Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Dennis F. Lipari

Douglas County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Saturday, November 26, 1977

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Reflections for Captain Dennis F. Lipari

Forty years ago, I was good friends with Captain Lipari's daughter Denise, and when he were taken from them so unexpectedly and cruelly, it was a devastating loss to his family. I hope you rest in peace, sir.

Patti Boyd

September 12, 2017

What a tragedy...so senseless...so sad.

I didn't know Captain Lipari, but know Brenda, one of his daughters very well and she is a lovely woman. So blessed to have her as my friend.

Marie
Friend

December 2, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

November 26, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 18, 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 Laslater was a fellow police officer 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

I pray for solace for all those that love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever To his daughters, thank you for sharing a daughter's devotion to her beloved father with us.

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

January 13, 2012

Dad, 34 years ago at this exact moment, you were taken from us. Our loss and pain is just as great today as it was 34 years ago. We have had many losses since that night, but none tore at the very core of our family more than yours.

R.I.P.

Always in my heart
Love Toni (Lipari) Jones

Daughter, Toni Jones
oldest daughter

November 26, 2011

"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 11, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDenBerghe
Manchester, Nh

November 26, 2007

To My Best Friend and the Most Wonderful Father Ever !!
Not a day passes that I don't think about you. I miss you as much today as I did the day you were so unexpectedly taken from us. They say time heals all wounds but I don't really believe that. I think we learn how to handle the hurt better as we get older and mature. Some day we will be together again. In the meantime, I try to make you proud in every thing I do. I love you with all my heart. Carolyn Sue

Carolyn S Lipari Clemens
Daughter

August 18, 2006

June 10, 2006 Dad, it has been 28 years since you were suddenly taken from us, not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you with all my heart. You may be gone but you are NEVER FORGOTTEN. Rest in Peace. I Love You

Toni Lipari Jones
daughter

June 10, 2006

11-08-03, MAY GOD BLESS THIS GREAT HERO. MAY HE NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. MY BROTHER, REST IN PEACE. NO GREATER IS HE, WHO LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE FOR ANOTHER. GOD BLESS.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

November 8, 2003

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