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Officer Redden George Purdie

Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, October 31, 1911

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Reflections for Officer Redden George Purdie

Within three months between October 1911 and February 1912 Bedford County, Tennessee experienced the deaths of three law enforcement officers. Officers Redin G. Purdie and Charles A. Henry were murdered in cold blood by a drunk, good for nothing, seeking revenge for an earlier arrest. Additionally, in February 1912 three other drunken assailants threw railroad Detective Squire W. Everson off a moving train near Bellbuckle Tn. over an argument over a whiskey bottle. As of this writing, (July 2019) I am writing a book (yet to be titled) encompassing the deaths of these three brave men. It truly was a sad time for the county and especially for the families of these three brave men.

Officer Terry L Coats
Metro Nashville Police Department

July 24, 2019

REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. YOU AND YOUR PARTNER ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

October 31, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 8, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 29, 2007

I pray that you are still resting peacefully and hope that you are watching down over us.

Cpl. Egendoerfer
Mishawaka PD

October 31, 2006

02/25/04

Rest in peace, sir. You will never be forgotton.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

February 25, 2004

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