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

Don your death was a senseless act. I did not know that the first time I spoke with you would be the last time I would see you alive. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your memorial tells my thoughts perfectly "May your service and sacrifice never be forgotten by those who lived under the protection which you once provided, for we your brothers in blue will never forget." God bless you my brother.

Mickey Rountree
Hamilton County Sheriff's Dept.

It has been more than a year since you were taken away. I am still having a hard time believing that you are gone. I am trying to move on but it is so hard. I miss you buddy.
Until we meet again to patrol the streets of gold together.

Anonymous

Don,
It has been a year now since you have been gone. I often think of you and my life will probably never be the same since the night you were killed. The nightmares and restless nights are still there and predict they will never go away...I shall never forget you...Please continue to look out for me and your other brothers and sisters out here fighting the good fight..We love you!

Anonymous

TO the family and co-workers of Donald,
Just this week I learned of Donalds death while I was at the academy for a school,it was one year to the date. I was in the basic police school with him and enjoyed the 8 weeks together. May God be with all of you as you go through this 1 year anniversary.

Brandon Adams
South Fulton P.D.
Class#855

Ptl. Brandon Adams
South Fulton Police Dept, South Fulton TN

It has been a year since you were taken away from us. I will never forget all the good times we shared. Your life was an inspiration to all of us on earth. God has picked the best to watch his streets. Rest in peace my brother.

Anonymous

When I heard the words officer down, it was a bad day and I had to go to work over at United States Pipe & Foundry, Chattanooga Valve and Fittings with a black band around ny badge and a heavy heart. 8 Months later, another officer down and it felt like lighting striking twice and now a year has passed without Donald Bond and Julie Jacks up there patrolling heaven which we will hope to see them again after our tour of duty is over.

Officer Jason Trew
Uniguard Security Agency, Chattanooga, TN

September 6, 2002

It has been one year since your EOW. The memories of that day are as fresh as when it happened.
Some of the officers and the support group SOS and I went to the Memorial at 1:30AM to be there when you died. We also lit candles for you and remembered you and the sacrific you gave to us and to your community.
The SOS had a "Celebration of Your LIfe" and Candlelight Service tonight at your Memorial and you were remembered with a lot of love.
We still speak of you and think of you every day. We miss you more and more and love you.
One day soon I believe that we will see each other again, That day is fast approaching when the Lord will be here.
We love and miss you.
MOM

I was employed at the Hamilton County Jail while Donald Bond was on patrol and as a result I got to meet and know a fine man and police officer. Here is an example of what kind of person Donald Bond was: My mother was the victim of what was believed to be a theft. Donald was the responding officer. Later my mother called and asked if I knew a Donald Bond. She had nothing but kind words and praise for his caring attitude and professionalism. Over the next two weeks he made several follow-up calls and bent over backwards to assist my mother until her problem was resolved. Of course I appreciated him going out of his way to help my mother, and a week later I had the opportunity to thank him for the extra effort and attention he gave to my mother's problem. He gave me a puzzled look and said, "That was your mother? I didn't know." That is who Donald Bond was. He helped her as much as he did because of who he was, not who she was. I often tell that story because it makes me swell with pride about him. I hate that he's gone. My prayers go out to his wife and family.

scott butcher police officer
east ridge police department

DEAR DONALD, ITS BEEN NEARLY A YEAR THAT A SENSELESS ACT THAT TOOK YOUR LIFE FROM US,I REMEMBER WORKING WITH YOU AND LOOKING UP TO YOU WHEN WE WORKED DISPATCH TOGETHER , I WAS AWAKENED EARLY THAT MORNING FROM ANOTHER FRIEND TO TELL ME THAT YOU HAD BEEN KILLED, IT HURT ME SO MUCH TO KNOW A BROTHER IN BLUE WAS TAKEN FROM US IN THE LINE OF DUTY. BUT I KNOW YOURE IN A BETTER PLACE TAKING CARE OF EVERYONE THERE BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS LOOKED OUT FOR PEOPLE HERE AND WORKED VERY HARD TO ACHEIVE ALL YOU DID. GOD BLESS YOU WARRIOR!!

JOE PETTY
FORMER POLICE OFFICER

I worked with Donald in Dispatch for 4 years and on Patrol for 3. We also served on the Tri-Community Fire Department together for several years. He was my brother. Donald was an outstanding officer who loved his job and the people that he served. I never saw him treat any one unfairly and always gave everyone the benefit of the doubt, even when they sometimes did not deserve it. I will never forget the phone call that came so early that Thursday morning with the news that he had been shot and killed. I had talked to him on Tuesday and was supposed to work with him on Friday. I still cannot believe that he is gone. I know that on September 6,2001 he went straight into the arms of Jesus and is resting until that day when we will all see him again. I miss you Donald. May God rest your soul.

