Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Sanford Stanley, Jr.

Coshocton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, July 19, 1976

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Reflections for Patrolman Sanford Stanley, Jr.

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Sanford Stanley, Jr. of the Coshocton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 76 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 19, 2021

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Sanford Stanley, Jr. Of the Coshocton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 74American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

July 19, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Sanford Stanley, Jr. Of the Coshocton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 19, 2018

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Poice Department, Ohio

July 19, 2013

Patrolman Sanford Stanley, Jr.
YOU are being remembered and honored today.
I meet your Daughter and Granddaughter yesterday at the FOP Zane Lodge Memorial Service. YOU would be Proud.
Thank You for Your Service and Sacrifice to Coshocton Police Department.

Ret Deputy Rita Bierly
Kentucky

May 5, 2013

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.
Your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers today.
Continue to watch over us.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

July 19, 2012

your daughter is doing a great job keeping that scum in jail.long may she continue

m g
none

October 22, 2011

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 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 19, 2010

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

September 5, 2009

RIP.Your tour of duty ended too soon but you will always be remembered with love from all who knew you.

Anonymous

October 4, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 31, 2007

Your sister was my grandmother. My father still has a copy of the newspaper from this tragic event. I wish I knew you, had an opportunity to get to know you and talk with you. Thank you for your service.

K Spillman

September 11, 2007

You died a hero. Ask God to watch over all of us who continue on in your chosen profession.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 21, 2006

The previous note was left by a Grandchild that never knew Officer
Stanley. No Parole!
He gave the ultimate sacrifice for the people of Coshocton, Ohio and we thank you sir for your service.

Citizen Grace
Missouri

December 20, 2005

Dear Grandpa,
I didn't even get the chance to know you. I was only two when a heartless, selfish man took you from your family. We know that you are watching us from up above. Hopefully you are as proud of us and we are of you.
I Love You, Cherish

Cherish West

August 4, 2005

I honor you Officer Stanley.

To the Officers of the Coshton P.D., surrounding areas, State Patrol . . . members of the community . . . please, please appear, in force, at that parole hearing . . . NO PAROLE!

With brotherly love and utmost respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.) ATF
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

November 4, 2004

09/30/04

Yhank you for your service and sacrifice. Your memory lives forever. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

September 30, 2004

In memory of a dedicated officer who believed in justice and protecting his community and who died performing the duties of his job in which he loved and believed in.

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