Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Charles Randal "Randy" Smith

Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, April 16, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Charles Randal "Randy" Smith

Continue to rest in Peace. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
N.Y.P.D.

April 16, 2017

RIP and thank you for your service and dedication

Mick
SPD

April 16, 2014

I miss you like crazy B-Doo! Wish God didn't take you so early! Hope you are watching over us. I love you <3

Anonymous
Anonymous

December 26, 2013

Bee-Doo we all miss you , may god bless you and you have peace. and keep watchn over us all. AS we remeber you on this special day ,for the fallen officers .

Mitch Kruszynsky
Cousin

May 15, 2013

I miss you. We were suppose to "catch up " for Easter at your moms house... RIP. love you. Jennifer

Jennifer
Cousin

August 16, 2012

It's been 9 years brother. Still your name is not forgotten at the department! Your son still meets up with us when we are out and "vest-checks" the officers. Keep watch over us B-Do!

Captain E
CID

April 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninth 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 17, 2012

Hey B i miss you so much not a day pass that i dont think of you. its been sometime now that well you know. B just wanted to say thanks for there was no drive to far nor no person that could stop you from coming to see me. and i miss you so much. i have been away so long. just between me and you. i wonder if that woman of yours still hides things under the sofa pillow you know buzzzzzzzz! hey dude missing you very bad. 4ever beaver!!!!!!

beaver
buddy

May 25, 2011

You have not been forgotten as true heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 16, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 16, 2010

hey buddy just thinking about you, really miss you.see you up their hold a spot for me.

Anonymous

May 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth 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 hold your wife and son in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 17, 2009

I wanted you to know that you are thought of today in my thoughts and prayers. May GOD bless your family. Rest in peace.

Shirley LeJeune-Oakdale, La.
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW3/14/04

April 16, 2008

Cheree and I were just thinking about you today. Still doesn't seem like you left all of us.

Officer Shawn Eckhart
Department of Justice

April 16, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 31, 2007

Deputy Smith


On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

April 16, 2007

May you rest in peace and may Our Lord bless your loved ones.

April 16, 2007

HEY BABY...MAN I HAVE READ OVER AND OVER THESE PAGES.I HAVE NEVER WROTE YOU MYSELF.. WELL NOT ON HERE.. YOU AND I BOTH KNOW HOW MUCH IN MY BOOKS..ITS 3YEAR6MONTHS25DAYS..I FINALLY THOUGHT I COULD...MAN BABY I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING CRAZY..I THINK OF YOU ALL THE TIME..MAN THIS HURTS...EVERY ONE SAYS ITS TIME TO STOP..THAT I HAVE TO FACE IT...I HAVE FACED IT, BUT I HAVE NEVER EVER STOPPED LOVING YOU, MISSING YOU,JUST WISHING YOU WERE HERE MY LOVE,FRIEND,WONDERFUL FATHER..AND BEST DETECTIVE EVER!BABE I TRY NOT TO CRY SO MUCH...I DON'T WANT TO TAKE AWAY YOUR HEAVEN...BUT MAN I WASN'T DONE..ITS ALMOST 1AM THE TEARS DON'T EVER STOP BDO..
I'VE MADE ALOT OF MISTAKES THAT DAY MY LIFE FELL APART..BUT I HAVE NEVER ONCE STOPPED LOVING AND MISSING YOU...I KNOW WE HAD OUR PROBLEMS HALF THE TOWN DID...BUT ONLY ME AND YOU AND A FEW LIKE JULIE LOL...KNOW THE WHOLE TRUTH..YOU DIDN'T MAKE ALOT OF SENCE FOR A FEW MONTHS..BUT WHEN 4/16 CAME YOU FINALLY DID...BUT LIKE YOU SAID 4/15 IT WAS TOO LATE.BUT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE..WE NEVER DID SAY GOODBYE MY LOVE ,BUT YOU SAID WE NEVER WOULD.I MAN THIS HURTS.I'M SO VERY PROUND OF YOU.. WE RAISED EACH OTHER AND YOU BECAME A WONDERFUL MAN..HUSBAND AND MOST IMPORTANT FATHER..I LOOK AT OUR LIL'BDO EVERYDAY AND THINK HOW PROUD YOU MUST BE.. BESIDES HIS MOUTH HE'S AWESOME, LIKE YOU..AND BESIDES MY TEMPER WE BOTH HAVE TO LAUGH AT THAT ONE.I TRULY LOVE AND MISS YOU.YOU KNOW I HAVE TODD NOW HE'S WONDERFUL TO RANDY AND ME..BUT NO ONE CAN EVER FILL MY HEART LIKE YOU AND MY HEART WILL ALWAYS BE BROKEN UNTIL WE ARE TOGETHER AGAIN..I KNOW YOU KNOW ALL MY HOPES AND FEARS RANDY I KNOW YOU WILL ALWAYS BE CLOSE TO GOD TO KEEP OUR SON SAFE..I KNOW YOU WILL ALWAYS TRULY BE WITH ME. I'VE READ ALL THE BOOKS,SAID ALL THE PRAYERS..ITS NEVER STOPS..UNTIL I THINK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS I KNOW ONLY WE TALKED ABOUT..THINK ABOUT HOW PROUD YOU ARE OF YOURSELF..AND ALL OF US WHO LOVE YOU..THEN THE TEARS DRY JUST ALITTLE....AND I SMILE..BECAUSE NO GREATER MAN COULD HAVE FALLEN...IT DOESN'T HEAL THE BROKEN HEART..BUT IN MY HEART I KNOW YOU ARE SMILING..SAYING I TRIED..AND I KNOW MY LOVE WILL NEVER DIE..I OFTEN THOUGHT I KNOW I'LL MAKE NO SENCE ALL THE THINGS I'M SAYING BUT I KNOW TO YOU I DO...AND I AM ONLY WRITING THIS FOR YOU.. I HAVE ONLY 2 PROMISES TO YOU..I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU..I WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST MOTHER AND FATHER I CAN BE TO OUR LIL'BDO.FOR 16 YRS. I HAD YOU HERE TO HOLD AND LOVE IN MARCH WE WOULD HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR 20 YEARS..AND I KNOW I STILL HAVE YOU TO LOVE DEEP AND MY HEART FOREVER..WELL BABE I FINALLY MADE ANOTHER FIRST..AND I DO FEEL BETTER THAT I HAVE FINALLY LEFT YOU THIS..AGAIN WATCH OVER OUR LIL'MAN HE NEEDS YOU...I LOVE YOU AND YOU REALLY SEE INTO MY HEART AND KNOW HOW MUCH..THE TEARS ARE POURING AGAIN..SO I'M GOING TO SAY GOODNITE MY EP30..UNLESS YOU WANT TO COME FOR BREAKFAST ITS ALMOST THAT TIME LOL..LOVE YOU...MISS YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH MY FRIEND!!!

