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

Lorraine,

Thank you for thinking of our family on this 2nd anniversary of Craig's death, I am still having a hard time, he was such a great human being as I'm sure your son was. Do you still ask why? What a coincidence that we both lost our boys on the same day, God works in mysterous ways, always know that I will appreciate all you son did and keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. I never realized how strong the "law enforcement" family was until I got that call from my daughter 2 years ago today. Maybe we can help each other heal and help others. Please email me [email protected] God bless you and yours on this 5th anniversary.

Penny McManama Englewood Florida

Penny McManama
mother in law Craig Blann EOW 09/06/2004

September 6, 2006

Time goes by, life goes on, the hurt remains. We will never forget the ultimate sacrafice...a life taken away too soon.

Sharing your hurt,
Becky Bates
Mother of Julie Jacks, EOW 5/6/2002

September 6, 2006

Dear Lorraine, what a sweet reflection you left on the anniversary of my Mickey's death!!! It was so kind of you, and I hope you know that I'm thinking of you and your entire family today, the anniversary of your son's death.

Ironically today is my birthday, so I just felt such an immediate connection when I read your posting today, realizing it was also the EOW date of Donald. I think things like that are very comforting and truly happen for a reason. Perhaps it is my Mickey and your Donald bringing us together just to send a bit of comfort to one another. I will continue to keep you and Donald's entire family (and friends & co-workers, too!) in my thoughts and prayers.
Take good care,
Stacy

Stacy Cullinane Smith
Surviving Spouse of Patrolman Mickey Cullinane
Sea Isle City, NJ Police Department
EOW 08/26/1992

September 6, 2006

IT HAS BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE YOU WERE TAKEN BUT IT JUST SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY. I HAVE THOUGHT OF THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU AND THE LAST TIME I TALKED WITH YOU. IT IS SO VIVID IN MY MIND.
I WENT AND LITE FIVE CANDLES IN YOUR MEMORY THIS MORNING AT 1:30AM.
I WAS NOT ALONE, BUT THERE WERE OTHER DEPUTIES THERE TO HONOR YOUR MEMORY AND THERE WAS ALSO A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN YOUR MEMORY BY THE HAMILTON SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.
IT STILL DOES NOT SEEM POSSIBLE THAT YOU ARE NOT HERE. I THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY.
WE MISS YOU SO MUCH.
MOM
EDWARD AND FAMILY
SAMANTHA
PETE

September 6, 2006

Deputy Bond,
I remember this time so vividly. This area had not had
a hero taken in a while but in a short period we lost you
then Julie Jacks. I remember standing on the side of 23rd
St. as your procession flowed for what seemed like forever.
This was on Sept. 10th 2001 and then everyone knows what happened less than 24 hrs later. I am sure you were there to
greet all of those heros as well as Julie later on.

Godspeed

September 6, 2006

In loving memory of Donald K. Bond on the 5th anniversary of his homegoing:
It is very heartwarming to read all these wonderful reflections about a
truly honorable gentleman who had a huge heart for serving his fellow man. According to
your closest associates, you are with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
There is none greater than He. We don't get to Heaven based on what we do, but by His sacrifice on the
cross for our sins. AMEN! And even as wonderful as Donald was, he is still a sinner in God's eyes in need of a Savior. Thank you, Donald, for your fine example to those that worked with you and knew you. There is now a huge void that cannot be filled, but as you are remembered, thoughts will turn to your exemplary life and we will be filled with pride,respect and love for the man you became. You were a wonderful testimony to the Lord you served. God be with all those who mourn and may His promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to come. I wish I could erase your pain, but Jesus has done that for Donald. God bless his family, friends and co-workers who will truly miss him.

Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

September 6, 2006

Dear Donald and Family,

On this eve of the 5th year of that horrible day those of us that are a part of the "family" know and understand that 5 years, or 5 seconds, are the same........it is life without you. While your body is gone from our sight, you are always in our eyes, our hearts, our minds, our souls.
Why will never be answered but we promise never to forget.

We are honoring you,and your life and memory, with deepest respect and love.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Officer Matthew Rittenhouse E.O.W.9/16/04

September 5, 2006

In a few days it will be the 5th anniversary of your tour of duty ending. My thoughts are with your loved ones on that day as I know how hard of a day it is to get through every year. Then there are the holidays, birthdays and all the special occasions that you are not present but thought of by everyone that is there with love and affection. I know your mother carried you in her arms when you were a child and now she carries you in her heart. I know, like myself with my son, she would trade places with you in a heartbeat so that you could be here pursuing your career and being with your loved ones. There are no magic words of comfort I can offer any of your loved ones except to take one day at a time, thats all any of us can do and to keep your memory alive by telling stories about you and asking others that you may have worked with to tell them stories of your life. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones. I will end with a poem for your family and friends, someone sent this poem to me and I find it very fitting, the poem is by Richard Fife:

No Person is ever truly alone.
Those who live no more,
Wome we loved,
Echo still within our hearts.
And what they did,
And who they were,
Becomes a part of all that we are,
Forever.

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

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

September 1, 2006

TO ALL OF DON'S CO-WORKERS, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!

