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Deputy Sheriff Rodney Badger

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Friday, April 29, 1853

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Rodney Badger

What an amazing and exceptional story about heroism and sacrifice. It is clear that only complete and utter exhaustion kept Deputy Badger from saving all. A great testament to courage, honor and love of others. Great to see many of his relatives honoring his life and sacrifice.

Asst. Sheriff Jim Lopey (ret)
Washoe Sheriff's Office (Reno) and NVDPS

April 29, 2019

My name is Gisela Mendoza and I am a student at Mission Hills High School in California. I am taking a criminal justice class and one of our assignments was do to a research paper on a fallen officer from various law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. This was in honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day. I chose to do my report on Deputy Badger because we should remember him just like every other fallen officer even if this incident happened long ago. I pay my respects to his relatives who continue to keep his legacy alive. I too, will remember Deputy Badger for his courage, bravery, and strength. It is not easy to do what he did. I just hope that one day I am able to serve my community with the same strength he served his own.

Student
Mission Hills High School

May 15, 2015

You are my 3rd great grand aunts father, and I just learned about you a few months ago. It's sad how our ancestors can be lost at times.

Rodney, I commend you for your bravery and diligence to want to help others. You gave others an opportunity to live at the highest price of them all. Your family loves you, and will always respect you.

SGT Carnes, Amie
3rd great grand neice

May 4, 2015

I admire your strength and courage my brother. Your brave actions speak volumes about he kind of man you were. You gave your life to save a helpless mother and her children and you have earned your wings. Thank you for your honorable service. I will keep you in my prayers. Rest easy my brother

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Senior Honor Guard Member

April 29, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Badger,
On today, the 159th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salt Lake County. You sir, are a true hero-you didn't hesitate to jump in and rescure that mother and her children.And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

April 29, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and fifty sixth 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 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 Loya

Anonymous

April 29, 2009

RIP
you are not forgotten

Anonymous

October 30, 2008

I am honored to be a decsendant of such a noble and brave officer and pioneer.

Benjamin C Peterson
4th Great Grandson to Rodney Badger

September 25, 2008

to my Great Great Uncle from a Great Great Nephew,

I now have a special reason and intrest in my involvment within law enforcement Uncle Rodney I am greatful for you and the rest of my Badger Relatives for you're close relatinoship with the great first leaders of our church likes of Hyrum and Joseph Smith and Bringham Young, due to you're undying and undenable faith and belief and testimony of the church and you're desire to serve you're church and fellow men,not to mention you're community you're sarcife will not be forgotten within you're family history and lineage for time to come
Love and Sincerlly
Great Great Nephew
UHP HONORARY TROOPER SECTION FIVE
Reg "Reggie" B. Labrum
Roosevelt (Duchesne County) Utah

UHP HONORARY TROOPER REG B. LABRUM SEC 5
GREAT GREAT NEPHEW

August 12, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

April 29, 2008

Deputy Badger...we know all the reasons that you responded with dedication. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant, DOD, Retired

Michael Karriker, LT.
Dept. of Defense, Retired

March 12, 2008

Times may change but the dedication, courage and honor remains unchanged. Rest in peace, brother.

Cpl. Tim Rzepka (Retired)
Anne Arundel County Police Department

June 15, 2007

MY FALLEN BROTHER, YOU ARE A TRUE HERO FOR SURE. YOU GAVE YOUR LIFE TO SAVE OTHERS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

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

April 29, 2007

You are never forgotten. God bless.
Neart, Gra agus Onior (Strength, love and honor)

CSS K. Martin B1162
Scottsdale PD (AZ) Crime Scene Unit

April 29, 2007

you are remembered and loved. thank you for always being there. an angel amongst us.

Anonymous

October 21, 2006

REST IN PEACE Sheriff Badger...You are a HERO.

June 28, 2006

A true hero.
What more need be said.

April 29, 2006

You saved many lives before losing your own. No greater love is there than this. Your reward in Heaven is truly great. Rest in peace, hero.

A citizen

October 15, 2004

04/25/04

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

April 25, 2004

Great love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13). Surely your place in Heaven is secured and warm.

Anonymous

November 23, 2003

HE HAS BEEN A HERO AMONG HEROS FOR MANY YEARS.
MAY HE REST IN PEACE,GOD REST HIS SOUL.

Anonymous

Truly an American Hero. God Bless his soul

Anonymous

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