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Patrolman Lawrence Karl King

Indianola Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, November 1, 1994

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Reflections for Patrolman Lawrence Karl King

My name is Rosetta. I worked with Larry at KUUZ Radio Station. To his children, he LOVED you. Larry was sooooo warm and kind. He had a lot of compassion for people. He was more than a friend, but a brother for me. When my brother passed as we were all early 20’s, Larry not only attended my brothers’s service, but he comforted me for months thereafter. He was truly a very fine person. He loved his family and all who he knew Larry can attest to my sentiments. The day this happened, I was in disbelief, hurt, and so sad that someone would do this to Larry. Rest In Peace my friend, my brother.


June 27, 2022

Rest in peace Patrolman King.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 16, 2019

It's going on 4 years since this happen, I was sitting here just thinking about Larry King just then.

Minister Jerry Gray.

January 22, 2019

My name is Minister Jerry Gray And I am from Indianola. I remember that awful day, and I want to say to the family once again I am very sorry for your lost.

Minister Jerry Gray.

November 9, 2015

Officer King our sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and City of Indianola! Continue to Rest in Peace.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

November 1, 2015

I love you, dad. I miss you everyday. I just had a dream about you which lead me to this page. I get scared that I'm starting to lose a little bit of your memory every day. It's been twenty long years since we lost you, but I will never forget you. I will never forget the feeling of confidence without a doubt that my father loved me. I'm so sad your gone, but so happy I had you in my life.


April 1, 2015

Rest in My thought and prayers go out to your family. It is so hard to believe this much time has pasted since your untimely death.

Dennis Holmes, Senior Officer Specialist
Federal Bureau of Prisons

March 13, 2012

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 29, 2007

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

SGT. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

November 1, 2007

What a very sad story and betrayal. The only thing wrong with this picture is that the perpetrator is still living. Bless your family.

W. Beyer
Fla. Dept. of Corrections

November 1, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 30, 2007

G-d Bless.

November 1, 2006

Rest in peace brother, May God Bless you and your family.


June 25, 2006

I grew up in Indianola. I did not know Officer King, but always had observed the officers there to be very good men who would flash there lights when the kids asked them to, no matter what kind of problems we iritated them with. Hard to believe this happened here. What a good town. Thank you for what you have done Officer King.

T. Moore
Houston Police Department (TX)

April 22, 2006

To the family and friends of Patrolman King and his fellow officers, and most especially to Patrolman King:

On this the eleventh anniversary of Patrolman King's brutual murder, I wanted to honor his memory. His bravery and dedication will never be forgotten.

Reading the memorial page and seeing the identity of the perpetrator was chilling. This must have been a tremendous blow to the family, community, and department.

May his family continue to be comforted by the caring and support of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Patrolman King gave to his community and the citizens of Mississippi, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 1, 1994.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater,
Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

November 1, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

November 1, 2004

I grew up in Indianola, MS. I remember the wonderful officers who lived around me. Sad that this incident could happen there. Thankyou for your service. RIP.

T. Moore
Houston Police Department

August 11, 2004

Rest in peace blue angel.

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