Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David Peter Hampton, Sr.

Lake Charles Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, December 2, 1982

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Reflections for Police Officer David Peter Hampton, Sr.

Officer Hampton rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 30, 2019

Uncle Dave so many people have left so many kind words. It’s seems like yesterday that the two officers showed up to Momo’s house to break the news to her and momma. I remember Damon and I being taken into the middle bedroom and hearing the cries coming from Momo and momma. It still haunts me I was only 4 yrs old. I think of you often. As I got older and was told that the man and I still remember his name but will not speak it was set free ???!! I don’t know how the system could be so stupid I’m their ruling and how a scumbag killer could be free to kill again or to be able to live smiling and laughing with his family while ours was broken and you did not get to see your child grow up! He grew up to be a fine police officer like you. He was like my brother growing up we were so very close. You have a grand daughter she is beautiful. She definitely has the Hampton good looks lol. May of 2015 your brother Uncle Wade passed away unexpectedly. So now it’s just Mom and Uncle Scotty left. Seems life is so unfair. And then I have to remember God knows what he is doing that scumbag may be free now but he will be judged again and his He’ll home will be much worse than any jail or prison. I know you look down on us and keep us safe. Just wish you were still here on Earth. Aunt Nancy is still beautiful but not herself I love her deeply always will. I will take care of her for you. Love always your only niece Lindsay

Lindsay Mixon

May 7, 2019

I miss you! You were my Uncle and my Godfather. You were taken away from our family at such a young age and for no reason. Your son had to grow up without you and that is so sad. I hope you and Momo and Pawpaw Jessie and Uncle Wade ate together. We miss you so much and love you always. Until we meet again Love your Niece and Godchild Lindsay.


May 7, 2019

I miss you! You were my Uncle and my Godfather. You were taken away from our father at such a young age and for no reason. You son had to grow up without you and that is so sad. I hope you and Momo and Pawpaw Jessie and Uncle Wade ate together. We miss you so much and love you always. Love your Niece and Godchild Lindsay.


May 7, 2019

David, to this day, you have a special place in my heart. Growing up with you was always so much fun, and I still cherish all the times that you made me laugh. We shared cartoons and Kool-Aid, playing "spy," a love of sports cars and the band Styx, and all those Monopoly games that you ALWAYS won. Even when you teased me, you made me laugh.
You: You're wearing too much perfume
Me: But it's Chimere!
You: Well, I think you Chimered on too much!
Love you always...

Tanya Oaks-Brooks

February 20, 2017

Just checking in David. As you know I recently revisited your tomb. I miss you bro. Time is flying by. We will meet again. My love and respect remains.

Training Officer Rick Welch


June 24, 2015

David, I met your son (David) for the first time today. He has grown up to be a nice guy just like you were. He wears the LCPD uniform proudly just like you did.

Deputy Sheriff Charles Boudreaux
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

October 13, 2014

David, not a December comes and goes that I don't stop and think of you and your family. I still reflect back to those joyful moments you would take the time to come out onto Elston street and play ball with us neighborhood kids. I was Only 10 at the time you were so wrongfully taken, but want you and your family to know, the short time I got to know you, you my friend left a lasting impression. May you RIP, as I know your still looking out for your friends and family.

Chris Eagleson

June 8, 2014

David, we went to Elementary School Together at Rosteet and then we didn't see each other again until 1982 when you joined the LCPD. I was going to be one of the Officers who would train you, and you were to work with me beginning the very next week. Both of us were looking forward to it as we discussed that right after shift meeting that evening. I'm sorry we didn't get to ride together brother, and I'm sorry the Justice System of Lake Charles Louisiana served to disgrace you, our community, and our Department the day they set that low down scoundrel loose and back on the streets. Brother I was honored to be one of the ones who carried you at your funeral, and honored to be your friend. David, I visit your grave at least once a year all of these years, 32 years now. I just want you to know I love you brother, and you are not forgotten. One day we will see each other again. God bless your family, Your son who now Honors you as a Police Officer on the Same Department. See you later brother.

Senior Police Officer: Rick A. Welch Ret

May 18, 2014

David you are so missed as a friend and neighbor. I know you loved being a police officer and there is no other job you wanted to do. I still miss living next door to you and Nancy and Petie all those years ago. You will never be forgotten. You were a good father, a good husband, a good friend and brave officer. Rest in peace.

Connie Gilley Heimbach
friend and neighbor

December 3, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 2, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you sir for your service, this writer is as always, disappointed when justice is not appropriately served in the killing of a law enforcement officer

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 2007

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

November 1, 2007

May your family find solace and peace knowing you made a difference in the world.

Firefighter Cindi Doyal
Pettis Co. Fire Protection District, MO

June 6, 2007

It's a shame the system failed you. rest easy brother.

Ptlm. A. Sandoval
Kingsville P.D.

December 23, 2006

Another fine example of how the judicial system has failed those who serve it. Let it be known that your sacrifice is not forgotten. Law Enforcement Officer's are still leaving thoughts and words in your honor 24 years later. Rest easy brother.

Deputy Dave Bradford
Wake County Sheriff's Office, NC

December 2, 2006

May you Rest in Peace. I would like to know how your murderer could be acquited?? I do not have a problem hitting the street everyday knowing that I may make the ultimate sacrifice for my community as you did. However I do have a problem knowing that our justice system may betray me as it would seem that it did you.

Officer J. Grabofsky

November 2, 2006

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept

September 21, 2004


Another officer dies but the shooter goes free. What's wrong with this picture America? Even though many years have passed, you are not forgotten. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

April 14, 2004

Far too young ... rest easy blue angel


September 22, 2003

No officer that gave his life should be without reflection……

“For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know”


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