Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Loutricia Sowell Bonfanti

Leon County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, April 7, 2001

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Loutricia Sowell Bonfanti

Deputy Bonfanti's name will be read and a moment of silence observed in her memory at our Memorial Service on May 18th.

Chaplain Jim Powell
Oldham County PD in Kentucky

Rest in peace with the assurance that officers across the nation will never forget the sacrifice you made.

Lt. Michael Gross
Duncanville, Tx. PD

I would like to thank Investigator Ingrid Retzer for being in Austin May 5, 2003 and representing Lou. You seem to have a lot in common and thanks for coming to meet our family after the Memorial. You are a very special person as Lou was.

Bobbie Sowell Powell
Mother of Loutricia

On Monday, May 5th, 2003 I was in Austin, Texas attending the Texas Police Officer's Memorial ceramony. Our department lost an Officer on April 24, 2002 killed in the line of duty by gunfire while trying to rescue a hostage in a domestic disturbance. We were attending in his honor. A coordinator of the events had asked me to represent Deputy Bonfanti since no one was present to stand for her. I obliged and represented her to be memorialized. When I got home that evening, I looked on this website to learn of how she died. I saw that she died in a car accident while she was going to a domestic disturbance. It's so tragic how she fell, but I was honored and proud to stand for her in Austin since she could not be there to stand for herself. I did not know her, however, I will think about her everyday and the sacrifice and bravery she exhibited putting on that uniform for the last time.

Investigator Ingrid Retzer
White Settlement Police Department, Texas

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Today, April 7, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Deputy Loutricia Bonfanti who died on this date two years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Deputy Bonfanti's sacrifice will never be forgotten

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

It was a privilege to have worked with Deputy Bonfanti as she worked with the Anderson County Sheriff's dept. Her dedication to her profession truly showed as she went to the academy on her own time at night. She is truly missed by her co workers, friends, and family.

Investigator Joe Willis
Anderson County D.A.'s office

Deputy Bonfanti, your watch is over and our department salutes you and your tour. May you watch over the gates of heaven, as you watched over the citizens of Leon County, Texas.

Deputy J. Allen
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department, Texas

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