Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Jeff A. Richardson

Cave City Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, May 21, 1993

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Reflections for Sergeant Jeff A. Richardson

I was informed of the death of Jeff’s father Jack Richardson today. Jack was a good friend before Jeff’s death and for many years after. I was the Trooper assigned to work Jeff’s accident that day.

Mack Thompson
Arkansas State Police Trp B

October 15, 2019

25 years later, we still remember you daily. Your memory us stickered in every police unit in our fleet, it’s posted in the new PD Office, it’s hanging in the FD meeting room. Your friend and my working partner Sgt. William Penn talks about you often, and I’ve learned many things from him, as I know you taught him some of those things as well. Forever missed, never forgotten. CCPD 202

Ptl. Justin R. Wilson
Cave City Police Dept

May 21, 2018

We are thinking of you and your family on this day. You're never forgotten. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

May 21, 2017

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 21, 2015

As tears still fill my eyes as I have read each of these coments, and know how lucky and blessed we were to have Jeff in our lives. Time as marched on for most of us, but every year there are three dates that I have to stop and remember: our wedding date, his birthday, and his death date. My kids and were blessed to have called him, husband and dad. He was a great police officer as well. Rest in peace my love.

Linda Richardson-carter

December 3, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Richardson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 14, 2008

Officer Richardson your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 29, 2008

May God Bless you and your family. God know has another servant with him. My deepest sorrow and sympathy for the family.

Lieutenant J. Carreno
Miami-Dade Police Dept.

December 5, 2007

"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

November 18, 2007

I first got to know Jeff when I met him in high school. We instantly began a friendship that will last forever in my heart. Although I did not see him for a number of years after we left school I always knew that he was my friend. He was a very, very good man and I'll will always remember and love Jeff as one of my best friends. God bless you Jeff.


May 5, 2006

You are remembered and not forgotten. Everyone in town knew you as TreeTop because you were so tall. Almost 13 years have come and gone since you passed on, but I for one will always remember that fateful day. Rest in Peace....

Louis Vennell
former Cave City Resident

January 14, 2006

Of all that I can remember, he was a good dad for me. I guess its how age goes, but the older I get the less I remember about him and the more I have to hear stories about how he was. Without a doubt though he was a good man, and I have always looked up to him. Being older now I know that it will be impossable for me to fill his shoes, but that will be true for anybody. He was a good man, one of the few, and proved that by his upmost sacrifice. God bless u dad, I love you.

Craig A. Richardson
Miller-Newell Engineers Inc.

October 24, 2005

Though I never had the pleasure of meeting Officer Richardson, I have through my days of working here been made aware of his contributions and sacrifices to this community. I believe that Sharp County is a better place because of Officer Richardson and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Sarah Sigman
Sharp County Dispatch

November 14, 2004

Jeff was known throughout the community as "Tree Top", partly because he was a tall man, but mostly because people looked up to him and respected him as a person and as a friend. Jeff earned the respect of everyone, even those he arrested. He was a great cop, and a great person. He is greatly missed.

Chief Vernon C. Gann
Cave City Police Department

October 20, 2004

RIP brother you are missed


April 4, 2004

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