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Deputy Sheriff John Albert Mayfield

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, December 30, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Albert Mayfield

Deputy Sheriff Mayfield,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served as a U.S. Army Paratrooper. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Airborne All The Way!

United States Border Patrol

December 30, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Mayfield.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 11, 2020

You are still the only man I've known to love unconditionally. I still have a picture of you during a very happy time in your life. I will always remember you as a brave soldier in the first gulf war, and a wonderful man that I will love in this life and the next. Thank you for being there to greet my horse, Debut, in heaven. Always...


January 10, 2013

hey john its been a long long time just wanted look back at the times i remember i was only 15 or 16 when i first met you at camp edgewood you were a staff member teaching the law enforcement merit badge our class was always fun but remained serious at the same time i belive i took another class of yours but dont remember which one you always showed dedication in everything you did motivating me to get my eagle and to become who i am today i thank you for your kindness and your service you will always be seen as a good man

SPC Matthew Mcintosh
United States Army, Friend

July 18, 2011

Ten years later.... I still pray for your guidance and protection.

Deputy Michael T. Chevalier
Riverside County (CA) Sheriff's Dept. (Fmr. Dep. CPSO)

January 30, 2011

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

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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

"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

February 2, 2008



December 29, 2007

Officer Mayfield,
I came across your page and wanted to leave a reflection. We know your families pain all to well and we pray that God will continue to keep them in His love and strength. Thank you for your sacrifice and you will never be forgotten.

Tammy Persin
Mother of Military Police Officer
PFC Brian Thomas Gleason 8/9/2000

July 27, 2007

John, I never really knew you, but from other who did, said you were have made a great deputy. There are two other good deputies along side you now. Keep watch over the rest of us and may all of you be in peace.

Cpl James Savoy
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Office

April 6, 2007

John, It has been just over 6 years since your untimely death and I still can remember all the times we were in the academy. Snider always telling us that" It behooves you" and soileau yelling at us about the range. I look at your picture in the front hall which hangs by Bill's and wonder where you'd be today. Your are patroling heaven with Bill and now you have more back up since Alan arrived there too. Ya'll keep watch my brother and we'll all have coffee again soon. Drive on and God speed. Your friend and fellow deputy.

Cpl. Joshua Couch
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

January 28, 2007

Never Forgotten!

Chaplain Jim Taylor
Fresno County Sheriff's Department

December 3, 2006

To my fellow eagle scout a great friend and a wonderful mentor thank you for all you did for me i really appreciate it. I salute you for you made the ultimate sacrafice for freedom.

Sn Mcintosh
US NAVY, and friend

May 24, 2006

I was browsing this webpage and my mistake came across this and it blew my mind! I served with John in the military at Fort Bragg, NC. I was very saddened to see that his life was cut short by a horrible accident. He was a very nice man. Last time I saw John was in 1999 and little did I know a year later he would be gone. To the Mayfield Family my thoughts and prayers are with you.

St. Louis, Missouri Area

February 21, 2005

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

Rest in peace.

December 30, 2004


In the brief time we knew each other, I knew we would be lifelong friends. Our circumstances the same-- just out of the military, you the Army, me the Marines--just starting a life with our wives--starting our chosen profession--graduating the 71st basic academy together. To this day, my wife and I think of how easily I could have been in that passenger seat. Our prayers are with your family, and the family of those before you. God Bless You and Yours, John Mayfield.

Fmr. Deputy Michael T. Chevalier
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

To Deputy Mayfield family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you. May your love one rest in peace.
D. Jones
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01

The Badge

- It is polished and shiny and looks so fine.
Once you earn it you have to tow the line.
- The minute you wear it upon your chest
it becomes a symbol that you are the best.
- It means honesty, integrity, and fairness to all.
Your life is never your own, but at the publics call.
- Night or day, any hour, it makes you a mark.
It doesn't protect you from a shot in the dark.
- Over the years the shine starts to fade,
but brighter still is the man its made.
- It is often what seperates you from the crowd.
It is a second family of which you are proud.
- So now comes your time, you can't be denied.
When you pin on your badge, wear it with pride
- The minute you wear it upon your chest
it becomes a symbol that you are the best.

....unknown author

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