Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Everett Emerson Hatcher

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, February 28, 1989

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Reflections for Special Agent Everett Emerson Hatcher

I Last posted a reflection almost two years ago. I remember your sacrifice well as I too was working with DEA in NYC performing many of the same functions. I felt the pain from the sacrifice you made for our country, and I'm still grateful for your dedication and service to our country. Thank you Everett for being you sir. May your soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven, and may God bless your family.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 5, 2020

I Last posted a reflection almost two years ago. I remember your sacrifice well as I too was working with DEA in NYC performing many of the same functions. I felt the pain from the sacrifice you made for our country, and I'm still grateful for your dedication and service to our country. Thank you Everett for being you sir. May your soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven, and may God bless your family.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 5, 2020

Rest in peace Special Agent Hatcher.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 25, 2019

Agent Hatcher,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but also when you served with the U.S. Army as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 28, 2019

Special Agent Everett Emerson Hatcher will never ever be forgotten. As time move forward I still think of you and the sacrifice you made in the fight against drugs. I attended your funeral which was a tribute to you for the fine human being you were. May your soul forever rest in peace in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 15, 2018

A real hero he survived vietnam war only to be murder by a low life mobster
they should be out of the streets for ever,don't let the italian mob regroup again

undercover

May 19, 2017

Hatch you were a big man with a bigger heart. You stepped up back when to do the UC work for this newbie, helped me to put a few bad guys in jail. Then when you were a recruiter took me along to one of the most memorable days I had in NYC. The Merchant Marines Academy, under the Throgs Neck Bridge.
You are NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Special Agent (ret)
Drug Enforcement Administration

February 28, 2016

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

February 28, 2012

Everett served with me in Kornwestheim (358 MP BN) as my XO., in 1969-1970. He was a great inspiration, dedicated, focused and unassuming, and one you trusted to always give whatever task his best effort. He was respected not because of his position, but his honorable character. I rotated over a year prior to Everett, and had not kept in touch, and came upon news of his demise through a former Army friend, now nearly 23 years later. I know he would remind me that all we need in any circumstance is direction. That was his way. Respect is bestowed to him, who is scarred, and marred from day to day, but returns w/o evasion to the fray. His cause is just ,it's his only way. Win lose or draw, it's how he'll stay.

Jim Sayles, Correctional Counselor II(re
State of Illinois Dept of Corrections(ret)

February 5, 2012

Coach Hatcher, You made a positive impact on my life as a young boy. My father was stationed in Karlsruhe from 1973 to 1975. It was then that you took a bunch of boys out on a mountain climbing field trip that changed my life forever. Today, I run a Alpine Tower, Giant Swing and Climbing Wall for the Dare County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina. Still to this day everytime I climb or rappell or send a child up the Wall or Tower I think of you and the confidence you showed and instilled in me on our outtings. That is the same confidence the kids part with each day that all started in the little German town of Karlsruhe in Mr. Hatchers gym class. I do not teach them Karate but I still possess the art in which you took the time to teach me. What a Man, What a human and what a teacher you still are to this day. I never to you but it's never to late. I love you Sir. George H. Bowman, Sr.

Deputy George H. Bowman
Dare Co. Sheriff's Office, NC

August 9, 2011

You sound like you were a wonderful man. My heart aches for all who still love and miss you sir.

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 28, 2011

Special Agent Hatcher, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

February 28, 2010

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

February 28, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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.

To his loved ones: I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which I believe is life's greatest sorrow. Time never diminishes love. You are in my heart's embrace today. May God grant you solace.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 28, 2009

Coach,

Thinking of you on this Christmas Eve.

How I wish you could be part of all the Karlsruhe H.S. Reunions which the internet have made possible.

In 2007 I spent time at the DEA & FBI Acad's in Quantico. Your name is still mentioned, and we're still learning from you.

I wish peace for you and your family.

