Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper David J. Lane

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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Reflections for Trooper David J. Lane

God Bless you sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

November 5, 2009

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Dy. R. Murphy
J.D.S.O.

November 5, 2009

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

November 5, 2009

Rest In Peace, Trooper Lane.

Lt T Carr
NYPD

November 5, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother. Thank you for your service.

Deputy Sheriff
Tompkins County NY

November 5, 2009

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills 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 an unmanly tear.
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 often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

November 5, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers who knew and served with Trooper Lane. Another special person has been taken too soon.

April Allen
Sister of Trooper Shawn W. Snow EOW 08/03/08

November 5, 2009

On behalf of all your brothers and sisters in Troop K may you Rest in Peace. To the family of Trooper David Lane, my prayers are with you.

Trooper
New York State Police

November 5, 2009

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service, my prayers are with your family.

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

November 5, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother.... our prayers are extended to your family and friends...

Senior Master Trooper Chris Southwood
Illinois State Police

November 5, 2009

Rest In Peace Trooper. Thank you for your service to the State of NY and to this GREAT country. My condolences to your Family and the NYS State Police.

PO Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

November 5, 2009

Rest in peace young brother and thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

November 5, 2009

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Lane. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your Family.
You will never be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

VIPS Jeff Claybern 750
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

November 5, 2009

Rest in peace David. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and the entire State Of New York at this tragic time.

Patrolman Nathan W. Fisher
Point Township Police Department Northumberland, PA

November 5, 2009

Rest in peace, Trooper Lane.Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

November 5, 2009

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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

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

November 5, 2009

It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.

By

Ron Walker
RIP Brother

Det. C. Wrubel

November 5, 2009

God's kingdom has been graced with another honorable and worthy brother in the badge with your move to His Police Department in heaven. Brother David know you are with the elite of our brothers and sisters who have also paid the ultimate while serving our communities and God's children in them. Those you have left behind will never let your name be forgotten and they will care for your family. Know also that one day all of us from the family in the badge will join with you in His kingdom. While you now have a new squad leader named Jesus, give him a hug for those of us still here. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

November 5, 2009

Thank you for your service here and abroad. May God grant you eternal peace. May he also give your family and friends the strength they need to get through the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

November 5, 2009

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.

Anonymous

November 5, 2009

May the Lord be with the family and friends of Trooper Lane today and always.. Rest in Peace Sir...

Joyce
Sister of OFC. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

November 5, 2009

Trooper Lane, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it.
REV

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

November 5, 2009

Rest in peace Trooper Lane.My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. You served your country and your state with pride and integrity. Thank you for your service. Terry F. Zech

OFC TERRY F. ZECH(RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT, MICH

November 5, 2009

Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

November 5, 2009

At a time like this all that I can say is: Thank-you for your service. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

November 5, 2009

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