Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Richard C. LeBow

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, February 4, 2008

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Reflections for Sergeant Richard C. LeBow

Today we lost a hero, this day God welcomed one home.

Patrolman Dwayne Delcour
Mansfield Police Mansfield, Mo

February 6, 2008

Sergeant Richard C.LeBow,
My thoughts and prayers are with your wife,sons,mother,
family,friends, and fellow officers, with the Arkansas State

My heart breaks with your and I know and feel your pain,
May the Lord watch over each of you during this time
of sadness and grief of your loss of your love one.
May God give you the peace and the comfort of his love,

I will not leave you comforless I will come to you,
John 14:18

Rest in peace Sgt, LeBow, your watch here is over,
God has another Blue Angel there with him,

Mother of a Deputy Sheriff,

February 5, 2008

Rest in peace Sergeant LeBow, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service.


February 5, 2008

Sergeant LeBow, to you we bow our heads in appreciation for your many years of service. To your family we offer our condolences and support. To Troop H we extend our arms in brotherly sorrow. The loss of a brother tears at our hearts for years to come, yet we will never forget. Rest in peace my brother.

Sgt Doug Beardsley
Illinois State Police

February 5, 2008

My family is praying for the family of Sergeant LeBow. May God be with all of you and his extended family,the Arkansas State Police,during this difficult time and give you comfort and strength.

L/Cpl J.E.Kimbrell
South Carolina Highway Patrol

February 5, 2008

Dear Brother,
A line is made up of millions of dots. Remove one of those dots and the line suddenly becomes incomplete. Each time a brother falls from the "Thin Blue Line" this line too, becomes incomplete. I know that you will be missed by your family, friends, and co-workers. REST IN PEACE MY DEAR BROTHER, YOUR JOB ON EARTH HAS FINISHED, BUT YOUR WORK IN HEAVEN HAS JUST BEGUN. GOD HAS SAID "BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS".

Tim Prestwood/ BRINKLEY Chief of Police-Retired/MONROE COUNTY Deputy Sheriff-Retired-Disabled

Tim Prestwood/Ret. Chief of Police-Disab
Brinkley Police Dept/Monroe County S.O.

February 5, 2008

Our deepest condolensce to the Lebow family. Although I didn't know Rick that long, having our sons play baseball together over the summer allowed me to get to know this special person. Rick was always there for his family and friends. My prayers will be with them.

Jeff Mortensen

February 5, 2008

My prayers are with all those affected by this terrible loss of Sergeant LeBow.

Jennifer Bell Huntsville AL
Mother of a Police Officer

February 5, 2008

I have to admit that when I first met you five years ago as a dispatcher with Franklin County, I was so intimidated by you. However, that changed within five minutes of talking to you, and hearing you laugh. I will never forget that laugh.
You never failed to treat me with respect, Rick, which I will always remember. Although you were taken from us so unexpectedly, I know that you are in a more beautiful place than we could ever imagine. You walk with God now Rick, and I know that you would not have it any other way. I hope that we touched your heart the way that you have touched ours.

Thank you H-5.

Catherine Fate
Franklin County EMS

February 5, 2008

Rest In Peace, Sergeant LeBow.

Lt T Carr

February 5, 2008

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

February 5, 2008

Our prayers go out to Sergeant Richard C. LeBow's family and friends as well as the department. Sergeant Richard C. LeBow's time served is honored and greatly appreciated. The Zone Five Police Academy respects his courage and commitment. Sergeant Richard C. LeBow will be remembered by the entire Law Enforcement family. If there is anything thr Zone Five Police Academy can do please do not hesitate to ask.

