Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Carroll Edward Halligan

Muscatine County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch Monday, November 9, 1998

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Carroll Edward Halligan

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Halligan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2020

Ed a very good friend and mentor, his advise was very much appreciated and never forgotten.

J Guadalupe Flores
Muscatine Co SO

November 10, 2018

Grow up with Ed on west hill. He worked with my brother John at the S. O.
Knew him for yesrs

Delta County Colorado Sherriffs Office

November 9, 2015

Rest in Peace, Deputy Halligan. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

Ed was a very dedicated Little League umpire in the 1960's at Kent Stein Park who always called the game right.
He later set my brother free during an episode at the Holidome in Muscatine when I was performing music on a big holiday weekend. He was a dedicated professional yet realized the importance of the human endeavor. I am much obliged for his actions.

Parks Superintendent
NTPUD Parks Department

December 18, 2013

It is hard to believe it has been 15 years since your end of watch. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and sometimes it seems like forever. You are loved and missed... And remembered by all those you left behind.

November 9, 2013

Michael and Lori Halligan
Son and Daughter in law

November 9, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th 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
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 9, 2011

We remember all fallen officers on this Peace Officer's Memorial Day in Muscatine and the sacrifices of all officers and their families.

No one else can know our pain except the families and fellow officers of the fallen.

You are in my thoughts every day....

Sarah Harvey

May 18, 2011

"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

January 17, 2008

On the nine year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 9, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 5, 2007

Ed, you are not forgotten, rest in peace brother.

Assistant Chief Scott Layne
Wilton P.D.

May 8, 2006

To the family and friends of Deputy Halligan and his fellow officers, and most especially to Deputy Halligan himself:

On this the seventh anniversary of your tragic death, please know that you are not forgotten. You will always be remembered and honored. Rest in peace, Deputy Halligan.

May your loved ones continue to be comforted by the support of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors. Our family grieves with them and for them.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Deputy Halligan gave to his community, and the citizens of Iowa, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 9, 1998.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 9, 2005

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. It is deeply appreciated.


November 9, 2004

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