Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Truman J. Becker

Ontario County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Friday, July 17, 1981

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Truman J. Becker

A kind-hearted man who protected and served our area. RIP, Truman Becker. You are missed.

Steve Barnhoorn
Richmond Town Councilman

March 4, 2016

A kind and gentle man who did his job well. We need more like him. Rest in peace Truman, it was my pleasure to know you.

Former deputy Scott Hayes
Ontario County (NY) Sheriff's Dept

May 16, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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 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.

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

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 17, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Deputy Sheriff Becker and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

July 16, 2009

I still remember that fateful day! I think of Truman often.

He was a very good man and a faithful servant to the people of Ontario County.

Lt J A Luna
Rochester Fire Department

April 1, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 20, 2007

God rest you, Deputy. Now and always.

We remember.

Ptl. M.A. Ryan
New York State University Police Brockport

July 17, 2007

May you Rest in peace knowing you are remembered and honored.Thank you for your service.

July 17, 2006

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