Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police David Albert McCutchen, Sr.

Tybee Island Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, April 10, 1963

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Reflections for Chief of Police David Albert McCutchen, Sr.

I have never met you, but I have heard all the stories! I could not go anywhere on Tybee and the older ones that knew you would tell me stories about the impact you had on there lives! I have never be more prouder to tell them that I am your granddaughter! I really wish I could have met you! You will always live in my heart Granddaddy!

Dana Boyette

January 13, 2022

My late father, Billy W. Fields, was an officer under your command at the time of your passing. Your impact on him led to my given first name, “David”, in 1963. I’ve been to your Memorial in Washington, DC, and penciled your etching from amongst the fallen. I look forward to sharing stories with you some glorious day.

David E. Fields, Special Agent (Retired)
Bureau of ATF

June 18, 2021

Rest in peace Chief of Police McCutchen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 15, 2020

I worked for his son David (Jr) in Tybee Island Police, Chief McCutchen was the best supervisor and person I ever worked for in my 20 years as a police officer

John Esposito (Ret. Chief)

June 2, 2016

It's been fifty years ago tonight that I heard my mother scream like I have never heard before. It was the phone call that she had gotten the her brother Chief David Albert McCutchen had been killed.......This man was one of the greatest man I ever knew. I could new reach the heights that Uncle David had reach in such a short life.

I work for the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, as we took time out to watch the movie "Last Watch", I had to leave the room as the movie came to an end. It was just to hard for me to sit there, It felt to me that I was right back in the moment of April 10, 1963.

I will always hold the times that we were able to share with Uncle David and his family.....They were NO better family in my life.....than yours.

My you rest in peace Uncle David, Missing and loving you.

Your nephew
Wilford E. "Boy" Davis, Jr.

Corrections Officer
Carroll County Sheriff's Officer

April 10, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th 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 solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Chief McCutchen. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

I never got to meet him because I was not born until 1970. But, barely a day went by as I grew up that people did not tell me about the impact he had on their lives. This continues even today when I visit Tybee.

Michael McCutchen
Grand Son

July 30, 2009



May 1, 2008

Uncle David, It has bes fouty-four years since your passing. I'am now almost sixty years old. I sure do miss you and your songs ie, My I sleep in your barn tonight mister.

The trips that we made to your house and the trips that you made to our home. Just to sit down and have a cup of coffee. How mom, (your sister) would leave a bottle of Fehrs Beer on the concrete pillows leading into Tybee Island, you would know that we were there before we got to your house. Seeing you always made me proud, you stood so tall to me.

Dad and Mom would come home on a Friday evening and said, get into to car kids, we are going to take a ride. WE would drive all the way from New Albany, IN. to your house just to see you and dad sit down and drink one cup of coffee. Then we would get back into our car and go back to New Albany. That is a true testment to how much we all loved you.

I know that you are with mom and dad now. Mom has told me so. Your death still hurts so much. I miss and love you so much. Please tell grandma, mom, dad, and uncle Buddy hi for me.

I love you Uncle David. Please Rest IN Peace.

Love your Nephew, Wilford Earl.

Wilford E,Davis, Jr.

June 5, 2007

Chief McCutchen it has been forty-four years since the end of your watch and you are still remembered. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Tybee Island and the State of Georgia. May you rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

April 10, 2007

The policeman stood and faced his God,which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?
The policeman squared his shoulders and said.
"No, I guess I ain't because those of us who carry a badge can't always be a Saint."
I've had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk is rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...
though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got to steep.
And I never passed a cry for help
though at times I shook with fear,
and sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
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 a silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman.
You've borne you burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets.
You've done your time in Hell"

G. Houston
South Carolina

September 29, 2003

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