Stewart L. Beasley, Jr.Jasper Police Department, Alabama
End of Watch: Monday, April 10, 1995
Reflections for Officer Stewart L. Beasley, Jr.
I saw your picture and had to visit. I have been in and out of Jasper tracking down some not so good guys. It takes a special breed of Officer to work that jurisdiction! You will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, God bless you and your family. Next time I drive in to town I will definitely pay my respects
March 16, 2011
YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE
May 1, 2008
You have not been forgotten. My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today and every day. Continue to watch over them and those still out on patrol. You will never be forgotten.
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
April 10, 2008
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
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
November 12, 2007
On the anniversary of his death, we pause to remember Officer Beasley and honor the ultimate sacrifice he paid serving his fellow citizens.
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his surviving family members.
May he never be forgotten.
Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL
April 10, 2007
Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.
Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.
April 10, 2007
Rest in Peace, Officer Beasley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
October 23, 2006
To Officer Steward L. Beasley Jr. and all his loved ones:
On this the eleventh anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.
My heart goes out all of your loved ones. You all remain in our thoughts and our prayers.
Reading the loving reflections about your beloved Stewart gives us some understanding of what a kind and honorable man he was, and what he meant to his family and friends. I don't know if the creators of this web site ever envisioned how many of us would communicate with each other, and with our angels through these reflection pages. But we do and I find such comfort in it.
Stewart, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.
This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.
Rest in Peace, Stewart. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.
This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Stewart gave to his community and the citizens of Alabama, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 10, 1995.
Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 14, 2006
"Police Officers are part ofa brotherhood that others will never know"
Rest in Peace, Officer Beasley, we've got it from here!
Ofc. Culver, RJ #138
Holly Hill Police Department
Volusia County, FL
Officer Culver, RJ #138
Holly Hill Police Department
April 21, 2005
its hard to believe that it has been almost ten years. it seems like yesterday when we were in the thick of things working 3rd shift togeather and trying to stay out of trouble. i think of the things we did and said to keep each other laughing. i think of how we wouldnt stop until both of our sides hurt so bad that we had to. i still think of you alot, and relay the stories of our shinannigans to my young officers. now i have to be the responsible one who keeps my guys in line. i guess theres a little bit of hypocracy there ( do as i say, not as we did!!) i will be in jasper soon...as i still visit my parents there. it never fails that i stop at your grave site and pay my respects. if i dont have time to stop.... i can still spot your marker from the road and give ya an " all knowing wink". ive lost other friends in the line since you. i hate that you were the first, but as always, you helped me in understanding the ones that i would experiance later. i hope you found "the holy grail"...hehehe. my thoughts are with you and your family,
Sgt. Chris Beste
Prattville Police Department
November 22, 2004
You died doing the job of a hero and you will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, and may God be with your friends, family and co-workers.
Stewart, you gave the ultimate sacrifice for a career you took so much pride in. As class President of the 100th session of the University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy you were definetly a leader as well as a team player. My heart goes out to your family friends and loved ones. May God bless and forever keep the one's you left behind.
Chief Robert C. Davis
North Courtland Police Dept.
Leave a Reflection for Officer Stewart L. Beasley, Jr.
Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:
Puerto Rico Police Department
Puerto Rico ~ September 23, 2016
Ulster County Sheriff's Office
New York ~ September 22, 2016
Cook County Sheriff's Police Department
Illinois ~ September 15, 2016
Detroit Police Department
Michigan ~ September 17, 2016
Alabama Department of Corrections
Alabama ~ September 16, 2016