Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy First Class Darral Keith Lane

Richland County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, December 14, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy First Class Darral Keith Lane

Hey bro, I’m back in the Carolinas now, parents got sick and they asked me to move back. Wish you were here so we could kick it! But thanks for watching over me all these years! See ya when I see ya bro!!!!

Patrol John Boyd
Cherokee County

June 10, 2022

Bro it’s National Police Week and you ran across my mind. Watch out over me brother as the world has taken a different direction. I keep hearing you cheering me on through the academy and know your still doing so now. Strength and Honor

Patrol John Boyd

May 9, 2021

Deputy Lane,
Though i did not know you- i have conversed with someone who did. Loyalty. Honor. Fidelity to the mission at hand. You never waivered. 11 years later i weep for the loss of your amazing life.who now watches over all of the brothers and sisters you left behind. The impact you left on the Columbia/Richland areas will resonate 10 lifetimes over. Sc sleeps safer because of sacrifices youve made. You did it...Til Valhalla.

Roxanne Wooldridge

May 30, 2018

So sad. Thank you for your service God bless.

Karen Sample

April 6, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 23, 2017

Drill Sergeant Lane,
This was hard for me to see and hear about.
I have been thinking about you and SR. Drill a lot.
If it wasn't for you and my battle buddy I would have never made it through basic training.
You were a dedicated and awesome Drill Sergeant.
You were always the first in and last out.
You taught Us, and gave Us all you had.
And we loved you for that! We appreciated You, your time, your knowledge, and your love for the Army in producing great Soldiers.
You have never and will never be forgotten.
PVT. Ghetto (the nickname you gave me) and I loved it!

SPC. Rhodes, Ta

October 5, 2016

Hey what's up D, its been awhile,, but I still miss you bro. Sometimes I don't wanna do this anymore and I think about our academy days there in South Carolina, when you pushed me through. Man I still look at our class photo and cant believe that your not with us here anymore. We just had our Fallen Officer's Ceremony today, and It was a hard one. I love you man. And until we get to ride together again keep me safe. In God we Trust (AMEN).

Training Officer John Boyd
Jacksonville Police Department AR

May 15, 2015

Brother Lane, you know we served together on Fort Jackson...You were always so postive even when I was cold you would make all of us laugh and say stuff like, it is not the heat that gets you it is the Huminity as I was talking about how cold I was...LOL. I have since retired form the Army and now myself is where you were getting ready to start a second career in Law enforcement.

Lane, you will always be in my heart and I will never forget you made a difference in this life both for our country and for the state of SC. Peace be with u and your family...RIP


SFC(RET) James E Harris

July 21, 2011

Darral you are such a great person and there was never a time when you were not able to make someone laugh or smile. I remember our short 9 weeks we had at the academy from our study sessions with Jonathon, Jeff, and Ricky. We will all miss you and continue to have you and your family in our prayers. RIP

Officer Jeremy Crews
Horry County Police Department

July 11, 2011

Hey brother we recently had our fallen officer memorial service in my department and all i could think about was you D.
I remember when we were in the academy together in Columbia SC, i wanted to quit but you said B dont give up we are here for a reason. You were my friend, and brother i know you are missed by many because you were loved by all. I pray your family is well cause i know you are patroling over them in heaven. R.I.P brother until we ride together again. Ya boy John Boyd

Cpl. John Boyd
Faulkner County Sheriffs Office

June 4, 2011

Rest in peace my Brother.

Deputy Sheriff
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

June 14, 2010

Thinking about this holiday season and throughout the year. I miss you. I see your family from time to time. Seems like everyone is doing well. Love you much.

CPL Monica Johnson
Richland County Sheriff's Department

December 18, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 14, 2009

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know they do not grieve alone.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

October 7, 2009

To the Family of Deputy Lane-
I hope you can find some comfort and closure knowing that Deputy Lane died a true hero. The entire Public Safety Community still mourns with you. I, as well as most have not met him, but he's a brother and a friend just the same.

Rest in peace Deputy, I'm sure you will continue to help keep us safe...

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God" Matthew 5:9

Deputy and Firefighter
Southwest Florida

August 26, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this first anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

December 15, 2008

Deputy Lane served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who knew him. It is a tragedy to lose him. 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, Deputy Lane. My heart goes out to your
loved ones left behind and may the Lord comfort them as only He can.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


December 14, 2008

Thinking of your family especially at this difficult time of year. I know you are
missed by all who knew and loved you. Thanks for your service and enjoy celebrating this season with the King of King and Lord of Lords. God bless.

The Absent One

As we gather at the table and watch each smiling face
The heart fills with emotion to see the vacant place.
We may strive to hide our longing in the midst of
Mirth and fun
But we're thinking, thinking, thinking of the loved-
The Absent One.
When we gather 'round the fireside with merry
Laughter and jest
How we wish the absent dear one was here with
All the rest.
Still we join in all the frolic, but we wish the day was done
For we're thinking, thinking, thinking of the loved-
The Absent One.
Yet when the day is over and they all have gone to
We feel the Heavenly Father does all things for the
So we cheer our drooping spirits with the rising
Of the sun
But we're thinking, thinking, thinking of the loved-
The Absent One. author unknown

Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


December 14, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this first anniversary of you being called away from duty. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement and to your Country. You have not been forgotten.

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

December 14, 2008

its been almost a year since you have been gone. I remember backing you on a 10-38 a few weeks before you passed. Everytime I pass that spot I think of you and that smile of yours. I still have your number programmed into my cell phone. I know you are in a better place. Take care and watch over us down here.

Inv Walls

Investigator Walls
Richland County Sheriff Department

November 29, 2008

One of your Academy Classmates works with me now his name is Corey Baker and he attented your service. On news of your death he spoke very highly of you and said you were in top shape. I guess god needed you more. Bless your family.

Deputy R.A. Porter
Pickens County Sheriff's Office

February 12, 2008

“I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting?' with 'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.” -- Maya Angelou

Aloha e Deputy Sheriff Darral Keith Lane,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe will NEVER be forgotten.

I pledge to become a continuum of the "ODMP Light" in which Visionary Founder, Chris Cosgriff created for all Fallen Law Enforcement Officers. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here on the ODMP a heartfelt reflection on behalf of a fallen officer.

Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP serves as a place where that continuum of "LIGHT" can be felt through the heart and soul of each and every person who honors our fallen heroes with a reflection.

May God comfort the family, loved ones, friends, and fellow officers who have lost their beloved one. May the reflections left fill the void until the light within shines again, as your fallen hero is at rest with Jesus Christ and his soul has been set free. Feel the warmth of his smile from Heaven, he’s watching your back now. He’s that hero who can never be replaced in this lifetime. I light a candle in your honor.

I wish you peace and love beyond all understanding. You are embraced as one of Hawaii's own with integrity, respect, and fairness as you are a fallen hero. You will never be forgotten. 24-7-365 THANK YOU BLUE.

Me ke aloha pumehana Deputy Sheriff Darral Keith Lane
a me nani uhane.
(With warm aloha Deputy Sheriff Darral Keith Lane the beautiful soul.)

(A Hawaiian Prayer of Solace)


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale-(Hawaii & Japan)
Kahu Laakea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

January 25, 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 Deputy Lane. 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 Darral, 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 Darral's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Darral's life was about so much more than the way he died. Darral will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Lane, 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)

January 1, 2008

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Massachusetts State Police

December 29, 2007

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Deputy Lane, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Wife of a CSPD Officer

December 27, 2007

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