Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent William Levi DeLoach

Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 14, 1993

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Reflections for Special Agent William Levi DeLoach

After 29 years it still seems like yesterday I miss you my friend,
Riversweep Brothers forever!

Joseph Montgomery

July 12, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

Former Special Agent Joel Criswell

November 25, 2021

Rest in peace Special Agent DeLoach.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 17, 2021

Happy Easter my friend!

Former Special Agent Joel Criswell

April 4, 2021

Merry Christmas again, my friend!

Former Special Agent Joel Criswell

December 24, 2020

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

Merry Christmas, my friend!

Former Special Agent Joel Criswell

December 25, 2019

Rest in peace Special Agent DeLoach.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 14, 2019

Merry Christmas my friend!

Former Special Agent Joel Criswell

December 25, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

Former Special Agent Joel Criswell

November 22, 2018

Happy Easter my friend!

Former Special Agent Joel Criswell

April 1, 2018

Merry Christmas my friend!

Former Special Agent Joel Criswell

December 25, 2017

I will never forget you.

Former Special Agent Joel Criswell

November 3, 2016

Lee ... a fine representative of his faith, his family and his profession. He served our country well - to the very end. He fought the fight, he kept the faith and heaven shall be his reward.

Marla DeLoach Griffin

July 25, 2013

There will be a Police Academy "Run to Remember" hosted by the Savannah-Chatham Police Department and other agencies on October 18th in Savannah, Georgia honoring Special Agent DeLoach and his family. Anyone requesting additional details can do so by contacting the undersigned at:

Roy Harris, October 2, 2012

Roy Harris, Chief Deputy
Chatham County Sheriff's Office (Retired GBI)

October 2, 2012

It's been 19 years since your accident. We still miss your smile, your face, and your loving self. RIP dear brother.

Susan DeLoach Durrence

July 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Special Agent DeLoach. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

Rest in peace, SA DeLoach. I used to be assigned to the GBI Coastal Regional Crime Lab in Savannah. On many occasion, I would go next door to the RDEO where your picture was displayed. While stationed at HQ for training, the agency commissioned a plaque with all the agents killed in the line of duty. Each agent't name was called out and their story was told to the people gathered to honor you. There were not very many dry eyes out there in front of HQ on that afternoon.
Again, rest in peace and thank you for giving your all to keep the citizens of Georgia safe.

Tori Van Fleet (GBI Forensic Scientist 1999-2004)

Victoria L Van Fleet
Fort Worth Police Department Crime Lab

November 5, 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 26, 2007

Agent DeLoach, although we did not have the honor of meeting you in person, we know that we will all meet again on the golden streets.

Until then, rest easy knowing that we have the watch from here. God speed sir.

Friends of Larry R Cox EOW 4/21/05
Chillicothe Ohio Police Department

January 17, 2006

RIP brother, we'll take it from here. May God bless your family and that of all LEOs.

Special Agent
Diplomatic Security Service

December 20, 2004

It is my honor to be the first to leave a reflection in your memorial. Peace.

Michigan Resident

September 29, 2004

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