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

God Bless and Godspeed. Thank you for your bravery, sacrifice and service, Sgt. McLean.

Lisa B.

July 2, 2013

Our prayers are with your family. I know you have your well deserved rest in the arms of our Savior Jesus Christ. May your memory stay strong in the hearts and minds of those who were blessed to know you.

Dr. D.M. Haning;Chaplain
Smith County Texas Sheriff's Dept.

July 2, 2013

God Bless you Lou! Thank you for your dedicated service and sacrifice to protect those in need... Rest in peace brother!

Michael Bundy
Friend of Law Enforcement

July 2, 2013

I'm going to miss working with you, brother. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. I know you'll be looking out for us, like you always did.

Sean Eddy, Paramedic
Hood County EMS

July 2, 2013

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

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Commonwealth of Virginia

July 2, 2013

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.
Thank you for your service.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County PD

July 2, 2013



July 2, 2013

God speed my friend. God Bless your family. RIP as we continue your good deeds in your honor

Captain Scott C Behrns
Olmsted County Sheriffs Office

July 1, 2013

Praying for your family brother. Thank you for your service.

Bailiff S. J. Scott
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

July 1, 2013

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

July 1, 2013

RIP brother Lance.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept

July 1, 2013

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch

Officer P.Bancroft
Smithfield Police Dept

July 1, 2013

To Ms. McLean, my sincere condolences to you and your two beautiful children. My prayers are with you at this very moment, and as I sit here typing this note to you I am feeling comfort right now because I know your husband is now in Heaven with our Lord, God. He's now enjoying the fruits of his labor from here on earth. I also believe he will look upon his family and do his best to comfort you from where he now resides. Additionally, I want you to know that Lance died attempting to help a family who was in need, so Lance died a hero here on earth. For the work that Lance did here on earth he is being rewarded in Heaven, so when you think about Lance please think about him in Heaven. Please tell your children that their daddy is in Heaven and hopefully the children can and will picture their daddy in Heaven.
I also extend my condolences to the brothers and sisters of Sgt. Lance McLean at the Hood County Sheriff's Office, and to Sheriff Roger Deeds. May God be with each of you men and women at your department during their time in need. I will also pray for the officer of the Granbury City Police Department who was injured at City Hall.

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

July 1, 2013

I am so sorry that this has happened and that I never got the chance to meet my wonderful cousin before he was taken from us. God be with your family and you will be dearly missed.

cousin and former corrections officer

July 1, 2013

Lou you are a great man, Father, Friend and Brother and will always be remember as a HERO. Will Love and Miss you till we meet again Brother.

Lieutenant Randy Fowler
Erath County Sheriffs Office

July 1, 2013

Thank you for your service Sergeant McLean. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Police Department, IL

July 1, 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

July 1, 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

July 1, 2013

It is always with a heavy heart that I read of another hero lost, but when I saw Lance's name on this one I literally could not breathe for a second. His perpetual grin, his always positive outlook...gone!?

Lance was one of my first co-workers in Texas law enforcement, and my first memory of him was his calmly talking down a tweaking meth-head who was bouncing off the walls. I learned from watching him and his empathic approach, and when we both went off to other agencies I always thought I would run into him again.

So here's to my fallen brother: Be at peace, for you were truly a peacemaker and a child of God. Texas is a better place for having known you.

Trooper Erich Neumann
Texas DPS

July 1, 2013

I cannot explain the outrage that this man was walking around free; AND IN TEXAS-NOT MASSACHUSETTS!!

With that said, Sergeant McLean, you did your best and have every reason to be proud. Your family has every reason in the world to be proud of you, but of course right now, all they can do is grieve. Your wife must be a very special woman and my heart goes out to her with the challenges she now faces alone, but she'll never truly be alone, you will always be there in spirit. All in Texas who know and love you best are in my prayers.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 1, 2013

Rest in Peace Sarge

Police Officer
Dallas, TX

July 1, 2013

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. You have served your time in hell, now rest comfortably in the arms of God. RIP, we’ll take it from here.

Captain James W. Moore
Gardner, KS Police Department

July 1, 2013

To the Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Sgt. McLean:

My sincere sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Your HERO will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.

Sgt. McLean thank you for your dedicated service and your ultimate sacrifice. You are a true HERO!! RIP HERO...

May God Bless your family and give them the strength and comfort they need right now.

Gina M. Miller Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-13

July 1, 2013

Thanks so much for your service. My grandfather lost his life many years ago while on duty.
Caring stranger

caring stranger

July 1, 2013

Rest easy brother, you have stood your watch with pride and professionalism. Go to the promised place where you can look down to see your brothers continue what you have started. Thank you for your service. May the light of Christ ease the pain on the ones you have loved, and loved you return.

Sean D. Creamer; C-LEO ret.
Tryon Palace Security Unit, New Bern, NC

July 1, 2013

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