and Kellie are up there with you now-don't raise to much heck!

Kristie Underwood
ex- Apt. Manager - water oak village

May 15, 2013

Wishing so badly that you could go fishing or hunting with Josh.



January 3, 2013

Officer Lewis, remembering you on this day.

Wayne Thomas
McDonough, GA. resident

January 3, 2013

Officer Rick lewis will be missed

Hassan Elghoul

June 25, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Cash. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever.

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

January 3, 2012

16 years today.You have been gone twice as long as I had the privilege of knowing you. It is said everything happen for a reason. I have not recognized that reason as yet. Toney and I keep up the good fight. Continue to stand guard over us.
Love you bro and until that day we meet again.

Det. Sgt. C. Israel
Fairburn Police and friend

January 3, 2012

two words to describe ricky and james loving and caring

jeffrey smith

October 26, 2011

Missing you and feeling it like it was 1996 again...


July 23, 2011

Hey Daddy,
I know I never got hte chance to know you. But I miss you. I can't believe it took me 15 years to find this. Funny huh? Well... I think about you alot. My friends mom knew you. I never knew that when I met her. Small world isn't it? Wish I could talk to you... it's saddening being the only person in the family to not know you personally and listen to all of the stories they have... I need to come see you again... I love you.

Daughter Cheyenne

April 18, 2011

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