Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Wallace Johnson Mowbray

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, August 10, 1975

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Reflections for Sergeant Wallace Johnson Mowbray

I was a senior in High School and I remember it like it was yesterday... God Bless You.

No Rank - Rodney Spring
Civilian & Supporter of MSP

August 30, 2020

God bless you

Nick mottola

August 10, 2020

Glad we kept deciding to parole the one defendant so he could continuously torment the community and danger peoples lives, because I guess murdering a law enforcement officer isn't enough. But instead of focusing on the negativity I will instead focus on this amazing web site that honors the amazing men and women who gave selflessly and heroically of themselves. Amazing men like yourself Sergeant Mowbray who I would like to say on this 45th anniversary of your heroic and untimely departure, rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 10, 2020

I had the brief encounter with you and another Trooper on Rt. 301, after I witnessed a Hit and Run Accident shortly before you were murdered. You were the epitome of a state Police Trooper in every aspect. You were professional, but friendly on that day. When I heard you were shot I called the Barracks. They informed me what happened. I was shock and sadden, but at the same time mad. I was even more upset when I find out that these hardcore criminals should have never bend let out of jail. I was honored to have had the opportunity to have met you on that day. I enjoyed talking with you about MSP being full service agency, and investigating many crimes within local communities. I have never forgotten you!

glenn Kresge
Retired Federal Officer, U.S. Treasury

December 12, 2018

I was ten years old when you were killed living in Romancoke where I grew up. I remember you from church along with the other officers that attended KIUMC, Officers, Murphy, and Parkerson. I remember that Sunday vividly with police officers all over the Island and the blockades up on the bridges and news that they had stolen a boat. I felt remorse for Ryan who I knew a little (he was a couple of years older).
Those men were evil and you stood between them and a ten year old boy living an idyllic childhood on the Eastern Shore and I will ever be grateful for your sacrifice and that of your family. It is a debt I can never really repay but I have endeavored to try.

+ God rest your soul and may light perpetual shine upon the faithful departed.

David E. Hodil, Capt. USMC (inactive)
A grateful 10 year old boy

October 2, 2015

It was my responsibility to provide Wallace Mowbray his field training upon his graduation from the police academy. He was a fine person, family member and member of the Maryland State Police. If there was ever justification for the death penalty, this was the case.

My respects to the Mowbray family, a fine American family.

My best to the newest member of the Maryland State Police from the Mowbray family.

The criminal justice system failed Wallace Mowbray and his family.,

Les Booker, Lt Colonel
Maryland State Pilice, Retired

April 12, 2015

Im so proud to be your Granddaughter... You sacrificed your life protecting those around you. I know your watching over my husband as he is now following in your foot steps as a Maryland State Trooper. Although we never meet i still think about you all the time and praise you as an amazing trooper.

Kristin "Mowbray" Cannon

October 18, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion and respect for you through their reflections.

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

February 4, 2013

Rest in peace TROOPER. We honor your sacrifice and pray for those you left behind.

Michigan State Police

November 22, 2009

"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

November 7, 2007

Always remembered sir.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 10, 2007

Not a day goes by, still, that Rusty, Ryan or I do not think of you......and especially so this time of year. Know that you are always with us in our hearts and in our spirit. And your strength lives on in us.
Rest in peace, always.
Robin, Rusty & Ryan

Robin Mowbray

December 19, 2006

Though it's 31 years later, your brother and sister Troopers from the North have not forgotten! Thank you for your service!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 10, 2006

Thirty years ago you gave your life in service to the citizens of Maryland.
It is in your memory that we continue on.
Rest in peace Sergeant.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

August 10, 2005

To Sgt. Mowbray - I will never forget that fateful day when this happened to you, as I was the one working with you as the Police Dispatcher that day. And wish I could have done more, but I did the best I could for you. And because of it, it has made me a better Police Dispatcher. I have come to be more attentive on everything that goes on around me. You will not be forgotten, and thanks again for everything that had done, you are very well appreicated. Just ask any citizen of Queen Anne's county. God speed - Rest now you have done your job...

TCO Frank Price
Maryland Transportation Authority - Bay Bridge

April 28, 2005

Thank you Sgt. Mowbray for your years of service. You are not forgotten.

December 25, 2004

I honor you my brother. We'll take it from here . . . you rest.
With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer)

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF, Ret.

March 20, 2004

i finally became a pco like you told me to so many years ago, when i lost two of my officers "kids" in feb of 2001 you and your family were not far from my thoughts. god bless.

dispatcher diana tarrant
queen anne county emergency services

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