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Investigator Steven Paul Bolyard

Florida State Attorney's Office - 1st Judicial Circuit, Florida

End of Watch Monday, June 18, 1990

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Reflections for Investigator Steven Paul Bolyard

Rest in peace Investigator Bolyard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 18, 2019

It's a hard thing for a daughter to see when her husband steps into the same shoes as her father who got killed in the line of duty. However that being said, I hope that maybe one day I can come close to filling even half of those tremendously big shoes. Thank you for having such a wonderful daughter. She's an even better wife and mother. I'm sorry I never got the chance to meet you. Maybe one day I can shake your hand and say thank you in person.

Michael Hual
Pensacola Police Department

January 17, 2018


Not a day goes by that you are not missed. I see so many things that you would have loved to be a part of. You would have a blast with your grandbabies. I'm sure they'd love "THE CLAW" as much as your neice and nephew did. I hope your proud of me and I'd give anything for a bit bear hug from you. Love you, and thank you for your sacrifice. You may be gone but I will never forget ❤️

Ellen Bolyard

January 17, 2018

Steve, I remember working with you many years ago when you were with the PPD. I was working in CSI one night when you said you were going to get something to eat from Jerry's at Perry Ave. and Cervantes. You asked if there was anything I wanted and I just asked you to get me what you were getting.

I was busy doing something that had my attention when you returned. You handed me my "to-go" order and I started munching down not knowing what I was eating. I admitted that what I was eating was good. Asking what I was eating, you told me I was eating fried chicken gizzards. You rat! :--) I miss you, respect you and have never eaten another fried chicken gizzard in my life.

It's hard to believe so many years have passed, 27 at the time I type this. I guess you can never forget one of the good guys.

Steve Flanigan
Ex Federal BOP LEO

June 12, 2017

Hey, Steve!
You are eating Aunt Vi's sheet cake, your mom's catfish, and Uncle Bob's peanut brittle. Don't eat anything your Auntie Ruth bakes. Or cooks. Or reheats. Just saying.
I got a message from your mom several years ago. Please thank her for me. It did turn out just fine.

When I think about family times - the good ones - you are so often in the picture.

Second Cousin Showey (Sootie)
family member

February 9, 2016

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 18, 2015

My racquetball partner, man - I miss you. Truly a very fine man.

Sam Patterson

August 20, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. May you continue to rest in peace Investigator Bolyard.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

June 18, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary year 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both their pain and pride are forever.

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

November 26, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP Hero

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

June 18, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Investigator Bolyard...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

June 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Investigator Bolyard. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Love you Daddy! You are truly missed! You would be so proud to see your two beautiful Grandbabies! I love you and hope to see you one day!


June 4, 2010

Rest easy Hero, You havent been forgotten


September 17, 2009

Investigator Steve Bolyard,
God bless you and your family.


November 25, 2007

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., Columbia, SC

October 2, 2007

You are not forgotten Brother.

Former Police Officer
Warrenton, Virginia

June 18, 2007

I knew Steve, and he was a good man. He is missed. I served honor guard at his funeral. Thank you Steve.

Dawn Burke

November 7, 2005

We thank you for your bravery and sacrifice.

5th Circuit of Fl. State Attorney Invest
State Attorneys Office, 5th Circuit

August 27, 2004

Rest in peace, not forgotten.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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