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Sergeant Terry Glen Lawson

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, April 21, 1977

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Reflections for Sergeant Terry Glen Lawson

Dad you are greatly missed daily, even though it’s been awhile. It seems like yesterday that you were taken from this earth. My heart aches so much.
Love you ALWAYS
Cindy Girl

Cindy (Lawson) Read

March 20, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 21, 2018

While researching my genealogy, I found your death notice, photo, and comments left by your friends. You were a profound branch of my family tree. RIP, Terry.

Barb MacNeil

May 27, 2013

You were one of my Dad's best friends and closest partners when he was with OCPD. I was barely old enough to remeber your frequent visits to the house between calls, but I know it made an impact on me. Neither you or my Dad made it long enough on this watch to see me serve as an officer and deputy, but I know you both had a great impact on my path. Thank you for your service and example.

Reserve Deputy Huffman
Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office

May 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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 that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 23, 2012

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13, NIV

We remember you today, 35 years after your loss. The officers of the OCPD continue your legacy of service in your honor.

Thank you for your service with prayers for his family, friends, and co-workers.

Chaplain Jeff Billingsley
Badges that Care United, Oklahoma City OK

April 21, 2012

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 on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

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

April 21, 2010

Sgt. Lawson
As the 33rd Anniversary of your death approaches I want to take time to thank you for your service. Thank you for training so many officers. A bust of you still stands in the academy building. Know that you are not forgotton by your brothers and sisters.


April 14, 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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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 9, 2008

Our children were just entering kindergarten when you were ending your watch. At that time I never thought about the brave men and women who, without taking life for granted, put on their protective gear and went to work every day to keep the streets safe for all the little children of the world. Both our children are in law enforcement. Thanks to all the wonderful law enforcement family worldwide, they can now set the good example that you set for your loved ones. We know that you are still very much around us and we can't thank you enough for your sacrifice. Please continue protecting all who have not yet reached heaven and pray for us daily so that we may be led on the right path to God. We will meet someday. We love you.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

October 25, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Terry, you are not forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

September 22, 2003

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