Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Terry William Bennett

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 26, 2003

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Reflections for Police Officer Terry William Bennett

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

June 26, 2018

What, second degree murder for intentionally colliding with the Officer and then intentionally running over him. A true miscarriage of justice. God Rest this fine Officer and he will never be forgotten.

Captain (Ret.)
Flint Police Department

June 26, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 15th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 26, 2018

TWB still graces my ticket book. Time has passed but Terry's memory has not.

Aaron Harwick, Police Officer
Murrieta Police Department
President, Murrieta Police Officer Association

February 23, 2017

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
Texas

June 26, 2015

You are thought of often. I remember how kind you were and how you always had a smile on your face. I'm sorry I didn't know you better. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Julie
civilian

March 23, 2015

Terry was a wonderful officer, selfless in his service to others and a devoted family man. He was a dedicated professional who left this earth too soon. Thank you Terry, for all the times you covered me on stops.

Rick Wright PO-II
SDPD - coworker

June 26, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 9th anniversary year 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 solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 30, 2012

One man has affected one family with such sorrow. The criminal not only took a father, but now a son. I hope that people realize the sacrifice that officers give and risks they take.

Captain Jim
Fire Department

November 26, 2012

The actions of one will ripple out to affect others. RIP Brennan Bennett, age 17, we love you

Diane
Civilian

November 25, 2012

May Lord cast his mercy and heaven to the soul of Terry and every officer protecting the people.

Sam
Civilian

January 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Bennett. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

Not a day goes by that you are not thought of and missed. Your smile will always be ingrained in my mind. My prayers are with your family.

Rob
Friend

August 18, 2011

if somebody knows who evaluated or has a connection to find out who evaluated kevin williams at san diego county mental health and could please relay the information to me or my family, that would be great. the person who evaluated williams decided it was safe for him to leave, even though he repeatedly said not to let him out or he would kill somebody. good job county mental health.

Brennan Bennett
son

May 9, 2011

Today would have been your 20th wedding anniversary to Michelle. We all miss you and think of you often.

Tom Simonds Squad mate
Friend

September 29, 2010

On the 7th anniversary of Officer Bennett's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Bennett is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

June 27, 2010

Terry, I never got to say it to you, but you are the reason I'm a peace officer today. In high school, you inspired me towards a carreer in law enforcement. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeff

Jeff Curran (Sergeant)
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

April 27, 2010

Never forgotten brave Warrior Brother.
Be at Peace mate.

Senior Constable of Police
Traffic Enforcement Section - South Australia Police

March 21, 2010

I remember that day only too well. I can still remember the sirens and all the commotion in the streets. It was truly a sad moment in the City of San Diego. Terry will always be remembered by all that knew him. I cried alot that day. I hope people realize how much an officer sacrifices each day when we go to work. Terry, you make me proud to be a police officer. May you rest in peace!!!
Terri

Terri Davis-Cole
San Diego Police Department

February 27, 2010

To Officer Terry William Bennett, his family and his fellow officers with the San Diego Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Bennett’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Bennett and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Memebers and Staff

June 26, 2009

its a shame that he lost his life to a criminal

cadet ian halliburton
EPD

May 17, 2009

Hey 322M,

Just wanted to let you know you're still thought of regularly. I used to visit you weekly since your memorial site was on my beat when I was with SDPD. I am a new motor. I hope to be as good of a rider as you were. Take care brother. We will ride together one day.

-JC

M78, Former SDPD
Burbank PD, CA

July 22, 2008

Thinking of you on the 5th anniversary of your EOW. Thanks for serving!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

June 27, 2008

Thinking of you and your loved ones today, you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of them and those still out on patrol.

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

June 26, 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

December 6, 2007

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