Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Fred McLain

Houston County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, October 12, 1980

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Reflections for Lieutenant Fred McLain

Miss you so much, Uncle Fred. Glad you and Daddy are together.
Rest in Peace

Margaret
Niece

July 11, 2014

We miss you so much. Say Hey to Aunt Ann for me.

n/a Ronnie
Son

November 14, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 12, 2010

"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
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 12, 2007

On the anniversary of your passing we remember you today, and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 10, 2007

I have been around, near, and worked with Fred McClain for about three years, as working under the Honerable A.B. Clark, doing fingerprinting, ACIC-NCIC reports, and well as record keeper for photos. and rap sheets. A better man you could never find. God Be with you, My Friend. Dixie Sage

Dixie Sage
Close Freind

March 17, 2007

This Lieutenant will not be forgotten by the department or the county in which he served so faithfully. We will remember & honor him May 14th 2007. May we never forget, never forget!

Often times, we don’t know what we’ve got until we loose what we had.

Chaplain Curtis Grant

Chaplain Curtis Grant
Houston County Sheriff's Office

January 29, 2007

Rest in Peace, Lt. McLain. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2006

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community. You are a hero. Rest in peace.

A citizen

October 12, 2004

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