Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Constable Darrell Edward Lunsford, Sr.

Nacogdoches County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 23, 1991

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Reflections for Constable Darrell Edward Lunsford, Sr.

Constable Lunsford, you put your life on the line to protect citizens like me - and for that I am eternally grateful to you! Your sacrifice was not in vain, and your true act of heroism will endure - true heroes never die!!! R.I.P.

Igor Novikov
Grieving citizen

June 30, 2010

Darrell was a friend. His death changed the direction of many of his Judge and Constable friends. What many of us thought were big problems became small. And some of the smallest things in life became important.
Now, almost 20 years later, I still remember Darrell and miss him.

Judge Mitch Shamburger
Smith County Justic of the Peace

June 19, 2010

Even though it is still hard to accept and understand, there is comfort in the fact that you have saved so many of your brethren.
Rest in Peace dear Cousin


May 28, 2010

Constable Lunsford Sr., nineteen (19) years later you are still remembered, with honour.

You died a hero protecting your community. Thank you for your service.

The citizens of Texas were always well protected under your watch.

A tragic and unnecessary loss.


May 13, 2010

Your ultimate sacrifice still saves lives everyday. You will never be forgotten as your spirit keeps constant vigil over all of our officers. Thank you for giving your all to keep them safe. God Bless your soul.

J Hall - dispatcher
Dallas County

May 13, 2010

You, sir, are a true American hero. It is impossible to know how many officer's lives have been saved as a result of seeing your ultimate sacrifice on video.

Cpl Chris Cooper
Alexandria, LA Police Dept

March 27, 2010

I was a rookie cop when your life changed the lives of police officers across America.
We watched your video during basic training way back when ... and I've seen it countless times since then.
You were doing what you were supposed to do ... what you were sworn to updold ... the law.
You saved my life more than once.
When I began criminal interdiction enforcement on the highway many years ago, I always remembered your life. Your traffic stop made me think on my feet. Your traffic stop kept me alive. For that, I thank you. To your family, I am deeply sorry ... I will never forget. However, you must know that many of us are still alive because of Darrell. He did not die in vain ... he was doing what he loved, and he's kept many of us alive thereafter.
Thank you, Darrell. My family is grateful as well, only they will never know why... like we do.

Delaware & Maryland

March 15, 2010

Constable Lunsford, after all these years you will continue to save officers lives. Your ultimate sacrifice has saved many over the years and will continue to save lives in this great country. I remember the news as I worked in law enforcement close to Turner Maine back in 1991 where these three cowards worked. Yesterday I spoke with US Border Patrol Agents in Rangeley Maine who will use the video in up coming training for new Agents. You will NEVER be forgotten and my prayers go out to your family and friends. God Bless!


Deputy George Cayer
Oxford County Sheriff's Office - Maine

February 22, 2010

I just saw you death on tv & it bought tears to my eyes,you were just doing your job & then you were attacked by 3 cowards!but at least your death was'nt in vain,you have saved many officer's that know what to expect that you did' condolences to your loved ones. RIP another hero gone but not forgotten.


November 2, 2009

I didn't know you Daryl, however, you are a man who the entire law enforcement community is very proud of. I thank you for your service to Texas, and to your country.

Deputy Probation Officer Melissa Keith
Riverside County Probation Department, California

October 24, 2009

I have missed you so much.I wished you was here to see your grandkids grow up.You would be proud.I love you. Darrell Lunsford Jr.

Darrell Lunsford Jr.

September 29, 2009

Dear Mr. Lunsford, i didnt know you at all but im takein a class about the law and our teaher johnwayne valdez speaks very highly of you he said you were one of the strongest men he knew. Your death was very sad, but Mr. Lunsford your death has saved so many lives now. My payers go out to you and your family. im sure if you were here you would enjoy friday nights wacthin your grandson play football in ole garrison texas, he' s one heck of a player.

a stundent/cameron

August 26, 2009

May you rest in peace constable Darrell. I will pray for you and your family, I know how you are missed.

Chief Inspector Ahmed Rampersad
Mauritius Police Force

August 25, 2009

I miss you so much and remember that you was always there for me. Life is not the same with out you.

Love Terry

Terry Gideon

July 29, 2009

Mr. Lunsford...I did not know you but my mom and dad did...I wish I could have met you but I was only 3 years old when you were taken. I just wnated to send you a message cause eveytime my mom sees your video on TV sxhe breaks down and cries. I remember when we watched the video while in training and when I told people we knew you noone believed me but I know the truth. Rest in peice sir and best wishes to your son DJ and his family!

