Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Assistant Chief Emma Mae Horton

Goodman Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, September 8, 2000

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Reflections for Assistant Chief Emma Mae Horton

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 8, 2020

So tragic and sad! Rest in peace Assistant Chief Horton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 26, 2020

I have so many questions that I would love to ask but why

cj Ferguson
grandson

December 29, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister. 17 years ago and your not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 8, 2017

About as unfair a sit gets. Rest in peace Assistant Chief Norton. Bravery and honesty as you had won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 8, 2017

Its been years since I last looked at this website. Every time I think of you, I relive the day that it happened. It makes me depressed, but I know that your in a better place now. It doesn't even seem like it's been that long ago. I remember you taking me and AJ places, and you always having such a kind a loving smile. I miss you so much. It's hard even writing this without getting a little emotional. Love you Auntie. Always!!

Zay
Nephew

November 15, 2016

Mom, there isn't a day that goes by and I don't think about you. I can't even express how much I miss you. After all these years, I'm still wondering WHY? I woke up this morning & while I was getting Emory dressed listening to PANDORA. Yolanda Adams song "OPEN MY HEART" came on I couldn't even stop the tears. You loved that song. By the way, Emory is your granddaughter. She's currently going through the terrible two stage & giving me the blues. lol

So much have happened over the years, I can only imagine what you're thinking looking down at all of us! I wonder how things would be if you were here...

I have someone special in my life. Someone I can share my happiness with. Someone that accepts me flaws & all. I'm getting emotional so I'm ending this-


I love you...

Erin
Daughter

April 2, 2016

Mom, there isn't a day that goes by and I don't think about you. You're truly missed my queen! You have a granddaughter, her name is Emory Micah. I wish you were here to see her in action. She's currently going thru the terrible two stage & giving me the blues. So much have happened over the past couple of years, everyday I'm asking myself how would things be if you were here with us.

I love you!

Erin
Daughter

April 2, 2016

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and Town of Goodman! Continue to Rest in Peace Assistant Chief Horton .
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

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

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

September 8, 2015

Hey Auntie, I know you are watching over us all. Your beatiful grand-daughter and your grand-son is really growing up. I have graduated high school and now in college, still missing you. I love you a whole lot and you will forever live on. Life is still life..Times are tougher and I want to be the one to make a way for us all..You will forever be my rock..I'm always praying and always reading articles about you. Someday we will meet again.

Aj
Nephew

October 30, 2014

Happy Birthday mommy! I love you...

Erin
daughter

October 9, 2014

Mom, there isn't a day that goes by & I don't think about you. You're truly missed! Wish you were here to see your second grandchild Emory Micah Horton. She's a doll (lol) I'm pretty sure you would have her spoiled rotten. I love you with all of my heart....

ERIN
Daughter

May 20, 2014

Today I miss you as much as I did when it happened! I must admit some days are easier to bare but today is just not one of those days! You've been on my mind daily these last few months I can't help thinking if only you were here things would be different!!! I come from a family of strong-willed women & you were truly the strongest of them all! The memories I have of you will last forever in my heart I just hate I didn't get a chance to get more pictures of you & I.. Ill love you forever RIP until we meet again..

Kimberly
Niece

September 8, 2013

Thoughts of you flood my mind today as JPD loses Det. Smith to gunfire. From what I hear, he was an excellent officer just like you were. Show him the ropes in heaven, he deserves it. I love you ma!

Kristi Horton-Ferguson
Daughter

April 5, 2013

Remembering you Emma and thanks for all you gave. I miss you laughing and talking about crazy folks that use to call in 911. RIP and hope to see u again one day

Al Jobe Field Officer III
Miss Dept of Corrections

February 22, 2012

A true hero who will never be forgotten. God is our only comfort during times such as these.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEO's

September 11, 2011

One thing for sure ,he may have gotten aquited by a jury ,but God punishes so much more severe than man ever could, I can promish you that

friend
friend

August 20, 2011

Thinking of you moma.....we still miss you and love you. CJ asks about you all the time and not a day goes by that I don't wish you could have met your only grandson.....the little boy you never had. You were my best friend and I can still see your beautiful smile....I love you moma....until we meet again.

Kristi Horton
daughter

August 15, 2011

To the Family of Assistant Chief Horton:
I wanted to offer my sympathies on your tragic and heinous murder. You were very tragically taken from your family, community and fellow officers. You were a true hero until the end. Your brother in law was a true coward who did not deserve to serve the citizens of Goodman much less the jury who found him innocent claiming he was defending himself. What can we make of today"s justice system? My dad was one of NYCPDs finest for almost 40 years. Your courage and bravery during that gunfire. A real piece pardon my French human trash. Rest in peace Assistant Chief Horton. You will never be forgotten by the citizens of Goodman or anywhere.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 22, 2010

I love you & miss you so much.. SO MANY TEARS!! I wish u were here right now!!! I know you are watching over us. Its so hard without you!

Anonymous

January 19, 2010

I have not visited these pages in quite some time. Of all the reflections I read commented on a couple yrs. ago, your beautiful face & your sacrifice never left my mind & heart. Now I read below more detailed info. on your death & the one who killed you. I am appalled at this family member (& officer) who is nothing but a criminal who should pay dearly 4 what he did. I pray he will NEVER wear a badge or carry a weapon for the remainder of his days ! And I also pray 4 your family whose hearts must yet long to see your face & feel your touch. God will reward those who diligently seek Him.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEO's

January 9, 2010

Happy birthday momma!!!

Kristi Horton
daughter

October 9, 2009

To the family and loved ones of Assistant Chief Emma Horton, her fellow officers with the Goodman Police Department, and most especially to Emma:

On this the eighth anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that you are honored and revered today and everyday.

From all the loving reflections left about you, I can see that you were an amazing woman, mother and aunt, and what a grievous loss your loved ones have endured because of your brutal murder. l know those shots didn't just kill you, but a part of everyone who loved you. My heart breaks for Erin and Kristy, but I know that your beautiful Mom is so proud of both of you and I am holding you in my heart's embrace.

Your department suffered an enormous tragedy when this horrific incident occurred. After reading the memorial page, I was compelled to do further research as I could not understand how the jury could have ever acquitted this person who, in my opinion, never deserved the honor of wearing a badge. My disbelief was based upon my 25 years experience as a trial attorney. I was shocked to learn Emma's killer was her brother-in-law as well as a fellow officer who was apparently angry over Emma getting promoted and blamed her for the schedule he was upset about. At trial, he said Emma drew a gun on him and he fired in self-defense but she was found in the bathroom with her weapon holstered, and he fired 36 shots with 14 hitting Emma.

The jury verdict was a travesty of justice, but I pray that your family and department get their full measure of justice deserved for this horrific crime when it is God that is meting it out.

Emma, may your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire. You are loved and missed by so many.

Rest in Peace, dear Emma. A body is but for a lifetime, but spirits and souls are for eternity and yours is forever part of those who call you beloved.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Emma gave to her community and the citizens of Mississippi, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on September 8, 2000.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Dept. eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

September 14, 2008

What a travesty of justice. May God Grant Asst.Chief Horton's Family, Friends, Fellow Officers, the Serenity to accept the things they can not change, the Courage to change the things they can, and the Wisdom to know the difference...May we never forget this Warrior's sacrifice. May you rest in Peace on this anniversary and May your family have found Peace in their Hearts...

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Police Dept Lewisburg, Pa

September 8, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over them and protect them from harm. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 8, 2008

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