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Deputy Sheriff Sherman Robert Massey

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, September 20, 1977

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Sherman Robert Massey

Never forgotten brother!!

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

September 20, 2018

God speed brother! Bless your family

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

September 20, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever. I am sure you are proud that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving. The reflections left by your family and friends were touching and they are in my heart's embrace.

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

September 20, 2012

Deputy Massey, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

September 20, 2010

Deputy Massey:

Thank You for serving Laurens County. May You Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

September 20, 2007

"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.

July 10, 2007

Uncle Tic,
I think of you often, and I miss you too. I remeber you called me to the mill gate to see you, you said that you might not see me on my birthday, and you were right. You had never missed coming to Mama's on any of our 5 birthday's, did you know that your time was running out? You came to talk to Daddy 3 different time within the week prior to you death, but all 3 time your were interrupted by neighbors. Did you come to tell Daddy that you were ready to go if GOD called you? Last year Mama joined you, and Granny up in Heaven and I know you were glad to see "Your JOY", but I wish yall were still here with me. I see a lot of you in my husband, and I believe that you had some thing to do with him finding me, and saving me from my own distruction. I love you and miss you.
Tammie

Tammie Patterson-Barfield
(great-neice)

May 7, 2006

09-20-03, MY BROTHER, YOU DID NOT DIE IN VAIN. YOU ARE STILL REMEMBERED. A HERO IS NEVER FORGOTTEN. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

September 20, 2003

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