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Police Officer II Samuel Anthony Redhouse

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch Monday, February 17, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer II Samuel Anthony Redhouse

Years go by but we’re constantly aware of your absence. Our lives go on but nothing is ever the same. We hide our heartache when someone speaks your name. Silent are the tears that fall. With love in our hearts, you will forever remain. We miss you.

For the boys, LJ

February 17, 2018

21 years ago today. I still remember that day like it happened yesterday.

Ret. Deputy Larry Allen
McKinley & Bernalillo County S.O.

February 17, 2018

My thoughts turn to you today, the sorrow is still present. You were my best friend and miss you dearly. You always looked out for me, always there to offer guidance in any way. Tears still flow, treating my sorrow and grief. Just as you had left for the military years ago. Like you said, miles and miles apart, we'll always be heart to heart. Someday we'll meet again.

Missing you, friend

A friend

February 17, 2017

We still miss you just as much today as we did the day you died. Losing you was painful, but the biggest challenge was learning to live without you.

In our hearts, there will always be a place - you are there, keeping us safe. It's filled with love and happy memories. Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday but missing you is a heartache that never goes away.

You are missed each and every day, for you were dearly special, who meant more than words can express.

LJ and children

February 17, 2017

Final Call
An Angel In The Sky Must Leave His Place Of Rest,
Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest.
For Duty Has Called, There Is Much Work To Do
Little Did He Know, This One Is Dressed In Blue.
Arriving On The Scene, He Knows Just What To Say,
Follow Me, Fallen Brother, I'll Show You The Way.
Your Duty Has Ended, Your Work Is Now Through.
Come Hand Your Hat Beside Mine. I'm A Cop, Too.

- Author Unknown


February 21, 2016

"Missing you" Sam. I still hold your memories so very close, never going to forget you.

"B' Friend

February 18, 2016

You will never be forgotten.

Larry S. Allen
McKinley County 1994-2002 Bernalillo County 2002-2012

February 17, 2016

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


October 18, 2015

18 years, over a month ago, & still....its like the date is forever imprinted, all the same, you are eternally commemorated by your heroism. We miss you,the boys and I, all grown up now, you would be so proud. We hold you in our hearts always, but making sure life is happening as well, you know that...


March 23, 2015

RIP Hero. You were remembered today for your bravery!

Frmr Sheriff's Deputy
Marion County Sheriff, Indiana

May 5, 2014

17 years ago today. Gone but not forgotten, my brother.

Ret. Deputy Sheriff, Larry S. Allen
McKinley County 1994-2002 Bernalillo County 2002-2012

February 16, 2014

You were someone who brightened up the darkest days for me. You made each of us smile. You meant so much...They say in time it gets easier. But I believe its not true, because even after all this time. My heart still aches with sadness. And tears still flow. I'll forever cherish all the memories of you. You were my dearest friend. I even travel to Washington, DC, to the National Law Enforcement Memorial. And I'll truly agree, with the engraving of the statue within the park, that states:

It is not how these officers died that made them heroes. It is how they lived.

You touched so many lives and in my heart, you will live forever.


September 28, 2013

Sixteen years. My family still speaks about you and remembers. May you walk the Beautiful Trail. At the time, I was Chief of Emergency Medicine at Gallup Indian medical center, and EMS Medical Director, McKinley County, NM

Warner Anderson MD, FACP
Director, International Health, Defense Department

August 25, 2013

Hero's are never forgotten, RIP Sir.

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

February 17, 2012

15 Years. I have not forgotten.

Larry S. Allen, Deputy Sheriff
Bernalillo County S.O.

February 16, 2012

I continue to pray for your family. You are missed by them and others. It was my pleasure to learn with you during our basic police academy at ALETA in 1990 and to talk with you on other occasions. I still grieve for you and the loss to your family. Thinking about you and your family during the Holidays.

P.O. Ballou (formerly Lusk)
Police Officer who was trained with you at ALETA in 1990

December 25, 2011

Today, like once before, I shed tears of overhwhelming pain, bringing me back to the day you were taken from us, as if it just happened...because you see, another of your comrades was so tragically taken, another sensless killing. I'll always feel the pain and the heartbreak...

The boys and I keep you in our hearts and know that you keep watch over us. Now we must add another family to keep in our prayers and never to forget. You are not forgotten.


June 27, 2011

I can't believe what I just discovered, a fellow Marine who often thought of and wondered what had become of , was killed in the line of duty. I missed you, but now that I won't see you ever here on earth, sets me back. Semper Fi Marine.
To Sam's family I am truly sorry for you loss all those years ago. R.I.P. Marine

Cpl. Jon Wirth
fellow Marine

June 25, 2011

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

My heart aches for your little ones and all they missed not having you in their lives.

You are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 17, 2011

Thinking of your sacrifice.

Larry S. Allen

June 30, 2010

Sam, Thirteen years have passed. I can still see the excitment in your eyes. You were very happy with your job. You would not complain. I remember you in high school and would not have ever thought of you as a police officer. I didn't have a chance to let you know how proud I am of you. Watch over all... You carried yourself with dignity. You will not be forgotten.


June 12, 2010

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 18, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

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

February 17, 2009

Rest in peace brother. Semper fidelis
once a Marine always a Marine.

Pechanga DPS

June 26, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 5, 2008

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