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Sergeant Arthur Carroll Lane

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, March 30, 1981

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Reflections for Sergeant Arthur Carroll Lane

Even after 40 years, your service and sacrifice are not forgotten. Nor will they any time soon! You served your S.O., your county, your state, and your country with great honor and love. We will never forget that. Rest in peace, Brother.

Wyatt Peters

April 30, 2021

Both of these Hero's I new well. I worked at the Waffle House. They are truly hero's and I will never forget them.

Karon Cole
My Heros

November 10, 2020

Rest in eternal peace

Mark Mottola

March 30, 2020

My dear Step Brother, how do I remember thee. I remember the times when we were teens, how at that time your love and affection you showed to everyone was awesome. As we grew out of our teens into the young adults that our parents were proud of, we had respect for all around us. We became separated by miles however I never forgot the good times we had and my heart was broke when I was called with the sad news of your passing. I will always love you and think of you as each day goes by. You are my brother and will always be that in my heart. Mom loved you so much and would have been so proud of your you. You are forever a part of my mind and family . Love you dear brother.

Naomi Altizer Crawford
Step Sister

March 31, 2014

I lived next door to one of Sgt Lanes relatives in Kingsport when this happened. He often stopped by to chat. He also attended church with us. I recall how angry I was when I heard the report. He was one of those people you hope will always be there. The kind you think will never go away. But he did and he is still missed by many who were not working with him and only knew him as a friendly face.

Just a Friend

August 22, 2013

Arthur Lane was the first Sergeant I worked for as a young deputy sheriff. That was in 1977-1978. He was always a fair man, had an uplifting personality, and lived his life with honor. I will always remember his faith, commitment to his family, to those he worked with, and community he served.

Philip R Michael, Instructor TLETA
Former Sullivan County Deputy

November 2, 2012

I think all of the time on how I was never blessed enough to be able to meet you, but hearing all of the stories about you I honestly feel like I knew you my whole life. I know dad misses you very much and thinks about you a lot. Mom tells me all the time that dad is so much like you. He even followed in your footsteps and went into law enforcement. My dad has, and always will be, my hero. It breaks my heart to think you were taken away from everyone who loved you so dearly. I am getting married this next June and wish you could be there to share in the happiness. Then I stop and think about it, and I know you will be there. Just like you've been there for everything else. In spirit, looking over all of us in heaven. I love you, Papaw!

Whitney Lane

December 4, 2010

I love you Dad. I wish you were here with us for this Thanksgiving.

Detective Greg Lane
Kingsport Police Dept.

November 24, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 30, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 30, 2010



February 29, 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 30, 2008

Over 26 years have passed since your tragic death. Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your family take comfort in knowing you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN and will FOREVER be a hero! What a legacy you leave: A son who has followed in your honorable footsteps. May God Bless your family.

DET SGT, Retired

July 26, 2007

It seems like I lost you yesterday instead of 25 yeats ago. I constantly think of you and wish that you could have met your grandaughters and new great grandaughter. I have followed in your footsteps and have been in law enforcement for 16 years now. I see some of the people that worked with you and they all still have alot of fond memories of you. I love you and miss you very much.

Detective Greg Lane
Kingsport Police Dept.

September 27, 2006

Gosh Arthur, I think of you often and our talks together and your smile. You were a great Sergeant and I will always respect you and miss you.

I cannot believe you were taken from us almost 25 years ago. Where did the time go? I was just a young Patrolman when you were taken from us and now I'm just an old job related disabled retired cop that misses our days together with the Department.

We have formed a Sullivan County Sheriff's Dept. Retired Officer's group and meet for breakfast and you are remembered and missed by your ole friends. And ofcourse many of our fellow officer's are now up there with you and your all in a much better place.

You are missed Arthur,

Capt. Lynn R. McR. Hawkins, (Ret.)

Capt. Lynn R. McR. Hawkins, (Ret.)
Sullivan County, TN Sheriff's Dept.

December 29, 2005

To the family of Arthur Lane,
Two lives were taken from us as a result of someone's stupidity and lack of caring and conscious! Little did they know just how many lives they would effect that horrible night! I was 15 yrs. old when I watched my father die! That, as well as the account he gave of Arthur Lane, will forever be burned in my memory! The past twenty years have NOT lessend the PAIN! Our lives will forever be entwined by these two great men! God Bless!!!!!!!
From the daughter of Sgt. Paul Mooneyham

teresa mooneyham

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