Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Officer Christopher Lawton

Zachary Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, March 12, 2018

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Reflections for Reserve Officer Christopher Lawton

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant Vic Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

March 15, 2018

Rest in peace Reserve Officer Chris Lawton.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R. Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs & Border Protection

March 15, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco

March 15, 2018

Officer Lawton you are a hero.. may your family and friends find peace and may your killer never have a moment of peace!

TEDDY R. CARR retired C. O.

March 15, 2018

"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."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

March 15, 2018

Another angel in heaven Patrol the thin blue has another Guarding angel watch on us

Lt George Silvio
Harris County Sheriff Department Houston Texas

March 15, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

March 15, 2018



Ret. TFC. Theresa Medcalf
Ga. State Patrol

March 14, 2018

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service, You won’t be forgotten.

Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

March 14, 2018

Another true hero! Rest in Peace Sir! Condolences to all who are personally impacted by Officer Lawton's senseless tragedy.

Dave Ralls #1324
Retired Police Officer
Columbus, Ohio

March 14, 2018

Rest In Peace my brother. You will not be forgotten. I got your six.

Patrolman First Class Joshua Welch
Coushatta Tribal Police Department

March 14, 2018

God bless you and thank you for your sacrifice. God bless those who now have to figure out how to move on without you. May they be comforted with the knowledge that you died serving and protecting.

Mikelle Agee-Odoms
911 Dispatcher

March 14, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 14, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

March 14, 2018

Rest In Peace Officer Lawton, your dedication to service and country will never be forgotten. 10-42

Future Marine and Correctional Officer N
Minnesota department of corrections

March 14, 2018

God speed.....

Police Officer Suzy Regan (retired)
LAPD-Modesto PD

March 14, 2018

God needed someone tough and hard on the outside calm and compassionate on the inside. Someone who could not only be Just but also be fair. One who could think on their feet and make life and death decisions in a blink of an eye. God made Police Officers.

Cindy Rollins

March 14, 2018

Rest in Peace, Hero. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. May God wrap His loving arms around your family and friends. God Bless You ... now rest.

Noranne Stubbs Lenox -Office Coordinator
AZ Department of Public Safety - CVE South

March 14, 2018

We send our thoughts and prayers to the family of Reserve Officer Christopher Lawton. We thank you for your service. God Bless!

DeKalb, Illinois Police Department

March 14, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your part-time Reserve Officer, Christopher Lawton, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow part-time Reserve Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Also our prayers and thoughts to the Zachary Fire Department where Christopher was a full- time fire fighter.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

March 14, 2018

Officer Lawton, you performed so many generous and unselfish service to your community, and this will not go unnoticed by our Lord who sees everything. May He grant you peace in His presence, and may He immerse you in His Divine Mercy. God bless you and those you've left behind.

Jess Espinosa

March 14, 2018

RIP officer. Job well done.

Chief marc Coulon
Ashland City PD, TN

March 14, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“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 know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

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.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Christopher's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust 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

March 14, 2018

Rest in Peace

Lt. James Keelan (Retired)

March 14, 2018

Rest with God Officer Lawton. Your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired police officer bob lester
midland texas police department

March 14, 2018

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