Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Dennis Lee Sheffield

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, February 15, 1984

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Reflections for Lieutenant Dennis Lee Sheffield

Imagine at age twenty-three and being promoted to the rank of lieutenant. That my friend says it all regarding your life, career and courage and bravery in serving. Rest in peace Lt. Sheffield.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 14, 2015

OUR FAMILY HAS NEVER BEEN THE SAME WE MISS AND LOVE YOU AND WATEING FOR THE DAY WHEN WE ALL WILL BE TOGATHER FOREVER ,YOU WERE A VERY SPECIAL PERSON,I LOVE YOU DEARLY,AUNT PAT BATES

PATRICIA BATES
HIS MOTHER MARTHA,S SISTER

October 30, 2014

The Memory and Honor of Lt. Sheffield is felt everyday by members of Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, every year on the week that Lt. Sheffield lost his life serving the people of this County, Black bands are worn on the badges of every Deputy in is memory and honor, God Bless you LT., we got it from here may u rest easy Sir.

Detective R.C.Cloninger
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

February 28, 2014

Served with Dennis, Williams and Tim that day in Troy. He was the best of police and dedicated. I have lost another friend recently whom i served with, Stan K, God bless them both and know i will see my friends again.

Geoff G.

January 15, 2014

served with Dennis for several years.great man,great friend,love you and miss you.

Ex Deputy David B Dennis
Friend

December 11, 2011

I have been so blessed to have known Dennis in this life. He trained me as an officer and a friend if but for the short time we had together. With the mourning of the passing of another comrade in Moore County Rick Rhyne I find myself full again of loss. I know that there will be a big hug from Dennis and a welcoming into God's Kingdom. May there be peace to all the families throughout this time.

Garry Tadlock
Moore County Public Safety

December 11, 2011

I had the privilege of knowing Dennis (he and my brother were friends). With the shooting today in Moore County, my thoughts are drawn to Officer Sheffield. I am reminded of those special men and women who serve and protect their communities. Their selflessness. Their courage. May his memory continue to inspire others who faithfully serve every day and may God protect and keep those who continue "to fight the good fight."

Pastor Mark C. Reich, Chaplain / EMT-B
Beloit Friends Church / Beloit Fire & Rescue - Beloit OH

December 8, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to the birth state of myself and my cherished son Larry Lasater who was killed in the line of duty on 4/24/05 in Pittsburg, CA.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 15, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR DEDICTION AND SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUT BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 10, 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 27, 2007

Lieutenant Dennis Lee Sheffield, It may have been a long time,but you are not forgotten. May you rest in peace with our Lord-Savior Jesus Christ.Thank you!
Joel Elkes
NatvieCitizen of~Randolph County, N. Carolina

Joel Elkes

January 28, 2007

Over 17 years ago I was a member of the police explorers program. I was awarded a plaque in honor of Dennis Sheffield for my academic record during a mini police training camp. This plaque hangs on my office wall in memory of this fellow Officer. When I was new it reminded me of how dangerous our job can be and also how Officers give their lives to the profession and to the citizens we serve.

Rest in peace as we continue to fight the good fight.

Sergeant Dave Quigley
NCSHP MCE

October 11, 2004

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