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

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and co-workers of Chief Deputy Richardson. May you take solace in the fact that he will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be remembered as a HERO. Rest In Peace, my brother, God needed another good guy to guard the gates of Heaven.

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department

March 21, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Supervisory FAM, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 21, 2014

Rest in Peace, Hero. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. May God grant comfort and healing to your family, friends, and co-workers. God Bless You.

Noranne Stubbs Lenox
Arizona Department of Public Safety

March 21, 2014

R.I.P. BROTHER Richardson!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

March 21, 2014

Rest in peace Chief.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

March 21, 2014

Thank you for many years of service and dedication to law enforcement. Deepest sympathy and prayers to family and friends. Rest in peace sir.

Sgt J Walter
Richmond PD Virginia

March 21, 2014

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

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

March 20, 2014



March 20, 2014

Rest In Peace, Sir.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

March 20, 2014

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 Chief Deputy Richardson during this time of tragic loss.

Senior Patrolman Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) PD

March 20, 2014

Thank you for your service Chief Deputy Richardson. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Police Department, IL

March 20, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Chief Deputy Sheriff Pete Richardson and the extended law enforcement family of the Lafayette County, Arkansas 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

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 20, 2014

R I P Chief Deputy Richardson
Thank you for your service.....your family, friends & coworkers are in my thoughts & prayers.

Val Naugle

March 20, 2014

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

March 19, 2014

Prayers for Chief Deputy Sheriff Pete Richardson's family and colleagues. His passing will be a loss for everyone.

Leeann Smith
Retired Teacher

March 19, 2014

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

March 19, 2014

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

March 19, 2014


Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office

March 19, 2014

Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Chief Deputy Sheriff Pete Richardson. May the peace of God comfort you.
Sincere gratitude for his service.

Chaplain Sam Faraone
El Paso, TX Police Department

March 19, 2014

God bless Chief Deputy Sheriff Pete Richardson.
Our prayers are with family & friends.

City of Alameda, CA Police Dept.

March 19, 2014

Thank you Chief Richardson for your service and sacrifice my brother. May God bless the family this hero leaves behind.


March 19, 2014

Dear Richardson family,

Thank you for your family member's service to the people of Lafayette County and the State of Arkansas.

May God through His Son, Jesus Christ grant you peace and comfort at this time of great loss.

Aux. Deputy Shaver
Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office

March 19, 2014

Rest in Peace. You have served well.

Marshal B. Tindle
City Marshal's Office, Killeen, TX

March 19, 2014

God's peace and speed Chief Deputy Richardson. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

March 19, 2014

R.I.P. Prayers to family friends and Dept.

craig russo sgt

March 19, 2014

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