Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Henry David McCall

Frostproof Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, March 5, 1981

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Reflections for Patrolman Henry David McCall

I went through the Police Academy at Polk Community College in Winterhaven, Florida with Dave in 1977. Dave was lots of fun to be around and was a real asset to his department. The circumstances he encountered that morning were a million to one, but they happen. RIP brother.

Detective Frank Bruno(retired)
Lakeland Police Department

April 29, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Mccall. Thank you for your honorable service to Frostproof 's citizens.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 25, 2018

I met David in his line of duty. He used to come with myself and my son Michael on court ordered visitation. I was so surprised how young David was. He was a kind, nice decent guy. My son was only 4 years old but took a liking to David. David told me he sometimes worked with his father on days off. At that time I worked for my dad. This is so sad, it brought/brings tears to my eye when I first read what had happened. I lived in Miami 200 miles away, back then there was no internet. I had heard a rumor that a young Frostproof officer was killed back then but it wasn’t David the name was Henry. This hurts me so much. I think about his new wife, his parents and all the potential he had. I know what it’s like to lose a son. My only child Michael passed away last year. He committed suicide after a confrontation with his mother. Michael was always trying to get something from his mother. LOVE. She lacked compassion and was never able to give him a mothers LOVE he so desperately needed.
That Frostproof Police Department played a big role in helping me get custody of Michael to which I will always be so very grateful.
David, please watch over Michael or maybe he will watch over you. This is such a tragedy and so unfair. I hope that someday they will get the person that caused it.

Michael Alan Phillips Nov. 10, 1975 – Feb.6, 2015
God Bless Michael and David.
Kurt Phillips, Michael’s dad

Former USMC MP/Corrections

March 24, 2016

I remember that day all to well in our quiet little town of Frostproof. Gone but not forgotten, David McCall.

Lewellyn Dawes Denmark
native, Frostproof, FL

March 5, 2014

HEROES live forever and you sir are a hero.. We will never forget. Continue to rest in peace Patrolman McCall.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

March 5, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solacr for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace

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

March 5, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Patrolman McCall, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

March 5, 2012

Thanks for your services.


March 5, 2012

I represented my agency, Monroe County (Florida) Sheriff's Office, Florida Keys, at his funeral in 1981. Rest in peace my brother.

Major Joe Leiter (retired)
Monroe County Florida Sheriff's Office

February 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman McCall. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

You were highlighted on the website today. Time has not diminished your
service nor your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


January 8, 2009



March 4, 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

October 2, 2007

Officer McCall your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now. May you rest in peace brother....God Bless !!

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

March 22, 2006

You are not forgotten.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

January 30, 2004

Rest in peace brother. GOD BLESS.

DFC Vernon Brown
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Fl

November 26, 2003

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