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Police Officer Richard Joseph Halford | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer

Richard Joseph Halford

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, November 3, 2012
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Reflections for Police Officer Richard Joseph Halford

 

Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.

Police Officer Jason Lum
APD
December 20, 2014

I recall the time when I was recruit, you didn't care how much of a rookie I was, you always treated me with respect and dignity. I will never forget the time when Vivian connected us and you took me up in the old 'Ghetto Bird" for a flight, and you tried to get me sick doing circles over buckhead! I have fond memoires of you and always felt safe on a call when you were overhead. Your a great man, great father, and great officer. I visited your memorial in DC, as I was unable to get back in town for the funeral. My words their were for you only. Your always in my heart.... be safe brother on heaven's beat I'll be there for backup soon enough.

Love Adam Brenner
Zone 5 (Auburn)
"Phoenix, you up?"

Agent Adam Brenner
U.S. Border Patrol/ former APD
June 29, 2014

Richard it been almost a year to date, I remember us going to the boys club, riding motorcycle, attending Hardaway High School / Tuskegee University, you got me into law enforcement with City of Atlanta Police Department without you I could not be the man I am today you are truly been a part of my life and will forever will, LOVE YOU.

Deputy Warden
Muscogee County Prison
October 23, 2013

I am aware of the many contributions Officer Halford made because he was present for many activities over the past few decades in our area of town. He was a dedicated servant to the people. I am from the community where the accident occurred and will never forget that night. I was only minutes away from passing through the intersection before the crash. The lights on our street went black. We were devastated to learn there were fatalities involving officers serving our community, particularly officers who were searching for a little boy to bring him to safety. Signs of that night still remain as each time I pass the site I see teddy bears and other memorial items reminding us of the tragedy. As founder of a program that gives annually to first responders in remembrance of September 11th for our community I am sincerely grateful to those who put their lives at risk each day to serve us. You are a hero. Thank you for your courage. My prayers, thoughts and love go out to your family. R.I.P Officer Halford. We will never forget your service in SW Atlanta.

Audraine Jackson, Founder
9/11 First Responders Appreciation Program
January 7, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

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

Rest in peace and thank you for your service

John Latour
December 26, 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. REST IN PEACE.

POLICE OFFICER
NAPERVILLE IL POLICE DEPARTMENT
December 18, 2012

The reality of what could happen being a law enforcement officer seems to grasp the air of those of us left behind. No one ever knows the time or day that our light is to burn low; but officers place a bigger challenge on their chances of survival by attempting to protect those you are sworn to serve.

I never thought I could write this, but felt obligated too. Richard Halford - a long time co-worker and 20 year friend, I pray your family can make piece with your absence. I still cry for those lives lost while serving with APD; there will always be tears shared for those left to bear the sorrow.

My deepest condolenses

Sergeant (Retired)
Atlanta Police Department
December 15, 2012

Little did you know that morning, God would call you name. In life you were loved dearly and in death it is the same. My sincere condolences Daughter and coworkers. RIP Officer Halford

Robina Browne
Mother of Dep Sheriff D. Browne-Sanchez E.O.W 2/10/2007, Honolulu, HI
November 25, 2012

Most sincere condolences to the families of Officers Halford and Smiley, as well as to the members of the Atlanta Police Department.

Lt Kenneth Seguin
Dallas Police Department/Helicopter Unit
November 21, 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"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Texas
November 19, 2012

Officer Halford,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Atlanta. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
November 15, 2012

God rest your soul Sir. May your daughter be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues be at peace. We'll see you again Sir.
Please watch over us from on high.

Kristi
Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79
November 14, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Richard was lkilled. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Officer Richard Halford gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 3, 2012.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 12, 2012

Rest in Peace Police Officers Richard Halford. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your department at this time. Thank you for your service to this country and your community.

Sgt. Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC
November 12, 2012

I will always see the the sun as your smile.....the moon as your cool nature.....the wind as your heart that touched me and many others....the rain as the laughs that showered our friendship throughout the years.
I was blessed the day we met. The world was a better place with you in it. Thank you for your love, respect, and friendship. Holla at ya!

Kim
Citizen of the world and friend
November 11, 2012

Thank you for your service to our Nation! God bless your family and friends and fellow officers! You will be remembered.

Edd Hancock
Ga. Dept. of Transportation
November 11, 2012

Rest In Peace Officer Halford. We will continue the fight and never forget the ultimate sacrifice you made to keep those on your watch safe.

Officer C. Martin, Jr. #3136
Dekalb County GA Police Dept.
(Former Chattanooga, TN P.D. 1998-2011)
November 11, 2012

Godspeed my brothers. May your souls rest in peace

Sgt Tracy Atkinson
Georgia Southern University Police
November 11, 2012

Rest In Peace Officers Smiley and Halford. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Atlanta Police Department.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Trafic Unit
November 10, 2012

let me start by saying i don't know these officers personally, never met them, but heroes are commonly made from the same cloth. they always seem to have a bigger concern for others than themselves. thats why we love them. God bless these gentlemen!

lietenant b e fulton
montgomery pd
November 10, 2012

Rest in peace my brother for you are a true hero. May God wrap his arms around your family and fellow Officers in this sad time. Thank you for your service.

Trooper Scott Wernecke #958
Washington State Patrol
November 9, 2012

Rest in peace Brother. Thank you for your brave service to keep all of us safe. I am sad that you ended up paying the ultimate price while performing a most dangerous job. I pray for comfort for your family and fellow officers and friends...God Bless You.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen
November 9, 2012

The 50th Basic Detention Officer Training Academy sends our deepest and most sincere condolenses to the Family, Friends and Co-Workers of Officer Halford.

May your memories and laughter forever comfort you, and the pride he embraced wearing his uniform.

Respectfully Submitted,
Lt. Alicia S. McKinney & BDOT #50

Lt. Alicia McKinney
Durham County Sheriff's Office
November 9, 2012

I will be praying for the family, He was a classmate at mother mary mission, I am total shock haven,t seen him in years. said part is,I live in lithia springs Ga. where he lived never ran into him. my blessing are with the family

Darren Edmonds
classmate
November 8, 2012

 
 

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