Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Stevie L. Thompson

Crossville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, September 13, 1986

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Reflections for Patrolman Stevie L. Thompson

Steve, my first thought was to let you know we lost our mom last week but I am sure you already know. I hope you and mom have a wonderful time together. I am sure you will hear about last week for this I am sorry and wish you and mom the best. I hope to meet you again one day and maybe make amends for not being around while you were growing up. We were left in a sad situation when mom and dad separated and my option I felt was to join the army which left you and Glenda to get by with one parent. Dad did the best he could, I'm sure. Not sure if my being around would have made life better but I think about us every day. I look to seeing you and mom again one day.


Army Veteran ASA Gary Thompson Sr

August 14, 2023

I will never forget the date Stevie Levaughn was taken from me. I will never forget because I think of him daily. I thank all of you for remembering my brother and the respect you offer now and the day of his funeral. It has taken me 35 years to even attempt to voice my concerns. Seeing what my son wrote hit a soft spot. I have carried a lot of ill feelings for the being that took my brothers life, and still do to this date. Parole for his action is too good for him.

Steve did not have me around due to the fact I was serving in United States Army Security Agency while he was growing up, which I regret. He became a great kid and I was absolutely very proud of him especially since he wanted and became a Police Officer in order to serve and protect.

Gary Lee Thompson, Sr

September 15, 2021

Stevie was my Uncle my fathers brother. I remember once when I was a kid him joking around with me while he and Dad were working on a car. He acted like I did something wrong (which I probably did LOL) and he was gonna whip me........ then he smiled at me I will always remember that smile. Stevie was a fine man and he is sorely missed. I will always love you Uncle Steve.

Until we meet again.
GOD Bless.

Sgt. Gary Lee Thompson Junior
US Army and Nephew to a great man. My uncle Steve

September 14, 2021

Rest in peace Patrolman Thompson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 13, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 13, 2020

Stevie, you are not forgotten.

Supt Talmadge Butler
Ala Dept of Conservation

December 9, 2016

Stevie, an academy classmate (Northeast Alabama Police Academy, Jacksonville, AL--55th Session--1982), was a dedicated professional peace officer. He was struck down much too young, leaving behind a young family.

Murdered...over a DUI arrest. So senseless.

Rest easy, my Brother.

C. A. "Chris" Crisler, Deputy Sheriff
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office
Anniston, Alabama

January 28, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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.

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

May 11, 2013

I remember how special Uncle Steve made me and my sister feel in a time when we really didn't feel it. I remember going to his house and watching Superwoman with him and his oldest daughter, seeing his horses and laughing. He was alot of fun and an amazing guy. He was taken 1 day after my 7th birthday.I feel, thru what little I remember and from all I hear from family, that he was an amazing person on top of being a well respected officer. He is and will always be missed. I hope the strongest memory of all, tho, is the one that pounds in this guys head everyday for the rest of his life in prison. I hope it is a LONG and hard life, to replace the short and wonderful life they senselessly took.

Tony Tidwell

August 8, 2012

As a retired state parole agent who attended services for two fallen officers in California, my heart aches for every one of these stories. We are all "family" behind the badge.

California Parole Agent II, Rusty Gagnon
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

May 16, 2012

He should never be free

John Austin ,Deputy,Retired
Benton County IA.

May 15, 2012

Officers like this young man put their lives on the line for us every day, sometimes at the ultimate price. We are all so eager to thank our soldiers, sailors, other service personnel, and so we should but PLEASE let us not forget to respect and to thank these wonderful heroes who do battle for us everyday. My heartfelt prayers for this officer's wife, girls, parents, other family, friends; and my thanks. My prayers also that the rubbish who killed him, and others like him, shall remain behind bars for their full sentence, hopefully "life".

Tammy Lea Bradley

Tammy Lea Bradley; grateful civilian

May 15, 2012

Parole for the offender was denied today. He will be up for parole again in 5 years.

Marcia Thompson Anderson

May 15, 2012

All though I was only 4 when you received your last call I lom back on our smal town and see that your presence is still there even though your not. I know it was a routine stop that went wrong but you did your job. I have come to know that you had many friends in crossville that love you very much and a family that surely misses you. I knew your daughter Stacy and was and never put it all together untill I was alost out I am write to the parol board and ask them.for.a no parole! Police officer or not nobody should be.let out for.a crime with such a high price that you paid. The town of crossville will remember your hard work and the sacrifice you made!


May 4, 2012

Steve lived a life of service. He was honored to be a police officer. "To serve and protect", I continue to honor him, love him and miss him terribly. I will continue to fight for his justice...

Marcia Thompson Anderson

May 3, 2012

You are a true but not forgotten hero, Patrolman Thompson. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends, who still miss you to this day. Heroes never die...

It's been my honor and pleasure to send my 'no parole' letter in the mail today. Just a touch of my gratitude for you paying the the ultimate sacrifice. May you forever, to continue to rest in peace, my brother...

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

May 1, 2012

I have never met you or this family but I see that the killer is up for parole. I have written a letter on your behalf to keep him in prison. I too lost my husband in 2009 to a killer. My husband, Philip Mahan Davis, was killed on Interstate 65 in the city of Pelham, Alabama. I will definately be writing letters on the behalf of my husband when and hopefully not he gets out on parole. Our killer was given a life in prison sentence. I feel for your family and know the struggles you have had to face along. I was left with an 8 month old and almost 2 year old to raise by myself. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Widow of a Police Officer
City of Pelham, Alabama

May 1, 2012

I was working the night Stevie was killed. I worked across the county from Crossville, but, like all officers in the area, I remember the urgent attempts to get Stevie to the hospital and to locate those responsible for the shooting.
I was at the dedication of the law enforcement memorial in Ft Payne some time later and I remember seeing his widow and his two daughters and thinking how tragic and sensless it was for an officer to die in this way.
Rest in Peace, Stevie. You are not forgotten.

Supt. Talmadge Butler
Alabama State Parks (Retired)

May 1, 2012

I wasnt born the day that my father was taken from the world...but all that i have ever heard is what a great person my father was and how he was loved by everyone and how he will be greatly missed by his community...Im saddened everyday by the fact that hes gone..i miss u


September 17, 2009

Steve,I remember the day you fell and attending your funeral. Though we worked in neighboring towns and never met, we were still brothers. Sleep well. Watch over those who still protect and serve. May God Bless you,your fellow officers in DeKalb Co., and your family.

Sgt. Steve Brock
Boaz PD-Ret.

March 22, 2009

"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

July 11, 2007

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Thompson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2006

Thank you Steve for your valiant efforts to keep our community safe. You'll always be remembered for the hero you are.

Rex Leath
Collinsville Police Department

October 19, 2006

well its been a long time since we lost a very special person. at the time of his death not many know that he was a father to be of what is now a very beautiful daughter. she will graduate this year from Crossville high. i know he would have loved to have been there for his first daughters graduation and for the one now.. god bless the family and the daughter that never got to meet her hero in blue..

family friend

January 12, 2005

Stevie Thompson, Good work, Job well done...though I never had met you, you are still a brother...God bless you and your family.

Patrolman Sam Decker
Hokes Bluff PD

June 8, 2004

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