Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Donald Heath Meyer

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, July 24, 2017

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Reflections for Lieutenant Donald Heath Meyer

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 Retired
Mohawk PD

September 9, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 who’s 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

September 8, 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

September 7, 2017

May God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall. And this one was a terrible loss. A man who without care for his own safety did such a noble thing. I hope his family will find some type of peace during this time of mourning. God will not let them down. Keep Faith and know he is in a better place.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

September 6, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Commonwealth's Attorney Travis Bird
Spotsylvania County

August 22, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Lieutenant Heath Meyer during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May their times spent together 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. Rest in peace Lieutenant Meyer.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

August 19, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“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 six years. I pray that Heath's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

August 18, 2017

We are deeply saddened by the news of Lieutenant Meyer's passing and pray that God will support all who knew and loved him.

Chaplain Jim Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

August 14, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Meyer!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

August 11, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain S. Yancey
Forest Hill Police, Texas

August 10, 2017

May God bless you Lieutenant. Thanks for your service.

CPT. (former) Ahmed Danso-Faried
United States Army

August 8, 2017

RIP brother Donald.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg PD

August 8, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Lieutenant Meyer. Thank you for doing your job. Rest in peace Dear Brother. God bless."Heroes Live Forever"

Catherine Garibay Sanchez
Surviving Sister Of
Deputy Sheriff Steven Garibay
EOW February 10, 1987

August 7, 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 New York

August 7, 2017

Rest in Peace Lt. D. Heath Meyer. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 7, 2017

Rest In Peace now brother.

SergeantKnyo Geoff Odom
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

August 7, 2017

Rip Brother

Deputy Zak Rodgers
Boone County Sheriffs Dept

August 5, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 4, 2017

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

August 2, 2017

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

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

August 1, 2017

Meyer Family may God grant you and your friends a speedy healing.Lieutenant Meyer thank you for your service and for the Ultimate Premature Sacrifice.May you take a seat from above and watch over your family and friends. Your Brothers and Sisters have the watch down here down below.

Res.Sgt. Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept,Ohio

July 31, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and coworkers of Lt. Meyer. Such a very tragic incident. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office

July 31, 2017

Rest in Peace Brother. We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.

LT. A. OROZCO
ADOT/ECD

July 31, 2017

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

July 30, 2017

My brother,

I know I am not alone when I say, I just wish I could awake from this horrible nightmare and call you up and hear your voice on the other end. I still do not want to believe it, we had just spoke before I went out of town and then received the phone call of the accident.

You had the love and respect from everyone who worked with and along side you, no matter the uniform worn. Not only the State of Oklahoma, but south of 89th St. will never be the same without you here.

I am a better person for having called you my friend and brother, and pray to be half the man you were. I pray when I find myself struggling with a situation, you will be there to push me through to find the correct answer.

I love you brother, and will see you again one day. Keep a close watch over us all A64 (but forever A293).

JW 266
Moore PD

July 30, 2017

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