E. C. MullinsSimpson County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi
End of Watch: Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Reflections for Sheriff E. C. Mullins
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Simpson County! Continue to Rest in Peace Sheriff Mullins.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13
Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D
March 20, 2015
This was a horrible day! It still does not seem real! So uncalled for. Praying for my sweet friend!
March 20, 2014
Tomorrow marks another year without you. It seems like only yesterday you were here with us. Words can't say enough how much we miss you, your smiles, your jokes. You were sheriff for a time but son husband father brother and uncle for a lifetime. We will never forget.
Mary Ann Brown
March 19, 2014
Today would have been our 46th anniversary. Life hasn't been the same without you. Miss you. You will always be in my heart and on my mind.
July 21, 2013
Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You are a true hero. Thank you for your dedicated service to others
Bob Gordon :(
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
March 19, 2012
Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 20, 2010
Thank you sir for your service and your sacrifice. I often find myself leaving reflections on here for officers I don't know. You having the same last name, made it easy to drop by and thank you for your service and to pay my respects. Everyday I visit my fathers page and find that someone left a reflection and paid respect in some way. God bless you and your family.
William Michael Mullins
Son of William R.Mullins E.O.W.7/11/1976
June 4, 2009
May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Deputy Carter and may they know you will never be forgotten. Thank you Deputy Carter for your dedicated service to the people of Louisiana and the United States.
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 20, 2009
E.C. and his family were very close to my family. I grew up next door to his parents. His wife was my elementary teacher and his daughter and niece were my childhood playmates. Losing him was like losing a family member. I will always remember his sense of humor. He could make anyone laugh. Everytime he would visit his parents I always went over to see him. He always made a day a better one. This rare gift is greatly missed.
March 8, 2009
2001 was a VERY BAD year for several reasons. I am thankful your loved one is
with the Lord and the evil of this world is far, far away from him now. May the
Lord Jesus continue to comfort and heal those who still miss him. Thanks for your service and your sacrifice, Sheriff.
July 24, 2008
YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE
April 30, 2008
~Never forgotten~ God bless your family, friends and co-workers on this sad anniversary.
March 20, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this anniversary.
Former Police Officer
Fauquier County, Va
March 19, 2008
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.
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
December 4, 2007
We still miss you everyday!!!
Mary Ann Eason
March 30, 2007
My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 6th anniversary of your EOW. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement.
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
March 19, 2007
To Sheriff E.C. Mulllins and his loved ones:
On this the fifth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.
My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.
Sheriff Mullins, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.
This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.
Rest in Peace, Sheriff Mullins. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.
This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Sheriff Mullins gave to his community and the citizens of Mississippi, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 20, 2001.
Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 20, 2006
At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.
Tonight, March 20, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Sheriff E.C. Mullins who died in the line of duty on this date four years ago.
When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.
Sheriff Mullins’ sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC
March 20, 2005
I remember the day very well when you were killed. I know that you are with our Father and our sweet Jesus. I hope that life for you is better there. I am sure that it is.
To the family of Sheriff Mullins,
God bless you all I hope as the days go by that the Lord will bless you and give you peace.
Brandy. Someone who respects you.
December 6, 2004
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family of Sheriff Mullins.
Sergeant Chris Ory
Hancock County Sheriff's Office
May 29, 2004
I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).
We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.
These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.
...Gone, but never Forgotten....
Haywood Co EMS (NC)
April 4, 2004
Rest in peace sir
January 26, 2004
To the family of my fallen comrade,
My name is Christopher M. Hess and I am the son of a 24-year veteran of the Easton, Pennsylvania Police Department. It is with great sadness and grief that I learn of the death of your love one. Whenever a brother or sister falls in the line of duty, it always has a profound and lasting effect on me.
Although my father was and “inside” officer for his last 14 years of service, I often feared for not only his safety, but also for the men and women who serve along side of him. Being a police officer in this day and age is the most difficult job out there. Your loved one has paid the ultimate price protecting the citizens of your community as well as the entire country from those who have now regard for humanity. Please know that there are many other people who are sharing in your pain and grief at this very moment, for when one of our own pays the ultimate price, a little bit of us passes with them. Your loved one is a hero who will never be forgotten. I realize that the pain and grief may seem too great to handle, but feel comforted by knowing that is an extended family out here who support you and are praying for your comfort, safety, and well being. Your family will always be in my family’s mind and prayers. We wish you peace in handling the rough times ahead. May God grant you a speedy closure.
The Hess family in Easton, Pennsylvania
My thoughts and prayers go out the the family of Sheriff E.C. Mullins.
Ofc. Duane Carpenter
Gonzales P.D. (Louisiana)
While traveling down Hwy 49 S in Simpson County,Ms. I noticed a section of the highway dedicated in memory of Sheriff E.C. Mullins. This is quite a honor. Sheriff Mullins deserves this honor. He was serving his county and doing a very good job. He always had a smile and treated all the same Rich, poor, black,white made no difference to him.
Everytime I pass that sign it reminds me of him and his desire to serve the people.
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