Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Glenn Rowe Austraw

Pensacola Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, February 26, 1997

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Reflections for Officer Glenn Rowe Austraw

Rest in peace Officer Austraw.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 3, 2019

I was a friend of Rowe's in high school. The news of his passing was terrible to receive. I can't say enough about the size of his heart. His smile was contagious and he could always find the silver lining when things got tough. The fact that I searched for him 25 years after the last time I saw him should show just how amazing I thought he was. I'd love to talk to his children some day and share some fun stories and examples of his amazing spirit. I miss you brother. May you rest in peace and may your family take solace in the fact that so many people think so highly of him.

Shane Fisher
High school/church friend

December 21, 2014

We will never forget... Continue to rest in peace Officer Austraw.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 26, 2013

You are still remembered.

Kari Werlang
high school friend

August 3, 2012

My prayers are with the family of this hero, may you all know that we have not forgotten your hero. God bless you. Officer Austraw, continue to rest in peace.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 26, 2012

Thanks for your 1 year of services, Glenn.

David

February 25, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Austraw. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Time does not take the pain in the hearts of those left behind away, it only makes it easier to get up each and every day. May God be with your family, and may you continue to rest in peace. We will never forget the heroes who gave their all...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

February 26, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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 26, 2009

RIP.You will never be forgotten by all those that knew you and loved you.May you live forever in their hearts and memories.

Anonymous

October 10, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 20, 2008

Rowe, It's been 10 years and Our family thinks of you often. Our daughters are two weeks apart. They are like peas in a pod. We saw your family over the Christmas holidays and were reminded of your legacy you have left behind. As you look down from the heaven's, I'm sure you are pleased with what you see in your children. I too, joined the ranks in law enforcement and have thought of you on many occasions. I miss our friendship, but enjoy the memories and the photographs.

Indeed, you are true friend whose moral character and influence lives on.

Jonathan Fairbanks
Friend & Fellow Stripling Warrior

February 5, 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

December 16, 2007

Rowe,

Stars often burn bright, but only briefly...

I'm sure you know, but I wanted everyone who comes to this page to know as well...Your family is fine...Your wife, son & daughter are all doing fine...After 10 years the pain, like your memory is still there. Your daughter that you never got to see is growing up to be a beautiful little girl with lots of brothers...Your son, Ben, looks more and more like you everytime I see him...I mean he looks JUST LIKE YOU...Your wife as you know did re-marry...We all know who she married and I think you, like us are thankful for him...He stepped up when you couldn't...Time does heal some wounds but we never forget about you and think of you often...Rest in Peace

A family member
Cousin

September 18, 2006

Rowe,
I was saddened to learn of your death- I pray that your parents and that your wife and your little family have been watched over. You were so genuine and kind and funny. Back in the day- when all of us crazy LDS singles would hang out- you were the center of attention, and yet you were so humble and kind to everyone. I will never forget the halloween that you came dressed up as Calvin & Hobbes' Spaceman Spiff! So original and so like you! Your kindness and friendship will never be forgotten.
Ricci

P&P Officer Ricci Cunningham-Cross
friend

April 24, 2006

How sad. May the party responsible for this accident realize the pain that they have inflicted on this officer's family and do the right thing by turning themselves in to the police.

Security Officer
Connecticut

April 8, 2006

Glenn,
You will NEVER be forgotten. I pray the Lord blesses your family and friends.

Thank you for your service.

HEROS LIVE FOREVER !!

SGT Phil Abdoo
Macomb County Sheriff's Office (MI)

February 8, 2006

I just wished I could have known him better. Everyone who knew him thought he was great... Rest In Peace

Officer Nesenson
Pensacola Police Department

July 24, 2004

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

March 18, 2004

Rowe Austraw was a good friend of mine in college. I have been trying to reconnect with old friends recently and found Rowe, unfortunately, through the memorial pages which have been set up for him.

I didn't know that he had chosen to become a peace officer. I didn't know that he was married and had a child, and another on the way.

I met Rowe through ROTC classes we took together at Ricks College (Now known as BYU-Idaho) in Rexburg, Idaho in the late 80's. I was the First Sergeant for the battalion's Ranger Challenge competition team. My responsibility included the physical training of the team. Rowe was one of the most dedicated, hard working soldiers in the squad.

There was something else about Rowe, however. He had to be one of the most easy-going soldiers I've ever met, without being a slacker. At times I regretted being placed in a position of higher rank because I really wanted to be his friend. Rowe made friends easily. I never heard a bad word spoken about him by any of the other cadets.

Even five years after his death and not having spoken to him in more than ten years, I still feel a profound sense of loss at learning of this tragedy.

There isn't enough space here for me to share all my memories, but I'm certainly glad to have known Rowe for the short time that I did.

He was my friend.

Scott Ennis
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