Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer Susan Louise Canfield

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 24, 2007

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Susan Louise Canfield

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

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

September 24, 2020

Corrections Officer Canfield rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 24, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 11th anniversary of your EOW.

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

September 24, 2018

Rest in peace my sister.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 24, 2017

I remember hearing about this incident in shift turnout ; it was a sad day for so many people ! You helped keep the citizens of The State of Texas safe ! From a brother in gray - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE !! R.I.P. Officer Susan Cranfield !!!

Clements unit - CO5

August 4, 2014

God Bless those who serve. Let us never forget the service they perform protecting others.


December 7, 2013

RIP Officer Canfield.....Justice has been done..God Bless your family and friends ♥

Maryann Briggs
Mother of Michael L Briggs EOW 10-17-06

December 6, 2013

You have paid the ultimate sacrifce protecting the citizens of texas may you rest in peace my dear sister. Justice has been served hope this brings closure to your love ones that your sacrifice did not go undone

Ofc. Richard Singletary
Hudson County Corrections

December 6, 2013

I salute you, Officer Canfield, for your bravery, courage and dedication to duty. Your vicious murderer is scheduled to be executed in a few hours. Justice will finally be served. May God Bless your family and friends. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department

December 3, 2013

Heroes live forever, Officer Canfield, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 24, 2013

I was in college in Huntsville when this happened. I know many who knew you and admired you for your service and dedication. You have not been forgotten. Thank you so much for your sacrifice.

E. P.

October 5, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Canfield. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 24, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!! I never had the pleasure of getting to know or even meet you, but you were still my sister in gray, I know you are deeply missed, You keep watch from Heaven on your mounted steed!

V. Ivie
Neal unit

November 28, 2011

Rest in peace, Officer Canfield. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 24, 2011

Ofcr. Canfield's Family:

Please pardon this late entry. I have been out of the country and did not know of your loss. But I know the Wynne, and I know the level of dedication the officers and staff there have. Please accept my late, but heartfelt condonlences on your enormous loss. We gratefully acknowledge the gift all of you have given us through Susan.

C.O.V (Ret) C. Houston
tdcj wynne

July 12, 2011

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. I just found this page so I must apologize for my late entry. Just know that Ms. Canfield is thought of often, and her memory will live on forever. My deepest condolences to her family members she left behind.

Tammy Ayres ~ COV
TDCJ - The Wall's Unit/Polunsky

January 31, 2011

You know, we all take a huge risk to put on that grey uniform, and every day I walk through that gate, I have to wonder, "Did I tell my kids I love them enough before I left? Did I give my wife a kiss goodbye? Am I coming home tonight?"
We all know the score, and we all know what could happen at any time, but that doesn't mean that we expect it, or expect how bad it hurts when an officer is hurt by some vengeful inmate with a grudge, or when we are told that an officer will never again walk the halls of our unit.
I know I am late in posting this, but Officer Canfields passing touched us all, from seasoned veterans with 30+ years in the system, to us "new boots" just getting out of the academy.
I have tears going down my face as I type this.
Officer Canfield, your sacrifice was not in vain, your legacy lives on in us, the new generation of Correctional Officers, we will be alert, vigilent, firm, fair, and consistant, and we will always watch our brothers and sisters backs.
Thank you, and ride easy on soft grasses.

Sumner Co3

June 13, 2010

To CO Susan Canfield and her loved ones:

On the first anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

I pray that you, your family and department get the full measure of justice that is so richly deserved.

Rest in Peace, Officer Canfield. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Susan gave to her community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on September 24, 2007.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 24, 2008

Officer Canfield served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who knew her. It is a tragedy to lose her. We never know when our lives on this earth will end, but we can make a reservation in Heaven now and assure us a place when God calls us to Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) and He PAID the price for our sins on the Cross so we don't have to pay the penalty for our sins. Yipee! If we accept His payment by faith we can have salvation and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It is not something we must earn, it is a gift. The most precious one we can ever receive. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith_and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God_not by good deeds, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9. For without faith, it is impossible to please God. And our faith must be in God's only Son, Jesus Christ.
You were a credit to the uniform, Officer Canfield. My heart goes out to your
loved ones left behind and may the Lord comfort them as only He can.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


September 24, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this day. I gave 30 years to law enforcement and always admired those individuals who served in corrections for you are locked inside those walls with vicious individuals. You are a true hero. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and your co workers across the country. You have not been forgotten.

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

September 24, 2008

May we never forget the sacrifice that you made a year ago today. Rest in peace....

Sergeant Chris DiToro

September 24, 2008

Deepest sympathy to the family of Susan Canfield, an outstanding officer and one who exemplified the courage and devotion to duty of those who serve to keep us safe.

Dr. Prudie Luther Orr
granddaughter of Walls Warden Capt. John T. Luther

June 23, 2008

Sometimes we stumble, we may even crawl, only the good seem to your memory every day we find strength and honor and a reminder to not forget where we are or what we stand for. I am so very sorry that some one did and your memory serves as a grave reminder of that fact each and every day. May your family know that we miss you every day. As a pillar of honor,bravery, and strength may god keep your family in his grace for an angel he does now embrace. Thank you

COV Susan Rowland
Cole Facility, C.Moore, Beto

June 20, 2008

I am honored to wear the rememberance braclet for Officer Canfield in the 2008 Police Unity Tour. We will leave Portsmith VA on the 10th of May and arrive in DC on the 12th of May. I would be honored to present the family the braclet in DC if that is their wish. If the family or anyone that will be in contact with the family is interested in obtaining it for the family wants to contact me - please leave your contact information at the Holiday Inn Arlington VA.

Sergeant (Ret) Julie Dickie
Tampa Police Department

May 6, 2008

Officer Canfield loved riding the horse, she was riding her last day on earth. And I know that, on that same night and today in the Kingdom of Heaven she again enjoyed riding that every same horse.


April 24, 2008

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