Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant David Hue Anthony, Sr.

Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, May 23, 1973

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Reflections for Sergeant David Hue Anthony, Sr.

Sergeant Anthony your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of Hattiesburg and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD

May 23, 2016

Remember him well. Helped coach our Dixie Boys baseball team (Methodist Hospital) at Kamper Park in Hattiesburg. His son, Tony was also on the team. He also warmed me up to pitch on many occasions. Was very close to him and felt him to be a living example for service to our community. Also remember when you and Bobby Earl Robertson rode around in a gold Charger keeping drug dealers at bay. Hattiesburg lost a valuable asset that day in our community.

Louis Hughes
friend

May 16, 2016

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens and City of Hattiesburg! Continue to Rest in Peace Officer Anthony.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

May 23, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 23, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 10, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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.

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

May 23, 2012

David,
You were supposed to bring me the Patrol Car at the end of your shift. Then it happened, only a few blocks from my apartment. We gave it every thing we had and worked until we were about to drop. But, we got him. You were a good man.

Nelvil B. Hollingsworth, Attorney
(former) Hattiesburg Police Department

November 3, 2011

To Sergeant Anthony and his family,
I never met you Sergeant. Years ago, When I was a rookie New Orleans Police Officer, I travelled to Hattiesburg and participated in the Honor Guard at your funeral. All these many years later, I am still a Police Officer, and I still say prayers for you and your family. Rest in peace, my brother. Respects from Texas

Off. J.L. Bowden
Texas Peace Officer

August 23, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 29, 2007

Heroes and the sacrifices they make are never forgotten. Sgt. Anthony, you are a true hero and you are not forgotten.

SPO
Salem, Va

December 20, 2006

Sir thank you for your service. It is my prayer that your murderer will not be paroled and will pay for his crime. God bless all your loved ones left behind.

Shannon Yates
Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

March 8, 2006

Even though I've never met you, I feel as if I know you all to well. You see, I'm your daughter-in-law. Your son has grown up to be a good man. I look at pictures of you and see him. I wonder though, had your life not ended so soon would Tony be a different man. He doesn't talk much about your death but you can see the pain he's experienced when you look in his eyes. One day, when the two of you meet again, maybe his pain will disappear. I love you!

Deedra Anthony

February 21, 2006

Rest in peace sir

Shannon
private citizen

January 26, 2004

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