Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant David C. Churchill

Alaska State Troopers - Fish and Wildlife Protection, Alaska

End of Watch Wednesday, September 16, 1998

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Reflections for Sergeant David C. Churchill

Rest in peace Sergeant Churchill.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 10, 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 16, 2020

Was a resident deputy sheriff in a small california community where David's parents pastored a church.
Watched him develop into a fine man who began his law enforcement career at Visalia, Ca.
Police Dept.
Had a lot more to offer in the field of law enforcement.
God needed him home
He will be missed.


October 21, 2019

Thank you for your services to our beautiful state of Alaska and it’s people.

Rct. A. Guzman

September 16, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 20th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 16, 2018

Sgt. Churchill,
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 the state of Alaska. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 16, 2018

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 3, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 13, 2012

Dave was friend and neighbor. He never failed to stop by on his way past to check on the kid's bikes or what have you. He was always there when they needed him. Even now, after so long I think of him often and miss his presence in our neighborhood.

Mary H. Farley
friend and neighbor

November 7, 2012

Dave, you were a great man and a wonderful friend, as your love continues to be. Your great-nieces and nephews will know who you were and what you did for your community. We all loved you very much.


November 29, 2011

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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 16, 2009

Dave, I frequently think of you and the friendship we have. Your contributions to life and society have blessed us all. Thank you.

Lt. Gary Wheeler, Retired
Alaska State Troopers

June 29, 2009

God bless you sgt churchill.

lcpl sawyer, USMC

June 20, 2009

Sgt. Churchill,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Alaska. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 16, 2008

A decade may have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continune to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. Thankyou for your dedicated and unselfish service to law enforcement.

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

September 16, 2008

You are gone but not forgotten and are always in our thoughts and prayers.
We will never forget you and your sacrifice.

Sergeant David Jones
Alaska State Troopers

May 9, 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

November 14, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Churchill on the anniversary of his passing. God Bless you all.

911 Dispatcher

September 16, 2007

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Churchill. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006


September 16, 2006

My thoughts are with your family on this 8th anniversary of your end of watch. I know you have been in their thoughts every day during the past 8 years and you will never be forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over them.

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

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

September 16, 2006

Remembering today Sergeant Churchill.
I know his family will be remembering him today. The anniversary can never go by without thinking of that person and void that has been left in their lives.
God bless you and may He alway be by your side sustaining you in your loss.

Lorraine Bond (Mother)
Hamilton County, Tn. Deputy Sheriff:
Donald K. Bond, Jr.
EOW: 9.06.01

September 16, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

(Formerly of Seward Alaska)

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

Rest easy, Brother, you are not forgotten.

Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, In.l

January 26, 2004

Rest easy Troop as you are not forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

September 16, 2003

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