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Trooper David C. Yarrington

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Thursday, January 6, 1972

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Reflections for Trooper David C. Yarrington

Trooper Yarrington,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Delaware. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 6, 2022

Can't believe it's been 50yrs. I still can remember just a few days before you were killed. You patting me on the head and walking down our driveway in uniform when you worked with my dad. Rest Easy sir, you sure as hell earned are remembered.......

Sgt. Albert J Wysock
Cheswold PD (current) & (New Castle County Police-retired)

January 6, 2022

On this 50th anniversary of your incredibly heroic and most untimely death, we take time and remind you as well as your family that no passage of time will ever erase your memory, your service and your sacrifice. God Speed.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

January 5, 2022

Trooper Yarrington, it’s that time of year where we acknowledge your bravery, service and heroic sacrifice and while we never forget and everyday you are in our hearts, it’s this day specifically we say thank you to you and Trooper Carey. Rest in peace always sir.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

January 5, 2021

I was just 15 years of age when this tragedy occurred. It was senseless then and still is. I am only a civilian, never in law enforcement. I am paying my respects as I am slice today because of you and your partner or I would like to believe that. Thanks for your service and God Bless sleep well in heaven.

God Bless Rest In Peace

May 3, 2020

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

January 5, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Yarrington.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 30, 2019

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

Dave you will never be forgotten. You are the reason I and many others became Delaware State Troopers. I will never forget your funeral procession on Dupont Rd. I was not on the job then but made up my mind then and there to be a police officer. Thank You for your sacrifice from one Elsmere brother to another.

Sgt Robert J. Durnan (ret.)
Delaware Stae Police

July 6, 2016

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones.
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

January 6, 2015

I lived next door to your family. I just thought of you tonight. I am so sorry your life ended so suddenly and tragically. I remember the sadness of that day. God bless you and your family.

Nancy conner

January 5, 2015

Trooper Yarrington,
On today, the 42nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Delaware. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 6, 2014

Having went through DSP recruit training with both Ron and David, I was very fortunate to really get to know these gentlemen. It truly suddened me when they were both killed by these criminals and robbed of life on this earth. But I am sure that they are both in a better place waiting on their class to arrive.Until we meet again......

Al Ament
Delaware State Police

August 14, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 20, 2012



November 2, 2012

Trooper David Yarrington,

Forty years later, you are remembered and honored. May you rest in peace.

Mary C. Malarkey

February 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Yarrington. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Trooper Yarrington may you rest in peace and god bless you after being shot by two scumbags at the concord motel on rt 202 40 years ago. GOD BLESS YOU.

Lt J.Pease
Brentwood Police Dept

January 6, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4oh 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever,

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

January 5, 2012

At this time, one day after the 39th anniversary of the tragic death of Trooper David C. Yarrington, I pray for his family and those who remember him. May Trooper Yarrington rest in peace, and may he always be remembered.

Mary M.

January 7, 2011

We miss you brother. We will never forget your legacy.


July 24, 2010

God Bless, you are not forgotten.

Lt. Jimmy Wasson
Scottsdale PD Az.

March 4, 2010

Trooper Yarrington, here we are one year later to honor and remember you as we always will. Rest in peace and until we meet again.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

January 6, 2008



January 1, 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
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

September 27, 2007

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