Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Stephen Edward Davenport

Limestone County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, May 2, 2002

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Reflections for Sergeant Stephen Edward Davenport

21 years ago today. Can't believe it's already been that long.
Thank you for who you were. You left quite a legacy.
I visited the cemetery last year and it helped me... didn't know I needed to go mourn again so much. Release and let some of that out.
You made the ultimate sacrifice.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13


May 2, 2023

Thinking of you today. Telling my kids what an awesome man you were and such a big part of my life even now. I think of you often.
Chris, thank you for introducing us!
Steve, I’m sure you’re happy to have Little Mama up there now. We miss her. I’m glad your parents are in Heaven with you now. No more suffering. I look forward to the day I’ll see you there also.
We made so many memories in such a short time.

Love always,

Laura Patino

December 9, 2022

Stephen Davenport

May 2, 2022

It's so hard to believe we're coming up on 20 years since Steve was taken from us. I was surprised to see that Steve's father died a few years later. He was one of the finest men and best preachers I've ever met. You know where Steve got lots of what made him Steve when you met "the Reverend". I'll never forget the courage it must have taken for him to speak at Steve's funeral.
To Laura, I never met you but the way Steve talked about you I knew you were very special. To be special to someone like him means a lot. I wish I had met you.
To Chris, the last thing I ever talked to Steve about was me donating an AR to raise money for Kaitlyn. Again, I never met you (except for possibly at the funeral, but that was one of the worst days of all our lives) but he thought the world of you and wanted to do whatever it took to help your little girl.
To Larry Berger, you have been talked about more than you know recently. I wasn't sure if you were still at TDCJ or what you're doing. I'm glad to see your name here and know you're OK. I miss the nights with you and Steve working in Teague, and me out on "the big road" knocking down loads. Sometimes I long for the "good old days", even though lots of them weren't so good.
I had come here today to look at Steve's EOW date, I intended on making the long drive to Teague to visit him on the 20th anniversary, May 2nd. Sadly, there's a chance I'll be working in Kansas that week. I figure I might see some other folks visiting Steve if I do make it.
We all miss you man, and hardly a day goes by we don't think about you. You made a big impression on every life you touched.

Deputy John Friend
Guadalupe Co TX

January 22, 2022

I am so terribly sorry to hear of this. Stephen's mother was my sixth grade teacher. His dad was the pastor who baptized me.

Kelly Campbell

May 2, 2020

Thinking about you Steve. Miss you much.

Sergeant Robert McElvany
Harris County SO

July 19, 2016

Rest in Peace Sergeant Stephen Edward Davenport. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Limestone County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray That the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the rotting corpse of your murderer. May the flames of hell forever scorch his miserable soul!


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

May 5, 2016

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

May 2, 2013

Thinking about you today, talking about some old times

Officer "Bubba" Quinn
Cedar Park Police, Texas

October 2, 2012

Rest in peace Stevie

C. Alonzo
Houston PD

May 3, 2012

Another year Steve but your not forgotten


May 3, 2011

Merry Christmas brother

C. Alonzo
Houston PD

December 24, 2010

Ride For The Fallen
May 8, 2010
Austin, Texas.
Ridin' for you, brother.

Captain Chris Henson
Limestone County Sheriff's Office

May 7, 2010

Your still remembered Stevie D.

Houston PD

May 2, 2010

Stevie D just showin you some love and letting you know i havent forgotten about you.....still miss our crazy days and good times we had. Love you Steve

C Alonzo

February 19, 2009



May 2, 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

February 14, 2008


I'm sitting down here working what should be your shift at Myrex in Houston and started reflecting on that brief time we were partners at LCSO. I can definitely say that I would not be where I am today had it not been for getting stuck on the night shift with you. You introduced me to a different way of looking at things and I use that often. I remember vividly our last conversation when you called me to let me know you and Laura wouldn't make it to the hospital to see Kaitlyn that day because you had to do a "knock and talk" in Hamilton County. I tried to talk you into coming but you insisted on getting your work done first. Typical Steve. The last thing you said before hanging up was that there were good things happening at home for Kaitlyn. We are forever grateful for every thing you did for us. You are a true example of a professional lawman.

