Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Loren Whitehat, Sr.

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch Thursday, May 10, 1979

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Sergeant Loren Whitehat, Sr.

Thank you to all the comments of behalf of my husband Loren Whitehat Sr. He served his community and his people with love and compassion. He is survived by myself Rose.A Whitehat and his 2nd oldest son Kelvin Whitehat. We lost his oldest son Kelsey a few years after him in 1987 and his youngest Loren Jr. recently in 2018. Thank you all for your love and support. Thank you to all the past and current police officers who put their lives on the line to keep us safe and protected.

Rose Ann Whitehat
Widow

June 4, 2020

Sgt. Whitehat,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 10, 2019

Your family and the rest of the Nation will commemorate 37 years of your passing but I'm certain they do not feel its been that long ago that you were taken...

You, along with those (passed and currently serving) who've dedicated their lives protecting others will always be remembered for the heroic acts performed in the line of duty.

Continually watch over, as you are the guardian angel. You are still in the memories of our people and in the hearts of those dearly loved.

LJ Bahe (Redhouse)
Survivor - Samuel Redhouse EOW: 02-17-1997

May 9, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 10, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 9, 2013

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 28, 2012

Never forgotten. Never far from my heart. Your memory will live on forever.

Rae

May 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. You are in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 11, 2012

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today. Even after over 3 decades, you have not been forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

May 10, 2010

always in my thougts and forever in my heart. I will always love you. I still miss you.

Rae

May 13, 2009

"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

March 5, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 5, 2008

I always seem to have you in my thoughts on this date. The pain of losing you hurts more when I think of what you meant to me. Your fear was that I would someday get shot in the line of duty and I almost did. I still miss you and always will. You will forever hold a special place in my heart....rest in peace...

Rae

May 10, 2007

I remember our last meal together that night you went away.. we had made plans for the weekend since we got paid that week...it seems as yesterday that we spent time together at the bowling alley...we did enjoy each other and protected one another...I am to this day sorry that I got there too late to help you and Gregg...I will always remember that night...it seemed very lonely and chaotic...I will always have you in my heart and my prayers are still said for your family...my brother..

(former)Chief Leonard G. Butler
Navajo Nation Police

April 14, 2007

I asked a Medicine Man why you had to go
And he said, “He’s not gone. He’s still here among us.
Look for his presence in the rainbows,
In the early morning ground fogs,
In the desert slow rainy days”.

“Listen and you will hear his footsteps
In the first dawn lights,
In the last lights before night fall,
In the moon light beam colors”.

“Listen and you hear his laughter
In the new officer’s first day out,
In the officers teaching the new people,
In the officer’s caring and sharing road experiences”.

The Medicine Man said, “He’s not gone. He’s still here.
He is only gone if he is not in your hearts,
Your thoughts and your prayers.
He is part of you, you welcomed him as such”.

CI Rodger J. Yazzie
NDCI Kayenta Police District

May 5, 2006

I will always remember the day when my mom informed me of your passing, I was a senior in high school. I did not meet you personally to get to know you, however, I feel you contributed to my career, because I followed your lead in this profession as my motivation. Now I realize that you made the ultimate sacrafice, my respect of you is everlasting and may I be in God's plan as you were. I feel I know you through Gregg and I will always remember you in your Navajo Nation Ranger's uniform when I saw you last.

Jesse Delmar, Chief of Police
Fort McDowell Police Department

April 27, 2006

Officer Whitehat,

You will never be forgotten...Rest in Peace Brother.....

Officer
NC

August 12, 2004

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.