Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James Allen Arterbury

St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, July 4, 1973

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Allen Arterbury

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always

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

July 4, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Arterbury. A young hero taken too soon!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 23, 2020

Yes...true heros are always remembered. Rest in peace my brother. And thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 4, 2017

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

July 13, 2015

Hey brother, just wanted to tell you we finally rode in your memory in the Police Unity Tour. You were represented well. I wore an armband with your name on and have it to Syl. Her face lit up. Watch over us.

Sgt. Darren Gros
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office

July 3, 2014

To fully honor our heroes of the present, we must
recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year 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

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

Hey Sweetie,

Bet you never thought I would end up working for the Sheriff's Office, huh? I love it. I am a clerk in the Patrol Division and have been with the department for 18 years.

I know now why you loved it so much.

Guess you know about the Fallen Heroes Memorial in front of our new Sheriff's Office. Your picture is right in front. I love to see your picture out front.

I miss you. You were the best friend I ever had and I loved you with all my heart. Hope to see you again one day.

Love you, Sil

Sil Weber Arterbury Chauvin - Wife
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department

August 30, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 5, 2007

Today marks the 34th anniversary of your tragic and senseless murder. Thank you for your bravery, service, and sacrifice. You will NEVER be forgotten, and will FOREVER be a hero!

SGT, Retired

July 4, 2007

I grew up in St.Charles Parish and still have a great respect for all police officers there.

I'm sure as a child of 12 years old in 1973, I probably saw Deputy Arterbury on patrol, keeping me and my family safe before he was forced to pay the ultimate sacrifice.

I hope his family knows that he is still remembered and respected even by officers who may never have met him.

His profession is a noble and honorable calling and his brothers and sisters in blue, still keep his memory alive.

They have my deepest condolences.

Rest in Peace brother.

Craig Deroche
Mississippi Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 3

Craig Deroche
Vice President MS Fraternal Order of Police Lodge# 3

January 21, 2007

Deputy Arterbury,
As one officer wrote in another fallen officer's reflection-"No fallen officer should be without a reflection." I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Charles Parish.


May 16, 2005

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