Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman David Joseph Inlow, Sr.

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, May 25, 1980

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Reflections for Patrolman David Joseph Inlow, Sr.

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

July 8, 2023

At the time of David's death, we were working the 4-10 plan. Before my transfer to the 360 tactical unit at EPD, I was David's "partner" for 2-4 hours [I can't remember exactly how long] each night as our shifts overlapped driving the "wagon". David was a great guy and always nice to be around. I was on days off the night he was killed. 43rd & Cleveland at the gas station I believe. You never forget details of things like this.

Mike Moorefield
former KCMOPD #2931

May 27, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 25, 2015

Dave was working for me and was my acting sergeant. He was riding my sergeants car , radio 330 on that fatal day. I was on vacation in Texas when I got the devastating phone call that Dave was killed while interrupting a robbery at the gas station at 31st & Cleveland. He was a good friend and a good cop.

Sgt. John dawson (ret)
Kansas City police dept.

May 26, 2014

I'm David S. Inlow, from Hudson, WI, and I graduated high school in 1980. This story has always fascinated me. I hope God blesses all you're family David! David S. Inlow

David S. Inlow

January 18, 2013

I love you grandpal

David j. Inlow III

January 2, 2013

Warrior and Hero!!


September 7, 2012

I was David's "2nd man" from 10pm -2 am working the wagon.... #339 back then. We were on the 10-4 plan at the time. I was not working that night. I believe it was the gas station at 31st & Cleveland. Great guy. Amazing how you can remember things from 32 years ago.......

Former Officer Mike Moorefield #2931
Kansas City, Mo. Police Dept.

April 23, 2012

May God be with you and your family. Thank you once again for your service.

Officer Dennis J. Inlow
Lawrenceville Police Department, Lawrenceville, Ga

May 26, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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.

I hold your family in my heart's embrace today and pray for their solace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 25, 2010

"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 6, 2007

I have been in law enforcement since 1987. My mother and I have always known that a guardian angel has been watching over me. I have survived numerous life and death situations.

Four years ago I found your name on the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall and I knew that moment who was watching over me. My father has been with you for some years now and I know I have a couple of powerful guardian angels on my side.

Thank you for your service while you were alive and especially for the service that I believe you have done for me.

Ofc. Dennis James Inlow
Lawrenceville Police Dept., Lawrenceville, Ga.

July 25, 2007

Thank you Patrolman Inlow for your honor and service. You are not forgotten.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

May 24, 2007

I never was able to meet you, Uncle David, but from every story our family has told, you were an amazing man. You always put others before you and helped anyone you could and never wanted recongnition for all of your good deeds. You even had aided your murderers in rehabilitation not long before they killed you. Hundreds of people felt the effects of your absence and for those of us who live off of the memories of others, we feel it through them. May you rest in peace knowing that you'll never be forgotten and you'll always be loved!

Tina Brune

January 27, 2006

You died making this world a safer place for us all. You were a true hero.May your memory always live. Rest in Peace Officer Inlow.

Mother of a Police Officer

September 9, 2004


Every officer who died for us should have a reflection. Rest in peace sir. You will not be forgotton.

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

February 27, 2004

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