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Officer Lewis Steve Hall

Port Arthur Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 6, 1976

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Reflections for Officer Lewis Steve Hall

I was Steve's neighbor when we were young boys...I remember Jogging with him getting ready for Football Season, camping out in his back yard.
Steve was A man when we were 15yrs. or so, he didnt act silly like we did but he was fun..an then I worked with his dad at Texaco for years..
Steve and I never saw much of each other after He Graduated, he was A class ahead of me..When I herd of his death, it was like the world stopped..I Cryed so hard, then the memories came flooding back..You've herd of Special People well I don't use that word often but Steve was very Spacial..God Bless his family..Mike Calais , Port Acres Tex.

Mike Calais

September 9, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Lewis Steve Hall. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Port Arthur, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you is burning in hell as I type this reflection. I pray that the hounds of hell are ripping his soul apart.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 7, 2016

My precious Uncle Steve: It is nearly 40 years since you were taken from your beautiful wife, two young children, large extended family, co-workers, friends and a grateful community. Your dedication to service as a guardian and protector of your city will not be forgotten. See you someday in heaven Uncle Steve!!

Marianne Jackson
Niece

July 10, 2016

You were before time. So long ago, but your sacrifice is not forgotten sir.

PAPD Patrolman

September 2, 2013

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

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 6, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 1, 2013

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

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 6, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Hall. You are not forgotten.

Cheryl Railsack, President
Greater Houston Concerns of Police Survivors

August 6, 2011

I met her today; you would be proud of her. She is a caring and generous person. She has not forgotton you.

Anonymous

May 5, 2011

To all concerned my father, Ray Stelly was best friends with
Lewis Steve Hall while they were on the force together. i was two days shy of my 10th birthday when Officer Hall was shot and killed. So I didn't know him real well personally, however my father thought so very highly of him. I want his family and the rest of the Port Arthur Police Force to know that he is still remembered fondly by myself and my family. I treasure his service to his community and his friendship to my father. Bless his soul Lord and those of his family. In remembrance, Ronald E. Stelly, TSgt, USAF (Ret.)

TSgt Ronald E. Stelly
Retired Air Force

March 2, 2011

I REMEMBER STEVE WHEN I WAS A YOUNG CHILD, WE WENT TO THE SAME CHURCH, AND HE WAS MY NEIGHBOR. BEFORE HE BECAME A POLICEMAN, HE DROVE A SCHOOL BUS. I LIVED ABOUT 4 BLOCKS FROM SCHOOL, AND WHEN HE WOULD PASS ME, WALKING HOME ,HE WOULD STOP, AND TELL ME TO HOP IN , AND HE WOULD TAKE ME THE LAST COUPLE OF BLOCKS, SOMETIMES 1/2 A BLOCK, AND WE WOULD LAUGH, I THANKED HIM FOR THE RIDE. HE WAS A VERY ,VERY, NICE, WELL ROUNDED PERSON. I CRIED THE DAY HE WAS SHOT TO DEATH. IT WAS SO SAD. I LOST MY FRIEND . REST IN PEACE, AND GOD BLESS YOU.
OLD NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND

MAYNE LOPEZ
NEIGHBOR

July 30, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 20, 2008

May you rest in peace and may Our Lord bless your loved ones.

March 5, 2007

Officer Hall you are not forgotten. Thank you for what you did for the people of Port Arthur Texas.

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