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Matron Lucille Helm

Madera County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, July 13, 1959

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Reflections for Matron Lucille Helm

Ms. Helm,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Madera 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

July 13, 2019

The Madera County Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony will be on May 7th @ noon at the Courthouse Park in Madera.

Summer Anderson

April 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 13, 2018

Madera County's Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony will be on May14, 2014 @ 11:30.

Summer Shannon-Anderson

May 3, 2014

My name is Summer Shannon-Anderson and I am the Madera Peace Officer Memorial Coordinator. I am looking for family member's to add to Madera's mailing list. We hold an annual Memorial and would love to find family to include. If you would like to be added please send your address to me. [email protected]

Summer Shannon-Anderson

May 7, 2013

Ms. Helm,
Maam, on today, the 52 anniversary of your deathI would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officer for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Madera County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 13, 2011

Matron Helm, God bless you and your family. You are not forgotten.

SSA Ellen Pierson

October 3, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifty-first 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 who was 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 13, 2010

May God continue to shine His heavenly face upon you.


K9 Officer Paul Werth
US Customs and Border Protection Blaine, WA

November 30, 2009

Lucille Helm's tragic death, is the first documented case of a Woman who died as California law enforcement official.

May She Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 3, 2008

Matron Helm,

You should be an inspiration to women who choose a career in law enforcement. Thank you for your dedication, years of service and sacrifice. God bless you.

April 21, 2006


In the whisper of the wind,
I felt God embrace me.
As the voice of a loved one,
I heard God speak to me
Looking in a mirror
I saw God smile at me.
One moment and I knew
That God and I were one.

February 26, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


November 6, 2004

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