Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Ricky Lee Timbrook

Winchester Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 1999

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Reflections for Sergeant Ricky Lee Timbrook

Sergeant Timbrook:
Your sacrafice and dedication will never be forgotten. You now have the ability to patrol the ultimate place, Heaven. Keep those streets safe for us.

Explorer Aaron McLearen
Clare County Sheriff Department Michigan

July 21, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

April 14, 2005

WE STILL REMEMBER.
Thank you for everything.

Another cops wife

March 17, 2005

Rest in Peace. Romans 13:4 NIV

Special Agent Darin L. Paul
FBI

February 3, 2005

I remember that night. I remember being at the the Volunteer Firehouse I run out of and listening to the scanner chomping at the bit because a man not just a man but a Police Officer. I pray that my fellow Law Enforcement Officers stay safe, I pray the public work with us. I pray for Sgt. Timbrooks family and to their great loss. Words can't display how this brotherhood we have cares nor how we are there for each other. We as Officers work not for respect but pride, professionalism and courage because we know you expect us there and as Sgt. Timbrook proved we came we gave and we paid. We lost an Officer who will live on not just in me but the people of Winchester and Frederick County........My thoughts and prayers are with you....

Annonymous Unit 96

November 11, 2004

Sergeant, I honor you. You were a warrior . . . you protected the citizens of our great Commonwealth and our Nation.

Rest easy now my brother. We'll do our best to cover your post on our thin blue line. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.) ATF
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

October 30, 2004

“REMEMBER ME”
Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but a two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
“IT IS IN DEATH THAT WE CAN LIVE FOREVER”
This was written by an unknown author.

Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

October 19, 2004

RICK,
TODAY,FOR SOME REASON I
HAVE YOU ON MY HEART AND MY MIND SO VERY MUCH.I ALSO HAVE YOUR BROTHERS IN UNIFORM ON MY MIND AS WELL.

I HAVE KNOWN OF THE HEART ACHE THEY ALL FEEL,EVEN NOW.I KNOW THEY STILL MISS YOUR LAUGHTER AND EVERYTHING THAT MADE YOU SO SPECIAL AND SO VERY MUCHED LOVED.

I KNOW THAT IT IS A FACT THAT AS HUMANS
WE MOST OF THE TIME.TAKE THE TIME THAT WE SPEND WITH EACHOTHER FOR GRANTED,THINKING THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME.

I PRAY,THAT EVERYONE WHO LOVES YOU,AND STILL
MISS YOU SO DEEPLY,WILL REMEMBER THAT WE SHOULD TRY VERY HARD TO NEVER TAKE TIME FOR GRANTED.WE SHOPULD NEVER TAKE EACHOTHER FOR GRANTED.

TIME FOR OUR HUSBANDS,WIVES,AND CHILDREN,TIME FOR OUR MOTHERS,FATHERS,BROTHERS,SISTERS AND ALL FAMILY MEMBERS.TIME WITH OUR FRIENDS,AND OUR TIME WITH GOD,IN PRAYER.

I KNOW THERE ARE SO MANY THAT HAVE SAID SO OFTEN'IF I COULD HAVE JUST TOLD RICK,I LOVED HIM AS A BROTHER,OR JUST COULD HEAR HIS VOICE ONE MORE TIME,IF I COLUD JUST SEE HIS FACE"

I KNOW YOU WOULD TELL EVERYONE TO NOT TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED AND THAT SOMETIMES THERE IS NOT ANOTHER DAY OR ANOTHER TIME.

YOU,TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE,EVEN THE CHILDREN.YOU MADE A THINGS BETTER,YOU MADE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE,AND YOU,BY THE EXAMPLE YOU LIVED.DAY IN AND DAY OUT,CHANGED SOME PEOPLE FOR THE BETTER.

WE MISS YOU,WE THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU WERE,AND FOR THE LOVE AND JOY YOU SHARED HERE...

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!
WE ALL THINK OF YOU SO VERY OFTEN!

MIKES MOM,DONNA

DONNA
VA MEDICAL CENTER

August 9, 2004

Rick, it's been almost 5 years since we lost you. I had such a very hard time dealing with what happened that night. I wished so badly I had been working with the PD. I remember working in the ER that night and hearing the call on the scanner and being stunned and saying no...no it can't be. And Gloria always talks about how she would go to the PD weight room and you were so nice to help her if you were there. You were the finest officer i have ever had the privilage to know and my inspiration to get back in Law Enforcement. You are in our prayers Hammer...always.

