Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal David Wayne Lupton, Sr.

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 6, 1989

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Reflections for Corporal David Wayne Lupton, Sr.

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 6, 2020

We had such good times in school, as well as he was the driving force for me to continue a career in Law Enforcement. I have survived 33 years in my career and have 2 left till retirement. I miss his talks,jokes and love for job and family..

Deputy Jeffrey A. Jones
Bossier Parish Sheriff Department / High School friend

October 6, 2019

Cpl. Lupton,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shreveport. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 6, 2019

Hi Dad,

I gave birth to your youngest grandson on New Years Eve. He has your eyes and dark brown hair. He is the sweetest little baby. I sure wish you were here to hold him. It is hard to explain to people the pain that I feel knowing that my son is coming up the to same age I was when you were killed. Most people think that I shouldn't hurt because I never really knew you. However, It hurts so much because I was never given the opportunity. I feel your presence around me all the time and think about you every day. How could I not looking at this precious little boy? Though I have no memories of you, I have your pictures and the stories from others. I am told by many that I am very much like you and that makes me unbelievably proud. I wish I could say that I miss you but I was never even given the opportunity and being robbed of that makes me more angry than you can possibly imagine. I am 30 years old so that means it's been 30 years since we lost you. What a shame that you will never know your 15 grandchildren and were robbed of being able to see your amazing 4 children grow up to be the wonderful adults each of them have turned out to be. Feeling a bit heartbroken today thinking about it.

Jennifer Lupton Jones
Daughter

May 16, 2019

Tuff year this year. Miss you so much.

Mrs David W Lupton
Widow

May 15, 2019

Thought of you my friend

M.J. Tracy 4th
Supporter of the blue line

February 5, 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
Texas

July 15, 2015

David, I thought about you today and the many times we worked the streets of Shreveport together. I remember the day you left the department to move out west. I was sad to see you move. I was glad to see you when you move back. My heart was broken the night you were left for good. I left the department soon after that. I am proud to say that I have two sons on the streets today who love the job. My thoughts and prays are still with you and your family

Patrol Officer Dan Wells
SPD

May 19, 2013

David, You were one of the nicest guys I ever knew. Seems like yesterday we were in 5th grade together. You grew to be one heck of a man, but most importantly, one heck of a husband and father. You were a good friend growing up and I hope to see you again someday.

Mickey
Childhood friend

May 5, 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 23rd 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 the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2012

Miss you: Some of us old timers were talking and you came up. Miss you, you were a good cop and partner
Tad

Capt. Tad Appleby
Bullhead City PD, former partner

November 4, 2011

Hi David, don't know why I thought of you today, but I saw your picture and remembered the fun times we had in high school. I miss you. Sorry I didn't wait when you went away...foolish girl I was! But glad to have loved you the time I had.

Ruth
Friend

August 31, 2011

hello my friend i just wanted to say you are remembered and missed

mike
friend

July 7, 2011

Officer Lupton, I did not know you but I know your son David Jr. He is a good man and wanted to post this here. I can't imagine meeting you and I hope to someday. RIP

A friend of David Jr.

Anonymous

October 28, 2010

hey dave I posted to you on the 20 year of your death and put 10 I guess I was trying to make it seem less time then it was I just wanted to say hi and let you know I think of you often.

mike
cpo friend

July 18, 2010

remembering you on the 10 year annivesary of your death you are remembered my friend i have thought of u often and remember you with happy thoughts of the short time we were in contact i hope god is still holding your family in his hands and know they are loved

mike
CPO (friend)

July 7, 2009

HAPPY FATHERS DAY MY FRIEND MAY GOD BLESS AND HOLD YOUR FAMILY THIS DAY

MIKE
FRIEND

June 21, 2009

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

June 3, 2009

hello my friend couple of days late getting on to leave this on the annivesary of your death i have thought of u many times i pray for your family i know you are watching over them i hope they are well

mike
friend

July 8, 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
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

February 11, 2008

Thank you for protecting us all...Peace...

Steve Coleman
SFPD

February 10, 2008

dave i remember you well as when i met i was 16 and a police explorer for bullhead city pd and i remember how you would talk to me never talk down to me i have thought of u often in the last years i have wondered how your family was i know they probaly miss u alot but i know you are with god and the two take care of them rest in peace my friend

mike (Courtesy Patrol)
friend

February 2, 2008

To my father;

Daddy we miss so much, it kills me inside knowing that i have memories of you. i hope you are proud of me of all the things that i have accomplished. i'm joining the Navy soon and i never if i'd have another chance to be avle to get on here and leave this. Daddy i love you and i always pray for and have you in my thoughts.

james lupton
son

December 17, 2006

For some reason you crossed my mind today. Just wanted to stop by for a moment.

Dennis Potts

September 26, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Shreveport Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Corporal Lupton deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Corporal Lupton is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

May 27, 2006

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