Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Edgar Leary

Karnes County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 26, 1884

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Reflections for Sheriff Edgar Leary

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

Edgar Learys grave sits 10 yrds below my mother's headstone in the Helena Cemetery on our small plot. Growing up i heard from my grandfather Joe Carver the stories of my great great grand father and great great uncle Bud and Fate Elder and how they all died in the line of duty as lawmen. After yrs of his headstone being on our plot and not being able to read the name we used peroxide to wash it until we could finally make out the name. It was Edgar Leary. All those generations we never knew who that lone headstone belonged to. As a former lawman myself it's an honor to be part of upkeeping his resting place. Rest easy Sheriff.

Sgt Colton Nelson
Great Great Grandson of Karnes County Sheriff James "Bud" Elder

June 23, 2018

Thank you “anonymous” for putting all this together. Sheriff Leary was a brave and honorable man. So are you for recognizing him with such selflessness.

L. Fowler
Great great grandson

January 20, 2018

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

December 26, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 127th 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 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.

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

December 26, 2011

It is truly an honor to be a part of your legacy.

Lisa Rose Christiansen
Great Great Granddaughter

June 28, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, NH

December 24, 2007

Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will 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 Leary,
It has taken nearly 120 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

thank you sir. your work will not be forgotten. you are a hero to all.

friend of a fallen officer

November 27, 2005

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