Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant David Paul Land

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, March 26, 2003

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Reflections for Sergeant David Paul Land

To My Forever Angel,

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

It's been 18 years since I've had one of your hugs.
18 years since I've heard your voice.
18 years since we sang Toby Keith in the car.
18 years since I watched you direct traffic over that Kids R Kids.
18 years since you walked me to the bus stop for the very last time.
18 years of a DPL sized void in my heart.
and now I have 18 long years of milestones you haven't been here for.

As the years go by, I am terrified that I'll forget the small details about you that made you special. But it never fails, one of your friends is always right there to give me that bear hug that I so desperately need. A hug straight down from heaven. I see 740 everywhere and even have it & your handwriting tattooed on my arm (which I know you'd pitch an absolute fit over). What I would give for you to see me now, I know you'd be my biggest fan.

Until I can have another bear hug again.
740 Forever, My Angel


August 14, 2021

I wish you were here. I still feel like you are supposed to be. You were such an adorable little brother that grew into a respectable and truly awesome, honorable man. You are and will always be a part of me. I wish our kids would have grown up together and that you were in my children’s memories instead of just their imaginations. I wish we could have watched it together like we were suppose to. I never thought that you wouldn’t be there until you weren’t. It never even crossed my mind. Well a little, but not really. I miss Taylor and what could have been. Life takes some strange turns sometimes, and we have little choice but to accept them. Maybe one day, we’ll understand. Happy almost birthday. I love you with all of my heart. Shelly

David’s sister

February 10, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 26, 2020

17 years today. Love and miss you every. single. day.

HC OM Angela Cox

March 25, 2020

Happy Birthday, baby brother. I miss you and wish so badly that you were here. I love you.

Shelly Steele

February 11, 2020

Miss you every single day. Love you, Bubba

Angela Cox

December 10, 2019

Rest in peace and Olav hashalom Sergeant Land.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 30, 2019

We miss you !!!


March 26, 2019

Wish you were here to see this place now. You wouldn't believe it. We all miss you so much. You would be so proud of your beautiful daughter now, she is amazing, like her Dad.
Jody keeps your stuff in his office, so we see you in spirit everyday.
May your family be surrounded by your love and light today and everyday.
Love you Brother.

Angela Taylor
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

March 26, 2019

Miss your sense of humor and practical jokes brother. Taylor has grown into an amazing young woman and a blessing to be around. You did good!

Lt. Kenny Hughes
Friend and Co-Worker

March 26, 2019

Miss ya kid

Don carr

February 8, 2019

Hello baby brother. I'm just missing you right this moment. I love you.


January 23, 2018

Every time I drive past that spot on Buford Highway (and I do almost every day), I think of you Brother. Still miss you as I'm sure everyone who knew you does. Godspeed.

Matt Freeman, Sergeant (Retired)
Roswell Police Department

June 13, 2017

On this national peace officers memorial day, I'm thinking about you and your family. Its been a long time since our days together over at Stone Mountain Park, and then going our separate ways to different PDs. I remember the pranks that used to happen on laser show traffic nights out at the triangle, and other good times. I pray that your family is doing well.

Rest in peace, Bubba.

Ofc. J B (former)
SMP PD Ranger / Lilburn PD

May 15, 2015

As the anniversary of your death approaches, a flood of emotions come over me. It is hard to believe that so much time has passed but yet some things never change. I know that you are able to watch and see all that goes on. I pray that you will continue to be my guardian angel and watch over me and the people I love. You are forever in my heart.



March 25, 2015

David, my girls and I still think of you when we pass the accident site and then the Kids R Kids were we saw you each day. Miss miss your "Hey baby" to my girls and appreciate the impact that you had and continue to have our our family. My girls are fond of your fellow officers now because of you :)

Kimberly, Brittany and Sarah Funderburg

December 9, 2014

Thinking of you today, as I do every day... Love you and miss you.

Sgt AC

November 25, 2014

Sgt. Land, I wanted to leave a reflection to you, letting you know you shared your wisdom to a bunch of us here in Cumming at the old Walmart parking lot back when we were all just teens. I wish I could have thanked you sooner. Thanks for the good times every weekend up town, telling us about speeding and letting us check out your police car, radar gun, etc. I used to think you were the cutest and coolest cucumber in town!! You really touched my heart at a very young age and made me a great driver. I will always remember you, David! Rest in peace. My heart goes out to your family. Keep your eyes on us all and continue to keep us safe, as always!! Thank you.
Kelly E. Moore

Kelly E. Moore
An officer only in my dreams

June 28, 2013

Bubba its your 10th year that you were called to duty in heaven to watch over and protect all of us ad I know you are. Its been along time and things have change but one thing I know for sure that will never change is that you are missed but never forgotten. So today as always I will remember the good times we had and know that you are watching over us I will be doing this while listening to your favorite Barry White tune and drinking a cocktail. Miss ya Bro

Don Carr Retired
Motor officer partner

March 26, 2013

well Bubba it is coming up on 10 years since we lost your smiling face and your friendship. I can say that I think of you daily and when I do I just smile and say that your still around. Alot of things have changed over the years but one thing will never and that is I will always remember you as a friend and a brother and that you are missed by all but not ever forgotten. Your memorial ride is coming up and I am going to try to make it but if I dont and can tell ya that I will raise a glass for ya brother. Miss ya

Don Carr Retired to a Private citizen
Forsyth County Sheriffs office/ former partner

March 4, 2013

Happy birthday. It is hard to believe that you would be 42 today and that you have been gone for 10 years. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you. Please continue to watch over me. I miss you so much and love you always.


February 11, 2013

I love you, baby brother. I still miss you. Happy birthday.


February 11, 2013

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Land. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

9 years has past a day never goes by that I don't think of ya Miss ya brother


March 26, 2012

Hi Bud,
It's been a while but something never change the Love in my
heart,Tears in my eyes and the memory I have. Take care Felicia you sister and now your Dad and Gmother give them big HUGS and Kisses.

PS I MISS YOU SO Much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda B. Land

September 19, 2011

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