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Deputy Sheriff Ernest T. Franklin | Barren County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Barren County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Ernest T. Franklin

Barren County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ernest T. Franklin


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

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan Co. Sheriffs Office
May 31, 2014

R.I.P., brother.

patrick mccully
May 18, 2014

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

To the Franklin family, fellow deputies, and all who call Ernest beloved, 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 Frankliin gave to his community and the citizens of Kentucky, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 2, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
May 11, 2014

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
May 10, 2014

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 Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD
May 6, 2014

He went to work one morning and did not know
This shift he served would bring such sorrow
This call to duty would be his last
His time on earth is now his past
God set this day as his time to go
Rest in peace Deputy Franklin, now a hero
He gave the ultimate sacrifice
With integrity and pride he paid the price
His family, friends and colleagues will mourn
As an angel in heaven he is now reborn
His golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the very best.

Master Sergeant Retired Jane Hosteny
Illinois State Police
May 4, 2014

Rest in Peace, prayers for the family.

Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department
May 4, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Franklin's loved ones and everyone at the Barren County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department
April 29, 2014


April 22, 2014


Officer Edwin Lara / External Ops
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard
April 22, 2014

Rest in eternal peace, Deputy Sheriff Franklin, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Prison System
April 15, 2014

Rest in Peace Sir........................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas
April 14, 2014

Rest in Peace Deputy Franklin. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Franklin Family and the Barren County Sheriff's Office.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic Unit
April 12, 2014

RIP our brother. Your service to this Country will always be honored.

Commander Griffin
MPS / DOPS Special Ops Chicago
April 11, 2014

Rest with the Angels Deputy Franklin. Your devotion, dedication, and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for both your personal and law enforcement families during this tragic time in their lives.

retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department
April 10, 2014

Rest easy brother.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police
April 10, 2014

Deputy Franklin will be remember, along with all law enforcement officers that have lost their lives in the line of
duty the past year. Our Memorial Service is Tuesday, May 13 at 7pm at the LaGrange Baptist Church, 1139 Commerce Parkway, LaGrange, Ky. The picture of Deputy Franklin, along with the pictures of all officers and the K9s will be shown. "They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary them or the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them."

Chaplain Jim Powell
Oldham County Police Dept.
April 10, 2014

Thank you Deputy Franklin for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family and agency peace & comfort.

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol
April 10, 2014

Rest in peace Deputy Franklin and thank you for your service.

Liquor Control Investigator R.Rojas #26
Honolulu Liquor Commission (Enforcement Unit)
April 10, 2014

Deputy Franklin,

You have joined the Heavenly Ranks of the other officers who served and passed way too early. 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, family and 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 the past three 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 9, 2014

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (Retired)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement
Mobile County, Alabama
April 9, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Franklin thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. Deepest sympathy and prayers to family and friends.

Sgt J Walter
Richmond PD Virginia
April 9, 2014

Rest in peace brother.

Det. Andreoli
April 8, 2014

Deputy Franklin, thank you for your serivce. You will not be forgotten.

Michelle - Wife of US Marshal
April 8, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Ernest Franklin and the extended law enforcement family of the Barren County, Kentucky 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
April 7, 2014


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