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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

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



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.


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

November 4, 2017

My prayers are with all family and friends of Deputy Wallace! May you Rest In Peace Sir!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office

November 4, 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 James' 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

November 4, 2017

Rest easy brother. We will take the watch from here.

Deputy Jailer Robert Tallent
Columbia County Sheriffs Office

November 4, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Wallace!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

November 4, 2017

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle

November 4, 2017

Enjoyed working with you buddy, it will be very hard not seeing you at work, you will be missed.

Deputy Presberry
Richmond County Sheriff Office

November 3, 2017

So Sorry to hear of James' Passing.
My Family sends Tearful Condolences to Family,Friends, Department, Community & Country ...
We light a Candle today in Our 9/11 Momorial,For His & His Fellow Officer's Memory.
Thank You James for yor Brave & Unselfish Service ...
RIP James , Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone From Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, PSY. & L.E. GRAD.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church,Sisseton,SD

November 3, 2017

It will certainly be a very sad Thanksgiving and Holiday Season for the family of Richmond County, GA Sheriff's Department Deputy James Wallace. Not only the family is in mourning and so is the entire County of Richmond including the Sheriff's Department. My thoughts and prayers are with everybody at this time.

Bradford Paulson

November 3, 2017

It will certainly be a very sad Thanksgiving and Holiday Season for the family of Richmond County, GA Sheriff's Department Deputy James Wallace. Not only the family is in mourning and so is the entire County of Richmond including the Sheriff's Department. My thoughts and prayers are with everybody at this time.

Bradford Paulson

November 3, 2017

RIP, Deputy Wallace. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

November 3, 2017

God comfort the family on this day. Prayers and condolences for the family and friends.
Rest in Peace brother.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

November 3, 2017

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

November 3, 2017

Rest In Peace Deputy Wallace

Officer James Friedman, Retired
Naval Weapons Station Charleston, SC

November 3, 2017

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

November 3, 2017

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy J Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

November 3, 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.

November 3, 2017

Rest in peace Brother James.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

November 3, 2017

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Wallace and the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Wallace, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

November 3, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 3, 2017

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff James Wallace and may our Lord give comfort to your family and friends during this trying time.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R. Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs & Border Protection

November 3, 2017

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