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Deputy Sheriff Donald Roy Stockburger

Pecos County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 23, 1997

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Donald Roy Stockburger

Deputy Sheriff Stockburger,
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 U.S. Air Force. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 23, 2022

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

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

September 23, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Stockburger, rest in peace..

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 24, 2019

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Donald Roy Stockburger. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Pecos County and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you burns forever in the lake of fire!


Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

September 23, 2016

Deputy Sheriff Stockburger,
On today, the 11th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pecos County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 23, 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 20, 2008

To the family and friends of Deputy Donald Roy Stockburger and his fellow deputies in the Pecos County Sheriff's Dept. and most especially to Deputy Stockburger:

Although it has been 8 years since Donald's tragic death, I wanted to extend sincerest condolences on behalf of our entire family for the grievous loss they suffered when he was killed. For many years, he put up a courageous effort to live after being shot.

Deputy Stockburger, your valor and dedication will never be forgotten.

May his family continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement community, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Donald gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 23, 1997.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

September 23, 2005

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

May 18, 2005

God bless you brother. Rest in peace. We all recognize your sacrifice.

Cpl. Mike Sheehan
East Point Police Dept., GA

September 10, 2004

Thanks so very much for your service to you community Deputy Stockburger. You are a true HERO. Blessed are the peace makers.

Officer G. Long

January 28, 2004

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