Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Lance Allen "Lou" McLean

Hood County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 29, 2013

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Reflections for Sergeant Lance Allen "Lou" McLean

Lance was my friend and brother in arms, and I miss him. I miss that big goofy smile he ALWAYS had on his face. I could never be in a bad mood when I was around Lance, his smile was too infectious. I miss my brother.......

Chief James Yarbrough
Lindsay Police Department (Formerly Hood County S.O.)

August 17, 2022

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 13, 2018

Rest in Peace Sheriff's Sergeant Lance (Lou) McLean. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Hood County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of the scum responsible for your murder.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 30, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Never forgotten.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

June 29, 2015

It was an honor to ride for Sgt. Lance McLean in the 2014 Police Unity Tour (chapter 4 - Virginia). Though we had never met, you have truly touched my life.

Deputy Brian Phelps
Onondaga County Sheriff's Office, New York

May 20, 2014

God Bless you Sir. 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.

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

October 25, 2013

To the family and friends of Sgt. Lou McLean and to his fellow officers:

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

To the McLean 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 Sgt. McLean gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 29, 2013.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 23, 2013

Godspeed Brother, you died fighting the good fight and for that we are eternally grateful. May you be at peace as you walk the Golden Beat of Heaven.

POI K. Jarrell

August 29, 2013

Rest in peace brother... Thank u for ur service. U and ur work for ur comminity will never be forgotten!

Deputy Ricardo Balli
Jim Wells County Sheriff's Dept.

August 27, 2013

Rest in peace brother we will take it from here. Thank you for your service.

provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

August 6, 2013

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


United States Border Patrol

August 2, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2013

Lance, I will miss having breakfast with you and discussing Rangers baseball, I will miss you not backing me up as I knew all I had to do was ask. You are an example to the badge. Your family will contiue to be in my families prayers. This criminal act has left a void not only with the Hood County Sheriff's but the Granbury PD as we are such close agencies. I know the God will take care of everything and he is in control. Rest now brother and thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. God bless you and your family

Officer Alan Hicks
Granbury Police Department

July 31, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

July 30, 2013

For Sergeant Lance Allen "Lou" McLean:

The law-officer faces many risks and none greater than an individual armed and acting in direct defiance of a court-order and the law. We regret that Lou would be the next law-officer to die hardly without warning at the hands of a deranged, perverted and crazed armed person who would strike suddenly and flee. We are grateful for responding officers who finalized this incident, regretfully after another officer was wounded, by bringing down the perpetrator.
We admire all the courage of those involved in the protection of others and themselves.
We pray for Lou's family, friends, co-workers, the wounded officer involved, and all those who care about them. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.
We are proud to render Sergeant Lance Allen "Lou" McLean, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

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

July 28, 2013

My heartfelt condolences to Sgt. McLean's Family and two children, his parents and siblings. May you rest in Peace

Robina Browne
Mother to Dep. Sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez, Honolulu, HI.EOW 2/10/07

July 25, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Capt. (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

July 23, 2013

God Bless you Sergeant McLean. 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

July 23, 2013

"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 Police Department, WY

July 16, 2013

Another hero is lost. The community, friends, the Department and certainly his family will carry this loss as a horrible scar forever. Sir, your selflessness will NEVER be forgotten.

Mother of Sergeant
Colorado Springs Police Department

July 16, 2013

So sorry to hear about another officer's death. I am only 30 miles away and have been where the family is at this time. If I can help, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Victoria Monier
Widow of Capt. Scott Monier
White Settlement P.D.

Victoria Monier

July 15, 2013

RIP Prayers to the Family and all The LEO's who put their Life on the Line everyday and prayers for the Family When they Watch their loved one Suit up and head out that not knowing if they will be home for Dinner!

Gantt Al VFD

July 14, 2013

Brother Lou, You were taken from us too soon. I am lose for words when a good member of L>E is shot and murdered.

RIP, and prayers for your beloved family brother.

Det. Mike (Retired)
Chicago Police

July 14, 2013

Rest in peace Sergeant Lance McLean. You gave your life in service to others and your actions saved a young girl. May God bless you and you family. You are 10-42 Sergeant we have it from here.

Trooper Mike Lopez
Illinois State Police - Chicago

July 14, 2013

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