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Officer Theron N. Houlditch

Mountain Brook Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, December 14, 1990

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Reflections for Officer Theron N. Houlditch

Rest in peace Officer Houlditch.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 8, 2020

I was the lady who was the first person on the scene. I will never forget Officer Houlditch. I prayed for him then, I pray for him now.

Lynne N.

March 2, 2018

I worked with Theron at Mountain Brook. He was a true Southern gentlemen. I will never forget him.

Sgt. Larry Wilson (retired)
Mountain Brook Police Department

August 6, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 14, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 8, 2007

"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

November 14, 2007

We pause to honor the memory of Officer Houlditch during this anniversary week of his death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his surviving family members.

May God comfort and keep each of you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery, AL - Police Department

December 19, 2006

Even after 16 years you have not been forgotten. Thank You for your dedicated service to law enforcement. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 14, 2006

Sweet sleep be yours.

December 14, 2006

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

Officer 11169

October 30, 2006

I worked with Theron for five years and I just wanted everyone to know what type of man he was. A family man who cared deeply for his wife and children, a good person that would do anything to help if you needed it, a thougtful person who would not hurt your feelings for anything in the world. One time he thought he had sounded rude on the radio to me and the next thing I knew he came to the radio room with a tulip he had purchased for me to apologize and he hadn't sounded rude at all, but he thought he had. That was the type of man he was. The world and law enforcement lost a very special man when Theron was killed.

Cathy Boyd-Dispatcher
Mountain Brook Police Dept

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