Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Douglas Scott Russell

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Reflections for Officer Douglas Scott Russell

Sad to hear. Too much of this going on these days. RIP Officer Russell.

Gladys Disibbio

July 31, 2017

RIP Officer Douglas Scott Russell & thank you for your service.

Det Lt Tom Brawley, Ret.
Coconino County Sheriff's Office,Flagstaff, Arizona

July 31, 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 24, 2015

Never forgotten.

SFPD 1614

March 8, 2013

I was just passing that freeway today and saw the sign with your name on it. Thanks for what you did. One less good fellow left in this world.

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Unknown

July 24, 2011

SWEETHEART, ANOTHER CHRISTMAS WITHOUT HEARING YOUR VOICE. I MISS YOU SO MUCH, AND ALTHOUGH I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND THE TRIBUTES PAID BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND THE CHP, I PREFER THAT YOU WERE HERE WITH ME. MY HEART JUMPS WHEN I PASS YOUR HIGHWAY 50 MEMORIAL SIGN, BUT THEN I REMEMBER HOW MUCH YOU LOVED WHAT YOU WERE DOING. I THANK THE CHP FOR LETTING YOU DO WHAT YOU WERE BORN TO DO. WAIT FOR ME, I WILL JOIN YOU ONE DAY. I LOVE YOU, MOM

BETTY ELLIOTT, YOUR BROKEN HEARTED MOM

December 21, 2010

Brother Scott,
Yesterday, the good people of Hangtown did the right thing and sent your killer to death row. A fitting punishment for taking the life of a decent man,honorable officer, husband,son and good friend to many. I will continue to pray for all who loved you to be comforted by God's loving grace till they join you in heaven. Peace to all and God bless.

Just another Roaddog
CHP Ret.

September 17, 2010

scotty, I miss you so much. Rest in Peace, my love.

Anonymous

August 7, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 3rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state. 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.

I hold your family in my heart's embrace today and pray for their solace for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 31, 2010

Tonight (11/30/09) EDSO, CHP, & Placerville PD were involved in a pursuit with a driver of a stolen vehicle. I was prepared to deploy spike strips at Missouri Flat Rd. & Motherlode Dr. (close to where Scott's murderer was apprehended)

Tonight's driver also swerved towards a LE Officer during the pursuit. Just a couple blocks from where I set up the driver changed his course and the pursuit went in another direction. Thankfully, the driver was eventually apprehended after another officer successfully deployed the spikes.

Tonight no one was injured including the suspect. I've been thinking about Scott this whole time. When I first lateraled to El Dorado County in 2001 Scott & I routinely patrolled El Dorado Hills on the graveyard shift. Scott always stressed officer safety and was among the most "squared away" cops I have ever worked with.

I will forever admire Scott and keep his memory with me during those times when some low-life threatens my life, the lives of my fellow officers, and the safety of the public. God Bless You, Brother. God Bless us all.

Sgt. Carl Bialorucki
Placerville Police Department

December 1, 2009

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Scott,

In reading all the great passages about you it tells me that not only were you a great COP but a great person. So many of us sometimes ask ourselves why, why someone like Scott. Why does it always happens to the good people, God knows best and your job here on this earth was complete when he called you. To your family I send my my sincere condolences and may God's love and peace be with them each and everyday of their lives. In closing, please say hi to my nephew CHP Ivan Navarro who in July-2009 joined you in heaven.

Lt. Dave Navarro
Richland County Sheriff's Department. Columbia, SC

September 1, 2009

Scott,
Today marks the second anniversary since you were tragically taken from us. I think about you quite often and want you to know you are remembered and not forgotten. I was going to honor you today by doing a fly over in my plane but was kept away due to scattered thunderstorms. As soon as the weather allows, that honor will be carried out. God bless you and your family.

Ofcr. Baierlein
Calif. Hwy. Patrol Retired

August 1, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends. You are a true hero and have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 31, 2009

Thinking of your loved ones today and everyday. I know the daily struggles they face without you and the terrible pain within their hearts. God, wrap your loving arms around them and help them with their grief and let them feel your presence.
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Brenda Lucas
Mother of Chief Anthony D. Lucas, EOW 2-4-2005

July 31, 2009

To Officer Douglas Scott Russell, his family and his fellow officers with the California Higway Patrol:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Russell’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Russell and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

July 31, 2009

Scott,
As you know through my prayers as a means of communication, I think of you often! I pray for your family. I know your Mom misses you terribly as we share emails. I know it has been a year already and that you would have had a birthday on Sept. 18. You have left a lasting impression on me and my family. The memories of our childhood are cherished and you will never be forgotten!

Lisa Pacheco
Long time Family Friend

October 1, 2008

Brother Scott..Hard to believe it's been a year already and today seeing that wreath placed near the spot where you lived up to your oath and left no doubt about the man of honor you are made it seem like yesterday. I know you rest easy knowing the Blue and Gold NEVER forgets it's own so I pray all your family and friends find peace on earth till they join you in Heaven. God Bless All

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol Ret.

August 1, 2008

Thinking of you on the first anniversary of your EOW. I know you are greatly
missed by your families. You were a dedicated public servant and we thank
you. The cost was too great.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

July 31, 2008

On the 1st anniversary of Officer Russell death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Russell is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

July 31, 2008

Scott;
When I heard the news I was devestated, you are a good friend and a fine Officer. When we worked together at CAMP all I heard was how professional you were in doing your job, I also observed your great sense of humor in dealing with your subordinates. Your dedication to the job was one of the main reasons for bringing you to CAMP.
Rest in Peace my Friend and Know that you are not forgotten.

Special Agent Supervisor Walt Kaiser
California Department of Justice ( Retired)

July 4, 2008

Ofc. Russell, although we have never met I had the distinct pleasure of meeting your wonderful wife and partner Tom from the CHP while I was in DC attending the National Police Week. For a while my friend Ed and I spent time with them trying to get thier minds off this tragedy. I cant begin to tell you what an amazing experience that was. To Lynn and Tommy, I havent stopped thinking about you guys since that night. Another hero gone, new friends forever. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Ofc Kevin Munger
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office (FL)

May 18, 2008

God bless you brother.........my prayers are with your family and friends who are left behind.

SBPA
United States Border Patrol

January 22, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Russell. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Douglas, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Douglas' life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Douglas' life was about so much more than the way he died. Douglas will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Russell, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 30, 2007

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

November 12, 2007

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