Taylor Griffin
Bossier Police

June 1, 2009

I know you used to hold me when i was little and I never got to hold you but my pa paw Jesse Lunsford told me alot about you and also Travis Lunsford.I also mis my unlce Bubba Craig Lunsford.Garrison is not the same without yall. We miss yall and I wish I got to know you. Rest in Peace Uncle Darrell. Well meet again.

Caleb Warden
My Great Uncle

May 4, 2009

I remember being at a church in Longview Texas. You were there and for some reason my dad knew who you were. I was 10 years old and I wanted to test you, I wanted to see if you could catch me. I thought to myself, maybe you were to big of a man to catch me on foot. I ran and it was less than 20 yards before you caught me and playfully cuffed me. I'm not sure how or why but my dad knew who you were. When I was old enough he told me about your death. When I was old enough he showed me the recording of your death. I had never been so angry, hurt or sad up to that point than I was when I watched them. I watched them take you down, tackle you and pull out YOUR gun and shoot you. My dad said you never wanted a partner, and that you liked to go it alone but you carried a camcorder on the dash of your patrol car. At that time noone carried a camcorder with them but that was your way of getting out of having a partner. I'm not certain how much truth there is to that but my dad never lies to me. Darrell your death has saved many lives and I find it very refreshing to find this site 15 years later where I can pay my respects. Much Love Sir, Good Night :)

Civilian Gordon Johnston

April 16, 2009

I love you so much and I'm sad that you couldn't be with me throughout the years of growing up. How much I would have loved to have you there on my graduation day can't be spoken through words. I miss you everyday. I know your in a better place now, watching me everyday from above. I'll make you the proudest grandfather of a Texas Aggie. I love you and one day we can all get together again and eat Popsicles, just like before :)


March 25, 2009

Constable Lunsford,

Know that even in death, you have saved so many other law enforcement officers' lives. You are not forgotten. I honor your sacrifice to the people of Nacadoches County and the great State of Texas. I will never forget. Rest easy, brother.

Senior Officer J Anthony Sandoval
Kingsville Police Department

March 6, 2009

To the families, both related and fraternal, of Darrell Lunsford;
Many times we hear derogatory statements about uniformed men and women who defend our freedoms, and it hurts my heart every time! Without law enforcement, fire, medical,military, or any other individuals who protect and guard us, there would be many more human tragedies than we have now. It's like the media; bad news is headlined but good news is ignored or put where it can't be seen or heard. There are many more good and heroic officers like Darrell Lunsford out there, but we don't hear about them unless they are maimed or killed. Unfortunantly, people prefer news about those things rather than the ones that give us comfort and confidence in our safety every day. I wish to honor Darrell Lunsford, along with all the other uniformed persons who have died in the line of duty. This is done by keeping their names and stories alive and never failing to talk about them. Thank you for this opportunity to express my gratitude for all those who put thir lives on the line every day for my sake. God Bless You ALL!!!! God Bless, comfort, and keep all the families of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. THANK YOU.

thankful citizen

March 1, 2009

Sir you are missed by soo many people. I never got the chance to know you but I have never heard a bad word spoke about you. Even though this happened to you and your watch has ended you are still protecting your brothers out there. You saved my life one day and I will be forever grateful. We watched the video in the academy and the same thing happened to me. Thank you soo very much and my heart goes out to your family and loved ones.

Deputy Bret Nabors
Hardeman County Sheriff's Office

March 1, 2009


18 years later you are not only still remembered, but missed every day. You continue to live on, not only in the hearts and minds of friends and family, but through police everywhere. You have touched hundreds of lives and they have been changed forever by your service. Thank you....


February 6, 2009

uncle darrell, i finally saw the video tonight, i cant hold back the tears. i miss you and know you are in a better place. keep the piano going.... i will be there one day and we can play it then. i love you

your niece

December 7, 2008

officer lunsford may you rest in peace brother. my heart goes out to your family and may god be with them and you.

cheif court bailiff
perry co. sheriff dept. ky

November 26, 2008

I saw your video today in a street survival seminar. I learned from it greatly. I wished I could have been there with you but you did not go in vain. 200 other officers learned as well. I'm sure heaven is great....hold it down until we all get there.

P/O A. Young #112
Sansom Park P.D.

October 8, 2008

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