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Captain Floyd Allen Riley

Garland County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 23, 1991

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Reflections for Captain Floyd Allen Riley

Rest in peace Captain Riley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 24, 2021

Capt. Riley,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Garland County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 23, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

April 23, 2021

Thinking of you on this day. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

April 23, 2017

Today the Little River Sheriff's Office received a box of Teddy Bears from Joyce Bowman. Mrs. Bowman advised that Captain Riley was her son in law. The teddy bears will be given out to children by the officers. The deputies have been briefed on the fact that the bears are to be given in honor of Captain Riley for the ultimate sacrifice that he made for his community, state, and country. RIP Captain Riley

Chief Deputy David Hall
Little River Sheriff's Office

December 1, 2016

There are so many stages of my life that I would think of you and wish my dad could be there for the milestones; birthdays, driver license, wedding, birth of your grandchildren, etc. With each new day brings another event that makes me think that you should be here but none so much as now when your oldest grandson Jacob Allen graduates high school and takes that first big step into adulthood and I wonder how proud you would be of him. He looks like you, is loved by many and is so hard headed and set in his ways already like the Riley’s are renowned for. When one of the boys plays a guitar, makes that qb sack or does a drill in AFJROTC, I wonder how excited you would be to be part of that memory. I know you will be with us in spirit and will continue to watch over our boys even as the oldest goes off to college to pursue a degree in Physics Engineering. I love you, miss you and wish more than anything you could have been here to celebrate as grandparents should.

Christina Riley LePage

May 17, 2016

Remembering you today as another officer is shot and killed (in Texas today). My heart remains with you, my love, now and forever.

Deputy Anita Riley (Retired)
Garland Co. Sheriff (Wife)

August 29, 2015

To my father, i am send you an invitation to my wedding on the 27th of October. The wedding has a camo theme but, you are welcome to wear what you like. See ya there.
Love, your son

Scott Allen Riley

September 2, 2012

To my father, i am sending you an invitation to my wedding on the 27th of october. I love and miss you. The wedding is in a camo theme but, its ok if you want to were something else. See ya there. Love, your son

Scott Allen Riley

September 2, 2012

Captain Riley you are remembered by the members of the Boston Police Department for your dedication to the people of Garland County. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

January 19, 2012

My darling, how I miss you. My heart is with you always.

Deputy Anita L. Riley (Retired), wife
Garland Co. Ar

November 24, 2011

God bless you and your family.

Denver P.D.


July 7, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the eighteenth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 14 years after you were killed.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 5, 2009

RIP.You will not be forgotten.


October 31, 2008

Rest in Peace, Captain Riley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

July 28, 2008

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 20, 2007

May God rest your soul and give peace to your loved ones.

January 5, 2005

i am so moved by the poem mrs riley wrote for her husband.
may god bless her and her children and may god bless this fine officer .

September 2, 2003

Together Again...Someday Soon As memories of our life remain, locked away in me heart unchanged. I shall keep them there for a time, and remember when you were mine. A few short years we shared this life, two hearts as one; husband and wife. I won't forget the life we shared, you loved me and I knew you cared.I'd been afraid to live again, you took the time to hold my hand. You gave me courage to dream on, until the day I'm called home. Remembering you fills my days, I'm different now in many ways. I fondly recall your gentle touch, the feel of you, I loved so much. I will remember 'til the end of time, holding you close; your hand in mine.

Anita Riley/Widow

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