Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman E. Allen Wakefield

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, September 27, 1975

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Reflections for Patrolman E. Allen Wakefield

I had the pleasure of serving with Officer Allen and he was a great guy to know and work with.

Detective C.J. Hutson
Richmond Bureau of Police

September 27, 2015

We honor your service today. You are not forgotten. Rest in peace brother.

Set.Sgt. Bob Walker
Richmond Police Retired

September 27, 2015

You are not forgotten my friend. Rest easy...

Detective Sergeant Bob Walker
Richmond Police Retired

September 27, 2013

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.

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.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 7, 2013

Thinking about you buddy . . . rest easy. I miss you . . . you were a good guy.

Former Richmond, VA Police Officer
ATF Special Agent (Retired)

August 3, 2013

Alan, thought I'd drop in and say "Hello." Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you . . ride on motorman! Talk to you soon . .

Jim Crotty, ATF Special Agent (Ret.)
Former Richmond, VA Police Officer

December 15, 2011

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 7, 2008

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

September 27, 2006

Thinking of you and praying for your family today. Thanks for your service to central Virginia.

Patrol Officer
Chesterfield County Police Department

September 27, 2006

It is only through other people's memories that I may learn who my father was. Thank you for your kind words to him in these reflections.
To Allen: I wish I knew you. I wish I knew what your laugh sounded like. Thank you for the life you give within me.

Aris Wakefield / Daughter

March 23, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I thank you for your service and salute you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace, warrior.

September 27, 2004

I miss you Alan . . . you were a great guy . . . quiet, unassuming, friendly to everyone you met. Always a smile . . . worked hard, conscentious . . . never a foul word for anybody. You loved the PACE Motor Scooter Unit. You were honorable . . . and gave all. You will never be forgotten. Jim Crotty, former Richmond, VA Police Officer

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF (Retired)

February 12, 2004

In honor of Officer Wakefield....

You are not forgotten.

Police Officer II J. Harding
Richmond, Virginia Police Dept.

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