Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Chandler Sumner

Harrisonville Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, February 13, 1991

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Reflections for Officer Chandler Sumner

Officer Sumner,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harrisonville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 13, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Sumner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 6, 2019

It has been too many years you've been gone. Every year at this time I take a few minutes to reflect on the fun we had and the things I learned from you. You were my mentor and my friend. I'll always be thinking about you.

Sergeant Joe Ham
Metropolitan Community College KC Police

February 13, 2019

Officer Sumner,

May you forever rest in peace, as you were taken from those who over and needed you much too early! Thank you for all that you done during your military duty as well as your police officer duty!

May God bless your family and continue to look over them and help to protect them!!

From someone within the community who has never forgotten your sacrifice (as well as your families!!) God Bless

Forever grateful,

August 23, 2015

I worked with C.J. and knew from the start he was a very, special officer - a very special man. I can't believe he has been gone 21 years........he is still missed and always will be.

A friend.............

February 29, 2012

RIP Sir.

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

February 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst 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. He was also your fellow Marine so I also bid you semper fi.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace, I thank your friends for sharing their devotion to you by their loving reflections.

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

February 13, 2012

I served with C.J. in the Marine Corps from 1983 to 1986. He and I entered the Marines about the same time, so we were peers and worked closely together in the same occupation. He was one of the most level-headed and respectable guys with whom I worked. He was very easy-going and quick with a smile. He was a man with integrity.

Rest easy C.J.

Joe Ambrose
Fellow Marine

May 31, 2008



January 13, 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

December 6, 2007

This is sad. You died on my birthday. No matter how
much time has passed, it has not diminished your
sacrifice. Thank you for your service.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 13, 2007

G-d Bless.

February 13, 2007


I never got to meet you but I do know your brother and his family. I am also a former member of the Harrisonville PD. We have also lost two officer due to accidents but they have been off-duty. Thanks for your service and thanks for looking over every single one of us while we do our duties. Rest in peace brother and hold down the fort for the rest of us.

Ptl. Squires
Belton Police Department

December 12, 2006

I attended high school with Officer Sumner, and he was always meant to serve and protect. He was a wonderful person, and well respected by the citizens of harrisonville. God Bless Chandler and his family. Gone but not forgotten.

HHS classmate

August 24, 2005

Officer Sumner,
As one officer wrote in another fallen officer's reflections-"no officer should be without a reflection." Thank you for your service to the citizens of Harrisonville.


February 14, 2005

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