Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Donald A. Stillman

Henrico County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, November 8, 1984

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Reflections for Patrolman Donald A. Stillman

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

November 9, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

November 8, 2020

There are events during your career that you never forget, and the homicide of a fellow officer is definitely one of those events. I was working an off-duty job about a mile from the shooting location, and heard the sirens and saw the police units racing past, but I had no idea what had happened (we had not been issued take-home cars or radios at that point). It wasn't until the next morning that I learned of Officer Stillman having been shot. Donald was a fine person and an excellent police officer. I NEVER fail to think of him each time I go through the intersection of West Broad Street & Stillman Parkway or each time I pass his gravesite as I drive home from the firing range. RIP Donald.

Detective (Ret.) Rick Valentine
Henrico County Police Department

May 6, 2020

Rest in peace hero.

Lt. Jim Russo

November 8, 2019

In 1981, Officer Stillman showed my parents and I what a truly professional and kind person he was. I was 18 and had just moved in with two roommates when someone began stalking me. They didn't even have that term then but of all the responding officers he was the only one who treated it as an ongoing investigation. He never let us down and we have missed him terribly for all these years. I thank God all the time for sending him to us. He was a wonderful human being who will never be forgotten by me.

Nancy Jane Fortner Clark, Aylett
citizens helped by officer

July 4, 2016

In 1981, Officer Stillman showed my parents and I what a truly professional and kind person he was. I was 18 and had just moved in eith two roommates when someone began stalking me. They didn't even have that term then but of sll the responding officers he was the only one who treated it as an ongoing investigation. He never let us down and we have missed him terribly for all these years. I thank God all the time for sending him to us. He was a wonderful human being who will never be forgotten by me.

Nancy Jane Fortner Clark, Aylett
citizens helped by officer

July 4, 2016

I cannot believe it has been 30 years. Not a day goes by that I don't try to live a life by the standards you led and the values you demonstrated every day to me. Even thought you were "adopted" I will never forget you, the guy I called brother and lived with all my heart.

Martie

November 7, 2015

July 9th, your birthday.. #57... wow, you were definitely taken from us way too young. I was 16, and you were a big influence in my life in the couple of years I knew you. Thank you for the time you spent leading me... as subtle as you were, I got it. I wasn't perfect but I like to believe I was better than I would have been had you not taken the time to be a friend & a teacher to me. You have been gone a long time, but never forgotten.

Kris Joynes Chapin

July 9, 2013

Never forgotten brother. R.I.P.

Sgt. J.L. Slaughter
Radford Police Department

November 8, 2012

proud to have been your friend, thanks for everything, ps not buried in his uniform, but a suit his wife had hand made for him

debra richardson
friend

April 1, 2012

I still think of you often and will always remember what a warm, loyal, funny person you were. This world was a better place with you in it.

Stephanie Williams, Dispather - retired

June 13, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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 solace for those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 8, 2009

not many days go by that I don't stop and think about you. Playing raquetball, laughing, you were so good natured. It pangs me to think how quickly things must have escalated. You will never know but you have probably saved my life 100x in my career. Thank you.. Thank you for your smile and your friendship when I was so new. I am sorry I was not there to help you. You will never be forgotten.

May 14, 2008

Patrolman Stillman,

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.. You are a HERO!!
May the Lord continue to watch over your family today and always...God Bless.. Rest in Peace Sir..

Joyce
Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 14, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 2, 2008

You will never be forgotten, for what you did. I will be able to thank you one day, and you were my guardian angel.

11-8-07

L. Shaw
friend

November 8, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDenBerghe
NH

November 3, 2007

I always will remember that you saved my life, the night you gave yours. I will never forget. You also saved my baby who now is 22 and a fine young lady. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers as well as your family.

11-1-2007


anonymous

November 1, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Stillman,with the knowledge that your actions most certainly saved another woman from being raped by the gutless coward you helped to take down.Were it not for you, the woman who was hurt that night may well have been killed; because of you, she saw justice, and was allowed to begin the healing process.

Paul (WA State)
na

June 28, 2007

Donald,

You gave your life in the pursuit of justice. Your heroic actions will NEVER be forgotten by those who picked up where you left off. We will continue your work..

God Speed Brother.....

April 20, 2007

May Our Lord give you sweet sleep and may He bless you and your loved ones.

November 8, 2006

A hero in the truest sense of the word. Fallen 22yrs. ago, but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

October 29, 2006

I went to high school with both Donald and his beautiful wife. Donald especially was a true friend to me even though I was quite shy. I'll never forget the moment he pinned my homecoming flowers on my majorette uniform. I was proud of him then and even more proud when he became a police officer. My heart broke the day I heard he'd been murdered. My only comfort is that I know you're with our Lord, who you loved very much while you were here on earth. I'm confident I'll see you in heaven when my time comes. I think of you often and wonder how Madelyn and the child you never knew are doing. I will never forget.....

Stephanie (Fox) Williams
Front Royal PD Dispatcher

May 26, 2006

Sic Semper Tyrannus


academy class mate

May 17, 2006

God Bless you Brother....

You will NEVER be forgotten. Until we meet in person, God Speed....

December 18, 2005

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