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Patrolman Douglas Alan Perry

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, September 6, 1978

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Reflections for Patrolman Douglas Alan Perry

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 29, 2013

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 6, 2007

We little knew that morning,
That God would call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you did not go alone;
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories;
Your love is still our guide,
and though we cannot see you
You are always by our side.
Our family chain may be broken,
And little left the same,
But as God will call us one by one,
Our chain will link again.

Karen
daughter

June 3, 2007

Patrolman Perry,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice, not only for your community, but for our Country as well in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

September 6, 2005

THANK YOU for not only serving as a hero in law enforcement, but in the Army too. Serving your country was obviously in your blood! God bless you, your family and all those who served with you! You WILL NOT be forgotten!

A sister in blue
Orlando Police Dept.

I miss You Doug.
Christopher sager// Ret. KCMOPD

Ret: Officer Christopher W. Sager
KCMOPD

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