Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Lawrence Devine

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, August 22, 1981

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Reflections for Sergeant Lawrence Devine

Rest in peace! God bless my friend from 94th Street!


December 19, 2019

Rest in peace my friend! God bless you!


December 19, 2018

Sending prayers your way. God bless you!


December 19, 2017

Another year...another prayer! Good bless you!


December 19, 2016

God Bless my friend Larry. Rest in peace!


December 19, 2015

God bless you; rest in peace my friend.


December 19, 2014

Rest in peace, my friend.


December 19, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 26, 2013

God bless you. Rest in peace my friend.


December 19, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

August 22, 2012

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 17, 2012

God bless you. Rest in peace, my friend.


December 19, 2011

Still thinking of you and praying for you. Rest in peace, my friend.


December 19, 2010

Praying for you. Rest in peace, my friend.


December 19, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Sergeant Devine and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

August 19, 2009

Dear Larry,
We had a family reunion this weekend. Your kids are doing great. You would be proud of all of them. We missed you.

Pat Devine O'Keeffe

June 10, 2009

Thinking of you. Rest in peace, my friend.


December 19, 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

December 20, 2007

Another December 19th and another birthday missed. "As long as two nickels make a dime, my name will always be Larry Devine." That's what you wrote in my graduation book so many years ago. And be certain that Larry Devine is the name of a friend that I will always remember in my prayers. Rest in peace dear friend.


December 19, 2007


You were the guy I always looked up to as we were growing up together in Jackson Heights. You could do it all.

You were unfairly taken from us and your family much too soon.


Jack Mitchell

John J. Mitchell
childhood best friends

March 21, 2007

Larry, a special birthday prayer for you today. You were taken too soon. Rest in peace my friend.


December 19, 2006

Sgt. Devine,
On today, the 24th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Suffolk County.


August 22, 2005

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