Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Dennis D. Fuller

Merced County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 19, 1981

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Reflections for Deputy Dennis D. Fuller

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

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

August 19, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Fuller.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 14, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 19, 2018

I found this today, doing a project, and started crying. I wish I could have you grandad. I am glad I have such a wonderful guardian angel. You are never forgotten by my momma and I will always remember even though I did not meet you.
With love


January 27, 2017

Reading all these reflections touches my heart...I may not know Deputy Fuller personally, but I wanted to say, "THANKS." I'm a cadet in the academy (Merced Criminal Justice Academy) and hopefully a future Deputy Sheriff. I appreciate your service...!!! Rest In Peace.

Walter D. Jones

March 10, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 18, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy Fuller. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 15, 2012

I went to middle school with Dennis. I didn't think I was liked all that much. Dennis always had a kind word for me, and a smile. I chose the Navy, he chose Law. Sounds like we lost an exemplary officer.

J. Thomas
Class Mates in Middle School

December 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy. Miss you lots and wish you were here to celebrate.
Love you


March 10, 2011

Dennis, I still think about you often. You and David were good friends to me. We cruised main street Merced together and hauled hay many times. I hold you in my heart. Both of us went on from high school into law enforcement. I never met your daughter, but i can tell her she could be proud because her father stood tall amoung his peers. God rest your soul brother.

Roy Fisher
Good Friend Retired Turlock Police

September 19, 2009

It's been 28 years and three days and I will be going to my retirement party tonight (me a COP..whoda thunk?)
I am sure no one remembers, but you took over my cover shift when I went to the PD.
I will have a cold one for you buddy.


August 22, 2009

thinking of you today.


April 1, 2009

Wow it's weird that I found your page. I left MPD to join the CDC in 1980 and I heard about your accident a year later. Remenber the 100 yard sprint & fire drills we had to run in the academy ?. You were the fastest white boy off the line !.

Rest in peace my brother

Guyron Barnes

C/O Guyron Barnes (Ret.)
Academy Classmate F-1 1979

April 26, 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 1, 2007

Can't seem to get you out of my head today, and that usually means you are keeping me out of trouble. Just wanted to make sure you know, you are never far from my mind. Love you and miss you always.


October 14, 2007

26 are gone but never forgotten.

August 19, 2007

To the family and friends of Deputy Fuller,
Please know that many thousands of law enforcement brothers and sisters say a prayer for you and are grateful for your loved one's dedicated service. He will NEVER be forgotten.

Sgt. Wm. Reigle, II

March 11, 2007

Wow dad. 25 years. There was a memorial for you yesterday and they had your headstone redone. Filled in the hole where the badge was. I'm not quite sure anyone could ever understand how I feel personally violated by the fact that it was taken. Twice. But I hope you understand the decision to not replace it. There is an etched version there now and hopefully it will stay put.
Hailey was all excited in her dress and wanted to show her papa Dennis her trains. Oh how I wish she could have. Miss you still and love you always,


August 20, 2006

Hey Daddy. I went to a funeral last week for a CHP officer. It was so humbling for me. I felt honored just to be there, but at the same time I felt like running, screaming from the building. It's so unfair. When we pulled into the staging area we parked behind the officers from MCSO. Funny how it all works out. I caught myself wishing you were there in your tan, giving me hell for my blues. That really is how it should've been daddy, but someday. Until then, keep an eye on us down here. My Dennis Doodle and Hailey Grace need someone to watch over them. Love you lots, miss you always. Nikk

Nicole FUller-Pasley, CSO
Merced Police Dept

March 1, 2006

What a dangerous stretch out there on 152. Especially in the fog. I used to drive it on the way to shift every week. I hope that your family is doing well these 24 years later. I hope that you are up there watching over all of us down here. Rest in Peace.

Sister to ex-Merced SO and wife to Merced Area CHP

October 6, 2005

Thank you Commander Saavedra, and to officer Terry- gone he is, but never forgotten for a day. Not by his friends, not by his family and CERTAINLY not by his daughter.
His little girl always,
Nikky Fuller-Pasley

Nikky Pasley, CSO
Merced City PD

August 9, 2005

Dennis is far from forgotten.
His Memorial Plaque has been on display in the Westside's Los Banos substation since his death. This plaque is in a common area within the office for all Deputies to see, honor, and remember.
I happened to take the picture ultimately used on this page and his plaque. We were "road dogs" together. He was my friend, a buddy.
It is my honor to now command the Station from which Dennis served.

T. Saavedra, CMDR

January 4, 2005

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