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Deputy Sheriff Chad Steven Edwards

Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, May 18, 1995

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Chad Steven Edwards

Deputy Sheriff Edwards. So young and brave!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Chad Steven Edwards of the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 44 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 18, 2018

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

May 18, 2015

Deputy Sheriff Edwards,
On today, the 17th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fairfield County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

May 18, 2012


Dennis, Joey, David, Scott and I loved training you in the bureau. You made everyday fun and I will never forget your loving innocence. You were always adventurous and popping wheelies on your motorcycle :) I practically think of you and your family everyday. You will never be forgotten and you will always be missed. You touched so many hearts and lives on a daily basis and I'm sure that I will see you again my friend. I used to get so angry with myself because I helped get you in the bureau. I'll never forget your enthusiasm at the range. You were so adamant that you wanted in our extended family. You would not have had it any other way. I will always miss you Deputy Chad Edwards!

With Love,

Dennis Schrader
Friend/ Ex-Deputy

October 27, 2011

I drove past your sign yesterday and thought that I would let you know that you were thought of. I said a little prayer for your family. You are a hero and will always be remembered. Thank you for your service.

Ross County SO

November 9, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 18, 2009

Another year has passed-WOW. It has been 13yrs. I can't believe it. I think of you often. You are missed!



May 19, 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
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

January 3, 2008

On behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City lodge #9 in Columbus, Ohio we are very sorry for the loss of your life while serving your community and our country! God bless your family!

President Jim Gilbert
Fraternal Order of Police,Capital City Lodge #9, Columbus, Ohio

July 9, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Edwards on the anniversary of his passing. May God continue to give you comfort.
Deputy Edwards- thank you for your service and dedication.
Rest in peace.

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

911 Dispatcher

May 18, 2007

May you be ever blessed by Him.

May 18, 2007

Though I was there at the memorial this year for Ethan, Chad, you were not forgotten, we visited your site and left items for you also. You will not forgotten either brother.

Deputy Mark Hemsworth
Fairfield County Sheriff' office(Ohio)

May 16, 2007

My how time flies. Every May 18th I stop and take a few minutes to think about you and all the fun times we had in high school. When I still lived in Lancaster I would often visit you and talk to you. I haven't been out to see you for awhile, but I am going to make a point to stop out and visit with you this Spring or Summer. My family still lives in Lancaster, so when I am there to visit them, I will come to see you too. I found this site because my husband is in the Columbus Police Academy, and I was doing a search one day and this site came up. I think this is a wonderful way to let you know we have never forgotten you, and we never will. When another Fairfield County Deputy died last year it brought back all the memories of the day I heard the news about your accident. That was one of the hardest days of my life. I remember coming to the funeral home and seeing all our friends there to mourn. Most of us hadn't seen each other for several years since we graduated, but there we were to honor you-our friend. I miss you a lot and that wonderful smile. I often think of you and that car of yours. Man you loved that car. Those were the days..... I wish you were here to enjoy that car and all your friends and family. Please know we miss you and think of your often. Please watch over my husband as he begins his journey with the Police Dept.

long time friend

February 16, 2007

With our recent loss...your memory lives stronger than ever my brother.We are reminded of how much we loose when one of us is called home.Although I never had a chance to work with you, hearing from your family and others, I know your were a special gift to all.I make it a point when I work in the sector where you lay to stop and say hello before I go over to Ethan to see him.You were part of our family...and remember you and miss you U#197.

Deputy Frank "Farva" Diamond 321
Fairfield Co. Sheriffs Office

August 22, 2006

Deputy Edwards,
I never got the opportunity to meet you before God called you home. I have always made it a point to look at your picture when I walk by it in the lobby. It is a reminder of you and what you represented. Now with the loss of another member of our office I have a better understanding of how much hurt, pain and pride goes with that loss. Please know all of us at the office past,present and future employees know you and will remember you and what you did for us. Tell Ethan hello and someday know that we will all meet again. Thank you for all that you did for our office and Fairfield County. Rest in peace brother.

Fairfield County S.O.

August 17, 2006

i didn't know chad that well and didn't get to know him that well.i will alway's remember him on the day god took him from us,he will never be forgotten and will alway's be remembered in the law enforcement family.

a deputy
fairfield cty s-o lancaster,ohio

January 21, 2006

Being at Ethans funeral on Monday 1-09-06 reminded me so much of the day we laid you to rest. I still salute you everytime I drive by your grave, I still stop just to say hi. I miss you as much today as the last day I saw you. Going thru high school together and thru the academy together seemed fitting for us both, I just wish you were still here with us my friend and brother. I talk to your sister everyday and I know that everyday she and your folks miss you more than we do. Till I see you on the other side....

Det Shad Axe
Fairfield County Sheriff's Office

January 11, 2006

after all these years please know you have nor will ever be forgotten God bless you Deputy Edwards and your family

October 21, 2005

You are not forgotten. Not now nor ever. You live through me.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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