Cpl. Steven Anderson
Dept. of Vet. Affairs

June 13, 2004

RICKY,
I THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY AS I PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY AND MY SON,MIKE BOYCE.
YOU REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS AND WILL FOREVER BE THERE.
I WENT TO VISIT MIKE RECENTLY AND HE STILL GETS TEARS WHEN WE SPEAK OF YOU AND WHEN WE LOOKED OVER THIS SITE,HE FOUND IT SO HARD TO COMPOSE HIMSELF AND COULD NOT SPEAK.I MYSELF FEEL HIS PAIN AND HIS LOSS OF YOU.
YOU ARE LOVED AS A BROTHER BY MIKE AND HE HAS A LARGE EMPTY SPACE IN HIS HEART,AS ALL WHO KNEW YOU AND LOVE WILL.
I KNOW IF THEY COULD JUST SEE YOU NOW,AT THE FEET OF OUR LORD AND GOD,AND KNOW YOU ARE BATHED IN HIS
GLORY THAT AS MUCH AS THEY MISS YOU ,THEY WOULD UNDERSTAND YOU WERE CALLED HOME BY ONE WHO KNEW YOU AND LOVED YOU FIRST.THIS DOES NOT MAKE IT ANY LESS PAINFUL OR LONELY FOR US OR HELP US UNDERSTAND "WHY".
THERE IS A BEAUTIFUL SONG,A CHRISTIAN SONG CALLED"IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW.I HEARD IT THE WEEK GOD TOOK YOU HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME AND IT GAVE ME COMFORT AND TO THIS DAY WHEN EVER I HEAR IT,I SAY "THATS RICKY'S SONG'
KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOVED AND NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN.
MY PRAYERS CONTINUE FOR YOUR FAMILY,MIKE AND ALL YOUR BROTHERS IN UNIFORM,THAT WALK THAT THIN BLUE LINE.
GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU,
DONNA,
MIKE BOYCE'S MOM.

DONNA
VA MEDICAL CENTER,ASKEVILLE,N.C.

April 12, 2004

Rick I just came back from a grave site memorial honoring your memory. It has been over four years since that fateful night. I was there working that night and have always wish I could have done more even though I know there was nothing else. Every day in some way I am reminded of just how great of a person, police officer, son, husband, father, brother, co-worker, and friend you were to everyone. We will always remember and love you. Thanks for looking over us.
God Bless

Anonymous

November 14, 2003

Rick, I could see tears in my husband's eyes today as he put his black gear in his bag and headed out to fight the battle that took your life 4 years ago today. Even though it's been years since your death, sometimes he just gets that look, and I know you are on his mind. Every once in a while he'll start telling a story about your crazy adventures together and he’ll laugh so hard he can barely stand up. But on other occasions, he still gets a little choked up when he thinks of you.
I remember one of the first nights he was a police officer, he came home with his uniform shirt completely shredded and he explained, “Uh honey, Rick and I had to arrest someone who didn’t want to be arrested.” I was so worried, but then he laughed and assured me that you were one of the best cops ever and that he was in good hands with you as his FTO. He learned so much from you and has become such a outstanding police officer. He is quick to tell people that he had the greatest FTO anyone could ever have.
At times, it has been hard for me to watch him walk out the door with that badge upon his chest but I have much faith in all you taught him. I know if he is ever in a dangerous situation he will clearly and without hesitation, remember all the things you passed on to him.
Rick, we will never forget you.

Police Wife
Prince William County Police

October 30, 2003

Rest in peace officer, your tour is over. Keep a watchful eye on us as we continue on.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

October 30, 2003

Sgt R. Timbrook, My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. God Bless them and all of Winchester PD.

Trooper First Class Alfred Cortes
Maryland State Police

September 3, 2003

SGT. RICKY TIMBROOK WAS TRULY A GENTLEMAN OFFICER. ONE WHO KNEW HOW TO TREAT ALL INDIVIDUALS THE WAY HE WOULD HAVE BEEN TREATED HIMSELF. HE DEALT FAIRLY WITH VICTIMS AND CRIMINALS ALIKE. HE SPENT MUCH OF HIS OWN TIME DEALING WITH THE YOUTH IN HIS COMMUNITY. HE WAS THE VERY IMAGE OF A PROFESSIONAL POLICE OFFICER. HIS DEDICATION TO DUTY WAS UNSURPASSED. AS A DARE OFFICER, SUPERVISOR, AND FELLOW STREET OFFICER, HE WILL ALWAYS BE WELL REMEMBERED AND RESPECTED.

Cpl. Danny McFarland
Winchester Police Department

My friend you are badly missed. You were truly one of a kind and you will continue to inspire me. You truly made a difference and we will never forget you and all that you worked so hard to accomplish. "Set your goals high, aim for the moon because even if you miss you'll be among the stars."

