Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Wayne M. Stedman, Jr.

Bloomfield Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, February 27, 1982

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Reflections for Officer Wayne M. Stedman, Jr.

Officer Stedman rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 22, 2019

By far still the coolest uncle!
Miss you uncle Butch!

Glenn Stedman

August 14, 2019

My life turned upside down that day. My heart broke at his passing, I was lost, young and with a young son to raise on my own. But my husband was doing what he loved best, serving the community and trying to save the life of another. He will ALWAYS be remembered with great love and affection. Thank you.

Marie Stedman McNutt

May 20, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 27, 2013

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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored amd revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your famiy is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends and family for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 27, 2012

Thanks for your 2 and half years of services.


February 27, 2012


I remember all the good times we had working together on the Arlington Police Department (Washington State) . You joined me in Bloomfield, NM where we again worked together. I left & returned to Washington. You were the best friend a guy could have. You are dearly missed. RIP Wayne.

Detective John Hinds
Snohomish Co. S.O. (Retired)

December 28, 2011

Being married to such a warm and wonderful man was indeed a real blessing for me. I have a wonderful son that has enriched my life and is what made me want to continue to live on. Wayne would not have wanted to pass any other way than in the line of duty. We all lost a prized person, heaven gained an angel.

Marie McNutt

August 4, 2011

I just wanted to say thank you for all you did. I may not have known you but I'm married to your son. He's a good man just so you know. He and your grandson look just like you.:)

Angela Stedman
August 4, 2011.

Angela Stedman
Daughter in Law

August 4, 2011

Thank you for your service to the citizens of Bloomfield and the State of New Mexico. It has been a long time since you lost your life in the line of duty, but I'm certain you are remembered well today. I pray that God grants peace and comfort to your family, friends and co-workers on this anniversary of your passing.

Those who walk the thin blue line will carry on in your stead. Rest well warrior, your job on earth is done.

APD LEO's Wife

February 27, 2008



February 21, 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

December 13, 2007

G-d Bless.

February 27, 2007

Hey Wayne,,been a long time Brother ! I left the area to Join FWPD later in the summer after you were killed. I remember the shock when I heard the news. The page doesn't say that you were on a life saving mission. You were trying to help save a life when yours was lost! Everyone should know that! Take care Buddy!

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

December 9, 2005

Office Stedman,
On today, the 23rd anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Bloomfield.


February 27, 2005

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