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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 often visit this website after the death of two dear friends from the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff's Office, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Deputy Bond. I am deeply saddened to see the death of another fine officer. From the reflections written about Deputy Bond, it is obvious that he was a wonderful man and officer.

These are senseless occurrences that continue to happen. Thank you so much to the men and women who continue to serve their communities and this great Nation. God Bless You.

...Gone, but never Forgotten...

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

April 9, 2004

You were a great friend and you will be missed by all. May God bless you family.

special agent mj burch
csx railroad police

December 27, 2003

December 3, 2003

This poem was given to me today by a client's daughter. She wrote it the day you died.

They protect and serve
Our men in blue,
They lay their lives on the line
Each day for me and you,
They do their jobs each and every day
Without much recognition and not much pay,
They deal with pain and daily strife
Never knowing if that one call will cost them their life,
Today they lost one of their own
And brings the reality of what they do home,
For one so young to meet such a useless end
When his life is just really starting to begin,
He was a husband, a son, and everyones friend
This is what Officer Bond has always been,
The community lost a brave man today
But God sent his angels to take him away,
So we bid him farewell and though we're apart
We carry his memory inside in our hearts,
Hearts full of past memories and that brings us joy
For memories are one gift of God that death cannot destroy,
We thank him for protecting and being our friend
And one day in heaven, we will see him again.

You are missed very much each day.

December 3, 2003

We are so blessed to have two of the best district attorneys in Tennesse. They both did such an excellent job seeking out justice. The word "guilty" ended a chapter in some of our lives; however your name will always be echoed amongst the men and women who you loved to serve with. I will never forget you. Take care up there bro!

Officer Curtis Penney
Chattanooga Police Department

November 24, 2003


What's up Flash?

The trial is over and the defendant was found guilty yesterday. He was sentenced today to die by lethal injection in 2005 but it still does not take the hurt away. I was there on the scene the night you left us and I felt so helpless. Sorry I could not attend the trial but I could not go through that night again. I still see that scene sometimes when I shut my eyes at night. I hope your not sturring anything up because I know how you love causing trouble. Tell Julie Hi and keep watching over us. I miss ya bro! I will see you again!!

See ya,

Detective David Sowder
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

November 20, 2003

The trial is over and he was found guilty and sentenced to death on September 6, 2005, four years after your death. I love you and miss you.

November 20, 2003

Don, today is Nov 20, 2004 and as you already know the person that took you from us was found guilty and sentenced to death. Today justice has been served. Knowing this still does not make it any easier not having you with us. But remember, your always in our hearts and we know you are watching over us.
We miss you Don!


November 20, 2003

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003

The courtroom was packed with your brothers and sisters in blue last night as we heard the words we'd been waiting over 2 long years to hear, "GUILTY". We heard them 3 times. This morning we gathered again and heard the other words we've been waiting 2 long years to hear, "DEATH". It was a hollow victory, for it doesn't bring you back and doesn't change the loss your family and friends feel, but it's a victory just the same. Both HCSO and CPD, both officers and dispatchers, came throughout the trial to offer support to your family.

You would have been so proud of your family! Your Mom and your Wife are two of the strongest women I know, and I couldn't help feeling you were sitting there between them, helping them be strong for your sake. They radiated your love and their love for you. I know that you are smiling down on them from Heaven.

A particularly sweet part of the court proceedings was when they set the execution date. The judge set it for Sept. 6, 2005.

November 20, 2003

November 10, 2003
The trial for your murder has begun. We are all thinking about you and missing you more. We will never forget you and what you gave for your community.


November 13, 2003

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Donald Bond,

I did not personally know Officer Bond, but many of my co-workers did. I was teaching at the Academy on September 6, 2001. Several Hamilton County Officers were in that class and it was very hard for them, being away from their dept. that day. The next week I had to go out of town for a training and was not able to attend the funeral, but my thoughts were there. I pray for comfort and peace for the family, friends, and co-workers and know that Donald is watching over us all, while he waits for us to walk Heaven's Streets with him one day. I can't believe it has been two years. May God Bless the Bond Family.

