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Deputy Sheriff Craig Douglas Dodge

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch Saturday, March 14, 1987

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Craig Douglas Dodge

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 21, 2020

Rest in eternal peace

Mark Mottola

March 14, 2020

Thank you for serving in our police force. My condolences to your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian

March 27, 2016

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

You are never forgotten

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 14, 2009

Your heroism and 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect or love. Your memory will always be honored and revered. This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Craig gave to his community and the citizens of Nebraska, and the supreme sacrfice he and his family made on March 14, 1987.

Rest In Peace, Craig.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 14, 2009



April 9, 2008

I remember working with you, and all you taught me at Eastern Ambulance. The nights we had to get up and go out on all the code 3 runs. I still remember how many times you would talk to me, Marty, and your brother about wanted to be a law enforcement officer. My heart ached when I had heard your life was lost. You will always be remembered as
"a Brother in Arms"
Semper Fidelis

HMCM Kenneth Toline

February 1, 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 11, 2007

May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord bless your loved ones.

March 14, 2007

What a terrible crime. I'm glad the "human being" that committed this aweful crime was found, held accountable for his actions and found guilty.

D.S. Dodge, thank you for your service. Continue to watch over your family....and your brothers and sisters in uniform.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

November 15, 2006

D. S. Dodge: I was just looking at
the 2005 COPS calendar. Your wife
was honored with her picture for being a past president of this organization. After all these years
she has not remarried and has helped many cope with the devastation of trying to survive a line
of duty death. You would be as proud of her as she is of you.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

June 19, 2005

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

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

April 27, 2005

Thank you Deputy Dodge for your dedication to your fellow man and your job. God Bless and keep you.

Captain Scott Wright
Mount Holly Police Department, NC

September 23, 2003

God bless you for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

August 20, 2003

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