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Special Agent Sharon Lavonne Alston

North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, June 14, 1995

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Reflections for Special Agent Sharon Lavonne Alston

On this 25th “anniversary” of your untimely departure from us please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace ma’am.

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

June 14, 2020

Agent Alston,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Marine!
A fellow LEO/former Marine

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 14, 2020

Rest in peace Special Agent Alston.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 23, 2020

Never to be forgotten. Sharon, I am so thankful for your presence in my life. The lessons, the laughter and the moments of reflection were all of great importance, Twenty-five years later and I still intentionally recall on the memory of your calm and distressing demeanor. I have reached the end of my tour in law enforcement and I have kept you with me for the past 25 years. Thank you for keeping me safe. I am forever in your debt,. My dear sister, continue to bless those who are in need of help and protection. God bless you my sister..

ATF Special Agent Rodney Blacknall
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

January 26, 2020

As an academy-mate of yours, I often reflect on you and the times were shared in Salemburg, NC while in the SBI academy. You have served as a source of inspiration for me throughout my career. You were a great friend and, "big sister" and are sorely missed.

Kevin Canty
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI)

June 18, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country. Never Forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 14, 2019

Sharon those of us who were in the SBI Academy with you have not forgotten you. RIP.

Special Agent Paul Munson
NC State Bureau of Investigation

May 6, 2018

Met Sharon Alston in Marines - North Carolina. A wonderful person - you will be missed - rest in peace - heaven has definitely gained another angel.

Sgt Shasta Bell
USMC

December 24, 2017

RIP Sister and thank for your service. Semper Fi from a brother former USMC Devil Dog.

Chief (RET) JA Millan
NC Public Schools LE-Avery Dist

August 7, 2017

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

June 15, 2015

I am not sure if this is the same Sharon Alston that I was stationed with at Fort McPherson, Ga., I pray not, but if someone could let me know. We were in the Marine Corps together, stationed at Fort McPherson in the late 80's, as part of the Marine Corps Absentee Collection Unit (Marine Corps Military Police). I remember Sharon as a very professional and courteous fellow Marine, in church every Sunday and a lover of jazz. Unfortunately, we lost another of our follow Marines that went on to be a detective in a civilian LE agency in the early 90's. I lost contact with Sharon after I left the Marine Corps and married, she was at my wedding. I then entered the Army, where my wife was already a member. Tried to reconnect with Sharon in '91 after returning from Korea, but she had already left the area. If anyone could confirm if this is my Fellow Marine, please email me at [email protected] Thanks and to the family and friends, I am greatly sorry for your lose.

Lt. Norman C. Reeves
Dept. of the Army Civilian Police, Fort Benning, Ga.

January 7, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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. He was also your brother in green so I bid you semper fi and thank you for your service in the Corps/

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Pe

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

November 20, 2012

The funeral line was long, There's an awful lot of cars, Folks came out of the restaurants, They came out of the bars.
The workers at the construction sites All let their hammers drop. Someone asked. "What is this all for?" And they said, "Aw, just a cop."
Some chuckled at the passing cars. Some shed a silent tear Some people said, "It's stupid," "all these dumb policemen here."
"How come they are not out fighting crime?" "Or in a doughnut shop?" Sure is a lot of trouble, For someone who's just a cop."
They blocked the intersections, They blocked the interstate. People yelled and cursed, "Damn, it's gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!" "They're makin' us all stop!" "It seems they are sure wastin' time, On someone who's just a cop."
Into the cemetery now, The slow procession comes, The woeful Taps are slowly played. There's loud salutes from guns.
The graveyard workers shake their heads "This service is a flop." "There's lots of good words wasted, On someone who's just a cop"
Yeah, just a cop to most folks. Did his duty every day. Trying to protect us, Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven, St. Peter put him at the top. An angel asked him, "Who was that?" And he said, "Aw, just a cop."
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

May God be with everyone!!!!!!!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

April 8, 2009

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
YOU ARE A TRUE HERO. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.

CPL. JW LOWDER
UNION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

January 12, 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

December 27, 2007

Devil Dawg:

May You Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

June 14, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Special Agent Alston on the anniversary of her passing. Rest in peace and thank you for your service.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

June 14, 2007

May your sleep be sweet.

June 14, 2007

and Agent Alson said,

This is my shield, I bear it before me into battle, but it is not mine alone. It protects my brother on my left, It protects my State. I will never let my brother out of its shadow nor my state out of its shelder. I will die with my shield before me facing the enemy.

Remember those who have gone before us,because no one dies unless they are forgotten. Agent Alston, you did not lose youe life, you gave it in service to the state of North Carolina. A TRUE HERO

Detective E. B. Smith
Red Springs Police Department,N.C.

March 10, 2007

She may have fallen, but she is NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

September 22, 2006

Special Agent Alston, I never knew you, but have read the reflections left for you. I know that you were and are very special person who touched many lives in a positive way.

I recall when I first joined the NCSBI and returned to the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial I knew I had to see your name on the wall. I told my family that Agent Alston was and always will be an NCSBI Agent and I needed to pay my respects to her. Thank you for your sacrifice. You are not forgotten!

God Bless you Special Agent Alston.

Special Agent
NCSBI

April 11, 2006

Sharon,

My dear, sweet angel. There are so many great memories. No one can say my "nickname" the way that you did. I miss the conversations; I miss your smile; and most of all I just miss you. You will always be a part of me and I know that you are watching over me throughout this journey. I love you!!

Zollie Perry

August 2, 2005

Agent Alston,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you, not only for your service to the citizens of the state of North Carolina but to our Country and to our Corps.

Semper Fi Marine,
A fellow former Marine;LEO

June 14, 2005

"The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us." - Jean Paul Richter

Sharon,
It's ten years today. Your fellow SBI Agents and other law enforcement friends have not forgotten you. You're still fondly remembered and still missed.

Anonymous
NCSBI

June 14, 2005

Sharon, it's hard to believe you are not here. I think of you and I'm assured that someone in Heaven is getting the PT exercise of their life! We all miss your smile and warm spirit and although the void never leaves, it gets easier because of the memories.

Melda A. Smith

May 17, 2005

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