Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Shirley Lanning

Canadian County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, February 14, 2020

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Reflections for Lieutenant Shirley Lanning

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 14, 2020

Rest in Paradise Sister Officer. Thank you for your service.

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

February 14, 2020

Rest In Peace

james oneill
NYPD

February 14, 2020

Rest in Peace Lt. Lanning. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Lanning Family and the Canadian County Sheriff's Office.

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

February 14, 2020

Rest in peace Sister Shirley, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

February 14, 2020

Rest in peace, Lieutenant Lanning. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

February 14, 2020

I am sad to learn of the passing of a sister and hero in Lieutenant Shirley Lanning. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed her home into his loving arms where she will now patrol the Golden Highways of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to her family, friends and all members of the Canadian County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

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

February 14, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon her face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

February 14, 2020

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace sister.

Correctional Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County(Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

February 14, 2020

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Lanning. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

February 14, 2020

R.I.P Lieutenant Shirley Lanning

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

February 14, 2020

God bless you Liuetenant Shirley Lanning for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office. Rest In Peace Sister.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

February 14, 2020

Rest in peace my prayers are with you and your family.

Tony Gomez
Des Moines Iowa Police Dept. Retired

February 14, 2020

Rest in Peace Sister.

TFC Retired 1282 Len Widener
Connecticut State Police Troop H

February 14, 2020

Lord Bring Comfort Her Family on this St. Valentines Day, 2019..! Rest in Eternal Peace with Our Lord. Amen

May all of our Officers who have died in
Retired American Veteran & Patriot - Combat Veteran

February 14, 2020

Rest in peace sister, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Lt Lanning during this time of tragic and sudden loss.

Sgt Donnie Meaders
Wetumka (OK) Police Department

February 14, 2020

Rest Easy Lt.

Exp. J. Both
Tustin Police Department

February 14, 2020

Rest in peace.

J.R.

February 14, 2020

May her soul rest in peace.

Gary Sokolow
College of the Redwoods Police Academy

February 14, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Lieutenant Shirley Lanning during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Lieutenant Shirley Lanning.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

February 14, 2020

God bless you and your family and Department Sister Thank you for your service and sacrifice you are not forgotten God walk with you all my Brothers and Sisters that go do this calling everyday. Roman's13 4

Retired Lieutenant Tommy Pettus
Talladega Alabama Police Department

February 14, 2020

Rest in Peace Dear Sister. Praying for your families.

Timothy Williams Retired.
Rushville, IN

February 14, 2020

RIP from the State of Florida

President Bobby Jenkins
Florida State FOP Lodge

February 14, 2020

Thank you for your service!

Adult Probation and Parole Officer; Erie
Erie County Adult Probation and Parole

February 14, 2020

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue

BLR
Retired telecommunicator

February 14, 2020

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