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Deputy Sheriff Edward Toefield, Jr.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, February 2, 1984

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Edward Toefield, Jr.

I’m a naitive of Independence & knew Mr Toefield well. I worked at the Independence Fire Department where he would stop & visit often. I was and am still working at Louisiana State Penitentiary when the incident happened. This morning talking to a friend, I mentioned Hi-Ho BBQ and he said I know where that’s at and told the story. He was the correctional officer that had the gun pointed at him and another officer with him fired the shot. I googled his name and today is the Anniversary of his end of watch. Not a coincidence. It was meant for me to share this story and tell what a Giant of a Man Toefield was and such a big lovable Teddy Bear. He is still missed and loved by all. Rest In Peace my friend

Ray Vittorio, Asst Warden
Louisiana State Penitentiary

February 2, 2021

Every year when the anniversary of your death comes around I start getting getting very emotional. It surprises me to have such a connect with someone I've never met.
Through me, you live and I can feel it.
I wish you were here to see your beautiful grandchildren and great grand children- All the boys are tall just like you! You live through all of us.
Momo does a great job at stand strong but I know she misses you beyond any words can describe.

You are forever missed, and forever in our hearts.

Natalie Brooks.

Natalie Brooks

February 1, 2018

A legend that will be remembered for ever. RIP Toe. Always a sweet friend and brother in blue. I never asked you to help with anything that you didn't do all you could, always a gentleman that cared about people and served your community strong. God Bless your family. It's been 33 years but still thought of kindly as a hero.

Retired Lt Det. Debbie Brunett

February 2, 2017

On this day, 34 years after your sacrifice, we remember you. I never knew you but I've herd nothing but praises about you. All of us know you are looking down on us, protecting us daily. I'm proud to be apart of this agency because although it has been 34 years, you are still remembered and thought about. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy Daniel Miller
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office

February 2, 2016

The love and support of your brothers in blue are surrounding the memory if you. YOU made an impact! YOU made a difference!!

Corporal Chaz Williams
Amarillo Police Dept.

February 2, 2015

Deputy Sheriff Toefield,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tangipahoa County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 2, 2014

I worked with Ed Toefield in the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. I had left the department about 5 years before Ed lost his life in the line of duty. Ed was a good man, a husband and the father of four. His killer is still on death row in Louisiana's state prision. Where is the justice and closure for the family of this man who gave the ultimate sacrafice, his life?

Former Dy/civilian Carl Enna
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Dept. 1975-1979

May 14, 2013

Your heroism is honored today Sir, RIP.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 2, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

February 2, 2012

Remembering you on your anniversary!

Citizen NJ


February 2, 2011

On the 25th anniversary of Deputy Toefield's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Deputy Toefield is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

February 2, 2009

Deputy Toefield your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 23, 2008

I never knew you but you are my grandfather. My mother (Paulette White) and my Grandmother (Emma Toefield) speak about your kind heart and generosity to others. I was told about the good time with you, your sense of humor, and your love for your children. I was born 4 months after your death but I feel like we have meet in some other life, and you are always with me. Thank you for my beautiful mother and family. I hope that a little piece of you lives on with all of us. You were a good man and I hope to meet you in heaven.

R.I.P- Grandpa.

Alexandra Edreana White.

Alexandra White

February 29, 2008

I Never met my Grandfather, He was killed before I was born, but in my 21 years of Living I have never once heard one bad thing about Him! He makes me very proud to be his grand daughter, and I am so pround to say he is my grandfather! I love you
Natalie Toefield-White

Natalie White
Grand Daughter

February 29, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 28, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 5, 2007

Gentle Giant thank you for being a friend still to this day people talk about you so that tells me you left a impression on the people you came in contact. Thank you and Godbless you and your family!

Sgt. Michael Barron
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office

February 7, 2007

I remember that morning as we we're bringing the suspect out of the woods. I said to myself nothing prepares u for death of a fellow officer & friend From that day upon till i retired my gold boot, i've often said tangipahoa parish lost a friend & hell of a deputy

M/T Donald Dotey
Louisiana State Police (Ret)

September 27, 2006

I remember that morning as we we're bringing the suspect out of the woods. I said to myself nothing prepares u for death of a fellow officer & friend From that day upon till i retired my gold boot, i've often said tangipahoa parish lost a friend & hell of a deputy

M/T Donald Dotey
Louisiana State Police (Ret)

September 27, 2006

Rest in peace brother in blue. You will never be forgotten


December 12, 2005



March 11, 2005

~~~To those I Love and Those Who Love Me~~~

When I am gone, release me, Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while for if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart,

I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll
Hear all of my love around you soft and clear

And when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say,
"Welcome Home"

January 13, 2005

Rest in Peace..................

Don Mathers

September 29, 2004

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