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Correctional Officer Donald Price

Rhode Island Department of Corrections, Rhode Island

End of Watch Friday, June 22, 1973

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Donald Price

WE REMEMBER YOU AND YOUR SACRIFICE

C/O CHIRIHCELLO
LANCASTER COUNTY PA

June 22, 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
Texas

June 22, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

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

November 28, 2012

I never forget the morning we got the call that my brother Donald Price had been murdered. That call is ever haunting. Donald had only been married 1 year and 6 months and had a 6 month old son. He was the only son that my mother and father had. The last time I saw Donald was two weeks before he was murdered. He and his wife, along with their son came to visit us in Georgia. My son was only 4 weeks old at the time, I will ever cherish that last visit. I tried to get Donald not to go back to work for the prison, but law enforcement was in his blood. Donald believed that all prisoners could be rehabilitated. His birthday and the day he died is a constant reminder of our loss.

My other son was born 3 years later on June 22, 1976 and he is in law enforcement. He was born within 5 minutes of the time Donald died. My prayer everyday is that God hold him in the palm of his hand while he works to make the streets a safe place.

May God give each one of us the faith and strength to deal with what ever may come our way and that His will be done in all things and for His glory.

Marie P. Webb

Anonymous

May 3, 2010

RIP brother you're never forgotten

Correctional Officer Matthew McGloin
Rhode Island Department of Corrections

January 13, 2009

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

June 22, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 24, 2008

Your sacrifice for the publics safety is not forgotten Officer Price.
Thank You

Captain D. George
Maine State Prison

June 17, 2006

No officer that gave his life should be without reflection……

“May his badge and all it stands for shine brightly throughout eternity”

April 19, 2004

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