Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Conner

Marengo County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, January 12, 1983

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Conner

My family will forever be indebted to this outstanding LEO. Thanks to Nate and his months-long diligence, he located a teenaged eyewitness to a horrific accident that occurred in Thomaston, Alabama. This October 31 1973 accident almost killed my dad and uncle and left them both permanently disabled. Our families got justice. Thank you forever, Deputy Nate. My parents love you, as do I (even though I was too young to understand what happened and what went on for months afterwards).

Brenda Stokes Edwards

January 13, 2022

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Conner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 11, 2020

Thank you all for all the good things everyone has said about my father. From time to time I read these posts, I hope everyone continues to write on this site. My father did his job and he died for the people of Marengo County.

Nathaniel Conner JR
Untouchable Security

July 28, 2017

Thank you all for all the good things everyone had said about my father. From time to time I read these post I hope everyone continue to write on this site he did his job and he died for the people of Marengo County.

Nathaniel Conner JR
Untouchable Security

July 28, 2017

He was a true servant of the people. After my grandfather died he kept a regular check on my grandmother while he went about his duties. He also helped me one day as I was coming from Demopolis in the spring of the year with a couple of bags of fertilizer on the back of my pick up. It started to rain and not wanting to get the fertilizer wet I had pulled over to try to cover it up.(in those days there was only one seat in a pickup and my mother was with me.) He stopped to see if I needed assistance and put the fertilizer in the deputy car and took it to my dad and moms house for me. He was always about helping people.

Jean Denham
Mother of a career law enforcement officer and new deputy for MCSO.

June 4, 2017

The loss of you broke my heart. My Mother, Freda Bradford, cried all night. I know if anyone is sitting beside the throne it is you.

Brenda B Trotter SW retired

June 2, 2017

My brother worked at the Sheriff's Dept. with Nate. When our mother died from cancer at a young age our family was in funeral procession and Nate was standing under the stoplight holding traffic. I looked out and saw him with his hat over his heart, sobbing, with tears running down his cheeks as he did his duty that day. He was killed in the line of duty not long after that. I will never that sight of him and his outpouring of grief for us. Thank you Sir!


June 2, 2017

Deputy Conner was always willing to help anyone who needed it. I was working when this happened and our whole agency was devastated. His presence demanded respect from everyone. I don't know think we'll ever have another like him. Gone but not forgotten.

Joy E. Smith

Social Worker ll
Marengo Co. DHR

June 2, 2017

Would like to thank you deputy conner for you sacrifice. I work part time security for the Marengo County Courthouse and see the plaque on the wall in memory of your service. RIP brother!

Police Officer Cody Cross
Linden Police Department

February 14, 2016

Nate, when we started Harriet's House the shelter for victims of domestic violence I thought of you. Today 12.2.14 I think of you again as the doors clsoe due to the nasty game of politics. Blessings to your family and all that you sacrificed and left behind.

Kelley Parris

December 2, 2014

I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was dispatching the morning this took place.

Nate had help many kids that were headed in the wrong direction. He was an outstanding deputy and more than that, an outstanding man.

Rest in Peace, you're still missed today!

Joe Barnes Thomasville PD (formally)
Thomasville PD Thomasville, AL

September 19, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Laslater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all of 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

January 12, 2012


Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 4, 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
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

July 19, 2007

G-d Bless.

January 12, 2007

As we approach the anniversary of his death, we pause to honor the memory of Deputy Conner and to acknowledge his ultimate sacrifice.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his surviving family members. May God comfort and keep each of you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

January 8, 2007

Rest in Peace, Deputy Conner. Your sacrifice if not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 26, 2006

Deputy Conner, I remember that tragic day when my mother came home and told me that you had been killed. I was only eight years old, but I already knew that you were my hero. I was born and raised in Marengo County right there in Demopolis. Everytime I walked into the Demopolis Police Department, when I was growing up, I would always stand there and look at your picture that was hanging on the wall. Even though I did not know you, I want to thank you for everything you did.

Cpl. E. A. Dailey, Jr.
Montgomery Police Department

October 1, 2006

I will always be thankful to Deputy Conner. I was just out of the Academy when we lost him.I was the Police Chief in Thomaston on that day. Nate was always willing to help me as I started my job. I was in court with him that day when he left on that call. I assisted the search for the suspect. Myself and former Sheriff Billy Smith transported him back to Linden.
Thank you Nate for your friendship and words of encouragement.
Chief Jeff Laduron

Chief Jeff Laduron
Linden Police Dept.

March 1, 2006



May 22, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Conner,
On this, the 22nd anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Marengo County. Also, your murderer never got the chance to leave prison like so many other cop killers get to do-he died there.

January 14, 2005

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