Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Douglas Gene Nanney

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, May 24, 1991

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Douglas Gene Nanney

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


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 29, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 25, 2015

May God bless your family, your sacrifice and service will never be forgotten.

Major Charles E. Nanney
Miami-Dade Police

January 16, 2012

God bless your family, your sacrifice and service will not be forgotten.

Major Charles E. Nanney
Miami-Dade Police

January 16, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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 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 officer Larry Lasater

May 24, 2010

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 30, 2008

Doug was a dear friend. I think of him often and always with the happiest of memories. I know he is still watching over me like he always did, so P.S. Doug your first Green Beret still hangs on my wall.

Cynthia Pesce

January 5, 2008

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, May 24, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Deputy Sheriff Douglas Gene Nanney who died in the line of duty on this date 14 years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Deputy Nanney's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

May 24, 2005

I meet Doug when he started to work at MCSD and I was on the 4-12 shfit. I had the pleasure of riding with Doug and knew that he would be a fine officer. Doug loved his family and talked about them many,many times. He always talked about getting married and having children. I was out of town when Doug died and was stunned when I heard what happened. Doug was doing what he always did and that was giving a hundred and ten percent. Doug, we still think of you and miss you. We'll meet again one day, until then watch down over us and we'll work hard to make you proud of us. God bless your family and rest in peace. We love you.

Sgt. Mark Wray
Madison County Sheriff's Department

July 6, 2004

Officer Nanney may you rest in peace with your fellow officers, God took you home, and there you will be welcomed with open arms. Thank you for doing what we always hope an officer will not have to do, and that is give their life for the job. God Bless you.

Cortney Spencer

May 1, 2004

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