Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Nesby Leon Malone

Grove Hill Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, January 31, 1999

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Reflections for Patrolman Nesby Leon Malone

Patrolman Malone,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Grove Hill. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

January 31, 2019

Thanks to everyone for their kind words. He was a very hard working man, that is missed dearly. Rest in peace. Gone but will never be forgotten. We love you.

Elicia Major

November 22, 2015

Hero's are never forgotten. Thank you for your service and RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 31, 2012

Never forgotten. My heart still goes out to your family and all of your children. I hope they read this and know you are still being honoured.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

January 31, 2011

To the family and friends of Patrolman and his fellow officers in the Grove Hill Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Nesby's memory on the tenth anniversary of the day Nesby so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

Please know that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement and police survivors will always be by your side on each step of the journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Nesby gave to his community and the citizens of Alabama, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 31, 1999.

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


January 31, 2009

A decade may have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero.

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

January 31, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 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 12, 2007

We pause to honor the memory of Patrolman Malone and to acknowledge his ultimate sacrifice.

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 Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

February 8, 2007

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service to law enforcement. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and show them the right path to take in life. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

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

January 31, 2007

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Malone. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2006

Sorry your life ended so tragically.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

April 26, 2005

Thank you Patrolman Malone for your unselfish dedication to Grove Hill and to the State of Alabama. You, your family, and fellow officers are in my thoughts and prayers. As I now enter the field of law enforcement (I am a reserve awaiting interviews with other departments) I hope to serve my community as honorably as you all have.

Dir Kevin R Turley, EMT-B / EMT-Tactical
Cheaha EMS & Rescue Services, Inc (White Plains, Alabama)

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