Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

~~~When Tomorrow Starts Without Me~~~

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time you think of me I know you'll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, try to understand, that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand, and said my place was ready in Heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, for all my life, I'd always thought I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for and so much yet to do, it seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized that this could never be, for emptiness and memories would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things I'd miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne, He said, "This is eternity and all I've promised you. Today for life on earth is past but here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past. But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free, so won't you take my hand and share my life with me?" So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart.

January 5, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 5, 2004

Rest in peace

Sr.CPl Hunt
Dallas PD

October 23, 2003

"To laugh often and love much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children;
To earn the approbation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give one's self;
To leave the world a little better,
Whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch,
Or a redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
And sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier
Because you have lived ...

This is to have suceeded."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sharon,
You succeeded in making this world a better place and I'm sure heaven is now a better place too for your being there. You're not forgotten ...

Anonymous
NCSBI - June 14, 2003

Anonymous

Sharon was a very sweet and dear person. I worked for the duplin county sheriff's department when i met sharon and any time you saw her she always had the biggest smile on her face. she made me smile and my day brighter more then one time just by showing that bright smile of hers and giving encouragement. i will always miss her and her caring smile.

Lieutenant Tommy Brown
Mount Olive Police Dept.

Special Agent Alston was enroute to Havelock Police Department on the morning she was taken away from us. I will remember this day forever. It was my first drug raid as a police officer and my first day of feeling the effect of losing a fellow officer. Special Agent Alston was a dedicated member of the North Carolina SBI. Agent Alston paid attention to detail and always had a can-do attitude. She and the excellent work detail that she performed will be missed. Agent Alston loved her job and loved the fact that she was making a difference in getting drug dealers off the street and into prison. Agent Alston, you've done your time on earth. Now go home, and be with the lord.

Deputy Kevin B. Kelley
Carteret Co. Sheriff's Office

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