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Marshal George Shocker

Emery Police Department, South Dakota

End of Watch Tuesday, September 24, 1935

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Reflections for Marshal George Shocker

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 24, 2020

Marshal Shocker,
On today, the 85th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Emery.


United States Border Patrol

September 24, 2020

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 26, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary year 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.

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

September 24, 2012

Last Roll Call

The Officer stood and faced his god,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his boots were shining,
just as brightly as his badge.
“Step forward now, Officer.
How shall I deal with you?”
“Have you always turned the other cheek,
to my church have you been true?”
The Officer squared his shoulders
and said, “No Lord, I guess I ain’t,
because all of those who wear badges
can’t always be a saint.
I’ve had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I’ve been violent
because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny
that was not mine to keep,
Though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills just got to steep.
I never passed a cry for help,
though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I wept unmanly tears
I know I don’t deserve a place
amongst all the people here.
They never wanted me around,
except to calm their fear.
But, if you have a place for me here,
Lord it needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had to much,
if you don’t… I’ll understand.
There was silence all around the throne,
where the saints had often trod.
As the Officer waited quietly
for the judgement of his God.
“Step forward now, Officer
You have borne your burdens well.
Come work a shift on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in HELL.”
Author Unknown

Darren Hanson

July 26, 2005

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