Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Darla Kay Lathrem

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, June 11, 2003

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Darla Kay Lathrem

I would like to thank all of you for your comments and prayers, I can not make any comments regarding my aunt. I will say she was the most kind hearted person, who never judged any one in her whole life she will be missed very much and our lives will never be whole again and your thoughts and prayers are greatly appriciated and very much needed please keep us in your thoughs and prayers as we need them very bad. with love always
Lindsay,Charles and Mary Best

YOU WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER DARLA WE WILL NEVER FORGET HOW MUCH YOU TOUCHED OUR LIVES IN THE LITTLE TIME YOU WERE HERE WITH US I WILL SEE YOU AGIAN AT THE CROSS ROADS TILL THEN I LOVE YOU I MISS YOU love
everyone!

Lindsay Best
niece of darla lathrem

dear Darla, I was on duty wednesday night. Im not good at this, but the entire prison loves you. As I stay here I know you are now safe, may God bless you. I feel the loss, as so many of us do, I must say goodby. CO LATHREM is 10-7 out of service. may God bless you---Sgt WENTZ CCI Fl.

sgt Wentz
Fl Dept of corrections

Rest in peace your tour of duty is done. God Bless

Anonymous

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF OFFICER LATHREM. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU. THE SHORT TIME I HAD TO WORK WITH OFFICER LATHREM, IT IS A TIME I'LL NEVER FORGET. ALL OUR PRAYERS.

OFFICER CIOFANI AND FAMILY
CCI

Some of our squad members are former corrections employees and we feel for the loss of this young officer. May God rest her soul in peace until the second coming of Jesus and may her attackers come to know the forgiveness and salvation that is in Jesus Christ.

Special Operations Group
FBI Detroit Division

We are deeply saddened by this senseless murder. Rest in peace Officer Lathrem. Your service to you community is appreciated by all of us. May God bless you and the survivors of your family.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

God Bless

LEO Wife
NJ

The four hours I worked with you were so short yet I will cherish them. In that short time I found a friend. A friend that was so easy to talk to...so full of joy.
Her loss has left an emptiness inside of me. I will cling to that four hours...that short time we talked and shared things...that time we laughed....
You are missed.
Ken

Ken lowman CoSgt
Charlotte

Rest in peace. God bless those left behind to carry on.s

Shannon
concerned citizen

Despite the never-ending budget cuts and the special interest groups who fight for the rights of inmates, there are people who put on the uniform of justice every day. They ignore the sneers and the bad publicity. They tolerate the low pay and the aweful shift work. They face the worst that humanity has to offer every day. They are the heroes and the angels that walk among us.
To the family of the fallen heoes, I offer my prayers of peace. To the men and women who wear the uniform, I offer my pride and gratitude.

Proud Wife of a Correctional Officer
Orlando, FL

My deepest sympathy to the Family, friends and co-workers of Officer Darla Lathrem. You will be missed my sister in Brown, but not forgotten.

"The Angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. There's a leak, she pronounced! That's not a leak, said the Lord, It's a tear. It's for the bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, for Justice."
You're a genius, said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there," he said.

SGT. J. CURCIO
FLA D.O.C.

Correctional Officer's Farewell

We all know it can happen,
When we put our Colors on.
It only takes an instant,
Then one of us is gone.

Day to day we walk our beat,
In God we put our faith.
'Cause we're the law inside the wall,
We keep the Public safe.

You've done the job that few can do,
Your shift is at an end.
Farewell my Sister, Rest in peace,
On you we could depend.


Keep watch over us on our day to day, hour by hour trials until we meet again in that Big Institution.

Lt. W. R. Phillips
CCA-LCCF

Words only falter in times like these, and to hear of such an outrageous tragedy being perpetrated by vicious animals, boils the blood in all of our veins. However, vengeance and anger only bring down those of us humane enough to protect the world from itself. So, in a time like this we bond, share, and morn. My prayers go out to the family and friends of Darla Lathrem and with deepest sympathy I will share a little of your loss with you. Rest in peace sister, for God has prepared a special place for you. God Bless those left to immortalize your memory.

Det. D.L. Akins
Liberty Police Dept., Randolph County

Rest in peace Sister Darla, you will not be forgotten


Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs PD OK

To the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Lathrem, I'm so sorry for your loss. We are all out here, grieving with you. May God bless and comfort you.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Dept.

Deepest sympathy to the family of Correctional Officer Darla Lathrem.

Anonymous

God bless, you will not be forgotten.

Officer S.W. Harrell
Richmond (VA) Police Department

Darla, may you rest in peace...and may your family and friends stay strong and survive....in this terrible time of loss. I pray that JUSTICE will be swift....Your sacrifice to society will never be forgotten by your brothers and sisters......

Ranger,Ohio
HCPD

Rest easy for your watch is now over!

Ofc. Culver
Holly Hill Police Department

To the family of COI Darla Lathrem I would like to say that I am so sorry for the loss of your Daughter, To the friends and co-workers I can only say that I know it is going to be hard to do your jobs after this but don't give up. DEAR LORD Please Bless us all and keep us safe as we deal with the scum of society everday and help everyone to understand that this job is just as dangerous as as there is.

A.C. BEACH COI
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

thank you for your dedication and service you will not be forgotten

Anonymous

You will not be forgotten.

Ofc. E M. Bruss #2181
U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs Police
Houston Campus

Police Officer E.M. Bruss
Houston VA Police

Although I am on the street now I worked corrections for two years. I don't know that those who haven't worked corrections know of the constant danger that is always present when those doors slam locking you in with a far greater number of dirtbags. What a tragedy this is that we have lost another officer.
God Bless her family and her co-workers. God bless us all as we continue the fight to keep America safe and to honor those who have given all they had in that same endeavor.

Anonymous

Rest in peace sister in blue.
The watch is ours now.

God bless your family.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

Correctional Officer’s Farewell
By Larry E. Peoples

We all know it can happen,
When we put our Colors on.
It only takes an instant,
Then one of us is gone.

Day to day we walk our beat,
In God we put our faith.
‘Cause we’re the law inside the wall,
We keep the Public safe.

You’ve done the job that few can do,
Your shift is at an end.
Farewell my Sister, Rest in peace,
On you we could depend.

Larry E. Peoples, C.O. Lt. (Ret.)
Florida Department of Corrections

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