I HAVE BEEN WHERE YOU FEAR TO GO...I HAVE SEEN WHAT YOU FEAR TO SEE...I HAVE DONE WHAT YOU FEAR TO DO...ALL THESE THINGS I HAVE DONE FOR YOU.
I AM THE ONE YOU LEAN UPON...THE ONE YOU CAST YOUR SCORN UPON...THE ONE YOU BRING YOUR TROUBLES TO...ALL THESE PEOPLE I HAVE BEEN FOR YOU.
THE ONE YOU ASK TO STAND APART...THE ONE YOU FEEL SHOULD HAVE NO HEART...THE ONE YOU CALL THE MAN IN BLUE...BUT I AM HUMAN JUST LIKE YOU.
AUTHOR UNKNOWN

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE SONS OF GOD. MATT. 5:9

August 31, 2006

HIS JOURNEY'S JUST BEGUN

DON'T THINK OF HIM AS GONE AWAY
HIS JOUNERY'S JUST BEGUN,
LIFE HOLDS SO MANY FACETS--
THIS EARTH IS ONLY ONE.
JUST THINK OF HIM AS RESTING
FROM THE SORROWS AND THE TEARS
...............
AND THINK OF HIM AS LIVING
IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE HE TOUCHED....
FOR NOTHING LOVED IS EVER LOST--
AND HE WAS LOVED SO MUCH.

BY ELEN BRENNEMAN

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, YOU ARE THOUGHT OF EACH DAY.
MISSED SO MUCH, LOVED DEEPLY.

July 5, 2006

I wanted to leave a reflection to tell you that you are a true hero and you will never be forgotten by those that love you, nor will the Family Blue ever forget you. I was glad to read that the individual that brought all this pain and suffering on your loved ones and close friends will pay with his own life for his actions. It will be 5 years since your tour of duty ended and I know that the tears still fall and the hearts are still broken. Wrap your wings around your loved ones and help ease some of their pain. You will never be forgotten, thank you for your service to law enforcement.

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

Bob Gordon

May 8, 2006

JUST REMEMBERING YOU TODAY AND HOW PROUD I AM OF YOU AND ALL YOU ACCOMPLISHED IN YOUR SHORT LIFE HERE.
I LOVE AND MISS YOU ALOT.

April 24, 2006

Rest in peace BLUE ANGEL! You will never be forgotten..... Keep watch over us

Police Officer
TN

March 25, 2006

To Deputy Bond, his wife, parents and his other loved ones:

I found this on another site and wanted to leave it for Donald.

Deputy Bond, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Deputy Donald Bond. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Deputy Bond gave to his community and the citizens of Tennessee, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 6, 2001.

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




March 21, 2006

Don, I think of you alot and how we used to talk. I to wish I had been there to help you. I miss aggravating you. Keep us safe buddy, we will see you soon.

Inv. Mark Stack
Chattanooga Police Dept.

March 7, 2006

Deke,
Another year of missing you.
Another year of tears, pain, hurt.
You would have been 40 this year on your birthday.
One day soon I will be able to hold you, touch you, see you and tell you how much I love you and how proud I am of you.
To always think of what might have been but because of someone else's choice you were taken without warning and all too soon.
You always pray it never happens to your family, and then you never wake up from that dream.
Lord, give us comfort and peace that all will be made right soon. Continue to sustain us in this life and continue to hope for the life to come.
I love you and miss you.
Mom

March 3, 2006

REMEMBERING.....
IT HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT THIS YEAR....

December 26, 2005

Time does not heal all wounds, time does not make it better, times does not make it easier. The only people that can say that have never experienced it.I thought last Christmas was the worst we could ever have.......I was wrong, I have barely been able to speak for the last two days. I only want to see my son. Thank you for writing, I had hoped to see you in Goodlettesville and tell you face to face I am so sorry your son is not here. How blessed we were to have them.

Love,
Linda R.

December 24, 2005

I remember that night so vividly. You are not forgotten. Rest in peace blue angel!


December 17, 2005

I MISS YOU SO MUCH.....

November 24, 2005

TODAY WAS A VERY SAD FOR THIS COMMUNITY. REMEMBERING JUDGE BEVIL AND HIS SERVICE TO THIS COMMUNITY AND HIS KIND WORDS ABOUT DON.
I MET HIM JUST BEFORE THE TRIAL AND HE COULD NOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT DON.
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER JUDGE BEVIL WHEN I THINK OF DON.

November 19, 2005

I was thinking of you today (Veteran's Day) and how much you loved being in the military. I can't believe it has been over four years now. You were a great friend. I miss you.

David Hudson

November 11, 2005

To Deputy Kenneth Bond:

On this Veterans Day, I honor your distinquished service to your country.

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

November 11, 2005

Dear Lorraine,
Thank you. Thank you for sharing those inside painful thoughts that only a very few understand. I pass the stretch of road that Matthew had his accident on constantly and I ALWAYS start at a certain point and my mind says over and over and over as I drive that last mile--my son was alive here, my son was alive here, my son was alive here, oh my God how could my son have died HERE. I cannot stop myself from doing that and trying to figure out why in the world it had to happen. We all had nextel phones so we could beep each other constantly, I spoke to him 3 times that day--two crazy things, one serious thing. When Matt died we laid them down and have never spoken on them again. His department has been amazing, I can't bear to lose that connection even though that is how I lost him. It's all he ever wanted to do. Your Donald sounds so beautiful and precious and I know all you want to do is hold the son of your life again. Again, thanks so much for writing, it helped me to know my crazy thoughts are understood and shared.
Love,
Matt's Mom forever

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Officer Jesse Matthew Rittenhouse e.o.w. 9/16/04

September 20, 2005

I miss you so much.........
I wish for yesterday and you.
Love,
Mom

September 6, 2005

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