Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Todd Stanton Meriwether

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, September 11, 1994

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Reflections for Police Officer Todd Stanton Meriwether

My mother Kathy Braxton Thomas babysat you when she was a teen and in reflecting on your passing she always says how you became a great young man and how you had the nicest parents. I never met you but in your short life I can tell you had a powerful impact on many people. Rest in Heaven.

Kimberly Braxton, Civilian
Neighbor at 4418 Dryden Ave

October 7, 2020

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 11, 2020

This officer was the reason I became a police officer. I worked with him at 10th and Cass Nationals. I was an undercover store detective. He really helped me and provided a lot of knowledge to me. I had the utmost love and respect for this man. God bless his soul and god bless his family. Much Respect

Carlos R Jones Sr

June 5, 2020

Officer Meriwether,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2019

Something made me think of you today. I always knew you would grow up to be special. I remember the day my dad called to give me the news of your bravery and sacrifice for our neighborhood. RIP little brother.

Ronald Merritt
Friend on Korte, 3 houses down

June 7, 2018

My heart is heavy. I've been looking for Todd for over 20 years and never imagined my search would end here. So many fond memories of serving with him in the Navy circa 1987-1989. Fair winds and following seas my friend....

Constance Stephan
U.S. Navy (ret)

February 1, 2018

Strange how the time passes, each year I look at your face, unaffected by the years and remember.

Academy Classmate


September 15, 2016

Todd and I attended the same high school. I just want to keep his memory alive.

Fire Investigator
St. Louis Fire Department

June 23, 2014

Todd was my classmate in the st louis police academy he was like my brother we were really good friends I took his death hard. Todd told me he never would go no place without his weapon. When I reported to duty at north patrol I collapse when I found out what happened I new he had his weapon with him when he was able to kill a suspect. I still believe today it was more than one suspect(s). RIP love you my brother Class 89-3

Det. Marcus Fountain
Northwoods PD

March 27, 2013

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 14, 2009


From all your brothers and sisters with the MSHP who knew you, we still miss your easygoing attitude and your smile. You will always be missed.

MSHP Lieutenant
Missouri State Highway Patrol

March 11, 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

December 11, 2007

Good shot, Todd. You killed in self-defense. Wish
you were still here. You died too young.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

December 11, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

December 6, 2007


I remember when you were on duty and you would come and stand inside the amoco gas station on Union and MLK, when it was crowded or when it was late because I was the only female there. You were a wonderful person and a great loss to the community.

Amoco Employee 11/1994

August 17, 2007

Just remembering you today, and your sweet parents. You will never be forgotten.

March 26, 2007

Just remembering you today, and your sweet parents. You will never be forgotten.

March 26, 2007

An angel in heaven. You are not forgotten.

March 19, 2007


You are not forgotten by your brother and sister officer's in St. Louis. God bless you and keep you always.

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

December 11, 2005

My thoughts and [rayers are with your family. Thanks for doing your job by protecting our streets.

July 5, 2005

Peace, Officer!

May 30, 2005

Rest in Peace, brave and worthy brother. God holds a special place for those who give their lives in the service of others.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

May 3, 2005

You are in a safe place. Rest in peace!

January 10, 2005

Rest in peace, oh Brave Warrior.

Retired police officer

December 2, 2004

I met your parents a few years ago when our friend Bob Stanze was killed. They keep your memory alive. You have great parents who are so proud of you. Thank you for all you have done to protect this city.

September 6, 2004

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