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Sergeant Steven Dewain Morgan

Long Beach Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, May 6, 1998

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Reflections for Sergeant Steven Dewain Morgan

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

May 6, 2021

Rest in peace Sergeant Morgan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 21, 2019

Sgt. Morgan,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Long Beach. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 6, 2018

Just thinking about you Steve as I often do but finally found a place to display it in words. It has been 18 years since that horrible day that we lost you and it seems just like yesterday. Its been about 23 years ago that we were going through the LBPD academy together. You were such an amazing person, police officer, father, and friend. You loved your community and you always worked to make our community a better place. You are so desperately missed within your community. This earth lost a special caring person to anyone you came across.

P. Sylvia LBPD Patrolman 92-93'
Long Beach Police Department

July 14, 2016

Officer Morgan your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of Long Beach and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD

May 6, 2016

Your Sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens and City of Long Beach!
Continue to rest in Peace Seargent Morgan.
"Greater Love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD!"
Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

May 6, 2015

You know it's been 15 years and I still miss you. I miss the fun we had together, the things that you taught me but most of all how excited you got during BaseBall season. You will always be in my heart and mind YOU REST IN PEACE Job well done

LT. Hicks

February 5, 2014

Rest in peace big brother I miss you every day.

Michael Morgan

May 6, 2013

Today marks 15 years since you were taken. I can remember everything about that day, especially the look on my husband's face knowing that he lost a great friend and law enforcement brother. Your sacrifice for the City of Long Beach, MS will never be forgotten!

Citizen of Long Beach, MS

May 6, 2013

Rest In Peace Sergeant Morgan, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

May 6, 2013

Remembering your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten!

Yonka Simmons
Mississippi COPS

May 5, 2013

Yeah time will never deminsh the respect that these offcier's earned. Their devotion to duty so others may live in peace. And even though it has been years I will always be greatful that I had a chance. To serve with you and to know you. Your memory will always be honered by me as long as I live

Kenneth Hicks
fellow officer

November 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. I thank your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 6, 2012

Almost thirteen years later Steve and like we promised, we will NEVER forget the sacrifice you and Jim made that day. I still draw inspiration from your courage to this day and take pride in teaching new officers and telling them your story. That day is a scene that still haunts my mind but I promise you that you are continuing to save lives to this day just as you did on Seal Avenue. God bless you and your family and beleive me when I say, a man remembered NEVER dies!

Detective Barry Touart
Former LBPD / Coworker & Friend

February 21, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

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

May 6, 2010

Just thinking about you, and how I'd get home from working night shift & you'd be sitting at the edge of the yard running radar for the school zone. I'd hop in & we'd just chat for a while before I went inside. That was our daily ritual when I lived in Long Beach, & I think about it still. You take care brother, you are not forgotten.

Lt. Anthony Stewart
Gulfport Police Department, Ms

February 19, 2010

Dear Steve,

The only time that I met you was when you gave me a ticket as a teenager. I was still in high school on May 6, 1998. I remember the tragedy as if I was there. Now a Patrol Sgt. myself and have been involved in two shootings I realize the importance of what we do. Your legend lives on in briefing with stories from the past. Although I never met you I feel like I know you after hearing these stories, you are a hero and a mentor and we all thank you.

11 Nov 2009

Patrol Sgt. Ray Bell
Long Beach Police Department

November 11, 2009

I did not know you, sir. But I can remember when Ms. Reba would bring Jacob and Ethan to church with her at Emmanuel Baptist Church in O.S. I just want to offer my thanks for your service and sacrifice to the people of south Mississippi. You will never be forgotten.

Amy (Moss) Echelberry

Amy (Moss) Echelberry

December 22, 2008

SGT. Morgan your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 19, 2008

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice so that others could remain safe. RIP.

May 8, 2008



May 7, 2008

Sadly, I was in town speaking with another officer when this incident happened, and we heard the call on the radio. This is just another case to show that all of our police officers deserve the utmost respect, appreciation, and support in their endeavors.

Adam Broussard

May 4, 2008

Steve I can still remember riding with you as I started my Law Enforcement career. You were a great training officer, and a great friend. You were always in a great mood, and everyone still remembers what you taught them. You are saddly missed, but not forgotten, I was one of the few to have been honored by serving with you.

Deputy Jeremy Mooneyham
Former Long Beach Police Officer

February 4, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 3, 2007

Sergeant Morgan-As a police shooting survivior, I understand the risk that you took to serve your community. I respect your service and honor your life as a police officer. I pray for peace for your family. Thank you for the job you did so well.

Sergeant Travis T. Foreman
Waveland Police Department

May 1, 2007

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