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Special Agent Terrance Patrick Loftus

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, May 28, 2004

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Reflections for Special Agent Terrance Patrick Loftus

Agent Loftus,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 28, 2024

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

May 28, 2020

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 28, 2015

Dear Terry, we have lost 2 officers from the area, which brings more sadness to our hearts. Love you always.

Denise Garn

October 19, 2011

Dear Terry,
It is hard to believe that it is going to be 7 years that you have been gone. I will always remember the last time I saw you was Easter of 2004. It was a late Easter like this year. And then a short month later, you were gone. I think of you often and we continue to speak of you with your children. Your youngest son, who you never held, knows your picture and says "that's my Daddy". I just wish he had known you! Love always!


March 26, 2011

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 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


May 28, 2009

Still miss you Terry. I hope your little kids know you are still a hero.

LEI II M. Baker
Ex-Baltimore City

February 16, 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 19, 2008

Thinking of you and your loved ones during this holiday season. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and protect them from harm. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 17, 2007

Anytime we loose a gold badge, we must remember the good. May your family be blessed for your sacrific to our great nation. May your children understand why you felt you needed to fight evil. May your badge never tarnish...RIP!

Special Agent
Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI)

June 23, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Special Agent Loftus on the anniversary of his passing. Heros are never forgotten.
May God continue to comfort the family. I am greatful for your service making this world a better place to live.
Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

May 28, 2007

May your sleep be sweet, may He ever bless you and your loved ones.

May 28, 2007

I had the honor and privelege of working with Terry on a task force in Baltimore. He had a great sense of humor and always made me laugh. I know it was his dream to fly for the DEA, and I remember how happy he was told he was going to the air wing. He even named his first child after an airplane (it is a beautiful name). As a new and proud parent,he brought his little baby to work and showed her to me, and the thought of her growing up without him grieves me. If I could, I would tell his children that their daddy was a good friend, a good man, and a brave cop. I think of him often,and I am a better person for having known Terry and worked with him. He was a true professional and a nice man. We need to remember the cost of doing the right thing. Terry knew it. May God bless his family.

LEI II M. Baker
Florida Office of the Attorny General

February 14, 2007

As the second anniversary of your death approaches, I can still so clearly remember hearing about your accident on the news. I can remember seeing your wife and beautiful children in Washington D.C. last year as you and my brother were among those whom the DEA honored for making the ultimate sacrifice. Please know that that sacrifice has not been forgotten and you will always be remembered as a hero. Rest in peace, Terry,and continue to watch over your loving family.

Linda Lamm- LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

May 24, 2006

Dear Terry, We are done with our year of firsts. But the sadness still lingers. We will not let your children forget you. And we will teach the baby all about his brave daddy. We miss you so much. Keep your children under your watch. You are their guardian angel now.

Your Sister, Denise

July 11, 2005

I come to this site because a friend and co-worker of my husband's was killed last year. I always knew that my husband could be killed in the line of duty, but it wasn't really REAL until our friend lost his life. Now when I ponder all the names of brave men and women who have lost their live serving others I am sad, but I am also very grateful. Not many people can do this job. Only special people can handle the day to day stress, and horrible situations these people face. I thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and the obvious love for man kind that you had to have to go to work everyday. THANK YOU!!

LEO Wife

May 28, 2005

On behalf of everyone af the Village of Merrionette Park Police Department, we give our heartfelt gratitude and thanks for your service. Rest assured, your family will always have someone to turn to. RIP Brother.

Patrol Division
Merrionette Park Police

February 2, 2005

Sir, I was at the your funeral services which were definately beautiful and full of respect, especially when the air units flew overhead at the cemetary....All of us felt the chills...and those chills were your breath saying " It's Ok, You have another guardian angel." RIP...We'll take the beat from here...

Police Officer

February 2, 2005

You've earned your wings my brother. As a former Federal officer, I hope FLETC assures your place on the wall near the chapel. To his family and friends, he sacrificed himself doing what he was passionate about, law enforcement.

Randy Davis
currently between law enforcement jobs.

January 12, 2005

On behalf of the pilots of the FBI, I salute your service and that of your colleagues. May God be with your family. Rest In Peace. Romans 13:4 NIV

Special Agent/Pilot Darin L. Paul
Federal Bureau of Investigation

November 14, 2004

Reflection? I'd have to say Respect.
And a lot of it.

All our prayers for the fallen officers on this website and those not listed. (if any) God Bless.

Private Citizen - The Rice Family
Residents of Oklahoma

August 14, 2004

We will not let you be forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother

Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County

June 22, 2004

Rest in peace officer for your tour of duty is over here. God Bless you and your family.

P.O. M. Simi
Chgo P.D.

June 17, 2004

You are in my prayers.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174

June 13, 2004

We are truly saddened at Terry's loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

June 11, 2004

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