Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Don David McCutcheon

Clark County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, February 8, 2010

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Don David McCutcheon

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

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.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 10, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy McCutcheon as well as the brotherhood at Clark County Sheriff's Office. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

February 10, 2010

RIP. We'll take it from here.

Police Officer
Upstate New York

February 10, 2010

Another sad story related to current weather conditions. There are a lot of duties related to police service all of which could prove fatal. My condolences to Deputy Sheriff McCutcheon's family and brother officers. You will never be forgotten.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

February 10, 2010

Deputy McCutcheon thank you for yor service. May God bless you and your family. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten!

Lieutenant
Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

February 10, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 10, 2010

Your devotion to service in your community has been recorded in God's journal of law enforcement achievments. Notice all your new brothers and sisters have also paid the ultimate and are honorable and loving officers as you are. Those you have left beind will keep your name alive and they will care for your family. Well done, faithful brother, rest in peace. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix Az PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

February 10, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

February 10, 2010

May you find comfort and peace during this dificult time. We know the sorrow experienced during this time. He was a true HERO giving of himself. Our blessings for all of you.
Dennis and Joyce Kramer

Joyce and Dennis Kramer
Parents/fallen officer P Kramer

February 10, 2010

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

February 10, 2010

Rest in Peace Sir........

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas Police

February 10, 2010

To the friends and family of Deputy Sheriff McCutcheon,

On behalf of Session 48, we wish to extend our deepest apologies and regrets for the loss of this Deputy.

May he serve his watch in a better place.

Respectfully,


Session 48

Session 48
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

February 10, 2010

RIP BROTHER MAY GOD COMFORT THOSE CLOSE TO YOU AT THIS TRAGIC TIME

Detective Larry Calhoun
Naugatuck CT Police

February 10, 2010

Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

February 10, 2010

Rest in peace Sheriff McCutcheon!
You will not be forgotten!
FACEBOOK salutes you!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

February 10, 2010

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Deputy Don McCutcheon. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time. Rest in Peace, Deputy McCutcheon and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

February 10, 2010

Rest In Peace. SALUTE!

PO ADAMS
NYPD 46 PCT

February 10, 2010

Our condolences sent to the family of Deputy Sheriff McCutcheon, such a sad, sad story. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. From one policing family to another....
Constable and Mrs. Brian Wise,
Ottawa Police
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA

Claire, wife of Constable Brian Wise
Ottawa Police, CANADA, formerly LVMPD

February 10, 2010

Rest in Peace

Lt B Cole
Lake Charles Police Dept (LOUISIANA)

February 10, 2010

God Bless you sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

February 10, 2010

Rest in peace Deputy McCutheon, serving and protecting that's what we do whether it's shoveling the snow or taking out a bad guy. My sincere condolences to your family and your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Terry F. Zech

OFC TERRY F. ZECH(RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT, MICH

February 10, 2010

On behalf of the 6,148 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Deputy McCutcheon’s family as well as the members of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

February 10, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Don McCutcheon, and the Clark County Sheriff's Office. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Deputy McCutcheon, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

February 10, 2010

Dep. McCutcheon Rest in Peace.

C.O. Stephen D. Celestino
Westchester County Dept. of Correction, NY

February 10, 2010

Deputy McCutcheon, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers from now on. Rest in God’s peace my friend.
REV

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

February 10, 2010

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.