Chief of Police
John Fleetwood DennisBonneau Police Department, South Carolina
End of Watch: Sunday, February 3, 1957
Reflections for Chief of Police John Fleetwood Dennis
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th 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.
Rest In Peace
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 3, 2012
You are not forgotten sir. I hope your family knows we remember you here.
Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada
February 3, 2011
You were highlighted on the website today. How sad. You left us too soon and
missed out on getting to raise your children and sooo much more. Time has not
diminished your service nor your sacrifice.
January 8, 2009
YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE
January 29, 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.
July 9, 2007
MY BROTHER, 49 YEARS AGO TODAY, THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA LOST A HERO. MAY GOD BLESS YOU. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.
February 3, 2006
Chief Dennis, may you rest in peace. May God bless your family.
State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables
February 3, 2006
PAPA, Although I never knew you I have heard so much about you. CHIEF seems like such a small word for such a courageous man. You paid the ultimate sacrafice and your memory will go on.
August 2, 2005
Chief, we honor your sacrifice with the memory of a courageous law enforcement officer committed to duty. Your service is not forgotten.
Sgt. Tracy A. Easterday
Lawrence Police Department - Indiana
March 25, 2005
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