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Sergeant Arthur L. "Bud" Yeaw

Vermont State Police, Vermont

End of Watch Friday, May 13, 1983

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Reflections for Sergeant Arthur L. "Bud" Yeaw

Sgt. Yeaw,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the VTARNG and the U.S, Army in Europe during the Cold War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 13, 2023

Sergeant Yeaw, it has been 40 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 13, 2023

Rest in peace Sergeant Yeaw. Terrible accident.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 26, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 13, 2018

Thinking about you today. Many thanks for your service to our country. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

May 25, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2015

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

May 13, 2015

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

February 14, 2013

I worked for Bud Yeaw as a boot Trooper in 1975. He was one of the finest people I've ever had the pleasure to serve under. May you continue to rest in peace my brother.

Officer Russell E Strong Jr(ret.)

May 15, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 27th 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. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 22 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for those who miss and love you.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 13, 2010

Sgt. Yeaw,
On today, the the 26th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Vermont. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



May 13, 2009



May 13, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 1, 2008

Rest in Peace!

Police Corporal Matt Lyons (Historian)
Oceanside Police Department, Cal

January 21, 2008

I never knew you, Grampa, but I still cry for what could've been. Hopefully, you're with my sister up in Heaven, and I will see the both of you when I get there.

Sincerely, from the granddaughter you never got to know,

Justine Marsella

December 7, 2007

Slán agus beannacht leat. Go n-éirí an bóthar leat!
Slán go fóill. Cead Mile Failte!

Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Dept., Ca

November 18, 2003

I never knew Officer Yeaw but I wonder if we were related somehow - not only as brother law enforcement officers, but also by blood. In any case, he has given honor to the family name and by his sacrifice, honors everyone who wears a badge. God Bless you.

Officer John E. M. Yeaw (Ret.)
California Highway Patrol

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