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Auxiliary Police Officer Ty Edward Massey

Colona Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, May 11, 1993

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Reflections for Auxiliary Police Officer Ty Edward Massey

Rest in peace Auxiliary Officer Massey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 24, 2019

Officer Massey's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-24-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

September 24, 2016

I will never forget the night we both responded to the call for a vehicle in the water I-80 mile post 5. I came back
God Bless God had a plan for you!

John Swan Fire Chief
Colona Fire Department

January 4, 2016

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 15, 2015

Rest in Peace, Auxiliary Officer Massey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 1, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 11, 2009

Miss Ya!! You will always be the wind beneath my wings...
Always your little sister! a piece of you is always with me. Love ya!


January 30, 2009

Your EOW was 15 years ago. Time has not diminished
your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

February 28, 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 1, 2008

I saw you in a dream several years ago. I told you "you can't be here" You simply smiled.
That mischevious smile is the one I always remember.

your friend


January 17, 2007

I will Alway miss you! But your in my heart! You would be proud of you son.. He looks just like you. I will never let anyone forget you!! Always your Little Sister!!


August 7, 2006

Rest in peace Sir.Thank you.

May 11, 2006

Rest in peace, you earned it. Thanks for doing the job for free and making a difference in the world. You won't be forgotten.

Baltimore, MD

October 18, 2004

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