Tributes to Corporal Lewis
Well, Barkley isn’t the only one who liked Corporal Lewis. I thought I’d share some of the nice things people said. Apparently he had some other skills, like breaking into trucks (to help people), feeding the dogs of random citizens, and hugging very sad postal workers.
Oh no!! He was the best one there. I’m so sad to hear this…
He helped me last year, when I locked my keys in my truck at the Convenience Store. I asked him to give me a ride home, but he said wait a second, I can get your truck open for you. He did, in record time!
HUGE loss for this town police department, whatever the circumstances. There will never be another that cared as much for the people and this town, and was always a professional. Wonderful story.
I’ve had many contacts with Dave since he became an officer for our town, and believe me, he will be deeply missed. He is the most kind, caring and compassionate person the town police department has ever had. Check out the museum in the PD, his doing. Look at the mannequin in the PD lobby, dressed in my father’s old uniform, his doing. When my Mother was living in town, and we had to call an ambulance for her, if Dave was working, he was there to make sure she was ok and to see if we needed his help with anything. My Mom would also call the PD in her later years, and he always responded and assisted her the best he could. Once, he even ran the rabbits out of her garden for her! What a loss for this town. Dave, I’ll miss seeing you. I hope I never have to call for town police assistance, because if you aren’t there, I don’t want anyone!!! Much love and good luck to you in whatever you move on to…. Patti & Marty
Dave Lewis’ leaving is truly a great loss to Sykesville. As all have attested here, he cares about people (and animals). He used to visit us at the OML Visitor Center Post Office just to check on our well-being. His demeanor was that of interest and caring. He exuded security and always with a light-hearted sense of humor. He was on duty the day we handed in our letters of resignation to the town. He hugged each one of us and said that he didn’t want us to go. I wish we could have been there last week so that we could have hugged him and said, “Dave, we don’t want you to go.”
I’m so sad to hear this! Not long ago I was walking my dogs on a very blustery day down Springfield Ave. when he pulled up next to us, got out of his police SUV, and dug around the back of his truck for doggie treats! Also, for the past three years I have enjoyed seeing him high-five all the kids in the cross-walk as I do the carpool drive.
Corporal Lewis will be missed! He was a great asset to Sykesville.
He was a very helpful Police Officer.
We lived in Sykesville apartment for about 7 years and had great help from a the Police in Sykesville, MD, THANKS.
On no!!! Dave will be very missed. I am very sad to hear of this. I don’t know what to say except, Dave, if you read this… Thank you for your service and dedication all these years. I miss you already.
Farewell, Cpl. Lewis, and thank you for your service. You were part of what makes Sykesville such a great place.
I love that guy.
I hate that guy.