Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Stephen C. Newitt

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, January 24, 1996

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Stephen C. Newitt

I know I'm late but I never forget. My heart will never heal. You would be so proud of your niece and the life she has made. I love you and miss you every single day.

Twin sister

January 25, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Newitt,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jefferson Parish. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 24, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Newitt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 27, 2019

Graduated the police academy with Steven RIP!!!

Larry Millet
Westeego police

August 30, 2018

Hello Steve, My friend it's been twenty years since you left us. I remember the good times and fun we had not only working together but also when we went out after work. Time has kept moving forward but You will always be that fun, sometimes awkward (who isn't) and loving thirty something year old as we grow older.
Believe me my brother I wish you were still here with us.
You are still remembered and loved my brother.

David Biewer
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

January 25, 2016

Steve had a great sense of humor, love to ride, and was best wingman a guy could ever ask for; no matter the task.
You were a good friend, and you're deeply missed.

(Former JPSO Deputy)Trooper Wayne Coates
Friend, JPSO, currently Louisiana State Police

January 24, 2016

HI Stevie, soon it will be 18 years since you were taken from us. Not a day goes by when I don't think of you. I hope you are with your Uncle Wally, patrolling the streets of pure gold. I miss you terribly.

Sgt. C. M. Roos
cousin, JPSO

December 2, 2014

Stevie, I still can't believe that the little 1st cousin I held in my arms when you were born, turned out to be such an amazing man. You made your Uncle Wally so proud, you'll never know. I see your picture every day and think of you more and more. I miss you so much. I hope we will meet on the other side.
Thank you to every one who remembered Stevie on the 24th. He would have been 53 this year.

Sgt. C. Roos
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

January 31, 2014

We think of you today Steve! Hope you rest easy brother!

Detective Paul Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office

January 24, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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 dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever, I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

January 25, 2012

He misses you very much and looks just like you! I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet you. I know you were a great person.


March 24, 2011

I thought about you last night and cried! I miss you so much! I can't believe it's been 15 years. I still remember that day like it were yesterday. You were my best friend and I will always remember you!


February 10, 2011

Stevie: We thought of you again this year on 1/24/09, and I can't believe my little cousin has been gone for 13 years. I still expect to hear those huge motorcycle boots of yours pounding through my house whenever you would stop by. You're with your Uncle Wally now, patroling Heaven, wait for me.

Sgt. Cynthia M. Roos
JPSO retired

February 3, 2009

Dear Uncle Steve,
I still think about you and miss you to this day. It has been so long and yet still feels like not that long ago.
I recall your love of your Harley and what it meant to you. Now that I have my own personal Harley I understand and everytime I ride, you ride with me.
I was too young to work with you side by side but I know that you watch over me when I'm on duty and I hope I am making you proud.
Rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Officer Darren Rappold
Kenner PD (Nephew)

September 21, 2008

It is an honor to wear the same uniform as you did, thank you for your service and dedication to duty.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Traffic M/C

May 9, 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

February 2, 2008



January 21, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 23, 2007



July 8, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

January 24, 2007

G-d Bless.

January 24, 2007

The Motorcycle Officer's Poem reads as follows:
It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.
Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.
They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble; they ride out of our sight.
Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.
So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes; you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.

I joint the JPSO in 1998 a little over 2 years after your death. I feel that I road with you while working as a traffic deputy for JPSO. You will forever be in the hearts of your fellow officers.

rest in peace brother

Officer First Class Russell Blanchard
Gretna Police Department

November 6, 2006

Stephen was a friend for several years and was full of life. We use to joke about police work. When Stephen first got on the motor I asked him where the training wheels were. Stephen's patrol area was changed or he was busy and did not stop by as much then I heard the news of the motor accident. JPSO lost a good man that day and I lost a great friend. I used Sthphen given name here as I could not use the nickname I affectionally gave him. May he rest in peace.

Captain Phillip L. Kuhn

April 24, 2006


Still think of you often. Passed the spot where it happened today. Can't believe it has been 10 years. Got your picture on the board in my office. Wish you were still here to ride with me.

Sgt. J. Hippler

January 24, 2006

as i am sitting here working on the Louisiana Law Enforcement Memorial Book. My memory reminds me of how good you were to me and my aunts. Looking in on them when you were on patrol. Making sure my Grandmother and 2 aunts were alright. Taking time to help me with my aunts funeral. Taking the time to share a hug and tell me she was looking down at us. You escorted her to her resting place 10 days before we had to say goodbye to you. Everytime I hear the bikes i know your riding your beat in heaven.
You are so missed my friend.
My these words fly on wings on angels till you hear them
dee dee

Retired Officer Dee Dee Serpas
Kenner PD, JPSO, Levee Board

October 20, 2003

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