Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Louis D. Sebold

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, October 5, 1975

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Reflections for Police Officer Louis D. Sebold

Rest in peace Officer Sebold.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 30, 2019

This brave officer, most likely a distant cousin I never knew, was struck down in the line of duty protecting the City he loved. I humbly salute him and pray he has gone on to a better life.

Lt. Thomas Sebold, retired
Philadelphia Police Department

July 19, 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 38th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 that call you beloved.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 18, 2013

PO Sebold, you are not forgotten.

Sgt. K Schmittgens
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

October 5, 2012

RIP.You will never be forgotten.


October 28, 2008


If you want to know what your dad would look like, go visit your brother Mike. I gasped when I saw your Dad's picture here. I never met him, but I heard on the news the day that he was killed. They had it on the radio in Kansas City, and I heard it while I was driving down Grandview Road in a Drivers Ed car, with the teacher in the passenger seat and three of my classmates in the back.

I will never forget that day, and I will never forget your Dad, even though I never met him in person. I had one memorable phone call with him soon after I met Mike, and your Dad had some advice for me: I think the essence was "Get lost."

Of course, I didn't, and thankfully am still friends with Mike to this day. I love him, and I love all of you because you made him. You have a large and loving family and you have all weathered the tragic things in your lives with utmost grace. Have a wonderful day and a happy life.



Teri Giltner Lester
Friend of Mike

April 4, 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

December 11, 2007



October 14, 2007

I was a young rookie officer that day working in the 3rd district with Jim Arnold in 13 area. We both sat up when the tones went off and they advised of officer down. Then they started dispatching cars from the other districts to the area of the shooting. Our car was dispatched and we became part of the group of officers searching for your killer. We spent the afternoon searching, they found him in an apartment. I will remember that day the rest for my life. I have worn a bracelet for the past 10 years, with Officer Louis Sebold's name on it and his end of watch date, during every Police Memorial Week and in October in his honor and rememberance of his ultimate sacriface. And when asked what it is I tell them I wear this in Honor of an American Hero who give his all.

You are not Forgotten by your Fellow Brothers in Blue!

Ron Mosher Police Officer
former St L PD retired Naples PD

June 5, 2007

I just stumbled across your page, and I wanted to let you know that just because it has been over 30 years since you left us we still remember you. All of us appreciate your sacrifice and the sacrifices your family has had to make in your abscence. I pray for you and your family Officer Sebold.

Ptlm. Michael J. Gloeckner #112
Cahokia Police Department

November 18, 2006

May you sleep safe and may Our Lord Bless your family.

October 5, 2006

Dad, There are many times that I have wondered how you would react or respond to different situations. I've wondered what you would look like now, along with Mom. I hope you know, and I truly believe you do, that we all love you and miss you. My son, your grandson, even though he never personally knew you, has a very special spot in his heart for you. You're not only the grandpa that he didn't get to know, but a big hero who stood up to the dangers in life to make life for others a lot safer. Bless you always, Dad. I love you. Becky

Becky Sebold Miller

April 28, 2006

Thanks for your service to your community. Even now, these many years later, I miss your warm heart and big smile. I strive to live up to your standards.

Mike Sebold

January 17, 2006

Officer Sebold,

Your memory live on as your picture hangs on our wall of fallen heores. You will never be forgotten by your entire police family. God bless you and your family.

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

October 6, 2005



July 29, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer Louis Sebold and my many friends at the St. Louis Police Department, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss.
This incident may have happened many years ago but I rememeber these events quite well as a young policeman myself in 1975.
We should all feel some measure of comfort in the knowledge that Louis has rested easy and that he has been in the company of many good men - our other fallen brothers.
I am certain that they are all up there looking down after all of us who continued on with Louis' work and have often felt their presence in moments of danger during my own law enforcement career.

Rest easy Louis, your brothers have picked up your watch and carried on with your work.

Peter Damos
St. Louis County Police ( 1975 - 1981 )
U.S. Secret Service

ATSAIC Peter J. Damos
U.S. Secret Service

April 29, 2005

God bless your wife and children, I pray that time has reduced their pain..

March 4, 2005

Rest easy blue angel . . . you've done God's work on earth . . . we'll cover your watch from here. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer)

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF (Retired)

March 4, 2004

Take care and God speed!

Ofc. Culver, RJ

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