Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Eric Scott Salter

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, January 18, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Eric Scott Salter

i love you daddy.
Im Whitney Salter his oldest biological daughter.
I am almost 25 now... not a day goes by that I do not think about me being older than you. Not a day passes that it does not bother me or scare me.

Im married now, i think you'd like him.
I hope we have a son one day.... and i hope lie hell he looks just like you.

Miss you. Gaga is doing well. She misses you too.

love your favorite ;)

Whitney Danielle Salter

September 16, 2021

i love you daddy.
Im Whitney Salter his oldest biological daughter.
I am almost 25 now... not a day goes by that I do not think about me being older than you. Not a day passes that it does not bother me or scare me.

Im married now, i think you'd like him.
I hope we have a son one day.... and i hope lie hell he looks just like you.

Miss you. Gaga is doing well. She misses you too.

love your favorite ;)

Whitney Danielle Salter

September 16, 2021


Recruit David Lindner

January 18, 2015

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

Officer 11169

April 1, 2012

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

Time never dimishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace


January 18, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

May 8, 2008

This happened 8 years ago and I am reading about it for the first time. . . so sad. I do hope you are in the
presence of Jesus and your family will once again be
reunited in joy and celebration. Our life here is but a
vapor, but Heaven is our home forever if Jesus is our
Savior and Lord.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

January 18, 2008

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 8th anniversary of your EOW. Continue to watch over them and protect them. You have not been forgotten.

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

January 18, 2008


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

January 7, 2008

God Bless brother. Your service and memory will always be honored.

Sgt. Scott Chalker
Clay County Sheriffs Office (FL)

December 29, 2007

"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

December 27, 2007

Eric thank you for doing what you loved and giving it all for those that you served and protected.

Kristina Casper
Cousin to fallen officer

February 3, 2007

It's been 7 years since you left us to "patrol" heaven. We have not forgotten you and we never will. We still keep your picture on our desks to remind us that we are not "bullet-proof". We are only men and women that strive to separate right from wrong in a society filled with hate, prejudice and crime. You were a good friend, a good husband, a good father and a good lawman. I hope to see you again one day so we can continue to laugh and enjoy the friendship that we had when you were here on earth.

Lt. Robert A. Chalker
Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office

January 26, 2007

Thank you for your service and continue to watch over your fellow officers. Please guide those officers that will not being coming home at the end of their shift through the gates of heaven. Rest easy.....

wife of leo

January 18, 2007

Rest in Peace. Always Remembered.

Dy M. Martin
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office LA

January 18, 2007

Eric I always think of the night that God called you home.And I play your last phone call over and over in my mind.And of how you called me before your accident to go check on your wife and children.You said that you were at Caps Curve and that you would be back to see me before our shifts ended.And how you thanked me for going out of the city to check on your family.But the hardest part is thinking that only a few seconds later you would take your seat in heaven. I think of how we would laugh and joke all the time.You will always be a true friend.One day we shall meet again.

Wadley Police Dept.

March 11, 2005


Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

November 2, 2004

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Salter. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

September 4, 2004

Thanks Brother. You are missed by all.


January 20, 2004

I just want to say how sorry I am for the loss of yet another great man in the line of duty. Believe me, I know there are no words that can take away the pain you are feeling right now...but just knowing that there is someone else out there who knows what you are going through and knowing that you will be kept in their thoughts and prayers is somewhat of a comfort. If you ever need to talk, please get in touch with the Laurens County Sheriff Dept. God Bless you and your small well as the other men and women who continue to risk their lives in the line of duty. They are all heroes.

"Greater love has no one than this that they lay down their life for their friends"- John 15:13

Angela Dinkheller
widow of Deputy Kyle Dinkheller

I attended your funeral today Eric and was deeply saddened by the fact that yet another brother has been lost.  However I was overwhelmed at the showing of our fellow brothers and sisters of the "Thin Blue Line".  We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers and we know that you will forever be patrolling the streets and watching over us.

Sgt. Patrick Cullinan
Columbia County Sheriff's Office, GA

I have been thinking about you recently, Eric. Actually I've thought about you since you've been gone. I hope you enjoyed the light show the guys gave you the day of your funeral. They said you would have been proud. I knew you were. That city had never seen so many blue lights flashing, sending you on your way to rest and peace. You are surely missed every day by myself and my "partner". You were one of the good ones. My life is better for knowing you. May you rest in peace my friend.

Former Operator 127- Jerri Crenshaw
Jefferson County 911

On behalf of the Georgia Chapter of the Concerns of Police Survivors, we wish to offer or thoughts and prayers to the family of Deputy Salter. Words can not express our appreciation of the men and women who dedicate themselves to the protection of the citizens of their community, state and country. Thank you Eric for your commitment to make a difference in your community. You did not die in vain.

Roger Parker
Concerns of Police Survivors

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