Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Eugene Andrews

Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, December 4, 1976

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Thomas Eugene Andrews

I never got to meet you, but you gave me an amazing grandfather. I love you and I’m happy you’re together again. Thank you for your service great grandpa.

PO3 Koreaun Harris
Great granddaughter, U.S. Navy

November 15, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary of your death. You are remembered today and thank you for your service.

Bob
Garden City, MI

December 4, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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 the solace of all those who love and care for you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 5, 2010

YOu are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 26, 2007

You will never be forgotten by your brothers in BLUE!! R I P your watch is over we will take it from here. Your brothers in Brownstown!!!

Ofc. J. Dixon
Brownstown Police Dept., MI

October 27, 2005

Every Officer that is listed here deserves to have a reflection recorded.

Thomas, I am honored to be the first to submit my reflection for you. I offer my appreciation and respect as well as my condolences to your family, friends and fellow Officers.

You are not forgotten.

Rest in Peace.

Officer Frank Finch
Federal Bureau of Prisons

June 2, 2005

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