Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Troy Anthony Ratcliff

Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, June 5, 1999

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Troy Anthony Ratcliff

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

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die"
~Thomas Campbell

Thinking of u today and always, sweet guy!

Renee

January 28, 2015

Just thinking about you cuz. Love and miss you so much! RIP till we meet again.

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cousin

May 27, 2014

Troy you have & always will be in my heart,memorys,loved & very missed!! even tho your my lil cousin you acted like my big cuz...lol wouldnt go to school unless you & your bro was there..you looked over me then & still watchin over me now!!! love & miss you lil cuz,,xoxo's

Celeste Duval
your big cuz

January 29, 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 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 family and 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

paran troy i just wanted to write to you to tell you i think about you everyday and how my life woulda been if you were still here, and mawmaw tells me im starting to look more and more like you everyday.i really miss and love you!

brett jr.
nephew

February 13, 2012

I was looking through a box of old letters and came across the one you and my little brother sat in class at AHS and wrote to me while I was in the Army. It made me laugh and cry a little bit b/c I always thought of you as another little brother since you always tagged along with me and your cousin. Miss you, Troy.

K. Borne Trosclair

May 5, 2011

i still think about u all the time. ur picture still sits on my desk. love u and miss u buddy.

Renee

March 18, 2011

I was thinking of you when i went walk to mawmaws and seen the pepper spray on mamas keychain.

Love you, & miss you.

Jenna

November 23, 2010

Hey Troy just want you to know we thing about you all the time and miss you very much Love ya.

Anonymous

July 4, 2010

hey little brother wanted to say happy birthday i know it's a few days late. i just wish every single day you was still here so i could talk to you instead of writing. so many things has changed in the years you've been gone, so much you've missed.i miss you so much each and every day, not a day goes by i don't think of you and wonder what would you do in all this crazy stuff.well this is always hard to say bye or i have to go it still hurts so bad the pain never really goes away you just learn to deal with it alittle better my heart will always full half broken for you.i love you always your sister.

tanna guillory
sister

June 22, 2010

I miss & love you.

-<3 me

jenna.

February 19, 2010

Hey Brother,
Just wanted you to know how often I think about you. I don't think there is a day goes by that in some way, shape or form you don't come to mind. I miss you like crazy and wish you were still here working patrol with me. Actually, I just wish you were here so we could visit.

The world is so much less without you here. I love you and look forward to the day we hi-five each other again.

Love and Miss You,
Ryan

Ryan Mareno
Cousin/Friend

September 23, 2009

hey hun. just wanted u to know i was thinking of u. love u always.

renee

February 14, 2009

RIP.Your memory lives on and will not be forgotten.

Anonymous

November 12, 2008

i miss you so much troy. everyone who knew you does. i think about you often. love you always

renee

July 1, 2008

Happy Birthday To you! AND I MISS YOU SO MUCH. I WISH YOU COULD STILL BE HERE FOR YOUR BITHDAY'S AND EVERYTHING ELSE. SO, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU , I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND TAKE CARE OF D.J. WE MISSS HIM TOO. I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND KEEP YOU IN MY HEART FOR AS LONG AS I LIVE!!

tanna guillory
sister

June 20, 2008

Years have pased, and it seems like it was yesterday. You are thought of every day and missed by many.
Love you,
Sherry

June 6, 2008

hey, i miss you so much and i love you . not a day goes by i don't think about you. i wish you was still here with us.

tanna guillory
sister

April 25, 2008

I MISS YOU ALOT.&& I LOVE YOU.
:]
lOVE JENN

Jen
Niece

April 20, 2008

hey, haven't written to you in a while. we miss you so much. they say time will easy the pain, well it's been a while and the pain is still here. i love you so very much.

tanna guillory
sister

April 14, 2008

love u and miss u so very much honey

Renee

February 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
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

Hey, my baby brother i know it's been a while since i wrote to you just so much going on thank you for being lil brett's angel i know he has one i could have lost him when he was hit by that car.everybody said it was a miracle he wasn't killed.so we need you to keep watching over us and to help keep us safe. we love and you miss you each and everyday. that's something that will never change. wish you were still here , but i guess god had other plans for you. i love you so much so until we meet again and i can give you a big hug and tell you in person how much i love you i guess i'll write to you and hope you can read this from up there.

Tanna Guillory
sister

August 18, 2007

I hope you can see all the Birthday balloons we put at the grave yard and at your cross today . I love you not a day goes by I don't think of you or wish you were still here with us,and I know mom and dad feel the same way they just bring themselfs to write to you. Stay watching over us for you are our angel now.Till we meet again my baby brother. always your sister

tanna guillory
sister

June 20, 2007

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