Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Donald Kenneth Bond

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, September 6, 2001

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Donald Kenneth Bond

I remember when I was a dispatcher, I talked with Donald several times, he was a very fine person.

DW

June 3, 2007

Today we honor those who have given their lives for our freedom on other soil. But today I want to honor you for giving your life here on our soil. You were a proud Sgt. in the Air Force and you served in the first Gulf War and came home and gave your life here.
You are greatly missed and loved.

May 28, 2007

To my friend who I served with as a Reserve Police Officer for Collegedale Police Department. You are on my mind frequently. I you are not forgotten. Our shift rides in memories our fallen brothers and sisters. All who have fallen are not forgotten. We remember the proud service the proud service that you have given to your country, county and citizens that you sworn to protect and serve. I Pray that you are resting easy. God has you in his care. I was very sad to see you go. I pray for your family. It was an honor to serve with you.

Your Friend,

T. Spakosky

Patrolman T. Spakosky
Henry County Police Dept. GA

May 27, 2007

Donald,

I think of you often. You are not forgotten. Rest easy, Sir!

Police Officer

May 13, 2007

Just got to thinking about Don today. We were both volunteer firefighters together and dispatched together. Don was always great to work with. Looking foward to the day when the Lord awakens Don from his rest and takes us all home.

Turk

March 28, 2007

Deputy Sheriff
Donald K. Bond, Jr.
Sgt
Perisan Gulf
March 5, 1966
September 6, 2001
Beloved Husband
and Son
Friend to All

March 5, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN 41 TODAY.
WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU MORE.

March 5, 2007

YOUR BIRTHDAY IS COMING AND I MISS YOU TERRIBLY.
TODAY IS VALENTINE'S DAY, ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT YOU.
I PRAY FOR THAT DAY TO COME SOON.

February 14, 2007

Donald,

I think of you often. You are not forgotten. Rest easy!

Police Officer

January 26, 2007

Lorraine,
Thank you for the thoughtful reflection you left on my son's memorial page. I am very sorry that you must walk this painful journey. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your son was a hero and he will forever be remembered. God bless you.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

January 12, 2007

I leave this reflection in honor love and memory of the honorable Deputy Donald Bond. I have thought of you every day of this holiday season and your mom. I have thought of many things to say to you but can never come up with the appropriate words. May I just say that you have been in my thoughts love and prayers this season and many days through the year.

I have two blue lights that stay lit in my home throughout the year. One for my son and one for you the many that have fallen a heroes death. There are no words to convey what I feel. But to your mom Lorriane, my heartfelt love, and prayers. I think of you not only on the holidays but everyday of the year. I wish we did not have this bond per say but we do. May god bless those who do not. For I wish this on no living person. Lorriene thank you for your friendship and your love may God bless you and watch over you espeically well throughout this year. For if anyone needs the angels wings wrapped around them I know you do. God bless and Gods love and all my love.

Debra
Mother of Cole Martin EOW 4.23.03

January 1, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS DON.
MISSING YOU TODAY.
LOVE

December 25, 2006

Lorraine and family, may you find peace this holiday season and remember all the good times with your son fondly. The holidays can be so difficult for us survivors, no matter how many years have passed since the EOW. I hope you can hold your memories near and dear to your heart, as your son will forever be a part of you.

Stacy Cullinane Smith
Surviving Spouse of Ptl Mickey Cullinane, EOW 8/26/92
Sea Isle City NJ Police Department AND
Proud Wife of a Montgomery County, MD Police Officer

December 24, 2006

My thoughts are with your loved ones during the holiday season as I know every day is tough to get through but during the holidays it is even tougher. I have decorated the outside of my home for Christmas in all blue lights. One of those lights will be lit every night until New Years in your honor as my way of saying you are a hero and have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

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

December 19, 2006

A HOLIDAY MEMORY

AS WE LIGHT THIS CANDLE IN HONOR OF YOU,
WE LIGHT IT BECAUSE OF OUR GRIEF, OUR
COURAGE, OUR MEMORIES AND LOVE FOR YOU.

