Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Jay Vernon Chastain, Sr.

Towns County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, December 8, 1974

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Reflections for Sheriff Jay Vernon Chastain, Sr.

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Chastain. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 8, 2011

just rembering and thankfull for you,,thanks for giving me my break at 18 to begin serving GOD's calling on my life,, thankyou sir

capt danny garland retired
retired police officer ,,georgia

November 25, 2010

SHERIFF JAY WAS A LAID BACK INDIVIDUAL, HE NEVER WAS IN ANY HURRY AND WAS VERY PATIENT AND SOME WHAT OF A JOKESTER..

HE GAVE ME A BREAK TO BECOME A RIDE ALONG OFFICER WHEN I TURNED 18,, I SPENT 26 YEARS THERE AFTER SERVING IN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS,, HE BELIEVED IN ME HE SAID AND SAW MY POTENTIAL..

I REMEMBER WELL THE GOLD BADGE HE GAVE ME, I STILL HAVE IT ,, WITH MY NAME AND DEPARTMENT ON IT,, HIS EYES FILLED WITH TEARS AS DID MINE AS HE HANDED ME THIS CUSTOM MADE SYMBOL OF JUSTICE AND PUBLIC TRUST,, HIS TRUST MENT MORE TO ME THAN ANYTHING,, HE MADE ME PROMISE THAT ONE DAY I WOULD RETURN THIS DEED TO SOMEONE THAT I FELT DESERVING,, I DID,, IN HIS HONOR, I HIRED THE FIRST FEMALE OFFICER OF MY DEPARTMENT AND SHE WAS JUST 18,, I SAW THAT DESIRE, DEDICATION AND TRUST IN HER AS HE HAS SEEN IN ME,, SHE WAS KILLED IN AN OFF DUTY AUTO CRASH, HIT HEAD ON BY A DRUNK DRIVER,, SHERIFF JAY WAS A FRIEND TO ALL, WHILE ON DUTY IN OUR RUAL COUNTY WE SHUCKED AND HOED CORN, DUG POTATO'S, STRUNG BEANS MANY TIMES FOR THE ELDERLY AND ATE SOME FINE COUNTRY MEALS WITH MANY FAMILIES,, HE GAVE ME MONEY TO HELP THOSE IN NEED AND MADE ME PROMISE I WOULD NEVER TELL THEM WHERE IT COME FROM,,SHERIFF JAY WAS MY FRIEND AND WILL ALWAYS LIVE DEEP INSIDE MY HEART, SOUL AND BEING,
THE NIGHT HE DIED HE DID WHAT HE TAUGHT AND FORCED INTO MY HEAD NEVER TO DO,, WALK DIRECTLY UP TO A SUSPECT VEHICLE,,I SURVIVED 26 YEARS BEFORE A STROKE RETIRED ME,, I CREDIT IT TO HIM FOR MY LIFE TODAY AS WELL AS MY FATHERS TEACHINGS (LAW-ENFORCEMENT TOO),, JAY I LOVE YA BUDDY AND I MISS YOU,,HAVE THAT PATROL CAR IN HEAVEN READY,,I WANT TO DRIVE YOU AROUND WHILE YOU TAKE YOUR SHOES AND SOCKS OFF AND SRATCH YOUR FEET AND TOES LIKE YA DID HERE,, I'M SURE FOR YOUR EARTHLY DEEDS GOD GAVE YOU REWARDS BEYOND COMPARE,,I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO SHOW AND TELL ME ABOUT THEM,,WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN I WANT TO THANK GOD PERSONALLY FOR YOU AND MY DAD AND ALL YOU TWO DID FOR ME AND TAUGHT ME,, SINCERELY S907C

DANNY A GARLAND
CO-WORKER

August 14, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Sheriff Chastain.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 19, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 4, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 10, 2007

GOD Speed, Brother!

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, PD Va.

December 7, 2006

No departed officer should go without reflection. Rest easy Sheriff Chastain.

EWC John M. Mumper
USNR (Ret.)

June 5, 2006

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