Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

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.

Pam
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.

B.J.Umbenhower
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.
DARE/SRO

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

Words do not seem sufficient to alleviate your sorrow at this time. God has blessed you with many precious and wonderful memories. The best words of comfort have been given to us from heaven: “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:1-3). With deepest sympathy.

Dan C. Bailey
Volunteer chaplain, TBI

February 11, 2019

Trooper Dowell,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

February 10, 2019

To the family of Trooper Lucas Dowell, friends, Colonel Gary T. Settle and the Virginia State Police.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close, and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service.
" For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not parish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 / "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

February 9, 2019

RIP Trooper Dowell

Dispatcher
Dept of Ineterior

February 9, 2019

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 seven years. I pray that Lucas' life and death will bring glory to God.

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

February 9, 2019

Went to your service today and will be back tomorrow. I wished meeting your family was under better times. I wished I could go back and change that day. It was a humbling experience to see Troopers from all over this country as well as officers from NYPD showing support for you and your family and VSP troopers . It was humbling to see so many of your VSP Troopers showing support to your family and to each other. To see the amount of civilians there to show support told me all I needed to know about the man and trooper you were. I am truly sorry. I am always at your families service. They have my number. To the Mother and Father and Sister. I am beyond any words to comfort you. There are simply none to do that. You are forever in my prayers. Trooper Dowell, My respects Sir.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

February 8, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy Jamie Davis Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office Pittsylvania County Virginia

February 7, 2019

My Deepest Sympathies to his family.
RIP, Trooper Lucas Dowell (Brother in Blue) Continue your tour of duty in heaven brother, as you now have Blue Wings.

Det. Lonnie Tuthill
Greene County Va. Sheriffs Office
Retired Albemarle Co. Police

February 7, 2019

On behalf of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences. R.I.P. Trooper Dowell, may God bless you and keep you. May God comfort your family, friends and all our brothers and sisters with the Virginia State Police. May God wrap you in his loving arms and grant your family and friends strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers my brother. Please know that you and your service will never be forgotten. Fidelis Ad Mortem my brother as we remain Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen. We have the watch from here.

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

February 7, 2019

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