Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Marshal Richard E. Hart

Firestone Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, October 18, 1982

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Reflections for Deputy Marshal Richard E. Hart

Although I had never met you, your compassionate spirit lies within your son Danny. I was honored to be with him and Shannon this past National Police Week. Rest In Peace Brother...

Trooper Bell Hee
Colorado State Patrol

May 18, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Marshal Hart.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 8, 2019

R.I.P., sir. You passed on my birthdate, and for that I will continue to work in your legacy.

Ofc Mike Beutel
West Haven Police Dept (CT)

October 18, 2016


Brian Lindsey

October 15, 2015

I still think about you ever day you are in my heart and I wish you was here to meet Shannon and the boys we named are youngest after you. we miss and love you

miss you dad

Danny Hart

October 18, 2013

Badge #"706" Is Dedicated To The Memory of Town of Firestone Deputy Marshal Richard E. Hart, Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice While Serving The Town of Firestone. ... Rick, "May The Wind Always Be At Your Back And God Forever Hold You In The Palm of His Hands."

Chief of Police, David L. Montgomery
Firestone Police Department

October 10, 2013

We had just finished coffee and went 10:8 You turned North, I turned South. You life was taken 5 min. later. I think of you often reflecting on what a good man and a good Daddy you were. I always felt honored by our friendship.

Patrol #624, David J. Brown
Dacono P.D.

May 15, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy Marshal Hart. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 26, 2012

Deputy Marshal Hart - I stood in the State Assembly chamber when your name was one of almost 250 others read off during a motion regarding next month's Police Memorial Week. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service to the people of Firestone and the state of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 29, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-seventh 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.

To your family: I understand the meaning of lives forever altered and know that when you lose someone so precious to you that the pain never goes away...the pain and the pride is forever. I pray for your solace.

Phyllis Loya


October 18, 2009

"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

December 9, 2007

You are rememberd today and thank you Sir for your service


October 16, 2007

May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord bless you.

October 18, 2006

I pray that you are still resting peacefully and hope that you are watching down over us.

Cpl. Egendoerfer
Mishawaka PD

October 18, 2006


October 18, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

October 18, 2004

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