Detective S. Efaw
Bradley County Sheriff Office

September 9, 2003


It does not seem like two years has passed since you were taken away from us. You were a great friend and I miss you.

David Hudson

September 7, 2003

September 6, 2003

I love you and miss you very much.
People ask how we are doing. We are doing, but the void will never go away.

"It has been said that time heals all wounds, I don't agree. The wound remains. Time -- the mind protecting its sanity -- covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Meanwhile, carry on. Take care of the living -- there is a lot of work to be done."

Rose Kennedy

Some times that scar tissue becomes raw, today it is raw.
I love you.

September 7, 2003

It's been two years since that tragic morning that I'll never forget.
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers today. And
your sacarifce that you made to keep us safe will never be forgotton.

Deputy Jon J Molineaux
Washington County Sheriff's Office
Washington County Maryland

Deputy Jon Molinaux
Washington County Sheriff's Office

September 6, 2003

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Today, September 6, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Deputy Donald Bond who died on this date two years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Deputy Bond's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

September 6, 2003

Just a coulpe of days until two years have passed that early morning when I recieved the phone call from EOC telling me who it was. My heart sank and has not resurfaced. You made all those years at the firehall so wonderful, the bad times good, and the good times great. I'll never forget those years, nor will I ever forget what happened to you. God bless you and your family.

Justin Newton
Tri-Community VFD (former)

September 3, 2003

June 28, 2003
To day is another profound sad day here in the Chattanooga area. Another LOE has lost his life in the "Line of Duty". Red Bank Officer Warf.
It is all like a bad dream.

May 18, 2003
Today is a special day in our family. To day is Charity's birthday and we are also remembering you on this special day and remembering what could have been. That is what hurts the most.


To Deputy Bond's family,
I hate that you have lost a loved one in the line of duty also. I read a reflection that one of you left for another officer that was killed in Ga during April 2003. You so vividly described the feelings of loss when you talked about how you would tell people at first that you were doing OK because you didn't know whatelse to say. Then as time goes on you realize that you aren't really OK but just trying to make it through each day. I just wanted to let you know how you put into words the way I felt when my loved one was killed. I pray that you are doing as best as possible and continuing on with life in the best way you know how while not forgetting your "officer".
God Bless You!

Survivor of Calvin E. Taylor NCSHP E.O.W. 10-3-01



Isaiah 57: 1-2

"The righteous perish and no one ponders it in his heart;
devout men are taken away,
and no one understands that the righteous are taken away
to be spared from evil.
Those who walk uprightly enter into peace;
they find rest as they lie in death."

You are in our thoughts every day.


March 5, 1966
Today would have been your 37th birthday.
We love and miss you and know that we will see each other again soon.

As on of Donald’s roommates, I can remember waking every morning to a cheerful “good morning” from one of the most dedicated and caring officers that I have ever known. As we spent the long eight weeks of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, Class #855 together, I grew to respect Donald more and more, and in looking back we have truly lost. I hope and pray that his memory will live on in the lives of all the officers that knew and worked along side him.
To Donald’s family, I regret that I never met you, as I was unable to attend the memorial service. But I want you to know that Donald was an inspiration to me, overcoming difficulties that would have defeated others.
You are in my prayers and we will all be together with Donald one day.

U.S. Ranger Daniel Kimes
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service/Natchez Trace Parkway

U.S. Ranger Daniel Kimes
U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service

You are greatly missed. I'll never forget what you have done for me. If I only knew...

Deputy Jon Molineaux
Washington County Sheriffs Office Washinton County, Maryland

Don, since I joined the HCSD Explorer Post (about six months after your death), I have heard that your fellow officers and the citizens of Hamilton County admired you for your work and bravery. Two questions continue to run through my mind: "Why did this have to happen?" and "How can a suspect commit such a horrible act without feeling any regret?" I cannot answer either, as they are mysteries. Yet, you will not be forgotten. May God be with you and let you rest in peace.

Explorer Danny Armstrong
Hamilton County Sheriff's Department



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