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Sheriff Charles Albert LaRew

Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, July 26, 1987

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Reflections for Sheriff Charles Albert LaRew

Rest in peace Sheriff LaRew.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 2, 2021

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 2, 2014

Mr.C that want i have alway called you seen the frist time i meet you .my father hired you as a dispatch. we use to play in the living area in the county house you was a dear friend to me and alway will be my friend .I often think of you as you are alive in my dear friend rest until we meet again.God bless you Mr.C and we miss you .

Don martin jr

August 15, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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

"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

December 6, 2007

My family moved to cedar county in 1974 during the summer preceding my sophmore year in high school.This was when C.A. was just beginning as a county dispatcher. His first night on duty was the first night that he had ever spent away from home. Yet from this humble beginning he continued to persevere in his responsibility and commitment to public service. During my high school years he advanced and soon became a patrolman and so on until he had earned the trust and respect of the community being elected to the office of sheriff. From this point until his death he served the people of cedar county aptly and ably until his untimely death in July of 1987.

In my mind-that singular event marked the end of an era in our county. C.A. (the name he actually was known by) continues to be missed and our community is sadly diminished by his passing.

cedar county resident

March 26, 2007

I grew up in Cedar County and when I was a little girl my daddy would speak highly of you, Sheriff LaRew. I remember the day you died, my family was saddened with the news. Now my baby brother is a police officer and I work EMS in the area and I think of you often, esp. when there is news of a fallen Brother. I only hope that somewhere out there is child that looks up to my baby brother the way we looked up to you. May you rest in peace, and always know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayer.

A Cedar County Resident

June 5, 2006

This is the first time I have visited this site. I worked with C.A. for several years and considered him a friend, I think of him often and miss his special sense of humor and the good times we had while on and off duty.

Chief Leland McMasters
Rogersville Police Dept.

November 17, 2005

Sheriff LaRew,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cedar County.


July 26, 2005

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