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Rural Police Officer Edward Frazier Langford

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, June 6, 1927

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Reflections for Rural Police Officer Edward Frazier Langford

You have never been forgotten. You are my Grandmothers Daddy. We love you and miss you.
Thank you

Shannon Wellman
Great Great grand daughter

August 14, 2019

Rest in peace Rural Officer Langford. What a Hero!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 1, 2019

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

June 6, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th 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.

You look so very young in your picture, I am so sorry that you were robbed of your life, I am glad that your family has found this site so that they will know that you and your supreme sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

June 6, 2012

Officer Langford,
On todady, the 85th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Beaufort County.


U.S. Border Patrol

June 6, 2012

My mother, Betty is Frazier's youngest child. She was just 5 months old when he was murdered in the line of duty. Due to the circumstances of his death, my Grandmother never talked about him much. We have seen the newspaper clippings from that time but very little else. From a granddaughter who never got to know him, it's very heartwarming to know about this memorial page and the memorials in Washington, DC and Columbia, SC and that he will never be forgotten by those who knew him or the young officers following in his footsteps. I think it's great that his grandchildren, great grands and those who come after can come to know a little bit about him. Thanks. Beth, (Granddaughter)


February 17, 2010

"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
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.

July 9, 2007

Officer Langford even though it has been seventy-nine years since the end of your watch you are not forgotten. You are a hero. Rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

June 6, 2006

Rest in Peace Sir.

June 6, 2006



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