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Trooper Lucas Bartley Dowell

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, February 4, 2019

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Reflections for Trooper Lucas Bartley Dowell

Happy Birthday man! I still think about you all the time and how many lives you would have changed for the better. We shared many great memories at Radford and I thank God for allowing me to share the time we had on this earth together. Still praying for you and your family.

Tommy Belcher III
College Roommate

November 12, 2022

Trooper Dowell will always be remembered.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

June 15, 2022

Lucas was a inspiration, from the moment, I met him. Strong, courageous, determined, so very young! I was a cashier in a automotive repair facility , that kept his vehicles operational! Last time I saw him, he told me, he was leaving Charlottesville for a new position.! I didn’t want him to leave, our area. Not being his parent or commander, didn’t stop me from threatening to “ Ground Him, “ so he couldn’t leave town!! Never saw him laugh so hard! That’s my best, treasured, last time I saw and spoke to Lucas. Such a terrific brave young man! You definitely saved many lives, made my life better for having known you and continue to Back the Blue, because of you. RIP Lucas.

Becky Padgett

February 5, 2022

Rest In Peace Your Warrior Soul!

Former officer
Farmville P.D.

February 4, 2022

REST IN PEACE YOUR WARRIOR SOUL, thank GOD for men and women just like you that possessed that inner spirit that put themselves in harm's way and led them to make the ultimate sacrifice in undeniably courageous ways. Few people will understand (and probably never will) the WARRIOR SOUL that motivates these individuals, it is certainly not the fact that they don't feel fear, quite the opposite, they understand it and deal with it by turning their fear into courage, because COURAGE is fear that holds on for one more minute!

Retired k9 officer
Richmond PD

February 9, 2021

Miss ya, bud. I'll see you on the beach.

E. Frye

October 2, 2020

Rest In Peace, Trooper Dowell. My hearts and prayers are with your parents and sister, Erica. Thank you for your service. To our Commonwealth. You will not be forgotten.

Lynn and Bill Andresen
Friend of the family

August 9, 2020

Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

U/M James Stalcup
Tennessee Department of Correction

August 1, 2020

Rest In Peace on this your first anaversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

February 4, 2020

To the family and friends of Trooper Dowell, I am so sorry that he was taken from you so young. I pray for comfort, hope and peace from God to fill your grieving hearts and minds. Love to you all.

Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

June 19, 2019

This is so sad! Rest in peace, young man. Your life, and death, gives meaning to the work that so many of your brothers and sisters in blue, grey and brown do each day. It is still such a waste to see a fine young man go down in "the Line." May God bless your soul.

Special Agent-in-Charge [Retired] Jerry
Department of Defense

April 21, 2019

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 whose 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

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

April 14, 2019

God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

April 7, 2019

May so Rest In Peace. You left us way too soon. God must have plans for you.

MPO Iva N. Robertson #2965
Fairfax County Police Department

March 28, 2019

Trooper Dowell, Thank you for your service dedication and sacrifice to LE. May God be with your Family and all LE. Former Trooper Ken R. Bays Badge 107 41st Session Basic Training School 1964

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

March 22, 2019

So Sorry for the loss, I pray that GOD will watch over the family and fellow officers that served with this officer. May God give some sense of peace. We all lose when a LEO falls. Take hope in the fact they are now patrolling Heavens Streets. Again my deepest regrets for the loss.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

March 20, 2019

I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice although that doesn't seem to be enough. You will not be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to your friends, family and coworkers. RIP.

Marie C
NJ Citizen

March 19, 2019

God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

March 7, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Dowell.

Police Officer Ahmed Danso-Faried
City of White Plains Police Department

March 7, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
author unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 3, 2019

Trooper Dowell,
Thanks you for your service to the citizens of the Commonwealth and I extend my deepest sympathies. Bless you brother, your work is done here!

C. Brown
Pittsylvania Co. S.O.

February 27, 2019

Trooper Dowell,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Virginia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 23, 2019

Prayers for Trooper Dowell's family, your coworkers and friends, from Pine Mountain FOP Lodge 88 Kentucky

Wesley Doughman
Division of Probation and Parole Retired

February 22, 2019

“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

February 13, 2019

May God Bless your soul and i will pray for your family.

Detention Officer Somone Walker
Harris County Sheriff’s Office

February 11, 2019

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