Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Paul W. Rast

Arizona Department of Corrections, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, September 7, 1975

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Paul W. Rast

Correctional Officer Rast, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 1, 2020

On this 45th anniversary of your heroic and untimely departure I would like to reiterate my previous reflection for you. Rest in peace, always remembered.

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

September 7, 2020

Your assailants may have escaped justice here on earth but they will surely face a higher justice at a different time in a different place. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice will always be remembered.

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

July 29, 2020

Heartbreaking for the family. A hero indeed and sounded like an amazing man. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family.

M Miller
Saw this on DOC tribute

August 23, 2019

Rest In Peace Officer Rast, your service and sacrifice is remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

September 7, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

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.

I also lament the fact that you, your family, and your agency were denied justice for your brutal murder by vicious teen killers.

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

May 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 28, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 6, 2012

Your thought of often and missed even more. You now have 5 grand kids and two proud grown up sons. Till we meet again.

C Rast

May 5, 2012

Rest in Peace old friend. I speak memories of you often to who ever will listen. Time has passed so quicky.

Lanie Ross, Lieutenant
US Department of Justice, Retired

March 7, 2011

I read this Officers story, and wanted to pay my respects. God bless Officer Jeff Jaynes DPS, ADOC 1995-2001 Winslow

Officer Jeff Jaynes
Arizona Department of Public Safety

July 14, 2010

I just want to publicly thank my father for the work that he did while he was alive. Even though he was taken, way to early, from his family and friends, the time that we did have with him will always be with us.
I would also like to thank all that still remember him and all that have left comments. Your prayers were appreciated. Thank you.

G. Rast

March 4, 2010

remembering you on your day of sacrafice, 33 years later...we still remember

Police Officer
Phoenix Police

September 7, 2008

Rest in Peace, Officer Rast. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006

May you rest in peace. We all know that you will guide us and protect us from above. My prayers are with you and your family! God Bless!

Special Agent
Department of Homeland Security

The Officer's stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
They hoped their shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as their brass.

"Step forward now, Officers.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The men squared their shoulders and
The Policeman spoke first
"No, Lord, I guess We ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

We've had to work most Sundays,
and at times our talk was rough,
and sometimes we've been violent,
Because the streets are tough.

The Corrections Officer then added,
But we never took a penny,
That wasn't ours to keep...
Though we worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And we never passed a cry for help,
Though at times we shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive us,
We've wept unmanly tears.

Together they say,
We know We don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted us around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for us here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
We never expected or had too much,
But if you don't...We'll understand.

There was silence around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Officers waited quietly,
For the judgment of their God.

"Step forward now, Officers,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."


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