Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Terry Lynn Lewis

Arlington Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 9, 1992

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Terry Lynn Lewis

Will never forget

Corp. Tex hopkins
And for, retired

October 10, 2015

Many years have passed since I was a young girl playing softball with you as a coach. I don't remember how I ended up on your team, but I am thankful I did. I now have a daughter who plays softball. I look at her coach & think if he could only knew what an impact he is making on her life. You made quiet an impact on mine & I am forever grateful that you took your time to coach us! You'll always be in my heart!

Jill

May 5, 2015

I was just thinking of you during National Police Week. I can't believe it has been 21 years since you left us.

Officer P. Boon
Flower Mound PD

May 16, 2013

Brother Lewis,

I went to Nichols Junior High School the last year it was open near the intersection of Randol Mill and Cooper. I am now a patrolman in the Mid-Cities area. I work with a lady who knew you and your daughter Becky. I work midnights where I make it a personal mission to arrest all the intoxicated drivers I find. The ones who took great officers like you away from your beloved family. Just now that your work and ultimate sacrifice does not go without notice.

Officer N. Allison #636
North Richland Hills Police Department

February 18, 2012

To my friend. It seems like only yesterday to me still. I remember seeing you in Sunday school, and the next week you were gone. Anytime I drive down Collins, I can't help but see that spot where you left us. Every time. You have continued to be an inspiration to me. You always will.

Brad Pike
Friend

November 1, 2011

terry was a great rookie, he was older than the rest but his attitude was better than all of them. i trained him, and saw he was doing what he loved. it was an honor to know him. oct. 9 does not pass without thinking of him. 19 years my goodness what a loss.

officer tex hopkins
arlington p.d. retired

October 9, 2011

Terry was missed at our recent LHS 35th Reunion. I will always remember him being the first friend who called me that terrible summer day back in 1972 when my cousin was killed in a construction accident...I'll never forget his kind, comforting words. His life was taken too soon but will always be remembered.

Debbie Lewellyn Hardie
Jr. High/High School Friend

January 7, 2011

I love you as high as the sky
as deep as the ocean
forever and ever always

I miss you more than words can say and wish that you hadn't been taken from us so early. Your influence in my life is present in all that I do. Thank you for being the father figure in my life for so many years. I look at the picture on this site and see a 3.5x5 in a frame that is still with me today. You helped raise me and I pray that I honor you in all that I am.

Abby Johnson
FWPD Wife

August 15, 2010

Dad, I didn't even know this page existed until I began looking for the obituary of a friend in England. She was a police officer there killed in the line of duty this past Tuesday. I am touched by the sentiments our friends have left, as I know you would be, too. Maren is getting so big, and is so excited about our upcoming trip to Philadelphia. One small lesson I have learned through all of this is to make sure that I am in some of the pictures with her. I am usually the one behind the camera when we travel, but must make more of an effort to get people to take our picture together. You were always behind the lens on our trips, and I wish we had more pictures of you. I don't want Maren to wish the same thing one day about me.

A couple of years ago, Papaw found an old video that none of us even knew existed. He and Mamaw were filming us girls running around when we were very, very young. We heard Josh's voice in the background, but then Papaw pointed out that it wasn't Josh's voice, but your voice. It was shocking in so many ways that could not identify your voice, but, also, that Josh sounds just like you. We all got a hearty laugh out of it because Anne, Nina and I never realized you had such a strong southern accent! :)

Maren asks about you a lot. And she has your old cigar box that you always kept in your dresser. It still has my baby picture in it, some rocks, knives and other trinkets you had kept in this special place. She takes it out often when she needs to feel close to you. She used to be quite jealous of the police officers she met that knew you. She wishes she could have met you. Now, she asks any officer she sees, no matter what city we are in "Do you know my Granddaddy?" As she explains to them that you died before she got to meet you, they are kind enough to answer her honestly, and if they didn't know you, they say "But being a police officer he was very brave..." and any other general niceties that would satisfy her curiousity about who you were.

I am rambling now (yes, I take after Mom in that way). I love you and I miss you dearly. I love you as high as the sky and as deep as the ocean (It was only after you died and we put that on your headstone that I found out I said those words to Mom that when I was 2 and that it had stuck as a family saying ever since.)

Becky (Lewis) Rose
Your Sugar Bear

July 17, 2010

Thinking of you today as I sign my family of to the Walk Like MAAD fundraiser next month.

We love you as high as the sky, as deep as the ocean, forever and ever and always!

Anne
Your Favorite Middle Daughter

March 4, 2009

Thinking of you today, Terry.

Staci

October 9, 2008

I remember Officer Lewis as our D.A.R.E officer at our elementary when I was very little. Every time I saw Becky's Dad up at school wearing his uniform I thought he was the neatest person in the world and made me want to become a police officer my-self. The gun, cuff's, and badge were just awsome, but his smile and the way he played around and joked with us kids was kool.

For God so loved the World, that He gave His only begotten son, that whom so ever believith in Him, shall not parish, but have ever lasting life - John 3:16

My prayers go out to Becky and her family!

Bryan Yauger

Bryan Yauger
Friend of Becky's

March 9, 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

January 30, 2008

From Metroplex Concerns of Police Survivors
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.
October 9th

Kristina Montet
C.O.P.S.

October 8, 2007

on the eve of the anniversary of your death, we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, Nh

October 8, 2007

As we learn and prepare to serve this great city, may we always remember the trails you blazed and the sacrifice you made. Thank you, Sir.

Recruit Class 35
Arlington PD

September 9, 2007

After so many years it is devastating to me that I cannot instantly recall your face when thoughts of you come to mind, but I do have fond memories that will never fade. I remember playing at your house with Becky and her sisters. I remember when you were our softball coach and all of the fun we had at practices and games. I remember your Mustang that you were so proud of and that you were a good, hard-working person.
I miss you, Terry.

Staci Majka Crim
October 10, 2006

Staci Majka Crim
friend

October 10, 2006

We give our loved ones back to G-d,
And just as He first gave them to us,
And did not lose them in the giving.
So we have not lost them in returning them to Him...
For life is eternal.
Love is immortal.
Death is only a horizon,
And a horizon is nothing but the limit
of our earthly sight

Author unknown.

October 9, 2006

I went to high school with Terry and knew him for many years. His death still disturbs me after all these years. Whenever I see his wife and daughters it makes me think that this was the greatest loss of all. His wife has perservered and his girls have grown into fine adults with great heads on their shoulders. Heaven is a much better place with you there. Until I see you in Heaven may you rest in peace.

Officer James Henicke
Arlington PD-retired

May 23, 2006

In Valor there is Hope. I hope your rest has been peaceful and that prayers will sustain your family. God Bless you , Brother

P.O. CHris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo. PD

February 10, 2006

Brother Lewis,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005

Today I was reading the "Today in History" portion of the ODMP and saw that it was 13 years ago today that Officer Lewis gave his life in the line of duty. I didn't know Officers Lewis and Crocker but it makes no difference. We shared the badge. I recall the day the news hit at our station regarding the loss of these two officers. What a tragedy this was.
It is my prayer that the family, friends and co-workers of these two officers continue to experience God's eternal love and endless blessings.
May God keep safe from harm the men and women of the Arlington Police Department.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, (Retired)

October 9, 2005

Officer Lewis,
I would like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Arlington. I really don't 5 years was enough of a sentence for a drunk driver who killed two police officers.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

October 9, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 20, 2004

12 yrs later and you are still very missed. I still miss you and i know your girls still miss you. You were present in our hearts and minds at Becky's wedding.

Tricia Bledsoe

June 23, 2004

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