Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David W. Riddlesperger

Fultondale Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, October 30, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer David W. Riddlesperger

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 21, 2018

Officer Riddlesperger,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Filtondale. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 30, 2016

David, I met you and your partner Clark when you to responded to a burglary at a business where I worked. You and Clark changed my perception of police. Thank you.

Officer Garland Shorter
Birmingham (ALABAMA.) Police Department

October 30, 2015

I attended your memorial dedication today where your name was added to the fallen Officers wall outside the Jefferson County Court House. I spoke with your wife and sons. Your boys have grown into men and you would be so proud of them. I still can't get over how good men die so young, but I know God had a plan for you. I just heard a Birmingham Police Officer was killed in the line of duty an hour ago. It never get's easier hearing this kind of news, no matter how old we are. We still miss you David, and we will never forget you.

Detective David Davis
Fultondale Police Department / Birmingham Police retired

May 11, 2014

Thank you for your courage and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Chief of Police Christopher Dillard
Owens Cross Roads Police Department

January 31, 2014

David, I really don't know how to begin. You were an inspiration to me when I first worked with you at the Birmingham Police Department 26 years ago. I remember you always treated people with respect when you approached them on the street. However, if they got out of line and became disorderly, you would flip a switch and take immediate control of the situation. I never knew anyone who made the switch faster or better. When you retired and went to Fultondale PD, I followed you. While at FPD, I remember you coming in on night shift, and saying, "Good Evening everyone. Is my coffee ready?" Our dispatcher, Cissy, would always have a fresh pot waiting for you. You loved hunting with your sons and would bring deer chili to the station. I could go on and on, but let me close with this. I loved you like a brother. You were a great officer and close friend. RIP, my friend.

Officer Bruce Smith
Fultondale Police Dept. Retired Police Academy Sgt. Birmingham Police

November 22, 2013

Thank you for your years of courage, service, and sacrifice. May God bless family. RIP

Major Larry Carter
NSO & Retired NPD

October 30, 2013

May your sheld shine on use and protect.

staff sgt.
United States Army

May 2, 2013

I trained Daid at Birmingham, then worked with him at Fultondale. He was FANTASTIC Officer and Human being! Evry one who was around David loved him, myself included. Miss you David!

B.P.D.(Ret.) / Fultondale P.D.

May 2, 2013

Thank you for your years of service. You will not be forgotten.

Lee Ann Thompson
Alabama Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)

February 15, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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.

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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 17, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 15, 2013

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