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Police Officer Leslie Ian Early

Pasadena Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, November 5, 1993

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Reflections for Police Officer Leslie Ian Early

Patrol Early,
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 Pasadena. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 5, 2023

I attended the last Basic Swat class you, Bobby Baines, Ken Welch and Tommy Kitchens instructed before your death. I didn't complete that class but graduated from an HPD Basic Swat class the day you were killed. After major knee surgery I retook the Basic Swat class at Pasadena with Sgt. Devillier, Mike Huffman and Candelari (RIP Brother). Sgt. Devillier asked if I had anything to say and I spoke about how tough the class was that I didn't graduate but how you walked up to me during inspection one morning and patted me on the back and said "I'm glad to see you here today". I put on my "In Memory' shirt and I told the class I did this class for you. I understand your son now works for Pasadena PD. I'd be honored to meet him someday.

P.M. Larkin
Hire date 05/01/1977

March 11, 2021

Les, just letting you know you are sooo missed.
I think of you often. I was instructing a basic Patrol Rifle Class recently and as I looked upon the young faces sitting before me I thought of you and how you were always so eager to learn and how bad you wanted to pass on all the lessons you received.
Miss you a lot my friend..........

Detective K.R. "Ken" Welch
Montgomery County Pct. 3 Constable's Office
(Retired - Harris County Sheriff's Office 29 yrs)

December 7, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Early. I was wondering if you were related to Los Angeles Officer Fred Early killed in the line of duty.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 15, 2019

Patrolman Esrly,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Temple. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 5, 2018

I went to school with Les Early. I just found a picture of him with his basket ball team. He must have been 14 years old. Good memories of a young, sweet young man. Rest in Peace dear friend.

No reank
No Agency

May 20, 2018

RIP Brother. I attended the last Basic SWAT Class you instructed before your death. I graduated from the HPD SWAT Class the day you were killed. I’d like to meet your son Ian some day. Thank for your service warrior.

Captain P. M. Larkin
Galveston County Pct. 1

April 7, 2018

We were friends from Middle school to High School, played football and started our careers together in 1985. I counted you as my friend, a good man, A great husband to Patricia and great father to Ian. All these years later I remember that fateful day when our community lost you, Patricia and Ian were deprived of such a good man. I often think of our shift parties and many conversations, especially our work together just the day before we lost you.
I honor you today by remembering you for how you lived, served the community and what a great cop you were and always will be. Les you were then, are now and will always be a great example of what a Police Officer should be !!!
Rest in peace my friend,

I know you would be amazed at how Patricia handled losing you, and what a great job she did raising Ian, and what a fine man Ian has grown to be and is today.

I too will never forget you as a friend, fellow officer and a brother in Blue !!!

Pasadena Police Academy Class # 39

Detective James Phelan
Plano P.D.

November 5, 2015

Les... Thank you for your service and taking care of us. I will never forget your bright smile and bright eyes.

Stephanie Warrick

March 1, 2015

I attended high school with Les. I knew him as a carrying and funny guy. He never judged and accepted you for the person that you were. He was an awesome individual

Belinda Keen

May 28, 2014

Heroes live forever, Officer Early, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Pasadena and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

November 5, 2013

RIP Officer Early. 20 years ago today you made the ultimate sacrifice for the people of Texas and the United States. Thank you for your service.


November 5, 2013

As we prepare for our 30 year class reunion, I pulled out some old pictures to scan and post on the class website and to be in the slide show. You are in several of my pictures and it makes me remember our friendship. We will miss you but know that we will remember you and talk about you with one another. Tears that dried will be revisited but laughter will also abound because you were, above all, our funny friend who kept us laughing all those high school years! We love you.

Korrie Thomas, Classmate
HS friend

July 18, 2013

Officer Early,
Sir, even though it has been 19 years since your End of Watch, you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pasadena. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 26, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Early. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Pasadena and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

November 5, 2012

I miss you! I know Grandma is happy to finally be with you again. I miss you, love you and will never forget!!


October 18, 2012

Rest in peace, Patrolman Early. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

November 5, 2011

I wish I could have known him since we may share some relatives. I retired in 2000 after 20 yrs of Police service in Dublin, Ohio. I know he loved his job it is easy to see it on his face. His Brothers and Sisters in Blue will never forget him. God Bless!

Officer (Ret) Arthur Early Badge 111
Dublin Division of Police Dublin, Ohio

December 12, 2010

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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

There are so many loving reflections left for you. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 5, 2010

I knew you through high school and enjoy every moment with you. Even then, you were an awesome man. Now, every year, I visit you at your grave and I cry as I cut away the grass that sometimes grows over your footstone. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for giving your life to protect us all.
With all my love,


November 23, 2009

There is never a day that passes that I do not remember you. Rest in Peace.

Sgt. C E Meyer
Carroll and Meriwether Counties (GA) Interstate Crime Unit

March 23, 2009

Patrolman Early,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pasadena. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 5, 2008


I have a copy of the video played at your benefit. The video shows pictues of you growing up, pictures of your wedding and videos of you Patricia and Ian. There is also footage of your funeral and other officers talking about their remembrances of you.

I show the video to each of my D.A.R.E. classes at the end of the program to show them that if there were no drug users, there would be no drug dealers and you would still bve alive today. I have shown the video close to a hundred times now and hopefully, the students see what you meant to us while you were here.

I tell them that you are the only person who I have had the pleasure of seeing graduate from high school, honored to be a guest at your wedding and the sad duty of attending your funeral.

We miss you and as long as I am on this earth, you will never be forgotten.

Officer Bo Powers

The video

Officer Bo Powers
Pasadena Police Department

June 20, 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

February 20, 2008

Thankyou for your service OFFICER EARLY, you are a true hero to us all.Continue to look down and guide your family and friends and give them streght. You will never be forgotten


January 21, 2008

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