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Correctional Officer Richard C. Wallace

Montana Department of Corrections - State Prison, Montana

End of Watch Monday, December 30, 1985

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Richard C. Wallace

Your Memory Will Live On In The Hearts Of The Ones You Served With And The Citizens You Bravely Protected. Rest Peacefully Brother. GOD BLESS.

Retired Officer G. S. Siegrist
Bucks Co. PA Corrections

December 30, 2018

Dad I miss you more, time hasn't eased the pain in my heart

Janie Wallace Miller
daughter

December 30, 2015

29 years and it still seems like yesterday, I think of you every day and wish you were here to share all of our lives.
Always in my thoughts and know you are watching from above.

Janie Wallace Miller
daughter

March 11, 2015

Your duty, honor, and sacrifice for the citizens of Montana will always be remembered.

Leroy Kirkegard, Warden
Montana State Prison

May 8, 2014

Dad you will always be in my heart.

JoAnn Wallace Fah
Daughter

January 25, 2013

Dad you are in my thoughts and in my heart every day

Janie Wallace Miller
Daughter

January 4, 2013

Thank you for your service.

M Cleary

March 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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.

You will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes, I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 30, 2011

You are loved and missed every day

Carie Teller
Granddaughter

February 6, 2011

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, N H

December 29, 2007

"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

December 11, 2007

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

Rest in peace.

December 30, 2004

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