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Deputy Sheriff Allen Lawrence Heirtzler

East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, September 4, 1998

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Allen Lawrence Heirtzler

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

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

September 4, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Heirtzler.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 27, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Heirtzler,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Rast Feliciana Parish. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 4, 2018

My thoughts are with you and all of your loved ones today. Time may have passed but the pain for those left behind is the same as it was the first day they experienced without you being here. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

September 4, 2013

Allen was a friend of mine when we were full-time missionaries in Utah in 1997. Before his service to his community, he served the Lord for two years. He was a selfless man. I pray for the comfort of his family.

Thad Forester
Friend

January 29, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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.

Your parents must have been so tormented by your death. I am sorry you lost your life at such a young age. I share your parents anquish in losing a beloved child for there is no greater sorrow than losing your child.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

September 9, 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
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

February 2, 2008

Almost 09 years have passed since your tragic and untimely death. Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your family and friends take comfort in the fact that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

SGT, Retired
AR

August 13, 2007

god be with you my friend. we will miss you greatly.
10-8 in heaven...brother.

Sgt. Joel l Odom
shift partner

January 1, 2007

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. REST IN PEACE BROTHER, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!

SGT. DANIEL ABRAHAMSON
OSCEOLA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

December 14, 2005

THANK YOU ALLEN

JOHN

May 22, 2005

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