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Deputy Sheriff Michael Wilson Erwin

Tipton County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, October 31, 1975

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael Wilson Erwin

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Erwin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 30, 2019

It seems like yesterday that they gave us the news of your death. Our family has never been the same. I miss you everyday, it's hard to believe that you've been gone almost 39 years. Daddy is gone now as of November 2010, I'm sure y'all are having a good time golfing up there. My niece has grown up to be a beautiful young woman now 39 with three gorgeous grandchildren of yours you'd be proud of. I love you and miss you all the time.
Your loving sister

Laurie Jones

September 1, 2014

Today would be your 65th birthday. Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.

C Smith

April 10, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-fourth 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 8, 2009

Thank you for your service. You, your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers as they remember you on this day. Words aren't enough, but please know that so many people are thankful for your service. No matter how many years pass, the police community will never forget you.

Officer's Wife
Cincinnati, Ohio

October 31, 2009

After going to the NLEOM in DC, I came home and asked why your name was not on "the wall". I spoke with your mother and father and found out so much information about you. It was an honor to send this information into the people in DC and have your name added to the Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Wall so that you will never be forgotten. It was also an honor to return with your parents to see you listed on the wall. You will not be forgotten.

Detective Scottie DeLashmit
Tipton County Sheriff's Office

October 18, 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 30, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 29, 2007

Rest in peace!!!

November 2, 2006

May you Rest safe with Our Lord.G-d Bless.

October 31, 2006

Deputy Erwin, You are definitely not forgotten. May you rest in peace, brother.

Bill Dowdy, Officer
Springfield, MO, P.D. (Ret)

September 12, 2005

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