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Deputy Sheriff Tony Price Ogburn | Henderson County Sheriff's Department, Texas Henderson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Tony Price Ogburn

Henderson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, May 17, 2007
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Tony Price Ogburn

 

On Thursday, May 17, 2007, a part of me died. On that day, I lost a brother. Deputy Tony Price Ogburn, of the Henderson County Sheriffs Dept was killed in the line of duty. Tony Ogburn was my brother, not by happenstance or by birth, but by choice. Tony was my brother in Christ. Tony was my brother in blue. William Shakespear, in "Henry V" wrote: "This story[of the battle] shall the good man teach his son, And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by From this day to the ending of the world But we in it shall be remembered We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition."

Tony, you have fought the good fight. Tony you have finished his course. Tony, you have kept the faith. Well done, good and faithful servent.

Off. Ron Duke
GSPD
May 20, 2007

May God grant peace, comfort and courage to Officer Tony P Ogburns family, friends and fellow officers. Go rest Officer Ogburn in Jesus Name. God BLess

Chaplain Bryce Justice
Bean Station Police Deprt.
May 20, 2007

GODSPEED BROTHER...

PATROLMAN #1141
RICHMOND PD (CA)
May 20, 2007

God Bless you and your families. Such brave men you all are never knowing what each day will bring. Heroes forever.

Jackie Rutherford
Wife of a British serving Police Sergeant
May 20, 2007

Many heartfelt thoughts and prayers are sent your way during this most difficult time. Tony you are commended for your professionalism, dedication and integrity in your life and line of work. You were truly an inspiration to many. May you rest in peace.

Officer Kay Lynn Newbill
Gun Barrel City Police Department
May 20, 2007

REST IN PEACE BROTHER; WE'LL TAKE IT FROM HERE AS LONG AS WE KNOW YOUR UP THERE WATCHING OVER ALL OF US. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

OFC. A. WILLSON
LAUDERHILL POLICE DEPT, FL
May 20, 2007

Thank you. You are a true hero Deputy Ogburn. Your brothers and sisters mourn your loss and will never forget your service. Patrol those streets of gold sir, and we will take it from here. You have answered your final call. Rest easy now sir.

Dispatcher J. Modlin
Lucas County Sheriff's Office, Toledo, OH
May 19, 2007

The policeman stood and faced God,

Which must always come to pass.

He hoped his shoes were shining,

Just as brightly as his brass.



"Step forward now, policeman.

How shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek?

To my church have you been true?"



The policeman squared his shoulders and said,

"No lord, I guess I ain't,

Because those of us who carry a badge

can't always be a saint."



I've had to work most Sundays,

and at times my talk was rough,

and sometimes I've been violent,

Because the streets are awfully tough.



But I never took a penny,

That wasn't mine to keep

Though I worked a lot of overtime

When the bills got just too steep.



And I never passed a cry for help,

Though at time I shook with fear.

And sometimes, God forgive me,

I've wept unmanly tears.



I know I don't deserve a place

Among the people here.

They never wanted me around

Except to calm their fear.



If you've a place for me here, Lord,

It needn't be so grand.

I never expected or had too much,

But if you don't I'll understand.



There was a silence all around the throne

Where the saints had often trod.

As the policeman waited quietly,

For the judgement of his god.



"Step forward now, policeman,

You've born your burdens well.

Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,

You've done your time in hell"

Sgt Justin K. Nevels
Clinton Police Department
May 19, 2007

REST IN PEACE BROTHER!


ELLIS COUNTY
May 19, 2007

My hearts and prayers are with the family tonight. Thank you for your service.

Stacie
Wife of Police Officer
May 19, 2007

Deputy Ogburn,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotte. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother!!

Dep Paul Sperandeo Ofc Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs OFfice, Gretna Police Dept. La
May 19, 2007

John 15:13, Greater love hath no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Ofc. Michael Reynolds
Athens Police Department
May 19, 2007

To the family of Officer Ogburn,
As I watched with horror the newscast that began to tell the story of this incident I began to pray for the families of the officers involved. As the surviving spouse of an officer killed in the line of duty (Officer Randy Zimmerman, Jacksonville PD, 1992) I know the pain that is only just beginning to become a part of your life as well as the officers who worked with the deputies involved.
Please know that those prayers will continue--along with many more from people who truly grieve with you.
God bless you,
Peggy Zimmerman

Peggy Zimmerman
Surviving Spouse
May 19, 2007

Rest in peace my brother. Your dedication to law enforcement will not be forgotten and serves as an example to all of us. God Speed

Corporal John McMahon
Utah Highway Patrol
May 19, 2007

Rest in Peace Deputy Ogburn, May God watch over you, your family and all of those who were put here on this Earth to Protect us.

D. W. Hewitt
Proud Father of an Atlanta Police Officer
May 19, 2007

May you Rest in Peace, Deputy Ogburn. You will NEVER be forgotten, Sir, and we thank you so much for your Service to all of us.

Sr. Trooper Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall
May 19, 2007

Deputy Ogburn,
Your family is in my prayers as they have joined a group that no one wants to belong to...police survivors. The rest of us survivors embrace them with our prayers and ask the Lord to wrap his loving arms around them & comfort them. Thanks for service from Henderson County, N.C.

Denise
Survivor of Calvin Taylor
May 19, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Ogburn and his family.

Deputy Kimball
Douglas County Ga.

Deputy Shelly KImball
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
May 19, 2007

I just cleared from escorting the deputies bodies thru Kaufman County on their way home. All of Henderson County SO’s employees are in our prayers. God bless.

Sergeant Chris Whatley
Kaufman County Sheriff's Office
May 19, 2007

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA
May 19, 2007

MAY THE LORD BE WIH DEPUTY OGBURN, HIS FAMILY AND THE HENDERSON CO S.O. DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. DEPUTY OGBURN, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

GOD BLESS YOU, BROTHER IN BLUE.

DETECTIVE RUTILO QUEZADA
SMITH COUNTY SHERIFF TYLER, TX
May 19, 2007

Deputy Ogburn, thank you sir for your service, dedication and your ultimate sacrifice. You are a hero. To the HCSD family, my deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you as you have lost not one but two family members. All that you do is greatly appreciated. Please be safe as you continue your watch. Romans 13:4.

Traffic Officer Tom Williams
City of Los Angeles DOT
May 19, 2007

Deputy Ogburn,

My fondest memory of you was when you were at the Malakoff football fieldd being the security guard for Malakoff Youth Football Association. You were laughing at the cook about being slow about fixing hambugers. You were wanting a "good one". My thoughts and prayers are with your family and with the members of the law enforcement.

I have no doubt that GOD took the VERY BEST when he took you. You will forever be in my thoughts. REST IN PEACE!

Stacey Killough
Malakoff, TX
Former MYFA Mom


May 19, 2007

God Bless You and your family. You did a hero.

Wanda Ryan, Reserve Deputy
Reeves County Sheriff Dept
May 19, 2007

To the family, friends, and colleagues fo Deputy Tony Ogburn;
My heartfelt condolences go out to all of you at this time when the pain is so sharp and real!! I know your pain and feel your hurt, but life changes and we move on!! You will never be alone...the thin blue line of law enforcement will always be by your side, to comfort, protect, and abide with you. I hope you learn of COPS soon and are engulfed in the loving arms of so many suriviors that you fell smothered, but grateful that we know and understand everything you are going through!!

Patricia Tucker, President NC COPS
wife, Mark R. Tucker, EOW 2/12/2004
May 19, 2007

 
 

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