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Police Officer Stephen Owen Corbett

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 28, 1983

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Reflections for Police Officer Stephen Owen Corbett

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

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

September 9, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Corbett. A young man never forgotten!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2019

To my best friend growing up. I miss you. RIP

Officer Albert Clark
Plantation Police Department

September 21, 2016

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 28, 2015

Sorry to read of your mother Ruth's passing. She and your father are now reunited with their heroic son, Officer Stephen Corbett a real police hero Rest in peace along with your wonderful parents.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2015

Rest in Peace. Your sacrifice was the first tragedy to befall the department with me as a member. You will never be forgotten by those of us in BLE 86.

(Retired) Police Officer Gregory Kral
Miami-Dade Police Department

January 24, 2015

Today, I visited your grave, Officer Corbett. Rest in peace, your commitment has helped enhance Dade County lives of those brothers and sisters who followed your watch.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 28, 2014

On Sunday, I visited your grave, Officer Corbett. Rest in peace, your heroic actions that early morning will never be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 10, 2013

Continue to rest in peace Officer Corbett, we will never forget the sacrifice that you and your family made for all of us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 28, 2013

Today Officer Corbett, I was driving on Ives Dairy Road, and I noticed the sign in your memory was finally replaced. I had written the county a letter and you are finally receiving the honor and respect you deserve. I was glad to do this for you and your family. Your mom Mrs. Ruth Corbett should live and be well. Rest in peace and thank you for being the professional police officer you were.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 31, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. 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 Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 28, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Officer Corbett, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 28, 2012

Today, I visited your grave Officer Corbett. Rest in peace as our guardian angel.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 23, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Corbett. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

To Mrs. Corbett and Family:
I visited you son Stephen's grave today and amt thinking it will not be long before the street sign with your son's name will be replaced. Rest in peace Officer Corbett. I saw you at the Police Memorial in May Mrs. Corbett, and do hope you can forgive me for not greeting you. I hope you and your family are doing well. I live out in Pembroke Pines at Century Village at my mother-in-law Miriam Caesar if you want to contact me.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 25, 2011

To The Corbett Family:
I wanted to offer my sympathies on the loss of your son. have visited his grave at Southern Memorial Park several times. last Wednesday I wrote a letter on behalf of your son the other day to the county commission Mrs. Corbett, in the hope that the sign"Officer Stephen O. Corbett Road" will be replaced, giving him back his honor and dignity. Rest in Peace Officer Corbett, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 13, 2010

To The Corbett family:
I wanted to offer my sympathies over the loss of your son. Even though it was 27 years ago, his bravery and courage will never be forgotten. Mrs. Corbett, I wanted to let you know that yesterday i wrote a letter to the Metropolitan Miami Dade Commission in hope that the street sign that reads: "Officer Stephen O. Corbett Road" can be replaced back at the intersection of NE 203rd St. and Highland Lakes Boulevard as soon as possible as are the other 3 signs for Officers Martin, Boles and Strzalkowski who were killed in the line of duty like your son Stephen. By the way I have been to Southern Memorial Park In NMB several times to visit your son's grave next to his father.My father was a New York City police officer for almost 40 years. Rest in peace Officer Corbett you will never be forgotten and are missed by your family, friends and colleagues. I still can't believe the person who struck and killed you was not punished justly. If you want to contact me Mrs. Corbett I live in Hallandale Beach.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 12, 2010

To The Family of Officer Corbett:
I wanted to offer my sympathies to your family, friends and colleagues. I have not forgotten the sacrifice you made as the youngest police officer killed in the line of duty in Dade County. to be killed in the prime of your life and such a young age is sad. I have visited your grave at Southern Memorial Park in North Miami Beach several times as you are resting in peace next to your dad. Near where you were killed Officer Corbett there was a street sign in your memory that was installed there, but, for some unknown reason was taken down and not replaced. I wanted your mom Ruth, Mrs. Corbett to know that I wrote a letter to try and get the County to replace the sign and give your his honor an dignity back for the ultimate sacrifice he made 27 years ago on behalf of Dade County's citizens. Three other police officers worked out of the Intracoastal District, Officers Martin, Boles, and Strzalkowski were also killed in the line of duty in the middle of the night and their signs are in place and so should yours. You will never be forgotten Officer Corbett. My dad by the way was a New York City Police Officer for almost 4o years. Rest in Peace and hopefully real soon that street sign "Officer Stephen O. Corbett" will will be back up on NE 203rd Street in North Miami Beach.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 11, 2010

"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

December 14, 2007

so young to make the ultimate sacrifice. still, you made your family, dept, and country proud! rest in peace, knowing you made a difference.

ret. p.o. john engebretsen

August 10, 2007

May you sleep safe with Our Lord and may He bless you and your loved ones.

May 28, 2007

I had the honor of knowing Steve, and calling him my friend. As teenagers, we were Police Explorers together. Steve will never be forgotten, and always missed.

Rest in Peace Brother!

Ofc Greg Varley
Pembroke Pines Police

January 23, 2005

Rest in peace. We have the watch now.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

No one is forgotten. Rest easy and help us to continue the fight for justice.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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