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Reserve Officer Christopher Michael Lawton

Zachary Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, March 12, 2018

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Reflections for Reserve Officer Christopher Michael Lawton

Rest In Peace on this your 2 anniversary In heaven

Mark Mottola

March 12, 2020

As a participant in the 2019 ODMP National Police Week 5K run, I was randomly assigned Officer Lawton to run for. I didn't know this until the morning of the race when I picked up my race packet. While I didn't personally know him, and have never been to Zachary, LA, running for a lost hero causes you to reflect on his life and sacrifice during the race, and thereafter. So I had to find out more. After the run, I visited the National Law Enforcement Officers memorial and found his name inscribed on the wall (40W31). I found that his service to his community was honorable, and that he died during an attempt to arrest a felony wanted suspect. I also found that I know your Chief through IACP, which makes our police world a smaller place and one in which I can relate to this loss. Your sacrifice will always be honored and remembered. Rest in Peace Officer Lawton.

Chief John Letteney
Apex (NC) Police Department

May 13, 2019

Rest in peace Brother. May God bless your family and fellow officers. Thank you for your service!

Deputy Ricky Sanchez
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Office (Retired)

November 20, 2018

May you rest in peace, brother.

Reserve Public Safety Officer, T. Allen
Jonesborough, Tn.

September 5, 2018

I didn't know the man but I happened to see a in memory of sticker on the 8-23-18 episode of Nightwatch Nation and wanted to pay my respects. That being said much Love and Good Vibes being sent to the family from our family. Sorry for your tremendous loss!!! From So. Cal. May he rest in peace!

Christopher M Dilaurenzio
Just a citizen with respect

August 24, 2018

I pray that everyone will find comfort in Revelation 21:4, where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we can see all of our loved ones again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 21, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Michael was killed in the line of duty as a reserve officer.

To the Lawton family, fellow officers and fellow firefighters, and all who call Michael 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. In reading the many reflections left for you, I can see what an impact you made on so many people.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Michael gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 12, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 28, 2018

Officer Lawton,

Thank you and your family for your sacrifice. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

June 2, 2018

Dear Officer Lawton...God bless u and the ultimate Sacrafice you gave..God bless your Family..fellow Officers and Friends...may you be welcomed with open arms by God himself....God bless you..Victor and Family

Victor Solano J.R.
A Concerned Citizen and Families of 5 L.A.S.D. Officers

May 23, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Lawton. It isn't enough that you served and put yourself in harms way at the fire department, but yet you served your community two fold working the L.E. side as well. So many will never understand that....and so many are out there that do. You are the great example of others before self. I salute you.
I wish strength and healing for your family, and your brothers and sisters of both lines.

James McCoy, Res. Deputy / Paramedic FF
Jefferson County, Colorado

April 24, 2018

Deepest condolences to Family, Department and Friends. Visit the web site ImagineHeaven.net for a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting. All law enforcement men and women indeed qualify as "Foxhole Christians" with their duty dangers. As Ray Comfort at LivingWater.com says "Passing is the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven.” It is our belief they will hear from the Lord Himself. “Do not fear. for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:12).

Joe Lanier (a former Asst. Chief of Jasper, Texas PD)

April 16, 2018

Rest in peace Brother.

Reserve Deputy Christopher Kim
Woodbury County Sheriff's Office

April 10, 2018

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.

March 26, 2018

Final Salute Reserve Officer Lawton. Thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

March 22, 2018

On behalf of Point 27, I would like to offer condolences for Officer Christopher Michael Lawton. Please know we are eternally grateful for Christopher’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Lawton, Point 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Zachary PD, Chief of Police, for Christopher’s partner and fellow officers. Point 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deputy’s Lawton's family.

Point 27 is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Sincerely,


David Dodd
Colonel, US Army Retired
Director, Point 27

David Dodd
US Army Retired and Point 27

March 22, 2018

Prayers to the family and friends of Christopher Lawton, as well as members of the ZPD and ZFD. You really are a “double Hero”! Rest In Peace Brother. We got it from here.

Lt. Cary O'Brien
West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office

March 21, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Lawton. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Zachary Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

March 21, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Reserve Officer Christopher Michael Lawton during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy times together bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Reserve Officer Christopher Michael Lawton.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

March 20, 2018

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Retired Officer Jim Weaver
LAPD

March 20, 2018

My deepest condolences for the tragic loss Officer Lawton. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the law fall heavily on the offender.

Rest easy brother.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current
NBYCTPD/NYPD

March 20, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Investigator Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

March 19, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends of Reserve Officer Christopher Michael Lawton. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 19, 2018

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

March 18, 2018

May You always be Remembered for the Wonderful Husband, Father, Friend, Fire Fighter, and Law Enforcement Officer that You WERE! God Speed... Save Room for Us Up There. Hope to See You Again - You Will Be Missed .. But Never Forgotten.

Captain, Paramedic, Firefighter, Public
West Feliciana Parish Fire Department

March 18, 2018

RIP my brother. Peace and prayers for your family, friends and fellow officers. Another sad, sad day ! Marty Mooney Det ( ret ) NYPD and son Alex active NYPD..Blue Knights XIX Rome NY/XXXII Syracuse NY

Marty Mooney Det ( RET )
NYPD

March 17, 2018

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