Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Ronald M. Medeiros, Sr.

Killian Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, June 5, 1999

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Police Officer Ronald M. Medeiros, Sr.

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 6, 2015

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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing thier memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 5, 2012

Ronnie visited me the day before his life was taken. I was still with the City of Baton Rouge, from which he retired. He came to see me that day because he thought I needed encouragement. He always had a way of knowing when I needed a visit from him. He was not only my friend while we worked together, but remained until the day he died.
When I recieved the call about his accident, he was being transported to the hospital. That was the longest, but yet shortest drive to Hammond I have ever made. Thanks to his family for honoring me by allowing me to conduct his funeral service. Thanks to his Chief for allowing me to represent them at the State's Louisiana Law Enforcement Memorial Service that year.
I still miss him.

Sgt. Dwayne Rogers, former Deputy
worked with Ronnie at the City of Baton Rouge

January 13, 2010

"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

Eight years may have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

June 5, 2007

HE GAVE ME MY START IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. I AM NOW IN MY 6TH YEAR. I STILL REMEMBER RIDING WITH HIM AND ALL THE ADVICE HE GAVE, HOW HE TREATED PEOPLE AND HOW MUCH HE LOVED HIS JOB. HE TOLD ME ON DAY ONE, TREAT PEOPLE HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED. THE DAY BEFORE HE DIED HE VISITED HIS FORMER AGENCY AND WHEN ASKED WHY HE DON'T RETIRE, HE REPLIED...."BECAUSE I STILL LOVE IT."
HE PINNED ON MY FIRST BADGE AND HE STILL INSPIRES ME TODAY. THANKYOU MR. RONNIE.

OFFICER TERRY SANCHEZ
HAMMOND P.D.

March 6, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 20, 2004

30 years of service! You deserve the thanks of every one of us. Rest in God's loving Peace, brother.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

August 28, 2004

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.