Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Donald Ellis Wass

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, April 23, 2006

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Donald Ellis Wass

Drove through Washington County the other day and could not help but remember all you did.
Thank you sir, is an Honor to have known you.

Warren Kelly
Harris County Sheriffs Office (Retired)

August 3, 2022

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

April 23, 2020

Respect, Honor, Remember. Your life and legacy live on through your amazing family. Thoughts are with them.

Wisconsin C.O.P.S. G. Birkholz
Mom of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

April 16, 2020

Deputy Wass, you are a true American Hero, who touched many lives. I am saddened that I never had the honor of meeting you. Saying thank you for all that you have done. You will never be forgotten. Rest easy sir we will continue to hold the line. God Bless you sir. thank you.

Stephen R. Willis, Sergeant
Harris County Sheriff's Office

December 4, 2019

Thinking of you and your beautiful family that I have met through C.O.P.S.

Survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

April 20, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy Donald Ellis Wass. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice to the citizens of Washington County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of the driver responsible for your death.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 24, 2016

Was thinking about our good ole days at the Washington County Sheriff's Office. You are truly missed.

Detective Brad Kuecker
Bee Cave Police Department

January 20, 2016

Just stopped by to hi to my old friend.

Captain Lloyd Powell
Brenham Police Dept.

November 16, 2015

Heroes live forever, Deputy Wass, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Washington County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

April 23, 2013


I went and visited you and Blake the other day. I can't believe it has been so long since both of you were taken from us. Your memory keeps us going when this job gets hard. Missing both of you.

Deputy Jonathan Prior
Washington County Sheriff's Office

February 22, 2013

Merry Christmas my love! I miss you so much!

Your loving wife.

December 24, 2012

Just remembering

Deputy Constable
Washington County Constable Pct. 2

November 13, 2012

Hi Honey,

Jolie turns 10 today! She is so beautiful on the inside and out. I know you are as proud of her as I am. She misses you so much. So do I. I have no idea how to raise a teenager. I was counting on you to help me!
Life is just not the same with out you. It should be getting easier over time but it is only getting harder. I am thankful for the time we did have with you. And I am thankful for all the wonderful memories that we shared.

Loving you always,

Your loving wife

April 23, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy Wass. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Washington County and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

April 23, 2012

Hi Honey,

I can't believe it has been five years since you were taken away from us. Can you believe that Jolie is already 9 years old. You would be so proud of her! We love and miss you so much!

Your loving wife


April 23, 2011

Hi Babe,

Happy Thanksgiving! You would think that after 4 years, holidays would get easier. But they are actually getting harder! Jolie is growing up so fast and she really needs her daddy here with her. Life without you really sucks! We both miss you so much!

Your loving wife

November 24, 2010


It just seems like yesterday when you were my FTO and showing me the ropes in Washington County.You will never be forgotten brother! You and your Family will always be in our prayers.

Sgt. Brad Kuecker
Bee Cave Police Department

November 11, 2010

Hi Babe,

It seems hard to believe that it has already been 4 years since you left us for Heaven. Jolie turns 8 today! She is growing so fast. I know you are watching over her and I know that you are so proud of her. She is such a wonderful daughter. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have her in my life. She is a lot like you. She knows when I need to laugh and always makes me smile. She is into telling jokes now, you would love them! I wish you were here with us. We miss you so much!

Loving you with all my heart!


April 23, 2010

Hi Honey,

Today Eddie said goodbye to his daughter. I know you and Blake are there with her watching over her. My heart is breaking for the Ocanas family. Loosing you has been extremely hard yet I still can't imagine loosing a child.
I love and miss you so much!

Loving you with all my heart!


April 14, 2010

Thinking about you, Don.


February 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Babe! I miss you so much!


November 26, 2009

Hi Babe,

Your daughter is growing up so fast. I know you are watching out for her and that you are very proud of her. She is a lot like you...very stubborn, silly since of humor, loving heart and very giving. We both miss you so much! Living without you is so hard!!

I will love you with all my heart, always!


November 3, 2009

Hey Don I got a chance to go to the National Police Officer Monument in DC last week. I found your name bro, and took a pic with you. you are not forgotten.

Detective Lloyd Powell
Brenham PD

September 15, 2009

I had the honor and pleasure of meeting your wife and daughter today. Jolie is a bright and beautiful little girl. Rest assured that durung this difficult week your law enforcement brothers and sisters are taking care of them both. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peaceā€¦

PO3 T. Jensen
MCPD Maryland

May 13, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 23, 2009

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