Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Edward E. Neves, Jr.

Taunton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, July 25, 1995

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Reflections for Sergeant Edward E. Neves, Jr.

Miss you Eddie,thinking about you today.I stopped by the site today said a pray and thought back and smiled and cried.crazy leg Ed as referred to by his softball teammates.I will remember you till my last breath.I miss you brother.

Steven Longo
Buddy Steven Longo

January 1, 2019

Thank you for your service, Rest In Peace and protect from above.

BSUPD, MA Assistant Chief, Matthew T. Ru
Bridgewater State University Police Department

March 23, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 25, 2010

Sgt. Neves,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Taunton. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 25, 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

February 18, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Neves Jr on the anniversary of his passing. May God comfort you all. Heros are never forgotten.

911 Dispatcher

July 25, 2007

Sgt. Neves, you gave your life while going to help a fellow officer in need of assistance. Today is the 11th anniversary of your death and I believe the Taunton Police Dept. still feels your presence from time to time and misses you still. You have never truly left your family and friends.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 27, 2006

As I reflect this week on our fallen, I recall what I have come to know about your legacy - it has not been forgotten and neither have you; May God Bless you for your sacrifice


May 20, 2006

you have been taken from us far to soon. you were a good cop. R.I.P.


October 27, 2005

God bless you and your family. You will not be forgotten.


March 20, 2004

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