Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Dexter Hammond

Headland Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, April 24, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer William Dexter Hammond

Happy Birthday! Love Forever and Eternity


January 13, 2010

this was a officer that represented his badge with pride and i think everyday that i was priveledged to have known such a caring and top notch officer and had a part in his life at the eufaula police dept that i will always remember rest in peace my friend

james faircloth

October 16, 2009

The TRUE definition of a HERO, one that risks their life trying to save someone else. Officer Dexter Hammond was a TRUE HERO, a word that is used too frequently these days.
My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family and coworkers. We all grieve for your loss.

Oxford Police Dept. Alabama

August 5, 2009

Wow It's still hard to believe. There are times I sit in dispatch and imagine you walking in to get your coffee. There are times I swear I hear you talking in the back with the guys. Dexter you made your mark at Headland Police Dept. from the guys who were just getting to know you to the ones of us who have known you forever you will forever be in our hearts, we will never forget you. Chrissy and Cody you are forever in our prayers.

Dispatcher Brandi Blair
Headland Police Dept.

July 22, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Dexter Hammond,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Dexter Hammond. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Police Officer Dexter Hammond is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


June 24, 2009

i met you now 18 years ago, then i knew you were very special and someone that i could trust and depend on. Through the years we had lost contact and regained it many times, Knowing now that you died being the man you always were protecting and serving others with not one ounce of selfishness of yourself, may you rest in peace Dexter and watch over us in the realm of perfection in heaven, for i know that you are there taking care of things like you always have! not one day passes with the thoughts of you fresh in y memory, Love forever and Eternity


June 23, 2009

To Police Officer Dexter Hammond, to all family members and friends who call him beloved, and to his law enforcement family:

I was sorry to learn of Dexter's death and extend my sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you have suffered. Words are insufficient to describe the sadness I feel for the Hammond family. May you find comfort in your faith and the support of the law enforcement community.

There are many police survivors who share this same journey with you, and that community will be there to support you. Dexter's memory will be forever honored and revered.

My son Larry Lasater died exactly four years earlier than Dexter after being fatally shot serving with the Pittsburg, CA Police Department.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Dexter gave to his community and the citizens of Alabama and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 24, 2009.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD, eow 4/24/05


June 22, 2009

I had the privilege of attending basic SWAT School with Chief Hammond when we were police officers together in Eufaula. A truly great officer was lost on that day, may God bless his family and may he rest in peace.

TSgt John C. Villegas
US Air Force Security Forces 934 SFS

June 14, 2009

Bless you brother for your service.

Jenny Evans Patrolman
Niles City PD

June 9, 2009

My heart is broken,the day i heard that you were gone i tried to make it all a bad dream,it all became reality the day we laid you to rest. there wasn't a dry eye when headland dispatch called "Headland to 207" three times dispatch called out to you,my heart wanted so bad for you to answer,then with a saddened voice,dispatch called out " all units be advised 207 is 10-42".You always made a big entrance just like the day we both started to work at Midland city P.D. that day you made a differance in that community. on April 24th 2009 you left us. the 28th you made a huge exit with all the people that loved you leading the way.I know deep down in my soul the day you laid down your life you saved many lives. a friend of mine told me that it says in the Bible that GOD HONORS WARRIORS, I do not know what it means,but I am sure you do. REST IN PEACE DEXTER.

Former inv. Andy Harris

June 5, 2009

Hero. May you rest in peace, Sir. You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

June 3, 2009

God Bless you Sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

June 2, 2009

You made the ultimate sacrifice. I will never forget. I will pray your family finds peace.

Identical Twin Sister of Officer Sheila Herring Norfolk, VA police EOW 01-16-03

Sharon Atkins

May 28, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

May 23, 2009

I knew you not as a police officer but as a promoter in CSE, where I had some of my first fights. You are equally missed by your friends in the MMA community. Rest in peace, brother.

LT Ivan Kanzaki

May 18, 2009



May 17, 2009


reserve corporal 416
slocomb ala.

May 13, 2009

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy for the family of this fallen officer ,and say that I had the privilage of meeting this fine human being during a seminar in Eufaula Al in 2000.

Police Officer
Dadeville Police Dept.,al

May 11, 2009

Officer Hammond,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Headland. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



May 8, 2009

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of fallen Officer Hammond. Rest in Peace Brother. "Greater love hath no man, than to lay down his life for his brother". You have made the ultimate sacrafice for the protection of your fellow man. Words alone cannot express the heroisim you have shown, you will never be forgotten. "Blessed are the peace keepers, for they are the children of God" Matthew 5:9

Reserve Officer Joey Thompson
Southside Police Department--Southside, AL

May 8, 2009

On behalf of my fellow recruits from the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and fellow officers of Officer Dexter Hammond. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Recruit Robert Danko
Zone 5 Academy

May 7, 2009

rest in peace brother

provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

May 6, 2009

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

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

May 5, 2009

May God bless you and your famiy and friends. May he look after them during the rough times ahead. Thank you for your service.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

May 5, 2009

Rest in Peace PO Hammond, God Bless you, your family and your Dept.

Sgt Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

May 2, 2009

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