Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Eugene Crum

Mingo County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Reflections for Sheriff Eugene Crum

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 25, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace Sheriff.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2013

God Bless you Sheriff Crum. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

July 23, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the sheriff's office, and those served, at the loss of this Sheriff. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this Sheriff chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

May 26, 2013

Sheriff Crum,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mingo County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 9, 2013

RIP and thank you for serving and protecting.

Bonnie and Frank Rohrer, friends from Quarryville PA

April 28, 2013

"Mo chomhbhróin"

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department, California

April 23, 2013

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 children, parents and coworkers. RIP Deputy Sheriff Crum

Robina Browne
Mother to Dep. Sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez, Honolulu, HI.EOW 2/10/07

April 21, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his 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 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 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 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 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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant
Powell Police Department

April 17, 2013

Rest in peace blue brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell
WCSD-TN

April 13, 2013

The world can be so cruel. It's very sad how people can just take the life of someone else w/o even thinking of the so many people that that one action can and will affect. One day all wickedness will be eliminated psalms 37:9-11. Find great comfort from the scriptures.

Weight Inspector Davis

April 13, 2013

To the family and friends of Sheriff Eugene Crum and his fellow deputies:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Eugene was killed.

To Sheriff Crum's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Sheriff Crum gave to his community and the citizens of West Virginia and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 3, 2013.

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

April 12, 2013

"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.

firefighter B.E.Moses
bancroft vfd wv

April 11, 2013

My Sheriff, My Leader, but most of all My Friend, Eugene it was an honor to serve by your side. We will continue the war on drugs, they have awoken a sleeping giant! Rest easy my friend, we will have Rosie back just like we did yours! We love you dear friend, The Endicotts

Proverbs 28:1 "The wicked flee when no man pursues; but the righteous are as bold as a lion"

K-9 Cpl. C.G. Endicott
Mingo Co. Sheriffs Dept

April 11, 2013

May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency.

WOMAN - Ashley Brandow - WIFE of DFC Brian Brandow - H.C.S.O. - 731

April 10, 2013

Our condolences and prayers are with the family. May the Good Lord help and guide you through this tough time.

Joyce Terra
California Officer's Daughter

April 10, 2013

Our thoughts and prayer's are with Sheriff Crum's family and coworkers. You are truly a hero. May god comfort your family. Thank you for your service.

Zone Five Academy Recruits
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

April 9, 2013

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

April 9, 2013

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

April 9, 2013

RIP brother. You'll be missd. God Bless you, your family and all members of the Mingo Co. SO.

Captain (Retired) William Flesch
Minot Police Dept. Minot, ND

April 9, 2013

Deepest condolences to your family and colleagues, Sheriff Crum.
Your badge and your light will forever shine.
God bless ... rest in peace.

Chaplain Jerry Steele
Coquille Police Department, Coquille, Oregon

April 8, 2013

If this man should fall,who will lift the flag and carry on?Thank you for carrying the flag Sheriff Crum.

Deputy Darrin Ellis
Kings County Sheriff's Office(Ca)

April 8, 2013

Rest In Peace Sheriff Crum. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and our brothers and sisters at the Mingo County Sheriiffs Department.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

April 8, 2013

Sheriff Crum,

God holds you now. You have joined the ranks of many who chose to "Serve and Protect" and who are now reaping their eternal reward.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over 2 years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

April 7, 2013

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