Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Delbert Ray Flowers, Jr.

Manheim Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, November 9, 1984

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Reflections for Sergeant Delbert Ray Flowers, Jr.

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice are never forgotten.

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

November 9, 2020

My memory, of Sergeant Flowers, is one from the beginning of 1983. I was a senior, at Manheim Central High School at that time. As part of our elective class "Crime & Juvenile Delinquency", we could spend a few hours riding with a local cop, while he was on duty. So, one evening, after school, I did just that, & got to ride with Sergeant Flowers. I rode with him for a few hours & it was interesting. He answered any questions I had & talked about being a police officer in the Manheim area. At the end of his shift, we said goodbye & I then rode a few hours with Sergeant Weidman also. Seeing this memorial page, thru the Manheim Borough Police FB page, today, brought back this memory...of a man that served his community, & left us too soon.

Karen Burkholder

May 14, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Flowers.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 2, 2019

A Hero now in Heaven, ALWAYS Remembered and NEVER Forgotten.

Kim Weigand - PA C.O.P.S.
Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand E.O.W. 9/14/2008

November 10, 2014

Sleep well my friend. I drive by your resting place daily. You are not forgotten, nor are the times we had together. The very least I can say is, "You were a good friend".


March 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 9, 2009

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 15, 2008

Here we are a year later, honoring you and thanking you as always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 9, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 5, 2007

Though you are always remembered for your service, today he honor you and say thank you. Rest in peace sir.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 9, 2006

You were taken away from us to soon. We love you and miss you so very much.

Angela Mattern

April 18, 2006

You are not forgotten! Thank you for your service.

Chief Deputy Tim Schaffer
Wells County Sheriffs Office

March 24, 2005

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