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




February 13, 2008

The highest of distinctions is service to others. -King George VI

Sergeant LeBow -- Your dedication to the good of your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Sergeant LeBow -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs Police Protective Association

February 13, 2008

Rest in peace brother. God will bless your soul and your family. My heart hurts with the Arkansas State Police. You will never be forgotten.

Trooper Bobby D. White
Alabama State Troopers

February 12, 2008

My Brother

Although I never met him, I knew him.

He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.

He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what

they represent.

He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his

community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.

He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.

He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.

He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.

He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became

frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.

He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he

never wavered.

He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.

He longed for his family during the long hours.

He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely

weekends,holidays and midnights when they were apart.

He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling

and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.

He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.

He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the

people he served.

He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to

be the best he could be.

He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.

He was a cop, he was my brother.


February 12, 2008

It's been a week since that horrible day and I still think about Rick and his family every day. I will always remember the many conversations Rick and I had in my office. We talked about a lot of things in life and it was always clear that his family was what he was most proud of!! I enjoyed his laugh the most! Rick was truly "one of a kind". I truly miss you H-5.

My condolences are with your faily and I will keep them in my prayers.

I will keep the LeBow family in my prayer

Brenda Atkinson
Office Manager @ Ozark Police Dept.

February 12, 2008

God speed Brother... We honor and commend your sacrafice!!!


February 12, 2008

The men and women of the Illinois State Police offer our condolences to the family of Sergeant LeBow and the Arkansas State Police

Illinois State Police

February 11, 2008

Well done brother. Rest now, and we'll take it from here.

SN Mays
United States Coast Guard

February 11, 2008

It has taken me a while to think of something to say about Rick, where do you begin? the man? the trooper? a friend to so many? I first met Rick when I was a green, rookie officer with the Booneville Police Department in 1993, he had already been working for the state for more than ten years but once you met him, he was definitely someone that left a lasting impression on you. I attempted for several years to go to work for the ASP and Rick was always there to offer me encouragement every step of the way, even after I had gone to work for the Highway Police. I was lying in bed watching the World Series several years ago and the phone rang a little later than usual for around our home, as I answered, it did not take me long to figure out who it was on the other end, Rick, just calling to let me know that they were getting ready to start hiring and I needed to get my application back in. It sounds cliche but it is fitting, God truly did break the mold when he created Rick LeBow, I have yet to meet anybody quite like him and I doubt I or anyone else ever will. I thank God that I was able to know a MAN like Rick LeBow. May the Good Lord Bless and Strengthen your family.

Larry Dean Mitchell
Former AHP Officer

February 11, 2008

Rick, I had the pleasure of calling you a friend for the last 17 yrs and not a day that I talked to you that I did not learn something from you. All the young Officers strived to be like you. When I got that call i did not or would not believe it. All I could say is "Not LeBow" he was the best of the best. I know that you are in a better place. I am vary proud to call you a friend. REST IN PEACE RICK!!!!

Jack Entrekin

February 11, 2008

To The Lebow Family and Arkansas State Troopers,

I grieve with you during this very painfull time in your lives. I did not know this fine Sergeant but do know that police and military are true professionals. To lose one, is like losing a brother in arms. I was on recruitng duty in your fine state between 1998-2001 and met some great Troopers who were always helping me get to my destination even though I was going a little to fast. Again, my heart goes out to you and the Arkansas State Troopers.

Semper Fi~
MSgt D. Lawing (ret)

MSgt Lawing (ret)

February 11, 2008

1992 I was called home from the Marine Corps. My Mother had been killed in a one vehicle accident. When I got back to the states I asked about what had happened. Trooper Lebow spoke to me and my younger brother about what had happened. He was a straight foward man. Ill never forget his hand on my shoulder and the soft careful tone he spoke with.

I had known Trooper Lebow before this from growing up in the river valley of Paris and Ozark.

Both my brother and I became Police Officers Rich Lebow was one of those officers we looked up to.

Thanks Rick, thanks for all you done to help us all out over the years.

You will be missed.

PTLM./T.O. Michael Huber
Greenland Police Department

February 10, 2008

Thank you for your service.

Kentucky State Police

February 10, 2008

Our thoughts & prayers go out to you all. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, eow 9/24/1976

February 10, 2008

SIR, May your family and fellow cops find peace at this time. Rest in peace sergent.

Officer RM Taylor

February 10, 2008

Heaven gained a soldier of justice and we here on earth gained a guardian angel like no other. Be proud of who he was and find strength in the hero that he will always be.

LEO mom and wife

February 9, 2008

I did not get a chance to know Sgt. Lebow that well, but the times I did work scenes on the highway he was always focused and professional. I was very impressed by his mannerism and how everyone was treated respectfully. Sgt. Lebow, you will be missed and EMS lost a friend. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and fellow ASP troopers. Thank you for keeping us safe.


February 9, 2008

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

Massachusetts State Police

February 9, 2008

To Kathy and the boys, it was a honor to know and on occasion work with Rick. I also enjoyed seeing and visiting with him when my son would come to Ozark to play ball. I pray that God will bless you all and be with you during this difficult time. God Bless you!!!

SGT Larry Brown
Van Buren Police Department

February 9, 2008

May God be with your Family and Loved ones until we meet
again on that Interstate in Heaven. Our Prayers will be
with your Family and fellow Officers

MVEO Kenneth D. Morgan
Okla. Corp. Commission Badge#66

February 9, 2008

Many thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and the members of the Arkansas State Police. Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Camillo Grande
Bennington, VT Police Dept.

February 9, 2008

Thank you for your selfless service and your sacrifice. May you rest in peace Trooper Sgt Richard C. LeBow. Your are going to be sorely missed in this brotherhood. You and your family will always be in my prayers. GodSpeed Rest In Peace My Brother.

Judgment Day for a Police Officer

.....Author Unknown

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, Policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
Can't always be a Saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my work was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep,
I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the Throne
Where the Saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."

Patrolmen 514 David Paul Perkey
St. Pauls P.D. St Pauls NC

February 8, 2008

May God lay his healing hand upon the family of Sergeant LeBow and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Sergeant LeBow for your dedicated service to the people of Arkansas and the United States.

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

February 8, 2008

This is such a shocking and tragic loss. Words do not express the deep saddness that this makes in the pit of my stomach. I pray for Rick's wife and sons.

Sergeant Randall Dias
Arkansas State Police

February 8, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with Rick's family as they go through a very difficult time. A tremendous Trooper and person will be missed terribly by all who new him, worked with him and came into contact with him.

SGT Mark Hollingsworth
ASP Company "E"

SGT Mark Hollingsworth
AR State Police CID Company E

February 8, 2008

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