Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Todd Michael Widman

Brown County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Wednesday, March 1, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Todd Michael Widman

Todd



Not a day goes by that I don't think about you.  Everywhere I go something reminds me of you.  I still can't believe that you are gone.  But as the poem said that was hanging on your wall, "You've done well my friend, patrolling these earthly streets.  Now it is time to walk on Heaven's beat."  I know that you are an angle in blue watching us from above.  I looked up to you so much and I was so proud of you.  You came a long way since your troubled days.  You turned out to be a very fine person that a lot of people are going to miss.  I just wish i had one hour with you so I could tell you how much I love you and how much you mean to me.  I know that I will see you someday, but for now you will just have to protect me, and all of your police brothers and sisters from above.  We will keep your memories alive, and with us always.  You did a fine job being a cop and you were one of the best, no one will forget the sacrafice you made that dreadful night. I love you always.

Anonymous

"Some birds are not meant to be caged,

Their feathers are just too bright

and when they fly away

The part of you that knew it was a sin

To lock them, Rejoices

But still the place that you live in is

That much more drab and empty now that they

Are gone."

~Shawshank Redemption



For you Todd,

Nothing could explain it better.

Anonymous

Somethings never make sense, no matter how much effort and time are dedicated to them.  Todd's death has and will continue to impact anyone who ever had the opportunity to meet and know him.  To have a life ended so early is the greatest loss, but especially a loss of a man who's integrity and honor were impeccable.  Heaven will be better for you my friend, watch over your brothers here on earth.



Semper Fidelis and God bless you my friend.

Major Alan W. Cave
USMC

I am a 21 year old Police Officer in South Florida, I am deeply saddend by the loss of a Deputy Todd M. Widman a fellow officer. My heart goes out to the Widman family. Please stay strong.  

Anonymous

Todd,



I want to thank you for all that you did...You were a great person and had a lot to live for..  Why God took you when he did no one will know, but we all miss you and your innocent smile..  Even though you are gone physically you are still in all of our hearts..  I just wish I could have said bye one last time before you walked out the door. God Bless You..  I'll see ya when I get there.…

Anonymous

Todd,



You left a lot of us behind 2 months ago, and today we still feel the pain that we felt then.  I myself looked up to you and wanted to be exactly like you.  You use to come in while I was working and share your stories about everything that was going on the night before.  When we were out at the same time I could always count on you to help me out while the guys were making fun of me, and when they started making fun of you, I helped you out.  We always had fun when we were together.  I remeber when I saw my first dead body, you were by my side making sure I was ok.  Even though I am still young and can't be a part of the Brown County Sheriff's Office yet I am planning on following in your footsteps.  I looked up to so much and still do.  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you in some way wether it was you joking around with me or being serious and talking about private stuff.  I will miss you and so will everybody else in our communtity.  And that last promise that I made to you I have kept so far and will for the rest of my life.  I'll See you when I get there.

Anonymous

From all Florida Law Enforcement Officers, we send our deepest sympathies to a fallen brother, who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might live in peace. I am only 22 and have been working for 2.5 years, so Deputy Widmans Tragic story really hit home with me. To everyone out there please be safe , and to all citizens, if you see an Officer smile and wave...Thanks

Anonymous

Well it's been over a month since you were called home,and we miss you just as much now as we did that night.We keep your family and friends in our prayers each and every night.We still don't understand WHY it had to happen to you? you were so young and full of life....We miss that wonderful smile (and dimple) that you always wore!!! Your family has alot to be proud of!! Rest easy now brother, we will carry your load....WE LOVE AND MISS YOU,TODD but know you are in a much better place now!! See ya when we get there......

Anonymous

Todd, thank you for letting us be a part of your life. We love you and miss you very much.

Anonymous

Todd, God must have needed another angel in heaven the night you left us.  Deepest sympathies to your family and brother officers.

P.
Concerned Citizen

TO THE FAMILY, MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU, GOD BLESS YOU AND COMFORT YOU THROUGHT THIS TIME OF LOSS.LAW ENFORCMENT OFFICERS ARE VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE ,WILLING TO LAY THEIR LIFE DOWN TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND TO KEEP THEIR COMMUNITY SAFE,THEY DESERVE THE HIGHEST PRAISE POSSIBLE!



