Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Denny Van Lawrence

Elko County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Denny Van Lawrence

God bless him and his family. May he rest in peace.

Reserve Officer Tim Winters
Clarksville PD

April 16, 2012

You were loyal to your department and to Gods children in it. Your loving and caring personality will never be forgotten and will serve as a model for fututre brothers and sisters in our profession. Well done faithful brother, In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired

April 16, 2012

On behalf of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to send our deepest sympathy to the members of your department and to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Denny Lawrence,
We too have lost one of our own and understand the pain and devastation your agency must be experiencing during this very difficult time. The loss of a single law enforcement officer impacts each of us regardless of geographical location.
I hope it helps in some small way to know that your department has our concern and support. If I or any member of this agency can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to call.

Sheriff Jim Arnott

Sheriff Jim C. Arnott
Greene County Sheriff's Office

April 16, 2012

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. May you RIP brother, we’ll take it from here.

Capt. James Moore
Gardner KS Police Dept.

April 16, 2012

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

April 16, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Sheriff Lawrence's family and friends.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

April 16, 2012

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Chief Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Dept (Michigan)

April 16, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice Dep. Lawrence. May God be with your family during this difficult time. You are a hero and will not be forgotten, RIP my brother.

Lt. Clent Rambin (Ret.)
Shreveport Police Dept., Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

April 16, 2012

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero. We will never forget....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

April 16, 2012

On behalf of Session 52 of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy in Schenectady, NY, we thank you for your service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your department.

Session 52

April 15, 2012

For Deputy Sheriff Denny Lawrence:

The risks taken by the law-officer are many, but the realization of having to linger in a state of uncertainty for what is equivalent to an eternity is something hardly any of us can endure even in thought. We regret to learn of Denny's passing, yet rejoice that his period of suffering has ended both for himself and his family.
We pray for his family, friends, co-workers who remember him, and all who care about him. May they reach-out in gladness to honor one who stands as a hero above so many.
We are proud to render Deputy Sheriff Denny Lawrence, an exceptionally brave soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

April 15, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Lawrence's family and his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Rest in peace.

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept. Rochester, NY

April 15, 2012

Deputy Lawrence,

Rest In Peace Sir. You will never be forgotten.

Ofc. D. Abbott
Peterborough Police Dept. (NH)

April 15, 2012

Rest in Peace sir, you will never be forgotten and thankyou for your service....

Correctional Officer Carlos Moran
Nevada Department of Corrections

April 15, 2012

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Denny Lawrence. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your department at this time. Thank you for your service to this country and your community.

Sgt. Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

April 15, 2012

RIP Deputy Denny. My condolences to your Family

Robina Browne
Mother to Dep. Sheriff D Browne-Sanchez. EOW 2/10/2007 Honolulu, HI

April 15, 2012

Rest In Peace Deputy Lawrence.

Officer Christopher Goodwin (Retired)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Police Dept.

April 15, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Elko County Sheriff's Office. May you rest in peace.

Off. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

April 14, 2012

Rest in Peace Sir......................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Police Dept. Tx.

April 14, 2012

God Bless You Deputy Lawrence. May the good Lord above cradle You in His arms, and may He be with all of your family, friends, and co-workers. Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

April 14, 2012

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD,NJ

April 14, 2012

Godspeed brother your fight is over ,rest in peace ,Thank you for your service.

Retd. Police Sergeant.
Genoa Twp. P.D

April 14, 2012

I remember the day this happened. Denny was a personal friend of our family. Denny did an amazing rally from his accident, He was obsessive about driving his vehicle. One day Denny showed up at the Elko sheriff office and ran into the handicapped sign to stop! When Denny was taking speach therapy he could only say cuss words at first -- he never was able to speak as he had before the accident but he certainly tried. Denny was a loyal officer and always professional he lived a long time after his accident and made the best of his quality of life. Denny will be missed.

Retired Sgt. Melinda Borden
Elko County Sheriff Office

April 14, 2012

My family and I want you to know that our deepest thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Lawrence's family, friends, co-workers, and agency. Rest In Peace Deputy Lawrence for you were taken from us far too soon but we will carry on for you…

SGT Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

April 14, 2012

To the family and friends of Deputy Denny Lawrence,, his fellow deputies, and most especially to Denny:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace. Your suffering is now over, brave Denny

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Deputy Lawrence died.. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Denny's family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Deputy Lawrence gave to his community and the citizens of Nevada , and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made in the intervening years since his injury on June 26, 1982 and his death on April 12, 2012.

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

April 14, 2012

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