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Chief Deputy Sheriff Wayne Lewis Wahl

Crockett County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, April 28, 1985

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Reflections for Chief Deputy Sheriff Wayne Lewis Wahl

Rest in Peace Chief Deputy Wayne Wahl. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice. Your final hour was spent helping others. Your life was exemplary.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 28, 2016

Oh Wayne, how I miss you! For so many years you were the man that I looked up to and respected. You never let me feel left out or sorry for myself. You were a brother in law to be proud of! I think of you often and it always puts a smile on my face. So many things remind me of you! The man in the moon, snow ice cream, an orange jeep... The list can go on and on and on. RIP! Until we meet again!

Catherine Bernice Fierro Thomas
Sister in law

February 13, 2014

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 28, 2010

Chief Deputy Wahl,
On today, the 24th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Crockett County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

April 28, 2009

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your heroism and dedication to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 28, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

April 29, 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
Sergeant
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 5, 2008

Over two decades have passed but you have not been forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 28, 2007

To Chief Wayne Lewis Wahl, his loved ones and his fellow officers:

On this the twenty first anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is revered and honored today.

May your family continue be to comforted by the warm embrace of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors who share this painful journey with them. My heart is with your family.

Reading your memorial page lets us all know what an amazing hero you were and how you died trying to save another.

Chief Wahl, for eight and a half years you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Chief Waho. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Chief Wahl gave to his community and the citizens of Yexas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 28, 1985.

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



April 28, 2006

MY BROTHER, MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE. NO GREATER LOVE HATH A MAN THAT LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE FOR ANOTHER. YOU SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

April 28, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Wayne, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.


Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

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Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

April 28, 2004

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