Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Ferris Edward Catoe, III

Camden Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, July 10, 2000

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Reflections for Corporal Ferris Edward Catoe, III

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 10, 2020

Rest in peace Corporal Catoe.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 3, 2019

I know the family still misses you, and is still very proud of you. This job has taught me many things, but none more important than the lesson that "tomorrow is not promised". The service you and Uncle Butch provided was/is greatly appreciated. You and Butch are two of the reasons I got into field. I am proud to call the two of you family, not just in blood but in blue as well.

Until we meet again.

Chip.

Inspector Charles G. Bolton
Winter Haven Police Department (Cousin)

April 23, 2018

Sixteen years ago I lost my first love.

I have so many fond memories of our time together..... like the morning you drove to work zipped up in your sleeping bag because the heat was out in your truck. Only you! I'm very proud of your accomplishments and service and consider myself very fortunate to have been a part of your life. Thanks to you and all of LE for putting your lives on the line every shift! Rest in Peace, Eddie!

Butch and JoAnne, I pray you are doing well. I think of you often.

Karen Robinson (Ricketts)

NA
Friend

July 9, 2016

Happy birthday Eddie! We still love and miss you very much!

Sheri
Catoe

July 1, 2016

Hey dad just wanted to say that I miss and love you very much and maybe some day I'll get to see you again I love you ryan

Ryan catoe
Son

June 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Eddie! I still miss you and your beautiful smile every day. You will always be loved and never forgotten.

Sheri Catoe
wife

June 30, 2013

Eddie,

I miss you. Im doing great in school. I spent last weekend with Ryan and it reminded of when we were little. He misses you too. I just lost my best friends mom. Help her, and tell her we love her. I miss you so much and I will always love you. Never forget that! I'll see you soon!
I love you! =] Reagan<3

Reagan Sullivan
Neiece

November 3, 2009

Hey Spanky.
I miss you soo much. You have no clue how much people miss you. Im doing really well in school and for myself. I love you so very much. Im still walking around waiting to look up and see your face, but still i never see it. It's not fair you had to leave us so early. Someone i knew died sunday and he's comming to see you. please help him out. he, just like you died to early. Just keep in mind that I love you very much and you will never be forgotten
Lots of love! -Reagan <3

Reagan Sullivan
Niece

September 9, 2009

my dearest eddie, i still love and miss you every day. i don't think that will ever change. ryan and reagan are growing up so fast and i know that you would be so proud of them. we'll never forget you. you will always be in our hearts. love you always. sheri catoe

sheri catoe
wife

September 9, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninth 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 thas a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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


Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

July 10, 2009

Hey Eddie, You've been gone 8 years as of today and it still feels like you were just here yesterday. You are still missed so very much. I think about you every day, about all the good times we had. You'd be so proud of Ryan and Reagan. They've both turned out wonderful and you had such a big role in that. We love you, Eddie. You left us with some really great memories. I miss your smile and the ability you had to always make me laugh. We'll be together again some day. Until then, I'll love and miss you every day...heart and soul...Sheri

sheri catoe
wife

July 9, 2008

Hey spanky!
I miss you sooo much! I remember when you would come and get me and ryan to take us back ot your house! You treated me just like a daughter! You will always be missed and loved by the entire family! I hope you will take care of papa. he loved you very much even though he might not act like it. well....I love and miss you! I hope to see you later on down the road! I LOVE YOU!!!!!

REAGAN SULLIVAN
NEICE

July 3, 2008

MY DEAREST EDDIE, TODAY IS OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I'M THINKING ABOUT YOU. I STILL MISS YOU EVERY DAY. YOU TRUELY WERE THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY... ALWAYS, SHERI

SHERI CATOE
WIFE

March 4, 2008

MY DEAREST EDDIE, I MISS YOU SO MUCH. THERE ISN'T A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DON'T THINK OF YOU. YOU TRUELY WERE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND I'LL NEVER GET OVER YOU NOT BEING HERE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY HEART AND SOUL. REST PEACEFULLY, MY LOVE. I WILL LOVE YOU ALWAYS. SHERI CATOE

SHERI CATOE
WIFE

February 21, 2008

TO MY BEST FRIEND AND THE BEST HUSBAND I COULD'VE EVER ASKED FOR. IT'S CHRISTMAS AGAIN AND I WISH SO MUCH THAT YOU WERE HERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TIME WE HAD TOGETHER. WE ALL MISS YOU VERY MUCH. DAD PASSED AWAY IN JUNE AND I KNOW THAT YOU'LL TAKE CARE OF HIM FOR ME. I LOVE YOU, EDDIE. I ALWAYS HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL. MERRY CHRISTMAS

SHERI CATOE
WIFE

December 25, 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
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

November 16, 2007

Officer Catoe:

Thank You for having served a community where I have many friends / associates.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

July 10, 2007

My Dearest Eddie,
I continue to miss you "EVERYDAY" just like our love grew Eveyday. Eventhough we were not married yet, I know that was just a technicality. Thank you Momma & Daddy Jammie and Ryan for all your love and support and for giving Axel a wonderful retirement home.
Stump, I LOVE YOU EVERYDAY
Butch, Joann, Jammie and Ryan, Love to you all, and the Lord in Heaven got a Perfect Angle in Eddie

Officer Davene Brown
Fallen officers Girl Friend

January 18, 2007

Eddy was my FTO. I was a new rookie at the time and he taught me alot in the short time I was with him! May he rest in peace and God be with his family~

ROGER GARNER

December 7, 2006

May Our Lord continue to comfort and strengthen your family.May you Rest in Peace.

July 10, 2006

Rest in peace my brother in blue. God bless your family.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

February 7, 2006

I meet stump when i lived in Bethune. Had been a long time since I had seen him. I was at the academy going though basic when you had your accident.

Cpl. Jason Shoemake
Society Hill Police Department

July 22, 2004

Eddie was a special person to myself and many others. I know that he was loved very much by his parents, brother, and son. It is hard to believe such a good person was taken from us. Eddie, or "Stump" to us, will always be remembered. We love you Eddie!!

Heather Davis Hall

EDDIE WAS MY STEPDAD AND I LOVE HIM VERY MUCH. I MISS HIM EVERY DAY. BUT I KNOW THAT HE'S IN HEAVEN AND HE'LL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART. RYAN TEDDER

RYAN TEDDER

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