Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Edward G. Byrne

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, April 16, 1961

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Edward G. Byrne

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

April 17, 2021

Can anyone tell me about what happened to Eddys wife and child I’m a family member trying to put a puzzle together I know at one point he was a big part of my family

Stephanie

April 3, 2021

Your sacrifice and service will never be forgotten.

Nicole Burdette/ ACSO
Carolina COPS

April 16, 2020

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

April 16, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Byrne.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 27, 2019

Eddie Byrne, Was my Grandmothers Oldest Child! She had him, When she was 16. He was raised by an Aunt and Uncle! He was what I aspired to be. He was taken from his Family and the community he loved, Way to soon!!!
I may be a nephew, You never knew. But, You have my Love, Admiration and Respect! Kiss Mom for me!

Nephew- Family Member
Family

September 20, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

April 17, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

April 15, 2018

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

April 18, 2017

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

April 16, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

April 15, 2015

Eternal Rest

S. I. Dake, Lt./IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

April 19, 2014

RIP peace Hero! You are not forgotten!

Former Sheriff's Deputy
Marion Co. Sheriff's Dept., Indianapolis, IN

April 26, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 51rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 17, 2012

I was sent an email today from my husband a former MCSD deputy with a story of how you were killed. There are several things I found to be interesting. There was mention about an IPD officer who helped with the apprehension of your killer. 51 years later this is one department and we all work together wearing the same uniform. Second I work the same area you worked. That is my beat and I work the same shift as you. I pass the Hill Top every day and never knew your story. Today that changed as I patrol my beat and walk the same paths you did I will remember your sacrifice. God Bless your family and R.I.P Deputy Byrne

Officer Tracy Ryan
Indpls Metro Police Dept

April 16, 2012

I was sent an email today from my husband a former MCSD deputy with a story of how you were killed. There are several things I found to be interesting. There was mention about an IPD officer who helped with the apprehension of your killer. 61 years later this is one department and we all work together wearing the same uniform. Second I work the same area you worked. That is my beat and I work the same shift as you. I pass the Hill Top every day and never knew your story. Today that changed as I patrol my beat and walk the same paths you did I will remember your sacrifice. God Bless your family and R.I.P Deputy Byrne

Officer Tracy Ryan
Indpls Metro Police Dept.

April 15, 2012

Didn't forget you brother. Keep watching over us all.

Deputy Randy Bennett
Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

April 16, 2011

Rest in Peace Eddie

Deputy Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

April 16, 2009

I knew Ed all through high school. What a good friend! He used to call me up and say we could go to the drive-in if I had 50 cents. He didn't have the money to pay for both of us. lol! During our senior year, a new girl came to Lawrence Central and she and I became friends. I later introduced her to Eddie {as we called him} and 4 years after we graduated, they married. Norma, his wife, was pregnant with their daughter when he was killed...he never got to see Heidi. Many tears were shed at his funeral including many, many of mine. I'll never forget the date: 4/16/61, and the location was at the Hill Top Tavern on East 10th Street, between Arlington and Shadeland.
REST IN PEACE, MY DEAR, DEAR FRIEND. WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU!
Claudia Reager Steiner

Claudia
just a high school friend

May 24, 2008

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 31, 2007

You were killed eight years prior to me being appointed a Deputy Sheriff with the MCSD. I can only tell you that your memory will never be forgotten. Your picture will always be on display in the Sheriff Headquarters.

Capt. Cliff Durham
MCSD

Capt. Cliff Durham
MCSD

November 15, 2006

Edm

Your sacrifice was not in vain, the deputies that followed your death in the line of duty will never be forgotten, and will always be remembered. CJD

deputy sheriff
fellow worker

September 28, 2006

Rest in peace Brother Ed, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

June 3, 2004

You live on.

Dep
MCSD

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