Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Paul Erik Perlt

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, August 24, 1990

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Reflections for Lieutenant Paul Erik Perlt

Lt. Perlt,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Crewmen for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!

United States Border Patrol

August 24, 2020

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

Rest in Peace guys. It was a pleasure serving with you and I think of you everyday.

LT John O’Leary
United States Coast Guard (Retired)

July 31, 2020

Rest in peace Lt. Perlt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 4, 2020


I've thought of you often over the years - you were always 'one of the good guys' that I looked up to at the Academy. You were always kind to me even though, as an upperclassman, you really didn't need to be. I always appreciated that, especially when things were really tough - you always seemed to say the right thing to help keep me going. I wound up making it all the way to O-6 my friend - you may have noticed that hell froze over that day...

Fair Winds and Following Seas always sir.

Greg Sundgaard
CAPT, USCG (ret)
USCGA Class of 1986

CAPT Greg Sundgaard
US Coast Guard

October 8, 2019

I will always keep you in my prayers and memories.
I salute you.

ET3 Charlie B. Theriault, veteran USCG
Brother in law

May 27, 2019


Because of you I applied to the Coast Guard Academy and on a whim the Naval Academy. Got into both and ended up wearing navy blue. Met my wife, traveled the world, had two wonderful kids, started a business and became a pilot too... pretty much all because of you.

Not forgotten and never will...

Lt. David Beemer, USN
Woodbury High School Football

December 25, 2018

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Lieutenant Perit.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 15, 2018

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

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

April 12, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 26, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 25, 2012

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 18, 2008

Lt. Perlt,
On today, the 17th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you to you and your fellow crewmembers for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus


August 24, 2007

I finally finished it Paul. I wish you and dad were here to celebrate this with us.

You wouldn't have to call me "Dr" but I would have called you "Sir" any day.

With Love from Your Sister.

Dr. Lisa Perlt-Farley

December 10, 2005

Brother Perlt,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005

Riding in memory of you, brother...

Ofc. Carl E. Wortham
Alexandria Police Department

April 11, 2004

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