Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper David Lee Alverson

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, November 13, 1981

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Reflections for Trooper David Lee Alverson

Rest in peace Trooper Alverson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 6, 2019

Rest easy brother!!

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

November 13, 2017

Rest in peace ! We never forget , prayers to all brother

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

November 13, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 13, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

November 28, 2007

"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

November 16, 2007

Now that I have a son in Law Enforcement, I realize even more the great sacrifice David made in service to our state. The Chapman High School class of 1973 is very proud of him and will never forget him, a great friend whose life was cut short. God Bless his family. For them, the passing years may ease the pain, but can never fill the void. With great respect, Rene'W. Brown

Rene' Wolfe Brown
friend from Chapman High School

May 10, 2007

Trooper Alverson you are a hero. Thank you for your service to the citizens of South Carolina. It has been twenty-five years since the end of your watch and you are still remembered. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

November 13, 2006

Almost 25 years since you were borne to Heaven's gates. May those who knew you personally receive comfort and peace from God.

Rest well, warrior, your brothers and sisters take the watch from now on.

L Robertson
APD, LEO's Wife

July 6, 2006

We had a many of long midnight shifts together,rest in peace until we meet in the rapure again.

Sgt. Kenneth Hasty
South Carolina Highway Patrol (Ret.)

March 10, 2006

11-13-03, MAY GOD BLESS YOU. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

November 13, 2003

God Bless you
Thank you for your service and dedication.
Rest Brother the watch is ours.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

August 31, 2003

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