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Patrolman Harold L. Reeves

Lincoln Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, July 10, 1976

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Reflections for Patrolman Harold L. Reeves

Rest in peace Patrolman Reeves.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 24, 2019

So sad you were taken in the prime of your life. You were the victim of rage over a petty issue. Your murderer did not face justice in this world, but the final trial is not of this world.

A friend
A person who remembers you

August 19, 2013

Harold was proud to be a police officer. He did not back down when threatening situations presented themselves. He gave his life protecting the community and helping others.
It is too bad justice was far from served in this case. It was way too easy for one person to take Harold's life and go on with his own life after such absolute minimal consequences.

Someone who knew Harold
Someone who will never forget

June 18, 2013

You were brutally murdered and justice has not been served, but it will be served.

Someone Who Cared
A Friend

May 10, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifteenth 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 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 who love and miss you for both the pain and pride are forever. It appears they were denied justice for your murder as six months in a mental hospital seems woefully insufficient.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 10, 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

December 6, 2007

Rest in peace and God bless you and your family.

DE
St. Louis City Police

July 10, 2005

You gave the ultimate sacrifice on my birthday. May God bless you and your family.

Ray Zabetta
Richmond Co. Sheriff

December 25, 2003

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