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

Trooper Lebow, although I did not know you personally I feel like I do. I have overheard several other troopers talk about you and it was always about your dedication. RIP brother, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Major Andy Shock
Faulkner County Sheriff's Office

August 5, 2008

To those who loved Sergeant LeBow, my heart goes to you all. Know that you're not alone in this journey you walk. I lost my fiance in the line of duty January 2003 and my world was forever changed. Even as time as gone forward, and I've found many reasons and ways to smile, I still have not forgotten the man that he was. Dennis was a beautiful person and he forever has a part of my heart, just as I'm sure Richard will always be a part of yours.

It takes a special person to put their lives on the line everyday to make this world a little safer for us all. I know many of these men never would've thought of themselves as "heroes" but they were in so many ways. It's sad that it they had to lose their lives for some of us to see that. Having said that, thank you Sergeant LeBow for helping to make this world a better place. You will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg. I know this isn't a very manly thing to do, but if you happen to run into Dennis up there, please give him a big hug for the kids and I. Dennis was a good man and we miss him more than words can say.

Wishing those who loved you brighter and better days,


"Forever Remembering 26-3"

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

July 9, 2008

That is all I ever called Sgt.LeBow everytime I seen him at the court house in scott county. The first time I heard his voice on the radio while he was assisting another trooper in a vehicle pursuit you could hear that his only concern was for the toopers and officers involved. Later that night I meet him at the Sheriffs office and he told me that I had done an outstanding job dispatching the call. From that day on every chance I got to say hi to him I would. Sgt. LeBow had that effect on everyone. I was in Iraq when I was told that his tour had ended and was sad that I could not be present for his service. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and fellow troopers.

Sgt. Tim Gilbert
US Army Military Police Ft. Lewis, WA

June 23, 2008

"H5 10-8 Fort Smith",those words and his voice will forever echo in my mind. It still doesnt seem right,every day seems out of place. His boots "clicking" as he walked down the hall,his laugh. I miss him most on Sundays,you could set your watch by him,calling before he would get out at Sunday School. I checked him 10-8 that morning,and checked him 10-7 at his services. It was an honor,but the hardest thing I've ever done in 15 years. We will forever feel a void at Troop H without Rick,but we are better people for having him in our lives.

Bec House Troop H Dispatcher
Troop H

June 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Rick....

Ptl . Mike Jeffers
Paris Police Department

June 6, 2008

Today is the four month anniversary of Rick leaving us. He is so missed at Troop H Headquarters, his laugh especially. I still see his name daily in paperwork or hear his name from the occasional telephone call that will come in for him. He was one of a kind. God bless him for the legacy he left behind and the example that he left for the men who worked for him. We are all better people for knowing Rick LeBow.

Vicki Lambert
Troop H Secretary - Fort Smith

June 5, 2008

Rest in Peace, Sergeant LeBow. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 31, 2008

I had the pleasure and honor of working with Rick for the past several years. He was one of the best at his job. Rick alwayss had the time to stop and talk to you-no matter what it was about. He would never hesitate to come and assist another department no matter what time of day or night.

Sgt. Rick Lebow will be missed by every officer in this County.

Deputy Don Valentine
Logan County Sheriff Department

May 27, 2008

It is May 21, 2008 and I'm up thinking of my Sergeant Rick C. Lebow. I have served under him for 7 1/2 years and can't begin to explain the things I have learned from this man. I'm sure there are others like him out there, however, they did break the mold with him. I could only wish to be half of what he was. He is the only Sergeant I have served under. Many nights of standing in the freezing cold or burning up during the day. I would gladly do it again. He made Post 3 what it is today. He called us "Road Dawgs" and "Pal" and was proud of us. He was more than a "Sarg" to us, he was one of us and family. Daily I remember the last thing he told me. My mom and 2 year old son was involved in a bad vehicle accident the Saturday before the Monday that his tour ended. I cutt my own mom out with the jaws of life and lifted my son through the side glass that had broken in on him. The first person I called was Sergeant Lebow. After getting the details, the last thing he told me was "Take off and don't worry about the time, go take care of your family and let me know if you need anything." That was Rick. ALL ABOUT FAMILY. I went and visited his grave a few days ago and had a hard time leaving him again. I hate to be greedy but the world was a better place with him in it.

