Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Major Richard J. Beavers

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, November 29, 1983

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Reflections for Major Richard J. Beavers

On this actual 37th anniversary of your untimely and heroic death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

November 29, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered.

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

September 9, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 14, 2016

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten,

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

November 29, 2014

To the children of Major Beavers, your father was a true hero as he took action to protect innocent people from an individual who not only was attempting to commit the crime of robbery, but who could have held anyone of them as a hostage or worse. Your father knew this bad guy could have done any number of other bad things, and because of that he took action against this bad guy. Know that your father loved both his children and his wife very much, and he's now looking after his family while serving God in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

April 15, 2013

Major Beavers returned fire wounding the suspect leading to his being identified and convicted.

1st Lieutenant Doug Murray #768
PGPD / Rode to Hospital with Major Beavers interviewed killer

July 14, 2012

My dad last week, who was a friend and co-worker of Maj. Richard Beavers, Lt. John M. Fyfe died of complications of a 2nd stroke. I remember Rich as one of my dad's best friends, and the one that came over to the house the most after the 1st stroke in 1981.

He had a long life, but he struggled every day with his disability. His first love was the job (PG PD/narcotics), and the men and women that he worked with. I want to say thank you for your friendship to my dad.

God Speed.

David Fyfe/DEA
Son of John Fyfe

January 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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 remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 29, 2010

I was attending PG.Comm College when I met you at Dist. 5 Clinton. I had my Criminal Law Final and the Instructor G. Z. a retired MPD officer and a Attroney made this a take home and have anybody Help you Test.You volunteered to go over my answers, but not help me answer the questions. I got everyone right but only scored a 69% because Gene stated that I answered the questions as a Officer would and not how someone who was one of his students should. I will always be greatful for your help that night, we both know it should have given a 100%.
I was hired by Alex. City Va Sheriff (2 Years) then onto P.G. Sheriff for almost 20 till I was injuried in the line and retired. I always think of you as I drive by old Dist 5 and Marlow Hgts were your LIfe was taken. May God bless You and your Family.

Cpl. Anthony Lee #83
P.G.CO Sheriff's Office

March 22, 2010

rest in peace hero


November 29, 2007

Here we are Major, one year later to honor and remember you as always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 29, 2007

"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

November 7, 2007

You were taken out of my life when I was only 9 years old. I missed so much life with you in it. I am sure my life would be so different if I got the chance to grow up with a wonderful person as my dad in my life. I am a adult now and have two beautiful girls, one is 8 and one is 4. I wish everyday you were here to enjoy them. Life is so unfair and why there are so many bad people in this world. I miss you everyday of my life.

Shelley Beavers

July 18, 2007

Major, rest in peace and know that on this day, 23 years later, and everyday you are always remembered for your heroism. Thank you and God bless your family.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 29, 2006

Major Beavers, I meet you while I was in high school and a member of the Expoler Post at the Clinton Station and you were the Station Captain. You made big impression on me as a good officer and a straight arrow. I was in college when you were slain, I beleive that the example you set for me helped me decide on a career in Law Enforcement, and as I climb the career ladder I have kept the example you set for me in mind and I am trying to pass it on to the next generation. My wife and I recently visited the Memorial and looked up your name and I told her about you and the positive inflenece you left on me. I will always remember you.
Rest in Peace Brother

Sgt. S. Reed
Prince George's County Sheriff's Office

April 18, 2006

A shameful, non-desript memorial for such a brave hero. Hopefully the members of PG County will step up and fill in the blanks.
God bless you brother. The rest of us will remember you.

January 14, 2006

A long long time ago you helped with a high school project. What a nice man to lend your time to the silly daughter of a co-worker. Your picture and that memory brought a smile to my face. If I didn't say it then I want to say it now. Thank you, for everything.


August 17, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

October 14, 2004

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