Chief Ken Hilte
Pikes Peak Comm College PD

December 24, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE. GOD BLESS YOU AND THOSE THAT LOVE YOU

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 21, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 19, 2008

Two of the nicest people who I have eve crossed paths with tin my lifetime...Officer Hatcher and his wonderful wife and beautiful children. Thoughts of you and your family still bring tears to my eyes today. I often think of the wonderful times I had at your house dog sitting, babysitting and just relaxing. You were a valiant man and I loved you and your wife dearly. Your death changed our lives forever, but you will never be forgotten and I pray that wherever your wife and sons are today that once and a while they think of me as well. God rest your soul and be with your family always.

Sharon Alves-McIver

April 4, 2006

A hero to many young agents, and a person that is always spoken of with respect and in the highest regard...nothing better can be said of any man....

DH
DEA, Retired

November 10, 2005

CROSSING OVER ..... A NEW BEGINNING


Like each tiny grain of sand,through an hourglass
flowing
Our lives shift gently, without any definite
peroid of time,
Some of us soar slowly, like birds flying upon
feathery wings
While others seem to pass quickly, like fresh
grapes on a vine.

It is hard to tell your loved one good bye, if
only for a while
Though you know your souls later, will be forever
inter-twined,
Missing their arms surrounding you, and their
face filling smile
Yet they're always there guiding you, if you're
open to their signs!

When you just can not picture, how life without
them could be
Tears filling your eyes, as a swelling stream
never ending,
If you just think about God's love, then you
suddenly will see
What one thinks of as death, is truly a life
peacefully beginning !!

So grieve as you must, but don't let it take away
your life
Given so preciously to us, from our Lord God up
above,
Whether a Sister, brother, son, daughter,.....
husband or wife
Everyone is blessed by our Savior, with beautiful
eternal life!


For All Who Have Lost Their Loved One !

March 8, 2005

Don't grieve for me for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found a peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you all the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored so much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
for God wanted me now, He set me free.

Semper Fidelis....(Always Faithful)

December 14, 2004

Agent Hatcher,

I was just a pre-teen when you were killed, but I remember it distinctly. Your services were held in my town and I was in awe of the amount of people, police and civilians alike, that came out to pay their respects. It's something that has always stuck with me, and I remember it to this day.

Thank you for your service.

Ptl.
Glassboro PD, NJ

November 20, 2004

UNDERCOVER
No crisp uniform of honor did he wear
Nor golden badge of glory did his chest bear
Only troubling thoughts of money, guns and drugs
Fighting back the tears as he collected his nightly hugs

In this secret life he chose, he clearly was the best
But his uneasy path was much different then the rest
He knelt in prayer with his family at night
Before he quietly went out to carry on his fight

They kept a scrapbook of his many feats
But his true worth is not captured on these sheets
He knew that he was a soldier in a losing war
And his return to those who love him was unsure

His futile fight to save a city block by block
Resulted one night in that tragic knock
His friends sadly called upon his loving wife
With a tearful message of how he lost his life

One last time his brothers gave him praise
But only half way up Old Glory did they raise
And in the end the bugler played his solemn tune
With prayers that his soul will enter soon

God bless you, brave warrior!

Private citizen
U. S. A.

October 17, 2004

"Coach" Hatcher was my high school gym teacher & basketball coach when he served the American military community in Karlsruhe, Germany during the 1970's. He was a "karate" man and gave me a chance when, perhaps, I wasn't entitled to one. Rest In Peace, Coach ....

Lieutenant Ken Hilte
El Paso County Sheriff's Office (Colorado)

I LIVED AROUND THE CORNER FROM AGENT HATCHER WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL I MOVED TO MANASQUAN WHERE I STILL RESIDE. MY MOTHER STILL LIVES IN THE SAME TOWN. HIS BOYS SHOULD BE GROWN BY NOW. I HOPE HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN ARE DOING WELL. I AM A RECRUIT IN THE 128 STATE POLICE CLASS AND I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS PAGE. ITS GOOD TO SEE PEOPLE REMEMBER OUR FALLEN HERO'S.

RCT. FRANKE JR
NJSP

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