Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Coy Carter Vandiver, Sr.

Mexia Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, April 3, 1922

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Reflections for Patrolman Coy Carter Vandiver, Sr.

Patrolman Vandiver,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mexia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 3, 2022

Coy Sr. was my great grandfather. While I never was able to meet him, his name lives on through both of my two son's middle names. As well as his grandson(my dad), great nephew, and his great grandson.

I hope he knows he left a mark of all of us. He will forever be missed, but never forgotten.

Lee Anne Wardwell
Coy's great granddaughter

Lee Anne Wardwell
Great granddaughter

June 25, 2020

So young and brave! Rest in peace Patrolman Vandiver.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 30, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 3, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Coy Carter Vandiver Sr. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of the suspect who resisted arrest and caused your death!


Senior Special Agent B. L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police

April 3, 2016

Patrolman Vandiver,

I never knew you, but I've heard about you all my life. In a way I am named after you. I was named after your son Coy Carter Vandiver, Jr., my mother's half brother.

Thank you for your service and a name to be proud of and it still lives on through my son.

Carter Horn

March 5, 2015

our heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 3, 2012

I worked for the same department that you did, many years later. I know the loneliness of that highway. Your service to this city will not be forgotten. May you rest in peace knowing that there are still men and women doing "the job" with pride and courage. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Mike Thetford. former MPD officer
Mexia PD

December 30, 2010

Patrolman Vandiver,
Sir, it has taken over 88 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mexia.



December 12, 2010

A great man has gone to secure a safe path for those of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Mexia Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steve Marshall
Washington, NH. Police Dept

December 9, 2010

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