Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Leide William DeFusco

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, August 31, 2012

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Reflections for Captain Leide William DeFusco

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 31, 2020

Rest in peace Captain DeFusco.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 7, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

A hero to more than he knows. (C) 2004

Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County (WA) Undersheriff Matthew. J Lane, EOW 5/30/03

September 9, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 5, 2012

I express my condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Captain Leide DeFusco. I hope the members of his community have shown their appreciation for his dedication to duty. He has made the ultimate sacrifice. May his memory and sacrifice remain forever. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

October 24, 2012

Capt. DeFusco,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pueblo County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

September 16, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Captain DeFusco was killed. 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 his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Captain DeFusco gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 31, 2012.

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

September 15, 2012

God Bless you Captain DeFusco. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

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

September 13, 2012



September 10, 2012

Rest In Peace Captain DeFusco. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service, Miami Division

September 10, 2012

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.
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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wy Police Dept.

September 10, 2012

May God watch over your family, friends and co-workers
May you Rest in Peace, thank you for your service

MD Transportation Authority Police

September 10, 2012

RIP Sir, we have it from here

SPC Kyle G. Pflager
Fort Carson Colorado Police/ US Army MP

September 9, 2012

R.I.P. Captain Leide DeFusco, our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and comrades. God will wrap his arms around all of your loved ones and give them peace and comfort in their time of need.

Darlene Fields
WV Citizen

September 7, 2012

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

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

September 7, 2012



September 7, 2012

God Bless you Captain DeFusco. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

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

September 7, 2012

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. ~Author Unknown

Leide, you will be missed by many and never forgotten in the hearts of those you touched.

Terri Simonich

September 6, 2012

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

Sergeant Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

September 6, 2012

My prayers are with Leide, his family, friends, and co-workers.

Ptlm. P.K. Harding (Ret.)
Binghamton (NY) PD

September 6, 2012

God's peace and speed Captain DeFusco. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

September 6, 2012

So sad. Prayers for the family at home and behind the badge. God bless you all.

Secretary, J. Cain

September 6, 2012

RIP Capt. DeFusco.

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

September 6, 2012

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