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Sheriff Stephen Lawrence Ackerman | Lea County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico Lea County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico


Stephen Lawrence Ackerman

Lea County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Reflections for Sheriff Stephen Lawrence Ackerman


Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Travis D. Bird
Spotsylvania CA's Office
March 10, 2017

Than you for the memories, for the training, the awesome equipment, patrol units and all three new weapons systems. Thank you, for you. So many lives touched by one man in such little time.

Deputy Vivian Budrow
Lea County Sheriff's Office
February 28, 2017

Rest in Peace Sir. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May your family be comforted during this very difficult time.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of VA OIG-CID
February 21, 2017


Sig Jeff Harrison
February 18, 2017

RIP brother in blue

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC
February 14, 2017

Rita and I are so sorry for your loss. Another one of our bravest is gone to Heaven. I hope you are with our son, Deputy James F McGrane EOW 3/22/2006. There must be a reason God called him home so young. Our Thoughts and prayers are for his Family.

Jim & Ria

James Mcgrane
Officer Street Survival Training
February 12, 2017

Rest in peace

Detective David Roberts
Chicago Police
February 8, 2017

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

To the Ackerman family, fellow officers, and all who call Stephen 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 Sheriff Ackerman gave to his community and the citizens of New Mexico, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 17, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
February 7, 2017

May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to Mrs. Ackerman and to your children as well, may God give you and your children his peace.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police
February 3, 2017

God's peace and speed Sheriff Ackerman. Thank you for your brave, and dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Department
February 2, 2017

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.”

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.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over five years. I pray that Steve's life and death will bring glory to His name.

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
February 2, 2017

Rest in Peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends

January 31, 2017

Thank you for your service my brother in blue.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)
January 30, 2017

May God be with Sheriff Ackerman's family! May you Rest In Peace Sir!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office
January 29, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten........

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD (OH)
January 25, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Sheriff Ackerman for your 26 years of service and dedication to your community.

Detective Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks
January 24, 2017

I was shocked and sadden to hear of your death. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and department. I remember the times on the range with you, I truly enjoyed your quiet presence, you didn't talk much, but when you did, everyone wanted to listen. I have faith your walking Heaven's Beat now and with God's mercy, we'll meet again.

SB, Former Bureau Chief
NM DPS-Advanced Training Bureau
January 23, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Ackerman!!!

Nebraska Police Officer
January 23, 2017

Sleep in peace brother. Thank you for your service.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department
January 23, 2017

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department
January 23, 2017


January 23, 2017

RIP brother, you will always be remembered.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.
January 23, 2017

The Albany Police Academy-Session 1 sends its deepest condolences to the Ackerman family and the Lea County Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace Sheriff Stephen Ackerman.

Albany Police Academy
Albany Police Department
January 22, 2017


January 22, 2017

RIP Sir. May God bless your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Protect from above.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)
January 22, 2017


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