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Patrolman Lawyer Young

Drew Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, August 20, 1972

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Hello yes my name is michael living in st.louis,mo. I had done a genealogy on my family and lawyer young had come up as being the father to my my uncle lloyd and melvin curious to know if I have the right person. Can you tell me if lawyer Young was a African American man? Also has he lived anywhere else in the United States

Michael Young

October 7, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 20, 2020

Thank you for your service Officer Lawyer Young, God does have a Special Place for the Peacemakers! RIP my Brother!

Captain Timmy Townsend
Cleveland, MS Police Dept.

October 18, 2017

Officer Young, time may go by but your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of Drew and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

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

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD

August 20, 2016

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and City of Drew! Continue to Rest in Peace Officer Young .
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

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

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

August 20, 2015

May God bless this Family and allthose who have lost loved ones in the line of duty

Dr. Joseph Watson-CHAPLAIN
CCA AND DREW POLICE DEPT

July 31, 2015

Lawyer Young was the first black officer in my hometown of Drew. He was in a hard position, in the spotlight every day he put on his uniform and pinned on his badge. Another good guy, he was respected by everyone, white and black, as an honorable decent man.

Ricky Stevens

December 21, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 16, 2013

R.I.P. Brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you for going where others would not go and doing what others would be scared to do. Today, 40 years after you left us, "A" shift dedicates our watch to you.

SGT. J.L. SLAUGHTER
RADFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT, VA

August 20, 2012

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 29, 2007

Love you grandad. Thanks for serving!!!

Montarious Brown

April 5, 2007

Patrolman Young,
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Drew.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

August 20, 2005

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