Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Richard Cartell Alexander

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, October 5, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Richard Cartell Alexander

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 10, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Alexander.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 29, 2019

May you rest easy. You are not forgotten. I remember this day vividly and a tragedy for all involved, Three lives were taken that senseless day. You served your county and community well.

Police Officer

October 6, 2018

I did not have opportunity to know this great hero , but he left behind. An awesome daughter ! Who loved him dearly . She is making a difference in this world

Sandra whetzell
Took cpa together

October 6, 2018

Richard, you were a good friend and a great officer.

Lt. Alan C. Chance (Rt)

May 5, 2016

Mr. Alexander,

You are not forgotten.

Polic

October 22, 2014

Richard, remembering all our hero's on this day.
You are not forgotten and I know that you are deeply missed.

Lorraine Bond

May 15, 2013

Richard, tonight is Christmas Eve and I know your family is missing you tonight.
You are not forgotten.
Lorraine Bond

Anonymous

December 24, 2008

JOYCE AND FAMILY,
RICHARD IS STILL REMEMBERED. I DRIVE BY THE PLACE WHERE HE DIED OFTEN AND REMEMBER.
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU IN HIS CARE.

THE BOND FAMILY

Anonymous

October 13, 2008

To Officer Richard Alexander and and his loved ones:

On this the eighth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

Th. is world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for your family and society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Alexander.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Richard gave to his community and the citizens of Tennessee, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 5, 2000.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 5, 2008

You were one of the first officers to welcome me to the Chattanooga Policee Department and your words to me were to treat people the way I would want to be treated and continue to carry myself as a lady first. I know you lived those words everyday treating people the way you wanted to be treated and set an example for all of us. Thank you and I know I have a guardian angel watching over me as I carry those words and pass them on. Now you patrol the streets of gold and guard the gates of Heaven. Someday we will meet again at the gate and you will show mw the ropes there also. I continue to carry you in my heart and mind and your family in my payers.

Sgt. Cherilyn Bryant
Chattanooga Police Department

February 27, 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

January 29, 2008

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

Pat /VanDen Berghe
NH

October 14, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

May 23, 2007

TODAY I AM REMEMBERING YOU ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF DON'S DEATH.
I REMEMBER YOUR WIFE COMING TO THE CAR IN THE CEMENTERY AND TELLING US HOW SORRY SHE WAS FOR OUR LOSS. TODAY I WANT TO TELL HER HOW SORRY I AM FOR HER LOSS AND THAT WE ALSO FEEL HER (AND THE FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS)PAIN AND HURT. THE PLACE YOU WERE, WILL ALWAYS BE A VOID AND WILL NEVER BE FILLED.
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO GIVE YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS COMFORT AND STRENGTH.

LORRAINE BOND (MOTHER)
HAMILTON CO. TN. DEPUTY SHERIFF:
DONALD K. BOND, JR.
EOW: 09.06.01

September 6, 2006

Sir, You will always be remembered as one of the Pioneers. We still remember you and your family's sarcifices.


Chattanooga Police Dept.

April 10, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
Chattanooga, TN

March 25, 2006

Rest in peace.... you are not forgotten.

August 9, 2005

ONE MOMENT

In the whisper of the wind,
I felt God embrace me.
As the voice of a loved one,
I heard God speak to me
Looking in a mirror
I saw God smile at me.
One moment and I knew
That God and I were one.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Though your smile is gone forever,
And your hands we cannot touch;
Still we have so many memories
Of the one we loved so much.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we will never part.
God has you in His keeping
And we have you in our hearts.
We know you walk beside us,
And when our lives are through,
We pray that God will take our hands
And lead us straight to you.

March 1, 2005

~~~Eternally and Always~~~

I didn't get to say goodbye
You're gone without a reason why
I've loved you all of my life
and then you weren't there

I didn't get a chance to say
how much I cared
I can't even remember the tears
that I cried
All I really wanted was to tell you
Goodbye

When I last saw you I felt I wouldn't
see you again
There was a distance between us
that I couldn't explain
You wouldn't look
at me but I could see the tears
in your eyes
If you knew then
You should have told me
Then I could have said
Goodbye

So many words left unspoken
So many hearts left so broken
My love for you is forever
And that will never die
We'll be together always
Our souls are one with God
Eternally and Always
I'll never have to say
Goodbye

Anonymous

February 22, 2005

Richard, I will never forget the day that you were taken from us. Such a terrible loss for our department. You were a special person to all who knew you and a great police officer. You are in my thoughts often.

janice

Sgt. Janice Atkinson
Chattanooga Police Department

December 26, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

God bless. Rest in peace.

A grateful citizen.

October 5, 2004

I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER WERE I WAS WHEN I HEARD OF OFFICER ALEXANDERS DEATH.I WAS ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY POLICE DEPARTMENT IN A DEBRIEFING WE WERE HAVING ON THE TRAFFIC RELATED DEATH OF MY FELLOW OFFICER AND FRIEND OFFICER DANNY MAC CLARY .HE WAS KILLED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT,AFER TRYING TO STOP A SPEEDER ANOTHER CARE PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF DANNY CAUSING HIS DEATH.SEVERAL OFFICERS FROM YOUR DEPARTMENT WERE IN ROUTE TO OUR DEPT.TO HELP US WITH OUR GREIF..GOD BLESS THE POLICE.I TRUELY FEEL FOR YOUR AND MR.ALEXANDERS FAMILY .TAKE CARE IN KNOWING YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS

Anonymous

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in Chattanooga.  We too, lost a brother on Oct. 5 in an accident.  As P.I.O. for Fort Wayne Police, I was working on things regarding Brad's accident, when I received the message telling of Office Alexander's tragic death.  My heart sunk to know that you were going through the same loss.  But, I suddenly realized that Heaven was much safer with two new cops walking the beat.  God Bless all of you and the Alexander family.

Tom Rhoades
Fort Wayne, IN

For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.--Roman 13:4



Rest In Peace

Darin L. Paul
FBI Detroit Division

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