Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Deputy Jeremy Wayne Meyst

Tulare County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Reflections for Correctional Deputy Jeremy Wayne Meyst

Rest in Peace.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

December 26, 2016

RIP. Prayers to your family.

Citizen of Huntsville, Al Jennifer LeeM
Huntsville, Alabama

December 24, 2014

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

To Jeremy'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 Deputy Meyst gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 24, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 2, 2014

R.I.P. Dep. Meyst. Thank you for your service.
May your family and colleagues be embraced by God's peace, comfort and healing.

Chaplain Jerry Steele

January 25, 2014

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now.

Deputy Sheriff
San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept., CA-Victorville Station

January 16, 2014

Expressing deepest sympathy, and hoping you find comfort in knowing we care and are near in thought.

Rita Rocker, Director Govt Relations
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

January 8, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother.

Police Commissioner, Scott Parker
Covington Police Department

January 8, 2014

Rest In Peace brother.

Cpl. Frank Reyes
Imperial County Sheriff's Office

January 7, 2014

Our most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Correctional Deputy Meyst from everyone at the Monroe County Correctional Officers Association.

Training Coordinator Michael Grodi
Monroe County Sheriff's Office, MI

January 7, 2014

We miss you and love you. R.I.P.

Sergeant Rosemarie Rosales
Tulare County Sheriff's Office

January 6, 2014

To Jeremy's father Jerry, (my friend), his wife, children, coworkers and friends,
I have no words to give each of you, to help erase your pain or ease your grief. There is the shock that will pass, then you are left with the reality of your huge loss.
You will find support from within the Department. Please reach your out your hand and accept it.
Jeremy was a "Stand up Cop", He represented Tulare County Sheriff's Office with pride and honor.
Always remind his children - he died a hero to many.
All of you are in my heart, thoughts and prayers every day.

Transport Deputy, Ret. Cindy Briggs
Security Air Transport/T.C.S.O.

January 5, 2014

To Jeremy's father, wife, children, co-workers and friends.
You have all paid the ultimate price in your sacrifice.
There are no words I can give you to ease your burden.
Jeremy was a "stand-up cop". Never forget that or let his beautiful children grow up not knowing that.

Transport Deputy, Ret.
Secutirty Air Transport/T.C.S.O.

January 5, 2014

To the family of Correctional Deputy Jeremy Meyst, friends,
Sheriff Mike Boudreaux and the Tulare County Sheriff's Office. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always.

A.S. (Scott) Batson Patrolman
Cherry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

January 4, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Correctional Deputy Jeremy Wayne Meyst and the extended law enforcement family of the Tulare County California Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 4, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Deputy Meyst. God Bless him for his service. May he Rest in Peace.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

January 2, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother!

Lt. Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

January 1, 2014

Rest in Peace Sir......

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
FWPD TX.

December 31, 2013

My thoughts and prayes are with Deputy Meyst's family and everyone at the Tulare County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

December 31, 2013

Rest in Peace.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police - Troop "D"

December 31, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

December 30, 2013

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

December 30, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Meyst. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Tulare County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

December 30, 2013

On behalf of the members, Board of Directors, and staff of the American Jail Association, our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Meyst. May his memory be eternal.

American Jail Association
Hagerstown, Maryland

December 30, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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
This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

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

December 29, 2013

Deputy Meyst,

Rest well in the arms of God.

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 Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over two 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

December 29, 2013

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