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Deputy Sheriff Douglas James Landry

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, May 31, 1972

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Douglas James Landry

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Landry.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 22, 2020

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

May 31, 2015

I also never met him but he was my paternal grandfather. It is very touching to read all of the comments left by others. Special thanks to Master Trooper Verdi for sharing his memory.

Lauren (Landry) Mocanu
Granddaughter

September 11, 2013

My previous post should have siad that today was your 40th eow anniversary. I am sure you have been missed each of those years.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 1, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 1, 2012

"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 11, 2008

Didn't get to have a reflection,never got to meet him,I was born 4 months after his death.

Jeni Landry
Daughter

August 29, 2006

Deputy Landry died a tragic needless death when an ice truck crossed the center lane on a then two lane highway, striking his unit head on. My father, another fallen PPSO officer, was one of the last to see him as he had just picked up the unit he was driving from my Dad. I remember, though I was young, how devastated my father was after returning from the accident scene. In a tragic twist of fate, my father, Domminic R. Verdi was killed in a similar type accident. Deputy Landry was known as a professional and dedicated law enforcement officer. He died a hero, in his community, and state. He is gone, but will never be forgotten.

Master Trooper M Verdi
LSP

May 18, 2005

I never knew Deputy Landry, but I will remember him.

His family can take comfort that he will be forever honored for his deeds.

Deputy Sheriff
IN

April 16, 2005

Deputy Landry

You are loved. I will never forget you.

Officer
Metro Nashville PD

December 18, 2004

I never met him, but he is my grandfather. It just strikes me as exceedingly sad there are no reflections for him.

Blake Robinson

November 26, 2004

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