TERESA
WIFE

November 10, 2006

My deepest sympathy to your family and close friends on this 3rd anniversary of your passing. Keep watch over your family and close friends. Stay in their hearts so they can feel your presence. You will never be forgotten and are a true hero.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

April 15, 2006

Just thinking about you bud.

Our Greatest Fear

Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again, I hold back a tear.
They patrol in the state, city, county and town,
in uniforms colored white, green, blue and brown.
The shape of their badges may vary,
but it’s a symbol that they all, proudly carry.
They leave for work with a kiss goodbye,
but some don’t come home, no matter how hard they try.
To uphold the law is the job that they pick,
with such high aspirations, why must some die so quick?
They leave behind loved ones, family and friends,
after their lives have met tragic ends.
Some die in crashes, others hearts not too stout,
to many have been lost when gunshots ring out.
Our Heavenly Father has called them home,
no more these dark streets do they roam.
Through trial and error they have given their best,
please Lord, now grant them eternal rest.
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again I hold back a tear.

Officer Shawn Eckhart
Former Coworker/DA Police

June 28, 2005

You are a true hero to us all and you will never be forgotten. God bless your family for your tragic loss.

DE
St. Louis City Police

June 4, 2005

In loving memory of D.S. Randy Smith: I just read your reflections to
remember your sacrifice and how
highly people thought of you. You
are still fondly remembered today.
God bless your wife and son and all
other family members, both immediate and work related.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

April 16, 2005

Randy,

Just thinking alot about you today. You are sorely missed by your family, co-workers, and friends. Keep watching over Teresa & "Lil" Randy they still need you. P.S. I am still as sassy, and hot tempered as ever.

Dpty Devillier
Evangeline Parish SO

April 16, 2004

Rest in peace Officer Smith. I only found this site on March 14, 2004, when my nephew, Officer John Logan of the Huntington, Texas Police Department was shot and killed. It breaks my heart everytime I see another HERO lost. May GOD bless you and your family.
Shirley Lejeune-Aunt of Officer John Logan E.O.W. March 14, 2004

Shirley Lejeune -Oakdale, La.

April 2, 2004

Dy. Smith
I remember the day you passed, It is always a sad time when a brother officer goes down. We do the job we do for the love of helping and making a difference, and brother from what I have read you made that difference. To the family hold your head up high with pride. God Bless

Charles D
LPSO

March 16, 2004

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