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Deputy Walter A. Sutton

Barbour County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, August 1, 1990

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Reflections for Deputy Walter A. Sutton

Deputy Sutton and I went to Montgomery Police Academy in 1987 . It's so sad that this happened to not only a Brother, but a friend. I was shot twice in the line of duty in 2018 and had to retire. My perpetrator was also killed in our exchange of gunfire. God bless you and your family and Department knowing you are not forgotten Brother

Retired Lieutenant Tommy Pettus
Talladega Police Department

December 13, 2022

you and Ted Dotson will never be forgotten. kneel before god and keep the streets of glory till we meet again

William R Saville jr (former) Sergeant --patrol division/shift supervisor.
Eufaula, Alabama. tour 1989 to 2006 so lets all Back the Blue!!!

September 25, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sutton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 17, 2020

Alabama Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is thinking of this fine deputy this month. Hugs to his family.

Cindy Warren
Survivor Mom of Ofc David Curtis

August 3, 2015

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 18, 2012

It's hard to believe it has been 21 years today since you were taken from us. I take comfort in knowing that you are watching over me from Heaven. I love you and miss you very much!!!

Angie Lord

August 1, 2011

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 remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 1, 2010

Deputy Sutton you are not forgotten by the men and women of the Boston Police Department. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

July 13, 2010

"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

November 12, 2007

Officer Sutton,
I came across your page as it was being featured tonight. I just wanted to thank you for the SACRIFICE you gave in your service to protect others. You will never be forgotten!

Tammy Persin
Mother of Fallen Military Police Officer
PFC Brian Thomas Gleason

July 6, 2007

Rest in Peace, Deputy Sutton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

September 25, 2006

I remember attending your funeral and the funeral for Captain Dotson on the same day. That was a tough time for area law enforcement but it was uplifting to see the community support for both of your families and agencies. Your sacrifice and service is greatly appreciated. Rest in peace, brother.

Special Agent
Drug Enforcement Administration

October 17, 2004

No Officer who gave his live should be without reflection. "For those who pledge to uphold it, freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know."


January 2, 2004

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