Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James J. "Bud" Elder

Karnes County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 6, 1886

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James J. "Bud" 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

Deputy Sheriff Elder,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officers who were also killed in that gunfight for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Karnes County.


United States Border Patrol

September 6, 2016

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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

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, Ret.

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



November 29, 2005

Deputy 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

D. 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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