Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Terry Lee Barker, Sr.

Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, December 8, 2004

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Reflections for Investigator Terry Lee Barker, Sr.

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 7th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pride and pain are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 8, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 8, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this forth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

December 8, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 3, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 5, 2007



May 17, 2007

May you continue to rest in eternel peace, Brother!

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly PD, Va.

December 8, 2006

My thoughts are with your loved ones today. Keep watch over them and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as you are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 8, 2006

Remembering you and your family as the second anniversary of your untimely death approaches. You are not forgotten.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

December 5, 2006

Terry, I was there when this picture was taken. Who would have thought at that time that we would be leaving tributes here. This has been long overdue, BUT I couldn't put into words what needed to be said. You have left a wonderful wife and 2 beautiful children behind....They are doing well and not a day passes that they are not reminded of what a wonderful guy you are. What an honor to attend that wonderful tribute given when they laid you to rest. How proud it made us all to have known you. You were a one of a kind officer and humanitarian. I am trying to be there for the family....They miss you terribly and, as you I am certain already know, there is a new little girl now that looks so much like her grandaddy that they will never forget you...Miss you...Toni

Friend of the family

August 6, 2006

God bless the family of Investigator Barker and to all members of the Pittsylvania Sheriff's Office for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sgt Paul Hoffmann
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

February 19, 2006

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

February 18, 2006

Never Forgotten!

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

February 14, 2006

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 9, 2006

Brother Barker, you are not forgotten!

Virginia Alcoholic Beveage Control, Bureau of Law Enforcement

February 2, 2006

My heart goes out to your family & friends. I too lost a family friend in a similar way (he was doing PT at in-service). May God continue to help your family through the rest of their days without you.

Survivor of Calvin E. Taylor

February 1, 2006



January 30, 2006

Investigator Barker,
It has taken a little over a year, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Pittsylvania County. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


January 29, 2006

Rest in Peace

LT Ahrens

January 29, 2006

Pittsylvania Co SO has lost a hero.

January 29, 2006

Your dedication will not be forgotten. May you rest in peace knowing you gave all.
Amy & Bill Lang

Amy Lang, wife of CPD ofc. William Lang
City of Columbus Police, Ohio

January 29, 2006

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