Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Robert Brandon Paudert

West Memphis Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert Brandon Paudert

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.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

June 7, 2010

June 5, 2010

As I sit down to write this letter, I am in awe. I am in awe of the Lord and of all of you who have supported my family during this tragedy. I am truly amazed, honored, and blown away by all of the cards, letters, and support you have given.
I can’t begin to explain how cards from those I didn’t even know touched my heart. In the past, I have thought that no one would know or want me to visit during the most painful times in their lives. I thought that they wouldn’t even know I was there. I thought that I would just pray for them. Because of all of you, my mind has changed. However, prayer is what my family still needs most. What I mean to say is that I will send that card or word of encouragement every time. It has really made a vast difference for me.
I thought that I would be able to write individual, personal thank you cards. However, it soon became apparent that this would be an impossible task!! So, I want to thank all of you publicly for your support of Bill and Brandon’s families. I am truly honored by all of you.
In addition, I would like to thank every officer from all over the country that chose to honor my husband with their show of support. Brandon would have truly, truly been moved. I am sure that he watched from above with pure amazement.
The West Memphis Police Department has become my family. Please know that you all have someone with “connections” praying for each of you every day, while you carry out the duty and service that comes with being a police officer. Thank you for all that you have done. I thank you for continuing to protect us all, even in the midst of this tragedy.
Words cannot express, what love has shown… Please know that I am strengthened by the Lord and the words of encouragement which have so ministered to me. Even though I don’t know the plan, I know God has one. I trust that the Lord will walk beside me and carry me when I can’t walk. My warrior, Brandon, will be right there, always at peace and secure with our Lord.

Sincerely,


Kim Paudert
Wife of Sgt. Brandon Paudert
West Memphis Police Department

Kim Paudert
wife of Sgt Brandon Paudert

June 5, 2010

May God give the families, friends, and survivors the strength needed to endure this evil and loss. None of you will ever be quite the same. May his example of service inspire others to take his place on the front lines.

Lieutenant (retired)
Chesterfield Co. Police, VA

June 4, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your family,may God bless them and give them strength in this most difficult time. To Officer Paudert rest in peace,Hero.

Lauren W.
Wife of DeSoto Co. Officer

June 2, 2010

I cannot even fathom the amount of grief that your family, friends and department must be feeling with the loss of two HERO's from the same family. I pray that God will grant some sort of understanding and peace as to why this happened. Thank you for your service, your courage and bravery and the ultimate sacrifice you and your family have made. God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

June 2, 2010

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers with the West Memphis Police Department, are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Sr. Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, Georgia

June 1, 2010

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Sergeant Brandon Paudert as well as to the West Memphis Police Department. Rest in peace Sergeant Paudert, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

May 31, 2010

Rest easy, Brother. Your work here is done. We have the watch.

Anonymous

May 31, 2010

Final Inspection
The warrior stood and faced God, Which will always come to pass, He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass.“Step forward now, old warrior, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?” The warrior squared his shoulders and Said, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t, ‘Cause those of us who carry guns Can’t always be a saint.“I’ve had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was tough, And sometimes I’ve been violent, ‘Cause the world is awfully rough.“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 times 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 fears.“If you’ve a place for me here, Lord, It needn’t be so grand. In life I didn’t expect nor need too much, So if you don’t, I’ll understand.”There was a silence all around the throne, Where the saints had often trod, As the warrior stood quietly. For the judgment of his God..“Step forward now, my warrior, You’ve born your burdens well, Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets, You’ve done your time in Hell.
Author Unknown

Anonymous

May 31, 2010

May you rest in peace Sergeant Brandon Paudert, you will not be forgotten.

Tim

Henderson City Alderman
City of Henderson

May 28, 2010

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your Family and your Dept.

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

May 27, 2010

Brandon,

Jeremy loved working with you. There will never be another that could replace you. May your soul R.I.P. We all love and miss you !

