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Deputy Floyd Thomas Settles

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, February 24, 1972

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Reflections for Deputy Floyd Thomas Settles

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

February 24, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Settles.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 9, 2019

Penny Friend

April 28, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

February 25, 2019

Hard to believe that we’d both be in our 70’s now Tom. But, I only remember you as a young guy ready to try anything at least once.
Miss you pal,

Ryan Phillips
High school buddies

August 18, 2018

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

February 22, 2018


Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

February 24, 2017

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

February 23, 2017

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

February 24, 2016

Parole denied again! 01/12/2015

Michael Kellems, Captain
La Porte County Sheriff's Office

January 12, 2016

I have also sent a No Parole Letter. God be with your family. No Parole for Cop Killers!!

Brian J. Umbenhower
D.A.V. Color Guard Springfield,Mo

December 23, 2015

Rest in Peace my brother of the badge, My letter will go out today, God bless your Family, friends and Department.

Bob Reed - Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe PD

December 23, 2015

I just send my No Parole letter off on your behalf, may you rest in peace my friend. John 3;16

Ret. Sergeant Joe Covington M/C #4926
Corpus Christi Police Department

December 22, 2015

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

February 23, 2015

RIP peace Hero! You are not forgotten!

Former Sheriff's Deputy
Marion Co. Sheriff's Dept., Indianapolis, IN

April 26, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 24, 2012

your daughters are doing a great job keeping that scum in jail. throw away the key and let him rot in jail

m g

October 25, 2011

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

You are not forgotten. My heart aches for all you missed in the life of your daughter.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 24, 2011

We all had the high school buddy who you did everything with (some for the first time - like the first beer and the first cigarette)and shared all your thoughts with. Tom was that guy for me. His memory is still as fresh today as it was 38 years ago. While I know someday I'll get to see him again and laugh as we share the same stories over and over, my heart still aches everytime his memory comes to mind. Miss you a lot bud.

Ryan Phillips
High School Buddy

March 19, 2010

Semper Fi Floyd, I too served in Nam in the Corps and a career Police Officer. I saw you on ODMP and have seen others who fought the fight only to die here needlessly.
I will join you and our Band of Brothers someday, Rest Eternal Devil Dog.

SPOIII Ken Hancock
Charlotte-Meck PD, NC

November 4, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother

Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

February 24, 2008



February 19, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

July 31, 2007

Think about you everytime I pass through Cumberland, you are not forgotten.

Det/Sgt Steve Sims(retired)
Marion County Sheriff

March 6, 2007

I had the honor of serving with Tom prior to his death, I know GOD is watching over him and his family. You are not forgotten

Capt Cliff Durham

November 15, 2006

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