Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Sheridan O. Caton

Elk Lick Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, July 11, 2004

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Reflections for Chief of Police Sheridan O. Caton

HERO, ALWAYS Remembered and NEVER Forgotten.

Kim Weigand

July 11, 2019

Met your retired Air Force son, Brian, this weekend at Point Mugu, California. He told me your story after seeing my police memorial flag proudly displayed on my flag pole. In the brief time I spoke to your son he was proud of you and his service to this great Country. Chief Caton, thank you for your 40 plus years of police service.

Retired Lieutenant Todd Anderson
Glendale PD, California

February 16, 2015

You'll always be remembered Car 120 badge #2

Tpr. D. Ervin
Maryland State Police

October 10, 2014

Never Forgotten

Ptl Bryan Carlson
Goose Creek Police Dept. SC

May 14, 2014

Dad, I miss you...It is "Silver Bells" time again.


December 14, 2012

Caton, Thinking about you as always. You will never be forgotten. It will soon be Christmas and I always get a smile on my face when I think about my dog eating your christmas lights.That was so funny. Rusty is getting old and slowing down as we all are. rest well my friend Merry Christmas and God bless.miss you.


December 22, 2010

Chief Caton, you are not forgotten. God bless you and your family.

SSA Ellen Pierson

December 11, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 11, 2010

Caton, today is the 6th anniversary of your passing I miss you everyday. rest well my friend


July 11, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them as they continue their journey through life and guide them in their choices. You will never be forgotten.

"If people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever." Author Unknown

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

July 11, 2010

Happy New Year! I miss you everyday. Please take care of us as we start a New Year.


December 31, 2009

Caton, Five long years have passed since you got called home.We miss you more then ever. Kelsey is doing her senior project in your memory. A softball tournament between 6 fire departments and the winning fire team will play a team of police and all the money will go to Camp Cadet.We had more T-shirts made and 90% of the food came from donations.I know you will be there your brother officers are bringing car 120 down. Roxane & Amber and the new baby will be there. Please take care of everyone. The whole day is about remembering you and all of your years of service. You are the man. We love you and miss you friend rest well your brothers are doing a great job and they learned it all from the best.Police Chief Caton. No one will ever forget you.


July 10, 2009



May 30, 2009

Please take care of your brothers from Pittsburgh


April 9, 2009

Caton, Im a bit late but wanted to tell you Merry Christmas and i miss you my friend.


December 27, 2008

Caton, Miss you!


October 17, 2008

It has been a long time since I have written in this book it has been tough to not have you around. I miss having the OLD Man around and talking to you. God Bless You Sheridan I along with many other officers you have served with will always remember you and keep you in our hearts..over 4 years ago you left us, but you are not forgotten.......your friend, Rich

Officer Richard Good

September 18, 2008

Thinking of you on the 4th anniversary of your EOW. 40 years of service in law
enforcement. That is an amazing accomplishment! So sorry you didn't get to
enjoy the retirement you richly deserved. I hate drunk driving and this is just
one reason why. Glad you are in a better place with Jesus.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham WA


July 11, 2008

Caton, Today it has been four years since you got called home. It has been a long four years without you. So many times I have wanted to just pick up the phone and call you one more time. You always had the best advice and you were always so funny. Today Me and Kelsey took flowers to your grave and hung out for a while and talked about some old times. You still mean so much to her next month she will be 16 and I have given Pappy Ron the honor of teaching her how to drive. Please watch over them as they start this driving. I just want to tell you we miss you more than ever and I know my life has and always will be blessed with you as a friend. Everyone knows you how much you loved the job and you did it so good. If this crazy world had more people like you it would be a much better place. Rest well my friend take care of all your brothers as they are out in full force. Miss you your IHPI, Becky

Becky Scott

July 11, 2008

Rest in peace my Brother............ protect our brothers and sisters while they do the job in your honor.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex Burlington County New Jersey Correction Sergeant and Police Officer

July 11, 2008

Rest in peace Chief. Just wanted you an your family to know that you have not been forgotten on the anniversary of your entrance to Heaven. May you rest in peace eternally in gods arms....

Sergeant Chris DiToro

July 11, 2008

Thankyou CHIEF CATON for your service and sacrifice. You are a hero to us all. GOD bless your family as they carry on in your name


February 21, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 15, 2008

Chief thank you for your many years of service to your fellowman. I can see from other reflections that you were a great police officer and well liked. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

July 11, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 3rd anniversary of your being called away from duty. I am glad that the court ordeal is finally over for your family, even though I don't believe justice was served in your case. I salute you for your dedicated career to law enforcement. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the thin blue line. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

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

July 11, 2007

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