Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Thomas W. Auger, Jr.

West Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, September 17, 1980

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Reflections for Sheriff Thomas W. Auger, Jr.

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

September 17, 2020

To the family and friends of Sheriff Thomas Auger and his fellow deputies:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Thomas' memory on the 30th anniversary of the day Thomas so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Sheriff Auger gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 17, 1980.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 18, 2010

I just became aware of this page and want to thank each of you who have taken the time to read it and remember my father and leave messages. Although it has been almost 28 years, the emptiness is still overwhelming. He loved his job, family, church, friends, employees and parish. He was full of grace, charm, humor and life, unfortunately for us, it was short lived. The stories of him and his work are endless and I am always amazed to this day when I come across somebody who knew him or had the fortune and sometimes..misfortune of meeting him how they are so glad to share them with us and can remember them so well...that is priceless. I also want to thank those who take that time to remember on here, you have no ideal what that means to us, the ones left behind, his family. May God bless and watch over each of you.

Gaye Auger-Laing

June 30, 2008

Sheriff Auger Jr. 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

April 18, 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

February 11, 2008

T.W., i can still remember the day that you asked me if i wanted a job. After 26 yrs. i am still striving to be the person you expected me to be and to do the job you expected me to do. I miss you, my friend.

Sgt. Paul Harper
Monroe Police Department

May 8, 2005

T. W. it has been so long since you left us here. You will always be remebered as a loving person and a fair sherriff to those who knew and loved you! I was a young girl when you died, but I knew that we had lost some one important in our lives. I still miss you ! I hope to see you again one day.

Ruby Dupree Goode

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