THIS CANDLE REPRESENTS OUR GRIEF, THE
PAIN OF LOSING YOU IS INTENSE. IT
REMINDS US OF THE DEPTH OF OUR LOVE FOR YOU.

THIS CANDLE REPRESENTS OUR COURAGE
TO CONFRONT OUR SORROW, TO COMFORT
EACH OTHER, TO CHANGE OUR LIVES.

THIS LIGHT IS IN YOUR MEMORY, THE TIME
WE LAUGHED, THE TIMES WE CRIED, THE
TIMES WE WERE ANGRY WITH EACH OTHER,
THE SILLY THINGS YOU DID, THE CARING,
AND JOY YOU GAVE US.

THIS LIGHT IS THE LIGHT OF LOVE, AS WE
ENTER THIS SEASON DAY BY DAY WE
CHERISH THE SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS
THAT WILL ALWAYS BE RESERVED FOR YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT YOUR LIVING
BROUGHT TO EACH OF US.

WE LOVE YOU.
MOM, EDWARD, KHRITSY, SAMANTHA, VIVIENNE, ROCKWELL AND AVA

December 13, 2006

Officer Bond I want you to know that I remember you this day and your mother and family. Life is hard without our sons sometimes unmerciful but we make it by Gods grace. Blessed you are peacemaker.

Mother of Cole

Peace be with your love ones.

November 25, 2006

TODAY IS THANKSGIVING AND I HAVE ALOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR. I THANK GOD THAT I HAD DON FOR 35 YEARS EVEN THOUGH I MISS HIM SO MUCH. HE WAS A WONDERFUL SON,BROTHER, BROTHER-IN-LAW, UNCLE, NEPHEW, GRANDSON.
I MISS HIM EVERYDAY. I THINK OF HIM EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY TODAY ON THANKSGIVING. HOLIDAYS ARE HARD FOR ALL THE SURVIVORS. BUT WE ARE NOT ALONE, WE HAVE EACH OTHER AND KNOW THAT OTHERS ARE THINKING OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS (THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN AND THOSE WHO ARE STILL PROTECTING US) AND THEIR FAMILIES.

"BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT,
FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN,
BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN,
FOR THE SHALL BE COMFORTED,
BLESSED ARE THE MEEK,
FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH,
BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS,
FOR THEY SHALL BE FILLED,
BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL,
FOR THEY SHALL OBTAIN MERCY,
BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART,
FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD,
BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS,
FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE SONS OF GOD.
MATT. 5: 3-9

November 23, 2006

I miss you friend.

David Hudson

November 18, 2006

A MEMORY OF "UNCLE DONALD"

