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Deputy Sheriff I David Michael Demos

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Saturday, January 25, 1997

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff I David Michael Demos

You were my best friend at Clark AFB Pi. I have only seen you one time in all these past years and i still think of you as my best friend. You will always be remember.

Lt Harold Townsend
Bowie Co So Tx

June 8, 2022

Deputy Sheriff Demos,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice- not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 25, 2022

RIP you will never be forgotten.

Chief John S Doherty
Ingram Borough Police/Pittsburgh Pa

January 25, 2019

RIP and know that you will never be forgotten.

Chief John S Doherty
Ingram Borough Police Department, Pittsburgh

January 25, 2019

A loss greater than time allows to heal. Long thought by some to be our family patriarch. Always missed, for ever loved and cherished. Never forgotten.
May his memory be eternal.


January 11, 2019

Dave, we lost touch after serving together at the Ellsworth AFB Security Police K-9 Unit. Bobbie and I have many fond memories of our families friendship. We both ended up in the same career, but unfortunately you paid the ultimate sacrifice. RIP Brother and God bless Vivian and Michele.

Sergeant Rich Hostetler, Retired
Califronia Highway Patrol

January 24, 2016

Remembering you on this eighteenth anniversary date and praying for solace for all that call you beloved. Your service and sacrifice is eternally remembered and honored.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 25, 2015

I never knew of Deputy David Demos until just now. I found out about him while dining in uniform at an Atlanta area restaurant on September 15, 2014. An unknown patron paid for mine and my partner's meal and left a note on our table "In Memory Deputy David M. Demos. In the line of Duty. Endo of Watch January 25, 1997. Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office." Thank you for keeping our Brother in Blue in your memory. May God watch over you and keep you.

Sgt. Scott Laughman
Sandy Springs Police Department

September 15, 2014

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

February 27, 2014

On the anniversary of your passing, I too, thank you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice. It was a sacrifice your entire family made as well. I can only imagine how proud they must be of you, and how very much they have missed you all these years. May the Lord be their comfort and strength, now and in the future.

Terry L.
Wrenshall, MN

January 25, 2013

Hey brother it has been 15 yrs now when i held you as you lay dying in my arms i miss you as does the department hope to see you in heaven one day Love Keith #997

Deputy sheriff 1
Milwaukee county sheriff's office

June 25, 2012

May you RIP Sir, You shall never be forgotten. Today is a sad day in history as you are the 2nd Hero in history on todays date that I have honored, which I feel a connection with. I to have served and patroled with-in Milwaukee County for several years. It is always sad to lose a hero, especially this close. Thank you for your service Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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 him for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold his family in my heart's embrace today. I am sure he is especially proud that his family continues his legacy of serving and protecting..

Rest In Peace

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

January 25, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to watch over all of them. You will never be forgotten as a true hero never dies.

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

January 25, 2010

Remembering you on the anniversary of your death. May God comfort
all those who are still grieving your passing. Life is difficult at times
and the Lord Jesus wants to help carry our burdens. He gives us many
beautiful promises in His Word to help us through our valleys. I pray you
will feel His presence and know His peace. God bless!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


January 25, 2009

It has been many years but seems just moments ago when your son called me on the phone to tell me how you had been taken from us far too soon. I fell to my knees that day with tears I couldn't hold back and rage I never realized stirred in me. I miss you always and will for the rest of my days. You were more of a second father to me than a brother.

God knows how I really miss you.

James G Demos

September 24, 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 22, 2008

Eleven years may have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. Let them feel your presence so they know you are there with them in spirit and protecting them. You will never be forgotten.

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

January 25, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

on the anniversary of your death, I want to thank you for your service. Please continue to watch over your fellow officers. Rest easy....

wife of a leo

January 24, 2007

You arrived to assist, and were instead killed for your duty and kindness.

Your sacrifice was real, as real as the pain that lives on in your family.

Rest in Peace, Deputy Demos.

paul g.
Brother, William P. Davis, EOW 11/03/2003

September 9, 2006

Dear GRandpa..

There is not a day when I dont think of you!! I miss you lots!!! Im going to be following in your footsteps!! going to be a police officer!! I love you and miss you

Lots of love


Ms. Brittany Chapman

February 28, 2006

You are not forgotten. You are a true hero. May God be with your family and friends.

January 25, 2006

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

January 25, 2005

Your memory lives on. We've got the beat now.

Southern Iowa

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