Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Lanny "Skip" Stevenson

Fresno Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 8, 1979

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Reflections for Officer Lanny "Skip" Stevenson

SKIP I DIDNT GET A CHANCE TO REALLY KNOW YOU.I REMEMBER YOU DURING BRIEFINGS AS A QUIET PERSON OR MAYBE YOU WERE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH ME AS I WAS A NEW OFFICER.ALL YOUR FRIENDS SPEAK VERY HIGHLY OF YOU AND SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT YOU.I WAS WORKING THAT NIGHT YOU WERE TAKEN FROM US.WHEN YOUR CALL CAME OUT EVERY AVAILABLE UNIT RESPONDED TO YOUR CALL.BEFORE I GOT TO YOUR CALL THE DISPATCHER SAID ALL UNITS NOT ARRIVED ON THE CALL TO CANCELL.MY BEAT PARTNER JOHN HISSONG AND I CANCELLED.JOHN AND I TALKED ABOUT YOU AFTERWARDS.JOHN KNEW YOU AND HE WAS SAYING NICE THINGS ABOUT YOU MAKING ME WISH THAT I HAD KNOWN YOU.YOU PROVEN THAT YOU ARE A TRUE FRIEND BY TRYING TO KEEP THE PEACE AND WAS CUT DOWN BY A COWARD.YOU ARE A HERO AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE FOR TRYING TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY A SAFER PLACE TO LIVE.WE ARE ALL VERY PROUD YOU.YOU SERVED WITH HONOR AND CARE.HEROES ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN.SAY HEY TO JOHN AND BILL FOR ME.

AL LLANOS
FRESNO PD RET.

November 19, 2008

Thank you for your contribution to our safety, may the lord rest you soul.

JSW
Friend

December 27, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 5, 2007

Officer Lanny,
we did not know you here but I know you we would most likely have been friends. You I believe are the few chosen angels that put your life on the line so
that the rest of us could be safe. Thank you I know is not enough, but is all
I can say. You made your family, friends and brothers in blue so proud. I have
only prayers of comfot for them. I know our Lord Jesus Christ has you safely
with him. That comfort keeps us all pushing forward without you and all that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. WE and those left behind for now will do our best to make your sacrifice not be in vain! You will never be forgotten.
Hope to meet you in heaven. THANK YOU

kathy stevenson widow/howard stevenson
ceres PD EOW1/9/05

September 11, 2007

"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

August 28, 2007

RIP! BROTHER.........

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

May 29, 2006

Don't grieve for me for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found a peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you all the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored so much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
for God wanted me now, He set me free.

Semper Fidelis....(Always Faithful)

December 29, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

December 8, 2004

Warrior!....

Anonymous

November 26, 2003

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