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Trooper Richards F. Hammond

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1937

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Reflections for Trooper Richards F. Hammond

Rest in peace Trooper Hammond.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 2, 2020

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year 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 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 20, 2012

An only child to his parents Dick has never been forgotten in the family. A young man gone way too soon leaving family, a fiancée, and a community to mourn. We are proud of you, rest in peace cousin.


October 16, 2011

Merry Christmas, Trooper Hammond, to you and your family.
Thank you for your sacrifice.

May God's peace be with you this holiday season!

Michigan State Police

December 14, 2010

Trooper Hammond,
On today, the 72nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Michigan.



January 20, 2009

Always remembered as a vibrant young man who was so honored to serve his fellow man. Dick has never been forgotten in the family.


November 2, 2008



January 12, 2008

The Monument" (momento mori)
written by Detective S. D. Meska

There's a memorial in Washington
with names engraved in stone,
and I stood there not so long ago,
my thoughts and I alone.

There's the name of a City Policeman,
there's a Trooper and a Fed.
It reads like a mournful metronome,
this monument to our dead.

And as I stood there reading,
with roses for the brave,
I heard a spectral voice ring out
as if from beyond the grave.

"We are the dead of Law Enforcement,"
the spirit voice began,
"And I think we have the right
to ask some questions, man to man."

"Have you learned anything at all,
from the way we passed away?"
"Is there something there that just might help,
you survive another day?"

"Does a flag draped coffin in America,
now mean anything at all?"
"I wonder how my family felt,
when they got that late night call."

"And when they took us to the grave yard,
escorted by ranks of blue,
did you start to realize,
the next one might be you?"

"There's lessons here that might save you,
if only you will heed."
"But I wonder if a dead cop's mother,
ever is in need."

"And the children we left behind,
so lost, alone, and small."
"Can they replace their Parent,
with a photo on the wall?"

"We're buried, now, and so long gone,
And all the tears have dried."
"And we probably died in vain,
but learn from how we died."

Let us all learn from your example.
Let us always remember the survivors.
Let us place no more names on those granite walls.

This is my prayer

Grateful citizen

November 24, 2007

you are not forgotten, brother.

Michigan State Police

April 18, 2007

God Bless you Troop.. You will NEVER be forgotten by those who know you are a HERO.


April 12, 2006

Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Deputy Sheriff
POLK County, Florida

March 21, 2004

RIP brother

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