Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Richey O'Brian Finch

Forest Acres Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 21, 1974

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Reflections for Patrolman Richey O'Brian Finch

Never forgotten! We continue to honor you for your service and remember the family left behind! God bless!

Lois Rao, Surviving Mother
Surviving Mother, SCHP Sr. Trp. Michael J. Rao, EOW 6/12/2002

February 8, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 30, 2015

rest in peace Richie.

nadine chitwood
friend

May 21, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 21, 2012

Richey, not a year passes that all of your brothers don't remember you and what you gave us. Rest in peace my friend.

Roy McBee
Friend and fellow officer FAPD

February 27, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been a long time since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with disctinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thanks for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Patrolman Finch!

Sgt. Robert Mau, Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008

Patrolman Finch
Thank You for your service and sacrifice. YOU are a HERO!!You may have left us but you will never be forgotten...
God Bless you... Rest in Peace..

Joyce
Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 15, 2008

Rest in peace my brother. You are not forgotten.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

February 21, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 12, 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 Couty Sheriff's Dept./Friend

July 9, 2007

REST IN PEACE, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Cpl. Chris Potter IV
Richland County Sheriff's Department

May 21, 2005

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. REST IN PEACE BROTHER.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

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