Stacia Suzanne AlyeaShelby County Sheriff's Department, Indiana
End of Watch: Thursday, April 18, 1996
Reflections for Deputy Stacia Suzanne Alyea
She touched my heart. I had recently joined the Shelby County Sheriff's dept. She was so nice to me and we became friends instantly. It was just one of those things when you have that connection. She died on my daughters 1st birthday and I remember the conversation we had prior. I really miss you Stacia. It's been 20 years and it is just like yesterday for me.
February 28, 2016
What a loss. The following week and longer had the rest of us think how short life can be. I remember the somber and sad time. My heartstill aches for Deputy AAlyea's family. Rest in peace. God bless.
Tim Williams Retired - Asst. Chief
Rushville P. D.
April 19, 2014
Rest in Peace, Deputy Alyea. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
April 6, 2013
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 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.
I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your children for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections. I have written many times that a mother's love is fierce and unyielding... so is the love the Zamudio children have for their mother. I am sure that your mom is proud that her family is continuing her legacy of public service.
Rest In Peace.
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 18, 2012
It's amazing how little time helps. It's 16 years and hurts like it was yesterday. I miss your laugh and your toughness, I wish my children would've been able to enjoy all that you were. Law Enforcment is in my blood and it runs deep, thanks to all the guidence you gave me when I was younger. I hope I'm half the man you expected and even a quarter the cop you were.
April 13, 2012
Stacia, it has been a decade and a half since that fateful night. I was working the night shift on Rushville Pd and then got involved in your pusuit. I chased the suspect into Franklin Co, and upon being involved in an accident with him, then took him into custody. I have since retired some 8 years ago but still remember that night and almost every single detail. It was only after his capture that I learned of your fate. My heart grew so heavy in knowing a sister officer has paid the ultimate price. I sat in court at the sentencing and pondered how little price he had to pay in comparison to what the cost was to you and your family and to all of us that wear the badge. You wore yours in honor. May you rest in Gods sweet arms.
Roger D. Dice Retired Officer
Rushville Police Dept.
January 6, 2012
It has been over 15 years since that night. I still work the late shift and think of you often, and go by your gravesite. That night was one of the worst phone calls I ever got. I pray for you and the kids and know you are looking down on them.
Rest easy, and know that you are missed by many
Sgt. James H. Lacy
Shelby County Sheriff Department, Ind
November 7, 2011
Mom, in three days i turn 22. its hard to imagine everything youve missed, the birthdays, the proms, the graduations, the weddings, and your grandchildren. even though i miss you everyday i know it wont bring you back. 15 years is a long time to go without a mom and it feels normal which i hate, but know that i love you and i am always thinking of you.
August 8, 2011
I served with Stacia in the USAF at Sembach Germany (1982-1984). I was friends with her and Roger Zamudio with the 601st Security Police Squadron. When I heard of this news I cannot imagine how all of you must have felt. Ironically I was in the wedding of her and Roger. I am deeply saddened.
Deputy Noel Dunham
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office/USAF
July 30, 2011
Deputy Sheriff Alyea,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community-but also for our Country when you served as an SP in the USAF. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
April 18, 2011
We remember still.
Deputy Randy Bennett
Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)
April 18, 2011
I cant believe its been 14 years and it just keeps going. It is so hard to be without you. I think back on all the things you have missed. My first date, my first kiss, my first dance, prom, graduation, the army, and now my wedding. As i was standing there about to marry the man you would of wanted for me I could only think of how you have missed the previous chapters in my life and not the new one i was about to begin. Oh, i wish you could of met josh. you would of loved him. we have been married five months now and wanting a baby.I wish you could be here not just for me but for zach and ky and allie too. I wish you could of given me away and see your grandkids too. Its hard to think that you died when i was five and in two weeks i turn 21. I really miss you and hope that you still watch over me from time to time. I love you mommy.
July 28, 2010
Deputy Alyea thank you for service to the citizens of Shelby County. Please guide us while we build the Fallen Officer Memorial Garden in your honor. Please help it become a sacred place of peace for your family and the citizens of Shelby County. God Bless you and yours.
President FOP Auxiliary Shelby Lodge #84
October 1, 2009
Stacia, I am so glad they have decided to honor you and Gary by naming roads after you here in Shelbyville. May your family continue to find peace.
September 6, 2009
You have so much to be so proud of. You have an incredible son who is an absolutely amazing father. We wish you could be here to play with your granddaughter Allie. Andrew hurts daily knowing that you will never meet her but I know you are watching and smiling from Heaven looking down. I can see the love you have for him and I thank you for stopping by to say hello every once in a while. It is great knowing that Allie has such a wonderful grandma and it is a shame she will never truly get to know you. Thank you for watching over us. We love you.
May 2, 2009
its been 12 years today. i don't know how i've survived without you. you have and will always be my hero. i joined the army and i know you would be proud. i'm going to protect our country like you just in a different way. Kylee and Zach are scared something will happen to me and i tell them not to worry because i have one of the best guardian angels up there. i hold you close to my heart and i think of you all the time. i love you mom.
April 18, 2008
You have not been forgotten for true heroes never die. Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue watching over all of your loved ones and protect them from harm. Also, watch over those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
April 18, 2008
Thinking and remembering you today Stacey. We had a lot of wonderful times growing up. Rest in peace.
Richard W. Jones Jr
April 18, 2008
Keep resting easy Sister knowing you made a huge difference in many peoples lives and giving your life to bust a "duece" was your gift to all that live today.. God Bless All.
Sgt Daniel Barnes
USAF/ Calif Hwy Patrol. Ret.
April 18, 2008
just a few hours and it'll be 12 years now
that you've been gone. i miss you more than
ever right now mommy.
April 17, 2008
I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives. John 12:24 New Living Translation
March 13, 2008
Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You are a hero to us all. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family
POLICE OFFICER 9TH DISTRICT
February 23, 2008
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.
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
January 14, 2008
May your rest be sweet and may your family be blessed.
April 18, 2007
On this anniversary of your End of Watch, please know that there are lots of us still wearing a badge that think of you.
April 18, 2007
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