Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff 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

To the family of Sheriff Steve Ackerman, friends, Undersheriff Tom Dunford and the Lea County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace that surpasses all understanding now and always. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital Police, NC

January 20, 2017

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Steve Ackerman. 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

January 20, 2017

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

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

January 20, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

January 20, 2017

Rest in peace Brother Steve.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

January 20, 2017

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 325
Alachua P.D.

January 20, 2017

"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 Wyoming Police Department

January 20, 2017

God bless Sheriff Ackerman's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

January 20, 2017

Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family, friends, and co-workers of Sheriff Ackerman. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and law enforcement. May you rest in peace.

Sgt. Walter
Richmond PD Virginia

January 19, 2017

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

January 19, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

January 19, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Sheriff Steve Ackerman during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May the moments they shared in the past bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and may you rest in peace Sheriff Ackerman.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

January 19, 2017

Rest in peace Sheriff Ackerman. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your service will not be forgotten.

OFC TERRY F. ZECH (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

January 19, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971
HEROES LIVE FOREVER

January 19, 2017

Rest in peace brother......

police chief
Gallitzin Police (Pa.)

January 19, 2017

RIP Sheriff Ackerman. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

January 19, 2017

Rest in Peace.

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

January 19, 2017

Sheriff Ackerman, May the Lord comfort your family, friends and co-workers, give them the strength and peace to endure and carry on your legacy and love and service for others at this difficult time.

Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace.

Deputy D Green
Torrance County Sheriff, NM

January 19, 2017

A Prayer for Sheriff Steve Ackerman:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Sheriff Steve Ackerman, of the Lea County, New Mexico Sheriff’s Office, was taken from us in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. Heavenly Father, as we mourn the death of our Brother-in-Blue, Sheriff Steve Ackerman, show us the immense power of your goodness and strengthen our belief that he has entered into Your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs." [Matthew 5:3-10 NLT]

"For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should." [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

"There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." [John 15:13 NLT]

"Well done, my good and faithful servant." [Matthew: 25:21 NLT]

Pastor Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOICM, LOICC, MNACM, MFCPO
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

January 19, 2017

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo Ret.
Nassau County PD, NY

January 19, 2017

REST IN PEACE BROTHER.

Police Officer Frank James Trabakino NYP
NYPD

January 19, 2017

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Lea County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Washington, NH. Police Department

January 19, 2017

Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

January 19, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sheriff Ackerman and the Lea County Sheriff's Office. May God Bless All Law Enforcement. RIP Brother.

Sgt. Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Office, TN

January 19, 2017

RIP Brother

Deputy Zak Rodgers
Boone County Sheriffs Dept

January 19, 2017

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