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Patrolman Chris S. Logsdon

Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming

End of Watch Tuesday, October 13, 1998

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Reflections for Patrolman Chris S. Logsdon

Patrolman Logsdon,
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. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 13, 2023

As I drove past your memorial, I felt the need to stop to pay my respects to you for your service to the community and your family for their loss. May you Rest in Peace Trooper Logsdon.

Ret. PO Kevin Kosuda
Fort Lee NJ Police Department

June 8, 2023

Rest in Peace, Trooper!

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

March 14, 2022

I witnessed the accident first hand . I was the first car behind the officer when he crashed. I had pulled over to the shoulder to let him pass and then got back in the right lane. The patrol car was ahead of me possibly 75 yards or less when it made a violent right turn and left the road in a cloud of dust. Just as that cloud came across the road a car came through it north bound on the south bound lane. I feel the officer left the road for two reasons. The first was to miss that car. The other reason was to miss two cars that were just over the crest of the hill the officer had just reached in the right lane. He chose to go the ditch and not hit one or both cars. I did stop for the accident and talked to highway patrol later.

Alan Nelson

October 15, 2018

Patrolman Logsdon,
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 Wyoming. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 13, 2018

I can’t believe it’s twenty years Chris. I say hi to ya every time I pass your memorial. It has always amazed me, that you and I were virtually unscathed after all those years in the military. Then we get out, become civilians, and BAM. Not fair! May God Bless You Keep You my friend.

Ret. Trooper Kelly Hand (Pat183)
Wyoming Highway Patrol

October 12, 2018

Chris, even after all these years, I still remember your wit, quick smile, hard work, and professionalism. I will never forget you nor that fateful day and will always admire your dedication to duty and your commitment to serve your community.

Dan Zivkovich
WHP Training Officer (ret.)/Lead investigator for the crash

January 18, 2017

Rest In Paradise.
My prayers go out to the Logsdon family.

Elizabeth Alejo

May 15, 2013

My dear fellow officer Chris Logsdon: As Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers we were partners, as members of the same church we were brothers, but most important we were friends.

Retired Tpr. L. D. Thompson 151
Wyoming Highway Patrol

May 15, 2013

Thanks for your 3 years of services, Chris.


February 22, 2012

Thank you for your dedicated service to the people of the State of Wyoming. You will always be remembered.

Traffic Officer John Flagg
California Highway Patrol

October 13, 2011

I will never forget the night we got the phone call about this. I was only 12 and was friends with his girls. I couldn't imagine losing my dad like they lost their's. My heart hurt for them all. He was a true hero.

WY native
Anna Reed

October 13, 2011

A true hero - Rest in Peace Trooper.

Michigan State Police

March 6, 2011

Thinking of you on this day. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones and close friends. You will never be forgotten.

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

October 13, 2010

Rest in peace. Keep an eye on those of us left behind and keep us safe. Thank you for your service.

Patrolman Calvin Logsdon
Carroll, OH PD

June 4, 2010

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


October 13, 2009

Patrolman Logsdon,
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 Wyoming. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 13, 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 22, 2008

Hey Buddy I miss your smiles and visits at the shop, they always brightened my day! You and Charlie(Hendren) try to behave up there and thanks for keeping us safe down here! I'll See you again my friend!

Rene' Brindle
Wyoming Department of Transportation

January 23, 2008

Hello uncle chris, grandma passed away a few weeks ago so some of us made it back to des moines, i saw Brad and Jennifer you would have been very proud of both of them, oh man the fun you would have had with all those grandchildren, dad is finally a grandpa little lucy came on 9/11/07, looking at the picture of the 2 of them is funny, when did he become an old man? well i just wanted to say that dad still misses you alot and that we will not forget your sacrifice, thank you uncle chris

Ben Logsdon

October 15, 2007

Thinking of you on this anniversary date of your EOW. You have not been forgotten.
"Good men and women must die, but death cannot kill their names.

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

October 13, 2007

Today it's been nine years since you left us. It still makes my heart sad. I will always remember when we had to call your home to speak to you, the phone was answered, "God bless you, Logsdons"... I miss that. It was something that touched me. You will always remain in our hearts Chris.

One of your Dispatchers
Wyoming Highway Patrol

October 13, 2007

To the family of Patrolman Logsdon,
You are in our prayers. May God bless each of you and continue to give you strength and love to cope with your loss.

Corporal Greg Collins
Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, GA

October 13, 2007

On the eve of the anniversary of your passing, we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 12, 2007

Eight years have passed and you have not been forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die. My thoughts are with your family on this day, keep watch over them and protect them from harm.

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

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

October 11, 2006

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