Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Park Ranger Paul Herbert Salyer

Breaks Interstate Park Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, August 14, 1975

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Reflections for Park Ranger Paul Herbert Salyer

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

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

August 14, 2020

Park Ranger Salyer rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 1, 2019

I remember Paul very well
I was only 8 yrs old when he left this world. He owned and operated a country store in Martin town. He was a very kind man to me and always had a big smile with his unique mustache, which I admired. If I had a nickel and bought penny candy somehow I always ended up with about a dollars worth in my bag. It broke my heart when we came into the store and I heard he had been killed. I never have forgotten this kind man and I always think of him when I pass that old place that was his old store.

Wayne Neece
A old friend

June 17, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 28, 2017

On this 41st anniversary of your murder, You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service and we can only hope that your murderer faced true justice, if not in this world, then in the next.

God Bless and may you eternally Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 14, 2016

Park Ranger Paul H. SALYER ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us.
God Bless You

another grateful citizen

August 14, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 21, 2013

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 14, 2012

Just wanted to say I remember the day our Father in Heaven called you home. I was a student at Haysi High School, and your wife was my gym teacher. I'm retired now from the U.S.A.F. and currently a Deputy Sheriff with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office Carrollton Ga.

Senior Deputy David L. Yates #957
Carroll Co. Sheriff's Office

December 3, 2011



May 28, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 2, 2008

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. 32 years have passed since your tragic and untimely murder. May all your friends and family take comfort in the fact that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

SGT, Retired

August 14, 2007

Deputy Salyer,

Thank you for your sacrifice protecting the citizens of Dickenson County, Virginia. May you continue to rest in eternal peace........

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt
Waverly (Va.) Police Department

November 28, 2006

It has taken over 30 years to finally recognize you for your sacrifice. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcewment. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. You will never be forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line.

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

October 27, 2006



September 11, 2006

Never forgotten

September 11, 2006

Deputy, it's 31 years later and you are being recognized for the first time for your sacrifice and courage in the line of duty. It is an absolute honor to be the first of what I am sure will be many to say thank you and to honor you for your dedication. May God watch over your family always and may you always look down on your brother and sister officers and watch over us. Thank you sir.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 10, 2006

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