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Park Ranger V Catherine E. Secor

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, May 9, 2000

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Reflections for Park Ranger V Catherine E. Secor

RIP, Ranger Secor!

Matt Lyons
RETIRED: DHS, Oceanside PD, & USMC C.I.D.

March 23, 2023

Jesus Christ, during His Sermon on the Mount, proclaimed, “The peacemakers are blessed,
for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Ministering to Law Enforcement Nationwide
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 3, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 20 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 9, 2020

Ranger Scott,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Washington. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 9, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 9, 2019

Rest in peace Park Ranger V Secor.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2019

Catherine Secor's name has been added to our newly commissioned police tribute car at the Liberty Lake Police Department. Thanks for your service!

John Bujosa, Police Ambassador
Liberty Lake Police

April 6, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.

Thank you for your heroism.

God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 9, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 9, 2012

Ranger Scott,
On today, the 12th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Washington. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 9, 2012

10 years already! Seems like more, seems like less. My
daughter turns 33 on the 9th and this year it falls on
Mother's Day. We must never take life for granted! Am thinking of you and your Dad and know the pain will never disappear from not having you here.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


May 9, 2010

Remembering you on this Thanksgiving Day. Your memory is honored and revered and I thank you for your service.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you. The hurt of losing a beloved family member never goes away and losing a child is surely life's greatest sorrow...both the pain and pride are forever. I am sure you are proud of all the good work your father does to help other survivors.

Rest in Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 26, 2009

It is because of your honor and the sacrifice you made that we continue to benefit from your Father's dedication to helping our family. Thank you for making that difference in our lives.


November 8, 2009

My Dear .... Oh how I wish I could reach out and touch you and give you a big kiss and hug on this, your birthday. You know how much I miss you. It's as if you went away and can't come back. Yet everyday I feel your presence here in my heart and know that because of you I've been given the opportunity to reach out and try to touch others that also hurt so much. It is a continuing growth experience to learn more and more about your fellow officers, their tremendous desire to be our protectors and look after our communities and the God-given wonders that make up this beautiful world. You found that giving joy and recreation to those who loved the outdoors was your way to make this a better world. You used to say that the law enforcement part of your work wasn't a big thing and you always had the local deputies and state troopers ready to come and back you up when someone had to be a bully or refuse to follow the rules. I was so proud of all that you did and continue to meet people who tell me about "that ranger gal who seemed so tough but had a heart of gold" and how much they miss you too. I know you must be extra helpful to Doris and have shown her all around and letting her know how much you love her too. She certainly was your Mom too and loved you dearly. Take care of her. Happy Birthday dear. I'll love you for all eternity. Dad

Eugene Secor
Father of Park Ranger Catherine Secor

February 6, 2009


I know this is a little late, but with the holidays things get a little crazy.

I just wanted to say that you are not forgotten and we were thinking of you and your family.


January 3, 2009

Hi Catherine! Tomorrow is May 9th, my daughter's 31st birthday so I will be
with her so wanted to leave this message a day early so that you would know
that you are not forgotten. You and your Dad are in my thoughts. Know that
it is so tough here without you.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 8, 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
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

April 29, 2008

Sister Catherine,

Thank you for your service to our community and fellow citizens. I am sorry tha I never had the chance to meet you and see for myself how full of life you were. I will pray for you. God Speed sister.


I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot pretend to know what you are going through. I can only pray that God will comfort you and continue to give you strenght. As a father of a young girl, I cannot imagine your loss, for Dads love thier children with thier whole hearts and souls and girls ALWAYS hold our hearts captive. I wish I knew what to say to ease your hurt.

May God bless you and your family.


April 15, 2008

A birthday wish for you my dear daughter. The rememberance of your loving hugs, the thoughtful sharing of ideas and of our love for each other and all the times we were able to be together for your birthday, are still "here and now". Death does not diminish LOVE. You are here always in my heart. I am doing just fine. The inspirations you would have me do, are done just for you and your honor. I love you so much. Dad

Eugene Secor
Father of Catherine

February 6, 2008

Rest in Peace. Thank-you for yor service. RIP.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

June 8, 2007

I thought of you again today - on Memorial Day eve - my friend. What a special person! I make it a point to speak of you during each academy, describing your vitality for life and everything in it, your ability to encourage others, and the importance of living life to the fullest extent. These qualities, and more, made you an outstanding officer and friend. I was humbled to be asked to serve as a member of your Honor Guard, and to meet your parents. We think of you - often, and fondly. May God bless and keep you in every way, every day.

Academy Cmdr Bill Overby
Skagit Valley College/WA State Parks (Ret.)

May 28, 2007

The seventh anniversary of your entry into Heaven. I have no doubts that your presence is always near me and to those you loved. Wasn't that a great tribute to all fallen officers at the 2nd annual Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial servie in Olympia last week! My dear new susrviving father and friend, Ernie, and I found that his son's name is now forever engraved right next to yours -- WOW. Thank you for leading me to those who care and have become so special in my life; we all miss our heroes so much but find strength and courage in helping each other. All Peace Officers are the glue that holds our country together. We are forever proud of you and your brothers and sisters who wear the badge. Carry on my dear daughter. You are the best Park Ranger that has ever graced our state, I'll love you for all eternity. Dad

Eugene Secor
Surviving Father

May 9, 2007

May you rest in peace and may your loved ones continue to know the comfort of The Lord.

May 9, 2007

Hi Gene!
Wednesday is my daughter's 30th birthday so I was thinking of your daughter, too. Leslie is having her
first baby in June and it makes me so sad to think you
won't be experiencing this excitement with Catherine.
I reread all the reflections here and there is so much
love for her and you. I hope you can rest in that and
feel the peace of Jesus surround you because He cares for you! I know you are busy with COPS and
giving back. I'm sure you're a blessing to others as
you have been to me! Keep on truckin'. With thoughts
of you,
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 6, 2007

Rest in peace, sister, you are not forgotten.

Sgt. Tom Carver
Delaware State Police

October 31, 2006

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