Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David C. Evans

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, August 25, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer David C. Evans

R.I.P. Dave. Remember the fun times working with you in 002.

Retired P. O. J. Sonley
Chicago P.D.

October 13, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 25, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Evans.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 21, 2019

Good man, good brother, good friend. From a now wiser older brother.

Forrest G. Evans

December 8, 2018

Gone but not forgotten brother

Officer Joe Seinitz

October 31, 2015


Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

This is your little cousin from Michigan. I was thinking about you today and began to reflect on conversations of past. You are missed and will never be forgotten. To my little cousins (whom are now not so little) you all are missed and loved. It's a shame how death can either bring loved ones together or separate them.

Shanieka Mosley

April 25, 2015

Wow i didn't know this exist... Hi daddy ur baby girl is here to tell, she had another baby this time a baby boy his name is Christian and Ms Hannah grace are doing better. Daddy my life has been not good and all i can think is what well my dad do in this situation. I just want u to know everything u have taught me i have not forgotten. I appreciate the timestimes i had with u. All the sad, happy and exciting times i still revisit them. I love u forever and ever.

Burgundy king

May 8, 2014

Wow dad, you have been gone for so long, yet it seems like yesterday that we parted. I tell you life had been hell and a pure nightmare. But its the thoughts of you that keeps me going. You have a grandson now Joshua David and he so smart and head strong just like I remember you. Mom says he holds his hands like you. Every now and then we play tennis. It hurts to hold a racket even to run on the court. I hear your voice calling out to me "ASHLEE, stop dragging that racket" I can't tell you that I lived or we lived a life you'll be proud of. When we lost you we lost our backbone. To be honest, you left us and we all hit magnum bottom. When ever I heard 'you're his surviving children' all I can think at that time was barely. But I can tell you this. I don't have so much rage over your death. My heart have really became much stronger. The who's hand, the why's and how's don't hurt anymore. I even was able to finally go visit Glenn but it hurts to see him still. He sound so- much like you. I thought I had forgot your voice until I heard his! He called me daughter...It was all I ever wanted too hear. He's commander now. And I am so proud of him. In these last few years we have been doing better. Every one trying to start their business. Yes (smile) we all have a business we desire to start. We have been bless with wonderful people to help us in life. But it's still hard moving from house to house. Having to put pearl down. She was the last thing we had of you. Everything else we've lost. Dad it's hard this life without you is hard. They said it would be okay we wouldn't want for nothing because of your death but all the words, promises and voices and suppose helping hands they all disappeared after a couple of years. Life after the fallen is truly hell. But we're better now. It just still hurt dad. Knowing all I went through and I didn't deserve it a 9, he didn't deserve it at 12 and she didn't deserve it at 15. Mom didn't deserve it after just 10 years with you. We didn't deserve the life we lived after you left us. So many stories and painful reality about your death did brace us. I guess that's the salt to the womb. Knowing... knowing what happen. But that's other news,

On the other hand, life is getting better and we are so much stronger. You are my angel. I love and miss you so- very much. God, I need you dad. But, I know I will always have you in heart and in my dreams.

From a now better daughter
Ashlee Evans
A part of your heart.

Daughter, Ashlee D. Evans

May 1, 2014

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Like a comet
Blazing 'cross the evening sky
Gone too soon

Like a rainbow
Fading in the twinkling of an eye
Gone too soon

Shiny and sparkly
And splendidly bright
Here one day
Gone one night

Like the loss of sunlight
On a cloudy afternoon
Gone too soon

Clergy Association of IL

March 8, 2012

You were one of my favorite cousins and also a role model for me. You were so proud to wear your uniform that it instilled some pride in me. It's because of you that I studied Criminal Justice in college, walking away with a wealth of knowledge. I will never forget you telling me often to "be a leader and not a follower". Do know that you are missed but never forgotten and that you are considered a "HERO" to many.

Parole/Probation Agent
State Of Michigan Dept. of Corrections

September 8, 2010

We went to the Academy together and I remember you well. I shall not forget you or your sacrifice.

Detective Thomas M Downes

August 25, 2010

An extraordinary example of someone putting others before themselves. We have a word for that: HERO!!!


August 30, 2009

"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

December 30, 2007

A six star badge silver and gold pin on the officer as he patrols. As he patrols his same beat in the large city going down that lonley street he does not know what lies beneath.


November 6, 2007

Officer Evans,
Today is the tenth anniversary since you were called home. Your loved ones, friends and even regular citizens like me will be thinking of you today. The sacrifice you were asked to make on August 25, 1997 will forever be remembered. Thank you.

Pennsylvania citizen

August 25, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Police Officer David C. Evans and his fellow officers with the Chicago Police Department:

On this the ninth anniversary of David's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. David's professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten, nor will his valor and courage.

In reading the reflections left by his friends and co-workers I can see that he was very well respected and is sorely missed. I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that David was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service David gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 25, 1997.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 25, 2006

Hey Dave, we think of you often and miss you still, especially when dealing with certain mentals. Welcome another young brother, formerly of 006, home to heaven. Until we meet again, rip.


February 18, 2006

You have not been forgotten and are a true hero. Watch over your family and protect those still out on patrol

Robert Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Robert Gordon

August 24, 2005

rest in peace..god bless you

skip roberson

February 13, 2005

~~~Eternally and Always~~~

I didn't get to say goodbye
You're gone without a reason why
I've loved you all of my life
and then you weren't there

I didn't get a chance to say
how much I cared
I can't even remember the tears
that I cried
All I really wanted was to tell you

When I last saw you I felt I wouldn't
see you again
There was a distance between us
that I couldn't explain
You wouldn't look
at me but I could see the tears
in your eyes
If you knew then
You should have told me
Then I could have said

So many words left unspoken
So many hearts left so broken
My love for you is forever
And that will never die
We'll be together always
Our souls are one with God
Eternally and Always
I'll never have to say

February 6, 2005

~~~~~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 2, 2005

You are not forgotten...........

Sgt. A. Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

November 8, 2004

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

A grateful citizen.

September 22, 2004

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