Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Leo Spicer, Jr.

Forest Hill Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 11, 1982

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Reflections for Officer Leo Spicer, Jr.

God bless you

Nick mottola

August 11, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 11, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Spicer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 3, 2020

Rest in Peace Officer Leo Spicer Jr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Forest Hill, Texas..

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. You are not forgotten.


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

August 11, 2016

RIP Uncle...

Julie Cheeks

December 21, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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 remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 11, 2010

Officer Spicer, I did not know you but wish I did. You patrolled Forest Hill when I was a child. I am now patrolling Forest Hill while you rest. Thank you for your service to our city and placing yourself in harms way to provide a better quality of life to others. You are truely a hero and will not be forgotten.
Thank you,
Officer C. Downey ID#357
Forest Hill Police Department

Officer C. Downey #357

April 23, 2010

We will always remember your service to our city.

C. Kras
Forest Hill Police Department

March 26, 2009

On the 26th anniversary of Officer Spicer's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Spicer is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

August 11, 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
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 6, 2008

Ofc Spicer I really didn't know you but my brother ex Ofc Gregory Ray was there with you that night. You both were hurt and I prayed for you both. I was only 9 years old but remember it like yesterday. Your sacrifice and my brothers strength made me become the officer I am today. R.I.P. my brother.

Officer Carlos Harwell #1483
Plano PD

October 2, 2007

Rest in peace will not be forgotten.

Officer A.R. White #3568
Fort Worth Police Department, TX

September 24, 2007

Dear Leo, it is 2005 and I now patrol the streets and walk the beats that you once did. I did not know you but I have spoken to your friends about you and have never heard anything but good and that you were fun to have around. I am making a memorial for you and we're going to hang it in the front hall of the P.D.

I sincerely wish I had known you. You're truly a hero. We've got your shifts covered so rest.

See 'ya later


November 18, 2005

Rest in peace are not forgotten


September 29, 2003

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