Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Deputy James Lester Kirk, Jr.

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Reflections for Master Deputy James Lester Kirk, Jr.

God bless you for your service and sacrifice, and now give you peace!

Lois Fehrer Rao
Surviving Mother, SCHP Sr. Tpr. Michael J. Rao, EOW June 12, 2002

September 30, 2018

I hope that everyone can find comfort in Revelation 21:4 where it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we see him again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 16, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when James died in the line of duty.

To the Kirk family, fellow deputies , and all who call James beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service James gave to his community and the citizens of South Carolina and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 24th, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 27, 2018

He was a great man and I love him

Grayson kirk
Son

June 13, 2018

So many years of service and the sacrifice your families make as will. It is an honor to write on the Officer Down Memorial Page. Former C/O M Nelson now Marchelle Hernandez

Sgt Howell Burchfield - San Quentin A Sgt that always told me I was doing a good job. He I believe had Officer ask me to go through fire training Sch

June 7, 2018

Thankful that God blessed our family with my Uncle who was more like a father to all of us. We miss him dearly and it hurts to even type this knowing that he's gone. On the day of his funeral it was such an experience as we traveled to the church and saw all of Lancaster giving their respect to him a they lined the street and stood outside their businesses as we rode by. Respect and love shown for this great man of God.... Forever missed

Angela
Niece

June 5, 2018

Master Deputy Kirk,

Thank you and your family for your sacrifice. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

June 2, 2018

Thank you for your service God Bless!

Mrs. C. Singleton
Citizen of South Carolina

May 23, 2018

Rest In Peace sir. I thank you and your family for your sacrifice.

Correction Officer Collazo 7215
NYC Dept. of Corrections

May 18, 2018

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Retired Officer Jim Weaver
LAPD

May 18, 2018

"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

May 15, 2018

R.I.P. BROTHER KIRK!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

May 14, 2018

I’m so sorry this happened to you. Your family, friends, and family of blue are in my thoughts & prayers. As Christ received your soul, may God send peace and comfort that surpasses all understanding. God speed. Your work on earth is done, my ministry line is open to those who wish for someone to pray with them. May you Rest In Peace & May your legacy live on. God bless the thin blue line

Reverend Trina Segna 786-566-1840 Trina
Pastor celebration church

May 12, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your Master Deputy, James Lester Kirk Jr., while participating in a combat firearms training class. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

May 9, 2018

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

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

May 9, 2018

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

May 9, 2018

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

May 8, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

May 8, 2018

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND SERVICE

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER

Ret. TFC. Theresa Medcalf
Ga. State Patrol

May 8, 2018

My sincere condolence to the family and friends of Master Deputy James Kirk on their loss. Rest in peace.

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

May 7, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

May 7, 2018

Job well done my brother. RIP! Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God!

Lieutenant Robert Johnson
Detroit PD

May 7, 2018

We lost another hero and pray for this family for the difficult days ahead. Leaning on the Lord for strength will guide you through this journey.

Rest in peace, James, and thank you for your service to the citizens of Lancaster County.

Lois Fehrer Rao
Surviving Mother, SCHP Sr. Tpr. Michael J. Rao, EOW June 12, 2002

May 7, 2018

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.

May 7, 2018

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

May 6, 2018

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