Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Lacie LaRose (February 2, 1996 to May 3, 2015)
            We, the comrades of Unit 1012: The VFFDP, will always remember Lacie Christabelle LaRose on February 2 every year as it was her birthday. Although she was murdered on May 3, 2015 and taken from this earth, we will remember how she lived on this earth, and not how she died. To treasure her memories, do support her organization, ‘Love ‘em Like Lacie’.

"So long as we live, they too shall live and love for they are a part of us as we remember them."
- Gates of Prayer
Lacie LaRose (February 2, 1996 to May 3, 2015)

Mark Sheets
May 6, 2015 11:13 AM
I can recall Lacie first coming in to our clinic holding on to her mother’s hand when she was just a toddler and clutching what was likely one of the first of her many little critters she so dearly loved and cared for. Lacie was forever picking up strays and needy animals that she would find the time to care for and nurse back to health. She continued to have a deep love for animals and volunteered her time at the clinic when in High School and later became a cherished staff member where she endeared herself to all of us. As a group, we are at a total loss at her passing. We all pray for the repose of her soul and for Robert and April, James and Frances and the family. We have all lost a special Lady who as reserved a perpetual place in our hearts.

“Ever since she was little she loved animals. It was her dream to become a vet. The vet dream was taken from her.”
Lacie LaRose (February 2, 1996 to May 3, 2015)

Lacie Christabelle LaRose was born Feb. 2, 1996, in Irving to April and Robert LaRose.

LaRose's love of animals started at an early age and never waned. Her mother said she constantly brought home strays for which they'd have to find homes. As Larose grew older, she found a job at an animal clinic in Grand Prairie.

Her senior year of high school, LaRose applied and was accepted to the University of Arkansas. April said she and her husband convinced their daughter to change directions and select College Station and, ultimately, Texas A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The couple said they felt College Station offered a safer environment as a little country town that wasn't too far from home.

"She didn't fight us. She just always agreed and went with whatever we came up with," said April.
Jacee Wren was preparing for her sophomore year at Texas A&M when she met Lacie LaRose last August.

"She was really down-to-earth. She never made me feel like the odd person out," Wren recalled.

Wren said she would hang out with LaRose close to five days out of the week since that first meeting. Wren described their kinship as "two country girls who loved to drive the back roads in their trucks," swap weekends at each other's parents houses and made friends everywhere they went.

"Lacie felt like she was making some lifelong friends," Wren said.

Among those friends was Landon Duke, who said he met LaRose three months ago through a mutual friend.

"One of the things that attracted me to her is she was always happy. She would always have a smile," said Duke, adding "She was definitely the life of the party."


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