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

With deepest sadness for all who loved and lost this hero...

Aunt of Deputy Sheriff - EOW 6/26/11

July 12, 2013



July 11, 2013

Rest in peace and thank you for your service. My prayers are with your family , friends and department

John Latour

July 11, 2013

Our deepest condolences are with your family and co workers. May you Rest In Peace SGT McLean. Thank you for your service.

Zone Five Recruits
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

July 10, 2013

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your many years of service. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Sgt McLean during this time of tragic loss.

Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Dept

July 10, 2013

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

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Commonwealth of Virginia

July 10, 2013

Sergeant McLean,

You were greeted by those law enforcement officers who fell before your time. Rest well in the presence of the Lord.

For Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, family and loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for the past two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

July 10, 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, Captain (ret.) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

July 9, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

July 8, 2013

Dear Lou:

I have worn a badge and gun for 33 years, and after all these years, when I learn of another brother in blue who went down, my heart breaks, my eyes well up, and I find myself asking, :Why, Father God, why? Perhaps the following I wrote for you, will help those of us who are still here, our thin blue line. Rest in peace.To which I add:

“God above, thank you for our men and women in blue;
Those who serve and protect us here at home,
So that we can live our lives in peace,
And offer this prayer of our praise to you.

Thank you, Father God, for all of them give some,
And some of them gave all.
For those little children,
Who can only visit their hero Moms and Dad, on a wall.

Our great nation, Father God, was blessed by you;
Our freedom, our families, and our homes, too.
But the greatest blessing you gave us, Father God,
Was our heroes dressed in blue.

They answer our calls for help, in the middle of the night;
Responding to help stop a crime or a fight.
They do the job with dedication to us all,
They stand there in blue, so brave and tall.

They don’t do this job, Father God, for the pay,
For if they did, not one would stay.
No, they do this job, because when there is a cry of the wolf at the door,
Someone needs to stand and say, “You shall hurt no one, no more”.

For the spouse at home and alone, it’s hard place to be;
When or if, their hero in blue, they will ever again see.
So we thank you, Father God, for these heroes that protect our homes;
Keep them safe at night, in our streets where they roam.

And if you must take them home to be with you,
Kiss them all for us, Father God, our heroes in blue.
And when they stand before you, come their judgment day,
We are certain of the words they will hear you say;

Welcome home, you heroes in blue.”

Ron Tomassi

Dedicated to the thousands of law enforcement officers who have given their lives here in our Homeland, and to their families who have to carry on without them.

Detective Ron Tomassi
Lake Mary Police Dept.

July 8, 2013

Thank you for your service.R.I.P


July 7, 2013

RIP brother, we have the watch from here. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Ptl. K. Hosta
Kirtland Hills Police (Ohio)

July 7, 2013

Walk easy your beat in Heaven, Lance, you've done your time in Hell.

Sincerest condolences to Sgt. McLean's wife and children, they have an enormous loss to bear; may some small comfort come from the knowledge that their husband and dad will never be forgotten.

We in the Law Enforcement community, active and retired, are always drawn together in spirit during the loss of our own. Let's never forget who we are - and what we mean to one another. May God comfort and keep the Hood County Sheriff's Officer's in His hands as they continue His work here on earth.

Inv. Tim O'Dea (ret)

July 6, 2013

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

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP

July 5, 2013

God bless my brother.

Officer Jeff Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

July 5, 2013

Your work is done here on Earth - Heaven has called upon you today, leaving so many words left to say. But now it's too late, for your time has come, words unspoken; I am sure everybody has some. Regrets and wishes are probably there too, but lasting forever are memories of you.
There have been many times that we waved to each other, but we were there for each other in time of need. Now it's time for us to say Good-Bye, until we meet again in heaven to fly. Now go and Patrol the Heavens Above and Watch Below those you Love. Thank you for your service.

Retired TFC Divita Washington
Maryland State Police

July 5, 2013

It was a priveledge to meet Sgt. Lance Mclean several times at my job when he would come in and get him something to drink or just to say hi. He always had a smile on his face and a wonderful man to just talk to. I go to work now and miss that. Rest in peace lance you will always be a hero in my eyes. you will be truly missed. My heart and prayers got out to your wife, kids, family and law enforcement family.

We appreciate you and all your law enforcement brothers coming in to the store just to check and make sure we are doing ok. It makes me feel safe working nights knowing you guys are there watching out for me and my fellows workers.

Verna Murphy Civilian
EZ-Mart #311 South Morgan

July 4, 2013

R.I.P. brother. Walk the streets of heaven with your partners in blue until we meet again. We have the watch.

Detective (Retired) Kenneth Wm. Snyder
Baltimore County Maryland Police

July 3, 2013

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

Godspeed Brother. You died fighting the ultimate fight and for that we are eternally grateful.

POl K. Jarrell

July 3, 2013

RIP Lance, watch my six

Officer M. Hanks
Postal Police

July 3, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

July 3, 2013

May you rest in peace brother. God bless your family and keep them close in this terrible time of mourning. Your service is appreciated and will not be forgotten.

Sgt B. Harris 218
Cobb County (GA) Sheriff's Office

July 3, 2013

Sgt. McLean,

Rest in peace my brother... My sincere condolences to your wife and two kids. I hope that they can find peace in this life and know that they will be reunited someday with their loving father and husband...

Sgt. J. Sawyer A7979
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

July 3, 2013

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