Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Paul Herman Futrell

Hertford County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 18, 1992

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Paul Herman Futrell

Dad there’s not a day that go by that I don’t think of you. I miss you so much and I wish that you were here. But you couldn’t make me any more proud of you and the man that you were. Thank you dad for all that you’ve shown me and given me. Your strength, courage, love, commitment, and dedication will never go unnoticed. You will always live in our hearts forever. Salute to you Deputy Paul Herman Futrell.

Tasheka Futrell
Your loving daughter

May 19, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Futrell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 20, 2018

Brother, I heard of your story today, with honor and respect. Even though time has passed, I say a prayer for your family. RIP my brother.

JASON WILLIAMS
New Bern PD

February 16, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

September 18, 2017

Rest in Peace brother. Semper Fidelis!

Deputy T.B. Dorsey
Pitt County (NC) Sheriffs Office

September 18, 2012

I grew up several counties away from Hertford County and was there several times. Domestics are so scary...you never know if/when any of the involved will turn on the officer. My heart breaks for your family...I know that even though the years continue to go by...the ache they feel in their hearts for you never goes away. Thanks for your service to the U.S. as a Marine & also as a deputy to the people of Hertford County!

Denise
Survivor of Calvin Taylor

February 15, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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.

Larry was your brother in green as well and I salute your service to our country in the Corps. Semper Fi.

I was disheartened to read that your murderer is back on ths streets. Fifty years didn't mean fifty years. You, your family and department did not get the measure of justice warranted.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 18, 2009

Semper Fi, Sir

Daniel
Retired

April 4, 2009

Semper Fi, Sir

Daniel
Retired

April 4, 2009

Paul, its been a long time since you left us but your memory has not been forgotten. I saw that low life maggot that took you from us the other day, thats right they let him out, it just made me sick. but that is ok because he will have to answer to a greater power one day. RIP my brother.

Officer WG Harrison
Ahoskie NC PD

May 11, 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
Sergeant
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 26, 2007

DEPUTY FUTRELL, MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE TO YOUR DEPARTMENT AND COUNTRY. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

September 18, 2007

Devil Dawg and Fellow Carolinian:

May You Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

September 18, 2007

Many years have passed and still, you are not forgotten. Brother, thank you is not enough for the ultimate sacrafice you made in September of 1992. You are a hero....rest in peace.

Deputy

March 25, 2007

NOT LONG AGO, A FELLOW MARINE AND POLICE OFFICER WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN A TOWN NOT FARR FROM WHERE I WORK. AS I LOOKED AT THE DETAILS OF YOUR DEATH, I NOTICED THAT YOU TO WERE DEALING WITH A DEMOSTIC DISTURBANCE. I ALSO NOTICED YOU ARE A “MARINE” LIKE HE,OFFICER BRIGGS EOW 10/17/06 DEPUTY FUTRELL, THANKS, NOT ONLY TO YOU BUT YOUR FAMILY, FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY AND COUNTRY.

GOD BLES, REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER YOU ARE A TRUE HERO WHO WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN…….

FELLOW POLICE OFFICER

PATROL OFFICER
HANOVER NH PD

October 24, 2006

Warrior.

Anonymous

October 18, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

October 16, 2006

I came upon your memorial page completely by accident. The moment I saw your name, it brought back memories of a young Marine recruit that went through basic training with me at Parris Island in 1976. Out of curiosity, I opened your file and was floored to see your image in Marine dress blues, a face I have never forgotten. We were in the 3rd recruit battallion, platoon 372 over the summer and fall of 1976.

I made me proud to see that we had chosen the same career, but equally saddened me to see that you had made the ultimate sacrifice.

May God bless you and your family and know that your brothers in the Marines and Law Enforcement could not be more proud of your service to our country.

Semper Fi!

SGT Tony Minnis
Orange County Sheriff's Office

September 19, 2006

Sleep safe with Our Lord.

September 18, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Futrell,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice, not just for your community, but for our Country as well when you served as a U.S. Marine.

Semper Fi Devil Dog
A former Marine;fellow LEO

September 17, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 5, 2004

Rest easy, hero. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service to country and man.

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

September 18, 2003

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