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Kings County Sheriff deputy badge. The Kings County Sheriff's Department prides itself on remembering those who have gone before us and those who, on daily basis, continue to serve the citizens of Kings County.

We have created several awards and memorials that recognize the sacrifice and dedication devoted by the men and women of our department.

To honor our law enforcement officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice, Kings County Law Enforcement has erected a Kings County Peace Officers Memorial.

The memorial immortalizes those deputies and officers who have died in the line of duty. The memorial is located at the Kings County Government Complex, in the courthouse square.

The Memorial has a heartfelt inscription that we believe expresses our feelings for those who gave their lives to protect us.

Kings County Sheriffs Dept.
Peace Officers Memorial

Kings County Sheriffs Dept. Peace Officers Memorial


I never dreamed it would be, 
my name for all eternity 
recorded here at this hallowed place, 
alas, my name, no more my face.
"In the line of Duty" I hear them say, 
my family now the price will pay.
My folded flag stained with their tears, 
we only had those few short years.
The badge no longer on my chest, 
I sleep now in eternal rest.
My sword I pass to those behind, 
and they keep this thought in mind.
I never dreamed it would be me, 
and with a heavy heart and bended knee, 
I ask for here and all the past, 
dear God, let my name be the last.


By: Sgt. George Hahn, L.A.P.D




A front view of the Government center which has two flags raised

In remembrance of our fallen brothers who were:

Solomon Gladden
Constable Bird
Dean J. Esquibel
William E. Lehn
James Rapozo
Allen T. Sharra

August 21, 1985
June 21, 1994
January 9, 1998
December 27, 1999

The last Deputy listed was one of the darkest days for the Kings County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Allen Sharra was killed in a traffic accident while en route to assist another Deputy.

Deputy Sharra had only been with the department less than a year.