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Deputy Sheriff Burns Almon

Morgan County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, September 27, 1927

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Burns Almon

No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

September 27, 2020

I can remember my grandmother Laney showing me pictures and telling me about Burns. He is my great great uncle

Kimberly Laney
Great great niece

November 25, 2019

I have more pictures of my great uncle Burns not knowing what dates that are?

Daniel Alvis
He was my Grandmother Brother

March 6, 2017

The photo of my Great Uncle Burns Almon (Deputy Sheriff) came from photos given to me by my "daddy" who was one of Burns' nephews. When I was informed his photo was added here, I was so joyful!

Great Uncle Burns has not been forgotten. He was a hero during his days of law enforcement and deeply loved by his family. May he rest in peace.

Civilian - P. Carter

February 14, 2017

Deputy Sherrif Burns Almon, a hero for all law enforcement to be remembered because of his bravery and love of country and fellow men. This unsung hero was my great uncle. I visit his graveside yearly with much love in my heart. About five years ago, my Fitzgerald/Almon family replaced his tombstone because we wanted to restore the memories of his life. Gone But Never Forgotten

Teresa Oakley
Great Niece

February 7, 2017

To Deputy Almon, my great uncle, you were a hero! You are still remembered.

Civilian PPD AZ
My Great Uncle

November 29, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary year 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.

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

August 7, 2013

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

July 23, 2007

Rest in Peace, Deputy Almon. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 30, 2006



September 27, 2005

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