Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Sergeant Charlie Jerry Shepard

Mount Pleasant Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 17, 1985

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Reflections for Patrol Sergeant Charlie Jerry Shepard

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 17, 2020

Rest in Peace Sergeant Charlie Jerry Shepard Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Mount Pleasant, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of your murderer.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 17, 2016

Patrol Sgt. Shepard, Thank you for your service to our community. Efforts to provide a Memorial to all those who have sacrificed in service to our community will culminate on 9/11/2014. We will not forget you. Steve Austin; Ch. Titus County Historical Commission

Steve Austin ; Chairman
Titus County Historical Commission

August 5, 2014

Thank You for your service... this year will mark the 3rd annual Peace Officers Memorial conducted by Steve Austin, TCHC Chair and CVSO. This will mark the first time your name will be read aloud and a Texas Flag presented inb your Honor on May 15, 2013. It will also mark the start of a campaign to erect a Peace Officers Memorial on the Courthouse grounds. RIP.

Steve Austin; County VSO

May 2, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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 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 who love and miss you for I know both their pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 17, 2010

On this day, may you, your family and friends know and take comfort in this: You and your sacrifice are not and never will be forgotten. In honor of you and all the others before and since.

Asst. Chief Joey Cannon - EOW 06-19-2009

Officer Josh McCrary
Plumerville Police Dept, Arkansas

July 17, 2009

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 19, 2008

Jerry as we called him, when asked, always seemed to know exactly the right thing to do, to deal with a particular situation. I learned a lot from him about how to treat the public and I will be ever grateful that I had the chance to work with him.

Chief Wayne Minor
Fellow Officer, Coworker

July 22, 2006

Rest in Peace Sir.

July 17, 2006

God bless the family of Sergeant Shepard. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Patrolman D.E. Hutchison
Irving, Texas Police Department, retired.

March 22, 2005

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