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Deputy Sheriff William Kress Horne

Anson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, December 23, 1984

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Kress Horne

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Horne.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 23, 2021

I am a registered nurse who attended to Deputy Horne, and rode with him in the ambulance in his transfer to Charlotte. I will never forget him or his family.


Elizabeth Davis Snow, DNP, RN

August 8, 2020

I am a registered nurse who had the honor to care for Deputy Sheriff William Kress Horne that night when he was brought into the hospital, just a few short days before Christmas. Likewise, I had the privilege to meet his beautiful, devoted family that night. While many years have passed, Deputy Sheriff W.K. Horne will never be forgotten. R.I.P.


June 8, 2020

Deputy Horne, thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

Douglas Bothern

July 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the 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 who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I am sure you are proud that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

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

December 23, 2011

Dad, I do miss you and I know I didn't know you for much of my life. I also know you have been with me all my life as my Guardian Angel. I wish to make you proud. I have followed in your foot steps and I am working at the same agency you did. Serving the citizens of Anson Co. I may see you again.

Anson Co Sheriff's Office (son)

October 17, 2011

you would have been 51 april 8th and you are still truly missed

Charles Horne

April 9, 2011

Anson County should be thankful to have had a Deputy that was very dedicated such as Deputy Sheriff Horne.

God Bless/ Rest in Peace
Jon Lowder, Cpl./
Union County Sheriff's Office
Monroe, North Carolina

Cpl. Jon Lowder of Monroe, NC
Union County Sheriff's Office

November 21, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 26, 2007

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

nc game warden

December 23, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, NH

December 22, 2007



April 25, 2007

Your son has turned into a fine young man. You would be very proud. We continue to miss you.

Your family

Perry Horne

January 1, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Horne,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Anson County.


December 23, 2005

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