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Deputy Sheriff James Martin Wallace | Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff

James Martin Wallace

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, November 2, 2017
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Martin Wallace

 

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
November 18, 2017

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Mathew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department
November 18, 2017

Sir,
Thank you for your sacrifice and service. Our sincere condolences to your family and co-workers. God speed.

Session 63
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
Schenectady, New York
November 16, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff James Wallace. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police
November 10, 2017

Rest in Peace My Brother in Blue.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department
November 8, 2017

Deputy Wallace, thank you for your service. You gave your all for the sake of others.

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

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department
November 8, 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 Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH
November 7, 2017

Rest in peace, Hero. Thank you for your service.

Noranne Stubbs Lenox - Office Coordinato
Arizona Departmetn of Public Safety
November 7, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Investigator Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx
November 7, 2017

RIP SIR

Sergeant James Hallgrimson
Arrow Security Inc.
November 7, 2017

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

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
November 6, 2017

Wallace family and Friends may you be granted a speedy healing at this time of need. Sheriff Wallace thank you for your service.

Reserve Sgt. Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
November 6, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired
November 6, 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 Police Department
November 6, 2017

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in recent loss of your Deputy, James Wallace, while attending the departments annual physical fitness assessment. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office
November 6, 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.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service
November 6, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police
November 6, 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 311
Alachua P.D.
November 6, 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
November 5, 2017

God, filled with mercy, dwelling in the heavens' heights,
bring proper rest beneath the wings of your Lord,
amid the ranks of the holy and the pure,
illuminating like the brilliance of the skies the soul of James Wallace who went to his eternal place of rest.
May You who are the source of mercy shelter him beneath Your wings eternally,
and bind his soul among the living, that he may rest in peace. And let us say: Amen.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA
November 5, 2017

A Prayer for Deputy Sheriff James Wallace:

Heavenly Father, we are grateful for the life of Deputy Sheriff James Wallace, of the Richmond County, Georgia Sheriff's Office, who fell in the Line-of-Duty. He died serving us. Help us never to forget him. Help us celebrate his life and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength, for Scripture says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV] Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving. For the Scriptures say, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise. [Luke 23:43 ESV] The dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. [Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV] He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” [Revelation 21:4 ESV]

As for the citizens of Richmond County, Georgia, help them to faithfully equip their law enforcement officers with the best tools to protect their county and state. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Richmond County, Georgia to remember to pay their law enforcement officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Richmond County, Georgia to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their county and state.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths. We pray all this in the holy name of Jesus. Amen.

Minister Steven R. Closs, B.S.B.S., LOICM, LOICC, MNACM, MFCPO
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
"An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement"
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department
November 5, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER (RETIRED)
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
November 4, 2017

RIP Deputy Wallace. My condolences to your family, friends, and colleagues. Thank you for serving the people of Georgia!

D. D. Christian
Former Police Officer/Constable
SLUPD - US; NOPD - US; JCF - Jamaica
November 4, 2017

Rest in Peace

Thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends and co-waorkers.

Bryan Waltz (Ptl., Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD
November 4, 2017

Thank you Deputy Wallace for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Georgia. You are a true American HERO !!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon
November 4, 2017

 
 

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