Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Douglas H. Pyle

Parkesburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, September 15, 1988

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Reflections for Patrolman Douglas H. Pyle

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 15, 2020

rest in peace and may god bless you

Pfc Jon Pease
Cmpd-Retired Bpd

September 15, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd 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

September 16, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 17, 2008

Never forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 15, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

September 15, 2006

It still doesn't seem possible you're not here with us. Your passing has left a large void in this life and a loss that's very difficult to discuss to this day. You were an officer among officers and a true brother. Your police work and compassion for your fellow man were second to none. Your personal dedication to your parents, family, friends and co-workers...priceless. You made such a positive impact in so many lives during your short time on earth…I can only imagine what God had in store for you when he called you home.

I’m a better person for having been your friend. My son has been named in your memory and I only hope he fully realizes what an honor he has been given to be named after you.

You're in my thoughts and prayers...and I miss you Buddy!

Chief Brian C. Sheller
Parkesburg Borough PD

August 26, 2006


Your still in my heart. I will miss you untill I see you again. Bob

Officer Robert Bender
Perry Point Police

June 12, 2005


I never had the pleasure of meeting you, however, I have been told many wonderful things about you through my husband and your friend, Brian. I met Brian a year after your death. In the years since you passed away, Brian rose to the rank of Chief for Parkesburg Borough, we got married and have three wonderful children. Our son, Brian Douglas, is named in your honor and memory. When I first started in police work, I worked for a brief time in Honey Brook Twp., with your father as my Chief. Because I was a part time Officer, I did not have alot of my own equipment. When the weather got cold, I needed a uniform sweater. Your father gave me the one you so proudly wore. That was over ten years ago and I still have that sweater. I wore it with a feeling of protection and pride. I know we never met, but I wanted to leave a reflection for you because I do know you were a wonderful friend to my husband, Brian and to my brother-in- law, Sgt. Raymond Sheller. I also know you were a fine son and brother. Our son, who is 7 years old, has already been told who he is named after and how proud he should be. Rest easy, Officer Pyle and may you watch over all of us as we continue to do our job. Thank you.

Officer Maureen P. Sheller
Uwchlan Twp. Police Department

Patrolman Maureen P. Sheller
Uwchlan Twp. Police Department

June 15, 2004

Although many years have past, I remember his love of family, friends and serving his community. Doug was a great son, officer, brother and friend who is deeply loved and missed. Rest in peace Doug and know you will always be in our thought and prayers.

Sgt. Raymond Sheller
Brandywine Regional Police, Pennsylvania

June 13, 2004

Gone but not forgotten. Your name lives on.


January 12, 2004

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