Leslie George LordNew Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire
End of Watch: Tuesday, August 19, 1997
Reflections for Trooper Leslie George Lord
Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!
Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH
June 9, 2013
To well I remember that faithfull day when I heard of your death & that of Trooper Phillips. As a fellow LEO & NH native my heart went out to your families, especially your children. As I stood with all the others at your funeral that day I said a prayer for you both as you passed our ranks into the gym. I remember meeting you at the start of my law enforcement carreer @ a meeting of the Coos County Law Enforcement Assoc. and how you made such an impression on me with your humanity, humor and your laugh. God bless you & your family & I will remember you the rest of my life and try to honor your memory always.
W.Lavertue,Immigration Enforcement Agent
Department of Homeland Security
April 19, 2010
You surely met evil face to face that fateful day. Thanks for your bravery and
service in so many different arenas.
August 19, 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
December 11, 2007
10 years have passed since your brutal murder. May your family be comforted by the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten! Until one day in Heaven we meet, keep walking your beat on the Golden Street keeping an eye on the thin blue line.
DET SGT, Retired
August 19, 2007
My prayers are with you and your family.
Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA
August 19, 2007
It has been 10 years since you responded to that call to aid another trooper and were confronted by an angry man with nothing to lose. Your sacrifice has yet to be forgotten in this great state and the lives you touched in your life have remained to this day better off for having known you Trooper Lord. Rest easy now Trooper and stand tall as you walk Heaven's beat with fellow Trooper Phillips and the many other men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
New Hampshire Boy
August 19, 2007
Though 10 years have passed since you left us, your laugh will forever echo in our hearts. More Saturday mornings than I can remember I woke to you and my father telling stories in our kitchen. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
August 16, 2007
Sir, I honor your service and your sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9.
Brother of A Deceased LEO - NH
October 17, 2006
It has been nine years and you have not been forgotten. Thankyou for your dedicated service to law enforcement and the people of the State of New Hampshire. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.
Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father
August 24, 2006
To the family and loved ones of Trooper Leslie George Lord and his fellow officers with the New Hampshire State Police:
On this the ninth anniversary of Leslie's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. Leslie's professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten.
In reading the loving reflections left by his friends and co-workers I can see that he was very well respected and is sorely missed. I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.
I am so sorry that Leslie was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.
This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Leslie gave to his community and the citizens of New Hampshire, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 19, 1997.
Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
August 21, 2006
Trooper Lord, thank you for your service to your fellowman. Rest in peace my brother. May God bless you.
State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables
March 17, 2006
Rest in peace Trooper Lord, you will never be forgotten. May God be with your family, friends, and brothers during their time of need.
Cpl Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit
March 12, 2006
I MET YOUR MOM HELEN LAST WEEK AND SHE PROUDLY WORE YOUR PICTURE PENDANT AROUND HER NECK. I SHARED MY GRIEF OF LOSING TWO FRIENDS IN FOUR MONTHS FOUR YEARS AGO. I KNOW THE THREE OF YOU ARE IN A PEACEFUL PLACE LOOKING DOWN ON ALL OF US. REST EASY MY FRIEND I HAVE NEVER MET AND PROTECT YOUR FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS ON OUR WATCH. YOU MAY BE GONE BUT NEVER FOGOTTEN.
OFFICER NADINE PIAZZA
ORLANDO POLICE DEPARTMENT
September 25, 2004
What an incredible legacy of service and sacrifice. I am grateful for Trooper Lord's sacrifice, now almost 7 years later. May he rest in peace and God comfort his family and friends. You served us well, Trooper Lord, THANK YOU!!
December 30, 2003
Dear Troopers Lord and Phillips,
I attended your funeral just a few months ago. It was a very difficult and eye opening
experience for me. I have since had time to reflect upon it. Ever since I was young I have
wanted to be a Trooper and follow in your foot steps to serve and protect. I have always known
of the danger of the job and the chance my life could be taken in the line of duty, however
never before did it hit home the way it did with you two. As I stood in ranks watching your
caskets being moved into the gym and saluting the two men I didn't know, I was heart broken to
think of your families and what you left, to put this, your life, on the line and to lose. I
know now more then ever I want to stand there where you once stood. I want to stand tall, and
proud as a New Hampshire State Police Trooper and do the job the way you both did it every day
of your lives with grace and perfection. Thank you for the inspiration, and know I will always
remember and keep with me the thought and remberance of you both as I work in law enforcment
and carry on all the days of my life.
Sincerely with great appreciation,
Cadet Henry E. Geberth, III
Norwich University - Corps of Cadets
Rest easy, Troop. Your time here cut short, you will always be remembered a hero.
Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)
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