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Trooper Sandra Marie Wagner

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Friday, April 5, 1996

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Reflections for Trooper Sandra Marie Wagner

I was a police officer in South Bethany at the time. I will never forget that day. Always honored and never forgotten.

POIII Lev Ellian (retired)
Montgomery County Police (MD) (retired)

September 29, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Wagner. was wondering if Mr. and Mrs. Wagner from North Miami Beach, Florida my neighbors were related to you?

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 28, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 5, 2019

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

Sandi, it's been 20 years but it still feels like yesterday. I still remember well our last conversation just a few days before you proudly headed out on your first solo shift. You had just finished field training and had shown you were already a great Trooper with a bright future at DSP. We loved working with you and still miss you very much. You'll forever be in the hearts of those who had the honor to work with you. I hope you know that the memory of your positive attitude, zeal for this job and great humor have been a steady source of inspiration throughout the years when the job may have become wearisome at times. Rest in peace and know we miss you!

Cpl/3 Adrienne Owen

April 6, 2016

thinking of you today!!!.. Mom said they did a beautiful tribute to you at the Memorial in Dover. Wish i could have been there. They are very grateful all the DSP do for the familes.. never forgotten..
in our hearts you!!! Miss you!!!

Denise Burns

May 11, 2015

Hope you're enjoying your patrol in Heaven sis - thinking of you today (more than usual). All give some - some give all. #thin blue line

Candace Wagner Roseo

April 5, 2013

rest in peace

pfc j pease
cmpd-retired bpd

April 5, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 20, 2012

God bless you Tpr. Wagner may you rest in peace. Thinking and remembering you today.


April 5, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Wagner. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 5, 2010

Trooper Wagner,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Delaware. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 5, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirteenth 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 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.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 5, 2009

Tpr Wagner,
We never met as you are on the job several years before me. Your brothers and sisters of the DSP remember you not only today, the 13th anniversary of your EOW, but everyday. Rest in peace.

Cpl Surowiec
Delaware State Police

April 4, 2009

Trooper Wagner,

I recently met a friend of yours. He told me the story of your untimely death. You have not been forgotten. Now one more Trooper knows your story.


October 10, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 7, 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

December 9, 2007

Your brothers and sisters remember you especially on this sad aniversary. Rest in peace sister.

Cpl Surowiec
Delaware State Police

April 7, 2007

Sandy, I was not yet on the job when you departed us, but I remember the day quite vividly. You are and always will be part of our law enforcement family and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Blue Angel.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 5, 2007

My prayers go out to the family and friends of Trooper Wagner. May your family and friends find peace today. May her sacrifice never be forgotten. God Bless.

DFC S. Lewis
Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, MD

April 5, 2007

Remembering a fallen classmate on this sad anniversary. Sandy's spirit and enthusiasm live on, through those of us who knew and served with her. Go 64th.

Sgt. Tom Carver
Delaware State Police

April 5, 2007

My prayers and sympathy to your parents family and friends You will never be forgotten and will be in my daily prayers. Thank you for your hard work and dedication and the sacrifices you made in protecting the people of Delaware. God Bless you as you continue to sleep in God's Love and in His Arms.
Kathi Halligan Phila Pa wife and mom of LEO'S

Kathi Halligan
Philadelphia PA

February 20, 2007

Each year, your parents gather with friends, in your memory. I am proud to say that I am counted among that group. Although it is not an even trade, this is just a portion of the good that has come from your death.

Your parents have become very important parts of the Concerns of Police Survivors and have been of invaluable assistance to many others.

If for no other reason, this means that your death was not in vain.

I regret that I never had the opportunity to know you.

Officer (Retired) Kenneth V. Roden
Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC

September 23, 2006

Thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten Trooper Wagner. Rest in peace!


September 14, 2006

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