Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Ricky A. Yates

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 1994

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ricky A. Yates

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Yates.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 26, 2021

This day never gets easier daddy. Man what I would give to be able to change that fateful morning, You were taken so young and way too soon. I hope you are proud of all of us. You now have 2 great grandbabies Ryan & Charlotte (Charlie). The girls turned out to be such great mama's. The world has gone absolutely crazy right now and gotten super scary, Please Please Please you and mom keep your arms around our babies and keep them safe. Give mama a hug for me......

Amy Braswell

January 25, 2021

Your death was one if my saddest experienc s as a deputy sheriff. When I arrived on the scene, it was a very solemn occasion. Rest In Peace brother Rickey.

Will Cox, Sgt
HCSO Dist 2 Patrol

June 16, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Yates,
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 Harris County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

January 25, 2019

On this anniversary of your EOW, I want you to know you will never be forgotten. I did not know you personally but through the eyes of those who did I know you were a fine Deputy. Rest easy friend.

Captain Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

January 25, 2016

That faithful morning you left a lot of folks in tears and shock. Family and friends alike. Time is said to heal all wounds but sometimes if a wound is deep enough it needs special care to heal. You left way too young and without goodbyes. Today you are a memory for family and friends to remember as a kind and loving man, brother dad, husband and granddad. See ya later big brother.

Larry Yates Retired

January 25, 2016

You are not forgotten today on this mournful anniversary, nor will you ever be. Thank you for your service to our community.

You shall live in the hearts of those who loved you, those who admired you, and those you helped in their times of need; thus you will never be forgotten.

Most respectfully Deputy Yates, although I never knew you, I dedicate this day to your memory.

D.O. Kaboutari
Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

January 25, 2016

On my mind a lot lately, 22 years has passed and it still feels as if it was yesterday, I guess you know, I had the minor stroke, trying to change things to be around for the kids and grand kids, struggling with the smoking as you did, but I'm not giving up! Send me some of your strength Big Brother, love and miss you much!


January 23, 2016

You are not forgotten, Brother. The adventures on that movie set in 1994...a great cop and a great motorcyclist!

Rob Barnes, Law Enforcement Coordinator
HCSO, Pct 4, Federal Air Marshal, US Dept. of Justice

December 23, 2014

Heroes live forever, Deputy Yates, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 25, 2013

Hey Daddy,
I guess I Should say Mama too I know she hasnt left your sight since she got back to you!
I Miss yall so so so much! The Holidays are coming up quick and I just dont know how we are gonna be able to do this without yall. I dont want to spend them alone!Give everybody hugs for us! love yall infinity


November 5, 2012

Today is a sad day in history, losing so many Hero's the same way in 1994. But you shall never be forgotten, may you RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th 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.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember him for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold his family in my heart's embrace today and thank them for sharing thier never-ending devotion to their husband, father, and brother.

Rest In Peace

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

January 25, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy Yates. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 25, 2012

Thanksgiving next week.... another one without you.... Miss you so...... Love ya forever ..cCharlotte

Charlotte Yates

November 15, 2011

Holidays upon us again.... tests all day tomorrow at tired of going down there..... you so...

charlotte Yates

October 21, 2011

You have been on my mind today, all of you have, it has been a bad week. I miss and love you dearly Big Brother.


October 6, 2011

Fall is slowly coming.. thank heaven.... hot summer... one of hottest I can remember..... still miss you like it was yesterday.... always will..... love ya so......Charlotte

charlotte Yates

September 26, 2011

Today is Taylor's 15th birthday..... wish you could have been here.... wish you could see them all.....never gets any easier..... miss you so much..... if people only knew how very hard it really is.... just wanted you feel close to you today... ya...Charlotte

charlotte Yates

August 22, 2011

Well, today is the big day.... Ralph is marrying some person I have never met..... seems unreal... he is acting like a 17 year old.... Nancy is upset too, we will just have to wait and see.... things are never like they seem.... Miss you , wish with everything in me you were here ya forever......C

charlotte Yates

June 11, 2011

Another police week come and gone..... never gets any easier.... miss you so..doing some better..... getting my strength back a little more each day.... been rough... a visit a couple weeks ago from risk management , seemed nice... did a walk through... found no one......just your sweet memories.... love you forever.....Charlotte

charlotte Yates

May 25, 2011

Watch over my boys Rick, more especially Jason right now, I know you would be proud of them. I love and miss you so much. In need of one of your comforting hugs right now.


May 17, 2011

Thinking of you today.... your birthday is just around the corner.... miss you ..... love you....Charlotte

Charlotte Yates

March 1, 2011

It has finally warmed up a little... so glad ..... that day has come and gone again..miss you like everything... love you....Charlotte

Charlotte Yates

February 15, 2011

Cant get you off my mind lately! Miss you like crazy! Hugs


January 25, 2011

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