Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Benjamin Cohen

Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, December 8, 2017

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Reflections for Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Benjamin Cohen

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 Sander'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

December 30, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Cohen!!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

December 26, 2017

Rest In Peace brothers. May god be with you and your families.

Field training officer ( retired ) Samue
Venice Police Department

December 21, 2017

Rest In Peace Sir

Correctional Officer J. Broadway
SCDC

December 19, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Investigator Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

December 18, 2017

Rest in peace. Prayers and condolences for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

December 17, 2017

We send our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Chief Cohen.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County MI Sheriff's Office

December 17, 2017

sad and devastating

Law Enforcement Student
Banning High School

December 15, 2017

To the family of Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen, friends, State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci and the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding now and always through Christ Jesus. Thank you for your service. John 15:12,13 / Matthew 5:9

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

December 14, 2017

R I P GOD BLESS YOU

Detective Liz Rye
NYPD Ret

December 14, 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

December 14, 2017

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck - Ret. Officer
NYSDOCS

December 13, 2017

This is AWFUL, the needless lost of two wonderful human beings. My deepest condolences to both the Cohen's and Wolff's families. My condolences also extends to the brothers and sisters of their extended families. May God BLESS these two wonderful individuals and their families.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

December 13, 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

December 13, 2017

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

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office

December 12, 2017

RIP, prayers for the family.

RON CROMER
Martin Co. Sheriff’s Office

December 12, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

P.O Emmanuel Odina
PGPD

December 12, 2017

RIP my brother.

Marty Mooney Det/retired
NYPD

December 12, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Chief Cohen. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

December 12, 2017

Rest in peace.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

December 12, 2017

He died helping his fellow man. That is a real hero. May God bless him and his family.

Joe Neary
East Los Angeles Retired

December 12, 2017

Rest in Peace Deputy Chief Cohen. Mt thoughts and prayers are with the Cohen Family and the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal

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

December 12, 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 (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 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.

December 11, 2017

Rest in Peace, Sir. Thank you for your ultimate service. God Bless You.

Noranne Stubbs Lenox Office Coordinator
Arizona Highway Patrol

December 11, 2017

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