Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Carl Edward Summers

Lodi Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, December 10, 1977

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Reflections for Captain Carl Edward Summers

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Captain Carl Edward Summers of the Lodi Police Department, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 10, 2020

Captain Summers, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 24, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Captain Carl Edward Summers of the Lodi Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

December 10, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Captain Carl Edward Summers of the Lodi Police Department, Ohio and the additional 67 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 10, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Captain Carl Edward Summers of the Lodi Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 10, 2017

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

December 10, 2014

I just want to thank Captain Carl Edward Summers for his service in law enforcement. God bless you and your family for all the good that you had done. thank you for all your work and service to this nation.


Daniel Cabrera
May 1, 2014

daniel cabrera

May 2, 2014

IN HONORE CASORUM
Goen, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

December 10, 2013

My GREAT Brother, Well it took 37 years but I did it. In may we put on a memorial motorcycle run for you and raised enough money to buy you a Memorial Plaque. It was install in the central park right across for the Police Station, It is so nice I know you would be proud of it, I miss you so much and the hurt never goes away. So many friends showed up and stood with me wiping tears from their eyes. We had a service at you grave site and many people came who will never forget you. You are SO MISSED. We have a new Chief in our town and he is such a nice man, He always want to help me with anything to do with you. We even had special plates made for all of the police units with you picture and you badge number. Also on Dec 10th every year the flag is flown at half mass for you and all officer in our county wear a black patch over their badges in memory of you.One day I want to see you again I love you so much Smokey. I do my best everyday to keep you name alive.

David Summers
Brother

September 18, 2013

I didn't know Carl Summers. I do know his brother. Dave has devoted his life to his family and the memory of his brother. It's a travesty that a man or the families for our Law Enforcement. I am so grateful to know Dave and I wish I could have met Carl. There is a beautiful memorial now in the Center of Carl's City that will live on forever. May God be with you all. I pray each and every day that He keep us safe from harm. We will never forget any of those that meant so much to us and to those that served for our country, that fight to keep us safe and rescue those in harms way. Your in a much better place Mr. Carl Summers. You can look down on us all and know we will be with you again one day. I know your brother is missing you and looks forward to the day he can be with you again. Dave will never let your memory die. God Bless

Debbie Brown

September 18, 2013

Carl was an awesome police officer which I first met working at the Lawrence Holidays Sohio station downtown Lodi when I was 14 years old. I can still remember him stopping by the station at night for a cold drink, and then somebody would drive by with loud exhaust and he would chase them down. it was fun to watch that 454 impala scream out of the station too! Officer Summers was a really great guy and over the years I have thought about that terrible night when him and Officer Gray made that stop on State Rt. 83 north many times. I was 18 when Carl was ran down by those cowards and he will never be forgotten. Rest in peace 606

Gary Geissman
Friend

February 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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 all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 10, 2011

My Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven, may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on in the battles to come … In Our Brother’s Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well

David Summers
Brother

October 23, 2011

"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

January 3, 2008

Yesterday marked 30 years that we lost you, I will never forget that day. Our town had a Memorial for you yesterday and they had set the day of Dec 10th 2007 to be Captain Carl Summers day. All flags were at half-mast and all officers were wearing a memorial band on their breast badge.You left such a impact on our town and you are very missed. Alot of officers were there to remember you and spoke very well of you. Man I miss you so much, Our lives will never be the same without you. We love you. Dave & Deb & Boys

David Summers
Brother

December 11, 2007

I don't remember you but,your brother is like the Dad I never had.I have heard nothing but good about you and thought I would take the time to write.Lodi will never have an officer as good as you and it is a disgrace that you were taken from us so soon.Your memory lives on.
RIP Carl,your "Never Forgotten"

Lisa

December 6, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

December 6, 2007

I would like to say thank you for all of your kind thoughts and taking the time to email..
I was a little girl of the age of nine when my father was killed and taken from my mother and myself.
It makes me very honored and proud to be his daughter and to know that there are still those out there who appreciate what my father did as well as all of the other men and women of police and fire.
Thank you

Nancy Sue Summers
daughter of Captain Carl Summers

July 22, 2007

What a Man, You helped so many people in life and now you are gone, But ""NEVER FORGOTTEN"" Thanks for all the memories. You are truly missed. I really miss you, You were more like a Dad than a brother to me. Thanks for all the good times. Love, Your brother, Dave & Deb & Boys.

David Summers
Brother

July 22, 2007

God Bless you Officer Summers. And thank you for your hard work and dedication and sacrifice. You are a true Hero and will never be forgotten God Bless you as You noww Rest in God's love and in His Arms/ You will be in my daily prayers
Respectfully
Kathi Halligan, Phila Pa wife and mom of LEO

December 15, 2005

That mutt who ran you down is a low life coward and will surely pay the price.You deserve to be remembered for your heroism. You will never be forgotten!

BQ

September 7, 2004

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