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Lieutenant Lowry Douglas Durington

Healdton Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, May 27, 1985

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Reflections for Lieutenant Lowry Douglas Durington

Rest in peace Lt. Durington.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 24, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 27, 2015


The Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund just allowed Joseph and I to visit Washington D.C. and visit the wall. Thank you for being the person you were and making the person I am. With the Law Enforcement Memorial your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Officer Kimberly (Durington) Dillard
Leonard Police Dept

July 21, 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

January 9, 2008


Everything you have stood for is still being held strong. I thank you for teaching me all that you have. I know you are right there beside me.

Miss Ya Lots, Love Ya MORE!

Officer Kimberly (Durington) Dillard
Leonard Police Dept, Texas

January 31, 2007


October 5, 2006

You are not forgotten...........

AZ Narc

April 28, 2006

Dad, I have spent many years following your footsteps. It is now time to say that Joseph has decided to follow
us both. After some family talks I have found out that
you were the 3rd generation to take up Law Enforcement.
Joseph and I are the 4th and 5th. Each day I pray I
make you proud. Your leasons have never been forgotten.
I miss you dearly and will love you always.

Kimberly (Durington) Dillard
Leonard Police Dept, Leonard, Tx

April 24, 2006

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May your dedicatoin and honor be an example to us all. God bless you Lt. Durington.

Former officer

September 6, 2005

I was an officer with the Wilson P.D. at the time of Doug's passing, and was on duty when the accident occurred. Unfortunately, our department radios were not on the same frequency, and I was unaware of the incident until after the motorcyclist had passed through my area.
I was a new officer at the time, and if any good were to ever come from this tragedy, it was to make me more cautious, and to appreciate my family more, even to this day.
Doug, rest well, my friend, I will see you in Heaven.
Kerry L. Rice

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