Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Steve Matthew Reeves

Cobb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, July 24, 1999

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Reflections for Sergeant Steve Matthew Reeves

It's hard to believe that it's been 37 years since we graduated the academy. We had some good laughs on morning watch when we would 59 on Franklin Rd and brag about our chases or SWAT call outs. You set an excellent example for all those that knew you. I will never forget you my brother.

Ret. Major Mike Hathaway
Marietta Police Dept.

May 6, 2022

As I reflect on my years in the Army (proud Paratrooper) and service to my community beginning in 1988, I always think of you when I began policing as a "khaki" at Cobb PD.

You personally acknowledged my military and combat experience. You were humble and encouraged me to always do my best.

I think of you often. I am sad that you are no longer among us to be a leader/role model that is so desperately needed in society and law enforcement now.

Just A. Cop

November 20, 2021

Rest in peace Sgt. Reeves.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 6, 2020

Always think of you....


January 16, 2017

Steve...its your old friend Josh Diaz from Middle School...yeah the one you always got in trouble with for pulling pranks...we were quite the pair. Man so much time has passed. I never knew what had happened to you after I left Douglasville in 1978. To night, just by chance through a mutual friend on FB, I connected with Beth. She told me what happened, and I was greatly saddened. Beth and I went down memory lane and I shared with her a couple of funny stories about us..she could def. relate! lol...Buddy, I cannot tell you how proud I am of all your accomplishments. Reading all the notes here, it's obvious you became a man of integrity and honor. You turned out to be quite a guy after all, though I am sure many of our teachers did not hold out a lot of hope for us. Buddy, I hope you see you again some day and we will laugh together again...thanks for being a good friend. Never forgotten. Rocketman...

Josh Diaz
Childhood Friend

July 30, 2015

I often think back to that quick smile and sharp wit. Pct. 3 Cumberland Mall was a lot of fun thanks to you. I chuckle when I recall Sgt. Jones blaming every car problem on day shift to your morning watch patrol antics. Hang tough bro.

Beat Partner
Pct 3 morning watch

May 16, 2014

I can't believe it's been so long. I miss you everyday and can't wait to see you. Not a day goes by I don't think about you and all the times we had. The last 15 years have flown by since you left We have so much to catch up on.

I love you and miss you

March 13, 2014

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Reeves. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

Steve, it has been more than twelve years since your death. You are a hero to me and a day will never go by that I don't think of you and Gilner. Thank you for your unselfish service and your courage in the face of danger. Thank you for all you taught us before and all you have taught us since.

Major Robert Willard
Cobb County Sheriff's Office

December 19, 2011

It is still so hard to believe that you are gone. You touched many lives, and for the better. You always had a great attitude and smile. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. My prayers continue to go out to Beth and your sons.

Mark Austin

March 10, 2011

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 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. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

Hard to believe its been more than 10 years. I still think about your "Barney" smile.


July 23, 2010

I know you are still watching over us.....miss your jokes...


July 24, 2009

Happy Birthday buddy, your still thought about often.


January 16, 2009

Steve you are still thought about each and every day. You are missed. Please continue to watch over those who follow.


September 5, 2008

So sad. Hard to believe you were only 35 and had already served 14 years. I
guess you were doing what you were born to do. My heart goes out to your
families. I'm sure no one will ever fill the void.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


July 24, 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

October 8, 2007

Sgt. Reeves, thank you for your service. Niether you, nor your sacrifice, will ever be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

September 4, 2007

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. On the 08th anniversary of your tragic death, may your family take comfort in knowing you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

DET SGT, Retired

July 24, 2007

It's so sad you died at the hands of a monster. Thinking of you on the 8th anniversary of your EOW.
Time has not diminished your sacrifice.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
"Blessed are those who mourn
for they will be comforted."
"Blessed are the meek
for they will inherit the earth."
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
for they will be filled."
"Blessed are the merciful
for they will be shown mercy."
"Blessed are the pure in heart
for they will see God."
"Blessed are the peacemakers
for they will be called Sons of God."
"Blessed are those who are
presecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kindgdom of Heaven.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

July 24, 2007


Mike Barton
retired cobb co. police

July 20, 2007

Just met your youngest son. He is a sweet boy. You would be proud. He will be successful. You are still missed everyday. God Bless.

Shelley Bullock
Douglasville Police

July 19, 2007

We still miss you Steve

SWAT Officer
Cobb PD

July 8, 2007

I visit your gravesite quite often. You will never be forgotten. Your family are always in my prayers.

Douglasville Police

May 13, 2007

I can’t believe that it has almost been 8 years since that night none of us will ever forget. I had such a sense of relief that day when you and the rest of the SWAT team arrived to take over the scene from us. We just knew that it would all be taken care of, that no other officers would be hurt by this suspect. After I was relieved from my position on the perimeter I was speaking with DC Barton before returning to patrol. You walked up to us with that big grin you always had…and checked on me. At your funeral, Barton told me that I would never forget the conversation that we three had that night, and he was right, I can remember every word of it. You always had such an impact on my training and career with the PD. You “harassed” me and the rest of my recruit class throughout officer survival…wanting to make sure that we were “ready”; you wanted to make sure that we made it home every night. I will never forget you; I have prayed for your family and your police family, it has been a long hard 8 years for those of us that knew you. I have spent many hours with fellow officers remembering you, all your pranks, and all the stories. Deputy Lily (Cobb SO) joined you in December; I hope you guys are having lots of fun waiting for the rest of us.
We will never forget you and I look forward to seeing that smile in heaven!!!

May God Bless you and your family!

D. Shaver
former Cobb PD officer; wife of Cobb SO deputy

May 9, 2007

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