Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Shelby Dean Blackfox

Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, Tribal Police

End of Watch Tuesday, November 6, 2001

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Reflections for Sergeant Shelby Dean Blackfox

This is always a rough day. I miss you and Trent really needs you.

Jennifer Blackfox
Widow

November 6, 2018

Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

September 27, 2018

Remembering you today and thinking about your family. Thank you for your service my friend.

SA Dion Francis
Retired LEO

February 18, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

Shelby,
Words can't describe the jolt when I realized you were gone... We have had some great times and lots of laughs, even through some hurtful tears, I was still glad and lived with no regret of our shared memories.. I think about you everyday and I have only one regret concerning you.. but now you know and you watch over us from above... You taught me alot of things in life, from traffic stops to the proper way to fly off a trampoline and roll on the ground like a cat..:)
miss you like no other....

Laura Adkins

July 26, 2012

You have not been forgotten as true heores never die.

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

November 6, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10h 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 6, 2011

It's been almost 10 years brother, I miss you greatly. The times we had will always be dear to me, I stop by your resting place when I'm through there, and reflect on the good times, personally and professionally, that we had. God Speed Warrior, blue skies....

Sgt. Brett
LEO Brother

September 7, 2011

Keep rockin shelby.

kenny
cousin

May 10, 2011

Sometimes, somedays I feel like I just need to say hi. I don't know what made me think of this the other day, but remember when we met in Fort Smith? I remember exactly what I had on that night...silly I know, but for some reason it's a very vivid memory of mine. I have lots of memories that I will always cherish. "Strawberry Wine" :-).
I still can't believe you're gone, and I wish that it would have turned out differently.
Good-bye Friend,
Lacy

Lacy
friend

January 30, 2010

Shelby,
I realized yesterday you had been gone for 7 years. I really still can't believe it. I think about you alot-especially everytime I drive by that place you used to work here in Tulsa. :-) I miss you. I wish we could talk. There was so much I wanted to talk to you about, and there was that one thing I wanted to ask you. But, you let me know the answer to that didn't you?
Forever Friends~
Lace

Lacy Kidd-Bury
friend

November 7, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this seventh anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 6, 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 5, 2008

I miss you and love you. I send not just a prayer but a special thought to the heavens every day. There are so many times that I think that I see you, I just wish that it was really you. You will always be in my heart.....all my love

Romey
Dear Dear Friend

January 14, 2008

shel, I miss you so much. I think about you often. I wish i would've had the chance to say goodbye. I'll never forget all our good times we had together. As you now know, Kenzie and Kinley were born in may 2002. I wish you could've met them. We will always keep you close in our hearts and you will never be forgotten. I cant thank you enough for changing my life the way you did. Thank you for all the smiles and laughter you gave to me. I will always be greatful to you.. Your family remains in my thoughts and prayers as well.

Tammy
close friend

January 3, 2008

Six years have passed since your EOW and you have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as true heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. You have not been forgotten.

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

November 6, 2007

On the six year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 6, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 2, 2007

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Sergeant Blackfox and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Sergeant Blackfox has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family and friends of Sergeant Blackfox, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Sergeant Blackfox is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

SA Thomas Doyle
FBI New York City

March 7, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

November 6, 2006

Shelby,
Novemeber 5th, 2001 was the best day of my entire life..my son was born. November 6th was the day I felt like the breath was knocked out of me. As I held my precious baby boy in the hospital, I glanced up at the t.v. and saw your face. I couldn't believe my eyes, or my ears-I just couldn't. I wish I could have had the chance to say good-bye to you somehow-I think about the last time I saw you often and just wish I would have said some things differently. I miss our random phone calls and chance meetings ;-) You will always be in my heart and always in my thoughts. I miss you.

Lacy Kidd-Bury

September 4, 2006

Thank you brother for your service, bravery and dedication I will keep you in mind you are a Hero. Thank you

Patrolman Adam D. Cook
Englewood Police Dept (TN)

May 27, 2006

Shelby, we served together as police officers and soldiers. You were like a brother to me and I still miss you to this day. I'll miss you on our upcoming deployment. Chuck

SFC Chuck Hester
Kansas PD and National Guard

May 18, 2006

Brother Blackfox,

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 Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005

To the family and friends of Sergeant Shelby Blackfox and his fellow officers, and most especially to Sgt. Blackfox himself:

On this the fourth anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that you are remembered and honored. Your courage and dedication will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, Sgt. Blackfox.

May your family continue to be supported by their law enforcment family, and other police survivors.


This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished years of service Sgt. Blackfox gave to his community and the Cherokee Nation, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 6, 2001.

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

November 8, 2005

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