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Trooper II Bobby Steve Booth

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 16, 1993

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Reflections for Trooper II Bobby Steve Booth

Oh my how I remember that day. I was making an arrest when it came over the radio. Handed it off to a unit assisting and I headed out to Stratford all the way hoping praying that it was not really true.
It is just like was only yesterday that I was sitting in the Sgt. Hood’s office talking about life then, the night before the whole area was to gather visiting. I know one day soon I will see my brother in Christ.

Franky Scott, Sheriff
Hartley County Sheriff’s Office, Channing, Texas

June 16, 2018

I am a retired DPS officer. I worked with Steve for several years. I was stationed in Memphis before transferring to Amarillo. Steve and I became very good friends and enjoyed being around him. He had a kind heart for everyone. Steve came down to Amarillo from from Stratford and we had lunch together. After lunch, I said bye to him and told him to be safe. The next day I was at home watching the evening news when the news anchor mentioned Steve's name. My heart broke and sank down to my stomach. I was in shock. I broke down and I had to call DPS communication to confirm that Steve was gone because I could not believe it. Miss you Steve. May God bless you. See you in heaven my friend.

Retired DPS Special Agent Joe Gonzalez
Texas DPS / co-worker and friend

October 26, 2017

My dad was in the DPS Academy with you and thought the world of you. He told me that y'all were always beside each other line and drills because of your last names. He also told me about the antics that y'all did in the academy. I sure wish I could have met you here on Earth, because my dad can sure picks some good friends. I find peace in knowing that one day I will get to meet you in Heaven and will get to hear you tell about you and my dad from your stand point.

Romans 13:4

I am the son of Retired Texas State Police Officer (TABC) Gene Anderson.

Sgt. Tray Anderson
Rusk County Sheriff's Office

February 2, 2017

Rest in Peace Trooper II Bobby Steve Booth. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are soon gnawing on the scum responsible for your murder. May his screams of anguish rise up from the lake of fire to warn other evil doers of their impending fate.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 15, 2016

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
Texas

June 16, 2015

Thinking of you today. Can't believe it's been this long. You are missed

Sheriff Tim Wiginton

June 16, 2015

Steve, I think of you often. You are missed my friend.

Deputy Marshal Tim Wiginton
Red River Marshals Office

May 27, 2015

Steve my Dad worked with you for man years. I am now pursuing a career in criminal justice. I am doing a discussion post in your name. You were a great man!!

n/a
friend

September 30, 2013

Steve you and I worked together when I was a Deputy for Moore Co. S.O. The night the drunk driver drove into the bar at Cactus was a laugh. Miss you eating pie at my house the memories are so great.

Randy Hooks Chief Deputy Eastland County
A great friend and partner

May 31, 2013

Steve it has been many years since we spoke last. I will never forget the silly laugh you have.
I remember the call we got one night about a pickup truck hitting a cow on U.S. 287. We found the truck but not the driver and we never found the cow. We looked high and low and then you stepped on a rattle snake and how white you got is unforgettable.
Miss you buddy.

Under Sheriff Frank Haas #2
Sherman County Sheriff Department

December 27, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th anniversary year 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 21, 2012

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for being the hero that you are.

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

June 16, 2010

Steve, I am still missing you. I know you are having a good time with Granny and grandpa and your son Benjamin. Give my daughter Amanda Jane hugs and kisses for me. I love you and miss you.
your cousin, Jane

Jane Draycott
cousin

September 25, 2009

Your sacrifice will be remembered.

Anonymous

June 16, 2009

Trooper Booth, you are not forgotten. Thank you for your service brother. Rest in peace.

Trooper II
Texas Highway Patrol

June 16, 2008

To Steve Booth's Family,
I know not a day goes by that you don't miss your Trooper. When I worked for Stratford PD, there was, and hopefully still is, a memorial on the wall reminding every person that comes through the door just how dangerous this job can be, no matter where you serve.

A.

Patrolman Adam Henley
Dalhart PD, former SPD

March 24, 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
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

March 3, 2008

G-d Bless.

June 16, 2007

Sincerest sympathies to Trooper Booth's family, colleagues, and friends.

"Greater love has no man than this, than to lay down his life for his friends."-John 15:13

Trooper booth made that sacrifice for all of us, his brave soul is forever remembered.

God bless you, my brother.

Lt Paul Sanzone
NYPD

January 14, 2006

Trooper Booth you are a hero. You did your best to protect the public and lost your life in the process. You have worked your last shift, now its ours. You have fought a good fight and have finished the course.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Deputy Eli Burkholder
Randolph County Sheriff's Office

November 29, 2005

Steve you were always my favorite cousin and the day you were killed just about killed me also. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you and wish you were still here. I am proud of the man you were and the memories you left with me. 27 years isn't a long time but I know some day I will see you again. i will always love you! Your cousin, Ena Jane

Jane (Rickman) Draycott
Houston Fire Dept.

October 17, 2005

Officer Booth you are not forgotten....... rest easy brother your work here is done

officer sutherland
Commerce P.D. TX

March 9, 2004

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