Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Ladson Lamar O'Connor

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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Reflections for Sheriff Ladson Lamar O'Connor

There will never be another Sheriff like him. He was more than just a boss to all of us. There were times when he was our counselor, best friend and biggest supporter. He made the county a better place and inspired us all to become better deputies.

Lt. Leanza
Former Deputy

June 10, 2021

Rest in peace Sheriff O'Connor.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 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 7, 2018

Capt. Kendrick - Thank you so much for riding in memory of Ladson. I am his mother-in-law, but to me he was never an in-law - he was my son. He was a very special man who had a passion to serve his county and the people who live here. As a child, his dream was to become sheriff of Montgomery County - and he did, but it was short lived. He loved children and hated drugs...and the fight against drugs cost him his life.
Hopefully I can meet you in Washington and say "Thank You" in person.

Dale Clark
Ladson's second mother

May 5, 2016

I will be riding in your memory this May in the 2016 Law Enforcement United "Road to Hope" bicycle ride. It is the least I can do to honor an officer who gave his life in the protection of others. May you rest in peace .

Capt. Ian Kendrick
NC State University Police Dept.

April 1, 2016

John 5:28, 29 reads "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming n which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." I hope the above scripture beings some comfort to Sheriff O' Connor's wife, children, family, friends, and colleagues. What a wonderful prospect that God has outlined for those who have fallen asleep in death.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 3, 2015

Best Leader ever I miss you Boss your Guy's have this !

Lieutenant Investigator Todd Yancey
Montgomery County Sheriff Office

August 17, 2015

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

August 12, 2015

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

To the O'Connor family, his deputies, and all who call Ladson 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. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Sheriff O'Connor gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 16, 2015

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 6, 2015

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch

Policeman Brother in Blue #8755
Phoenix Police

August 5, 2015

"Blue Spirited Watch"

Even though the many Law Enforcement Officers from all of our Neighboring Countries around this world have Fallen and Ended their Watch.

Their Devoted Spirits have Risen and are now carrying on their destinies up above in Heaven while awaiting to be rejoined in the distant future by the ones they love.

Richard "Jafa" Oddy ©

Richard "Jafa" Oddy

August 2, 2015

The law enforcement community is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Sheriff Ladson O'Connor. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to the family, friends, and coworkers of Sheriff O'Connor. We thank him for his service, may his soul rest in peace.

Zone Five Academy Session 58
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Academy

July 3, 2015

Rest in Peace Sheriff Ladson O'Connor. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

June 29, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss

Jacquie Rebel survivor

June 22, 2015



Ret TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga.State Patrol

June 22, 2015

RIP my brother. Rest easy , your selfless sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff C Callender
Bexar County Sheriff's Office

June 21, 2015

So sorry to hear of Ladson's accident & passing.
Our Family at Three Feathers Ministries & The" Little Pony "
Express send tearful condolences to Ladson's Family, Friends,
Department ,Community, & Country
The 9/11 Purple Heart Candles will be lit today for Ladson & other Fallen Angels in Blue .
Job well done Son of Georgia.
RIP Ladson, Son of Valor , with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, Psy & LE Grad.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Sisseton, SD

June 21, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

June 21, 2015

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 four years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

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

June 21, 2015

May our Lord give this precious family some comfort and peace. You have made the ultimate sacrifice that every law enforcement family prays to never make. Rest in peace Sheriff O'Connor.

Ellen Burch-Burgess
mother of Law Enforcement Officer Lee Co., Ga.

June 21, 2015


Retired Deputy Sheriff Diana Stricklan
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

June 21, 2015

May God bless you and your family during this difficult time, RIP brother!

Border Patrol Agent Roosevelt McKnight
Unites States Border Patrol

June 21, 2015

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Kathryn Felts Family Member of Multiple
Family Member of Law Enforcement Officers

June 20, 2015


corporal Jackie Robertson
Lewisburg police

June 20, 2015

Lord, thank you for bringing peace to his family, coworkers and friends. RIP my Brother.

Retired Officer Steve Grinley
USAF/Dept of Justice, Blue Knights, Indiana-10

June 20, 2015

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