Until then......

Captain Chris Henson
Limestone County Sheriff's Office

December 30, 2007

Hey Steve.

Melissa called me today and said that your dad passed away yesterday. Your family has suffered so much already. It brought back all the memories I have of your family, of Teague, of the law enforcement family out there at the LCSO, and of course most of all you. It brought back memories of you introducing me to your family, also. I miss you. And I love your family-God definitely blessed me with them also. I will be trying to go to the funeral Saturday. I will come visit the cemetery also. Can't wait till I see you in Heaven. I'm sure you are glad to see your dad again, though. The rest of us will see you again soon, too. Until we meet again...


Laura Patino
Former dispatcher/former girlfriend/forever friend

October 19, 2007

I just found out today about Stephen, my deepest regard's too his family.
I worked for Teague Police dept. part time for a couple of years with stephen, he was a great man to know.He was a fun loving guy who loved his work and loved to joke around when he could, he will be missed by all who knew him.


Robert Boney
ex Teague reserve Police Officer

October 3, 2007

Big Steve - A big man with a big heart and great sense of humor. A friend to many who never met a stranger. A professional law enforcement officer to all those he met along the way. Until we met again, God bless.

Lt. Jeff Rosenthal
Houston, TX PD

March 17, 2007

I often find my self thinking back to the days when "Big Steve" was a rookie at Teague Police Department. I can say he kept things interesting during all his training and all the times we shared. Those times will be with me through out my journey of life. Steve, thanks for all that you did. I will miss the days when we would meet and you would try to talk me out of working for Mexia, and move over to the County. I look forward to seeing you again someday.

Larry Berger

Major Larry Berger T.D.C.J.-I.D.
FTO Teague PD / Reserve Officer Mexia P.D.409/Freestone Co. 1247

January 18, 2007

Rest in peace Stevie D......i miss you and think about you quite a me a spot where you are.

Christian Alonzo-Houston PD

December 21, 2006

I was in Recruit School in Austin when you were killed. I remember one of our instructors came in and interrupted the class to tell us. I did not know you personally but I have spoken to many people who did. I am currently stationed in Limestone County and have lived here most of my life. Everytime I go to the SO, I see your picture on the wall to remind everyone who knew you and to inform those who didn't that you gave your life doing what you loved so that others could sleep at night. Now its your turn to rest. Watch over us brother for those still here holding the line.

Trooper II
Texas Highway Patrol

August 11, 2006

Steve, my big man,
You were one of a kind. I miss you so much, and I always will. Over time, and with the help of God and your loving family, I have found peace and the ability to leave a note on here. I thought the pain would go away, but it doesn't... you just learn to live with it. Thank you for the time we shared, the memories we made, and the encouragement you gave me. Thank you for listening, making me laugh, and for loving me. There will always be a place in my heart for you. I just can't believe we lost you so quickly and so suddenly. I saw you just hours before you were gone. I didn't know when you drove off that day, I'd never see you again. I'm sorry I never got to say goodbye, but I'm so glad we had those last 5 blissful months together. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice that you made. I wish I lived closer to your family-they are all such angels. Thank you for making them a part of my life. God brought us together for a reason, and I learned so much from you. I took a break from law enforcement, then I went back. I'm a dispatcher for the U. S. Postal Inspection Service... you'd be proud. There are so many things I want to say to you, and I just can't wait to get to Heaven so I can see you and tell you. My favorite song is "Homesick" by MercyMe and it reminds me of you. I'll be singing it until I see you again. Rest in Peace.
Your little girl,
Laura Patino

Dispatcher Laura Patino
USPIS/former girlfriend/forever friend

July 6, 2006

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