Zone Five Police Academy in NYS
Recruit Session 44

February 5, 2008

When I was 14-years old, my entire family was involved in a head-on collision on Arkansas Highway 23 in northern Franklin County, Arkansas. My father was killed. My mother suffered a severe head injury. My sisters and brother were injured. I stayed home alone that night. I had fallen asleep. I was awakened by knocking on the front door, which we never used, so I knew something was wrong. Trooper LeBow and one of my father's co-workers came inside. LeBow explained that there had been an accident. He said my mother was badly hurt and that my siblings were injured but would be ok. I noticed he hadn't mentioned my father. LeBow then told me my father didn't make it, that he had died. I felt the blood drain from by body. In shock, I fell forward into Trooper LeBow and clutched his huge Arkansas State Police jacket and cried or screamed or something. I can't really remember. What I do remember is that LeBow was very compassionate. I could tell he was upset too. Since this was 1982, he must have been a very young trooper, and was maybe working the worst wreck he'd ever seen. Once I was able, I got into Trooper LeBow's cruiser for the 20-minute ride to the hospital. I was still in shock I'm sure, but remember asking a lot of questions. LeBow continued to be comforting and positive about how much my brother and sisters would need my support. I'll never forget his kind words and caring on the worst night of my life. As the years went on, I got to know Rick well. I had friends who worked for the Franklin County, Arkansas Sheriff's Department and often rode with them on duty. We'd see Rick often. I always felt a special bond with him, and I think he felt the same way. Perhaps it's what soldiers feel who've been in combat together, I don't know. What I do know is that Rick LeBow touched my life in a profound way. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
Randall Kamm
News Anchor
NBC 10 News/Fox 14 News

Randall Kamm
KTVE-TV West Monroe, Louisiana

February 5, 2008

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. MATTHEW 5:9

Sgt. Pete Blanco III
Gary PD, Gary, Indiana

February 5, 2008

Sincere condolences to the family, friends, and department of Sergeant Richard C. LeBow. May he rest in eternal peace, and may God bless and keep you all.

Leo J. Kennerson #2814

February 5, 2008



February 5, 2008

I have been in law enforcement for 11 years now, and still this past weekend i found myself learning from Rick. There was nothing you couldn't talk to him about. Rick was always willing to listen and give you advice and it was usually the right advice. Rick was an excellent police officer and a very good friend that will be missed by all of his fellow officers..

Patrolman Mark Ross
Ozark Police Department

February 5, 2008

Rest in peace brother, your service and sacrafice will not be forgotten!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Department

February 5, 2008



February 5, 2008

Words cannot describe my pain and disbelief when I received the phone call. This is still not real to me yet as it is very hard for me to accept! I feel like you will call me tonight to schedule the next pitching lesson for your son. I will deeply miss the times we spent together coaching the kids, umpiring together, and the ballgames we went to with our boys. The selfish part of me is deeply hurt and saddened though I know you are now in the presence of our Lord engulfed in His Peace and Love! This world will never again be the same without you. Rest well my Dear Friend...I will forever miss you until I see you again in Heaven.

LeBow Family...
We are continually praying for you all that God will give you Peace, Comfort, and Wisdom as you go through this very difficult time. We are here for you any hour, for any need, anytime! We Love you...all of you! As for you son...Let's finish what we started! Let's get you to the Major Leagues! Let's do it for You, for your Family, and most of all... let,s do it for Dad! LeBow Family, Thank you for your Friendship. We are here for you always. God Bless you...

David Ciampoli
Family Friend, Ozark, Arkansas

February 5, 2008

We lost a brother and friend on this day. May you rest in peace and we will continue fighting what you also fought for. You are and will continue to be missed.
(Dear lord, please watch over Sgt. LeBow's family and friends in this time of loss and give them the power to remain strong in this trying time. Amen)

Cabot Police Dept. Cabot AR.

February 5, 2008

Thankyou TROOPER LEBOW for your service and sacrifice protecting all of us. GOD bless your family and friends.


February 5, 2008

R.I.P. brother.

Badge 195
Winston-Salem Police, NC

February 5, 2008

Your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time? May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it. These are "American Heroes" who just yesterday were women and men just doing their job!


Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

February 5, 2008

God bless the family, friends and associates of this fallen officer.

Chief Jay Stripling
Andrew College Police Department

February 5, 2008

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