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Sergeant Ronald L. Lampe

Henry County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, January 9, 1980

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Reflections for Sergeant Ronald L. Lampe

Sgt. Lampe,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henry County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 9, 2020

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Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

January 9, 2019

I wonder if you were related to Jacksonville Police Officer Fred Lampe who died on duty. Rest in peace Sergeant Lampe. Your bravery and dignity won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 19, 2017

Ron, I read these sentiments and I really don't know what to say, It's been 35 yrs since we kicked that door, I still smell the smoke and flesh burning when I think on it, and hear you screaming trying to get to me. It was tough,but I went on and just finished my 32nd year in Police Work. I believe I've done some good work and helped, so I hope you look down and feel your sacrifice was worth it.I keep in touch with your family and you would be so very proud your grandchildren are beautiful. I hope the Lord feels I've done a good enough job to see you again so I can thank you.

Sgt. Paul Richard Scott
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept.

October 21, 2015


Hardly a day goes by that I don't remember that terrible night when God took you. You are deeply missed and remembered. Hope to see you some day when we can laugh about the brotherhood we shared.

Retired Deputy Sheriff & Sheriff
Henry County Sheriff's Department

March 17, 2014

One of the honest ones. Too bad.

Donna Webb
Daughter N law

January 9, 2014

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Lampe. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

Rest in Peace Sgt and Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice to make this city and county a better place.

K-9 Deputy Jason Williams
Henry County Ind. Sheriff's Department

January 12, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 9, 2012

It still wrong when a person can shoot and kill a officer of the law and walk. He had a family at home and the knock at the door seems to still ring in my head. RIP and thanks for all you taught me..

Jay Webb
son of the fallen officer

December 15, 2011

It has been thirty years, but we remember your sacrifice. Rest in Peace.

Deputy Randy Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

January 9, 2010

Sgt. Lampe,
On today, the 28th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henry County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It sickens me that your murderer wasn't found guilty of your murder.



January 9, 2008


Wish you were still with us, rest in peace. Thinking of you on this historic day.

Deputy Andy Wilson
Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

January 9, 2008


Thinking of you this anniversary of your passing.

Dep. Randy Bennett
Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

January 9, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

January 2, 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

October 23, 2007


We are reminiscing about you on this anniversary date of your passing.

Emergency Services
Henry County (Indiana)

January 9, 2007

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called son's of god. Rest in peace Sgt Lampe

K-9 Deputy Kevin D. Lampe #27
Finney County Sheriff's Office (Ks)

June 1, 2006

Ron I still remember the good times and all the laughs we had. It seems so long ago and in some ways it seems like only yesterday. You will never be forgotten.

Terry Clark Retired
Knightstown Police Department

January 18, 2006


I know that you are Signal 14 among us and are keeping an eye out for our safety. Thanks!

Randy Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Department

October 17, 2005

After these many years, still sorely missed. Always in alive in my memories. Rest easy friend, one day we will meet again.

Communications Officer Jack D. Ward
Shelby County Indiana Sheriff Department

October 27, 2004

Rest easy, Brother, you are not forgotten.

Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, In.l

January 9, 2004

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