Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief Deputy Sheriff Allen Ray "Pete" Richardson

Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, March 17, 2014

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Reflections for Chief Deputy Sheriff Allen Ray "Pete" Richardson

Rest in peace Chief Deputy Sheriff Richardson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 30, 2019

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 12, 2018

Thinking of you and your family on this day. Thank you for your service. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

March 17, 2017

Good afternoon,

My name is Angela Hemanes and I work for the Tallahassee Police Department in Tallahassee, Florida.

I am seeking help in finding the family of fallen Chief Deputy Sheriff Pete Richardson. I rode in his honor for the Police Unity Tour last week and would love to be able to send his family the bracelet I wore during the tour.

If you can assist me in locating the family please call me at the Tallahassee Police Department between 8am-5pm. I appreciate your time in advance.

May Chief Deputy Sheriff Pete Richardson rest in peace forever and always. He will never be forgotten!

Thank you,

Angela Hemanes
Tallahassee Police Department

May 19, 2015

Pete Richardson...
Kind hearted and very outspoken :)
Before you passed away, I thought of you as the sweetest man I ever knew.
Every Wednesday you would come to the ranch and I'de be the first person you hugged.
You'd give me tha guilty grin like you'd done, done something... :)
One of my favorite times that you was at the saloon was when you and aunt Mel came..
You sang happy birthday to her...
Uncle Pete you may be gone, but you're never forgotten!

Gracie Holtzclaw
Wednesday Buddy

February 4, 2015

What kindness this man showed... a True Hero & good example to follow.
May God be near all who knew & loved Pete .
Our Family sends condolences to Family , Friends, Department, Community, & Country.
The "Purple Heart Candles" burn this day , in our Family's 9/11 Memorial for Pete.
R.I.P. Pete, Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone From Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts !!!

Ms. Karen Morgan ,Psy & LE , Grad.
Eagels Wing Baptist Church, Lake Traverse, SD

January 7, 2015

My deepest sympathies for Lafayette County Sheriff's Office and Officer Richardson's family.

Keri Lynn

December 27, 2014

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

September 6, 2014

I will miss you, Pete. I will continue to pray for your family. Rest in Peace.

Jamey Keith
Bail Bond Financing

June 21, 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

May 10, 2014

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

May 6, 2014

He went to work that day and did not know
This shift he served would bring such sorrow
This call to duty would be his last
His time on earth is now his past
God set this day as his time to go
Rest in peace Deputy Richardson, now a hero
He gave the ultimate sacrifice
With integrity and pride he paid the price
His family, friends and colleagues will mourn
As an angel in heaven he is now reborn
His golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the very best.

Master Sergeant Retired Jane Hosteny
Illinois State Police

May 4, 2014


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

April 22, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother!

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

April 22, 2014

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

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

April 5, 2014

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Pete was killed.

To the Richardson family, fellow deputies, and all who call Pete beloved, 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 Chief Deputy Richardson gave to his community and the citizens of Arkansas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 17, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 5, 2014

R.I.P. Chief Deputy Richardson, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you in his loving care my brother as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard,Tampa, Fla.

March 29, 2014

God bless you and your family Pete. Well done thy good and faithful servant.

Capt. Derick Durden
Georgia State Patrol

March 27, 2014

"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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell PD, WY

March 23, 2014

Another hero going above & beyond the call of duty to serve his community and fellow man. A true hero to the end. Sir, you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN !

Mother of a Sgt
Colorado Springs PD

March 23, 2014

Prayers for the family during this time in their lives. Rest in peace Chief Deputy Richardson. Your dedicated years of service, devotion, and this unselfish act that had tragic consequences will never be forgotten.

retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

March 23, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Chief Deputy Sheriff Pete Richardson as well as to the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Chief Deputy Richardson, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

March 22, 2014

Chief Deputy Richardson,

Your family will be lifted while you rest in the arms of God.

To 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, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over three 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

March 22, 2014

Rest in peace blue brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell

March 22, 2014

RIP brother, Job well done, my prayers for you and your family.

Philip Callas, Detective Retired Secaucus, NJ PD

March 22, 2014

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