Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Sam R. Tidwell

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 29, 1935

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Sam R. Tidwell

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 29, 2020

Sam Tidwell was my Great Uncle, in the near future, I will share the details of his untimely death.

Mark Wilson
Great Nephew

October 12, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Sam R. Tidwell. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Hldalgo County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of the one responsible for your death.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 30, 2016

Deputy Sam Tidwell,
Your addition to Officer Down Memorial Page in 2007 indicates you are not forgotten and you are remembered as a hero. In 2014 you were finally recognized and honored at your old agency the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office. Thank you for serving the people of Hidalgo County. Rest in Peace.

Sergeant - Retired Jeff Lindau
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office

May 27, 2016

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

July 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace

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

December 10, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Tidwell,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hidalgo County.



June 29, 2011

On this the 73rd anniversary of your death your sacrifice and service are remembered.
Rest in peace as you patrol with St. Michael and all fallen
heroes in heaven.

June 30, 2008

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

June 29, 2006

Reast in peace motorman.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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