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

Rest In Peace My Sister.

A Sister In Blue

September 14, 2003

The members of the Kentucky Womens Law Enforcement Network would like to extend their sympathy to the family, friends and fellow Officers of Officer Darla Lathrem.

Historian--Officer Julie Schmidt
Kentucky Womens Law Enforcement Network

August 20, 2003

My thought and prayers are with the family, friends, and fellow correctional officers of this brave woman. May you rest in peace Officer Lathrem.

Lori Brown
Aunt of Deputy Renee Azure EOW 8/06/02

My thoughts are with the family of Darla and I hope you will someday feel better.

Officer Antony Rodriguez
Ca. Dept. of Corrections

May god bless you.and your co-workers. Thank you for protecting us.......you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace sister.......I know you are looking down on us.........

I'm thankful for all the ladies, who put on the uniform and face danger. To another American Hero God Bless!!!!!!

Anonymous

To the family, friends and coworkers of C.O. Lathrem:

I'm so sorry to hear about this senseless tragedy. The way that she died showed what kind of people she was protecting the community from, and she was truly a hero. God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

Anonymous
Mountain View, CO

Rest in Peace Sister Lathrem. Your loved ones are in my thoughts & prayers.

Officer Kevin R Turley
Jacksonville (Alabama) Police Department

Darla's passing has left a void in the hearts of all of us, no matter how well we knew her. I pray that the Lord will help ease the pain that void leaves. We must all remember that Darla would want this tragedy to somehow become positive in helping all of us to be there for each other for comfort and support. We must all strive to be there for each other as we slowly go from tears to smiles as we remember her and not the ultimate sacrifice she made. We will remember the wonderful person she was. I hope we will all be better for having known her, even for a short time. She will truly be an angel watching over Charlotte C.I. I hope Darla's family can find comfort in knowing how much she was loved by others, as well as her family. Darla, may you smile down upon us from your well deserved place in the Kingdom of Heaven. You will never be forgotten.

Joni Wright, Secretary
Charlotte Correctional Institution

Darla, I was so luckly to have a chance to supervise such a beautiful person as you. You were a awsome officer, Darla i will miss you so much, but i will never forget you. You have a place in my heart. Save me a place next to you in heaven. cci has an angle now, her name is officer DARLA KAY LATHERM.

SGT SPEARS
FLA DOC CCI

Dear Darla,

We have never met, but you are my sister as a fellow Corrections Officer and in Christ. The connection is apparent, but I also shared the same birthdate as you also, 03/24, except that I am 4 years older. Your death has helped me appreciate the life I have. It should not be taken for granted, who knows what tomorrow will bring. May God bless and comfort your family.

Lt. Lisa Burch
Lee County Sheriffs Office Detention Bureau

CCI Angel
Darla the past year has been a blessing to have known you, You taught so many people how to smile, how to shine. You did it so well it was easy to catch on,,,,, Everyone that knew you as a friend considered you a sister! The sweat, and tears we sheded during the academy will never be forgotten we made it! we enjoyed it when we looked back at all the fun we had as a class. We were a hell of a group,,You had the warmest heart on the compound that will never,, never be forgotten. For you have made an influence on everyone we all love you and will be forever caring your smile on our faces. I thank you for all the advise you gave me, during our short time together rest in peace sweet heart untill we meet again ~ ^j^

A.Martin C.O
Charlotte CI

My thoughts and prayers are with Darla LATHREMS Family and coworkers at the Institution.

OFFICER DENNIS DOHERTY
FL. DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS-MARION C.I.

Darla our sister in heaven you will not beforgotten. For this is a sad time and yes we weep now but in time we will think of you and smile. For now we know we will all meet again but for the time being you will be CCI's personal angle in the big sky. For every Officer at CCI you have touch them in someway and Darla you are everyones hero with love and blessing to C/O Darla Kay Lathrem's family and freinds my prayers are with you.

girlfriend of CCI C/O 2nd shift

girlfrien of C/O
CCI

Darla our sister in heaven you will not beforgotten. For this is a sad time and yes we weep now but in time we will think of you and smile. For now we know we will all meet again but for the time being you will be CCI's personal angle in the big sky. For every Officer at CCI you have touch them in someway and Darla you are everyones hero with love and blessing to C/O Darla Kay Lathrem's family and freinds my prayers are with you.

girlfriend of CCI C/O 2nd shift

girlfrien of C/O
CCI

Our hearts are with you in your loss. We understand there's nothing to take away the pain...we will pray for you. Our
sister was too young, but we will remember where we are
and who we deal with, more so than before. God keep you in His heart.
Martha

Martha H. Escobar-Correctional Officer
Lake City Correctional Facility CCA

Darla,
Even though I knew you for a short time, it was enuff for you to leave an impression one that will be missed. Your kind words and gentle heart brought joy to all that were around you. Even with the games played you stuck to it. God Bless you., And when I leave each day I will look at and thank you for watching over us. As now your our Guiding Light for the dark end of the tunnel. My prayers go to you and your family at this time of loss.

CO K. Wenrich
Charlotte CI

My family and myself would like to express our deepest sympathy to Darla's family.May you take comfort in knowing that you all are in so many peoples thoughts and prayers.Darla's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

SCLO John Bruggeling
Charlotte CI

Darla,
From the first time I meet you at the Academy, I knew you
were a good person. Every time you saw me you would ask
me how my leg was, how was I feeling, you always showed
true concern. I feel cheated that you were taken from us so
soon. I know you are in a better place now and I am
a better person from having had you as a friend.
God be with you and with your family. You will be on my mind
and in my heart till we meet again.

CO. J.C.Wilkins
DOC. Charlotte C.I.

We would like to express our deepest regrets to Darla's family.As a mother of a correctional officer myself I fully understand the dangerous job Darla undertook.She paid the extreme sacrifice and we all will never forget what she did for society.May God bless her family.In God all things are possible and work for the good,therefore we must keep the faith.Darla,may you rest in peace.

Mother of a Correctional Officer
CCI

As members of the Correctional family may we never forget the ultimate price that you paid. Your family is in our thoughts and prayer. REST IN PEACE.

Sgt. A. Waters/Sgt.F.P. Tulino
New River/Union Correctional

May God comfort the family, friends, and coworkers of Officer Lathrem in there time of need.

D. W. Evans C.O.
DeSoto C.I.

Darla,

Our job is to protect the public, and you made the ultimate sacrifice doing just that. For that, you are my hero. You were the kindest, sweetest person. You were always willing to learn anything you could to make you a better Officer, and doing that made you the BEST Officer. Your courage and dedication to the job are qualities I hope I can instill in my children. Every day I put on the uniform, you will be in my heart. Every night I walk out the gate to go home, I'll know you watched over me and our fellow Officers.

Thank You, Officer Lathrem, You will be Missed...

P.S. When we meet again, sister, I'll do lock checks for you!

Officer James Bulczak
Marion Correctional Institution

Darla,
you will be remebered as one of the brave ones who sacraficed for others. You did GOD'S will on earth. Now you must go with GOD and do His will.

Sgt. Toni Mosley
Florida Department of Corrections

To a great person that Darla was...she will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to her family, friends and co-workers.

E.C.
Florida Dept. of Corrections

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