Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Larry Gene Beery

Kingman Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, April 15, 1973

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Reflections for Captain Larry Gene Beery

My name is Gary McAdam. I was a patrol officer 1969-1971 in Kingman Kansas. Max Kilmer served along side me with Chief of Police. Capt Larry Berry joined the Kingman Police department after I transferred to Great Bend Police Department. I did not know Capt Berry other then how young he and his family was. Just like the Marines; Once a Marine always remain a Marine. Police officers; also Once an Officer always remains and officer. I wish they could have prosecuted the killer who all think did it however without evidence God will convict that individual. In my eyes and heart Capt Larry Berry is and always will be a hero to me.

Gary McAdam
Former Kingman Kansas Police Officer

August 6, 2019

I am still dispatching. It will be 50 years next year. In that time I have lost 4 of my wonderful friends in the line of duty. You were the first. The hurt never goes away. My son was a deputy and my grandson, his son, now works with me at the Sheriff's Office as a deputy. I never stop worrying about my family, the biological ones and the LEO ones. You and your family were such an inspiration to me. Max died several years ago and I am now married to another officer that I have known since kindergarten. I never stop worrying about my officers or loving them. Rest In Peace, my forever friend.

Loretta Hudlin Keazer
Marion County Sheriff's Office formerly Kingman Police Department

August 16, 2017

Rest in Peace, Captain Beery. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

Larry you covered my granddad's shift . He had a car accident and you told him to take the shift off. If you hadn't Officer Lewis Buchanan would have been the one taken that night. We love you and you'll always be in pur hearts. RIP my friend

April Buchanan Siemiller
Grandaughter of a fellow Kingman officer

May 2, 2013

I worked with Larry Beery. He was one of the finest men I have known. A faithful Christian, wonderful husband and father and good officer. He is missed by many!

Loretta Kilmer
Former Co-Worker

November 8, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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.

I pray for solace for 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 today. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 16, 2012

Captain Beery,
My father was the person that found you the day that you were murdered. I remember stories from my father telling of hearing the gunshot and seeing you. I wish that the person/persons responsible could be caught and held accountable. I pray that your family found peace and that they know that you are in a better place. God bless and rest easy brother.

C/O I Justin Allen Colorado Department of Corrections

CO I Justin Allen
Colorado Department of Corrections

March 9, 2010

Capt. Beery, thank you for your service and dedication. Continue to watch over your family. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

April 25, 2008

Thirty-five years ago today your life was taken needlessly. God bless you.

Michelle Mitchell-Wortham

April 15, 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

October 25, 2007

I never had the chance to meet you. You died before my mom and dad ever met. I am the granddaughter of your brother Irvin. I have heard the stories of you and I wish we could have had the chance to meet. But I know that someday, we will meet in the most wonderful setting of all.

Anna Smith
Great Niece

May 22, 2007

Capt. Beery,
I was 9 years old the night you were taken. I was spending the night with my grandparents who lived a block from where you gave all.

I remember hearing police radios outside my window and seeing police officers everywhere. The next morning I learned from my father that one of our policemen had been killed. I didn't know you but that day I decided I would become a cop. You became a hero to a kid you never knew.

In 1985 I became an officer in Kingman and spent several good years there. I have now been in Wichita for nearly 20 years. You are still my hero Capt. Beery and I hope someday to meet you.

Det. Ron Trollope
Wichita PD

Det. Ron Trollope
Wichita Police Department

January 9, 2007

Capt. Beery, one day those suspect(s) responsible for your murder will be dealt with, if not already dealt with. May God Bless your family that you had to leave behind buddy. Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over.

SGT. John L. Gulledge Retired
Escambia CO FL SO

November 22, 2006

You exemplified honor & duty as a police officer, devotion as a husband and father, and loyalty as a friend. You will see by my name that Max and I got married. We will never forget you friend!

Loretta Hudlin Kilmer, 911 Operator
Marion County

March 13, 2006

Larry, so many years have passed, but I still remember you and your family. I remember the night you died, and how many people came together to help try and find your killer. You touched many many persons in your life, and I know they, like me, have never forgotten your love of your God, your family, or your profession. Our recent loss of an officer brought your memory vividly back.

Sherrell Haynes (civilian)
Colorado Springs Police Department

February 24, 2006

My grandmother was the dispatcher on duty the night you were killed. Your death impacted her life more than you know. She cared for you like her own son. She's 85 now and in a nursing home. It's hard to believe you left us so long ago. They named the shooting range and a street after you. My parents live on "Berry Ave.". It still bothers me that they have not apprehended the person responsible. I guess in the end, the good Lord will judge this person while you sit at His right hand. God bless you.

Michelle Mitchell Wortham

July 29, 2005

I did not know you but by your name I know we are distant relatives. So it is with great honer I say thank you for your scrifice and say you are not forgotten. Sgt. Beery

Sgt. R. Beery
Colorado State University Police Department

July 23, 2005

Rest in Peace my brother.

November 2, 2004

No peace officer is without reflection. Especially one who gave the ultimate sacrafice. Thank you hero. You are not forgotten.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

December 17, 2003

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