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Patrolman Raymond Chandler

Monroeville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, September 30, 1996

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Reflections for Patrolman Raymond Chandler

I had the honor of meeting your sweet Mom and Dad this past weekend at the COPS Christmas Party. What a joy and I could tell how much they both loved you and miss you still. I know you and Clint have met and you both are probably the reason that we met your parents. I know you two will have a wonderful Christmas in Heaven, just send us some signs.
Marion and Brenda I'm so glad that we met, and I know we will stay in contact.

Connie Barker Mother of
Officer Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04

December 12, 2016

Raymond Chandler was my Nephew. My sister, Brenda Craft's only son. He was just like one of my babies too. We raised our children together. Raymond was a kind soul. He was very kind and dependable. He Loved ❤️ his wife and children SO Much ! His Mother was his Dear Friend as well as his Mother ! ❤️️ you are Loved and Missed by Everyone that knew you !

N/A Wanda Linscomb
N/A

December 12, 2016

Raymond was my Nephew. He was also just like one of my children. He was kind and giving man. Fair, honest and forthright. He loved his family so much ! His Mother was his dear friend as well as his Mother. He is missed so badly ! He died doing what he Loved though. RIP Raymond. You are so loved! ❤️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️

N/A Wanda Linscomb
N/A

December 12, 2016

Raymond is my son and I could write for years about this young man that filled my life with joy. Quick to smile and help anyone who needed it. He loved his job with all his heart and he did have quite a few policeman stories to tell in the short 9 months that he served. His dad Roger Chandler was chief of police in Frisco City, AL His stepdad Marion Craft which he considered a dad too was a state trooper and he wanted to be a state trooper. Law enforcement is running through this young man's veins and he made us proud. i will post more later. Love you SON

Brenda Craft
Mother

December 11, 2016

I love and miss you Daddy

Son

May 30, 2016

I'm 22 now, and I wonder every day what it would be like if you were still alive. I have heard many good things about you, and I would have loved to have had a chance to be in your life. I know that one day, I will see you again. I love you. Rest in Peace, Daddy...

Amber Baggett
Daughter

June 19, 2015

Even though I never got to meet you Grandpa I will be so glad when I get to Daddy Ashley tells me you was a good man. I have never heard any bad words about you. But I love you Grandpa and I hope I will get to meet you one day.

Kym Victor
hes my grandpa

May 23, 2015

Happ birthday daddy love and miss you!!!!

ashley chandler
son

December 9, 2014

Just came across your story sir. I am an officer in Pennsylvania. Sounds like you had so very much to live for. Your sacrifices are to be respected. Thank You for your service, you are a true hero. God Bless your family.

Mike M
Fellow officer

October 30, 2014

You died only when I was 1 years old. I never got to know you, but I hear many great things about you. I wish I could have gotten to know you. You were a wonderful police officer and a great father (as I've heard). I love you, daddy. I hope I get to meet you one day in that wonderful placed called Heaven. But I know you're watching over us and protecting us. I wish you were here, daddy. I love you so much !

Love,
Your youngest daughter

Taylor Chandler
father

April 26, 2014

I am 19 years old and are trying to become a police officer in Monroeville. I'd like to give my condolences to his family.

Nicholas Turberville

January 16, 2013

i never got to met him at all my mom was pregnant with me love u daddy

johnathan gibson
he was my daddy

June 30, 2012

I never got a chance to even know him..he died when I was 3 1/2 years old..i miss him..

amber baggett
he wass my daddy

November 9, 2011

my daddy died before i was born so hopefully i will be able to met him one day

Johnathan gibson
daddy

November 6, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

September 30, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. COntinue to keep watch over all of them and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 30, 2008

It's been twelve years since your death, Patrolman Chandler. It seems from reading your memorial that you did not get to complete the academy, but the fact that you were there tells the world the kind of man you were. Thank you for your commitment and for your sacrifice. May God continue to bless your family.

Darla
Huntsville AL

September 13, 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
Sergeant
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

November 13, 2007

I salute you for your dedicated service to law enforcment. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Even after 11 years you are still remembered and that will continue forever. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 30, 2007

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Chandler. Your sacrifice if not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 26, 2006

It's so hard to believe it's been 10 years since you left us. I think of you everyday. I've never met anyone who enjoyed being a cop like you did. I remember the story you told of the day you maced yourself while chasing down a thug and thinking that he was reaching for your gun. You were so proud of that arrest. I'll always remember how you talked so lovingly of you children. How proud you were of your son Joe and how thrilled you were that your baby girl had your eyes. I named my oldest son Chandler. Life may go on, but the footprints you've left on the hearts of those who knew you will forever remain.

Angela
friend

September 28, 2006

~~~~~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 25, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace. God bless.

September 30, 2004

I thank you for your service and salute you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 27, 2004

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