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Sergeant Wilbur Lewis Berry | Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Georgia


Wilbur Lewis Berry

Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, May 19, 2001
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Reflections for Sergeant Wilbur Lewis Berry



It's been quite a while since we had our last conversation, just the day before you moved on. I must say you were always jut you. I pass by your house nearly every day, and often think about our talks. I really enjoyed just stopping by and shooting the bull. I want everyone to know how much you have been there for so many people. The humbleness you exhibited while working with people was inspirational to me and a characteristic I will try to pass along. I truly believe when we pin on the "shield" we have to wear it with pride, but hide it behind service to those who we protect from the wolf. I saw that in you. I will try to make sure to set that example that you set for me. I will always call you friend. It was a great blessing to have had the chance to know you as family. Blessings to those you left behind and we will continue the watch.

Officer Kevin Baker
U.S. Dept. Of Homeland Security
September 15, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 19, 2015

You were a firecracker, and always stood up for what you believed in. You always stood up for those of us who couldn't stand up for ourselves!! I miss you Uncle Wilbur, very much. I came across a picture last night, one where you were holding Caitlin in one arm and Shianne in your other arm. They were only 2 and 1, and they were both still so tiny! They both had their little heads laying on your shoulders, and you had the biggest smile on your face! I wish you were still here, so that you could see how beautiful your four nieces are today, and so that my girls could know you. But I know that you do see how beautiful all four of them are, because you are watching them grow up from Heaven above, and I know one day we will meet again, and then my girls will be able to get to know their amazing, brave, and protective Uncle Wilbur!!! Thank you for all you did for me, and how you were always there for me and my girls when I was going through my divorce. I miss you, and I love you Uncle Wilbur!!

Norma Jean Knight
September 16, 2014

I need you today to help me get over some very much pain that I am in. I know you are watching over all of us so you know what it is all about.

Your Daughter
Melissa Deal

Melissa Deal
September 24, 2013

I remember Wilbur from when I was a P.O. in Statesboro. He was always upbeat and loved by all. He gave me good advice as I began my criminal justice career to treat people the way that you would want to be treated if our roles were reversed. God Bless you my friend!

andy edwards
gs dept of corrections
May 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Berry. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
March 24, 2012

Today would have been a celebration of your birth. There are dates that will be with me the rest of my life. This is one of them. You're in my heart always.

Close Friend
December 29, 2011

It is that time of year that I love and you loved as well, I really wish that you was here to celebrate it with us.I now have a great man in my life and I know that you would like him very much (you know him) he and his family knew you and talk very highly of you as everybody does. Daddy I miss you so much and wish you was here with me..You are in my heart, I just wished that you was here. Terry and I talk about you often and we both wish that you was here to celebrate our love for each other and for you to see how happy we are. The great grands are growing up so fast and I wish you could be here to see them..(They are a mess) and I love them so much. Well I will go for now but remember that we love you and miss you so much!!!

Melissa Deal
December 17, 2011

I thought of you today as I often times do. I received a letter from your son Terry today. He miss and loves you so. He has had a trying time but often speaks of his love for you and express how much he would love to able to tell you this. You were a very good man who loved life and the people in it.You are greatly missed. Terry sends all of his love.

Good Friend
September 13, 2011

well pa its been 10yrs now, an it only seems like yesterday you was here picking on me like you always did... i miss seeing you in the yard grilling an giving chris a hard time...just wish you could have been here today to see that we finally made it... yea pa we quit being so stubborn an gave in to each other, an you have some of the most beautiful grandkids in the world that thank very highly of you, an miss you greatly without ever laying eyes on you... you are a every day part of our lives an we will never forget you or what you stood for... you was an still are, one of the greatest men i have ever known an i love you so very much...we miss you pa.. see you again soon

May 20, 2011

Tomorrow will be 10 years since you were taken away from all that loved you. I've wondered through the years how things may have been if you could have stayed. I'll never forget you. With love always.

Close Friend
May 18, 2011

This is a very special day for me today and I wish you could be here to celebrate it with me..I miss you so much.Love you Daddy

Melissa Brown
May 6, 2011

Nearly 10 years since you left. Not a day gone by I haven't thought of you. You're still missed and loved.

Close Friend
February 9, 2011

I remember Wilbur from my young rookie days as a probation officer in Statesboro. Wilbur was a great man and I never heard him say a bad thing about anyone. In my early years before becoming certified as a peace officer as well as a probation officer Wilbur, as well as many other Bulloch Co. deputy friends allowed me to ride along with them on their shifts. He was to me a kind man who genuinely cared about all people that he encountered. May God Bless You and Your Family.

Andy Edwards
State Prob. Off/reserve deputy
July 23, 2010

Just thinking of you and how much we love you and miss you.

Melissa Brown
May 26, 2010

Well here it is another year, this makes the 9th year. It is so hard for me this time of year. Daddy I miss you so much and there are so many things that I need to know that only you could tell me. Well let me tell you, you have another greatgrand baby its another boy and his name is James Braiden Crosby, We call him Braiden (and the Chunkster) is he chunky. But so precious, he and Landon both. I get them as much as I can because I've learned from loosing you that you never know what tomorrow brings. Well I guess I will go for now, But my last words will be like always I love you Daddy.

Melissa Brown
May 18, 2010

I talked with your little girl. I think she's happy. You have some beautiful great grandbabies. May 19, I hate this day! I didn't get to tell you good bye. I thought as the years went by, it would get easier to face this day. It doesn't, not for me. It gets worse. I just hope somehow, some way, you know, you are still loved. You're in my heart, always.

Very Special Friend
May 17, 2010

Happy Birthday. I'll never forget you.

Dear Friend
December 29, 2009

Sgt. Berry,

I just wanted to tell you Merry Christams and that I still think of you a lot. Take care.

Lieutenant V. Rosen

Lieutenant V.T. Rosen
Former BCSD Dispatcher
December 23, 2009

We Love You and Merry Christmas.

Topanga and Yasmine Berry
December 18, 2009

Well it's that time of year again that you loved. You enjoyed getting out and deep frying a turkey, and we enjoyed you ccoking it because it was good. Which it didn't matter what you cooked it was always good. I wish every year that you was here to enjoy this time together. We miss you so much, Johnny and I was talking last night about how you would enjoy Landon (Mitch's) baby. He is such a mess. We enjoy him so much. Well I will go for now but remember I love you and miss you so much.

Melissa Brown
November 20, 2009

I met Wilbur in the mid 70's. The last time I saw him was in the summer of 2000. I was totally devastated when I saw the news of his passing. He was 1 of the finest men anyone could ever meet. I, along with many others miss him to this very day. When I think of him, I still shed tears. Wilbur, if there's any way you could know all this, just know, you were and are loved by many and always will be.

October 4, 2009

Thinking of you and wishing you were here. I love you Daddy.

Melissa Brown
July 31, 2009


Meleody Soto
Hampton SC
July 27, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the eighth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen mother Larry Lasater
May 19, 2009


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