Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jacob M. Pickett

R.I.P. Officer Pickett. May God comfort and watch over your loved ones. God speed until we are all united again.
God Bless The Boone County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff (Retired) Glen Allison
Tarrant County Sheriff Department Ft Worth Texas

March 5, 2018

God gained a good law enforcement officer, we lost a friend father son brother uncle, a deputy . But Mr Pickett you will never be forgotten the pain we all suffered when god took you home will ease but it never goes away , your K-9 is hurting for you god speed my friend and brother

James E. Logan EMT
Fomer Police Officer

March 5, 2018

Rest in peace, Deputy Pickett. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

March 5, 2018

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

March 5, 2018

It sure is a sad time for the Boone County Sheriff's Department as Deputy Sheriff Jacob Picket died from a gunshot wound he suffered two days before. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the entire Boone County Sheriff's Department on this tragic happening.

Bradford Paulson
Observer

March 5, 2018

Thank you for your service Deputy Pickett. Prayers go out to your family, freinds and the Boone County Sheriff Office. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9

"The Final Inspection"

The sheriff's deputy sheriff 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, deputy.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The deputy 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 deputy waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, deputy,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

Retired Police Officer
BPD, Indiana

March 5, 2018

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service, You won’t be forgotten,

Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Jerry Matalone # 8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

March 5, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy - we pray for your fellow officers and family. It is truly a sad day for America !

David R DeSau, Patrol Sgt (Ret)
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Newport, Oregon

March 5, 2018

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C.Proft Chief Deputy retired
ICSO

March 5, 2018

Dep Pickett, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

March 5, 2018

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service, You won’t be forgotten,

Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Jerry Matalone # 8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

March 5, 2018

Very sorry to hear the news... Rest in peace. My thoughts are extended to family, friends and fellow officers.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

March 5, 2018

My condolences to the family, friends and co-workers!
A hero in service and beyond!

John Kreiter
Former IN Fire Marshalls Investigator

March 5, 2018

God bless the Pickett family.

F.T.O. St.Clair
Chicago Police Department

March 5, 2018

Steve L and I had the honor of training with Jake this past summer. He was/is a dedicated Warrior and was the last to leave the Training Field that day, staying after completion of the course to work and further bond with his K-9 Partner.

Deputy Sheriff Anthony Barrera
Boone County Sheriff's Office

March 5, 2018

Thank you Deputy Pickett for the Sacrifice and Service you provided the people of Boone County and the State of Indiana. We have lost a brave WARRIOR. May the lord watch over your family and grant them peace. God speed my Brother !

Deputy Shawn Minton
Jennings County Sheriffs Office

March 5, 2018

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be known as sons of God.
Godspeed Deputy Jacob Pickett.
Lord hold his Family in your hands now and in the times to come.
E.O.W. Brother, rest easy, we will handle it from here.

Sgt. Michael Clifton & K-9 Arko
Redondo Beach Police Dept. Ca. - Retired / Winamac In.

March 5, 2018

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Pickett during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (K9)
Okfuskee County (OK) S.O.

March 5, 2018

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and your a Department.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

March 5, 2018

RIP Brother Pickett, may god bless you and your family and the entire Boone County Sheriff Officers an community.

Chief Deputy Michael Miller
Kouts In. Police Department

March 5, 2018

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 whos 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

March 5, 2018

R.I.P. Brother.

Christopher Land
Macomb County Sheriff's Office, MI

March 5, 2018

The police officer stood and faced his Maker, which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining brightly as his brass. “Step forward now, police officer how shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To your Maker, have you been true?” The police officer, with squared shoulders, said “No sir, I guess I ain’t. Because those of us who carry badges can’t always be a saint. I’ve had to work most Sunday’s and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I’ve been violent, because the streets are tough. But I never took a penny, that wasn’t mine to keep. Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got too steep. And I never passed by a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear, and sometimes, please 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 fears. But if you have a place for me here, well…it need not be too grand. I never expected or had too much so if you don’t…I’ll understand.” There was silence all around the room where the saints respectfully stood. As the police officer waited quietly for the judgment…bad or good. “Step forward now, police officer, you’ve borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven’s streets, You’ve done your time in hell.”

John Gazarkiewicz
N/A

March 5, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother, May God watch over your family, friends, and Brothers and Sisters in Blue.

Lt. K. C. Blodgett - Retired
Topeka, Kansas Police Department

March 5, 2018

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

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

March 5, 2018

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