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

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

I pray for your soul, brother. Fly high, we've got it from here. Rest Easy.

Deputy Joshua Holland
Hancock County Sheriffs Office

February 5, 2019

I pray for your soul, brother. Fly high, we've got it from here. Rest Easy.

Deputy Joshua Holland
Hancock County Sheriffs Office

February 5, 2019

Virginia State Police has provided assistance to my Department on numerous occasions. VSP is a great agency. Sorry for his Department's loss and his family's loss. Rest in Peace, my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

February 5, 2019

May God welcome you with open arms. My respect always .

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

February 5, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Dowell. A young brave and energetic warrior.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 5, 2019

Semper Fi Trooper. Your service means so much to our family of Blue. God bless your family and please know your son will always be in our hearts and minds. I can’t express how hard it is to lose a great trooper such as your son. Rest In Peace Brother.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol

February 5, 2019

Rest In Paradise Brother Trooper. Prayers to your family and co-workers. Thank you for your service.

M/Sgt retired Lisa Ditzler
Illonois State Police D-16

February 5, 2019

Rest In Peace brother. Thanks for your ultimate sacrifice.

David Miller
WDFW Police

February 5, 2019

Final Salute Trooper Dowell. 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

February 5, 2019

Blessed are the Peacemakers:
For they shall be called the children of God
Matthew 5:9

God Bless Trooper Dowell ~ Praying for his Family ~ Blood and Blue ~

Dispatcher C Neal
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

February 5, 2019

Rest In Peace Trooper Dowell. Thank you for your service.

Recruit R Condo
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Academy Session 66 Schenectady N.Y.

February 5, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

February 5, 2019

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and to the fellow Troopers of Trooper Dowell. Heroes will never run or stray away from the danger. Rest in peace.

Thank you for service.

DFC Rondell Brooks
LCSO

February 5, 2019

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