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Police Officer Steven Lee Ticer

Florence Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, May 12, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Steven Lee Ticer

Rest in peace Officer Ticer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 28, 2020

Officer Ticer,
On today, the 31st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Florence. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 12, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

May 15, 2018

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

May 12, 2015

I tried my friend...

Premier Security

May 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 12, 2012

Steve Ticer was one of my best friends in High School. He was a good honorable man. As I remember, shortly after we graduated from Bradshaw, Steve entered the army, and volunteered to be a paratrooper. We lost touch then, but when he came home, and we ran into each other, he was the same ol Steve. Florence was blessed to have had him as an officer. God bless him, and his family.

Danny Schmidlkofer
Winston Co. Al. Juvenile Probation Officer

June 4, 2010

I am sorry Steve I tried. Rest in Peace.


February 7, 2010

The first thing he said today, was your name, he has grown into a fine man following your legacy. But this I know you already Know. It has been twenty years, but not a day passes without him mentioning your name or sharing a memory with me, telling me something funny you did, or something you taught him as a young boy. You will be in my prayers tonight, for you, your service and for the little ones that look up to the stars and say thats "Grand Daddy Steve".


May 12, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 12, 2007

To a great friend, partner, and brother, I miss you Steve.

Larry Williams
Florence PD (Retired)

May 18, 2007

Steve, you would be extremely proud of the man and officer Chris has become. We all wish you were here to see for yourself, but we know you are looking down from heaven with a smile and a proud heart. Rest in peace.
Chief Singleton

Chief Rick Singleton
Florence Police Department

May 8, 2007

As we approach the anniversary of his death, we pause to honor and remember Officer Ticer and acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice he paid protecting citizens of his city.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his survivors.

May he never be forgotten

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

May 8, 2007

Although I never met you, and though I have spent many hours at your graveside seeking to know more about you, I see you thru you Son, I see your strength,Pride, and Love thru him. He Honors you everday in every thought.There are many days that he sits and talks to me about you and he shares such Joy. I seen today a small part of what it was like when they lost you when Officer Young Past... It brought many memories for Him and Brenda and many other officers. I Know you both are in the presence of the Lord and may peace be with you both and on a continious basis be with all the family involved...

Fiance' of Officer Chris Ticer

May 7, 2007

Take care of Offc.Young.

May 6, 2007

I was in school with Chris when your life was so tragically taken. I know you are proud of the officer he has become. Florence PD lost another officer yesterday. We know you and Officer Young are patrolling the streets of heaven. May you both rest in peace.

Florence citizen

May 4, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Ticer. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2006

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service. May your killer suffer with the pain of your death everyday.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

July 22, 2006

Thank you for your unselfishness Officer Ticer. Words can not express my gratitude towards those who have paid the ultimate price to protect the citizens of this country.

Dir Kevin R Turley, EMT-B / EMT-Tactical
Cheaha EMS & Rescue Services, Inc (Alabama)

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