Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray Armes

Roane County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, March 15, 1983

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray Armes

I want to say as your son, It is all over...me and Chris never have to face the guy again. He is gone. Miss you tons I wish you were here to see what I have done with my life. Love you and miss you!

Jefferson Armes
Son

May 31, 2020

It is over..R.I.P.

Anonymous

May 12, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 15, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Armes, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 11, 2019

This day never gets any easier, even after 35 years... I love you and miss you TERRIBLY. I can remember the way you smell and your smile. I can’t remember what your voice sounded like, but I can remember how your arms felt with me in them. NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Christina Armes Zerod
Daughter

March 15, 2018

I have missed my brother Dennis everyday since he was taken. Drugs have been the root cause of the loss of many in this world. Many children have lost parents in the line of duty. He was dedicated to his job and family.
As for what he would think today I know he would want his children to always lobe his parents and respect them and stay in touch because no one lives with a greater heartbreak from his loss than them.
For all you in the service of your communities. Never remove your vests. And No One who takes a life should ever be paroled.
I pray
God's Blessings and protection for all the officers .
We appreciate your work and dedication to service.

Donna Weatherington
Sister

May 15, 2017

34 years.... I miss you terribly. I love you.

Christina Armes Zerod
Daughter

March 15, 2017

Very glad to hear it!

John Haseltine - Civilian

July 14, 2016

We did it, dad!!! McCall will remain behind bars for at least four more years.... Love you so much and miss you every day..

Christina Armes Zerod

July 12, 2016

Christina,
I am very sorry for you and your family's loss. I am not a police officer, but I have nothing but the utmost respect for those who serve to protect the citizens of this country. I hope my letter to the parole board makes a difference and that you can find a way to heal from this tragedy. Many thanks for your father's service in our country's law enforcement. Please let us know what the result of the hearing is. My regards

John Haseltine - Civilian

June 11, 2016

Christina,
So sorry for you loss. I hope this man spends the rest of his life in prison. God bless you and your family. I sent a letter to the parole board, I hope it helps.

friend of a fallen police officer
LASD

June 1, 2016

Rest in peace brother, you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers who must endure another parole opportunity hearing for this murderer. You have a nation standing with you.

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders(RET)
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

June 1, 2016

Christina - I am a former LEO in Carter County, TN and Johnson City, TN. I don't even know you, but as I read the reflections for your dad, I could feel the loss and pain in your writings. I'm so sorry this convict took your dad from you. I pray the comfort of Jesus Christ will touch you in the upcoming weeks. Keep fighting for your dad, so the murderer may remain in prison. He would be very proud of your bravery and efforts.

Rusty Pippin, former LEO

June 1, 2016

Here we go again... Parole hearing next month. I hate that this has to happen every 4 years. I wish you were here.

Christina Armes Zerod
Daughter

May 12, 2016

33 years ago today.... Man I miss you. I love you forever.

Christina Armes Zerod
Daughter

March 15, 2016

Just thinking of you today... Getting all of my ducks in a row for my first semester back to UTK in 14 years. 34 and back in college is kinda tough....wish you were here to cheer me along...

Love you always.

Christina Armes
Daughter

August 5, 2014

A very great man that died too young and by scum of this earth that should die in prison. Dennis had talked to the Sheriff and I was supposed to be a ride along with him that very next day. I only wish I had been there that night and I also wish that Dennis hadn't of been running a temperature and not took his vest off to cool down. THERE IS NO REASON FOR PAROLE FOR COP KILLERS, and his daughter has been there to make that voice heard. I wish I could help her the next time he is up. Contact me if I can be of help.

ret/Y-12security;HCSD Bruce Logan
Friend

November 23, 2012

Gone but never forgotten!! Great friend & great person.

former RCSO employee
Friend

July 22, 2012

Dennis, I was so much looking forward to being your "ride along". you knew I was going into law-enforcement and had talked to and cleared it with the Sheriff. I was on my way to my new job at Goldston's market and saw all the responding cars and knew I would get with you later and get the lowdown behind it. I locked up the store at 11 and stopped at rocky top and called dispatch to have you meet me there; Thats when she(the dispatcher) told me the horrible news. I felt a part of me die that still haven't never come back. Dennis you were such a great person and top notch Police Officer. I think of you every day.
My Dad came to me that night and said "well I guess this will make you rethink your career choice" and I only said; "I only wished I had been there with him"

Bruce Logan
Friend, HCSD, security @ Y-12

July 19, 2012

Happy Father's Day Daddy. I love you so much. Always will. Parole hearing one week from tomorrow...Hope you will be there with me to keep me strong in any way you can.... Miss you dearly.

Christina Armes
Daughter

June 17, 2012

A "No Parole" letter for the thug that killed you has been sent. You will never be forgotten!

Kristi Porter
Police Family Survivor

June 8, 2012

My dad was one of his best friends, and was a pallbearer at his funeral. I was only 12 when he passed away, but I remember him well. He was a real good guy.

Danice Fry
Friend

June 5, 2012

I also have sent a "NO PAROLE" letter and requested same of all my friends here in Memphis, TN. Thank you for your service, Deputy Armes. I know your family misses you every day.
Anna Hamilton

Anna B. Hamilton
Family and Friends on MPD

June 1, 2012

A "No parole" letter has been sent, so your cowardly killer remains locked up - and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County, NY Police Department

May 31, 2012

The letter requesting that parole be denied a third time for the man who killed you is being sent out today. May you continue to rest in peace, Deputy Armes.

Gregory Leeb
Grandson of retired NYPD officer/Grandson of State Police Detective

May 31, 2012

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