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

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones and friends. I have no special words to help them with their grief except that they should do everything in their power to keep your memory alive. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 1, 2013

Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family during this time.

Janine Jones
SIL of Fallen Officer

July 1, 2013



July 1, 2013

On the 8th day, God looked down on his creation and decided he needed a protector ... poem by Police Officer Ryan Owen

He needed someone to work at all hours of the day and night to protect those who don't want him around. Someone to run six blocks through alleys and over fences to capture a thief for a victim that's ungrateful because he didn't do it fast enough. So God made a police officer.

He needed someone to get punched, kicked, bit, spit on, run over, ridiculed, and verbally abused just for doing his job. So God made a police officer.

God needed someone for people to blame all their problems on. Someone who could fight a criminal twice his size just to be accused of brutality by the public, media, and the administration for being too rough on him. So God made a police officer.

God needed someone to stare death in the face and tell him to put the weapon down. Someone who can protect his own life or the lives of others by using force and violence then turn around and be a shoulder to cry on for a grieving victim. So God made a police officer.

God needed someone tough and hard on the outside, and calm and compassionate on the inside. Someone who could not only be just but also be fair. Someone who could think on his feet, and make life and death decisions in the blink of an eye. So God made a police officer.

God needed someone who would not show weakness even though he was crying on the inside. He needed someone who could work the streets five days a week just to turn around and pick up an extra job or shift to support his family. So God made a police officer.

God needed someone to be a counselor, a guide, a mechanic, a parent, a teacher, a lawyer, and a mind reader. Someone who could search through all the evidence and lies to figure out what really happened. So God made a police officer.

God needed someone to be liked by few, loved by less, and hated by most. Someone to be able to solve everyone's problems then go home to take care of his own. So God made a police officer.

God needed someone to run towards the sound of gun shots, screams, and chaos. Someone who could see death and evil on a daily basis then go home and hold his wife and kids as if nothing happened.

God needed someone to be a hero, a knight in shinning armor to a complete stranger. So God made a police officer.

Lance, you were a great example to all of us. Go rest high on that mountain brother, we will forever remember you here on earth!

Investigator James Luckie
Hood County Sheriff's Office

July 1, 2013

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 1, 2013

My heartfelt condolences to Sergeant McLean's family and the Hood Co Sheriff's Department. I pray that God grants you the strength and courage to face all the times ahead of you. I am grateful for the courageous service that Sergeant McLean performed. Rest in peace, sir.

Linda Topping
Wife of Police Chief

July 1, 2013

Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice to protect that young lady. May God bless your family and may you be rewarded in heaven for your heroic actions.

Detective Burleson
Collin College Police Department

July 1, 2013

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:9.

Sergeant McLean you are a hero. Rest in the merciful and loving arms of God.

God Bless You And Watch Over Your Family In Their Time

Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas Highway Patrol

July 1, 2013

Thank you for your service to the citizens of Texas and Hood County. Rest in peace and prayers to your family and members of the Hood County SO.

Special Agent Kyle
Veterans Affairs-OIG

July 1, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother!

Lt. Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

July 1, 2013

I am so sorry to Sgt. McLean's family. His wife and children will remain in my prayers. He died a hero. Doing what he was trained to do...but what about his children. So unfair to them.
R.I.P Sgt. McLean. Watch over your family and fellow officers.

Wife of a NJ Police Officer

July 1, 2013

I am from the same hometown as Lance. I knew him in school and for a while after. I ran into him again when he started with Hood co. and he was very friendly and the officers that I already knew on the department spoke very highly of him. I also knew his wife in school. I want to ask everyone to help her in this time of need. The needs of the children are, and will be huge. With daddy gone there is going to be so much she will need help with. I have heard there is a fund to help out with set up at First National Bank in Hico Texas. Check it out and please help out if you can. Thanks

RIP Lance

Scott Boedeker

July 1, 2013

Sgt. McLean thank you for your service and sacrafice. To the wife and daughters may God bless you and reasure you during this tragic time of loss. RIP brother, what a hero.


July 1, 2013


James P. Waggle, Jr.

July 1, 2013

No words can be said that havnt already been spoken here. I join in with thoughts and prayers with others.

Chaplain Louie Tropf
Indian River County Sheriff's Department

July 1, 2013

Expressing deepest sympathy, and hoping you find peace and comfort in knowing we care and are near in thought.

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

July 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant McLean's family and everyone at the Hood County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

July 1, 2013

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Lance McLean, and the Hood County Sheriff's Office. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Sergeant McLean, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

July 1, 2013

Thank you for your gallant service. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Daniel Sherburne, USAF (Retired)
Private Security Officer.

July 1, 2013

Rest in peace Brother Lance.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

July 1, 2013

May God bless your wife and family. RIP Sgt. McLean

Police Officer Peter Keane
Winter Garden Police Dept. FL

July 1, 2013

Rest in peace brother.

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

July 1, 2013

I was especially touched by this loss. A brave man who will clearly be much missed by his family.
Sincere condolences are sent to fellow officers and family from the UK.

NA UK Based
NA UK Based

July 1, 2013

May God bless you and your family. I pray for them today that God may comfort them and protect them forever.

Timothy Cooper, Officer
Eureka Police Department

June 30, 2013

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Lance McLean and the extended law enforcement family of the Hood County, Texas Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 30, 2013

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