Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Roger Lee Treadway

Fayette County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, October 8, 1975

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Roger Lee Treadway

Thank you for your service and please know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

October 8, 2020

Thank you for your service

Ofc J Hayes
Twinsburg, OH Police Department

December 25, 2017

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you and miss you.

Caren Hunt

October 8, 2015

Today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

D. Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 8, 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 38th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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. He was also your brother in green so I bid you semper fi.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 5, 2013

I remember growing up watching Roger get ready to leave his grandmother's house for duty and knew one day I would be a cop like Roger. However, instead I became a Marine like Roger and served 20 years. The day he died was a very sad day for our family. My stepfather was Roger's uncle and he loved Roger like a son. His death came 5 days after my 10th birthday and every year since then I think of him. Rest in peace Roger, you will never be forgotten.

GySgt Louis Colon
USMC Retired

August 29, 2012

35 years tomorrow so sad. We think of you daily God speed brother in arms!

Sgt. S.M. Gray
Fayette County SO WV

October 7, 2010

Coming up on your EOW just wanting you to know we think of you daily. REST PEACEFULLY!

Cpl. S.M. Gray
Fayette County SO WV

September 29, 2009

Roger I being from the same Department want you to know that you are not forgotten and every police memorial day we visit with you. Your picture hangs in the Office to remind us it can happen and unfortunately will one day. I never knew you, but to her your best friend C.R. Bryant talk we would have gotten along just fine. God Speed my brother you are not forgotten!

Cpl. S.M. Gray
Fayette County SO WV

June 9, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 2, 2008

Today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your police and military service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better manchester, NH

October 8, 2007

You are a good friend from high school. The class of 1969
truly misses you and all the good that you have done for this country. You are such a brave person. May you rest eternally in HIS hands.

Carol Smith
High School Friend

August 15, 2007

May you rest in peace Sir.

October 8, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

April 27, 2005

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