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Sheriff Avis Madison Dutcher

Warren County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, September 18, 1926

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Reflections for Sheriff Avis Madison Dutcher

I am the Grand Daughter of Sheriff Avis Madison Dutcher. My Mother was his second Daughter, Thelma Emma Dutcher. Growing up my Mother spoke of him with love and respect. I know he was a kind, brave and honorable man who served his community with dedication. I wish I could have known him.

Virginia McCutcheon

May 10, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 18, 2020

I wish we all could have met you, your son was loved and respected by so many as is your grandson. I cant imagine growing up with out my dad. Your life and sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Monica B Dutcher
great grand daughter

December 4, 2019

Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation.

Monica Zahasky
President of Cops Cycling for Survivors

September 18, 2018

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Dutcher. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 6, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th 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.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

September 18, 2012

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 31, 2007

You deserve the honor that you receive. We should not forget your children, as well, who lost both their mother and then you when they were still young. Rest in Peace.

Distant Cousin - Family Genealogist

December 10, 2006

Rest In Peace Fellow Hoosier. You Served Well.

September 18, 2006

Though time has past, your legacy continues today. Rest in peace and watch over us.

Boone County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

December 12, 2005

Sheriff Dutcher,
It has taken over 79 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Warren County.


December 10, 2005



December 10, 2005

Thank you for your hard work and dedication God Bless You as you now sleep in Gods Peace You are not forgotten.
Kathi Halligan, Phila PA wife and mom of LEO

December 10, 2005

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Sheriff.

December 10, 2005

Rest in peace.


December 9, 2005

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