Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Constable Micheal Ray Eakin, III

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 29, 1998

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Reflections for Deputy Constable Micheal Ray Eakin, III

The 17 year olds sentence was commuted to life. Bless his heart!! It's hard to believe that the system that we stand up for will let a cold blooded scum of the earth murderer off. Just goes to show that even evil gets the sympathy from our U.S. "Kanagaroo" Suprmeme Court. I think an excellent reqirement for any new Supreme Court Justice would be to have been a Police Officer assigned to the street for a while. It makes me flat out sick to know that pukes sentence was commuted to life. His family can still go see him. His mother can still recieve cards and letters on Mothers Day. Michael's mom only has memories of her Hero. All of these bleeding hearts that say," Oh he was only 17 when he killed Deputy Eakin, he was a juvenile. It's just goes to show what these "activist" or what ever they call themselves are saying. Deputy Eakin was good enough to be an Officer, and forfeit his life for others. But he was not good enough to be properly served by the same "Justice System" he swore to enforce. So for the family of Deputy Eakin, GOD BLESS YOU ALL, HE IS STILL HERE PROTECTING SERVING US ALL. For the "juvenile", just think, you have yet to go before the BIG JUDGE or see "JUDGEMENT DAY." For the bleeding hearts that says a poor little 17year old is a jevenile and can't be executed. I spit on your beliefs.


A Fellow "MAD" Officer

just a f ellow Officer

December 12, 2005

i started my academy a few days before you finished your last patrol. i still carry the newspaper from 09-30-1998 as a reminder to live and love.

officer s.c kenjura #3057
fort worth police dept

December 3, 2005

DEAR SON, I WAS JUST LAYING HERE LOOKING UP AT YOUR PICTURE, SEEING YOUR SMILE AND THINKING OF YOU. I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH. MY HEART ACHES FOR YOU. I KEEP WONDERING WHO YOU WOULD BE TODAY. IF TEARS WERE A STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN, I'D GLADLY MAKE THE CLIMB TO BRING YOU HOME AGAIN. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, LUV, YOUR MOM BARBARA

BARBARA JOHNSON

November 5, 2005

DEAR SON, ON THE 7TH ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR MURDER, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, I MISS YOUR SMILES, I LUV YA MOM, AND YOUR JUBIANT PERSONALITY. IT'S BEEN 7 YEARS SON BUT IT FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY. THE PAIN, THE HEARTBREAK & LOSS IS RENEWED ALL OVER AGAIN. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YA AGAIN, AND ONE DAY I WILL. BUT UNTIL THEN JUST REMEMBER YOUR ALWAYS IN MY HEART AND ON MY MIND, I LUV YOU BABE, YOUR MOTHER BARBARA JOHNSON

BARBARA JOHNSON

September 30, 2005

7 Years ago today Deputy Constable Michael Ray Eakin III lost his life in a senseless murder. Constable Eakin is remembered this day by our Department honoring him not in the way he died but in the honorable way in which he lived his life. When the end of his watch came and the Lord called him home he was serving his country, community and family. We wish all of his family, friends and colleagues to know that we are with you, and we have not forgotten.

OMY/COP/WPD
9/29/05

Chief of Police/Olen M. Young
Wauneta PD

September 29, 2005

It has been a long time since this tragic incident. You haven't been forgotten and never will be. Me and my sister remember Ray so many years ago and had some good times throughout Junior High and High School. You will always be in our thoughts. God Bless your family and freinds.

Love always,

Jennifer & Michell Mc Kenna

Jennifer & Michell Mc Kenna
Aldine

August 15, 2005

Deputy Eakin,

You were the officer shown on the first page. Your family is in my prayers. I know that you have met Deputy Josh Rutherford already. He decided that he was going to be a leo the year you left.

Your mother is my thoughts and prayers. Maybe she will be at the parents retreat.

Maxine

July 30, 2005

Michael:
It seems just yesterday to me that I saw your smiling face first thing in the morning walking across the cafeteria at school. What I wouldn't give to see your big smile once again and hear a good joke. I hope you know the impression that you made on everyone left behind and that even after 6.5 years without you, we all still love and miss you my old friend. Save me a place and watch over Dannie during his continue service to Pct. 1.

