Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Ollie F. "Sammie" Childress, Jr.

Wilson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, November 4, 1983

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ollie F. "Sammie" Childress, Jr.

I don't know deputy Childress, but may the Lord's love and warmth protect his family. No one deserves to die like that. And the fact that one guy got his sentence commuted is a ridiculous mockery of the criminal justice system in Texas. Both of those murders should face the needle of justice

Just a passer by

April 29, 2018

I am Sammie's second cousin. I didn't know him very well. But, I clearly remember the day. The story goes, my Mother, Audrey Wiley Carr, had an older sister. Her name was Annabelle Wiley. She married Ollie Childress. They had Ollie Junior. But, I do not know the Childress family. There are a few that I remember, like Joyce. But, Ollie Junior (Sammie) was older than me. I was too young.

Nonetheless. it was a tragic day to find out a cousin of mine was brutally murdered just for doing his job. My heart went out to my family. I was a sophomore at UTSA in 1983. It continues to pour out to them, today. It's amazing how one act effects so many.

May God bless our peace officers and keep them from harm.

David Carr
San Antonio

Mr. David Carr
First cousin

November 7, 2013

RIP Deputy Childress. 30 years ago today you gave the ultimate sacrifice for the people of Texas and the United States. Thank you for your service.


November 4, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary year 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 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.

Rest In Peace

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

November 4, 2011

Thank you for your service to our community, state and country. God bless you. RIP. Thank you sir.


February 16, 2009

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 5, 2008

My prayers are with you and your family on this anniversary.

Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA

November 4, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your courage and your service

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

November 2, 2007

Your are my grandpa and I miss you more than any words could say, since the day you were taken I've have know my place in this world. You are with me everyday as I do my job I will honor you always and serve and protect as you did in your life you are my guidance and my strength I love you and miss the years that were taken from us I will see you again as for God has a special place for the law men!

Tracy Childress/Guadalupe County Sheriff

March 19, 2007

I honor your bravery.May you Rest safe with Our Lord and may He bless your loved ones.

November 4, 2006

Thank you for your service sir. You will be missed.

September 25, 2006

Brother, hang in there. May you RIP and the evil monster who hurt you is close to his death. But in the end, we will remember you and not him.

January 28, 2006

Rest in peace bro, Sosa "the coward" goes in one month.

Ofc. Patrick K. Davis
Omaha Police Department

September 26, 2005

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD NJ

May 6, 2005

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