Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Travis Milton French

McDowell County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, April 20, 1949

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Travis Milton French

No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

April 20, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff French. A hero for sure to leave a wife and ten children behind.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 26, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd anniversary year 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.

When I read of an officer leaving a family of ten children, I cannot help wondering how the family fared in the days before compensation for line of duty deaths. It must have been so hard for his widow to be the head of such a large family.

From his daughter's reflection, I can see Deputy French is still loved and missed. I hope Janet has been able to learn more about her beloved father.

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

April 20, 2012

I just wanted to say I'm Janet(French)Terry's husband and I would have loved to have known My Father In Law he died a hero's death and he is gone but never forgotten! John T Terry

Son In Law

September 1, 2006

I never knew my grandfather. But what I have heard he was a great father and man. Gene

Gene R. Terry,Jr

August 30, 2006

My name is Janet (French) Terry. I live in Florida. My Dad was Travis Milton French, Jr. He was shot and killed when I was three years old. I wish I could remember my Dad but I don't. All I have of my Dad's is the newspaper and some pictures. I wish I could find a way to get his badge or something. In the newspaper, my name is listed as Jeanette. But my birthcertificate says Janet. Out of ten of us, there are only four left (counting myself). Is there anyone there that can tell me more about my Dad? Thanks, Janet


August 25, 2006

Deputy French, you are not forgotten

April 20, 2006

Deputy Sheriff French,
On today, the 57th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of McDowell County.


April 20, 2006

May you Rest in Peace Sir.You have been remembered.

April 20, 2006

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