Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Arthur Wendell Oxendine

Robeson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, October 1, 1993

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Reflections for Detective Arthur Wendell Oxendine

Love you on your Birthday and You Will Never be Forgotten!!

Thanks for all you and mom have instilled in us during our times together.

Mark Oxendine

October 9, 2020

On the day of your Birth - your sons still adore you and love you.

I have it from here Father and you can rest High on that Mountain with Amazing Graze

Love you and Mom

Mark Oxendine

October 9, 2020

‘Poochie’ was one helluva great cop as well as a great man. He worked with my daddy for several years in Scotland County and as I was growing up, always treated me as his own. He is truly missed by the good folks of Scotland and Robeson Counties. Rest easy, my friend..

Magistrate, Michael A. Nobles
Scotland County Magistrate, JD 16-A

October 3, 2020

Was one of the best men I new, always came by just to set and talk, him and mom would talk for hours. Miss u cousin.

rhonda locklear

August 1, 2020

This day will forever be etched in my mind. You had been at my parents house moments before this tragedy struck our family. I remember sitting on the arm of the couch playing in your hair and you laughing saying Amy you better not mess up my hair.

Amy Edwards Jackdon

October 1, 2019

Remembering your Birthday on October 9,2014 and the ultimate sacrifice you made. Love You.

Your Sons



October 9, 2014

Thinking of you during the holidays. You will always be in our hearts and missed more than anything. "Rest High On the Mountain"


December 7, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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.

I am sure that you are proud that your son continues your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 1, 2009

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

May 16, 2009

"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 27, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe

October 13, 2007



October 1, 2007

Thanks to all who have left a reflection pertaining to my father. Thirteen years have passed, but it still seems like yesterday when we were notified. My father instilled me to pursue a career in law enforcement and I think I have accomplished my goals through him. HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR THOUGHTS...

Mark Oxendine, Special Agent
ATF - Son

October 18, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Robeson County Sheriff's Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Deputy Oxendine deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Deputy Oxendine is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 8, 2006

God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten by your entire police family.

St. Louis City Police

August 9, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)

April 5, 2004

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