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

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

Time to come home dear brother
Your tour of duty through
You’ve given as much as anyone
Could be expected to do

Just a few steps further
The smoke will start to clear
Others here will guide you
You have no need of fear

You have not failed your brothers
You clearly gave it all
And through your selfless actions
Others will hear the call

So take your place of honor
Among those who have gone before
And know you will be remembered
For now and evermore. BY:Robert Longly May god comfort your friends and family during this tragic time , rest easy brother we’ll take the watch from here .

Patrolman Dalton Martin
Welch Police Department

February 7, 2019

Rest easy Brother. Thank you for your service. You won’t be forgotten. Deepest Condolences to the Dowell Family.

Officer Janet Sanchez
Yuma Police Department

February 7, 2019

"Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American dream."
President George H.W. Bush
Rest in peace brother, God Speed.

Sgt. C.M. Grubbs
Harrisonburg Police Department(Va.)

February 7, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue.

“Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be Called Sons of God.”

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

February 7, 2019

I am very sorry to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Trooper Lucas Dowell. i know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of the Virginia State Police Department.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

February 6, 2019

Thank you brave officer for your service to our nation. May the Peace of Jesus be with you and your family now and forever. Salute to you good sir, may you rest in peace.

Father of Sgt. Robert Goodwin MNPD

February 6, 2019

Rest in peace brother.

Patrolman Jarrett Hesselbirg
Livingston Police Department, NJ

February 6, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Dowell

We'll hold the line.

February 6, 2019

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County Police Department, New York.

February 6, 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

February 6, 2019

RIP, Trooper Dowell. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

February 6, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Trooper, Lucas B. Dowell, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow trooper makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

February 6, 2019

May God bless and strengthen the family {biological and VSP} of Trooper Lucas B. Dowell who paid the the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of his chosen ministry of service. May his legacy of service far out live the twenty-eight years, including 4 years and 3 months with the Virginia State Police, that God loaned him to sojourn and make a difference in the earth.

Bishop Glenn, Chaplain, Chesterfield County (VA) Police Department

Bishop Gerald Glenn, Former Patrolman
Portsmouth Police Department
Portsmouth, Virginia
Member, IACP

February 6, 2019

The Abilene Police Department extends their condolences to those family members, coworkers, and friends of Trooper Lucas Dowell. Our gratitude is offered for services rendered to a community by Trooper Dowell. We continue to be reminded of the courage to live out one's calling and recognize the toll this takes on agencies, families, and departments. Peace as you maneuver these days.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

February 6, 2019

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

February 6, 2019

Thank you for your service brother. You have paid the ultimate price. We got it from here.

Police Officer III Edna Veloz
Los Angeles Police Department

February 6, 2019

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Trooper Lucas B. Dowell and the extended law enforcement family of the Virginia State Police, Virginia.

End of Watch Monday, February 4, 2019.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

February 6, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Lucas B. Dowell. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when we will see our loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth. Once again, I am sorry for your lost.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 6, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Dowell. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the entire VSP.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

February 6, 2019

RIP my brother and may God watch over your family.

Officer Cleveland Hunter # 3299
Veterans Affairs Police Department las Vgeas

February 6, 2019

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