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Trooper Donward Francis Langston

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 26, 1983

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Reflections for Trooper Donward Francis Langston

Rest in peace Trooper Langston.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 2, 2020

Tfc. Langston.. Thank you always for your service to the citizens of Polk, and Haralson county. you made a huge difference in peoples lives by instruction , and education, when you came in contact with everyone. I know your spirit lives on at post 29, in many of the older ones who still patrol, and the new troopers who are there. you are never forgotten, and each year it is revisited... you are missed. God Bless your family...rest in peace....

Brian P. Furlong, of Rome Georgia.

July 23, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Langston. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

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. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 26, 2010

RIP,Your memory lives on and you are not forgotten.

Anonymous

November 28, 2008

Trooper Langston your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 17, 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

December 26, 2007

I AM PROUD TO SAY YOU WERE MY FATHER. YOU TAUGHT ME SO MUCH IN THE SMALL AMOUNT OF TIME YOU HAD ON EARTH. NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT YOU ARE NOT REMEMBERED. TILL WE MEET AGAIN
ALWAYS IN MY HEART.

LOVE LIL COCONUT

September 21, 2007

Thank you for watching over polk county during your tenure as a post 29 trooper. you did your best and made a difference in the many lives you saved. As each new trooper begins their tour,, may the LORD instill upon them some of Your Wisdom,Strength,and Moderation...to carry with them each and every day!. Godspeed to you Trooper Langston, of Post 29 Cedartown,Georgia.

brian furlong
citizen

February 17, 2006

Trooper Langston,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Georgia.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

July 26, 2005

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