Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Ray Edward Kovar

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 20, 1982

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ray Edward Kovar

Remembering you today Ray.

Timothy P. Parker, Sr. Sergeant (Retired
Dallas County Sheriff

June 20, 2018

RIP Brother

Captain P. M. Larkin
Galveston County Pct. 1

April 11, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Ray Edward Kovar. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Dallas County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell will forever gnaw on the carcass of your murderer. May his screams of anguish rise up from the lake of fire for all evil doers to hear.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 18, 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
Texas

June 21, 2015

Deputy Kovar, You don't know me, but you will know my last name. I am Dwaine Crain, I am the son of your Partner that was there with you on Fathers Day of 1982. Dad tells me a lot about you, and what kind of man you were. I still look up to you this day. Kerney's store is still there in Mesquite, and when I am in that area of town, I hear dad telling me the story all over again. I tip my hat to you sir, and thank you for your service. Dad and I talk about you all of the time, and your passing still gets to him. You need to know that Dad was there the day your Perp got executed, and that still has not brought him or you any justice. God speed my friend !

Investigator Crain
Terrell Police Dept

February 5, 2014

Ray, it is so hard to believe that 29 years has past since that night that you were taken from us. I will always remember you and the sacrifice that you laid upon the altar of freedom for us that night. Thank you.

Tim Parker, Sr. Sergeant (Retired)
Dallas Sheriff

June 21, 2011

"No greater love hath any man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13. Ray, there are only a few of us still working that wre there when you where. We remember and we thank you for you valor. We shall never forget, you were our friend.

Sr. Sergeant Tim Parker
Dallas County Sheriff

June 20, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

June 20, 2009

Ray,

I thought of you today and said a prayer. It has been 26 years and most of us that were there with you that night have retired or passed on. I am still on late nights and think of you often.

Sr. Sgt. Tim Parker
Dallas Sheriff

June 21, 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
Sergeant
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 5, 2008

Deputy Kovar,


On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

June 20, 2007

G-d bless.

June 20, 2007

Honoring you with a reflection on the 25th anniversary of your passing. Thank you for your service.

June 20, 2007

I MET RAY IN MAY 1976 WHEN I STARTED WORK WITH DSO IN THE OLD JAIL. I SERVED WITH HIM UP UNTIL HE WENT TO PATROL AND I WENT TO WARRANTS. RAY WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN YOU NEEDED HIM AND COULD BE COUNTED ON IN TIME OF NEED. I HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR RAY AND IT WAS LIKE LOSING A BROTHER. IT WAS A GREAT HONOR KNOWING AND WORKING WITH HIM. I STILL THINK OF HIM AT EVERY OTHER OFFICER'S FUNERALS I'VE ATTENDED DURING MY 30 YEAR CAREER.

MARSHALL R. DEAX
GRAND PRAIRIE MARSHAL'S DIVISION

February 15, 2007

Thank you for years of service and dedication. May you rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 13, 2007

Ray (AKA Teddy Bear) already had 5 years with the Department when I came along in '80. He had the reputation of being the gentle giant. He proved his courage without any display of ego and was a friend. We need more just like him. Ray, your spirit lives with all of us who knew you.

Sr Sgt Darrell E. Watson #241
Dallas SO

July 16, 2006

Thinking of you Ray and your sweet wife Kay today. Your are in our hearts!

Sr. Sgt. S. W. Jones
Dallas SO

June 20, 2006

May you Rest in Peace.

June 20, 2006

I worked with Ray at DSO as a jailer back in 1974-75. There was a riot in the old jail one day, a group of us were instructed to enter a cell, Ray pushed me behind him and told me to stay there as we tried to enter. That was the kind of a guy he was, always looking out for his friends. We remained friends after I left and went to Duncanville PD. I will never forget him.

Harry Stillings
Duncanville PD. Retired Sergeant

March 28, 2005

I was on Ray Kovar's shift, but was off duty the night he was killed. Ray was a hard worker, a great deputy and will be sorely missed.

Jim Howell - Lieutenant
Dallas County Sheriff's Dept

February 17, 2005

i worked with ray for his entire career.he was one of the kindest and most soft hearted people i ever met.at the time we had been begging for vests but were turned down.we could all learn a great deal from ray

Deputy R. Holley
Dallas County Sheriff Dept.

October 7, 2004

I was one of the lucky ones. I had the honor of knowing & working with Ray. He was one of the most caring wonderful persons I have ever known. He truly was a Gentle giant! May he rest in peace.

Reserve Deputy
Dallas SO

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