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Lieutenant Thurman Earl Sharp

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, December 25, 1988

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Reflections for Lieutenant Thurman Earl Sharp

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

VanDenBerghe
Manchester, NH

December 23, 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

July 31, 2007

We are remembering you this Christmas Day.

Deputy Randy Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

December 25, 2006

Promoted to Gods home in Heaven, thank you brother, your service will never be forgotten, not ever..

Officer Scott Parker
Covington Texas Police Department

September 4, 2006

Lt. Sharp - I know you were there to greet Chief of Police, Special Deputy Gary Martin when he arrived -- I am sure you had plenty to catch up on. One thing we can all take as comfort - we will see our loved ones again. You have done your duty honorably, and now protect the streets of heaven's beat. Kindly send your Blessings down to all the law enforcers still on the streets down here. Your family is sure to be very proud.

Kelly
FCSO

September 2, 2006

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

September 1, 2006

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Lt. Sharp, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Erin
Wife of a CSPD Officer

September 1, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

September 1, 2006

RIP, Lt.Sharp the Father In Heaven knows who murdered you and he/she will be dealt with according to the Fathers Justice. Thank you for your service.

Pecos Police Department
Pecos, Texas

August 22, 2006

It is forever my loss & deep regret that I never got to know such a noble soul. Our mother, who died last year, spoke of you often. How proud she was of you. Of you marrying your high school sweetheart. Of your kindness & love of family. The profound choice you made to cover for another that spared his family the grief we all share is an outstanding example of the kind of person you were. Sleep well, my brother...

Danny Guy
Half-Brother

June 4, 2006

I always loved you but I was never given the chance to really know you, my big brother. Our mother always said we were a lot alike. I have never heard anything but good about you. I often think of you and remember you at Christmas. I know we would have been close. I know your happy in heaven and always know you were loved and well respected by all who knew you.

Your brother,
Tommy Guy

Tom Guy
Brother

June 4, 2006

LT. Sharp your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now. May you rest in peace brother....God Bless !!

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville , Tennessee

March 22, 2006

Lt. Sharp,
You won’t be forgotten.
Watch over us.
Rest in Peace Brother.

Randy Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

December 24, 2005

An officer down on Christmas and a crime that was never solved. This is a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to your family.

Deputy Sheriff
Indiana

April 9, 2005

Thank you for your service Lt. Sharp. You made a difference. Rest in peace Sir


Montgomery County, MD

December 25, 2004

You're never out of my thoughts. I will never give up trying to find answers. I love you dad!

Charles E. Sharp

December 22, 2004

Rest in peace lieutenant...

Officer
Idaho State University Dept. of Public Safety

September 5, 2004

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service

Shannon
concerned citizen

April 21, 2004

On Christmas day 2003 you are remembered.
Watch over us as we continue on.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

December 25, 2003

God bless you for your dedication and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

December 5, 2003

Remembering you today, Sir.

I remember getting haircuts form the LT. he always had a smile and was a great guy.

former police officer

You live on.

Dep
MCSD

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