Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Arthur E. Ford

Stockton Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, January 18, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Arthur E. Ford

Rest in peace Officer Ford. Gallant and honest.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 3, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. You are honored and remembered on the 30th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 18, 2018

You are forever in our hearts and a part of our lives. Your spirit, compassion, and love of life continues to flourish in your daughters and grandson.
We are proud of your service and continue to pray for those who protect our communities.
Rest in the comfort of God's loving embrace...


January 20, 2016

I had the honor of working with Art and was working in the Dispatch center on that fateful day. SPD lost a truly wonderful officer and great gentleman. Over the years I have never forgotten Art and think of him often. I hope his family knows that the officers, dispatchers, and entire department will cherish his memory forever.

Chris Moore, Dispatch Supvsr (ret)
Stockton Police Department

January 19, 2015

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

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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 dimishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hope to meet your family at a NORCAL COPS function one day.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater


January 18, 2011

A heart attack is a big possibility in our line of work, but to have run as far as you did chasing that suspect shows your dedication, perseverance, and courage! Thank you, sir, for your service.

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

December 19, 2008

Today on the 20th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for your loved ones who still mourn you.
The pain of loss never lessens you just try to learn to accept.
May God comfort them during this difficult day and all days.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

January 18, 2008


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

January 7, 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

December 6, 2007

Thank you, for your selfless sacrifice. You will never be fogotten.

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

July 14, 2007

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

December 28, 2004

May GOD bless you and your family. Some time has passed, but you are not forgotten, nor is your strong work ethic and can-do attitude which apprehended those burglary suspects!

Officer Andy Cuomo
Chicago Police Department - Harrison District 011

December 23, 2004

Godspeed brother!! I know 16 years have passed but I just wanted to let you and your family know that you have not been forgotten. I know you continue to watch over all of us and knowing you are there is a comfort. GOD BLESS you and your entire family.

Salt Lake County (UT) Sheriff's Office

July 7, 2004

Rest in Peace will never be forgotten.


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