Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Assistant Chief of Police Corbett W. Penton

Franklinton Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, February 6, 1989

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Reflections for Assistant Chief of Police Corbett W. Penton

Godspeed Chief. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

February 6, 2017

Rest in peace in knowing that you did an excellent service to this town and you raised a fine son, that is carrying on your tradition in law enforcement. You were a fine man and it shows through him and all of the works done by you. Well done sir!

Franklinton Police Department

June 23, 2012

To the family and friends of Assistant Chief Corbett Penton and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Corbett's memory on the 20th anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Corbett gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 6, 1989.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 6, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones. You have not been forgotten.

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

February 6, 2009



February 4, 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
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 2, 2008

Asst. Chief Penton was a fine man from a wonderful family. Monday, February 6, 1989 was a sad day for all of Washington Parish. May he rest in peace, and we all remember how well he served The Fair City during his many years on the force.

Christopher Daniel
Attorney, Jackson MS/Family friend

September 29, 2006

you maybe gone but you are not forgotten in our hearts. you are an insperation to me and many more in the department. thanks for your service to the department.


June 27, 2006

every one deserves a reflection. i'm sorry that you have been forgotten. rest in peace.

cpl joey dalfrey
calcasieu parish sheriffs office

February 6, 2006

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