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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

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

Trooper Dowell,
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 6, 2019

Eternal rest grant to him O Lord. May his soul and the souls of all of the faithfully departed rest in peace .Amen

Citizen Rosemary OLeary

February 6, 2019

My condolences to Family, Friends and Colleagues of Trooper Dowell. May the Lord grant you peace in this most difficult time.

John Olmstead
Private Citizen

February 6, 2019

Lord God, our hearts and prayers go out to the Virginia State Police and for the family, friends, and colleagues of Trooper Lucas B. Dowell, of the Virginia State Police, who was shot and killed in the Line-of-Duty on Monday, February 4, 2019. Father God, have mercy on us and their souls. Rest easy my Brother-in-Blue. We will take it from here! Now, join the Lord and rejoice in Paradise! God speed! Amen.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4]
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” [Matthew 5:9]
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Ordained / Licensed as an Independent Christian Minister
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua Police Department
Panther Drive
Nashua, NH 03061

February 5, 2019

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

February 5, 2019

Dowell family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Trooper Dowell thank you for your Dedicated Service to your State,Community and to your Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept.
Cuyahoga Falls,Oh

February 5, 2019

My heart breaks. In 2005, My dear sister in law lost her husband and my brother Sonny and I lost our brother "Roger Lynch" while he was responding to a domestic dispute. All these years later, I still struggle with the fact that Roger is gone. I understand the shock you feel. I know how your heart is shattered and I know the helplessness that you feel. Please accept my prayers for your dear hearts. Thank you for bringing up a son and brother who died with great honor as he was working to end the hold that drugs have in our great country. Officer Dowell, May you RIP.

Sister of Deputy Sheriff, Roger Lynch Ju
Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

February 5, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

February 5, 2019

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Protect from above.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

February 5, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Dowell. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Dowell Family and the Virginia State Police.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

February 5, 2019

"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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

February 5, 2019

My Brother, May you Rest in Peace. My prayers have been sent for Trooper Dowell and his family! Godspeed Trooper Dowell!

Bobby White,
Deputy Sheriff/Special Agent (retired)
Monterey County California Sheriff's Department/Federal Aviation Administration

February 5, 2019

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