Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Norman Dennis

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 22, 2001

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joseph Norman Dennis

As we have just passed the 5th year anniversary of Joe's death, I read these reflections and think about how BLESSED my children and I are. We have had many people praying for us and thinking about us, and I know that this is what gets us through each day. So, THANK YOU ALL, FOR ALL THE MANY PRAYERS THAT YOU HAVE MADE, AND CONTINUE TO MAKE, THAT HELP US GET THROUGH EACH AND EVERY DAY. KEEP 'EM COMING!

Deputy Rene' Dennis
HCSO & Wife

June 8, 2006

A man remembered with love and respect never dies but will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of others.May you Rest in Peace Deputy Dennis and may Our Lord Bless your family.

May 22, 2006

Rest in peace Brother Joseph, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham Retired
Sand Springs Okla Police Department

November 12, 2005

life will never be the same without you i look back and wonder how much better life would have been having you in our lives.as long as i am alive your memory will allways live on through me.it is said that a person is never really gone if someone is left to remember them.if this is true you will be with us eternally thanks to all of the prayers and reflections of so many good people about you.every single relection touched my heart ,whenever i miss joe i look at the relections and it really has helped me. thank you and god bless everyone

mike
brother

October 18, 2005

Just to let you know we are remembering your loved one
who dedicated his life to serving.
He was a special man who will long
be remembered and held in the
highest esteem. God bless all of
his friends and family who still grieve
and miss him daily.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

August 8, 2005

to anyone who know and loved joe
joe was a loveing man noone could hurt him with words he loved his wife and 2kids with out a doubt in his mind. his family misses him deeply. LOve you joe with all my heart.

August 1, 2005

Rest in peace brother your a true hero. God Bless you and your famiy and and help them get through this horrible time but always know he was a true hero

P.O. Suroviak #48
Downers Grove IL. PD

July 3, 2005

To the family, friends, coworkers of Deputy Dennis you are in my thoughts and prayers as they approach your eow date. My son joined you and I know that you are all part of St Michael's warriors. Rest in peace and thank you for a job well done. Joanne and Norman as parents I know your pain. I will keep you in my prayers.

Maxine, mother
Deputy Josh Rutherford eow 5/29/03

May 9, 2005

ALL of our Officers, both Civilian and Military, grieve over the lose of Deputy Joseph Dennis. Condolences and prayers for his loved ones, Police family, and Friends. Deputy Dennis....you did, "Protect and Serve". All of us thank you for your commitment. What a MENTOR. We, (all Police Officers), know why you responded with dedication.

Detective
NAVAL WEAPONS STATION, CHARLESTON, SC

August 27, 2004

i love you brother.it still seems like yesterday that i seen you.i know that you are in a better place but i still miss you everyday.i hope that you will guide me in the right direction to do the right direction for you.i love you forever....

mike
brother

April 12, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 4, 2004

Rene',

Our prayers are with you and the children. I was overwhelmed by the number of officers that attended Joe's funeral. That was the most unbelieveable show of support that I've ever seen, and something I will always remember. I only hope that I never have to attend another funeral of a fallen officer.

We're also praying that you get moved to a post on your side of the county so you can be closer to your children during the day.

We love you! Let us know if we can do anything for you.

Norris Mantooth (Rene's Uncle)

I knew Joe Dennis was a deputy sheriff, honorable and dedicated. The way I knew him best was seeing him with his family. He was a loving, tender, and yes, teasing husband, who was supportive of his wife and her interests. He was totally devoted to his children, and it showed in his every word and action. His family came first.

We all miss him so much.

Captain Susan Nixon
Harris County Sheriff's Office

I give thanks to all Law Enforcement Officers who are risking their lives daily for every one of us. Thank you especially, Joe, for your service. You have touched so many lives. God Bless You!!!

We are continuing to pray for the Dennis Family. May you feel God's loving arms around you. HE is with you always.

