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Deputy Sheriff Todd Michael Widman

Brown County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Wednesday, March 1, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Todd Michael Widman

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 2, 2010

We still remember.


March 1, 2010

A Police officer is one who is often referred to as a “Peace Officer” . The ultimate end goal of a Peace Officer is to restore the peace to any harmful, tragic or chaotic situation, “Peace Officer” is not only adequate and descriptive, but it is also very powerful for the Lord said . Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. (Matthew 5:9) They become our heroes. They inspire us to Bravery , to Courage. They inspire us to self-sacrifice.
Thank You and I will never for get you


December 20, 2009

I remember the day I got the call from my family that one of my good friends was gone. Alot of time has passed since then, but the memories seem like yesterday.

When I drive on 73, I see the dedication markers and it makes me feel extremely good to know that your memory will not be lost in the community.

You were a good friend, and a good person. You will be missed always. Take care bud.


April 6, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones, friends and fellow officers during this time of remembrance. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 3, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 9th 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.

To Todd's mother and sister: I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which I believe is life's greatest sorrow. Time never diminishes love. You are in my heart's embrace today. May God grant you solace.

Rest In Peace, Todd. You are so handsome in your picture. I am sorry you were robbed of your life at such a young age.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 1, 2009

May your sleep be sweet and may He ever bless you and your loved ones.


September 21, 2008

May god bless you rest in peace


September 11, 2008

Another year has passed and I still miss you just as much. I miss the trips we used to take and the ridiculous arguements we would have and yet laugh about them into the following days. You were a true challenge because of your stubborn nature. All in all, I miss you completely. By the way, the song I used to hate so much that you loved, "Bop", has been playing alot lately and every time I hear it I think about you. I don't mind it so much now because it brings back memories of you and I have to smile. I could never get the station turned fast enough to avoid hearing that darn song. I love you Todd and just know that you will always be in all of our hearts forever.


March 6, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service and dedication


February 22, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You are a hero to us all and will never be forgotten


February 20, 2008

Hope is an anchor, and love is a ship
Time is the ocean and life is a trip
You don't know where you're going
Til you know where you're at
And if you can't read the stars
Well you better have a map
A compass and a conscience
so you don't get lost at sea
Around some lonely island, no one wants to be

>From the beginning of creation, I think our maker had plan
For us to leave these shores and sail beyond the sand
And let the good light guide to the waves and the wind
To the beaches and a world where have never been
And we'll climb upon a mountain, y'all we'll let our voices ring
Those who've never tried they'll be the first to sing

I'll see you on the other side
If I make it
And it might be a long hard ride
But I'm gonna take it
Sometimes it seems I don't have a prayer
Let the weather take me anywhere
But I know I wanna go
Where the streets are gold
Cause you'll be there

Oh my my

You don't bring nothing with you here
And you can't take nothing back
I ain't never seen a hearse, with a luggage rack
So I've torn my knees from praying
Scarred my back from falling down
Spent so much time flying high, til I'm face first in the ground
So if you're up there watching me, can you talk to God and say,
Tell him I might need a hand to see you both someday--GEORGE STRAIT

Todd, we miss you, man. Not a day goes by that my thoughts don't turn to you, or that day in general. You should have seen them!! News cameras everywhere, in our sleepy little town!! Just the other day, I picked up the phone and heard your voice. I just had to see your face, to tell you how much we really miss you, how much we really love you. When I tried to call home, I cried. You know, it seems like just yesterday you graduated, and the freshman class just came in...

God always takes the good ones young. If you're up there watching us, do talk to God and tell him that we really are good people down here, and we'd all like to see you again someday. Get with Jay, would ya? Tell him I miss him too, plain as day. Forever in my heart, always on my mind...Until we meet again, we miss you!

hometown friend

December 6, 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

October 24, 2007

They had an article on the news last night that there has been a donation and that they're naming a part of 73 highway from Horton to Nebraska for you. Not a day goes by that someone isin't thinking of you. It's been 7 years but seems like yesterday that the lord took you home. Rest in peace brother.


July 11, 2007

Its been a while since I've visted here, however you have not been forgotten. It doesn't seem like it's been 7 years but in an odd sense it seems like it's been an eternity. I still can't forget the memories you left us all with. I think I can speak for everyone when I say we were blessed with your presence and your friendship. You brought with you an inspiration of dedication and high spirit to overwelm the best of the best. You're a hero to many Todd and you will never be forgotten. I hope that someday we can all meet again and close the door to the pain of absence felt from that aweful day.


March 2, 2007

Thinking of you on this 7th anniversary of your EOW. I know you are thought of every single day and silent tears still fall from the broken hearts of those that love you dearly. You will never be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

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

March 1, 2007

I remember how you were with Jason. You were his best friend, his true friend, and I know that he misses you more everyday. He's a cop now. Because of what you did, what you risked. You are his inspiration, you always have been.
We all miss you. You will always live in our hearts. Love Jourdan

Jourdan A
Jasons Sister

April 18, 2006

On this day, the sixth anniversary of your death, the men and women of the Dracut Police Department salute you. In Valor there is Hope.....

Dracut Police Department (MA)

March 1, 2006

Hey your not forgotten.

March 1, 2006

It will be 6 years since you were called away. I know the pain in your mother's heart as there is no greater loss than to loss a child. You have not been forgotten Todd and you are a true hero. I know you were following a dream being a police officer and parents can not keep their children from their dreams, you were a definate loss to law enforcement and the profession. You will not be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

February 27, 2006

I was sitting here thinking about, as I do often. It almost seems like it was just yesterday when you left, I miss how much fun we all had together. When you were taken from us a deep sadness grew over the department and I'm sure it will never leave. I hope that you keep everyone safe and know how much you are missed!

March 29, 2005

Thank you for your sacrifice

chief Mike Akins
Rolla police department

January 6, 2005

Just over four years have passed. Everyday I pass by the spot. Every time I get carwash money I see the spot. I think of you everyday it helps me keep a clear head when I'm 10-8.
See you when I get there.

July 23, 2004

Four years of absence just doesn't seem real. Then again, it seems like it's been an eternity all in the same. I think about you often and argue and wish things could have been different. That day angers me deeply and I haven't been able to let go of it still. I don't think there will ever be an understanding or forgiveness to why this had to happen to you. I wish you the best in heaven, but my heart will always ache for your presence, yet smile for the memories we had. Thank you for making me see my stubborness that led to a very unique friendship! I miss you more and more each day.

June 17, 2004

Todd, I barely knew you, but what I knew spoke volumes. You were a really good Officer who took people to heart. You more than once gave people a break and Always the benefit of the doubt.
Whenever I hear of a fallen fellow officer, I think of your supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. They list your EOW, but I feel you're always patrolling Brown County on eternal vigil.
Rest easy Deputy, Your duty is done.

Former Reserve Officer
Kickapoo Tribal Police (Brown County KS)

May 18, 2004

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