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Police Officer Richard N. Callwood | Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

Police Officer

Richard N. Callwood

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

End of Watch: Monday, December 29, 1980
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Reflections for Police Officer Richard N. Callwood

 

Thanks for being an inspiration.....met when I was just a little guy.....you were bigger than life then....you remain bigger than life now and to eternity! Police Officer Al Callwood, Buffalo N.Y.

Officer - Al Callwood
Police-Buffalo N.Y.
December 30, 2015

RIP, we wish we could've known you.

Jamila Callwood
Daughter-in-law
November 7, 2014

RIP Richard from Randolph powpow christian

Detective Randolph Christian
Dept Of Public Safety co worker
May 16, 2013

Missing you today & every day.

Lybia
Sister
February 10, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 29, 2011

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
April 1, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH
December 29, 2007

OFFICER CALLWOOD, MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.
October 31, 2007

You are a hero to us all and you will never be forgotten.

DE
St. Louis City Police
August 20, 2007

You are missed everyday.... God bless


November 22, 2006

Officer Callwood,

You are a true HERO, with the sacrifice you made..... May you continue to rest in eternal peace...

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt
VSUPD
July 15, 2006

Thank you for your service to your fellow man. God bless you and may you rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables
February 8, 2006

Your efforts to make this world a better place are appreciated. Rest in peace knowing you made a difference.


July 30, 2004

 
 

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