Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff George Washington "Wash" Coppinger

Marion County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, December 25, 1927

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Reflections for Sheriff George Washington "Wash" Coppinger

On this Christmas Day please know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 25, 2020

My heart and deepest sympathies go out to all involved this should be a lesson Dutch Brothers in blue should be courteous to one another as they are supposed to be to the citizens they watch over.
Let it be known this Christmas day you are still in our hearts and thoughts.
We actually studied this incident and my high school I couldn't believe it now and sometimes I still don't believe it when I read it.
Rest in peace and watch over us from above and wish Jesus a happy birthday from all of us Godspeed.

Nashville citizen Tracy Fisher
Nashville citizen

December 25, 2019

Rest In Peace

Chief Marshal Randy L. Ford (ret)
Green Mt Falls, CO

December 25, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84thth 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.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I was saddened to see that Christmas Day is the eow for so many, many officers, and especially sad to see that those killed in this incident worked for other leo agencies. May they all Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 25, 2011

Rest in peace, hero.

God bless you. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08


January 2, 2011

The loss of any life for nothing is senseless. Power corrupts. May all the officers rest in peace and know that they are not forgotten .


September 10, 2009

Rest in peace brothers. This incident is hard to believe. You stood up agaist the corruption of other so called officers. God bless you.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

September 6, 2009

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

September 6, 2009

Sheriff Coppinger,
It has taken almost 82 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officers for the citizens of Marion County.



September 2, 2009

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