Barbara Ann PillBrevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida
End of Watch: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Barbara Ann Pill
Rest in peace sister. I pray that your family finds some peace in knowing that you are with our Lord.
Officer Kimberly Regen
Aurora Police Dept/Colorado
April 3, 2014
The Pill family,
May God grant you peace in knowing that Deputy Barbara Pill lived her life with honor and the highest of ethics in order to meet her calling. Memories will recall all the family holidays and times that she missed to fulfill her obligations as a law enforcement officer. But know that it was torment in her heart not to be both places or have the ability to be all to everyone. The blessing is that she was in God's eyes.
Mom, wife and retired Deputy Sheriff, Hillsborough County.
April 2, 2014
April 1st, 2014. I just watched the jury's decision for the murderer (I WON'T EVEN MENTION THE BASTARD'S NAME) of my friend and co-worker, Deputy Barbara Pill #644. I know we are supposed to forgive, but, I just can't. Barb and I went through the police academy together, she at 40 and me at 38. We didn't let our age get in our way, we were tough as nails. I know we scared some of our male counterparts during the physical aspects of our studies. We laughed about that, so did the guys. Good memories that bring a smile to my face, now. Barb and I studied together, sat two seats apart from each other through the classroom studies at the academy, and encouraged each other through the sometimes tough physical rigors of what we called "boot camp". While I did attend all of her services during that horrible March in 2012, to this day I have still not driven by the site of her untimely and unwarranted death. I am so happy with today's verdict, finally justice for Barb. Perhaps some day I can find it in my heart to forgive, but for now, it's just not there, I can't. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office, lost not just a Deputy Sheriff, we lost a good, compassionate, fair, sweet woman. Barb's family has had a huge part of their lives ripped from their being, I think that's the part I can't forgive. My love to the Pill family always. Barb, rest in peace.
Dep. Carol O' Connell #684
Brevard County Sheriffs Office - Retired
April 1, 2014
Never forgotten brave warrior sister - thank you for your service.
South Australia Police
January 25, 2014
I want you to know how much I appreciate that you chose to be a Peace Officer. You are a great woman and an inspiration to me. I think about you often and treasure the sacrifice you made for us.
I am very happy that your name is engraved near my brother's on the memorial wall at the Police Hall of Fame. I know the two of you are together and watching out for us.
To the family of Deputy Pill: Please accept my heartfelt condolences. You are in my heart and in my thoughts forever. I will never forget our Deputy Barbara Pill.
Rebecca Y. Davis, Sister, Orlando, FL
Constable Brian Bachmann; EOW: 8/13/2012
Brazos County Constable Precinct 1, TX
April 29, 2013
As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Sister.
To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!
Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01
January 1, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends. May you Rest In Peace.
Homeland Security Investigations - HSI
December 30, 2012
Rest In Peace Deputy Pill.. Thank you for your dedication to the citizens of Brevard County and the Brevard County Sheriff`s Office. You will not be forgotten...
Corporal H. Phillips
Brevard County Sheriffs Office
November 26, 2012
Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.
Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO
November 3, 2012
Rest In Peace....
John Ruth, AEMD Comm. Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch, TX
October 20, 2012
Thank you for your service. I hope and pray that your family are coping with your loss and that they know that people out there are truly thankful for their sacrifice. Rest in peace, Officer Pill
Y. Wendy Norris RN
August 16, 2012
I never met you deputy pill. Your death struck me with anger towards your killer. I enjoyed the desire to harass him forever. He will pay with his life in prison for the senseless death he caused you. In addition to your gunshot wound I am sure you were in pain thinking about the loved ones you were leaving behind, especially your little grandchild. Truly you were a brave woman worthy of respect.
August 10, 2012
My Greatest Condolences go to you, One of MY personal Heroes, I never did meet you, But you served at a school i once lived near and now wish I had gone there, You were in Law Enforcement for 30 years, And I am truly sorry to see you gone, It would have been an honor to meet you in person, I have heard you were very Nice and Caring, I one day wish to be in Law Enforcement, You were a Brave woman of the Law, Thank you for serving us Deputy Pill, I still to this day Honor you and always will, RIP and God Bless Your Heart
August 4, 2012
See you on the other side.
Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen
Milwaukee PD (Wisconsin) Retired
July 18, 2012
Though I never knew her, she was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.
Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.
Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.
Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.
Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.
We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.
The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.
Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD
July 17, 2012
Your memory lives on every day as we think of you and pray for your family. It never gets easier to drive past your memorial site. I always think of the procession to your funeral and how we went out of our way to pass by, blue lights flashing. Thank you for your tireless efforts to make our community a better place to live. We miss you very much
June 25, 2012
Even though I never knew you,
I feel your family's pain,
For another Police Officer
Has given their life again.
The hand of God now holds you,
Heaven is now your beat,
And it is every bit important,
As it was on city streets.
For your brothers and your sisters,
who have gone on there before,
look to you to carry on, so they can have relief,
For though theres no crime in Heaven,
No cars to chase and stop,
There is always respect and honor,
For a greatly dedicated, and decent Lady Cop.
My prayers go to your family such that they know that even the average Joe Citizen loves and honors the ones who put theirselves out there on the line everyday, doing what they do to protect and serve. God Bless You my lost friend, and may he grace your family with the knowledge that in is wisdom, The Police Officer wh did so much, for so many earned her wings many times over. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community, and those who dwell there.
SSgt S Hobbs (Ret)
172nd Tac-Ops Command, 103rd Air Commando, 79th Scout Snipers USAF
June 19, 2012
Thank you Deputy Pill for you service to law enforcement 30 years of service you're my hero Barbara. I didn't know you, I just heard about you, but your loss hit me, I am married to an Police officer and a loss to our community no matter where you are is a loss to us. I know heaven is a better place with you in it, God bless you Barbara.
Wife of a Police Officer (Wa)
June 19, 2012
Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.
D/S J. Clendening
Glades County Sheriff's Office (FL)
June 11, 2012
Rest in peace my Sister!
"Blessed are the Peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9
Joaquin "Jack" Garcia
Retired FBI Agent
June 6, 2012
Thank you for all your hard work and service. Your co-workers and community misses you. Rest in peace.
Sgt. Cyndi Williams
Palm Bay Police Department
May 27, 2012
This horrible tragedy still haunts this community. Officer Pill was truly the most incredible officer that this community has ever had. I just drove past her memorial on John Rhodes today, and still had tears. Although months have passed I don't think we will ever forget that day years from now. I know her family is still suffering and all of her extended family. I hope you know that, we the public are still praying for you and know your loss is great, I hope Brevard County never ever forgets her. And I hope that other officers follow in her footsteps. She was, and will always be that person you want your children to look up to. R.I.P. Barbara
member of the community
May 24, 2012
Deputy Sheriff Pill,
Maam, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Brevard County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
U.S. Border Patrol
May 23, 2012
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges 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 tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got 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 an unmanly tear.
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 silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"
May God be with everyone
Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX
April 20, 2012
30 years of service. Your brothers will always remember you Deputy Pill.
Sgt Michael Brown
April 12, 2012
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