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Patrol Officer Gordon Elmer Stotz

Winter Haven Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, March 28, 1956

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Gordon Elmer Stotz

Officer Stotz,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 28, 2024

Dear Daddy, This year I am missing you more and more. If you were here on earth, you would be holding your first great grand daughter, Maddie.
I have placed a large photo of you in uniform near me and talk to you most everyday. Sadly I was not contacted this past May to pay my respects to the fallen. It was on my birthday this year and we could have made it VERY special. I hope to finally meet you in heaven, God willing. Look down upon me with pride as I look to you for strength! I am getting old and my health is in question. I will always be your only baby girl. My love to all of our family with you. I

Cheryl Stotz Tillman

July 2, 2022

Dear Dad, You have been on my mind so much lately. It’s so difficult being alone with no family to love. My very first memories were visiting you every week with your parents at the cemetery. I've been sick for the last fifteen years, and I don't seem to be getting better. I wish I had a chance to know you. I pray you would be proud of me. Love you Dad!
Your “peanut”

Cheryl Stotz Tillman

May 19, 2021

Dear Daddy,
Happy New Year. All of you, my entire family are all with you. I am still living a mortal life, but each year they become more difficult and I feel more alone. 2020 was a horrible year for our earth. Innocent Police Officers ambushed & murdered for no reason. Please dad know you are in my heart. When God decides to bring me Home, please come to me, I so want to meet you. My Love,, “Peanut”

Cheryl Stotz Tillman

January 1, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Stotz.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 10, 2019

Rest in Officer Stotz.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 2019

Dear Dad, I’m sorry I don’t remember you. I was just 38 days away from my 1st birthday, when you didn’t return from work. Mother said I took my first solo walk across the room to your arms just prior to your shift. Thank you for giving me Gary, a sibling to love, but like you, was called Home too early. Now I am alone, no parents, no siblings, no children or grandchildren. I can’t help but wonder how differently my life could have been, had God not needed you more than your family. I’m proud to have been your daughter, the little blue eyed, curly blonde you lovingly called your “peanut”.


July 1, 2018

Heroes live forever, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Officer Stotz.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

March 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Stotz. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us and the families left behind to pick up the pieces and move forward. Continue to rest in peace hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


March 28, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th 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 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

March 29, 2010


Van Den Berghe

February 26, 2008

Rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

June 19, 2006

Rest in peace brother. GOD BLESS.

Dfc Vernon Brown
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Fl

November 26, 2003

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