Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Milton C. Starkey

Grant County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, December 15, 1974

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Milton C. Starkey

RIP Deputy Starkey

D. Michael Ross, Captain/Retired, Grant County Sheriff's Dept. (IN)

December 11, 2019

Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

December 15, 2018

Grandpa , you are deeply missed. I was almost 2 when God took you home. Thank you for loving us and protecting us! My son Dylan , your great grandson is also following in your foot steps. He graduated from the Academy in Ok this past July. Please Ride with him Grandpa!....

Debbie Starkey-Vetor

September 23, 2018

Dad, you have another Grandson that never met you that is a Police Officer. Kevin graduated from the Indiana Law Emforcement Academy O7/10/2015 Bob

Bob Starkey
Son, Retired USMC/USA

July 11, 2015

Rest in Peace, Deputy Starkey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-sixth 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 am sure you are proud that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

I pray for stlace for all those who love and miss you.
The hurt never goes away, but both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest in Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 15, 2010

I rode as partner with Milton, he was the connsumate police officer and a great mentor. He is still remembered.

Stan Broadway

May 5, 2010

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Deputy Starkey.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 22, 2008

Thank you Deputy Starkey for your service. What a great Officer and person you must have been. May your name be everlasting.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

October 27, 2008

Your legacy lives on. Your grandson, David, started with Fairmount PD, was Swayzee Marshal, deputy for Grant Co. & now proudly serves as an Indiana State Police trooper. Ride with him.

Sharon Starkey

May 13, 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

January 9, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 7, 2007

God Bless you Deputy Starkey !! So glad to see that your son survived and went on to continue the GOOD fight !! Rest easy knowing I nailed plenty of "Dueces" on my watch. Truly.. YOU are not forgotten!!

Calif Hwy Patrol..ret

May 14, 2005

God bless, Milt...from a brother officer & fellow Hoosier.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 24, 2004

Rest easy, Brother, you are not forgotten.

Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept.

December 16, 2003

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