Micheal Ray Eakin, IIIHarris County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 29, 1998
Reflections for Deputy Constable Micheal Ray Eakin, III
Mike there is never a time I don't think of you sense your murder. And driving by the location of your murder several times a day patroling the Hardy Toll Road always kept the incident fresh in my mind.
You will always be remindered in the hearts and thoughts of those people that knew and cared about you.
Pct.1 Toll Road Sgt. at time of death
May 19, 2006
DEAR SON, TODAY IS MOTHERS DAY AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH. MY HEART AND SOUL ACHES TO HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS AND TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU. MY GOD HOLD YOU IN HIS LOVING ARMS TILL I SEE YOU AGAIN. TELL YOUR NANA HAPPY MOTHERS DAY FOR ME. LUV YA SON YOUR MOTHER BARBARA JOHNSON
May 14, 2006
I still remember to this day when you were taken from this world while just "doing your job." Your passing sticks out in my mind, maybe because I'm near your age and it reminds me that we're not as invinceable as we sometimes think when we are young. You served us proudly and you will always be remembered.
SPO Christopher Law
Giddings Police Department
April 23, 2006
DEAR SON. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART, ALL THE MEMORIES, LAUGHS, AND THE GREAT TIMES WE HAD. YOU ARE SO MISSED. KISS YOUR NANA FOR ME. I LUV YOU. LOVE YOUR MOTHER BARBARA JOHNSON
April 20, 2006
Ray your life was as confusing as your death. Born Ray Leo Eakin III, I met you in 1980, A hard headed 6yr old. Whom loved to play football and drive your uncle Daryl crazy. You and my son's stayed in trouble with your Aunt Debbie. Then we lost contact. Years had past. I would hear tidbits about your life. When you lived with your Grandma Watson and then with you blood Mother. I remembered her as Barbara Eakin, but was told her name now was Johnson. Then my husband brought you to me at a political function we attended. I didnt even recognize you! What a handsome young man you had grown into. I also found out you worked for Constable Don Chumley, Pct 1 Motgomery County. Ray My husband and I were so proud for you. Then you left there and went to work at PCT. 1 Harris County. The darkest day yet. I pray you and my husband have had you chat.....You will understand that what ever he said, he said out of love and concern for you. He loved you very dearly Ray. I want to publicly thank Bill and Janet Green for doing such a fine job at helping Ray's mother, Barbara Johnson get Ray through those rough high school years. With Ray's magnitic personality I can understand Janet Green falling in love with Ray. Janet was Ray's High school Teacher. It wasnt long before Ray was going home with Mrs. Green for the week end and enjoying her house hold and visiting with the Greens 2 daughters. Ray had a full family, a mom, a dad, Aunts and Uncles, and cousins and then he also had the Green's family and I cant count the friends he had. I only know I am blessed for you to have had me in your life also Ray, Hope TC has taken you under his wing and showing the ropes to you. Until we meet in the spirit, I leave you. Make sure TC behaves himself till I get there. Love you.
Long time friend of families
March 31, 2006
Ray just wanted to check in with you. WE ARE STILL MISSING YOU SO MUCH. Your Aunt Carolyn had to go to a nursing home and right along with her went a picture of you in your uniform. She was so proud to show it off to all the nurses and her visitors. Every year at christmas she has four lite blue lights in her windows in your honor. Ray we miss you more as the years go by.I know if you were here now what a time you would have with all the new babies in the family a whole new generation of our clan as arrived.
We Love and Miss you BUNCHES
We Love and miss you bunches -
February 2, 2006
I WANT TO WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN 33YRS OLD TODAY. I LUV YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH, SO UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. I SEND YOU ALL MY LOVE. KISS YOUR NANA FOR ME. LOVE ALWAYS YOUR MOTHER BARBARA JOHNSON.
January 11, 2006
The 17 year olds sentence was commuted to life. Bless his heart!! It's hard to believe that the system that we stand up for will let a cold blooded scum of the earth murderer off. Just goes to show that even evil gets the sympathy from our U.S. "Kanagaroo" Suprmeme Court. I think an excellent reqiurement for any new Supreme Court Justice would be to have been a Police Officer assigned to the street for a while. It makes me flat out sick to know that pukes sentence was commuted to life. His family can still go see him. His mother can still recieve cards and letters on Mothers Day. Michael's mom only has memories of her Hero. All of these bleeding hearts that say," Oh he was only 17 when he killed Deputy Eakin, he was a juvenile. It's just goes to show what these "activist" or what ever they call themselves are saying. Deputy Eakin was good enough to be an Officer, and forfeit his life for others. But he was not good enough to be properly be served by the same "Justice System" he swore to enforce. So for the family of Deputy Eakin, GOD BLESS YOU ALL, HE IS STILL HERE PROTECTING SERVING US ALL. For the "juvenile", just think, you have yet to go before the BIG JUDGE or see "JUDGEMENT DAY." For the bleeding hearts that says a poor little 17year old is a juvenile and can't be executed. I spit on your beliefs.
