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Patrolman Billy Dan Howry

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 18, 1972

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Reflections for Patrolman Billy Dan Howry

Rest in peace Patrolman Howry.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 7, 2021

The First time I saw my Father cry is when this senseless act occurred. We all lost a truly wonderful loving man and Father who will never be forgotten.

Barry Simmons
Williamson County Friend

March 18, 2019

My daddy was your partner, your daughter was my friend. Your EOW changed my understanding of and appreciation for the terms duty, sacrifice, service. It has been many, many years but you are never forgotten.
Thank you for your service.

DeLena (Vickers) Jones
Friend

March 18, 2019

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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 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

March 18, 2010

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

March 18, 2010

RIP fine warrior.

Anonymous

September 16, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

April 30, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 3, 2008

You continue to be the inspiration that guides me through each day in my life.

Cindy
daughter

September 24, 2006

Thank-you for your dedication and sacrifice. You are a true hero.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 18, 2006

You are remembered.

March 18, 2006

A day hasn't passed without me remembering the example of excellence that you provided those around you, I only wish I would have had more time to learn more from you, your loving brother

Ret. Deputy, Joe L. Covington
Burleson County

August 9, 2005

06/09/04

It has been 32 years since you were taken but thanks to ODMP you are not forgotten. Rest in peace Officer Howry.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 9, 2004

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