Paula Henthorn

Three little words...
Have such an impact on our lives...
When we say them, we don't really know...
The significance that they hold...
They can make a grown man...
Fall to his knees...
They can bring such emotional stirrings...
That it will even touch...
The hardest heart...
They can invoke...
The biggest smiles ever imagined...
They can bring tears to your eyes....
Those three little words are so simple.....
I MISS YOU!!!!!!
Renee, you and your family are in my prayers. I don't know what to say. This has been a huge shock. Remember that Joe is watching over you and your beautiful children.
May God rest his hands on you and hold you.

I.P.C.
hcso

Rene, When I returned from Houston, I sent my company's U.S. home office an online news clip. The sentiments in reply are for you. Love you, Uncle David

To: David Rogers
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: Sheriff's Deputy

Dear David,

It was very touching to read about Deputy Dennis. He served his community for 13 years. A very honorable duty!!! We pray for the family he left behind.
Thanks.
Jonie O. Takatsuji

David Rogers

Joe was a such a sincere and loving person and I still cannot believe that this had to happen to him. I keep telling myself that things happen for reasons but sometimes it is hard to swallow that old saying. Just remember that Joe is in a better place than you and I are in. One day when it is our calling we will see him again. May God bless Joe's wife Renee and their children. I pray that God gives you all the strength to get through this. Keep your head high and remember that Joe is looking down on us all with his love.

District 2
HCSO

ITS ALWAYS A CRIME WHEN SOME ONES LIFE IS TAKEN BY ANOTHER PERSON. IT JUST SEEMS TO BE A LOT WORSE WHEN IT IS A FELLOW OFFICER THAT WAS THE VICTIM. BEST WISHES TO DEPUTY JOSEPH NORMAN DENNIS' WIFE AND TWO KIDS. GOD HAS A PLAN FOR EVERY ONE EVEN IF WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND OR AGREE.

officer billy sparks
gun barrel city police department

YOU GAVE YOUR ALL. WE ALL WILL MISS YOU, BUT WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY. I AM SURE GOD WILL BE HONORED TO HAVE YOU AT HIS ROLL CALL. OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY. YOU ARE IN THE HALL OF FALLEN HEROES NOW. SEE YOU SOON BRO. GOOD JOB.

Ofc. Steve Burt
HCCS P.D.

Even though I didn't know Joe for as long as a lot of other people, I still have a little Joe shape hole in my heart. Just to say we have lost a great man doesn't seem like enough when talking about Joe. For the last nine years, I have been truly blessed because of him. To your Family, I love you guys! And when the Steelers win the next Superbowl we will know who's up in Heaven calling the shots!!

Cat McClain - Family

JOE I WORKED WITH YOU AND RENE FOR A LONG TIME AND TUESDAY MORNING WHEN I HEARD THE GUY CALLING FOR HELP FOR YOU I KNEW I NEEDED TO GET THERE TO HELP YOU. NOW THAT YOU ARE WITH JESUS IN HEAVEN PATROLING WITH BARRY AND J.C. WE THE DIST. 1 DEPUTIES WILL BE THERE TO HELP YOUR WIFE, THE KIDS AND YOUR PARENTS. JOE YOUR MEMORIES WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME.

A DIST. 1 DEPUTY
HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT

Joe was a really great person. He was a loving and wonderful husband to his wife and a fantastic father to the children. He cared about family and friends and then always found time to take care of others too. He was always willing to help out in whatever way he could. I will forever be grateful for his help and his advice with an overheating car radiator which he eventually replaced for me. I love you bubba, I hope you're having one heck of a barbeque up there in heaven!

Lynn Turner - Sister-in-law

My deepest Sympathy and prayers go to the Dennis family.
Deputy Sheriff JOSEPH NORMAN DENNIS you will always be remembered,loved,and admired for what you stood for.
"We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed;
We are perplexed but not in despair. Persecuted, but
forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed."
II Corinthians 4;8-9

To all my brothers, Be careful and take care of each others.

Off. J. Viramontes
HBU,PD

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Anonymous

Anonymous

Although I didn't know Deputy Joseph Dennis personally I did know his wife and father-in-law, both Deputies for Harris County SO.
I will keep Deputy Dennis's family in my prayers and would like to say that the Sheriff's office lost a good friend and excellent Deputy.

Debbie Buish

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