Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Kelly Ann Bazer

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, January 13, 1986

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kelly Ann Bazer

To the surviving children of Deputy Bazer, I moved to Spring Valley in 2014 from North Carolina. I felt a sense of peace a sense of calm. I am sad that crime found your hard-working mother in such a tragic and ugly way. Deputy Bazer your memory lives on! May God bless you.

J. Edwards MP/US Army
Resident of Spring Valley.

April 28, 2022

Rest in peace.


January 13, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 16, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Bazer. A young woman now in God's eternal house of safekeeping where bravery and honor live.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 9, 2019

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 13, 2018

Rest in Peace my sister.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 13, 2017

I was in the Sheriffs academy with Deputy Bazer when this incident happened. Even though I hadn't had the chance to get to know her yet she will never be forgotten. RIP Kelly.

Steve Van Slyke, retired officer
El Cajon Police Dept El Cajon, California

June 19, 2015

Kelly was always fun to work with, and one of the few female Deputy's I trusted implicitly, and had great respect for.
Gary Scott
SDSD Retired

Gary Scott, Deputy Sheriff 1078x
San Diego Co. Sheriff's Dept.

June 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Bazer. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Bazer,
On today, the 26th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Diego County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 13, 2012

Deputy Bazer, thank-you for your brave service. rest in peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

February 28, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 13, 2010

Deputy Bazer your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now sister. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 28, 2008



January 4, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 20, 2007

It has been 2 decades since your tour of duty ended. You have not been forgotten and are a true hero.

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

Bob Gordon

May 19, 2006

~~~To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me~~~

When I am gone, release me, Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while if indeed you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart,

I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll
Hear all of my love around you soft and clear

And when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say,
"Welcome Home"

January 23, 2005

Rest easy, Sister, you are not forgotten.

Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, In.l

January 3, 2004

Kelly, I remember searching for the suspects that night and the anger that filled me over the brutality of it all. What a shame you never had a chance to fulfill your dream of being a peace officer. Whenever I stop in San Diego, I drive by the site of your shooting in memory of that tragic night. May you walk the streets of heaven and watch over our brothers and sisters who continue your work. RIP


Los Angeles SO

Rest in Peace Sister...the memory of you lives on.

CPD, Retired

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