Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Anthony Shane Tate

Grundy County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Anthony Shane Tate



June 6, 2008

My condolences to Deputy Tate's family, I am so sorry for your loss. May Shane rest in peace.


June 6, 2008

The loss of any Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff or Agent is a significant and tragic loss for our extended police family, but this loss, to me, hurts a little more because of the short time Deputy Tate served his fellow man and the fact that he leaves behind a wife and 5 children.

God bless the entire Tate Family and the friends he leaves behind.

St. Louis City Police

June 6, 2008

Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. McCluskey

June 6, 2008

Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. McCluskey

June 6, 2008

To the family of Officer Shane Tate our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are here to help in any way we can please call us if you need us.

Kathy Tate
Appalachian Women's Guild & Family Center

June 6, 2008


Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

June 6, 2008

Deputy Tate,
Although your time of service was brief, your legacy and committment will live forever. Thank you for your service and may you watch over all your brothers and sisters. Rest in peace.

Dep. Footen
Washington Co. Sheriff's Ofc, MD

June 6, 2008

I am saddened to know that another brother-in-blue lost his life because of a thug without thought or conscience.

My prayers are for Deputy Tate's wife and children, and the Grundy County Sheriff's Department. Please know that others feel your pain too, and may Deputy Tate patrol those streets of gold now. His job on earth was "well done." R.I.P.


June 6, 2008

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this trying time. God Bless
Michelle White House Tn.
Sister of Office Killed in the Line of Duty

June 6, 2008

Rest in peace brother, your service and sacrafice will not be forgotten!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

June 6, 2008

Dear Family, Friends and Co-Workers of Deputy Tate,

How saddened we were to learn of your grievous loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Keep focused on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time of your fresh grief and may you find a small measure of comfort in knowing there are many people who care and understand. We are never prepared for the loss of a loved one, but God is always prepared to help us. His love can surround us with comfort only He can give.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police
Sandra Crouch
Surviving Spouse of Officer Thomas Crouch
E.O.W. 10-31-91

Maryland Transportation Authority Police

June 6, 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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

June 6, 2008

God bless you, brother. You and your family are in my heart and prayers. May you rest in peace as you sit with the angels.

Captain Gary Graham (RET)
Denver Police Department

June 6, 2008



June 6, 2008

I never had the privelage of meeting Officer Tate but have heard lots of good things about him from my brother Brad Harrison who graduated the Acadeny last month with Officer Tate.Please accept my deepest Sympathy.

Trooper Ben Harrison
Tenn. State Trooper

June 6, 2008

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

June 6, 2008

May God be with the family and close friends of this Deputy.Rest in Peace.

Sgt. M. Thomas

June 6, 2008

Officer Tate and and I became good friends while Classmates at the academy this year .He was a fine man an a fine officer . He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

RheaCo. Deputy Sheriff Brad Harrison
2008 classmate Police Academy

June 6, 2008

My deepest sympathies to the Grundy County Sheriff's Dept, Family and Friends of Deputy Tate. It is so sad to hear the news of this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Kari Culton, Dispatch
Bartlett Police Dept, Bartlett Tn

June 6, 2008

To borrow from Rudyard Kipling, the men and women of the law enforcement community stand watchful and wary all their days so that we may live long, peaceful, and relatively violence-free lives. We owe them a debt we can never repay. May God receive Deputy Tate, comfort his grieving family, and bless Grundy Co. Sheriff's Department.

Kentucky LEO wife

June 6, 2008

Rest in peace my brother.

May God keep his comforting & peace with your wife, five children also the local area law enforcement brothers & sisters left to carry on.


Police Chaplain L. Billingsley

June 6, 2008

..This is double sadness for Not only was Shane a police officer...he was also one from my long as someone wears a badge...he will not be forgotten...I am thankful everyday for this web site

Det. S. Carter BPD

Det. Steve Carter
Bartlett Police

June 6, 2008

Deputy Tate,

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

June 6, 2008

You & your family are in my Thoughts & prayers. God Bless.

Sgt. J.L. Brewer
Retired L.S.P.

June 6, 2008

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