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Patrolman Perry Floyd Patton

Munday Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, May 28, 1989

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Reflections for Patrolman Perry Floyd Patton

Patrolman Patton, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 18, 2019

Rest in Peace Patrolman Perry Floyd Patton. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Munday, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and the men and women who now serve the Munday Police Department. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are now gnawing at the flesh of the scum responsible for your murder. May his sorry soul forever burn in hell. May his nightmares never cease!


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

May 27, 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

May 28, 2015

Rest In Peace Officer Patton, you are remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

May 28, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 28, 2012

Munday Police Officer Perry Patton and I along with former Knox County Deputy Lou Speer were in the same Police Academy in 1985. All three of us would car pool to the academy, in Seymour, Texas. We had became more than friends, we became "Brothers". We were there for each other. Perry and I were Police Reserves for the Munday Police Department. Its been hard for me every year, especially on the morning of May 28th 1989 when I lost my "Brother". Its hard to believe it has been 22 years. Not a day goes by that I think of all the talks we had about the future of being a full time Police Officers. Miss you alot and never forget you. Till we meet again, Brother.

Senior Correctional Officer, Johnny M. Andrade
Corrections Corporation Of America
North Fork Correctional Facility
Sayre, Oklahoma.

September 28, 2011

S.Correctional Officer Johnny M. Andrade
North Fork Correctional Facility/Oklahoma

September 28, 2011

It's been a little over 22 years ago since my baby brother's End of Watch on May 28, 1989. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him, miss him or remember how proud I am of him. I'll love you forever and forget you never. Til we meet again, sweet brother!

Penny Patton Puetz

July 9, 2011

I was making preparations for graduation on the date of your death. May God Bless you and take care of your family. Rest peacefully and enjoy your new assignment, no criminals there.


March 28, 2011


Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

October 31, 2009

"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

February 19, 2008

Heroes and the sacrifices they make are never forgotten. Patrolman Patton, you are a true hero and you are not forgotten.

Salem, Va

December 5, 2006

Today was 16 years since the death of Patrolman Perry Floyd Patton. I did not know Patrolman Patton. No matter. He gave his life so unselfishly. May God bless the family, friends and co-workers.
Patrolman Patton will always be remembered as a true American hero.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, retired.

May 28, 2005

Rest in peace Brother Perry you are a true hero and Will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

May 28, 2004

Officer Patton was my Sgt. in the Texas State Guard and he loved his Family and State very much. About 2 weeks before his death, at lunch during a Sunday TSG drill, he bought me pizza and was giving me advice on my future promotion and duties from Cpl. to Sgt. (he was getting promoted and I would have moved up into his old position.) I will never forget how dedicated he was to both his Family and to the duties of being a Police Officer and as a Military Policeman with the TSG. I will never forget how devistated the whole Company was at the news of his murder and how hard the funeral was to deal with. I have never seen so many patrol vehicles, there was literally miles and miles of vehicles and they could be seen as far as the eye could see. Sgt. would have been so proud!
I miss him and think often of his dedication... Sgt. I still owe you a pizza, hopefully someday we'll meet up again and I can repay you.
In fond memory of Sgt. Patton, TSG, End of duty 1989.

Cpl. Cindy K. Dampf

August 30, 2003

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