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Lieutenant Freddie Floyd House

Utah Department of Corrections, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, January 28, 1988

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Reflections for Lieutenant Freddie Floyd House

Freddie, I went to high school with you. You were the best of men. We are honoring you at our 51st (due to Covid) PHS High School Reunion.. You get our utmost respect.

Christie Michael Dimon

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace Lt. House. A hero forever! Terrible the person who killed you was paroled. A total disgrace of justice.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 17, 2019

I wasnt even born when you died but there arent many days my dad doesnt tell me about you. He was the sgt on your k9 team and he often talks about what a great friend and amazing officer you were. Thank you LT. House for your service you will never be forgotten.

Officer Taffin Strong
Utah Department of Corrections

October 2, 2015

Fred; Wednesday, May 14,2014 I will speak at the Gillette, Wyoming memorial service for officers killed in duty. I'll be sharing my memories of you. Your influence on my life and the lives of many others would surprise you. I never do a Bassai kata when you don't come to mind.

Judge R. Douglas Dumbrill
Gillette Municipal Court

May 12, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today

.Rest In Peace

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

January 28, 2012

Another brave hero remembered.

I hope your family knows you are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

January 28, 2011

LT. House your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 29, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 25, 2008

Well Fred, its been almost 20 years since I've seen you but I think about you and your family almost daily. I do remember the good times "bustin badguys" and you rare sense of humor. I'm retired now from UDC but still goin after the bad guys or terror. I look forward to seein' you again as I know I will.

Ron Flinders
UDC retired

September 14, 2007

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 28, 2007

My family and I will always remember Fred House. None of us ever new or met LT House, but my wifes Grandfather was the Stake President of the church blown up by the people who ended LT Houses life. Fred House is spoken of in our homes with pride and reverence. You will never be forgotten.

Utah DOC and family of a living victim

November 7, 2006

My family and I will always remember Fred House. None of us ever new or met LT House, but my wifes Grandfather was the Stake President of the church blown up by the people who ended LT Houses life. Fred House is spoken of in our homes with pride and reverence. You will never be forgotten.

Utah DOC and family of a living victim

November 7, 2006

Dear Fred, it's been so long since we said our goodbyes and now April and I are back in Utah raising the kids. I drove by the building named in your memory recently and the thoughts came flooding back. Thank you for your fearlessness and friendship, thank you for showing me the "ropes" at Utah State Prison and taking me under you wing until I figured out the criminal mind on my own. I know that we will meet again someday. Until then I will keep the faith. -DW

Doug Winkleman

August 29, 2006

Lt. House

I taught both of your daughters in school and they have turned out great. I can only hope my kids turn out as polished as your girls. They are both very proud of you for the service to this great state and as their father.

God Bless..

Officer C. Lougy

Officer Cody Lougy
Salt Lake City Police Department

July 3, 2006

Never forgotten. Rest in peace.

Fire Captain

February 12, 2005

I attended the Fred House training facility today for some training in my program. I couldn’t help but think about how devastated my father was when you were murdered… so I thought I would drop by your web page to see if by chance he had left a thought on your page… I guess my father was not aware of the officer down website before he himself became an honored member. If you see him around up there tell him I miss him and I stopped in to pay my respects.

cadet Slade C. Gurr
Western Reagional Police Corps

September 22, 2004

Rest in peace Lt House, We will pray for you and your family.


June 19, 2004

On behalf of the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association, I would like to express our deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Lt. Freddie House. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. Freddie, you may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. Rest in peace blue angel and thank you for your service.

James A. Cortina

Connecticut Police Work Dog Association

February 12, 2004

Utah Corrections Academy now bears the proud name of Fred F. House Corrections Academy in remeberance of Lt. House. Each cadet that attends the academy can read of the stand-off in framed articles inside the academy. I attended the academy in 1998, his spirit lives on with each recruit. May God watch over you and yours.

Deputy Pete Butcher
Daggett County Utah SO

November 22, 2003

I was living in west valley utah when all this went down..and it is hard to believe no one has left a note for you and your loved ones.. I for one want to say thank you ..You put your life on the line to save innocent kids that were in that house. I know your family and canine partner must miss you bad . May god watch over your friends and family and may god hold you close to his side god bless you fred...

Robert Arrington
Just someone who cares

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