Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Robert Arthur VanAlyne, Jr.

Laramie County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch Thursday, August 1, 1985

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Robert Arthur VanAlyne, Jr.

Rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff VanAlyne.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 8, 2019

Bob, You were a friend and brother in the cause. I think about you often and our shared calls while on 3rd watch.

John T Brent
Cheyenne PD

November 15, 2018

Thank you for your service to our nation, the answer to your call to law enforcement, and to upholding to your sworn oath. Clearly you are a courageous man, as your life and actions demonstrate. May the Lord watch over you, and all who know and love you. Rest in peace.

Chief Tim Foppiano
Alpine Wyoming Fire Department

August 1, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. You received many honors and you deserved every one of them for your valor and dedication. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 1, 2010

"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 22, 2008

Thanks for everything Deputy VanAlyne you are such a true hero and I also live here in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Please Rest In Heavenly Peace

Melissa A.

May 11, 2007

At 17 years old, I too was in those waters that night helping others. I will always remember the true Hero. Rest in Peace and God Bless

Jerry S.

October 7, 2006

HERO! Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

August 4, 2006

Your service and unselfish sacrifice will be remembered.

A Grateful Citizen

May 27, 2006

You are a true hero for giving your life while attempting to save others. You will never be forgotten by your entire law enforcement family.

St. Louis City Police

August 21, 2004

Rest in peace buddy

SC Brad Taylor
Metropolitan Police (London)

August 9, 2004

God so chose a 'special' angel........

Dep. M. Moore
Warren County S.O.

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