Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Douglas Eugene Falconer

Arizona Department of Corrections, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Douglas Eugene Falconer

Officer Falconer,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of the state of Arizona. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

October 1, 2018

Doug, its hard to believe its been almost 8 years. We had our ups and downs, but through it all, I never stopped loving you. I love and miss you everyday! You were a great big brother! I love you Doug.

your baby sister

May 3, 2016

Well it's been almost 5 years partner, I miss you very very much, today the world got news of a horrific tragedy in yarnell az. knowing that your nephew and my son josh is also a wildland firefighter I was in a panic all night until I got word from him this morning, he is on a fire in prescott I do now and will always love you little brother our lives growing up together was a blast...

I miss you partner.. your brother Tim.

Brother and best friend.

July 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 29, 2012

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 19, 2012

My name is kevin allred.I was serving time at the unit officer falconer worked at.I was on the other end of things.But I would just like to say,officer falconer always treated me as a human.I had alot of respect for this man and how he treated people.I wish his family the best and (HEY FALCONER REST NOW)and thank you for all your guidence.


December 18, 2010

Officer Falconer rest in peace, and god bless the Falconer family. Jeff Jaynes AZ-DPS, ADOC 1995-2006 Winslow.

Officer Jeff Jaynes
Arizona Department of Public Safety

July 14, 2010

Your dedication and service is honored today, the first 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 1, 2009

To Correctinal Officer Douglas Falconer, his family and his fellow officers with the Arizona Department Of Corrections:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Falconer’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Falconer and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

October 1, 2009

I just finished my run for the National Police Week 5K. On my tag it read: In Memory of Douglas Eugene Falconer. It was an honor to run in memory of you sir. Rest in Peace.

Andrew Sampson
UMPD Police Auxiliary

May 16, 2009

The wicked fleee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 6, 2009


And if I go,
While you’re still here---
Know that I live on,
Vibrating to a different measure
--behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me,
So you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again,
--both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest,
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
…I will be there.

By Colleen Hitchcock

Lisa Schultz
wife of Don Schultz, Phx. P.D., E.O.W. 5-12-2004

October 30, 2008

My sincerest condolences to the family, friends and Department of Ofc. Falconer. Thank you for your dedicated will not be forgotten.
God Bless.
Neart, Grá agus Onóir
(Strength, Love and Honor)

Crime Scene Specialist K. Martin B1162
Scottsdale PD (AZ)

October 27, 2008

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Deputy R. Van Buskirk
Gila County Sheriff's Office

October 20, 2008

Rest in Peace Officer Falconer.

Aaron Linn
WV DOC Parole

October 17, 2008

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

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

October 17, 2008

Rest in Peace Doug. Thank you for your service!

CO Maggie S.

October 17, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, EOW 9-24-1976

October 15, 2008

Although I did not know you in life, I will never forget you. After CO II Vallas and I brought you home from California, I made you a promise which I will keep for you and your family. My staff and I spent as much time as we could with your wonderful family. We spoke with your friends and co-workers, they were devestated at your passing. CO II Vallas and I went to your unit and we shook the hand of each inmate who was on your crew for their efforts to help you.

Rest now, Doug, you're 10 - 7, 10 - 42.

Lt. C. Rowley, Senior Commander
Arizona Department of Corrections Honor Guard

October 13, 2008

May he RIP. He must have been well like and respected and a positive influence on the lives of the inmates for them trying to keep this man alive. It makes me think he must have been like a Suffolk County (NY) CO who was murdered (non-LOD). His family received donations from many, including inmates, as well as a painted mural in his memory, after he was murdered (non-LOD).


October 12, 2008

Rest in Peace, Brother. My heart and prayers go out to your family and friends. You served your country and community with honor and your service will never be forgotten. The Lord has called you home, and your place is well deserved, among the Hero's.

Thomas A. Carpenter
Las Vegas Metro P.D.

October 12, 2008

Thank you for your years of service and dedication. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

October 12, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Falconer and his family. May you rest in peace.

Correctional Officer V
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice

October 11, 2008



October 11, 2008

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

October 11, 2008

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