Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Lauretha Arnetha Vaird

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, January 2, 1996

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Reflections for Police Officer Lauretha Arnetha Vaird

Laurie #5897,
I miss you more then you could imagine. I visit your grave site often and reflect all the awesome times we had together. To serve as a Honor Guard for you is a memory that will never be forgotten. God Rest Your soul. You were a true Police Officer to everyone you worked for and worked with. 2518 was ALWAYS availavble for a backup. Your badge #5897 will be with me forever. I love you. You are my angel and the angel to all the other police officrs.
Former P/O Bill McKenna

Former P/O Bill McKenna
Phila. PD

May 9, 2006

rip may the lord watch over your family

ret. po s.d.

March 28, 2006

Lori,I will always miss you!I look at your picture in my office, everyday. Your friend Raul.

P/O Malveiro

March 15, 2006

I never met you before but that does not matter. We all belong to the same fraternity of law enforcement. I see your picture and feel the devotion you had for your department. I can truly say that i am honored to leave you a message my fallen sister. As tears fall from my face i send my condolenses. rest in peace .

Ofc. Ruiz
Cook County Sheriff's Dept, IL

February 5, 2006

God bless you Officer Vaird and may you Rest in Peace. You did not die in vain.

Officer Martin, K.C.P.D

Police Officer Martin
Kansas City Missouri Police Department

January 31, 2006

Because that's who I will always remember you by! It was a pleasure to have known and grown with you. You were a beautiful person full of so much life! This is actually my first reflection post to you since you left us 16 years ago! I will never forget you! May God Keep Your Soul and the Arch Angels stead fast over your loved ones!

Pride, Intergrity, and Guts!
With Eternal Love,
P/O Donald Patterson Sr.

Former P/O Donald Patterson Sr.

January 29, 2006

Today was my 1st time ever hearing of her story and I pray that she is resting in peace.

January 18, 2006

Not a police office but just wanted to say Thank you. Your life was not in vain.

Angela Bell

January 13, 2006

Hey 2518 can this is 2514 calling to meet you, or so I wish. It has been ten years since you were ripped from our lives. I saw you on Dec 30th 1996, I was just transfered from the 25, but still fighting in the badlands at the 24, you were at the atm in the hall of our old "fort" at front and Westmoreland, I was going to a job and I wanted to stop to wish you a Happy New Year, but I had to go. I wish I would have stopped therejust to see your smile, I miss you Laureie every day, not just Jan 2. Thank you for being my friend, I will see you smile again when I am at my end resume patrol my Friend, Happy New Year!

rpc 2514
Philadelphia police

December 30, 2005

~~~To those I Love and Those Who Love Me~~~

When I am gone, release me, Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while if indeed you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart,

I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll
Hear all of my love around you soft and clear

And when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say,
"Welcome Home"

January 15, 2005

In Memory...

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.

January 4, 2005

God Speed, Sister.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 4, 2005

I just want to say I am So sorry for the loss of Lauretha. I am not from Philly, nor am i a police officer. I just have heard this story many times as I listen to a philly singer/songwriter name G Love and Special Sauce. They have a song called "slipped away" that they wrote in late 90's. And after hearin that song 1,000 times (since he is my favorite) i had to see this. I am so sorry for all the family of Lauretha, to LV: you are gone, but will NEVER be forgotten! Even by those you never knew...R.I.P.

Chad Litersky

November 16, 2004

I was just listening to a CD that I've listened to many times before, and heard a song. I finally looked up the name on the song on the web. It saddened me to see what I've seen. To Lauretha's family and friends, I'm sorry about her death and I hope time has brought peace and comfort.

Jamie Dayton

August 25, 2004



February 13, 2004

Rest easy will forever be missed.


Officer Vaird,
So many things I could say. I'll sum it up. God Bless You.

Volunteer R. Butler
Knoxville police Department

I am not a police officer. I am not a government official. I was a juror on the Lauretha Vaird murder trial. As I sat in my juror's chair listening to the events of that fateful day, I noticed the Vaird family, who were saddened by the tragic and sudden death. But what I noticed most, was a young child in the 3rd or 4th row. He had no idea why he was there, or where his mother was. My heart went out to that one child. But the evidence was over-bearing, and the right verdict was given, beyond a reasonable doubt.

God Bless You Lauretha!
-David Feldman

David Feldman

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