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Patrol Officer William Robert Stout

Terrell Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 5, 1980

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Reflections for Patrol Officer William Robert Stout

Rest in peace Patrol Officer Stout.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 24, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

June 5, 2021

I went to the Police Academy named after Officer Stout and graduated in December 1990. I was always interested in hearing his story. God bless you and your family.

Sergeant Angela Willie
DCCCD Police Department

October 30, 2018

Heroes Live Forever. Thank you for your service sir.

Daniel N Terrell
NLEOMF supporter.

July 28, 2018

Bobby was my cousin. His mom and my dad were brother and sister. What a wonderful man! His compassion for his job and his family were astounding. His service was the first and last I have attended and it left a beautiful memory. Pray for all police that they may be safe and secure.

Gary Clark

July 28, 2016

Rest in Peace Patrol Officer William Robert Stout. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Terrell, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the bones of the scum that murdered you. May he rot in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 5, 2016

Thank you for your service! We must always remember our brave officers of the past, it helps us grow and stand stronger. Support the Blue!

Detention Officer Matt P

January 12, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 6, 2015

We were connected through UPPD & SMU. You were my first LODD experience of many to come. Never forgotten!

Retired PJ Brock

December 25, 2014

I know one "piece" of the thousands of memories you left in this destructive society that summer day many years ago.... Your bravery and strength will be remembered and discussed for years to come and your legacy and love lingers in the eyes of your beloved family left here alone to triumph and endure great tests while separated from your side.

We will honor and remember your faithfulness and selfless actions that ultimately ended your temporary living on this earth and we will NEVER FORGET YOU!!!

Patrol Officer

June 14, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing thier memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

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

June 5, 2012

"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

February 27, 2008

Rest in the Arms of Our Lord.Thank you for your service.

June 5, 2006

I am only a three year officer with the Terrell Police Department. When I first came here I was told the story about Stout. I was told what a great officer he was all the way up to the day he made the ultimate sacriface. That is a story I remember everday of my life as I strap on my badge and gun and go out the door to work. I never knew Officer Stout, but I have heard alot of great things about him and he is to me a brother in blue. His picture is displayed on the wall with great honor at our training academy. Everytime I am in the room I take time to study the picture and say a small prayer for Stout and his family.

Joshua L. Phillips
Terrell Police

May 8, 2006

I did not come to work here until after Officer Stout had been killed. But I can tell you in the fifteen years that I have been here that there is not a day that goes by that we do not think about him and his sacrifice. There are still officers here that were here then and they still have trouble talking about night. We have Officer Stout's picture and his badge proudly displayed in our Citizen's Police Academy for officers and citizens to see. We will never forget.....

Cindy Hunter Admin. Sec.
Terrell PD

May 4, 2006

I will never forget that morning.....waking up to the cries of my sister, stumbling out of bed, sitting wide eyed in front of the TV watching helplessly as your picture was shown over and over again. I thought back to wrestling in the front yard and what you always would tell me about your mustang and my ford truck....lets load the mustang in the back.....burn `em both and go buy Chevy's!! As hard as it was to lay you down that hot June day, we did, and somehow went after almost 26 years that teenage kid you wrestled with is grown......but, has never forgotten you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 27, 2006

we the strong should bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. may those who serve and especially those who give all sit a little closer to god. you have my respect, gratitude and prayers


October 27, 2005

Its sad that I am the first to leave a reflection for a man I never knew, but think of as a brother! 25 years ago today and you are still remembered!


June 5, 2005

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