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Police Officer Noel Lee Hawk

Eatonton Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, May 4, 2014

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Reflections for Police Officer Noel Lee Hawk

WHAT ARE POLICEMAN MADE OF?

Don’t credit me with the mongrel prose: it has many parents-at least 420,000 of them: Policemen.

A Policeman is a composite of what all men are, mingling of a saint and sinner, dust and deity.
Gulled statistics wave the fan over the stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are “new”. What they really mean is that they are exceptional, unusual, not commonplace.
Buried under the frost is the fact: Less than one-half of one percent of policemen misfit the uniform. That’s a better average than you’d find among clergy!
What is a policeman made of? He, of all men, is once the most needed and the most unwanted. He’s a strangely nameless creature who is “sir” to his face and “fuzz” to his back
He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won.
But…If the policeman is neat, he’s conceited; if he’s careless, he’s a bum. If he’s pleasant, he’s flirting;if not, he’s a grouch.
He must make an instant decision which would require months for a lawyer to make.
But…If he hurries, he’s careless; if he’s deliberate, he’s lazy. He must be first to an accident and infallible with his diagnosis. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints and, above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp. Or expect to be sued.
The police officer must know every gun, draw on the run, and hit where it doesn’t hurt.He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being “brutal”. If you hit him, he’s a coward. If he hits you, he’s a bully.
A policeman must know everything-and not tell. He must know where all the sin is and not partake.
A policeman must, from a single strand of hair, be able to describe the crime, the weapon and the criminal- and tell you where the criminal is hiding.
But…If he catches the criminal, he’s lucky; if he doesn’t, he’s a dunce. If he gets promoted, he has political pull; if he doesn’t, he’s a dullard. The policeman must chase a bum lead to a dead-end, stake out ten nights to tag one witness who saw it happen-but refused to remember.
The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy and a gentleman.
And, of course, he’d have to be genius….For he will have to feed a family on a policeman’s salary.

By: Paul Harvey

Hawk, We teased and kidded with each other. You helped all in need and that is for sure !! You are missed here on Earth. We have your six and I promise you this we will keep our watchful caring eyes over your children..

Fight with the angels against all crime
For this is what God picked to be your time !!!

Rest in Peace...#356

Officer Lori Getty
Eatonton PD/ Your Dispatcher

May 14, 2014

Noel, we started at this agency together. You taught me many things about this job, and many accounts of your journey through the years as a dedicated public servant. You were more than just my partner, you were a teacher, a friend, and my brother in blue. I am forever great full for the many talks we had throughout the long night's on shift. And even though your watch has ended, I am thankful to have been beside you on that last call. And I'm great full to have shared so many years with you. Thank you for having my back that evening, it was an honor to serve beside you. Rest easy now brother, we've got the watch from here. Gone but never forgotten!

Patrol Officer Micheal Eldredge
Eatonton Police Dept - Partner

May 14, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

May 13, 2014

Rest in Peace Police Officer Noel Hawk. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

May 13, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Hawk's family and friends.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

May 13, 2014

Rest in peace Officer Hawk. God bless you and your family. Thank you for your sacrifice. A true Hero.

Cynthia and Gary
Civilan from N.Y.

May 12, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Eatonton Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police Police

May 12, 2014

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

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas

May 12, 2014

Rest easy brother.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

May 12, 2014

Rest in Peace my brother. It is our watch now.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and all my brothers and sisters of the Eatonton Police Department.

Officer B. Ruth
Baltimore County Police Department

May 12, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother

Deputy Juan Celestial
Harris County Sheriff Office, Houston, Texas

May 11, 2014

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 11, 2014

RIP Brother. You will patrol the streets of Heaven where there is no pain or violence to witness.

Detective Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

May 10, 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

"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 Chad Miner
Powell PD, WY

May 10, 2014

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A, Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

May 9, 2014

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May 9, 2014

Officer Hawk,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

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

May 9, 2014

God Bless you, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

May 8, 2014

Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

May 8, 2014

Peace to you and your family

jennifer phillips
widow of Sgt Ron Phillips

May 8, 2014

A man who will be truly missed!! Always there if you needed him or not. ALways knew how to make you laugh!! He was a great friend to me!!!

Dee Dee Cumbess
friend

May 8, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Hawk's family and friends during this terrible time.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

May 8, 2014

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

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol

May 8, 2014

RIP Brother, you gave it your all. Thoughts and prayers are with you, your family & friends and all the "blue" family. God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (Retired)
North Bergen N.J.P.D.

May 8, 2014

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