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Reserve Deputy Sheriff David Jerome Cormier

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, November 19, 1989

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Sheriff David Jerome Cormier

David was not only a man who loved to serve his community, but he loved to help anyone in need. I loved him dearly and still have pictures of him and his inscription from the Memorial in D.C. on my wall. He was a true friend, a man of incredible character, and always had that amazing smile. I can still hear you playing that ragtime on the piano! You are truly missed and never forgotten.

Colleen Moger Ray

Colleen M Ray

January 6, 2021

Rest in peace Reserve Deputy Sheriff Cormier.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 19, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Cormier,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Monroe County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 19, 2019

Hi Mrs. Duncan. My name is Rabbi Lewis Davis. I periodically travel to Key West. If your beloved brother of honor and bravery, Deputy Jerome Cormier is buried in the Key West Cemetery I would be humbled to visit his gravesite. Rest in peace Deputy Cormier and thank you for your service to Monroe County, Florida. You can reach me at [email protected] My dad was a longtime New York City policeman for almost forty years.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 16, 2017

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

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Cormier, we will never forget...

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

November 19, 2012

Rest in Peace, Reserve Deputy Cormier. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Your service is honored today, the 22nd 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

November 19, 2011

We will never forget... HEROES do live forever and you sir are a hero, continute to rest in peace Deputy Cormier.

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


November 19, 2011

Heroes will never be forgotten, and you sir are not...

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


November 19, 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

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 27, 2007

Deputy Cormier we never met however I feel like we have. I work for the Sheriff's office in Monroe County on Friday the 18th of 2007 we will be having our Law Enforcement Memorial day at Bayview park in Key West and I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers. Rest in peace.

Deputy Kroening


May 17, 2007

It's hard to believe that Dave died 17 years ago today. I'm glad that time heals, though he is just as missed as the first day he was gone. His loss to me and my family makes me reflect again on how thankful we are for all enforcement officers who work hard to protect everyone. You all make this world a better place, and we appreciate you for it.

Andrea Cormier Duncan

November 19, 2006

from a fellow ofc in monroe county, rest in peace, you have served south florida well. we will never forget.

key west police

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