For those who don't know him, he was the Arkansas State Police and serves as a role model for us all.

I miss ya "Pal"

Cpl Mac Davis
ASP Trooper

May 21, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

March 30, 2008

rick and i spent many days tube fishing ,we both loved it ,i spent many days and night riding with rick when i first started out in law enforcement ,he is the best to me still ,i am going to miss u rick dirt.

marty harris aka dirt
friend and like a brother

March 27, 2008

Deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Sgt. LeBow. From reading the reflections, it seems that he was well liked by all. May time help heal the huge hole that his passing has left, and knowing that he is in a better place. Thank you, sir, for your service. Rest in peace.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

March 25, 2008

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Sergeant LeBow and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Sergeant LeBow has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant LeBow, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Sergeant LeBow is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.

Special Agent
FBI New York City

March 21, 2008

We had the best supervisor in the state police and our post were very fortunate to have enjoyed many laughs with "Sarge". He is forever in our hearts and minds. He cared about his job and the professionalism of his troopers. He was a great man and one i emulate to this day. God bless all those who serve and sacrifice.

Trooper Hugh Davis
ASP-Troop H

March 18, 2008

Sunday afternoon while visiting Rick at Highland I had the pleasure of speaking with his wonderful wife.It meant so very much to hear her thoughts on the past events and the future.She is a very strong woman and should know that all the area Troopers and Officers are here for her.

Ptl Mike Jeffers
Paris Police Department

March 10, 2008

May God be with the family, friends and Dept. of Trooper LeBow during their time of bereavement. God Bless you my brother in Law Enforcement.

Patrol Officer V. B. Arceneaux 239
Houston Port Authority Police

February 28, 2008

Godbless Trooper LeBow and his family. I am deeply saddened to here of your untimely and tragic death. You are a hero to us all and your memory will live on forever. R.I.P brother, you will be missed by us all.

Deputy Mike Wilkins
Faulkner County Sheriff's Office

February 27, 2008

My prayers and deepest sympathies go out Sgt. LeBow's wife, two sons, and his mother. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Arkansas White County Sheriff's Department

February 27, 2008

Thank you for your service. God Bless and Protect your family and your Department.

Juanita Bethea

February 24, 2008

trooper lebow i never had the oppurtunity to meet you but my buddy who is chief of police over here in panama ok said he knew you and you were a fine example for your fellow officers my friend deputy duncan with the latimer county sheriffs office was killed appr. four hours yearlyer that day in wreck so i understand your friends grief so may jesus with with them and your family and may your legacy live on . kenny morgan son brother couisin and friend to police officers matthew 5. verse 9

February 24, 2008



February 21, 2008

Myself and another WSP Trooper had the privelage of attending your funeral. It was obvious you were well loved, well thought of. Members of your agency will ensure your family is well taken care of. Rest easy Troop...

Trooper Mark Holthaus
Washington State Patrol

February 18, 2008

Sgt. LeBow

You have done your duty and are a true hero. You have served your community, state and country. Rest in Peace knowing you have done a job well done.

Douglas W. Bennett
Juvenile Probation Officer Ky Dept of Juvenile Justice

February 18, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to you all. Another Hero taken too soon. God Bless.

911 Dispatcher

February 15, 2008

My sincerest condolences to the family and to the Arkansas State Police.
"No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave."
--Calvin Coolidge

Debbie Brewer

Debbie Brewer
survivor of L/Cpl. Jon Parker, e/o/w/ 5/16/2005

February 14, 2008

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