Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie

Alexandria City Marshal's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, April 2, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie

To Deputy Glen Devanie and his loved ones:

On this the third anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.
Reading the loving reflections about your beloved Glen gives us some understanding of what a kind and honorable young man he was.

To his parents, I share your agony of losing a child in the line of duty. I know the unbearable pain.

Glenn, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Deputy Devanie. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication. I am so sorry that another young family had to lose their husband and father, but I know your children will know you through precious memories.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Glen gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 2, 2003.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 3, 2006

Saw the children yesterday. Precious!!! Jerry and I put flowers out for you at the different locations. Tough day! Your brother called--it's still very hard for him also.
You are sorely missed!

I love you Glen!

Kay Wood

April 3, 2006

thinking of you and sending a prayer for your mom, wife and kids - all of whom certainly miss and love you. God bless, and rest peacefully. Remembering you not only today, the 3rd year anniversary of your death, but every day!


April 2, 2006

Today my heart is heavy. It was on this date that I saw you and talked with you at your house for the last time.

We will have beautiful flowers in the church in your memory this Sunday. Your watch on Earth ended three years ago this Sunday, but you will forever remain in my heart.

I hope I am able to spend some time with your children on Sunday. It helps with the pain.

I'll love you forever with all my heart.


Kay Wood

March 31, 2006

rest in peace...

Kaitlyn Hammond

December 29, 2005

I miss you sooo much!!! You are always on my mind and in my heart.

I'll love you forever,

Kay Wood

October 21, 2005

Dear Glen,

Even though its been a few years since you've gone, I'm still in shock. I still see someone at a distance and think its you for a second. I wish we could have spent more time together the last few years. But I know we were growing up, starting families and working on careers. I was always thrilled to run into you when I came to town. I broke down a while back, telling my wife of all the fun we had together and how you were the truest friend I ever had. You never expected anything of me but friendship. In fact, I'm breaking down a bit now! I hope you knew how much you meant to me. I always looked up to your will and determination to accomplish anything you set your mind to. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Your Friend, Daniel T. Maxey

June 13, 2005

Deputy Devanie,

I will keep your mother and family in my prayers today as today is such a bittersweek day. I know that all you warriors are together so please tell Josh I love him. Happy Birthday.
Kay you are in my thoughts.

Maxine Clifford, mother
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

April 26, 2005

Two years ago today, you made the ultimate sacrifice, but you have not been forgotten. Tonight, I will tell your story in roll call, and the shift will be dedicated to your memory. Rest in peace, brother.

Sergeant Randy O. Lamb
Wilkins Township, PA P.D.

April 2, 2005

I miss you, man !


April 2, 2005

Kay - Everyday when I put on my uniform and go to work, I know Glen rides with me. I keep a picture of him in my unit to remind me of his sacrifice. I want you to know that I pray for you and his family that was left behind. I do look foward to the day when we all are reunited. If you ever need anything from me, you know how to reach me.

PO George Horton
West Monroe PD (LA)

March 24, 2005

Thanksgiving is approaching and I am thinking of you. You truly blessed me time and time again.

I love you son!!!

Kay Wood

November 18, 2004

Hey Glen!

Yesterday-----yesterday was hard. It has now been 17 months and you are missed terribly. Thoughts of you make me smile, laugh and be thankful that you were my son.

Glen, you blessed me in many ways. I went down Hwy. 1 yesterday thinking of only you. I stopped and reflected, but never got out of the car. Later I found out your brother did the same thing, but he did get out. (He misses you more than you can imagine.)

I had planned to visit the cemetary, but when Liz called to see if I could keep the children for a little while I jumped at the chance. Afterall, you had wanted me to retire and keep them.
It was wonderful playing with them. They are soooooo cute!!! Of course, I'm not telling you anything you do not know.

Your daughter will be "3" years old shortly ------she says you are with Jesus. Your son is almost 18 months old now and tries to keep up with his sister.

I wish I had not stepped out of my office the day of your accident. I wish I had not missed your phone call, but since I did it's not "bye" it's just see you later.

