Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Edward A. "Bud" Morrow

Grant County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Saturday, March 6, 1982

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Edward A. "Bud" Morrow

Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry, proclaimed, “Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 24, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Morrow.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 30, 2019

My folks had the "Republican Comeback Mining Claim" on Granit creek for nearly 15 years and I remember the many times I would visit them at the cabin I'd see Bud rolling up in his jeep, pop out and just check to make sure all was well.

Bigger than life, Bud said volumes in that quiet grace and soft spoken manner. It was a fitting honor that the procession contained law enforcement from Oregon, Washington and Idaho and was up to 5 miles long This was a clear declaration of respect to the man who carried a badge for the safety and sake of others and asked so little in return.

Through the years I know Bud has been missed by all who knew him and those who should have had this tragic epilog of greed and malice not been unleashed.

Looking forward to seeing Bud in the hereafter!

no rank, Kathy Herbert

August 5, 2015

Bud was quite a figure around Granite for miles in any direction.
Bud was a humble, kind, quiet and gentle. If you were doing wrong, he would humbly, kindly, quietly and gently let you know you had better change your ways. Bud was respected far and wide. I'm blessed for having known him and was thunder struck to hear of hiss passing some years ago. I am tearful now at remembering the time we shared. You are still loved Bud. God Bless you.

Tom Hopkins
neighbor at Nevada Gulch on Olive Creek

March 11, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respeect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

The persons responsible for your brutal murder did not get
a severe enough punishment in my opinion. God deals the final punishment, for surely these people had blackened hearts.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 6, 2009

Deputy Sheriff Morrow,
On today, the 26th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Grant County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It really sickens me that your murderers only received 10 years in prison-where is the justice in that?



March 6, 2008



March 5, 2008

Deputy Morrow,
When I saw your profile,(today)I could help but think we might be related. I will start a family search as soon as I can. My Grandfather, Mason Morrow was a motor officer in Fort Mill, South Carolina circa, 1935. I remember my Mom saying he was born somewhere in the mid-west. Rest in peace my brother behind the badge. We may or may not related by blood but we are surely related by profession.

Craig Morrow Neal
Retired Police Officer
South Carolina

Craig Morrow Neal
retired police officer

February 16, 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

January 14, 2008

I am glad that "Bud" called me his friend. He was a welcomed visitor to our cabin when the "George Dickel" bottle came out after a long day's fishing excursion. Bud will remain my friend among my fondest memories. Truly, a good man.

Robert V. Andrews - Retired
Portland, Oregon Police Bureau

July 29, 2006

Deputy Morrow you are a hero. Thank you for your service to your fellowman. Rest in peace.

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

May 4, 2006

I'm sure many people looked up to you as a hero, and I'm also sure that hasn't changed. You are my inspiration to get into law enforcment.

Daniel Morrow

March 20, 2006

Deputy Morrow, you have no immediate family to mourn you.May we have the honor of doing so on their behalf.Rest in Peace.

March 6, 2006

In Valor there is Hope. You are not forgotten.

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo. PD

March 5, 2006

Deputy Morrow,

You died a hero.... You are not forgotten.... Rest in peace

Retired Detective

March 6, 2004

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