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Correctional Officer Louis Steven Perrine

Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon

End of Watch Thursday, November 17, 1994

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Louis Steven Perrine

Officer Perrine,
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 the state of Oregon. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

November 17, 2019

Rest in peace Correctional Officer Perrine.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2019

Louis, we have not seen each other for many years. Our families were friends long ago and then went separate ways as life often dictates. I am proud of you and your family. The legacy you have left will not be forgotten. Your son has carried on in your footsteps and made you proud. He even gave me a helping hand as I entered the profession many years ago. Although I have not spoken to Susie or Terry in many years I often think of all of you. God bless.

Bill Miller
November 17th, 2015

Detective Sergeant William Miller
Union County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

November 17, 2015

RIP my Brother

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

July 26, 2010

Loui was not only my friend, he was a friend of entire family. I helped him get the job with the department, and I was the last staff to talk to him as I checked out his crew the day of the accident. He is greatly missed by his friends and co-workers.

Sgt. Kevin Houtz
Oregon Department of Corrections

August 18, 2009

I miss and love you. I have grown to know what a honorable man you were and are. People always ask, "why did you choose this profession that has taken so much from you and your family?" I say because of my dad. Again father I love, miss, and honor you.

Officer Steven Perrine

September 12, 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
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

January 14, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 29, 2007

You have not been forgotten as you area true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon

November 17, 2006

To Correctional Officer Louis Steven Perrine, his family and friends, and fellow officers:

On this the eleventh anniversary of your tragic death, please know that you are remembered. Your valor and dedication are not forgotten. Rest in Peace, Correctional Officer Perrine.

May your family continue to be supported by their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Officer Perrine gave to his community and the citizens of Oregon, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 17, 1994.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 17, 2005

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

Rest in peace.

November 17, 2004

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