Allen Richard LipfordJohnson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee
End of Watch: Wednesday, December 11, 1991
Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Allen Richard Lipford
It is still so difficult to face another December, even after all the years that has passed. The pain is still evident in your partners eyes, although most people don't see it, I know it is there. A testament of true brotherhood, he never let a December pass without visiting your mom. He would never even consider putting on another badge. He speaks of you so very often.
You gave your life in service to many, but you also gave it unselfishly. Mom and my pap is with me today because you was there with them on that horrific day. I am so very thankful for your courage and bravery, you are my hero! 23years does very little to heal the wounds or cloud the memory of such a tragic loss. In 2014 you are remembered as if it were 1991. NEVER FORGOTTEN!
Daughter of Allen's partner, Terry Gregg
December 15, 2014
I think of you often wish so many times we could all turn back time, I will never forget you my heart as many others were broken the day you left us but knowing that someday we will see each other again will be a great day for all, Love and Miss you my Friend always.
September 5, 2013
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 30, 2011
Almost 20 years later and I still dont understand why you had to go! I love and miss you more with each passing day!
Allena Chyanne Lipford
August 18, 2011
Buddy it has been almost 20 years and you are still in my heart and on my mind. Love you brother. Thanks for the many times you were there to cover my back. Rest in peace.
God Bless, Jeff
Patrolman Jeff Winters
Watauga Tennessee Police Dept.
February 21, 2011
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.
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
January 29, 2008
You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service
Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH
December 6, 2007
deputy lipford was shot and killed the same year as my faher, patrolman gary kidwell of stanford,ky. my father was also shot and killed by a felon. our judicial system is so messed up. so many good men have been taken down by felons who should still be rotting in jails somewhere. the man that shot my father was making 6.00 an hour more than my father. he had escaped from prison. the system kept slapping him on the wrist. i am 36 years old. i have had one ticket for no insurance. for the past two years i have been on felony probation due to nonflaggrant child support on a child that had only moved out 2 months before. the court was sending my papers to the wrong address and under the wrong name. i was picked up by law enforcement as i was picking my child up at the 911 comm. center. i spent 8 days in jail. i bondeed out for 500.00. for the past two years i report once a month to a probation officer. i submit a drug screening. it costs me 45.00 a month for prob. fees, 300.00 for child support. i make minimum wage waiting tables and cooking. one traffic violation and i have my probation revoked and will do a year in county jail. i was in jail with a girl who had counterfeited over 6000.00 and she has 1 year less probation than i do. when is our system going to wake up. when are they going to realize that it is about criminals instead of money? our court systems want money. they are being bought off. it doesnt matter what you have done it only matters how much money you can afford to spend. maybe someday it will change and dangerous criminals will be the ones in jail, not the poor working man. god bless you deputy lipford. you made the ultimate sacrifice as did my father. sometimes we may wonder was it worth it in this society and judicial system. the ones of us who know how an officers heart is, knowa that you wouyld do it no other way. thank you. you will always be in my thoughts, your family in my prayers.
daughter of fallen stanford ky officer
March 4, 2007
Your sacrifice and dedication is a reflection to all officers who wear the badge. You will never be forgotten. Thank You.
Reserve Deputy Brad Sutherland
Johnson County Sheriff's Dept.
September 19, 2005
Many thanks to you for being my backup when I worked fot the city,You were always there to help,and cover my back. You Will Always Be A True Hero
Sgt. Jeff Winters
Carter County Tn. Sheriff's Dept.
July 21, 2005
YOU ARE STILL IN OUR MIND EACH AND EVERY DAY THANKS FOR ALL YOU DONE. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
RESERVE DEPUTY SHAWN BROWN
JOHNSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
July 8, 2005
Allen after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.
Ofcr. Dan Winger
March 13, 2005
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