Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Leslie Blaine Roark

Moniteau County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, December 10, 1991

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Leslie Blaine Roark

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 10, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Roark.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 27, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for yoursacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 10, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Leslie Blaine Roark will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to our society and to your community. May Leslie's soul forever rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

April 22, 2018

May you Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Department

December 10, 2016

This was my Uncle Leslie who was shot and killed in 1991 when I was just 12. I spent every summer with my Uncle and loved it and still miss him to this day alot. My son, Christian, looks just like him and I see him everyday

Elba J Roark
Nephew

May 23, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 10, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

If anyone ever deserved to be executed, your killer certainly did. I am glad that final justice was rendered for you and the other victims and the surviving family members and friends.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 10, 2011

My uncle was a goving man throughout the time that I knew him until I was 12. I was always at his house every summer no matter what he had always made time for me to be with him. He will always be missed and remembered for as long as it will be. His name is carried on to my son Christian Blaine. We all love you and wish you were still here to be with us and enjoy what we have so long missed these past years that are gone

Elba J Roark
Nephew of fallen Officer

May 17, 2008

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Such a shame that justice took 11 years. May you and your wife rest in peace.

May 9, 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

December 10, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

December 6, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones and all the families that were devastated by this ruthless killer that ook Leslie's life. I don't know he was taken alive in the first place and I give those officers credit for that. At least justice was finally served but that does not bring back Leslie nor repair all the broken hearts and shattered dreams caused by this person. Leslie, continue to keep watch over your loved ones and also those individuals still out on patrol. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 5, 2007

To Deputy Roark's family: your loss is shared by the community and even by those who never knew Leslie. The events leading to his death, while senseless and tragic, have inspired others in his profession to continue to serve with honor and dignity in the face of danger. May he rest in peace and honored glory, forever watching over his family and brothers and sisters in arms from Heaven above. God bless you Deputy Roark, you are not forgotten.

SGT Dan Hopkins
MO Army National Guard / Res Deputy Sheriff, Cole County

November 29, 2006

Deputy Roark,

I have been on this site forever. I have read many reflections, I am truly amazed at this one. I don't really know what to say. I am extremely angry!!! I had to go back and read this again to make sure I was seeing this correctly!! Nobody has the right to take a human life-unless it is a necessity. For an idiot in the public to do this to these officers and a wife!! Oh my, I hope your murderer is enjoying hell. I am sorry you and the others had to die this way, what a loss. Godspeed to you and I hope you are Resting in Peace Brother...

Former LEO

June 2, 2006

Friends, Family Members and Co-workers at Moniteu County Sheriff's Department. It is sad to see a fellow deputy taken down. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. "Rest In Peace My Brother Deputy"

Sergeant Alan Adair #3029
Guernsey County Sheriff's Office (Oh)

January 24, 2006

Leslie though we never met, I'll never forget that night that you, Sheriff Smith and Sandra were gun down sensely. I held your uniform and your badge in my hands that night and I cried as I processed them into evidence. Only cops would know how I felt, how could anyone be so cruel to do what they did and to sheriff's wife, who had nothing at all to do with it. This was the saddest day in law enforcement for Missouri. Leslie, I know you are continuing the cause, patrolling the streets of heaven, God bless you brother....10-42

Cpl. John W. Fields Jr., (ret.)
Boone County, Mo. Sheriff's Dept.

October 1, 2005

This is one of the most gruesome
stories I've read on this website.
Your killer now awaits God's
judgment. I wouldn't want to be in
his shoes. Thank you for your service and supreme sacrifice. May
your memory endure forever.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

August 9, 2005

07-26-03, A HERO IS NEVER FORGOTTEN. MAY GOD BLESS. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

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