Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Edward A. Parker, III

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, May 2, 1977

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Reflections for Officer Edward A. Parker, III

Remembering you this day, May 2, 2016. God Bless you, Officer Parker.

Sergeant Christopher Baldwin
San Diego SPCA ARR

May 3, 2016

"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 24, 2015

You are remembered this day, May 6, 2013

Dede Hodge
CA citizen

May 6, 2013

I have never gotten over the loss of my brother. I have thought about all the things I never got to say to him or do with him.

Pamela Parker
Sister

May 2, 2013

God bless you sir.

Officer J. Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

January 16, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Parker. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 32nd 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 28 years after you died .

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 2, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 2, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 21, 2007

Peace to you and your family. Thank you for a job well done.

Deputy Brian Ruckstuhl
Wood County Sheriff Ohio

June 24, 2007

Officer Parker,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens and the law enforcement community. To the family and friends I extend my deepest sympathy and support.

Thank You Officer Edward Parker III !


Sergeant M. Rogers
Smithfield Police Department
Smithfield, VA

Sergeant Matthew Rogers
Smithfield Police Department

May 14, 2007

Officer Parker,
It has taken almost 30 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California.
And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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March 21, 2007

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