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Chief of Police David Reasons

Stantonsburg Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, September 19, 1966

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Reflections for Chief of Police David Reasons

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

Chief Rosario, nicely done sir and with class. God be with you and your entire department.

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

September 19, 2020

Chief David Reason, I have recently took over the police department in Stantonsburg, NC. While I was cleaning out the PD, I came across a piece of paper that was appeared weathered in the corner of a closet here. As I carefully opened it, it was a certificate for The Medal of Valor presented to you on the 19th Day of September 1966. It states, "In the face of gunfire and without the benefit of cover this police officer unhesitatingly sacrificed his life in the performance of his duties". It was an honor to come across this award you so deserved. It was now framed and displayed in our department lobby, so that other officer that follow your foot steps here, will always know of the ultimate sacrifice that you made for our citizens. You are gone but not forgotten. You will be represented Thursday, May 3, 2018 at this years Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day being held in Wilson NC. You may rest in peace now brother, I will cover the rest of your watch. Until we meet for the first time on the other side. God bless.

Chief Orlando Rosario Jr.
Stantonsburg Police Department

March 26, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd 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


September 19, 2009



September 19, 2007

I was to young to know Chief Reasons at the time of his death but My Father was Chief of Police in the neighboring town of Saratoga N.C. The two of them knew each other and had to back each other up on occasion due to both of them being from small communities. It is very seldom that we hear of the small town heroes but I know that Chief Reason had to be one and should be rememered as a Hero for his bravery.

Lt. Gerald A. Pipkin
Rocky Mount Police Department

May 9, 2007

The policeman stood and faced his God,which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?
The policeman squared his shoulders and said.
"No, I guess I ain't because those of us who carry a badge can't always be a Saint."
I've had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk is rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...
though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got to steep.
And I never passed a cry for help
though at times I shook with fear,
and sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much, but if you don't...I'll understand"
There was a silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman.
You've borne you burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets.
You've done your time in Hell"

G. Houston
South Carolina

September 19, 2003

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