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Chief of Police Verlon LeMaster, Jr. | Grant Police Department, Alabama Grant Police Department, Alabama

Chief of Police

Verlon LeMaster, Jr.

Grant Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, August 15, 2003
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Reflections for Chief of Police Verlon LeMaster, Jr.

 

i remember verlon as a friend a motivator and an all around great guy.i remember once when i was about 13 he caught me out driving my moms car he just laughed at me and told me to go home.if i or anyone else ever had a problem or needed help verlon was always there.i miss you dearly and you are greatly loved by all.

pebbles and dustin
friend and citizen of grant
April 8, 2007

Thank you for your service. You will be remembered always.


March 22, 2007

Rest in Peace, Chief LeMaster. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
October 23, 2006

hey verlon,

i drove up to grant the other day and saw the memorial
the citizens of grant dedicated to you.it was awesome.
you will never be forgotten.

your friend
deputy walt williams

deputy walt williams
madison county sheriff dept./friend
October 16, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Chief of Police Verlon LeMaster Jr. and his fellow officers with the Grant Police Department:

On this the third anniversary of Verlon's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. Verlon's valor and courage will never be forgotten.

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 Verlon 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.

His death must have been such an incredible blow to the small community in which he served. I am sure that everyone knew him in Grant, and can see by the reflections that he was a revered Chief. Valerie, you must be so proud of your father, but I know that doesn't diminish the pain you suffer at losing your dad.

In reading different memorials on ODMP, it seems that so many of its law enforcement are killed by juveniles or young adults (my own beloved son included). I am sorry that Verlon who devoted twenty-seven years to law enforcement suffered this fate.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Verlon gave to his community and the citizens of Alabama, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 15, 2003.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05


August 15, 2006

TO THE FAMILY OF CHIEF LEMASTER:

DEDICATION TO A FALLEN OFFICER

A MILLION TIMES WE HAVE MISSED YOU,
A MILLION TIMES WE'VE CRIED,
IF LOVE COULD HAVE SAVED YOU,
YOU NEVER WOULD HAVE DIED.
THINGS WE FEEL MOST DEEPLY,
ARE THE HARDEST THINGS TO SAY,
OUR DEAREST ONE, WE HAVE LOVED YOU IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY.
WE OFTEN SIT AND THINK OF YOU,
AND THINK OF HOW YOU DIED,
TO THINK WE COULDN'T SAY GOOD-BYE
BEFORE YOU CLOSED YOUR EYES.
NO ONE CAN KNOW OUR LONELINESS,
AND NO ONE CAN SEE US WEEPING,
ALL OUR TEARS FROM ACHING HEARTS,
WHILE OTHERS ARE STILL SLEEPING.
IF WE HAD ONE LIFETIME WISH,
A DREAM THAT WOULD COME TRUE,
WE'D PRAY TO GOD WITH ALL OUR HEARTS,
FOR YESTERDAY AND YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU IN HIS CARE.

LORRAINE BOND (MOTHER)
HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. DEPUTY SHERIFF
DONALD K. BOND, JR.
EOW: 09.06.01


August 15, 2006

"And death shall have no dominion.
Dead men naked they shall be one,
With the man in the moon and the west wind.
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot.
Though they go mad, they shall be sane.
Though they sink through the see, they shall rise again.
Though lovers be lost...Love shall not.
And death shall have no dominion."

--Dylan Thomas

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Life in Every Breath
And to squander none.
To hold those who would hold us
To weep among those who mourn your loss.
Not drowning in the why's of death
But reflecting on the celebration of life.
Raising our hands up to the heavens
And evermore feeling your presence.
From the seed to the sea,
Life in Every Breath...

Wes H.

Wes
May 30, 2006

rest in peace

zac
March 19, 2006

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God."

Matthew 5:9

Rest easy Brother.

Officer David Pitts
Albertville Police Department
November 29, 2005

Verlon was one of the biggest cut-ups I have ever met. His nephew Josh and I have been friends since we were kids and Verlon & I had planned many jokes/tricks to play on Josh. Not to mention, Josh & I had plotted to "steal" his car as a joke.
Verlon will never be forgotten! He was a great man with a caring and sweet pesonality.
Rest in Peace...I will miss you!
Love, Kendra

Kendra Bevel
July 13, 2005

I will forever remember August 15, 2003. That is that day that a great officer was taken home to patrol Heaven's streets of gold. I was working as the receptionist that day next to dispatch and can still remember details of that day. Below is a poem that I wrote in February 2004 to help me deal with the situation, and I am told that it has helped others as well. If it helps anyone who reads this, it will be proven to be well worth the few minutes it took to wrote it.

