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Deputy Sheriff Donald Terry Garrison

Cobb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, April 27, 1990

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Donald Terry Garrison

RIP sir. Deputy Sheriff Donald Terry Garrison will always be remembered.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 10, 2022

Deputy Sheriff Garrison,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cobb County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 27, 2020

looking to see who I am. and that I'm alive.

Jenifer Karina Morataya

May 7, 2016

Donald Garrison, I was lucky enough to know. My dad and Donald were partners so I got to know him by my father. But I also worked for Cobb County and got to see Don at work, him and dad worked one floor above where I worked at that time. It was a sad day when I heard that Don had got hit head on by another car. Almost made it home. Was close to home and decided to go home for lunch. Two cars racing from North Cobb High School. One day will get to see you again when I get to Heaven. Miss you Donald

Danny Padgett - Cobb County
Friend of family

April 28, 2016

Don was a fine man. I knew him in the early 80's when I worked at the Cobb County Jail. I think of him often.

Larry Estes
former deputy, Cobb County Sheriff's Office

June 1, 2014

Thank you Deputy Garrison for the ultimate sacrifice. Your hard work and dedication are not forgotten. I have worked in that area of Jim Owens road many times and even though I did'nt know you, I think of you every time I go by the accident site. God bless your family.

Sgt B. Harris-218
Cobb County Sheriff's Office

May 23, 2013

it was on jim owens rd...i was 10 years old at the time and I remember when this was 2 kids racing and come around the curve into your lane...i will never forget this

mitchell...a nobody

August 2, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 22nd 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 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 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 for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

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

May 13, 2012

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

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

I miss you Daddy.You died when I was 13 months old, I think about you every single day. I am almost 21 now. I wish you were here.

Dana Garrison

November 19, 2009



May 1, 2008



May 1, 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 23, 2007

I may not be family even though we share the same last name, you knew my husband well when he was just a child...Your "baby Girl" is a beautiful person in every form & fashion, I know you watch over her every second of every day...I only wish I could have known you personnally...thank you for everything you did in your time here with are missed very much!

Terry, Angie & Veronica

February 25, 2005

Perhaps your family does not know about this site….when they find it, they should see that your sacrifice has not gone without reflection…….

"I reflect, and remember:
All gave some
And some gave all"

April 27, 2004

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