Deputy First Class Julian K. Berger III
Loudoun County Va. Sheriff's Office

Timbrook,


I have no idea where to begin with this, but I just want you to know how much of an inspiration you were to me. I remember one night when I was riding with you, you were telling me how much you liked your job and you wouldn't trade it for the world.You stated that it takes someone with alot of heart to be a GOOD police officer, well heart is what you had and I want you to know that!


Semper Fi,

Sgt.Beatty,Michael

Sgt. Beatty, Michael P,
United States Marine Corps

God Bless Sgt. Timbrook and his loved ones. Thank you for making the Commonwealth a safer place.


College Student and Soon to be Law Enforcement Officer

n Memory
We all couldn't believe what the scanner had said, Officer down one of our "brothers" was dead.

I felt kind of sick and tears filled my eyes, Who was shot, which one of the guys?

He had taught me a lot when I first started out, I'll never forget what we talked about.

The day of his funeral was a sad one for me, I thought of his wife and unborn baby.

The officers came from miles around, most had to stand, no room to sit down.

They talked of his life and the things he had done, a great husband, our "brother" and also a son.

I often take my wife and children to see the place where they buried my friend Ricky.

You are missed by us all every day of our life, we'll look out for your son and also your wife.

As you look down upon us from skies of blue watching over your wife and baby Ricky too.

Remember your friends who really care, you are in our hearts and also our prayers.

Roy Shillingburg
Friend

Ricky always displayed the utmost of professionalism.  Of the over one hundred instructors I relied upon to teach the basic law enforcement classes, he was one of the best.  I was amazed by his talent and dedication.  The loss of this man extends well beyond his community.  It extends to the generations of law enforcement officers that will forever be deprived of his instruction.


God bless you Rick. Rest in peace.

Chief Training Coordinator, J.W. Spooner
CSCJTC

Where do I begin...



I can still remember when I first met you. That was almost nine years ago. Not a day goes by that you are not both the first thing I think of when I wake up and the last thing that I think of before I go to sleep. It still doesn't seem real that you could have been taken away from us and I dont think it ever will. I still expect to see you come walking down the hall.



I remember the good times that we had on third shift. All of the calls that you handled and all of the picking you and I did back and forth.



I remember the last time I talked to you in person before that Friday night. How happy you were and how excited you were that you would soon be a daddy.



I remember your last radio call to me that Friday night.... I will never forget that. All I can do is pray that you will help me Rick. Help me to overcome the feelings that I am having... Help me to do my job better than anyone else and help my guys to still have the trust in me that they once had. Give me the power to keep this from ever happening to one of you again.



Rick, I love you and miss you more than words can say.

Lead Dispatcher Dail D. Ritenour, Jr
Winchester EOC

Rick,


You gave such inspiration in the way you lived your life. You were like my brother. I think of you everyday and remember the times we trained together. You gave 100% all the time. In your passing I reflect on how being in Law Enforcement has changed. I feel a piece of me is gone that I can't get back. I miss your laugh,your jokes, and knowing you where always there for me if I needed a friend. Watch over all of us when we are out there.

Dep. Mike Boyce
Frederick County Sheriffs Office

Ricky,



Where do I began? I want to say that I miss you very much. Even after I left dispatch there was never a day that none of you were not in my thoughts and prayers. You were the greatest co-worker and friend that I have ever met. I wish I would of been able to tell you all of my feelings and thoughts and what knowing you has meant to me.


I want to say to Kelly and your unborn son, that I am deeply saddened by the their loss and that I know how much you loved Kelly. You expressed your love for her in the way you use to talk about her ( with the twinkle in your eyes)and the things you said.


You were a model police officer and a model citizen. I hope that my son grows up with at least half of the good qualities that you possesed. You always seen good in everyone, or at least tried to. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you or Kelly.


I remember all the times we had on third shift. The "third Shift" crew, what a crew we had. How many "Bad Boys" tapes did you wear out?? There will never be another you and you were as true blue as they come. I can't but everything into words. I just want everyone to know that you were a "Angel" among us and that you are still with us in spirit today.


Miss You Unit 31!!!!,

Kristie Wilkin
(Former) EOC Winchester, VA

To any person who reads this reflection:

I can remember you teaching my defensive tactics class in Waynesboro Virginia. Ricky was a great teacher and he had a great personality. You are missed very much. I hope you can be our eyes in the sky. God bless and my prayers are with your family.



God Bless From:

Jennifer and Sean Valentine

SCSO Unit # 344

Deputy Christopher Sean Valentine
Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office

Rick,


I find it incredibly hard to put my thoughts into words, you were a role model, a father, a friend, a husband, yet you were so much more. Your memory only grows stronger with each passing day, the hurt and sorrow are replaced with a strong desire to carry your message and wishes to the children of our community that you so dearly cared for.

Officer Craig Smith
Winchester Police Dept.

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