Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Steven George Netherland

Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, June 24, 2013

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Steven George Netherland

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

July 3, 2013

Rest well my brother for your sacrifice was not in vain. As you take the watch in heaven we've got it from here. May God bless the family both physical and law enforcement with peace and comfort, as well as the community he served with pride, honor, and integrity.

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Rev. Carlos Stapleton
Chaplain, Jackson Co. TN SO

July 3, 2013

Condolences and prayers go out to your family, friends and law enforcement community for their loss. Some of the greatest times in my law enforcement career started at the Leesville City Police Department working with Steve and the other Officers on LT. Smith's shift. Steve and I worked L-7 running radar and patrolling the bar district on 3rd Street many a nights. I enjoyed spending time with and learning from Steve and he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my brother.

US Department of Justice Protective Service

July 3, 2013

Thank you all so very much for all the kind words. My daddy was the world to me and now he's gone. My mom and me are just lost right now. We truly appreciate all the kind words and we can't say thank you enough. We have had so much love, concern and support. My father loved being a Louisiana State Trooper and some even called him Super Trooper Netherland. My daddy was and always will be my hero. Thank you again for all the kind words and prayers. God bless all of you. Love, Sara

Sara Netherland

July 2, 2013

Thank you for your service Deputy Netherland. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Police Department, IL

July 1, 2013

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

Sgt Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

June 30, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Deputy Netherland. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

June 29, 2013

Our condolences go out to family & friends of Deputy Netherland. Thank you for service. May God rest his soul.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Ops
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

June 29, 2013

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother.


June 29, 2013

My sincere condolences to his family and colleagues. From Spain a fellow of the Guardia Civil.

Tú nos dijiste que la muerte
no es el final del camino,
que aunque morimos no somos,
carne de un ciego destino.

Tú nos hiciste, tuyos somos,
nuestro destino es vivir,
siendo felices contigo,
sin padecer ni morir.

Cuando la pena nos alcanza
por un compañero perdido,
cuando el adiós dolorido
busca en la Fe su esperanza.

En Tu palabra confiamos
con la certeza que Tú
ya le has devuelto a la vida,
ya le has llevado a la luz.
Ya le has devuelto a la vida,
ya le has llevado a la luz

Cuando, Señor, resucitaste,
todos vencimos contigo
nos regalaste la vida,
como en Betania al amigo.

Si caminamos a tu lado,
no va a faltarnos tu amor,
porque muriendo vivimos
vida más clara y mejor.

You told us that death
not the end of the road,
that although we are not die,
flesh of a blind fate.

You made us, we are yours,
our destiny is to live,
being happy with you,
without suffering or dying.

When the penalty reaches us
for a lost companion,
when the pain goodbye
searches Faith hope.

In Your word trust
with the certainty that you
and have you back to life,
and you've been light.
You've already brought back to life,
and you've been light

When, Lord, rose again,
beat you all
you gave us life,
as in Bethany's friend.

If we walk by your side,
will not fail us your love,
because dying live
clearer and better life.

Guardia Civil
Guardia Civil

June 29, 2013

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.

“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.

Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

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

June 28, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

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

June 28, 2013

RIP DS Netherland and best wishes on your new beat on the streets of Heaven! Thank you for your service! Your family in blue will take it from here!

Jerry Butler

June 28, 2013

thank you for your service. you will never be forgotten. may peace somehow find your family, friends, and co workers.

jennifer phillips
widow of sgt ron phillips

June 28, 2013

Rest In Peace, Brother.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

June 27, 2013

To the family and friends of Deputy Steven Netherland:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Steven died.

To Steven's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Steven Netherland gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 24, 2013.

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

June 27, 2013

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

Offc. Thomas Wiederhold Ret.
Fort Worth PD, Texas

June 27, 2013



June 27, 2013

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now

Officer P.Bancroft
Smithfield Police Dept

June 27, 2013

Rest In Peace Deputy Netherland.

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

June 27, 2013

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service.

Ofc. O. A. Olasokan
NYS University Police at SUNY Maritime College

June 26, 2013


Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office

June 26, 2013

Rest In Peace Steve, I know you will serve the Greatest Beat we know with dignity, as you did with Leesville P.D., LSP and VPSO. You will be truly missed brother. Now you are at your 10-42, I know you will be looking down on us as we walk these streets of hell. Thank You Steve!!!

Ptn. Paul D. Jordan, III
Welsh PD, Welsh LA

June 26, 2013

Very sad. RIPB

Corporal B.P. SULLIVAN
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

June 26, 2013

My deepest condolences to Ms. Netherland and your daughter. Deputy Netherland death is truly sad; my prayers are with you guys.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop "D"

June 26, 2013

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