The Gore Family

Jamie Gore
Wife of Officer Jeremy Gore (Brandon's Partner)

May 27, 2010

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Brandon Paudert. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

May 26, 2010

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the West Memphis Police Department. To Seargeant Paudert's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May peace be with you during this tragic time. Your hero will never be forgotten.

Rachel Watson
Colorado Springs police Department Wives Association

May 26, 2010

No trial, no prison, no meals, no life! Justice served.
Rest in peace brothers.

Deputy Sheriff
Martin County Sheriff's Office (FL)

May 26, 2010

As a sister, a daughter, and a niece of family members in "BLUE" my thoughts and prayers go out to your family as you walk and patrol those streets in heaven. We are so proud of you for taking the "Oath" and wearing that badge with Pride and Honor. You gave the "Ultimate Sacrifice" protecting us from evil and harm. Watch over us as we continue here on earth while you gracefully take your place in Heaven to stand with God. Thank you Sergeant Brandon Paudert.

POLICEMAN’S 23RD PSALM

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans, I’m a “minister of God,”
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name’s sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death’s valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life’s enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, “Well done…”
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

Anonymous

May 25, 2010

Even though you are surrounded by coworkers and loved ones, Paudert family, no one on this side of heaven can possibly understand what you are going through. You are in the valley at this moment but God's grace and mercy will see you through. The sacrifice on the part of Brandon is to be honored above all others. I know that you are filled with overwhelming sorrow but also with pride for a son and a father who made a difference. May God bless you richly in the days ahead and may you sense His presence and His comfort when no one else can provide it.

Mitch Dunn
Brother of SCSO Deputy Tim Dunn
EOW 10/29/04

Mitch Dunn
Shelby County Sheriff's Office

May 25, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Sergeant Brandon Paudert,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Sergeant Brandon Paudert. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Sergeant Brandon Paudert is a hero.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

Anonymous

May 25, 2010

Thanks for your Service and your sacrifice Brandon. God bless the peacemakers and their families.


"I Lost a Friend Today"
By Michael Huber
Dedicated to Brian Batchelder
Bentonville P.D. And all those who Serve and Protect us from Chaos and Anarchy

I lost a friend today
I found out he has went away
He left behind this way of life
His newborn child and very young wife.

I just found out, just today
It just happened yesterday
No one knew where he had went
around a curve a tree he was sent.

I cried a tear for my friend today
We thought we both where here to stay
He was full of strenght full of pride
proud of the badge on his chest, the gun on his side.

We buried my friend today
In the church we sat to pray
they placed a medal on his chest
My friend gave his life doing his best.

I missed my friend today
His memory will not fade away
It was his honor that was true
I remember him in a line colored blue

I lost a friend today

Ptlm./T.O. Michael Huber
Greenland P.D.

Ptlm. Michael Huber
Greenland Arkansas Police Department

May 25, 2010

My condolences to his family, friends and especially to his co-workers. There isn't words that will comfort now, but peace will return again, and the knowledge that he is in God's loving arms will gradually take the place of the pain. God bless you all.

Rusty Cox,Information Clerk
Asheville Police Dept., Asheville, NC

May 25, 2010

go rest with the lord, the funeral service was top notch for you and Bill. Patrol heaven until we get there

Brent Mullin
Sikeston DPS (MO)

May 24, 2010

May God bless and keep Sergeant Paudert and Officer Evans.

Chief Paudert, Brian, and families of both men - we are praying for you.

"All that is neccessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." -Burke

John 15:13

With great respect,
Stevie

LCDR Case Vernon
United States Navy

May 24, 2010

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Virginia

May 24, 2010

Rest in peace Sarge....my thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the WMPD during this tragic and difficult time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

May 24, 2010

Thank you, Sgt. Paudert, for your service to our great state and our country. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will never be forgotten. Prayers are with your family, your fellow officers, and the city of West Memphis. Rest in peace, Hero!

Janice Brown
Arkansas citizen

May 24, 2010

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