Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Eric Byron Streeter

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, March 13, 1984

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Reflections for Corporal Eric Byron Streeter

Cpl. Streeter,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Escambia County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 13, 2024

Thank you for watching over us!

Mark E. Blauc

May 9, 2019

Rest in peace Corporal Streeter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 13, 2019

Guten tag aus (Schweiz) Switzerland,

Never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Streeter, however I was basketball friends with his relatives Derek & the older brother, not to mention I lived circa 4 houses down from Mr. Streeter on Escalona Avenue. I now reside in Switzerland, nevertheless I remember the sadness & shock at the time.

SA Walker
Foreign Service

December 25, 2018

I have had the honor of knowing and working with your son. He is currently a Lieutenant and doing an amazing job. You would be very proud. Rest easy sir. We have the watch.

Lt. Walt Matthews
Escambia County Sheriff's Office

March 13, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

I did not meet Eric but have met his family through marriage. This family is very proud of Eric and his accomplishments. They carry memories daily and include them in family dinners, picnics and other conversations. The comfort is knowing the suspects were apprehended after the fact. I am proud to have joined Eric's family and hear their memories of him and realize I have met him. His courage is a great legacy to leave his family.

Charlotte Yvonne Heard
Married Eric's cousin Alan Heard

March 14, 2013

May you continue to proudly serve in your heavenly watch under the command of the Father. Your service and dedication is still remembered along with your other brothers and sisters in law enforcement who have proudly served and given the ultimate sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Thomas B. Archer
Friend of Cpl Streeter's son, Fla Trooper R. Streeter

May 17, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 13, 2012

My prayers are with your family today and always. May you continue to rest in peace Corporal Streeter, we will never forget..

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

March 13, 2012

Rest in Peace, Corporal Streeter. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

You were always a positive role model and you inspired me to go into law enforcement. Thank you.

Officer Rob Goley

August 9, 2011

Cpl. Streeter,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Escambia County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 13, 2011

God called home a special hero this day in 1984.. Thank you for the service, protection and ultimatly the sacrifice you and your family made to protect the citizens of Florida. May you continue to rest in peace...

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


March 13, 2011

Just missing you. Though there were only a few times we were able to get together, they were good times. Rest in peace.

Alan L. Heard
Ist Cousin

June 28, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 11, 2010

It's ironic that Mary called me yesterday and asked me if I had a picture of you for her retirement party next month. She wants to include pictures of all of us "old guys" when she leaves. Yesterday was the anniversary of your death.

It was hard leaving you out of all of the "events" all these years. She wanted Raph's phone number. I'm not sure why I listed him as Streeter on my directory because it still kills me when I see the name after 25 years, but that's who he is. Eric, you'd be so proud of him! And his sister and mom!


March 13, 2009

We never met and worked 100's of miles apart, but thought it may be a good time to introduce myself. I count many things in my life for whuuch I am thankful but very close to the top was going 10-15 with your killer.

I recall pulling "Blimp" out from a house in Tampa after my CI's messed up. I'm glad I was there because we only had one chance to get him.

May you rest in peace and find solitude in his apprehension. I have no doubt you wound up in fifferent places as he was shot in an escape attrmpt the last I heard.

One day we'll meet, I promise...............tom

Thomas Kinsella
Orange County Sheriff

May 13, 2008



April 7, 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

October 2, 2007

I never met you or really knew your name, but I will never forget pulling "Blimp" out from under the house when we caught him. My CI's messed up but we caught him anyway. All I knew was "he killed a cop, and he was signal 0". It was an honor to assist.

Rest in peace brother....

TP Kinsella
former Tampa PD

September 7, 2007

I was so blessed to have worked on Eric's shift when he was a rookie during 1978 and 1979. I was a Dispatcher and I left to pursue a railroad career (still a locomotive engineer).

Eric was always so full of life and eager to find the good in any bad situation. I specifically remember the times spent working closer to Eric when I returned part time from 1983 until 1988 as a Reserve Deputy for ECSO.

I remember the time that Eric joked and made me feel more at ease before my courtroom testimony in a trial we were a part of.

We lost a very unique individual when we lost Eric. He was a wonderful mentor to me at that stage of my life!

Jeff Payne
Former Escambia County SO Dispatcher and Reserve Deputy

January 7, 2007

Eric...I remember the fishing and your Corvette . I will alway's REMEMBER YOU !

MDS Wayne Ladieu
Escambia County Sheriff Office

October 13, 2006

You are not forgotten.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

March 11, 2004

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