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Senior Customs Inspector Richard Anthony Forde

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, September 12, 2000

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Reflections for Senior Customs Inspector Richard Anthony Forde

Richard,
On today, the 12th anniversary of your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

September 12, 2012

11 years ago. How could it be that long ago.
I still think of this day and mourn. I pray for your loved ones. Especially your wife and children. I hope that life has given them many blessings, they deserve all the greatest life has to offer.
Thank you for what you did to help save my life. You are my personal hero!!!

crc
none

September 12, 2011

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

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

September 18, 2009

Thinking of all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to watch over them and protect them. You are a true hero and have not been forgotten.

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

September 12, 2008

Inspector Forde,
On today, the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

September 12, 2008

My dear husband, I miss you so do the boys, yet as I see them they give me strenght because I see you in them. You are never far way becuase you are always in my thoughts. I love you very much. I hold on to our wonderful memeories.The boys are smart, loving, and brave just like you. God bless.


Wife

May 26, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

Too my younger brother you are missed extremely and will always be loved by all of us. Wish you were here to see your new nephews and sister-inlaw. We all love you and miss your strong presence.
God bless ,Love You and Miss You much!

Carl Jr.

Carlyle D. Forde Jr.
Brother

January 6, 2008

Great son. thought of every day with love, good memories and some sadness. You will always be with us and your sons will know what a great person you were.

Carlyle D. Forde Sr.
Father

December 17, 2007

Brother Forde,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

December 22, 2005

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.

January 23, 2005

God Bless You
Rest in Peace

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

August 22, 2003

Your memory will live on forever. I know you will guide us and protect us from above. Rest in peace!

Special Agent
Department of Homeland Security

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