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Corrections Employee Patricia Ross

Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, March 1, 1984

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Reflections for Corrections Employee Patricia Ross

Ms. Ross,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kentucky. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 1, 2024

Rest in peace always and know that you will always be remembered.

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

September 12, 2020

Rest in peace Corrections Employee Ross.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 21, 2019

Officer Ross, Your Brave Service To The Citizens Of Kentucky Whom You Protected With Courage And Honor Will Not Be Forgotten. Rest Peacefully Sister. GOD BLESS.

Retired Officer G. S. Siegrist
Bucks Co. PA Corrections

March 1, 2019

The beat of a Correctional Officer can't be matched. Thin Blue Line, rest in peace.

Correctional Officer Cameron Robinson
Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center (KCPC)

December 1, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 1, 2018

Continue to rest in peace my sister. May this inmate
suffer forever in hell.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 1, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother; I hope you read the news today -- July 2nd, 2015 -- Lyon County Herald Ledger Facebook "Breaking News", as the new addition to the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex will carry her name.

Lyon County Herald Ledger

July 2, 2015

It was announced today by the Kentucky Department of Corrections that it will convert an existing facility into two separate and distinct prisons. The new facility will be named the Ross-Cash Center. The new facility is named for Patrica Ross and Fred Cash,two fallen Corrections staff members.

Librarian Daryl W.Thompson

July 2, 2015

thank you to all she was my grandmother and because of this horrific event i never got to no her but i hear i am like her in a lot of ways i know want to be a correctional officer in rememberance of her i love you grandma!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and if you worked with my grandmother or have any memories of her please feel free to share them with me at [email protected]

ellen crawaford
grand daughter of Patricia Ross

October 4, 2012

My uncle is the one who did this terrible thing to the Ross family and it hurts me to my heart that this ever happened and though, my words can not bring her back. I just wanted to say from the bottom of my heart I am deeply sorry for this tragedy. May the grace of God be with your family.

Aaron W.
family of the inmate

June 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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.

I pray for solace for those who love and remember you. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you. Rest In Peace

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

March 1, 2012

Ms. Ross,
Even though it has been 27 years since your death you are still remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kentucky. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 13, 2011

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

You are not forgotten, sister.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

March 1, 2011

Thank You for you service and sacrifice. I hope you have rested easy and continue to do so. God Bless.

Lt Amborn

January 19, 2011

On the 26 year anniversity of your passing, we honor you service to the community. You have not been forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

March 9, 2010

It takes a special person to do what you did. To have that ended is so very wrong.

May God bless you for your service.

Corporal Michael R Lowry

August 3, 2009

On this day of your passing, 24 years later, you are remembered.

Rick F.

March 1, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you for your service and dedication. You are a hero just by the porfession you chose. God Bless you and all those that love you


February 22, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 27, 2008



May 5, 2007

Pat, we will never forget you. You have a special place in our hearts.

Program Director, Patti Treat
Kentucky State Penitentiary

March 23, 2005

Rest easy, Sister, you are not forgotten.

Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, In.l

March 1, 2004

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