Your loving friend forever,
Tammy Chaney Truitt

Tammy Truitt

June 20, 2005

Michael,
I never met you... but Sgt. Steve Davenport told me about what happened to you. He was your partner at the time of the incident there in Harris County. He showed me the tshirt he had in memory of you. I was dating Steve and he had just asked me to marry him when he was also killed in the line of duty. Steve is on this website under Limestone County Sheriff's Office if anyone reading this wants to see. I hate to see what happens to the good guys trying to do the right thing. I know the pain your family feels and I wanted to let them know they are in our prayers. Please tell Steve I said hi and I miss him dearly. Your treasures on earth may not have been much, but the Bible tells us that your treasures in Heaven will be great. I did meet your dad at Steve's funeral and what a blessed soul-he gave me great advice and a lot of peace. I was a dispatcher for Limestone County at the time of Steve's death, then I took a break. Law enforcement was calling me back, so here I am dispatching and I love it. Thank you again for your sacrifice.
With love in Christ,
Laura Bush-Patino

Dispatcher Laura Bush-Patino
Haltom City Police Department

June 13, 2005

I remember on the news the day he was killed and I was ready to enroll @the police academy @ACC However,my wife discouraged me from going as the result of his death;Him and I walked in the same shoes in our upbringing.I was outraged @the justice sysyem for letting that lowlife murderer off the hook and I'm sure it's outraged others as well.I'll always remember him for as long as I live and to the eakin family...you'll see him again one day soon. God Bless.

Thomas Dantzig
Pearland,Tx

April 19, 2005

Dep,
Thank you for your service. I will forever stand for what you defended. It is because of people like you who are wiulling to risk their lives, that me and my children sleep safe at night. Thank you. I will pray for your family and your partners. I pray that they are held close by God in their times of need.

God bless you brother...Until we have our "roll call" with God....

SGT Phil Abdoo
Macomb County Sheriff's Office (MI)

March 21, 2005

DEAR SON, I AM SO SORRY THE SYSTEM LET YOU DOWN. IT IS SO UNREAL I DONT KNOW HOW THAT CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT 17YRS. OLD DONT KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG. YOU KNEW RIGHT FROM WRONG AT 17. I HAFT TO BELIEVE THAT GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR KILLER. ONE DAY HE'LL HAFT TO STAND BEFORE GOD AND HE WILL PAY. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH AND I AM SO OUTRAGED AT THE SUPREME COURT AND THEIR DECISION. I FEEL LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY ALL OVER AGAIN. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN SON, I LUV AND MISS YOU YOUR MOTHER BARBARA JOHNSON

BARBARA JOHNSON

March 8, 2005

WELL RAY I HATE TO BE THE ONE TO TELL YOU, BUT THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM HAS FAILED YOU. THEY REDUCED THE SENTENCE TO 30 YEARS. IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM FAIR TO KNOW THAT BECAUSE HE WAS BORN A YEAR TOO LATE HE DOESN'T GET THE DEATH PENALTY BECAUSE HE WAS 17 WHEN HE KILLED YOU. HE NEVER GAVE YOU AN OPTION OF HAVING A LIFE, TO GET MARRIED, HAVE KIDS OR ANYTHING AND NOW WHEN HE GETS OUT HE WILL HAVE THAT OPTION, IT SICKENS ME EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT IT.

I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU I MISS ALL THE MISCHIEF WE GOT INTO WHEN WE WERE LITTLE... KNOW THAT YOUR MOM LOVES YOU AND THINKS OF YOU ALL THE TIME SHE CAME TO MY HOUSE FOR THANKSGIVING THIS YEAR I WISH YOU COULD HAVE BEEN HERE... I NOW HAVE 2 1/2 GRANDKIDS AND THEY ARE ROTTEN AS CAN BE... I THINK OF YOU ALWAYS AND WILL NEVER FORGET THE SACRIFICE THAT YOU GAVE ON SEPT 29 1998

I LOVE YOU AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN
TERRI AND YOUR AUNT CAROLYN SAID TO SAY HELLO AND THEY SEND THEIR LOVE

LOVE
CHELLE

MICHELLE
FAMILY

March 5, 2005

Ray, It has been so long yet seems like yesterday. I remember you as a little boy so full of life. I then remember you as a fine young man with all your life ahead of you. We miss you so much and love you dearly.
Terri Moore

Terri
family member

March 5, 2005

You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother.

Pattie Nagel
Cook County IL Sheriff's

March 4, 2005

Michael,
As I sit here today thinking of you and remembering all the fun times working at the pavilion. I remember the "Quick Draw McGraw" act and can only laugh and remember how cute you are...how only your smile could bring light into the most gloomy day. I know that you always thought I just rode your behind but unknown to you....You were my special "rookie". I certainly do miss you and think of you often. If you don't believe me just ask your "new boss"...He knows that I pray daily.

