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Patrolman II Marlon Allen Titus

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, March 30, 2004

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Reflections for Patrolman II Marlon Allen Titus

Patrolman Titus,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Memphis. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 30, 2024

Proud of seeing You grow up from a boy to A MAN. Gone to soon. You are MISSED. 173 First Ave 38109 for Life.

David Harris US Army, RETIRED
Uncle, BIG Brother, FRIEND.

January 30, 2023

You are missed beyond measure. Our daughter is now 18 and a highschool graduate heading to college. You would be most proud of the young woman she has become.

Priscilla Titus

July 2, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 30, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman II Titus.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 20, 2020

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 30, 2017


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

March 30, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 30, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010.. Miss that smile of yours and the eagerness and energy that burst through your soul when the dispatcher called upon your car#. You are forver missed but please rest now.... Keep watching over your brothers and sisters in blue for one day we will join you in eternal peace.

PO S. Brown
Memphis Police Department

January 1, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th 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 who was murdered in the 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 30, 2009

To Patrolman II Marlon Allen Titus, his family and his fellow officers with the Memphis Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Patrolman II Titus’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Patrolman II Titus and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

March 30, 2009

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
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 got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept 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 here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a 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 born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


Sgt. Meshia Thomas

June 6, 2008

May you rest in eternal peace Officer Titus.
Time will pass, however, we shall never forget......

Sergeant Chris DiToro

May 21, 2008

Officer Titus, They say time never wait for anyone and this is the month of March once again... Still missing that smile of yours and always thinking of my brosthers in blue. Watch over us and please keep us safe angel....

Police Officer S. Brown
Memphis Police Dept.

March 5, 2008



February 29, 2008

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 30, 2008

May you rest in Peace and may your loved ones be ever blessed.

March 30, 2007

Thinking of you on the 3rd anniversary of your EOW.
Time has not diminished your sacrifice. So sorry you
left us so soon. My heart goes out to your families.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

March 30, 2007

Thinking of your family on the 2nd
anniversary of your EOW. My heart
goes out to your wife and child and
also to your law enforcement family.
Time has not diminished your
sacrifice. With love from one coast
of America to the other.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

March 30, 2006

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, March 30, 2006 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Patrolman II Marlon Allen Titus who died in the line of duty on this date two years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Patrolman Titus' sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

March 30, 2006

On the second anniversary of your tragic death, you and your family are remembered in prayer. Rest in peace, Patrolman Titus.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

March 29, 2006

You have not been forgotten Officer Titus. Keep watch over your family and protect them from harm. Guide your child through life and assist that child in making the right decisions. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

February 5, 2006

In a moment of remembering the past, I thought hey look up an old friend. Got on the net and typed in your name & sadly this is what I found.Your same warm smile smiling back at me. I remember you as though i saw you yesterday and not 10 years ago at UT-Martin. You made my freshman year a memorable one. I am so blessed to have known you the short time I did.

Ms. Katrina L. Smith
former classmate

November 26, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, we honor you for your service and for your sacrifice

March 30, 2005

To the family of Officer Titus, I'm so sorry for your loss. In May 2005 I will ride in honor of Officer Titus from Virginia Beach, VA to Washington DC (on bike) in the "Police Unity Tour". I will proudly wear his memorial band to the police memorial where I hope to meet with his family and turn the band over to them. I will do everything in my power to see that Officer Titus and his family will never be forgotten!!! We are all brothers and sisters of the this blue line!!! We take care of our own!!! May piece be with you, and your family Officer Titus. We salute you...

Officer Jere B. Clark
Metro Nashville Police

March 13, 2005

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