Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Douglas Sorensen

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, August 2, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Stephen Douglas Sorensen

God bless you fand your family. You will not be forgtotten! Rest in peace bro. We've got it from here!


May you rest in peace brother in blue. To your family and co-workers my thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow. May you find some comfort knowing others care.

God Bless!

Det. M Mills
Kent County Sheriff Dept. MI

Dep. Sorensen was a true warrior. Ambushed by a coward but gun blazin' until the end. We will all miss you bro. Rest in Peace.

Dep. Van
LASD/Norwalk Station


Members of the Special Enforcement Bureau worked non stop searching for your killer who so cowardly stole you from our family. We feel some comfort in knowing the suspect was located and did not take another member of our family even though he tried. Rest in peace, you will always be remembered for your work in the community to make a difference. Rest in peace


My heart goes out to those who have had to deal with this awful loss. I pray that God will comfort you and keep you strong. Deputy Sorenson I pray that you now have the peace and rest that you so richly deserve. I have a brother in blue that arrived on scene just ahead of you. Officer Douglas Wendell ended his watch 7-31-03. I know the two of you will be friends. Also, I have one of your brothers from LA County in my care now. I dispatch for him and I vow I will do my best to keep him safe. God Bless You All.
Cheryl Pinkston
U of A Police Dispatch
Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas Police Department

God's speed brother

Sergeant RP McNamara
Richmond VA PD

To his wife and children, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Please remember that his love for you and your boys doesn't leave with him; His love for you lives on. Always remember that! I pray that God comforts you and gives you peace of mind.

Valarie Bell Wright
Daughter of Ptl. William B. Bell, EOW 11-19-02, Summerville P.D. (SC)

It is with heavy heart that I learn another officer has been taken from us. The words don't come easy to try to offer you some respite from your anquish but please know that all of us in uniform are with you in spirit and hope that God's grace will offer you some peace. You have my sincere condolences and my wish for your family and the family of the Los Angeles County SO to smile in the memory of your fallen warrior.

Deputy John Hendrickson
Skagit County Sheriff's Office

Deputy John Hendrickson
Skagit County Sheriff's Office





I attended Deputy Sorensen's Funeral this morning.In attendance were over 2,000 Police officers,Gov. Gray Davis,Sheriff Lee Baca and others.He is truly missed.He was our "town Sheriff" & he did a great job,giving back to his community.Many people that were at the memorial commented that he was a resident first,then a deputy.His presence in our community will be missed for years to come.The formal announcement that our city park will be renamed in his honor occured today as well.This will help us to remember Deputy Stephen Sorensen,a true hero.
God Bless.

Nathan Mutter,Army veteran
Lake L.A. Resident

My condolence to the family and friends of Deputy Sorenson. There are few words one can say however know that God loves and has a special place for his policeman who carry his sword. He has placed them there and cares deeply for them.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller
Oregon State Police

Rest in peace. Thank you for your sacrifice that we may live in a safer world. You will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and comrades who are left behind.

Det. Dennis Salb
Gardena PD

Today we have lost a partner, friend, husband, father, hero. Stephen was killed doing a job he loved. We will never forget him, his memory will always be with us.

To his sons, your father loved you so much and wanted to make the world a better place for you. Your father is a hero, he did not want to leave you and will be watching over you.

To Steve's wife, we will be here for you. if you just want to talk at anytime day or night call us. Anything you need we will try and provide.... we will not forget you or the sacrafice you have given. I know having a husband on the department you pray every day that he comes home safe. I also know you let them go because this is a job they love.

Steve we will miss you, God Speed we will meet again.

Sergeant Kristin Aloma


Your bravery will not be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

Dear Warrior, I'm sadened to know that we have lost another officer in the line of duty. But, you did what you do because you chose it. You chose to walk the thin blue line between warrior and servant and we are grateful for your sacrifice. May God provide your family with swift closure in their loss, and to yourself, swift winds to your next assignment in heaven, as you walk those streets under his command. A huge reward is awaiting you. In the meantime, please watch over us and the remaining peace officers that will continue the watch in your absence. Goodnight sir.

Concerned Military Member

Deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Stephen Sorensen.


To All of Deputy Sorensen, Family, Friends, And Co-workers;

Our thought's and prayer's are with you, we pray that God will give you the help and strength you need to get through this difficult time. Thanks Officer Sorensen for the great sacrifice you have made . God Bless all the fallen Hero's that have given there lifes for our freedom.

Sister of Officer Glenn H. Hicks- EOW 02/20/03

We are truly saddened at Stephen's loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD

Rest in peace my brother in blue

P.O. M. Rodriguez
Howard county police

My prayers and deepest condolences are with your Department, and especially
with the friends and family of your fallen hero.
Stay strong, stay focused, and know that Deputy Stephen Sorensen will never be forgotten.
Mike Bradford; Tallahassee Police Dept., Ret.

Invest. Mike Bradford-Ret
Tallahassee Police Dept

steve,,,our hearts ache every time we hear about a cop being killed,,the horror you must have felt during that gun battle. I had the privilge of working with you at altadena station. your energy level was unmatched. I hope and pray that your family knows what a hero you are. you will never be forgotten

Retired Deputy

On behalf of the men and women who serve and work for the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Stephen Sorensen's family, friends, and co-workers with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

God Bless. Now you can walk Heaven's beat.

Officer Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

My thoughts and prayers are with your in the loss of your husband and father and officer. May God comfort you and give you strength. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man will lay his life down for his friends."


Rest in Peace, brother officer. May you find a peaceful place where you have gone now. To all my other brothers and sisters in law enforcement: Let's keep fighting to help keep perps off the streets of our neighborhoods.

Deputy Patricia Alfieri
Saratoga County Sheriff's Dept.

We are so sorry for this tragic loss. Their are no words to take away your pain, but remember we will keep you in our hearts and prayers John 14:27

mother of Fallen Military Police Officer Brian T. Gleason 8/9/2000

Tammy Persin

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