Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Isham Lafayette "Fate" Elder

Karnes County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 6, 1886

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Reflections for Sheriff Isham Lafayette "Fate" Elder

No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice and may you always rest in peace knowing that your fellow law enforcement will always remember and thank you.

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

September 6, 2020


Robert nelson

August 15, 2018

Sheriff Elder,
On today, the 129th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officers for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Karnes County.


United States Border Patrol

September 6, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 123rd 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

September 8, 2009

I salute you on the 121st Anniversary of your brutal murder. Thank you for your dedication and your sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten!

SGT, Retired

September 6, 2007

No matter the amount of time that has passed, the bravery and courage that was shown that lead to the sacrifice of these brave young men is nothing short of spectacular and heroic. None of you gentlemen will ever be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 6, 2007

Sheriff Elder,
It has taken over 119 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Karnes County.


November 28, 2005



November 28, 2005

Sheriff Elder..thank you for your are gone..BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

girlfriend of a leo

November 28, 2005

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