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Deputy Sheriff Douglas John Noll

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, July 22, 1996

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Douglas John Noll

Deputy Sheriff Noll,
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 Harris County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 22, 2021

Miss you brother!

Shannon W Bowdoin
Harris County Sheriff's Office

March 31, 2021

Brother, I think of you often and will never forget you. I am now retired, but the night you left us was one of the worst in my career. Until we meet again , Rest In Peace my friend.

Mitch Bettin
HCSO Retired

July 22, 2020

Thank you for your service and today we remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 22, 2020

Doug, I think about you and your family a lot. What a huge loss for us all.

B292 #1

Richard Wagner
HCSO retired

September 29, 2019

Uncle Doug,

23 years ago today you left this earth and only 8 months since Grandpa. Though I was at the young age of 4, I still remember you as “Daddy Doug”-the guy who could never tell me no, who always pretended to be sleeping just so you could scare me, and oh let’s not forget all the times you used me as roping practice. The pain of losing you still hurts tremendously. You are so very missed.


Your Princess

Tiffany Fullerton

July 22, 2019

You were like my big brother. You always looked out for me and we're always there. I can't believe it's been 20 years. Seems like just yesterday you were giving me a bear hug that made my feet fly! I will never forget how you influenced my young life. How you took me under your wing and did everything possible to keep me safe. I will always Love you. I wish I could find Amy again. I wish I could find your family again. Loosing you left such a huge hole in my heart. But I'm still barrel racing. I know you have to be my guardian angel because I have felt you pick me up and put me back in my saddle when I for sure was going to hit the dirt! I will never forget you.

Rachael Zanek Myers

September 14, 2016

Hard to believe it's been twenty years since your passing. I'll never forget that dreadful night. Miss you "Slick"

Deputy Mitch Bettin
Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

July 23, 2016

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Douglas John Noll. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Harris County, Texas. Your Service is Exemplary in all respects.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 20, 2016

I knew you back in the 1301 Franklin days on the 10th floor in the early 1990's. You worked the night shift as a Deputy in the jail, I was the same and worked the evening shift. Many times evening shift personnel had to stay over and work the night shift due to staffing. When I had to stay over, it wasn't so bad because I knew I had your crazy jokes and facial expressions to look forward to, so, it made the long day tolerable and even entertaining.

Later in 1995, we both went to patrol. I went to District 3 (Wallisville), and you to District 2 (Humble). When my sergeant at the time informed me of your fateful accident, my heart fell and I raced to it. To this day, I still cry remembering the scene. The laughter and funny faces that you gave to us were gone. A brother was taken from us.

And, I remember your fiancé speaking at you eulogy. There was not a dry eye in that massive church. It was both the worst day and best day of my life. The worst because of the loss. The best in seeing the massive outpouring of love to you, your family, and your fiancé. I had not seen that amount of love poured out ever before! It was truly astounding!

The drive to the burial site was long with other brothers and sisters. The burial site was hot and sweltering, but, we didn't mind. We were there to lay a HCSO family member to rest.

All this time has passed, and, I still miss you and your humor.

Rest in peace my brother and be blessed knowing you are not forgotten!

Sergeant Keith Lyons
HCSO District 4

October 23, 2015

My precious brother, we are so honored that the Precinct 2 Deputies and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni dedicated such the beautiful Memorial Garden in yours and Deputy Shane Bennett's honor. It's been 18 years since you left us, and some days the pain is still as sharp as the day it happened. We miss your sense of humor and that contagious laugh of yours every day, as I know your fellow deputies do, too. You are loved and missed.

Darlene Noll Dodson

October 15, 2014

Still here brother. Miss you constantly. They don't make cops like that any more.

Sgt. Bobby Mnchew

September 9, 2014

Doug ,thought of you today buddy your still missed. And yes you can use my good pen its round time at 1301 franklin Houston Tx.

Deputy Marlow L Hernandez
Harris County constables office pct#2

January 22, 2014

Brother think of you offten never forget the call I got from Willie miss you brother it was my honor to help rocky stone clown the rodeo in your name it's a man like you that made Harris county safe .


July 26, 2013

Heroes live forever, Deputy Noll, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 22, 2013

Thinking of you today as I often do Brother, Still missing you after all these years. I'll never forget you my friend. Just have the dominoes ready because one day the Millionaires club will ride again.

Deputy Mitch Bettin

April 28, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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 solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 16, 2013

Rest in peace, Deputy Noll. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 22, 2012

Well friend it's been fifteen years since God took you from us, going to the cemetery tonight to meet with the family you gave to me when you left, for that I thank you. We all miss you and wish you were here to meet the new additions that never got the chance to know you. One day they will. We all miss you and will see you again!We have all adjusted to life without you but we have not forgotten how better life was with you.

I miss you friend

Deputy Kevin Morgan
Harris County Sheriff

July 22, 2011

Rest in peace, Deputy Noll - you're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 22, 2011

Doug, I wasn't there when you were called away to be with the Lord Our God, but one thing I know without reservation is that someday very soon God is going to give a blast from that heavenly trumpet calling all of his troops home for that final roll call around his throne. until that time I will miss you buddy and I will extend to you the honer that you have earned and deserve.

Deputy Don Burkhalter
Shelby County Sheriff's Dept

August 27, 2009

I still remember the night you were taken away. I was patrolling the Hardy Toll Road monoriting the SO channel and heard everything. I was actually enroute to back you up when I heard it over the radio. I didnt know you that well, but remember you backing me up on a few situations. You always had a smile on your face and was very pleasant to be around. I know you are missed by all the police community. Take care brother!

John Jackson
Williamson County

Deputy John Jackson
Williamson County Constable Pct 3

March 28, 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 7, 2008

It has been a long 10 years buddy. I was reading some of Shane Bennetts reflections and was thinking of you. I know that you would be one of the stars of our department. One day we will meet again. May God hold you in his heart. The Millionaires club sure misses you.


Dep. Stuart Campbell
Harris County Sheriff's Office

September 22, 2006


Even though it has been 9 years, I think of you often. I will never forget that night. I just couldn't "pull the rabbit out of the hat" that time....

Each time I sit down and put on that headset, the officers are my responsibility. Every time I "call" a pursuit or have an officer involved in an accident, I take care of the job and then I "remember". As I train new dispatchers, I draw upon my experience and try to convey the seriousness of the job.

Thank you Doug for your smile and your willingness to do the job, even though sometimes I would "ping pong" you back and forth across the district.

You are missed.
Dedra Presley Gray
Communications Supervisor
Manvel Police Department

Dedra Presley Gray, Comm. Supervisor
Manvel Police Department

December 9, 2005

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