Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Clyde Lancaster

Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, May 29, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joshua Clyde Lancaster

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Lancaster.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 29, 2020

Josh. You are missed everyday..
That tragic day, 15 years ago, changed all our lives forever.
We still grieve for U. Cry when remembering all the great family times..i still remember, U bring little, saying, when I grow up. Im gonna be a cop!
I know your up there, with Grandma, and my momma, i know they're taking spectacular care of you..
We all love and miss U so much Josh♡
I know you're up there, looking out for us..
Fly high with the angels, sweet boy♡

Teri Lancaster Torres

June 21, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 15th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 29, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 29, 2015

I do it all for you, Uncle Josh. My successes can all be attributed to the lessons you instilled in me. RIP. Forever 27.

Chelsy Lancaster

April 12, 2013

Almost Ten Years! Well I still miss you very much and think of you every day.
I love you!
See you in Heaven!

Jason Lancaster

January 14, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy Lancaster. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 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 his family in my heart's embrace today and pray for their solace.

Phyllis Loya


May 29, 2009

As Heather learned, the heart never really "moves on." Last month marked 5 years since you have been gone. Something precious was stolen from many when we lost you.

Wilma Lusk
mother of Heather

June 26, 2008

On this 5th anniversary of your EOW, our hearts go out to your families. Time has not diminished your service or your sacrifice. So sorry for your loss.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 29, 2008

On this 5th anniversary of your EOW, our hearts go out to your families. Time has not diminished your service or your sacrifice. So sorry for your loss.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 29, 2008

I can't believe it's been five years since you were taken from us. I remember the night like it was yesterday. I haven't forgotten, nor will I ever. Watch over us up there my friend. God bless......

Deputy Doug Sullivan
Fresno County Sheriff's Dept.

May 25, 2008

Deputy Lancaster,

You left for your heavenly home the same day as my son Josh did. I expect that you have met each other by now. Your mother is in my prayers as I know the lonely journey that she is on. Fly high with the eagles.


May 18, 2008



March 28, 2008

Josh - I left law enforcement 2 years ago. Tomorrow, I am returning with Winter Garden Police Department. On Friday, I was in Washington D.C., and visited you at the Law Enforcement Memorial. I am writing because there is a heartfelt family connection being in law enforcement, and I pray to do you proud!

Officer Brian Lancaster

November 25, 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 25, 2007

Hey Josh, whats up man? Its been along time. I finally had the courage to write this. I remember you that day, giving you a hard time because you were working OT and being a property dick, remember? I told you not to do it, the case load and the calls..hell you got stuck in the garden the week before and got pounded with paper...You were to young in your career, you had so much to offer this world. You know there are a bunch of us that would have taken your spot becasue your our brother. Man, seems like yesterday. I was the fourth one at the crash, I couldnt believe it, I still cant. Alot of us have not forgotten you man, we never will, ever. We are working a few small things to keep your memory alive. Hope fully the new boss will listen to us, they are good ideas. Keep a eye on us man we think about you, you are in our hearts forever. JE

Juan Espinoza

July 17, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 4th anniversary of your being called away from duty. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

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

May 29, 2007

May your sleep be sweet and may your loved ones be ever blessed by Him.

May 29, 2007

Thank You soooo very much to everyone who has josh in their hearts, i cant go a day without thinking of him! to all who go one with thier lives i lift you up i hope god blesses you, i am going on with my life but it will never be the same, thanks again to all who have supported Josh he would be so proud! He is proud! looking down on all of us today! moving on, going on however it may be. I love You Josh I cant wait To see you in Heaven!!!

Jason Lancaster

February 27, 2007

My friend, as we all miss you and are very proud of you. We know you entered the gates of Heaven hearing the Lords voice say ever so clear, "Well done, my good and faithful servant, welcome home".
You will be forever in our hearts, we miss you.

Police Officer, B. Ellis

September 14, 2006

Heather, you are a remarkable women and NEVER feel guilty for moving on with your life, by moving on you are not in anyway disrespecting or dishonoring Josh!!! You will forever hold a place for him in your heart. Josh would want you to find happiness again!God bless you and know that you are thought about 3 years later!

wife of LEO

wife of LEO

June 1, 2006

It's been three years today since we lost you. Time has healed some of the sadness, but I as I'm sure the rest who knew you still miss you very much. I hope heaven has treated you as you deserve. Continue to watch over us down here fighting the fight. Rest in peace my friend.

Deputy Doug Sullivan
Fresno County Sheriff's Dept.

May 29, 2006

To Josh and his family, I pray and know that God will bring you peace. On this years anniversary I have issued a bulletin to our unit in remembrance of your sacrifice. We will never forget, I will never forget.

Deputy III George Ozburn #312

May 22, 2006

Heather, I am happy you have learned to walk this journey with your head up! Don't you feel guilty for going on with your life thats what Josh would of wanted for you. I keep all of you in my prayers!

May 5, 2006

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