Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Wesley L. Silas

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, March 1, 1994

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Reflections for Officer Wesley L. Silas

Rest in peace Officer Silas.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2020

We will never forget... Continue to rest in peace Officer Silas.

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

March 1, 2013

HEROES live forever, and you Officer Silas are a hero. Continue to rest in peace..

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

March 1, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Silas. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

We will never forget those who sacrificed everything for us. HEROES do live forever... May you continue to rest in peace.

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


March 1, 2011

To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die.
Rest in Peace Officer Silas -- May God Bless You and Keep his healing hands on your brother officers, and family.

Sgt. C.P. Hart
Dixie County Sheriff's Office

December 13, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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.

To Wesley's loved ones: I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which I believe is life's greatest sorrow. Time never diminishes love. You are in my heart's embrace today. May God grant you solace.

Rest In Peace, Wesley.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 1, 2009

It's been 15 years now and you are still thought about daily. Although I didn't work with the agency back then I still have memories of you helping with the SHS "Bulldogs" Football Team, So do alot of other guys that were on the team. As you know I have been with the agency for 8 years now and Daddy just retired this past November. Not a day goes by that I dont think about you when I cross the ramp.
So much has changed but so much has stayed the same.
Thank you for your service and dedication. You are not forgotten. See you up there one day.

K-9 Officer John Phillips

February 28, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service and dedication

Van Den Berghe

February 22, 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

December 10, 2007

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

January 30, 2004

Wesley, you will be missed by all. We know why God took you from us, he needed a new jester. Keep him smiling with ALL of your jokes (only the decent ones).

Senior Corrections Officer W.R. Phillips
CCA Lake City Correctional Facility

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