Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Deputy Sheriff Samuel J. "Sam" Meredith

Cooke County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, May 30, 1881

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Reflections for Special Deputy Sheriff Samuel J. "Sam" Meredith

Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

May 30, 2021

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 30, 2015

A true hero, RIP Sir

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

May 30, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 131rst 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 30, 2012

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. Proverbs 14:32

Thank you for your service.

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


September 30, 2010

You and your partners are true heroes and your actions and sacrifice that day will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

May 30, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Meredith,
It has taken over 124 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cooke County.


December 10, 2005



November 30, 2005

As a Cooke County, Texas resident I would like to say that I will be forever grateful for the sacrifice made by Deputy Sam Meredith. Thanks in part to the ODMP, his memory is still very much alive and well.
May God keep safe from harm the men and women of the Cooke County Sheriff's Department.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, (Retired)

November 30, 2005

Though your tragic death happened long ago, it has not been forgotten. Rest in Peace!

Boone County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

November 29, 2005

I am so glad you are finally being honored. Thank you for your bravery. I know Heaven is fun up there... I bet you heroes get special parties and everything. :-) THANK YOU for your sacrifice. It means just as much (in my heart) now as it did in 1881.

LEO Loved One
LMPD, Kentucky

November 29, 2005

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