Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Edward Russell Young

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, September 23, 1981

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Reflections for Police Officer Edward Russell Young

The day you died and the day you were born are the hardest. Christmas Day would have been your Birthday.

Irene Young Manasa

December 27, 2020

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

To your bride Irene, I would like to reiterate what I said above to you as well. We will never forget, God Bless you and your family.

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

September 23, 2020

Dear Edward, Almost 39 years. I can hardly believe it. I’m 65, I was 26 when you died. I will Rest In Peace next to you one day. Love, Irene

Irene Young Manasa

September 21, 2020

How I wish you were here. My heart still aches. Irene

Irene Young Manas

July 14, 2020

I've never stopped missing you. Love, Irene

Irene Young Manasa

September 23, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

September 24, 2016

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, I was your loving wife. You were 29 when I buried you, I was 26, we were only married 13 months.
Life goes on for the living but it is forever changed. As the anniversary of that tragic day approaches, I am reminded of a life lost too young. You never knew fatherhood, I have been blessed with two beautiful children, young adults now. And one day grandchildren, God willing. May we meet in heaven where I know you rest. Love, Irene

Irene Young Manasa

September 18, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst 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.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that 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

September 23, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Officer Young.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 23, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Young. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

It has been 30 years since you were taken. You have not been forgotten. May you continue to rest in peace.....

Kathy Alvarez (retired dispatch)
Hialeah PD Hialeah, FL

September 23, 2011

My prayers are with the family of this hero who struggle every day with his loss, may God be with you today as you face another EOW. Officer Young, continue to rest in peace sir. We will never forget.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


September 23, 2011

I remember hearing about this tragic incident when I was just a police explorer with the City of Miami Police Department. You are dearly missed by those who knew you and I remember them talking about you in the roll call rooms when I was a rookie. R.I.P. as you hung your nightstick here to take your new assignment in heaven.

Captain J.A. Guerra
Miami-Dade P.D.

May 17, 2011

To The Family of Officer Young:
I wanted to offer my sympathies on your tragic death. Officer Young you worked that with officer Al Goodall who survived that tragic accident. Your dedication and courage will never be for gotten. It's hard to believe you have received only 3 reflections. You are missed by your family, friends and colleagues. I remember reading of your passing. My dad was a New York City policeman in the 102 precinct for almost 40 years. Rest in peace Officer Young.

lRabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 1, 2011

"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

December 14, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

August 17, 2006

Many years have passed, yet not forgotten. Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

September 23, 2003

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