OF COURSE I DON'T REMEMBER THIS, BUT MY GANNY TOLD ME THAT MY "UNCLE DONALD" CAME TO SEE ME WHEN I CAME HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL WHEN I WAS THREE DAYS OLD AND SHE ASKED "UNCLE DONALD" IF HE WANTED TO HOLD ME AND HE SAID, "OH NO, I CAN'T DO THAT". I THINK HE WAS AFRAID THAT I WOULD BREAK IN HALF IF HE HELD HIM. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT GANNY DID? SHE JUST PUT ME IN HIS ARMS AND HE LOOKED DOWN AT ME AND STARTED TALKING TO ME. I LOOKED AT HIM AND I SAID, "THIS IS NOT MY MOMMY OR DADDY, WHO IN THE WORLD IS THIS?" I FOUND OUT LATER IT WAS MY "UNCLE DONALD".
WHEN I WAS ABOUT THREE YEARS OLD, I WAS AT MY GANNYS HOUSE AND "UNCLE DONALD" CAME TO SEE US AND BROUGHT HIS PRETTY GIRLFRIEND. HER NAME WAS CHARITY. HE TOLD ME THAT I COULD START CALLING HER AUNT CHARITY AND I KNEW THEN THAT SOMETHING WAS UP.
I REMEMBER ON SEPTEMBER 8, 1999, GANNY AND I WENT TO A SMALL CHURCH ON BONNY OAKS DRIVE AND THERE WAS "UNCLE DONALD" AND AUNT CHARITY AND SHE WAS DRESSED IN A PRETTY WHITE DRESS AND "UNCLE DONALD" WAS IN HIS AIR FORCE UNIFORM AND THEY WERE MARRIED THAT DAY.
THEN IN DECEMBER WE WENT BACK TO THAT LITTLE CHURCH AGAIN AND THEY HAD THEIR FORMAL WEDDING AND I REMEMBER "UNCLE DONALD" AND AUNT CHARITY AT THEIR WEDDING RECEPTION.
IN MAY OF 2000, "UNCLE DONALD" BOUGHT A HOUSE WITH A SWIMMING POOL AND I REMEMBER WHEN WE WENT SWIMMING, "UNCLE DONALD" ALWAYS HAD TO TEST THE WATER TO BE SURE THAT IT WAS ALRIGHT FOR US TO SWIM. I THINK HE TESTED IT EVERY FIVE MINUTES.
I ALSO REMEMBER WHEN I WENT TO HIS HOUSE, HE WOULD TELL ME THAT I COULD HAVE ONLY 5 PIECES OF CANDY BECAUSE I WAS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD. AND IF HE CAUGHT ME TAKING MORE THAN 5 PIECES HE WOULD SAY "SAMANTHA!" I REMEMBER WHEN I WOULD EAT AT HIS HOUSE HE WOULD ALWAYS HAVE MY FAVORITE DRINK, GRAPE SODA.
I REMEMBER ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2001 MY MOTHER TELLING THAT MY "UNCLE DONALD" HAD DIED. I DON'T REMEMBER MUCH OF THE DAYS THAT FOLLOWED, BUT I REMEMBER MY "UNCLE DONALD" WAS A GREAT DEPUTY SHERIFF, A GREAT FIREFIGHTER IN TRI-COMMUNITY AND A GREAT SERGANT IN THE AIR FORCE.
THAT IS MY "UNCLE DONALD" AND I LOVE HIM VERY MUCH.

SAMANTHA BOND (NIECE)
READ AT "PRJECT BLUE LIGHT", NOVEMBER 16, 2001
AT ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPCAL CHURCH

November 17, 2006

I still can't believe you are gone.

November 13, 2006

Donald,

I think of you often. Rest easy. You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

November 6, 2006

REMEMBERING YOU TODAY AND ALWAYS.
THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT YOU ARE NOT THOUGHT OF AND MISSED SO MUCH.
ONE DAY..........

November 5, 2006

You worked closely with my dad, and I heard great things about you... I attended your funeral that day, and I can never full explain the overflowing of emotion, tears, and confusion on that day. It's amazing how someone you've only heard about, or seen from a distance can leave such a footprint on your heart...


Daughter of a hero in Blue

November 3, 2006

To Donald:

September 6th was the fifth anniversary of your line of duty death and I know that all those who care for you missed you deeply that day as they do every day. Your memory is honored and revered, and to all those who love you there is a piece of their heart that you alone own.

May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire.

With gratitude and respect for your service to man, community and country...Rest in Peace, Donald.

To his mother Lorraine and Donald's family, loved ones, and friends: May you be comforted by your faith and your knowledge that you will be with Donald again one day. The physical body is but for a lifetime, but his spirit and soul will always be intertwined with yours.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

September 28, 2006

Lorraine,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave the kind words on my brother Conrad's site. It is strange that we are connected in that our loved ones died on September 6th. Similar to how my family and I think about Conrad, I'm sure you remember vividly what Donald was like when he was alive and that in many ways it doesn't seem so long ago. It is true that we adjust, but the pain of the loss still surfaces occasionally like this happened yesterday. And yet our love and memories of these special men still live on. I am hoping that you and your family continue with your healing. It is a pleasure reading about your heroic son and "meeting" you - may we one day meet under more pleasant circumstances. Thank you again for your kind reflection, and please know that I will join the circle of people who will think of you, Donald, and your family on this day.

Charmaine S. Gernale
Sister of Officer Conrad S. Gernale, EOW 9/6/02

September 7, 2006

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