Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Wayne L. Selle

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, July 31, 1973

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Wayne L. Selle

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

July 31, 2020

Rest in Peace

I ask one thing - that in still, far-off days,
Someone who knew me should in their daily rounds,
Suddenly pause, caught by some sight or sound,
Some glance, some phrase, some trick of memory's ways
which brings me to mind, then I shall wait,
eager with hope, perhaps to hear -
“how great if he were with us still!”
And then at the end, all that I wish for is just -
“he was my friend!”

From “A Soldier's Epitaph” by David McNicholl

N Elias
Federal Law Enforcement Officer, USDOJ
Former Security Police Officer, USAF

May 28, 2017

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace.

Dennis Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 22, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 3, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I thank your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

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

January 25, 2013


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 31, 2012

Today we rang a bell for You this Correctional Officers Week. God Bless


May 5, 2010

Today Mr. Selle You are REMEMBERED God Bless You and Your Family...

J Mullens
Federal Bureau of Prisons

July 31, 2009

Brother Selle You are Remembered today. Its been 35 yrs since your untimely death. Thank You for Your Service not only with the BOP but Your Service to our Nation. Thank You Sir. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Correctional Officer. God Bless You and Your Family.........

J Mullens
Federal Bureau of Prisons

July 31, 2008



August 23, 2007

On May 5, 2006 Wayne Selle will be honored when his name is added to the Kansas Fallen Officers Memorial in Topeka.

You will never be forgotten, your memory and legacy are with us everyday here at USP Leavenworth.

Kenneth LaMaster Inst. Historian
Bureau of Prisons

April 13, 2006

You're still in your family's thoughts, as you are now in mine. God Bless you and though you are gone, you'll never be forgotten.

Arlington, TX PD

March 1, 2005

This is a very nice site for people to see their fallen hero's. I was not aware of this site until my mother told me about it. My uncle is Wayne Selle.

I wrote this poem in memory of my brother, Wayne L. Selle:


Sleep well my brother, for we know
that you are now with Him,
And the memories that we cherish
never will grow dim.

Sleep well my brother, now you have
no earthly cares to bear,
Wrapped in His tender loving grace,
we know you are happy there.

Sleep well my brother, we miss you so,
and when our hearts are sad,
We turn to God and thank Him
for the good times that we had.

Sleep well my brother, though we who are left,
must share the grief and pain,
There's comfort in knowing that our great loss
is surely God's own gain.

Sleep well my brother, though it is hard
to understand your leaving,
We live in hope we'll meet again,
if only we go on believing.

by Pauline Brown

Pauline M. Brown, sister

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