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 Speed. May you Rest in Peace.

Washington State

To Duputy Sorensen family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86



Deputy Sorenson,
Bless you brother!! You are a true hero. My heart goes out to you and your family. You made the ultimate sacrafice and all of us are indebted to you. You will never be forgotten. I will pray for you and your family. All 10,000+ of the CHP family will have you and your family in our prays.

Officer C. Lane

May you rest in peace. Your memory will live on forever. We all know that you will guide us and protect us from above.
May God bless you and your family.

Special Agent
Department of Homeland Security

May God Bless the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Stephen Sorensen. We know it is a terrible loss and our prayers wll be with you.


Lyndell & Elizabeth Taylor
Parents of Deputy Sheriff (Douglas County Oregon)
Morris Lyn Taylor
EOW 9-14-02

An exerpt from "Judgement Day For A Police Officer":

The police officer stood and faced his Maker,
Which must always come to past.
He hoped hsi shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

There was silence all around the room,
Where the saints respectly stood.
As the police officer waited quietly,
For judgement... bad or good.

"Step forward now, police officer,
You've borne your burden well.
Come walk the beat on heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

-author unknown-

You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers as your family goes through these difficult times. Las Vegas Metro P.D., NV., is deeply saddened by this loss...

Academy TAC Officer Kenny Rios
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

In the midst of my sorrow for our own loss of Officer Patrick Maher yesterday, my heart broke yet again when I learned that Deputy Sorensen was also lost yesterday. There are no words to soften your loss and your pain. My prayers go out to Deputy Sorensen's family and to the L. A. County Sheriff's Department. I spent 20 years as a Reserve Officer with LAPD, so your loss is to me the loss of a brother officer. Thank you, Deputy Sorensen, for your service. I know you are standing with our Officer Maher and that you will both be our guardian angels. God speed. We have the watch, my brothers.

Pam Hall
Federal Way Police, Washington

God Bless You and your family
My prayers are with your family and friends.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

To the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Stephen Sorensen, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Deputy Sorensen was a true Hero, not for how he died, but for how he lived! You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother.

Ofc. Mark A. Richardson
Louisville Metro PD-Louisville, Ky.

Rest in peace...



THE POLICEMAN SQUARED his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a Saint. I've had to
work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I've been
violent because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that
wasn't mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just
got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with
fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept many unmanly tears. I know I
don't deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around
except to calm their fear. If you've a place for me Lord, it needn't be so
grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod. As
the policeman waited quietly, for the judgement of his God. "Step forward
now, policeman, you've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's
streets, you've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

Dane County Sheriff's Office, WI

Rest in peace Brother.

Sgt L Fear
Oblong Il Police Dpt

Yet another hero has had their life taken too soon. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Sorenson. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

To my brother officer and friend I never got to meet. I pray for you and your family. These times that we are enduring are trying to use all. Just a few days ago we lost a brother officer as well as a friend to some oxygen wasting, scum bag animal. I will pray hard that the animal who took you away from us will be caught and brought before you and God. May you rest in peace my brother.


To the wife, sons, family, friends and coworkers may you find strenght with each other in this terrible time of loss, and you boys remember always what a true hero you dad is. Rest in peace Deputy and continue your watch from above now, thank you for a job well done.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/02

I am so sorry this had to happen yet again! Know that your Dad was a HERO........he gave his all! My thoughts are with the family, friends and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Officer Julie Schmidt
Louisville Metro Police Dept. Louisville, KY

Im Really sorry about your loss. i just wanted to write to let the family know im thinking of them. Im 17 from ohio and my sister kelli lambert died in the line of duty 2 weeks ago. Its not going to be easy but god will help you through

god bless

Zach Lambert

The loss of Dep. Sorensen is a tragedy that really touches home, as it was the Great Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LACSD) that came to my aid from thousands of miles away.

You were there for me when I couldn't reach my aunt who lived alone, two separate times. The last time you nearly were able to save her life after she'd suffered a stroke and I couldn't reach her by phone. It was the LACSD that broke into her house and found her laying in the bathroom. She survived long enough for me to get there from Michigan and say my goodbyes.

I recall being contacted by LACSD to let me know the letter of commendation I wrote in appreciation for their assistance was being added to the file of the involved deputy(s).

Dep. Sorensen was part of that proud tradition of assisting the public and fellow law enforcement officers.

I salute Dep. Sorensen on behalf of the FBI Agents Association and my family.

Rest In Peace.

Special Agent Darin L. Paul
FBI Agents Association

Rest in peace my brother—You will not be forgotten. You have done your duty.

You, your family, and all those that have been affected by your passing are in my family’s prayers.

See you some day my brother.

CPL Jodie L. Warren
Prince George County Police Department, Virginia

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the Sorensen family and the deputies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department over the tragic loss of Deputy Sheriff Stephen Sorensen. Once again a coward has taken the life of a brother officer. Our brother Stephen has now gone to join St. Michael and his angels to patrol the streets of Heaven. May our brother Stephen rest in peace and may God bless the Sorensen family during this tragic time. Never forget the fallen hero!

Ofcr. Dan Winger, Ret.

There are but two persons who protect the sinful human race from destroying itself. One is God's Holy Spirit. The other is the Peace Officer. Without them, we would all perish at each other's hands.
You were called into this profession and our Lord and Savior has blessed you because:
According to Romans 13.1-5...
God ordains the Peace Officer’s profession.
The Peace Officer is sent by God.
The Peace Officer is vested with God's authority to enforce the law.
A Peace Officer's badge is to be honored by us, because it is honored by God.

You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for your fellow man, while serving, defending, and protecting others in your community.

To the family of Deputy Stephen Sorensen and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, your extended family of Law Enforcement Officers grieves with you during this time. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around each of you and comfort you during this most difficult time.

To all my brothers and sisters, please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in.
May God be with you every day, please remember, we are a part of the largest family in the world and when one hurts we all hurt.

Though our badges and uniforms may be different, our mission is the same. Rest in peace with our other fallen Brothers and Sisters. We will continue the fight in your honor

Florida Deputy Sheriff

I was very sad to red about this terrible event. Such tragic waste of good people is always aterrible experience. Deputy Sorensen was west coast and I am east coast, yet I feel the loss of a brother in the cause. Rest in peace my friend.

Captain Derek Stafford
High Point Police Dept, N.C.

My heart goes out to the family. Officer Sorenson 10-42 eternally.

Beech Mtn. Police Department

Our Sympathy is with the family of Deputy Sorenson and members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
May God comfort you during this dark hour and the days ahead. We feel your loss here in Mississippi and We're praying for you....

Steve & Diane

Sgt.Steve Hunt
Amory PD (MS)

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