Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David Michael Healy

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, November 12, 1994

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Reflections for Police Officer David Michael Healy

He was a great guy, always in a good mood and fun to work or hang out with. Always as busy as any two average officers. We were only in our first year after probation, Class 153. At least I was able to talk to his family at the viewing; I hope some of the stories about your Academy days and time on patrol helped them.

Officer Eric Donaldson
Houston Police, Patrol, Retired

June 5, 2021

I think about you often my friend. You were a man of integrity and all of our class and officers you worked with thought highly of you.

Judge Cliff Coleman
Former Houston Police Officer class 153

May 4, 2020

Officer Healy,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 12, 2019

Never a moment I do not think of you I had so many great memories I just smile when I think of them. You are and will always be in my heart forever and I'm greatful to god that he allowed me to be in your life I love you always.


Alma Mata

April 21, 2015

hey buddy,21 yrs,long time....hope you are somewhere where its warm and beer is cold. im playing thunder struck for you right now.still have ur tools from lincoln tech and use them til this day.had to get rid of the 69 chrysler imperial it was a pig on gas.remember that party we had at wilson beach.....well four years ago i found lisa again and we've been going together since then.just want to let u know that i still think about you all the time.u where and still are somewhere a great person and the greatest of freind....miss you bro.... peace

tom stavropoulos

April 1, 2015

Never forgotten.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

November 12, 2014

Heroes live forever, Officer Healy, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

November 12, 2013

Rest in peace, Officer Healy. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

November 12, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Healy. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

November 12, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 12, 2009

Gone but never forgotten.


January 16, 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

February 13, 2008



November 26, 2007

I thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcment and also to your country. You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin BLue Line.

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

September 17, 2007

I can't believe it will be 12 yrs since that terrible night when I got the call. You died doing what you loved to do, you loved being a police officer. I remember when you came back from Saudi Arabia ( Desert Storm) and you said to me " I know what I want to do with my life, I want to be a cop!" You must have called about a dozen agencies from Chicago to Florida. Houston was the one hiring at the time and you met all the criteria. You flew down from Chicago to start the process and in your phone call you said to me, "Lissy you are going to love Houston, everything is so green and it's warm like you like it". I'm glad you were able to fulfill your dreams and were so happy going to work each day. God had other plans for you though, and after a short 2 yrs on the department, he had another assignment for you. May you rest in peace David, you are gone, but never forgotten.


September 25, 2006

Officer Healy, on behalf of the men and women of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office we would like to thank you for your service and dedication you out forth in you job. You will never be forgotten for the sacrifice you made. Rest in Peace Sir.

Deputy Joey Schouest
Terrebonne Parish S.O. Houma, La

July 20, 2006

Officer David Healy loved being a police officer more than anything. Everynight at the begining of the shift he would get with his friends(i was lucky enough to be included in this group) to devise a plan to catch drug dealers in 10h40's beat or even in his adjoing 10h50's beat. I had more time on then him but I would follow him around and listen to his planned police tactics. His excitement for his job was contagious and he made it fun to come to work. We were all young and reveled in our inmortality. What a shock it was to loose such a close and valued friend so abruptly. I will never forgot him.

Sergeant Stephen Sorge
Houston Police Department

September 27, 2003

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