Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Dave L. Alcox

Oak Hill Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, January 15, 1980

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Reflections for Patrolman Dave L. Alcox

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Dave L. Alcox of the Oak Hill Police Department, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

January 15, 2020

40 years ago today, Patrolman Dave Alcox, who had taken a Technical Writing class from me at Rio Grande College in Ohio, was shot and killed while making a routine traffic stop outside of Oak Hill, Ohio. Dave was quiet and personable and I have thought of him--and what could've been--often over the past 4 decades. I want his family and friends to know others remember Dave.

George Staley
College writing teacher

January 15, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Alcox.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Dave L. Alcox of the Oak Hill Police Department, Ohio and the additional 57 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 15, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Dave L. Alcox of the Oak Hill Police Department, Ohio and the additional 57 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 15, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 15, 2012

I HAVE LIVED IN JACKSON CO ALL MY LIFE I NEVER KNEW DAVID ALCOX, BUT I'M A SISTER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, I WAS PRESENT A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN POLICE CHIEF PUCKETT HONORED YOUR MEMORY, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, YOU ARE A HERO, NOW AND ANGEL. GOD BLESS YOU PATROLMAN DAVID ALCOX, AS YOU PATROL THE STREETS OF HEAVEN PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THOSE OF US LEFT HERE TO FIGHT THE CRIME THAT IS TAKING OVER OUR COUNTY, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, GODS SPEED.

DEPUTY
JACKSON CO SO OHIO

March 2, 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
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

January 8, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 5, 2008

I worked many hours with Ptl. Dave Alcox and he has been in my thoughts ever since. I was there right after he lost his life serving the community he loved and that night still haunts me and will forever. It was a terrible loss for his family, his friends, and his fellow workers. He was a caring guy that believed in giving a deserving person a break and a good Police Officer when things needed to be done to protect the public. He was taken away when he was way too young and we will never understand why. You could count on him no matter how rough things got and he was the first one there if you needed help. I know he is still missed by his Mother and Brother and also by me.....Sam Conley

Ex Patrolman OHPD
Fellow Officer

June 2, 2007

sir may you rest in peace forever I may have never got the chance to meet you but I wish I could of had the chance may your family be blessed forever and ever

October 18, 2006

Today is the annual memorial for Ohio Fallen Law Enforcement Officers and your mother and brother will be a the ceremony in honor nad remembrance of your life and death. You have not been forgotten.

May 4, 2006

I have felt your presence and your absence in my life many times over the last ten yers, even though I only know you through the memories of others. I like to think that you and I would have been good friends as well as in-laws. Your family has related many stories and memories about you and I believe that the two of us would laugh for days at each others antics.

April 5, 2006

In my going on 4th year with the Oak Hill Police Department. I had never heard an ill word said about the man. I had only hear good. He had alway done his best to help his fellow man/ woman out. God bless you!
Ptl. David Alcox OH-02

Your Brother In Arms.
N B P D

December 21, 2005

God bless OHPD

December 24, 2004

I DIDN'T KNOW OFFICER DAVID L. ALCOX,BUT I KNOW THE PAIN THE FAMILY FELT WHEN THIS HORRIBLE MAN TOOK HIS LIFE. WE LOST OFFICER KELLI LEE LAMBERT IN JULY AND WE ALL FEEL OUR HEARTS HAVE BEEN RIPPED OUT. I KNOW THESE OFFICERS ARE WITH THE LORD AND THEY NO LONGER HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE PAIN WE ALL HAVE HERE ON EARTH. MAY THESE HEROS REST IN PEACE. THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Anonymous

December 5, 2003

I was just a young boy when Dave was taken from our community. I had the opportunity to work with his Chief of Police at the time and heard so many stories of how Dave was always helping and doing for others. I have been friends with his brother for many years now and have enjoyed his memories of his brother as well. I have had the pleasure of escorting Dave's mother to the Ohio Ceremonies in London, Ohio. Any time the name Dave Alcox is spoken it is always how good natured and friendly he was. He was truely...he is truely someone that we all should try a little harder to be as a law enforcement officer. As long as peace officers are here and the officers that work with this department are here, we will not allow our fallen officer to be forgotten. His memory will go on forever in the lives and hearts of us all. We only wish that you did not have to make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty but you did. For that we are grateful and grateful you served your community, your country and God.
Our thoughts are with the family always.


Oak Hill Police Department

October 30, 2003

I never knew you personally, but I know your natural brother Joe, and I am your brother officer. I live in your hometown, where you served with your life. We have many mutual acquantances and the little village is much the same as when you left.
Although we never met, I know your murder was a great loss, and I am counted in the many that mourn for a brother.
"No greater love hath a man, than to lay down his life for his friends."
I salute you, Dave

Scott Conley, JCSO

DEPUTY B. SCOTT CONLEY
JACKSON COUNTY OHIO SHERIFF'S OFFICE

October 30, 2003

DAVE WAS ONE OF THOSE TRULEY SPECIAL PEOPLE. ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE. QUICK WITH A JOKE, AND QUICK TO LAUGH. ALWAYS LOOKED ON THE GOOD SIDE OF PEOPLE. WILLING TO HELP ANYONE IN NEED. HE WAS A GOOD OFFICER AND A GOOD FRIEND. HE WILL BE SADDLY MISSED BY ALL THOSE WHO KNEW HIM.


JCSO

October 30, 2003

It is truly sad that you had no one to speak on your behalf. Thank you for your service to the small village of Oak Hill and may God bless your family and keep them safe. And may you never be forgotten.

Anonymous

September 16, 2003

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