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Trooper Marvin Leroy Titus

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, November 20, 1991

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Reflections for Trooper Marvin Leroy Titus


Thinking about You today........(sigh)

Michael B. Parlor

January 27, 2009

Rest in Peace Sir

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 29, 2007

You survived Desert Shield, only to die serving the folks of the Carolinas.

I think about that fateful night often.

Maj M. B. Parlor

November 21, 2007

Trooper Titus thank you for your service to the citizens of South Carolina. You have not been forgotten. May God continue to bless you. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J. L. Green
S.C. State Constables

November 20, 2007

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice so that others may remain safe. You have not and will not be forgotten. RIP sir.

September 14, 2007

"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
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.

July 11, 2007

thank you for your services and dedication.

fairfield county s-o lancaster,ohio

January 6, 2007

As we reflect on your service and dedication and the sacrifice you made, I hope that your family can take comfort in knowing that you left us a hero. Fifteen years today but never forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 20, 2006

Trooper Titus,

You are a hero and the sacrifice you made will never be forgotten. Continue your beat on Heaven's streets.

Salem, Va

November 20, 2006

I will always treasure the letter sent to me by one of your family members ! May you Rest In Peace, Bro !

Maj M. B. Parlor

August 16, 2006

I remembered that night god took you away...I remember being a part of the search team searching all night until the individual who did this to you was found...we did'nt waiver. God bless you and save a place in heaven for us.

Sgt. Kenneth Hasty
S.C. Highway Patrol (Ret.)

March 10, 2006

You are dearly missed by family, friends, members of the law enforcement community and your friends from the military. As much as I talk I am still at a loss to sum the total impact losing you has had on so many, as well as your youngest brother, me.

You will never be forgotten, and thanks for all of your support and direction you gave. Mostly, thank you for leaving me a vivid memory or your smile and laugh; it continues to get me past tough times.

Although this will have zero meaning to no other living person, I know that you are smiling each time I think of or repeat “pink feather, pink feather what do ….. ?” To this day, it severs to bring back some of the most please memories we shared. Rest in peace, big brother, your former shadow and little brother. Kenneth

Kenneth Titus

September 2, 2005

You were my roommate for a year while we were stationed in Germany. I will remember all you laughter and bright smiles you had for everyone that was around you. You made being so far from home seen not that far. I will always remember the great times that we shared playing cards in our room with all the fellas. I know that you are with God and all His blessed people. Keep them all smiling like I do whenever I think of you. May God continue to Bless you and your family. I

Chris Ladikos
U.A.W. Local 2000

July 25, 2005

Marvin as my classmate you made the hardest 12 weeks of my life something to smile about and remember with great joy. You once made this smart remark, "I am the right Reverend Marvin L. Titus and this is my holy trooper choir." The entire class was in stitches that day. I know you are in heaven and being a part of that choir you spoke of. Continue to be the gardian angle for the rest of us.

cpl. J. A. Myrick

May 23, 2005

You always had a smile and always made life easier during Patrol School. Gone but not forgotten my friend.


March 16, 2005

~~~ Living My Life Without You ~~~

Living my life without you, tell me what am I going to do?
Some days I feel like screaming --- tell me, am I still dreaming?

Living my life without you, tell me why am I so blue?
Some days life seems so unfair --- tell me, does anyone really care?

Living my life without you, tell me do you miss me too?
Some days I’d like to fly away --- tell me, what is heaven like each day?


January 25, 2005

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.

January 12, 2005



November 20, 2003

Trooper Titus is a member of our huge Law Enforcement family. He is gone but not forgotten. Each family member feels a loss for their loved one. I too feel a loss and pray for each of our family who stand the thin blue line each day.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller
Oregon State Police

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