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Investigator David Edmond DeLoach

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Customs Service - Office of Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, July 14, 1993

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Reflections for Investigator David Edmond DeLoach

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 14, 2020

Investigator DeLoach, rest in peace. Was that your brother who perished too? Heroes forever.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 14, 2019

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and your ultimate sacrifice. On this the 20th anniversary of your death, I honor you my friend. I miss you greatly. I will never forget.

DUSM David Breese

July 14, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 14, 2010

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

Investigator DeLoach,
On today, the 14th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 14, 2007

Big Brother, I think of you so often. The times you held me down and tickled me till I cried,the times I embarrassed you in front of girls, Climbing on your back as you and Dad kneeled by the bed to pray, to the very last time I saw you when you told me the only reason I wanted to go to UGA was to party. I miss you and know I have not always made the wisest decisons, but I hope you are still proud I am your little sister. You were the strongest, gentle man I have ever known. I love you.

Tori DeLoach

February 24, 2006

Dave, my little brother. I don't go a day that I dont think about you. I was so proud of you when you joined law enforcement, I knew you would go far. I have been with the Dept. for twelve years now and I know you are watching out for all of us. We love and miss you daily and you will never be forgotten. Your Big Sis.

Chief Detention Officer Allyson Williams
Bleckley Co. Sheriff Department

February 23, 2006



July 14, 2004

Dave, I am honored to be the first to leave you a reflection. It was an honor to know you. We will never forget. I honor you buddy. with brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

July 14, 2004

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