GIVE ME LORD, CONCERN FOR OTHERS WHO TRUST ME AND THOSE WHO NEED ME.... AND PLEASE LORD THROUGH IT ALL BE AT MY SIDE.  AMEN! TODD GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN HIS LAW ENFORCEMENT BROTHERS HEARTS! REST IN PEACE.

Anonymous
Kentucky Department of Corrections

May the lord bless and keep your family and fellow workers. Your "tour of duty" on this earth made life better for those in your community, brother.

rob colwell
greenville,sc police dept.

OUR BEST FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE



It's all like a dream

That someone would steal

His life in a moment

How can this be real



A kid with his problems

With nowhere to go

Would change all our lives

How could we have known



Just trying to help

He gave him a ride

The next thing we knew

Our "Best Friend" had died



A tragedy like this

In a small town community

Brought us together

With such a strong unity



All friends and family

In mourning and pain

Just could not believe

That Todd had been slain



In the line of duty

Doing what he loved

This dedicated Deputy

Was not pushed nor shoved



It was his own choice

It was his big dream

To work in the "System"

And be part of the team



So in memory of Todd

From all of the "guys"

You'll be remembered forever

In all of our eyes.



In loving memory of Deputy and Best Friend Todd Widman



Created by:  Jason Bauerle, best friend and Corrections Officer #125-Atchison County Sherriffs Dept.

Jason Bauerle
Atchison County Sheriff Office

I come from a family of law enforcement officers and am also the wife of a law enforcement officer. I knew Todd briefly and know that heaven has received someone who will do it justice. God bless the family of Todd. May you keep Todd's memory alive!!

Anonymous

Anonymous

Todd, I was your classmate, I was your friend, days and months and years past by passing by in the halls of Hiawatha High. Never once could anyone dream that such a tragidy would would hit so close to home. People take advantage of so many things in life. But God has reasons for everything that happens' this I am sure of. Todd I hope that You are up there smiling down at your friends and your family and watching over your fellow law enforcement brothers and sisters. Todd we loved you then and we love you now. Our hearts go out to your family and friends. Just remember, you will never be forgotten. At the time of this loss i still lived in the local area and worked on Seneca Kansas about thirty miles west on U.S. 36 and I sow the aftermath of this tragic event on my way to work. I didn't however dream that it would be a friend and a classmate who I knew all so well. Days and weeks went by and every night my mother and myself would drive though Hiawatha on out way to work, Every business, and I mean Every one of them had their thoughts and their love and sorrow posted on their billboards. It was very very hard to look at them, it brought tears to my eyes every day seeing that and knowing just how much pain and sorrow and love this small Kansas town was feeling. I can only hope and pray that if I were to ever walk those steps or if God took me in a way that God took Todd that my family and friends would recieve the love that all of the local area and all of the fellow officer's have shown. Todd rest easy buddy and keep a watchfull eye over all of us. We love you and you are deeply missed back home, see ya when we get there. From all of your fellow brothers at the Nemaha Co. Sheriff's Department, May god be with you...

Live on

Reserve officer Deputy Adam Fleagle #401
Nemaha Co. Ks Sheriff's Department

GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

Anonymous

It has been over a year now since Deputy Widman’s life on earth ended prematurely. I visit this page often and see that many others have paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the same citizens that may at any time repay them by taking their life.

This page serves to remind me of the dangers I face every day when I go to work but yet I
choose to stay and sometimes wonder why. But we as Officers of the Law have been given a Heavenly Mandate from God Himself. “See Romans Chapter 13” in the Bible.

Remember fellow Officers, You have been given your authority not from man but from
The Almighty Creator of the Universe. One day soon you will meet him. Some of us
sooner than others and some prematurely. Are you prepared? My prayer is that you all
will prepare yourselves to come face to face with God by meeting Jesus the Christ and
only way to God. We prepare for everything else but some of us may fail to prepare our
Souls for the Ultimate Sacrifice.

Fellow Officer’s, We may never meet on earth, but my prayer is that each and every one
of us meet in heaven someday (maybe soon)

Anonymous

Somebody killed a police officer today
and a part of America died,
a piece of our country he swore to protect
will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his right,
while a young widow must work for their kids
and spend many long, lonely nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to the case at 11th and State they will add his worn star.
Yes, somebody killed a police officer today.
It happened in your city or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each recruit's side.
He answered the call, and gave us his all
and a part of America died...
Author Unknown

Anonymous

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