Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Corporal Lawrence David Bromley

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, December 11, 1991

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Reflections for Senior Corporal Lawrence David Bromley

RIP Larry. You are remembered.

Dan Hebert
Dallas PD/ATF

May 16, 2020

Rest in peace Senior Corporal Bromley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 7, 2020

Doesn’t seem possible it’s been 27 years ago Larry. You are still remembered and well-thought of.

David Franklin, Constable
Anderson County Constable Precinct 1, Dallas PD SGT (retired)

January 7, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. You are honored and remembered on the 26th anniversary of your E.O.W.

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

December 11, 2017

Larry, I made. I made it to retirement in September 2014. As I walked away from that pension office, I thought of the many morning on the way to the academy back in 1981, that I want to turn around and go back home. I was having such a hard time but you always said, "kept the Faith and you will make it through." Well, I made it.... and you should have too. My partner; This is Our Retirement, WE MADE IT. Let's enjoy it.

R. I. P.

Sgt. D. L. Lawson (retired)
Dallas Police Department

December 19, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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 the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

December 30, 2011

I didn't know Officer Bromley.I served on one of the juries in the aftermath of his death. But I remember him often in my prayers for his family and coworkers.

Though he lost his life, his actions directly saved the life of another officer. He is a true hero who made a selfless and dangerous decision.

Bob T
Dallas Jury Member

November 21, 2011

I worked for the Dallas Police Department from 1985 thru 1989. While working there, I responded to a Vice operation, where I heard Officer Bromley speaking with the females, who obviously did not have much of a choice to be in the situation. It was a filthy shack with numerous asian females being used for prostitution. I was impressed with Officer Bromley's handling of the situation. This was the only time I actually met Officer Bromley, but he impressed on me the true skill of how to treat people with dignity. He had great people skills. I had left the department prior to Officer Bromley's death, but just wanted to say what a great officer I saw him to be. Al Adams

Lt. Al Adams
Alton, Illinois Police Department

October 14, 2011

I grew up in Roxborough Pa. with Larry, our parents were friends and we attended grade school together. He was a great kid and I'm sure a wonderful officier.

Carol Belasco/Gallo
childhood friend

September 21, 2011

I was an ED nurse at Parkland the night this officer was brought to our ED. My husband is also an Officer... I will NEVER FORGET the heartbreak we all felt for the loss of Officer Bromley...

Lisa Ball, RN
Nurse

July 19, 2011

Larry, it had been a long time since I had seen you but I will never forget finding out you had been killed. It was a shock. I still remember you and Nancy showing me the cows at the farm in Hohenwald. RIP.

Deborah Morgan Foresman
First Cousin

April 29, 2010

Senior Cpl. Bromley, You are not forgotten by the members of the Boston Police Department. RIP

Ptlm Michael kane
Boston Police

December 19, 2009

I met Larry while he lived in the beat I patroled. Both he and his wife Cindy were very nice to talk with. Larry loved his job with D.P.D. and was wanting to make Dallas a a better place for us all.Larry tragically gave his life while trying to get drug dealers off the streets. Cindy was a dispatcher with D.P.D. and tragically passed away of an illness years later. These are the people whose memories we need to keep alive and are real heroes. God Bless them.

Retired P.O. Stephen Courson
Grand Prairie P.D.

March 22, 2009

Today, Larry, I was thinking of you. I thought of how we worked together at a grocery store after school, how we rode around Hohenwald (not getting into any trouble- just being teenage boys), how we double dated. We took our dates ( my date, forunately, ended up being my wife, now of 30 years) to an Olivia Newton John concert. We walked all around the venue looking for the section for our seats and couldn't find our section- all we could find was section "ONJ" (Olivia Newton John). Lisa and I still laugh about that. Now that I'm 50 , I've had opportunities to make many friends, but never like your friendship. I miss you buddy.
Greg

Anonymous

March 12, 2009

Rest in peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Brother in Blue
Dallas Police Department

January 11, 2009

I have a vague memory of you. The last I saw your mother I could still see the pride and anguish in her face. It hurts my heart that someone who gave so much has to hurt so long. I know that her love of you and what your life represented has been so much of a comfort to her. The holidays are upon us again as is the anniversary date of your leaving. I haven't forgotten you. I will never forget you and what you did to make this a safer place for my children. They never knew you, but I tell them of you from time to time and I have the clipping of your funeral from the local paper. You were such a distant cousin to my children that you are just a name and picture, but to me you are a HERO.

Val Dunn
cousin

November 11, 2008

I am proud to say that I was a friend and worked in Narcotics the same time Larry was there. He had a great sense of humor and it was a joy to work with him. He always handled his business in a professional manner and was a great officer. He enjoyed working narcotics and was an asset. I still think of him often and still miss his friendly attitude and great smile.

Sgt. Tom Wafer
DPD

September 8, 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

February 5, 2008

Larry, It seems like yesterday you left us. I remember your sense of humor and your intensity for police work. You will never be forgotten by me and reflected upon often. God Bless!

Sgt.
Friend

December 20, 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

Larry, you left this world just a few short weeks before my youngest brother, Harold Hammons did. You were both too young to give your lives to the mean streets of Dallas but in my heart I know you are both in a much better place.

February 17, 2006

I COME TO THIS SITE OFTEN. THIS STORY HAS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST HEARTBREAKING. THIS HAPPEN On THE VERY DAY I HAD MY FIRST CHILD. A SON WHO WILL BE 14 THIS YEAR. GOD BLESS CORPORAL BROMLEY'S FAMILY. WE SO APPRECIATE WHAT HE GAVE SO THAT OUR CHILDREN MIGHT ONE DAY LIVE IN A DRUG FREE WORLD.

A Thankful Mother
OHIO
pray for our troops. The ones overseas, as well as the ones left here who protect us everyday. We appreciate it from the bottom of our soul.

August 26, 2005

God bless you and those who love and care about you.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Ofc. Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

February 16, 2005

LARRY, ITS BEEN TWELVE LONG YEARS SINCE THE LORD CALLED YOU FROM THE STREET, TO PATROL HEAVENS BEAT.

I KNOW THAT YOU ARE NEEDED THERE, BUT WE SURELY DO MISS YOU DOWN HERE.

YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE, SO PLEASE ASK THE LORD TO SAVE YOUR OLD PARTNER A SPACE.

SO MY FRIEND, STAND TALL, AS YOU AWAIT ANOTHER OF THE LORDS ROLL CALL.

SGT. D. L. LAWSON
DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT

February 17, 2004

No officer that gave his life should be without reflection……

“For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know”

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