His Final Call
A life live to God for all to see
He was a freind to you and me.
He treated his fellow man with love and respect.
A man just and fair - no one could reject.
He was a man who was loved and awed
Even by those who chose to break society's laws.
He wore his badge with a deep sense of pride
And if you broke the law, he'd give you a ride.
He could calm most situations with only his words.
A voice strong and sure - no doubt he was heard.
In his small town he knew most everyone
And to him with problems or fears one could run.
On a bright August day in the summer heat
Another officer he was going to meet.
Two young boys they were to arrest
Both hateful and angry this was no jest.
He went inside the room to talk to the boys.
No talking on their minds - no patience - few joys.
With a draw of his gun and a kick to the door,
A young man sent the officer falling to the floor.
With one quick shot soon heard by all
A much loved officer answered his final call.

Edith King

Edith King Administrative Clerk
Marshall County Sheriff's Department
July 1, 2005

It's Christmas and was thinking of you and your family. Merry Christmas buddy.

patrolman/Instructor Sam Decker
Hokes Bluff PD Hokes Bluff, AL
December 25, 2004

Verlon, It has been a year ago since you left to walk the beat in Heaven. I wanted you to know we still miss you and are praying for your family. Until we meet again......your friend and brother in blue,

Sam Decker

Patrolman/Instructor Sam Decker
Hokes Bluff Police Department
September 1, 2004

To the family of Chief LeMaster you are in my thoughts as you go through this month, it must be very hard, as is everyday with out him. Just know that I'm thinking, and praying for you.
Your family will miss you everyday, but we will never forget you.

Connie Barker
Mother of Clint Walker 1-14-04
August 21, 2004

Thinking of you, Chief LeMaster, and your family as the one year anniversary of your line-of-duty death approaches. Rest in God's peace. Our prayers are with you.

Michigan Resident
August 13, 2004

it has been a year verlon since the
angels took you away.i just wanted you
to know that i still think about you
chief.i think about the times i used
to ride with you as your reserve and
i would come up to grant just to
visit with you.you were a great mentor
and friend chief.i miss you buddy.



deputy walt williams
madison county sheriff's dept.
August 10, 2004

Verlon, I miss you man. I wish I could have been there for you at that dark time. I will miss you for very long time to come and will never forget our friendship. Thanks for being my friend.

Former Law enforcement officer
In Marshall County, now Officer
In Etowah County.

Patrolman Sam Decker
Hokes Bluff PD
June 6, 2004

Goodbye dear friend. You will be missed.

Sgt. Terry Freeman
Albertville Police Department
May 8, 2004

Chief Lemaster I never knew you but always heard good things of you, Chief Lemaster of Grant, you and your family and the town of Grant are in my thoughts daily


Deputy Sheriff David K. Johnson
Jackson County Sheriff Department Scottsboro, Alabama
January 15, 2004

vern still love you and still and will never forget you. keeep watching over grant alabama you are still the hero of grant

janet kennamer
December 13, 2003

Chief LeMaster,
It was truely an honor to serve with you. You will be deeply missed. You were not only a dear brother of Law Enforcement but also a close friend and hero. You see, when I was with you on that darkest day, you did not know that you would change my life forever! To me, you are a highly decorated hero!!! I salute you...YOU ARE WITH THE ALMIGHTY CHIEF NOW!

Deputy Sheriff- Geoff Booth
Marshall County Sheriff Dept.
December 6, 2003

My prayers go out to the LeMaster family.
You will be missed brother.


Dekalb Co. Constable Dave Austin
K-9 Handler

Constable Dave Austin
Dekalb Co. Constable Beat 27, K9 Handler
September 20, 2003

We feel your loss here in Florida. May God bless you and your family. May His angels protect your loved ones now and in the years to come. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Virtute Et Armis

Inv. John Creamer
Tallahassee Police Department
September 19, 2003

Thank you all so much for all the lovely thought
and gifts that you have given to me and my family.
Thank you dad for the love that you not only give to
me, but to the Hole Town of Grant.
May you rest in peace.
Love.
Val

Daugther/ Valerie
September 5, 2003

it brings saddness to my heart to see a brother taken away. my deepest sympathy goes out to the family and all brothers in blue.

DETECTIVE BOBBY YANCEY
TALLADEGA POLICE DEPT
September 5, 2003

 
 

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