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Lieutenant Ted Cephus Elmore | Catawba County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Catawba County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Lieutenant

Ted Cephus Elmore

Catawba County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 27, 1983
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Reflections for Lieutenant Ted Cephus Elmore

 

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
November 27, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
September 18, 2015

I remember the night they had the man hunt for the men who shot you. My Mom and I listened to the police radio until my father came home. He was out there hunting for them that night. I am so sorry for what you had to go through. Those men got off way to easy. Rest in peace....You haven't been forgotten...

Karen Price Beck
October 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty sixth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officers Larry Lasater
April 27, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty sixth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officers Larry Lasater
April 27, 2009

I just now read about Lt. Elmore's sacrifice, I am glad he is now at rest. Unfortunately the assailants probably will never be charged with murder. At the time of the assault and at the time of Lt. Elmore's death, North Carolina law said that if an assault victim did not die within a year and a day of the incident, the perpatrators could not be charged with murder.
Rest in Peace sir God's judgement is awaiting the responsible parties.

anonymous
March 11, 2009

I personally knew Lt.Ted Elmore,he was a gentle man and a true friend.I was working the night he was shot and was in on the capture of the suspects with Tommy Propst and Paul Burgess and a lot more officers.I attend church with his exwife and I am so happy that the work that Doris Kirby has done to get this true "HERO" on the Wall where it should be.

chief gerald r.tolbert
claremont police department
May 15, 2008

WELL BLUE, GLAD I FINALLY FOUND YOU AGAIN. EVEN IF IT ON A WEB PAGE.DONT GUESS YOU WOULD KNOW ABOUT THAT. THE INTERNET AND SUCH.

I RETIRED IN 2001 AND KENNY RETIRED A FEW YEARS LATER.
I HAVENT SEEN HIM SINCE HE RETIRED AND HAVE NOT RAN INTO ANYONE THAT HAS.

DAMN YOU TED, YOU ALWAYS HAD A HANG UP ABOUT PEOPLE THAT WOULD NOT DIM THEIR HEADLIGHTS.IF YOU HAD ONLY GONE ON HOME AND FORGOT ABOUT IT.

YOU WOULD GO CRAZY NOW. THEY EVEN LET PEOPLE PUT ALL CLORED LITTLE LIGHTS ON THEIR HOODS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT IGNORES THEM.

DALE IS WITH YOU NOW AND SO IS HARRY, AND "SQUIRE" YODER.

MITCH IS RETIRED AND SO IS "THE KID".

TAKE CARE MAN. IT WONT BE AS LONG AS IT HAS BEEN BEFORE WE WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN.

HEY BLUE,DO THEY HAVE A WHITE PINE UP THERE OR A BLUE MIRROW?

MIKE MOORE
CATAWBA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.(RET.)
May 14, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH
May 1, 2008

"The Badge"

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.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
December 26, 2007

LT ELMORE, YOU HAVE SERVED, YOU HAVE FOUGHT THE BATTLE, NOW MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, SUFFERING, AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE WITH THE ANGEL'S. GOD BLESS.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.
November 3, 2007

LIEUTENANT ELMORE, YOU REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. I SALUTE YOU. YOUR FAMILY IS IN MY PRAYERS.
YOU FOUGHT SO VALIANTLY FOR 11 YEARS, AS YOU FOUGHT DURING YOUR CAREER. YOU ARE HONORED.

JOB WELL DONE, LIEUTENANT. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS
February 28, 2007

GOD Bless you and your family.

Hero's never die; They just take on new assignments.

Officer Paladino
Colorado Springs PD
February 28, 2007

Rest in peace Brother Ted, you area true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept
February 27, 2007

what can one say.they live he died.somthing wrong here.

harry winch
retired paramedic
February 25, 2007

Lt. Elmore,
It has taken almost 24 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Catawba County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous
February 23, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
February 23, 2007

May you sleep safe with Our Lord who I am sure has blessed you for your service to others.May He continue to strengthen and comfort your loved ones.


February 23, 2007

I am very saddened to hear of the belated report of LT Elmore's death. His service was a credit to his county, his agency and his State. I offer my deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Though he is no longer with us in this world, the legacy of his dedicated service lives on forever. LT Elmore now patrols the streets of Heaven in St. Michael's platoon. Rest easy brother, we have the watch from here.

Chief JA Millan
NC Public Schools, Avery Dist. LEO
February 22, 2007

 
 

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