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Deputy Sheriff Raymond Warner

Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, June 13, 1996

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Raymond Warner

It's been 24 years and the memories are as vivid as the day they were made. I can imagine what you and Ted are getting into now, I can only smile and shake my head. You are truly missed and never will you be forgotten.

Lynn Knowles
Major Ted Knowles (retired/deceased)

June 13, 2020

Sweet and Sour:
Ray:
Memories of our work shifts and down time will forever bring a smile to my face.
The night We lost you will be etched in my heart forever.

Your commitment and dedication will never be forgotten.

Dan Wilmer
BCSO retired

July 11, 2018

22 years, Papa. Each year that’s passing doesn’t make the hole in our family any smaller or go away. Please find Kevin up there and keep him with you. We love you.

Nicole Bernhard
Dispatch/Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

June 13, 2018

This is heart breaking I am his grand daughter and I never got the honor or right to meet my grand father because some low life wanted to rob a school! So thank you so much for taking away my grand father. I miss you every day grandpa I LOVE YOU! Nothing will ever change that

Alexis Danielle Warner
Grand daughter

April 12, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Raymond Warner will never be forgotten. Thank you sir for your services. May your soul rest in Heaven, and may God always bless your family. RIP

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 17, 2018

A Hero Remembered!

Sergeant Robert T Rose
BCSO

June 13, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

We went and left some things by your grave today. I was surprised (and unbelievably happy) that someone had beaten me there. They left you some flowers. We still remember. And we still talk about you. People tell me stories of you all the time. But now they're not just your coworkers and family, they're mine too. We all love you and miss you, pawpaw.

Nicole Bernhard/Dispatch
Brevard County Sheriff's Office

June 14, 2016

Ray, its been 19 years since our duty shift that night you were taken from us, much too soon. Yesterday all that sadness returned with the loss of your best friend, Major Ted Knowles (Ret. BCSO). Thank you both for all the wonderful memories you left with us, you will never be forgotten!

Captain Robert Scarboro (Ret)
Brevard County Sheriff's Office

August 28, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 15, 2015

I'm honored to be a part of several hundred motor units from across the United States that are currently at Ronald Reagan Metro Airport in Washington, D.C. preparing for National Police Memorial Week. Those motor units and I will be escorting family members and co-workers of law enforcement officers that were killed in the line-of-duty to and from several ceremonial events.

Deputy Raymond Warner, your untimely and tragic death and humbling funeral service made a huge impact on me early in my career. I will never forget witnessing the sadness that existed, especially during John Denver's song about West Virginia.

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during these memorial events.....

Deputy Paul Montgomery - Motor Unit 30
Dickson County Sheriff's Office
Dickson, Tennessee

Paul Montgomery - Motor Unit
Dickson County Sheriff's Office

May 11, 2014

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Warner, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

June 13, 2013

My dearest Ray, you are loved and missed every day. You were and are so much a part of our lifes. I can't put into words the way we still feel today.

major Ted Knowles and family
brevard county sheriff office/best friend

April 7, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 19, 2012

RIP Sir, you served well

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 9, 2012

This is so sad to read. God help us all.

Marvin Otis
Melbourne resident

March 14, 2012

I Love You Papa. I Miss You Everyday. Today One Of Your Sisters Was Shot And Killed. Another Fallen Officer, Due To Senseless, Shameful Acts. As Sad As We Are For Her Tragedy, It Just Brings Back Memories And Sadness Of Your Loss As Well. I Think About You A Lot. I Wonder How Different My Life Would Be, Had You Been There To Watch Me Grow Up. It's Been A Long Time, Papa. I'm 20 Now. I'll Be 21 In Six Months. That's Fifteen Years. I Miss You Everyday And For The Days To Come. I Have Your Pictures, And Your Badge. You're In A Good Place, I Know. But I Also Know That The Best Place For You To Be Right Now, Is Here With Us. With Me. You Have A Great Grandaughter Now, You Know. She's Dusty's Little Girl. And She's An Angel. I Know She'd Love You Just As Much As I Do. She'll Know All About You When She's Older. I Can Promise You That. I Tell People About You. I Even Met An Officer With Your Memorial Sticker On His Squad Car. He Said He Put On His First Uniform When He Attended Your Funeral. They Still Remember You, Papa. And So Do I. I Love You To The Stars And Back, And I Always Will. I'll Never Forget You. You Were, Are And Always Will Be My Hero.

Nicole
Grandaughter of Deputy Warner

March 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Warner. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Ray...
I was living in SC when you were so tragically taken from us.
I came home for a visit and saw all of these 'Remember Ray' bumper stickers, with the Sheriff's Star emblem on them. I called BCSD and learned of your death.
Thank you for your service to our community and especially for your 'veritable force of nature' presence in my son's life when he was a teenager and you responded to a complaint about him. He still sorta trembles when he talks about that day (he's 40 now).
May your family and loved ones, co-workers and folks in our community remember you dearly and strongly.

I will always "Remember Ray"!

Roberta Victor
family friend

December 18, 2011

Ray, I was working South precinct the night you left us. I can still hear the radio traffic in my head like it was yesterday not 15 years ago. I hope you are resting in peace brother, you may be gone physically but your good works and soul will never be forgotten.

Deputy Matthew J Liotta
Henry County Sheriff's Office, TN

August 2, 2011

For Deputy Sheriff Raymond Warner:

Our duty as law officers is full of peril and danger. Each of us who wears the badge recognizes that the primary power lies within ourselves, and those who we partner with, to keep us safe. We regret that Ray would lose his life in a situation that any law officer can face tomorrow. We are grateful that Ray was with another law officer who was able to bring immediate justice, rather than a second life be lost.

We pray for Ray's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they remember Ray as a protector of the public and a noble soldier-of-the-law in addition to any relationship as they know him.

I am proud, both as a retired state trooper and a retired Lake County (FL) deputy sheriff, to render Deputy Ray Warner a hearty and final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

October 10, 2010

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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 2, 2007

Deputy Warner,

On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sence, we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight, the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

June 13, 2007

Ray brought a lot of laughter to his friends. Ray is still missed by many of his friends. I treasure the experiences Ray sharded with me and the education he provided to me as a new deputy. Ray enjoyed fishing and sharing his off time with family and friends. Ray was taken that night for a reason unknown to his friends but his memories are still with us. He is truly missed by all at the camp.

Deputy Bruce Dowdy
Brevard County Sheriff's Office

April 24, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Warner, thank you for your service. Continue to watch over your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

July 25, 2006

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