Thank you for all the blessings you brought our family!!!

I'll love you forever------missing you--

September 3, 2004


You don't know me, but I rode the in the 2004 Police Unity Tour in your Honor. There isn't a day that goes by, when I don't reflect on the loss of your friends, family and community.

You serve as a constant reminder to us on how we should embrace life and remember that our jobs are dangerous. We go to work each day, expecting to come home - but all to often that isn't the case.

Rest in peace my brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

S/A Christopher Cooper
Deaprtment of Education-OIG, Dallas, Texas

August 9, 2004

It has been one year and I thank God for the comfort he has given to your family, I thank him for the healing and for the blessings he has so graciously given. I pray for Angels to always camp around your children, I pray they will always have Joy in their Hearts. I pray for God's love and most special blessings to each and every member of your family.
Remembering you always, for you will never be Forgotten.
Iwalu, Pat Carruth

Mother of Officer Jeremy"Jay" Carruth
EOW 2/20/03

April 1, 2004

Dear Kay:
No we had not heard about Glen. We are so shocked and sad. You are in our thoughts and prayers, just wish there was something we could do to help you through this.

Again so shocked and sad. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Sincerely; G A & Louise

G A & Louise Lyons

February 11, 2004

May God watch over your family, your department, and the community that you have served.

Cpl William White
Lafayette City Police Department (Lafayette, La)

January 13, 2004

To the family of Glen,
I have fond memories of working with Glen. He was such a fine young man and such a loving husband and father. Glen was so proud of his children. I pray daily that God will give Liz the strength needed for carrying on without Glen here. I appreciate the Christmas card with the family picture. Glen must be smiling down on all of you. Liz you are a remarkable person and I know you will rise to the task. May God be with you always as you journey through your grief.
Kay, as a Mother I share your sorrow in your loss. Our rare visits reflected your love for Glen and I could feel your pain. We are never prepared to give up the ones we love, yet God knows He will give us the strength we need to struggle through each day. I pray for you daily also. Glen lives on through so many memories. Cherish them and know that he is with you always in your heart.

Millie Ezernack

January 13, 2004

To a hardworking and dedicated man. I cannot express how badly you were missed in our Wednesday night classes the last few weeks. Our graduation was suppose to be a time of celebration, but it was a time of sorrow because you did not have a chance to walk down the aisle. You earned that degree and never had the opportunity to lay your eyes on it. We will always cherish the time that we had with you. I can assure you that the Criminal Justice Class of 2003 is keeping your spirit alive. I know your up there keeping a watchful eye on all of us, Brother in Blue.

Fellow Classmate, Class of 2003
Northwestern State University

November 17, 2003

Kay We have been through a lot over the last few months, many tears have been shed, many good memories shared, lots of hugs(thank God for those) and prayers. I do believe we are going to make it through this and I know God has a wonderful plan for all of us. Our Boys made a choice to protect and to serve and they did that well. I'm so proud to have known such brave men. May your memories forever stay close and bring you joy always. Love you always'
Pat Carruth

Pat Carruth

October 15, 2003

I was blessed to have met Glen several years ago, and I graduated from nursing school with his wife. He was truly a very special person who will be missed. My prayers are with his wife and children.

Lisa Lodgen
RN St.Francis Medical Center

October 15, 2003

In honoring others you honored us. Your young children light up our lives.
I am honored to call you "son". I thank God I had you for 25 years.
I'll love you forever---------Mom

Kay D. Wood

October 13, 2003

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Deputy Marshal Devanie.

While I did not have the privilege to have known him personally, I am sure that he has earned his place in heaven. Rest in Peace my friend, those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.


September 11, 2003

May God hold your family and friends in His loving arms during this, the most tragic of times. To his family and friends, another Hero joins Heaven's finest, your sorrow will be replaced someday with incredible joy when you are reunited.

KY Peace Officer
Isaiah 40:31

September 5, 2003

God Bless Your Family. Jesus Loves You, and so do we!

Retired Officer RB Wade
Richmond, Va., Police

August 28, 2003

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