Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Dennis M. Sullivan

Shasta County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 10, 1987

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Reflections for Deputy Dennis M. Sullivan

Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 30th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 10, 2017

Dad...I came across this page...I was up thinking about you and read what everyone wrote...It brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart that you touched so many people's hearts...I still think of you every day...I hear your laugh, see your smile and can still hear your voice...it is never silenced with me...Your birthday passed and you stayed with me all day...you live in my heart...and not a day goes by that I still don't miss you...It's easier to accept that you gone, but some days I sure wish you were here...For I sure do miss my best friend...the one person in this world besides your wonderful son who looks so much like you it's breathtaking that loved me more than anything...Thank you everyone for remembering our Dad...I agree he was a hero and a blessing....I love you Dad.....

Daughter
Lubbock Texas

March 15, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Sullivan. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

To Deputy Dennis Sullivan and and his loved ones:

On this the twenty first anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, Deputy Sullivan. I am praying for solace for your family today and each day of their journey as survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Deputy Sullivan gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 10, 1987.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 10, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 6, 2007

Brother Dennis.. I remember the day you left us like it was yesterday. The Law Enforcement community lost a good man that day and Your service will never be forgotten!! Rest in Peace and keep watch over those still serving. God Bless All

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret.

October 10, 2007

On the eve of the anniversary of your death, we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

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

October 9, 2007

MY BROTHER, I AM HONORED TO BE THE FIRST TO LEAVE A REFLECTION FOR YOU. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL, NOW MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

October 10, 2005

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