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Agent John I. Kahl

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, June 4, 1980

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Reflections for Agent John I. Kahl

Agent Kahl, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 8, 2019

John, Sr. I met your son the other day at the FBI National Academy. Although you were taken away from him at a very young age, I could tell from our conversation that he hasn't forgotten you and thinks about you and your sacrifice often. In fact, he chose to walk in your shoes and now holds the flame that others so callously ripped from your grip. Your legacy is strong, dedicated and proud. Rest easy Senior and know that Junior's got the watch. Semper Gratis Kahl Family

LT Brian R. McAllister - Retired

November 28, 2016

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

June 4, 2015

John whenever I ride down Railroad Avenue I think those 13 years that we spent working together; and the crazy stuff that we did as young Cops. You were an awesome Cop; none better. I just regret that you were taken away from your family at such a young age. I know today you have to be smiling up there in Heaven looking down at the Sheriffs Office and seeing our two sons working together; 30 years
We all miss you buddy.

Retired Chief Deputy Duval Arthur
Fellow Deputy and friend

September 23, 2013

Taken away from us much too early in life; missed but never forgotten.

Lt. Sonny Bourg (Retired) St. Mary S.O.
Friend & Colleague

January 26, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary year 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

November 16, 2012

Well it's the 3rd of June 2009, and it's been 29 years as of tonight wene you were killed on duty. What a friend you were, and what you chould have been if this action had not taken place. As for myself I can say with all true, and honest feelings that my life whould have been diffrent if you were around today. You helped me obtain my frist job in law enforcement, and that I will always remember and be thankful for. John, there are many things and words of advice I have missed through the years, none of us are perfect I myself have made so many mistakes over these last 29 years that it's just hard to put it into words. In closeing my wife of 27 years is from Baldwin L.A., I never whould have meet her without working with you, and for you, so what elese can I say? "Rest in Peace Brother" wene the day comes we will have a lot to talk about. Till Then!

S.C.S.O. Juvenile Court Retired

June 3, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 5, 2007

John it has been over 25 years since that wednesday night wene you knocked on the door for the last time. I hope you are in a better place, as for myself my life and law enforcement career, they have taken both many good turns, as well as bad turns.Without a doubt I know if you were still around, many of us would still be there two. You were one great "Cop" and knowing you for just the short time I knew you, I think that is what you whould won't most of us to say about you.My life has moved on through the years now, I am 54 years of age and with God's help I am only 3 years, and a few months away from hanging up my badge for good. The St.Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, was never the same after you left, and in my book and many more, it will never be the same again. "Till Then" a brother in the badge sleep well, and "No Better Friend has a man than one who will lay down His life for his friend".

Lt Kenneth L.Ford
fellow friend and officer with AGENT kahl

May 15, 2007

John, it's been twenty-five years.
You are remembered.

June 4, 2005

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