Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Debra Goodale Tison

Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Florida

End of Watch Friday, September 20, 1991

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Reflections for Special Agent Debra Goodale Tison

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 20, 2020

Rest in peace Special Agent Tison.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 24, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 20, 2018

It's hard to believe 25 years have passed since that horrible day. You would be very proud of your children and grandchildren. You are always missed. May you continue to Rest In Peace till the trumpet sounds in the east.

Former Deputy Sheriff Robert Tison

September 19, 2016

Thank you for your service. May God bless your family and your department.

Detective C Clouchete
Osceola county sheriffs office

May 25, 2015

Think of you often as I read comments and look at pictures on Face Book of your kids and older looking husband, Robert. I have seen too many good officers die so young during my current 38 years in law enforcement...and it seems to get harder to understand why... Until we meet again....

Lt. Sam Miller 201/0191
Jupiter Police Department

September 18, 2014

Continue to rest in peace Special Agent Tison, you are a hero we will never forget...

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

September 20, 2012

Rest in Peace, Special Agent Tison. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

HEROES live forever and you Special Agent Tison are a hero. May you continue to rest in peace. My prayers are with your family today as they face another EOW. We will never forget....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 8/6/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler FL


September 20, 2011

You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 20, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 20, 2009

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. you will never be forgotten. GOD bless your family


June 4, 2008

Debbie although we worked in different areas of the state I was fortunate enough to room next to you during one of the many trips we had to make to the "Lovely Lively Academy". It is now referred to as the Pat Thomas Academy.
We were there for several weeks and I became acquainted with you there. You were a blast and alot of fun to be around. I remember you showing me a mug with all your kids on it and saying how your husband would be glad when you got home. Unfortunately you passed on a few weeks later. You are still thought of and I know your family knows you are watching over them and waiting for the time you all will be together again.

Special Agent (retired) A. Ekstrand
N.C.F. Police Department

March 23, 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

You have not been forgotten. My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 15th anniversary of your end of watch. Keep watch over your loved ones and protect them. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

September 20, 2006

Agent Tison, thank you for your years of service and dedication to your job and community. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace.


July 5, 2006

Debbie, I still miss you every day. Your smile lit up the world and I see it in your kids. I know you are watching over all of us.

Major Deborah Beck, ret.
Fla. Div. of Alc. Bev. & Tob.

December 18, 2005

Agent Tison, even after 14 years you have not been forgotten. Keep watch on your family and protect them from harm and help guide them through their journey in life. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

September 19, 2005

My mom was an excellent woman, a loving wife and mother! I am so proud of her and all her accomplishments!

Melissa Tison

February 4, 2005

Rest easy, sister. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service to country and mankind. You are truly a hero.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

September 20, 2003

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