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Corrections Officer Stephen Anderson

Utah Department of Corrections, Utah

End of Watch Monday, June 25, 2007

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Stephen Anderson

You’re always missed! We know we have an angle watching over us all the time. I love you grandpa and miss you.

Ashlen Hardy

December 22, 2020

Please know that your memory, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 25, 2020

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 25, 2015

God Bless


December 6, 2012

Prayers for the family, friends and co-workers.

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.~John Taylor

R.I.P. Officer Anderson

Correctional Officer J. Storm
WVCF, Carlisle, Indiana

December 6, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that call you beloved for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I thank them for sharing their memories of you through their reflections.

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

November 14, 2012

To Steve,
The first time I met you you had a way about you that impressed me. Your quiet gentle way that you spoke to everyone and treated everyone as if they were old friends was one of your best characteristics. I know my wife and her family really miss you. The short time that I knew you, you left a lasting impression on me. Rest in peace Uncle Steve.

Deputy Sheriff Patrick Bennett
Millard County Sheriff

August 27, 2011

Rest in peace brother, you will never be forgotten.

Washington State DOC

March 29, 2011

Steve, thinking about you today as we mourn yet another officer killed in the line of duty here in Utah. I hope your family is doing well. My wife still remembers meeting you and being impressed with your "quiet demeanor." May you rest in peace.

Agent Kyle Andersen

January 11, 2010

To Corrections Officer Stephen Anderson, his family and his fellow officers with the Utah Department of Corrections:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Anderson’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Anderson and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

June 25, 2009

In putting on my uniform this morning I came across and wore the one that I had permanently stitched a shroud across my badge in your remembrance. I think of you and your family often and hope that through time the tragic loss in their lives is eased at least partially. That they no longer see the violence or hate in the face of your attacker, but see the love and kindness that you represented by the man that you were. For your family I only hope they know that time has not abated our dedication to them but that they still fill many of our thoughts and prayers daily.

T. Green
Utah Dept of Corrections

June 4, 2009

Great men serve our country but are not recognized in the manner they deserve. I honor your bravery and your service to your neighbors to your fellow man to us that can not protect our selves. I am a clerk at the county jail and I wait everyday to see the man who killed you sent away. I wait everyday faxing his paperwork everyday like clockwork at 1700, waiting for justice.

Corrections Specialist, Kathryn
SLCO Sheriff/ Jail

January 23, 2009

RIP.You will never be forgotten by the ones who love you and knew you.


October 12, 2008

The Correctional Officers Prayer

Lord, I ask for courage...
Courage to face and conquer my own fears.
Courage to take me where others will not go.

I ask for strength...
Strength of body to protect others.
Strength of spirit to lead others.

I ask for dedication...
Dedication to my job, to do well.
Dedication to my community, to keep it safe.

Give me, Lord, concern for all those who trust me.
and compassion for those who need me.

And, please Lord, through it all
watch over me and keep me true.

Rest in peace, you will not be forgotten!

Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 4, 2008

Remembering you today on your EOW.

June 25, 2008

I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to the Anderson family. Sgt. Anderson was a hero. I wish I could tell that it gets easier with time but so far, for our family, it hasn't. We lost our dear Kevin 19 months ago. The first anniversity of his death was on Thanksgiving day. I know of the kind of pain you must be feeling today. I hope you find comfort in your faith that you will be together in the eternities. Our belief in eternal life is what helps keep going. Claudia Orr, mother of Cpl. Kevin Shumway Orr E.O.W. 11/22/06

claudia orr
mother of fallen officer

June 25, 2008

It's hard to explain to other "free people" just what being a correctional officer entails. Most of them really do believe that we just stand around with our gun (that we don't have in the first place) and boss people around. But, corrections is so much more than that. You put yourself in danger everyday. I am sorry for the loss of Officer Anderson and hope that his family can find the strength, not to go on w/o him, but to always keep his memory alive in their hearts.

Fla. Dept. of Corrections

June 25, 2008

Rest In Peace Brother. You are always remembered, especially on this sad anniversary.

Robert Powell
U.S. Border Patrol

June 25, 2008

I had the honor of working with Officer Anderson on several occasions at the District Court in Provo, he was the greatest man. He made an impact on everyone he met or transported, he treated all correction co-workers and prisoners with respect and dignity. I will always remember you and the impression you made on me, I will try to be as great as you. Thanks for your everlasting impression and ultimate sacrifice. K. Rasmussen UCSO

Deputy K. Rasmussen
Utah County Sheriffs Department

February 28, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Anderson. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Stephen, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Stephen's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Stephen's life was about so much more than the way he died. Stephen will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Anderson, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 26, 2007

you were a great person to work with and i will never forget about and will always think about you and the time we had working together

officer matthew landolfi

November 17, 2007

The day I was sworn in was the same day we lost a true hero. I am a Utah native and I was saddened to hear of the loss of Officer Anderson. I only hope that I can live up to the standard that great men and women such as Officer Anderson have set.

Robert Powell
U.S. Border Patrol

October 10, 2007

I think about you everyday and know you are in a wonderful place. May God bless you and your loved ones. See you again someday.

C.O. R. Hayes

September 17, 2007

Sergeant Anderson thank you for your years of dedication and service. You will greatly be missed and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have been a great example not only on duty but off duty as well. My wife had the pleasure of teaching two of your grandchildren at Elk Meadows Elem School, they spoke highly of you and love you so very much. You are a great man, person, coworker and friend. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Sgt. Craig Atwood
Dept. of Corrections, Utah

September 16, 2007

I was working as a Correctional Officer when you went down my brother. I did alot of armed transports. Your death made me think. My transports went different after that. You and your family have been in my prayers. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family.

Parole Agent Danny M. Smith
Idaho Department of Correction District 7 Probation and Parole

September 14, 2007

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