Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Richard Heath, Jr.

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, April 1, 1973

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Reflections for Special Agent Richard Heath, Jr.

Rest in Peace

Roy Lopez SBPA (Ret.)

March 27, 2020

Rest in peace Special Agent Heath.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 2019

I just found this website and I am moved by the reflections that I have just read. In case any of you return to this page, I want you to know that there are no words that I can use to express the gratitude that I feel that you would take the time and effort to honor my father. I pray that you are happy and at peace in your lives. I know that God holds you loveingly.

Now for my reflection:

It has been 40 years since I last saw you daddy. I was only 12 when you passed but I can still see you clearly in my mind. I hope that when you look in on me that you are proud of the woman I've become. I have tried not to forget what I learned from you. I am no longer angry at your passing, instead please know that I could not be any more proud and honored that you are my father. I love you always.

Suzanne Riley

May 26, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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 diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both their pain and pride are forever. I pray for your family's embrace.

Rest In Peace

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

April 1, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 1, 2010


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 9, 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 tr

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

January 19, 2008

Rest in peace.

October 6, 2006

God hold you close my brother. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer).

As Special Agent Heath would have wished, all of you who read this, please assist me in assuring that no fallen hero of ours is without a reflection. Thank you and stay safe.

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF (Retired)

April 10, 2004

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