Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Lee D. Birdsell

Garfield County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, September 26, 1968

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Lee D. Birdsell

I got my Start with Garfield County and drove past that corner every day, and every time I though of your sacrifice. God bless you and Officers Jennings.
50 plus years and never forgotten!

Cpl. Chris Mickelsen
Federal Way Police

May 5, 2020

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

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

September 26, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Birdsell,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Garfield County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 26, 2018

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary year 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 7, 2013

Rest well sir.


June 5, 2008

What a freak accident! Our hearts go out to both
officers and their families. Time has not diminished your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 6, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 5, 2006

Your father would of been very proud of you.
God bless him and may God watch over you and those that have followed.

Sgt Mike Edes
Maine State Police

December 30, 2005

Dad got into police work in his 40's, but discovered that this was what he loved to do. He especially enjoyed working with young people, and they responded by treating him with respect and friendship. He would much rather catch people doing things right, than doing things wrong.

He died at age 52 while chasing a stolen car. I was 30 and thought that 52 meant that you had a full life. At 62, I realize all that he missed because he was doing his job, protecting others. Each time I hear of a fallen officer, or see pictures or video of a memorial service for one, my eyes grow misty and I get a huge lump in my throat. Those who serve and protect are a unique family, and I am proud my father was one of them.

Dan Birdsell

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