A Fellow "MAD" Officer
just a f ellow Officer
December 12, 2005
The 17 year olds sentence was commuted to life. Bless his heart!! It's hard to believe that the system that we stand up for will let a cold blooded scum of the earth murderer off. Just goes to show that even evil gets the sympathy from our U.S. "Kanagaroo" Suprmeme Court. I think an excellent reqirement for any new Supreme Court Justice would be to have been a Police Officer assigned to the street for a while. It makes me flat out sick to know that pukes sentence was commuted to life. His family can still go see him. His mother can still recieve cards and letters on Mothers Day. Michael's mom only has memories of her Hero. All of these bleeding hearts that say," Oh he was only 17 when he killed Deputy Eakin, he was a juvenile. It's just goes to show what these "activist" or what ever they call themselves are saying. Deputy Eakin was good enough to be an Officer, and forfeit his life for others. But he was not good enough to be properly served by the same "Justice System" he swore to enforce. So for the family of Deputy Eakin, GOD BLESS YOU ALL, HE IS STILL HERE PROTECTING SERVING US ALL. For the "juvenile", just think, you have yet to go before the BIG JUDGE or see "JUDGEMENT DAY." For the bleeding hearts that says a poor little 17year old is a jevenile and can't be executed. I spit on your beliefs.
A Fellow "MAD" Officer
just a f ellow Officer
December 12, 2005
i started my academy a few days before you finished your last patrol. i still carry the newspaper from 09-30-1998 as a reminder to live and love.
officer s.c kenjura #3057
fort worth police dept
December 3, 2005
DEAR SON, I WAS JUST LAYING HERE LOOKING UP AT YOUR PICTURE, SEEING YOUR SMILE AND THINKING OF YOU. I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH. MY HEART ACHES FOR YOU. I KEEP WONDERING WHO YOU WOULD BE TODAY. IF TEARS WERE A STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN, I'D GLADLY MAKE THE CLIMB TO BRING YOU HOME AGAIN. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, LUV, YOUR MOM BARBARA
November 5, 2005
DEAR SON, ON THE 7TH ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR MURDER, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, I MISS YOUR SMILES, I LUV YA MOM, AND YOUR JUBIANT PERSONALITY. IT'S BEEN 7 YEARS SON BUT IT FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY. THE PAIN, THE HEARTBREAK & LOSS IS RENEWED ALL OVER AGAIN. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YA AGAIN, AND ONE DAY I WILL. BUT UNTIL THEN JUST REMEMBER YOUR ALWAYS IN MY HEART AND ON MY MIND, I LUV YOU BABE, YOUR MOTHER BARBARA JOHNSON
September 30, 2005
7 Years ago today Deputy Constable Michael Ray Eakin III lost his life in a senseless murder. Constable Eakin is remembered this day by our Department honoring him not in the way he died but in the honorable way in which he lived his life. When the end of his watch came and the Lord called him home he was serving his country, community and family. We wish all of his family, friends and colleagues to know that we are with you, and we have not forgotten.
Chief of Police/Olen M. Young
September 29, 2005
It has been a long time since this tragic incident. You haven't been forgotten and never will be. Me and my sister remember Ray so many years ago and had some good times throughout Junior High and High School. You will always be in our thoughts. God Bless your family and freinds.
Jennifer & Michell Mc Kenna
Jennifer & Michell Mc Kenna
August 15, 2005
You were the officer shown on the first page. Your family is in my prayers. I know that you have met Deputy Josh Rutherford already. He decided that he was going to be a leo the year you left.
Your mother is my thoughts and prayers. Maybe she will be at the parents retreat.
July 30, 2005
It seems just yesterday to me that I saw your smiling face first thing in the morning walking across the cafeteria at school. What I wouldn't give to see your big smile once again and hear a good joke. I hope you know the impression that you made on everyone left behind and that even after 6.5 years without you, we all still love and miss you my old friend. Save me a place and watch over Dannie during his continue service to Pct. 1.
Your loving friend forever,
Tammy Chaney Truitt
June 20, 2005
I never met you... but Sgt. Steve Davenport told me about what happened to you. He was your partner at the time of the incident there in Harris County. He showed me the tshirt he had in memory of you. I was dating Steve and he had just asked me to marry him when he was also killed in the line of duty. Steve is on this website under Limestone County Sheriff's Office if anyone reading this wants to see. I hate to see what happens to the good guys trying to do the right thing. I know the pain your family feels and I wanted to let them know they are in our prayers. Please tell Steve I said hi and I miss him dearly. Your treasures on earth may not have been much, but the Bible tells us that your treasures in Heaven will be great. I did meet your dad at Steve's funeral and what a blessed soul-he gave me great advice and a lot of peace. I was a dispatcher for Limestone County at the time of Steve's death, then I took a break. Law enforcement was calling me back, so here I am dispatching and I love it. Thank you again for your sacrifice.
