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Patrol Officer Rudy Carnel Selman

Floyd County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, December 26, 1974

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Rudy Carnel Selman

One of the worst day of my life was finding your wrecked patrol car. We had become close friends along with being fellow officer at the Floyd County Police Dept. The scene of the wreck has stayed in my head for 40yrs. "Never forgotten my friend and fellow Officer"

Major Jimmy Jacks (retired)
Floyd County Sheriff Dept.

December 20, 2014

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

December 26, 2013

Daddy I never knew you, you died protecting us all the good, and the bad, your sacrifice left such a void in so many of those who knew you. The officers who serve, and have served guarantee your spirit lives on, I your son who missed out on such a wonderful life, man, my daddy ensures your spirit lives on. Your granddaughter is so beautiful, I know you and moma are watching over her, just as you have me all my life. One day my father we will meet again. Forever in gods hands till that time

Rudy Selman
son

December 11, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Selman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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 who was murdered in the 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Dottie, thank you for sharing your love story with us and I am holding you and your children in my heart's embrace today.

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

December 26, 2011

I LOVE AND MISS YOU EVERY SECOND OF MY LIFE.I LIVE FOR THE DAY THAT WE MEET AGAIN.BECAUSE I KNOW IT WILL BE FOREVER AND WE WILL NEVER BE SEPERATED AGAIN.OUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER IS THE GREATEST GIFT FROM GOD. WE HAVE A SPECIAL SON AND DAUGHTER THAT ARE PROOF FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE.I TELL EVERYONE THAT YOU ARE TAKING A LONG NAP AND I AM SO VERY TIRED WAIT FOR ME MY LOVE FOR I AM COMING SOON.
"YOUR LOVING WIFE DOTTIE JEAN SELMAN" @>---

DOTTIE SELMAN
WIDOW

June 3, 2009

RIP...you are still remembered and greatly missed more often than most would imagine 34 years later!

Tonia
daughter

December 25, 2008

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Selman.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 22, 2008

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Selman.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 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
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

December 26, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDenBerghe
Manchester, NH

December 24, 2007

Rudy was my dad. I was about 20 months old when he died and my brother Tony was only 6 weeks old. I still miss him to this day and wonder how my life would be different if he was in my life a little longer. I can't even remember him.

Tonia
daughter

May 24, 2007

Rudy was my cousin by marriage . He inspired me at only 11 years of age to go into Law Enforcement with , not only his sacrifice ,but the manner in which he honored his duty to those in my neighborhood. He passed our house the day he died ,sirens wailing and lights flashing answering a call of a possible robbery . He left a young wife and a daughtor and son . I regret I only new him a short while , but it was a lasting impression . Ofc Phillips

Corrections Officer II
Ga Dept Of Corrections

April 6, 2006

officer selman,

i met your son almost 2 years ago now. he approached me as i was grieving at my fiance's grave. he, too, was an officer who gave his life to protect others. i just want you to know that you are still remembered. i hope you are watching over your loved ones every single day.

May 6, 2005

Patrolman Selman, Your sacrifice is still remembered after almost 30 years. God Bless you and your family. I certainly hope that they were able to find solace after your passing.

DFC. Matt Crisafulli
Worcester County Sheriffs Office

December 15, 2004

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