Kelly R.

Investigator Kelly Reickenbacker
Grimes County Sheriff's Department

February 10, 2005

MIKE, I WORKED FOR AN OILFIELD COMPANY IN THAT AREA WHERE YOUR LIFE WAS TAKEN. I HAD WANTED TO GO INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT, BUT AFTER THAT I CHANGED MY MIND. I WAS ONLY 21 AT THAT TIME AND OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS I DROVE TO WORK, IN THE SAME AREA, THINKING OF YOUR SACRIFICE SO I COULD GET TO THE SAME DESTINATION SAFELY EVERYDAY. IT WAS YOUR DEDICATION TO DUTY, SERVICE AND THE PROTECTION OF LIFE, THAT I ALWAYS REMEMBERED AND HELPED ME TO BECOME WHAT I NEEDED TO BE. I ATTENDED A LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY IN 2003 AND AM NOW A POLICE OFFICER. ALTHOUGH WE NEVER MET, IT WAS YOUR SACRIFICE THAT HELPED INFLUENCED MY CAREER. FROM MYSELF, MY WIFE AND CHILDREN MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. SO REST EASY MIKE AND AS FOR THE REST OF THE COPS NOT YET IN HEAVEN, WE'LL TAKE IT FROM HERE!

FELLOW PATROLMAN

January 12, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 29, 2004

Thinking of you on the 6th year anniversary of your death in the line of duty. God's peace be with you and your family.

Michigan Resident

September 29, 2004

It is hard to accept that you were taken from us five years eleven months ago today. It seems like only yesterday sometimes.

I constantly remember some sweet conversation, look at a cute picture, see something special in a store--they all bring tears to my eyes and a new ache to my heart. I wish I could have hugged you one more time, told you I love you one more time, seen that bright, mischievious smile one more time. It is so unfair--not being able to say goodbye! I suppose that is why I hear the sound of your sweet voice and your laughter in many of the things I do.

I can only imagine what life would be like if you were still here. I miss you so very much and will always love you!

Mom


Mom

August 28, 2004

DEAR SON, NEXT MONTH WILL BE 6 YRS. THAT YOU WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM US. IT'S STILL FRESH AS IF IF HAPPENED YESTERDAY, I LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH, YOU WERE MY HERO AND MY SHINING STAR AND YOU'LL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND SOUL BECAUSE YOU ARE A PART OF ME. IF TEARS WERE A STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AND I COULD BRING YOU HOME AGAIN, I WOULD BE THERE IN A HEARTBEAT, BUT I KNOW THAT CANT' HAPPEN, SO I PRAY THAT YOU ARE OK AND GOD HAS HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND YOU PROTECTING YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN. SO SON, UNTIL THEN I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH . LUV YOUR MOTHER BARBARA JOHNSON

barbara johnson

August 24, 2004

Thank you for your dedication and service Michael. May God bless you and may you rest in peace Brother.

Officer Scott Lundegren
Yarmouth Police Department
Yarmouth, Massachusetts

Officer Scott Lundegren
Yarmouth Police Department

July 21, 2004

Remember all of the meetings where you spoke ever so eloquently, so powerfully, so motivating? You were so good at it!

You will be amazed to know that I, your mom, am following your example. It still hurts to talk about your death, but if talking about how you lived and died helps just one of your brother officers, then I will. I hope you will be proud of what I am doing.

I am so glad that you were a part of my life, my son. You made life richer and more fun for all of us. We miss you so much!!!!!!

Much love,
Mom
For Micheal's Memory

Janet Green
parent

July 20, 2004

You can tell a lot about a man through the thoughts and words of those he left behind.

You lived life to the fullest. You stood for honor, dignity, pride, and service to your community and fellow man.

May God Bless you and all of those whose hearts continue to miss you and keep your memory alive.

Chief Jim Taylor
Kingsburg Police Department

July 13, 2004

Hey cousin..Just reading through all the wonderful reflections that your friends and family have written to you. Wanted to let you know that I miss you too, and think of you often. Guess what, I am living in the old house at the end of your road. Only it is not an old house any more...your dad completely remodeled it! It is great..I am very happy here...and I am able to keep an eye on Kristie's comings and goings. I can't take your place as big brother but I try and watch out for her too. Guess what else...Chad and I are having a baby. Wish you could be here. Miss you & Love you.

June 29, 2004

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