With love in Christ,
Dispatcher Laura Bush-Patino
Haltom City Police Department
June 13, 2005
I remember on the news the day he was killed and I was ready to enroll @the police academy @ACC However,my wife discouraged me from going as the result of his death;Him and I walked in the same shoes in our upbringing.I was outraged @the justice sysyem for letting that lowlife murderer off the hook and I'm sure it's outraged others as well.I'll always remember him for as long as I live and to the eakin family...you'll see him again one day soon. God Bless.
April 19, 2005
Thank you for your service. I will forever stand for what you defended. It is because of people like you who are wiulling to risk their lives, that me and my children sleep safe at night. Thank you. I will pray for your family and your partners. I pray that they are held close by God in their times of need.
God bless you brother...Until we have our "roll call" with God....
SGT Phil Abdoo
Macomb County Sheriff's Office (MI)
March 21, 2005
DEAR SON, I AM SO SORRY THE SYSTEM LET YOU DOWN. IT IS SO UNREAL I DONT KNOW HOW THAT CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT 17YRS. OLD DONT KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG. YOU KNEW RIGHT FROM WRONG AT 17. I HAFT TO BELIEVE THAT GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR KILLER. ONE DAY HE'LL HAFT TO STAND BEFORE GOD AND HE WILL PAY. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH AND I AM SO OUTRAGED AT THE SUPREME COURT AND THEIR DECISION. I FEEL LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY ALL OVER AGAIN. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN SON, I LUV AND MISS YOU YOUR MOTHER BARBARA JOHNSON
March 8, 2005
WELL RAY I HATE TO BE THE ONE TO TELL YOU, BUT THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM HAS FAILED YOU. THEY REDUCED THE SENTENCE TO 30 YEARS. IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM FAIR TO KNOW THAT BECAUSE HE WAS BORN A YEAR TOO LATE HE DOESN'T GET THE DEATH PENALTY BECAUSE HE WAS 17 WHEN HE KILLED YOU. HE NEVER GAVE YOU AN OPTION OF HAVING A LIFE, TO GET MARRIED, HAVE KIDS OR ANYTHING AND NOW WHEN HE GETS OUT HE WILL HAVE THAT OPTION, IT SICKENS ME EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT IT.
I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU I MISS ALL THE MISCHIEF WE GOT INTO WHEN WE WERE LITTLE... KNOW THAT YOUR MOM LOVES YOU AND THINKS OF YOU ALL THE TIME SHE CAME TO MY HOUSE FOR THANKSGIVING THIS YEAR I WISH YOU COULD HAVE BEEN HERE... I NOW HAVE 2 1/2 GRANDKIDS AND THEY ARE ROTTEN AS CAN BE... I THINK OF YOU ALWAYS AND WILL NEVER FORGET THE SACRIFICE THAT YOU GAVE ON SEPT 29 1998
I LOVE YOU AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN
TERRI AND YOUR AUNT CAROLYN SAID TO SAY HELLO AND THEY SEND THEIR LOVE
March 5, 2005
Ray, It has been so long yet seems like yesterday. I remember you as a little boy so full of life. I then remember you as a fine young man with all your life ahead of you. We miss you so much and love you dearly.
March 5, 2005
You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother.
Cook County IL Sheriff's
March 4, 2005
As I sit here today thinking of you and remembering all the fun times working at the pavilion. I remember the "Quick Draw McGraw" act and can only laugh and remember how cute you are...how only your smile could bring light into the most gloomy day. I know that you always thought I just rode your behind but unknown to you....You were my special "rookie". I certainly do miss you and think of you often. If you don't believe me just ask your "new boss"...He knows that I pray daily.
Investigator Kelly Reickenbacker
Grimes County Sheriff's Department
February 10, 2005
MIKE, I WORKED FOR AN OILFIELD COMPANY IN THAT AREA WHERE YOUR LIFE WAS TAKEN. I HAD WANTED TO GO INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT, BUT AFTER THAT I CHANGED MY MIND. I WAS ONLY 21 AT THAT TIME AND OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS I DROVE TO WORK, IN THE SAME AREA, THINKING OF YOUR SACRIFICE SO I COULD GET TO THE SAME DESTINATION SAFELY EVERYDAY. IT WAS YOUR DEDICATION TO DUTY, SERVICE AND THE PROTECTION OF LIFE, THAT I ALWAYS REMEMBERED AND HELPED ME TO BECOME WHAT I NEEDED TO BE. I ATTENDED A LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY IN 2003 AND AM NOW A POLICE OFFICER. ALTHOUGH WE NEVER MET, IT WAS YOUR SACRIFICE THAT HELPED INFLUENCED MY CAREER. FROM MYSELF, MY WIFE AND CHILDREN MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. SO REST EASY MIKE AND AS FOR THE REST OF THE COPS NOT YET IN HEAVEN, WE'LL TAKE IT FROM HERE!
January 12, 2005
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