David Hudson - Reserve Deputy
Hamilton County Sheriffs Department

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Donald Bond, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Deputy Bond was a dedicated law enforcement officer that served his community with pride. I will keep all of you in my prayers and I know that God makes no mistakes, he takes only the best. Deputy Bond please keep a watch on all of us here on earth.

Lieutenant Danny N. Holmes
Putnam County Sherff Department

To donalds family, when I worked for the sheriffs dept. and was involved in two very high profile cases in which I was on leave for an extended period of time, Donald worked as a Dispatcher then. He called me weekly to check on me. this was the type of person that Bon Bon was, CARING. Rest in peace my friend. Your death hurt me a great deal. Im sure the good lord had a reason for your departure even though we cannot understand it. Your family and young bride are in my thoughts and prayers.

parrolman derrick young
lookout mtn. police dept

I never knew Officer Bond neither did my husband. But He and I have prayed for the Bond family these past eight months. I never knew this web page was available until we lost Julie. If I had known of this page I would have written you long ago. I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. You must be held in the palm of God's hand to have made it so far. May he guide you and keep you. My husband was on site with the Chattanooga SWAT team (he is with the Perimeter team) when they took the man, who brought this pain into your life, into custody. My husband not been whole since Officer Bond was murdered. This Brothers and Sisters in Blue are united by God. Tragedies have overwhelmed our country and city since then, but I promise John and I will never forget his service nor your grievence. May God Bless you all.
WITH LOVE AND APPRECIATION,
NIKI CHAMBERS

Chattanooga Offier's Wife
CPD

To Deputy Bond Family and Friends my thoughts and prayers goes out to you. May God bless you and May you love one rest in peace. And to Mrs Lorraine Bond Thank you so much for sharing the lovely poem with me specially today. Your kindness will always be remembered.I dont began to understand why things happen the way they do but we have to believe that God knows why and one day when our time is over God will take our hands and lead us straight to Heaven and to where we will once again be with our loving Sons.
May God Bless you and your family
Donna Jones
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01

Today as I sit reading these messages, we again mourn the loss of another Police Officer, Julie Jacks of the Chattanooga Police Department, killed in the Line Of Duty.
I want to thank everyone for their messages to Donald's family. We appreciate so much your prayers and thoughts of Donald.
The memories are so vivid of that day, September 6th. And exactly eight months to the day we lost Julie. My sons funeral was on September 10th and Julie will be on May 10th.
Please remember her family in your prayers as we prepare to lay her to rest.
My prayers and thoughts are with all of the Law Enforcement Officers in our country. You are prayed for every day.

May God bless each one of you and keep you in His care.

Ms. Lorraine Bond

Lorraine Bond
His Mother

Donald was a soldier, a fireman, a cop, and an example to us all. His dogged pursuit of the elusive 'Right Thing' and his attention to detail were the hallmarks he is best remembered for, next to his unabashed devotion to God.

I dispatched with him, we attended our respective academies the same year, we worked districts adjacent to one another, we broke bread together, and I am the better man for knowing him, as are all who did.

We Press The Fight for you, Brother.

We miss you.


-C.W.

Ofc. C.W. Joel
Chattanooga P.D.

I knew officer Bond for apx. eight years, having served beside him with the fire department, where Don served for some thirteen years. Don also served his country in the Air National Guard. Don worked as a dispatcher for the Sherrif's Department for many years before going "on the road" It was his passion. My wife and I were visiting the site where Don was murdered and I was wandering "why?" and she said to me that it was as if the whole world was going to Hell and it looked like God was calling His angels home to get ready for the fight. The day after we buried Don, the Sept. 11 attacks came and I could'nt help but think that He had called one of the best. I'm missing you, Don and we will never forget you or what happened to you.

Justin Newton
Former Tri-Community Fire Department Captian

Dear Donald, I don't know what to say other than this is pure shock, yet another senseless act by an idiot has taken a friend from me and everybody else that I work with..I never thought that that last time I saw you at the East Sector would be the last time I would ever talk to you again...I will miss all of those times that you called into dispatch and I told you to go get into a pursuit and you'd be like, "don't say that" but it would be no more than 5 minutes later and somebody would be running from you...I will also miss all those times that you'd pull over some terd and ask me to run like 20 people. Anyways I think I speak for everybody when I say that you will be greatly missed. You are in a better place now and I know that God will handle the person that did this to you in his own time. My Prayers go out to all of your many friends and family.
Rest In Peace My Friend

Chris (Communications)
Hamilton County Sheriffs Dept.

Officer Bond will be remembered by each person that knew him as being a kind, compassionate and caring man. Donald loved his job with the Sheriff's Department of Hamilton County. I worked closely with Don while he served as a dispatcher. Donald always took much pride in his job and wore his uniform very proudly. Don, you will be missed by many and will remain with throughout our careers. As for Charity, my heart is with you! God will ease the pain but you will always have your memories. Be proud to have been the wife of such a kind person. Cherish the time you and Don had with eachother. Walk in silence when you recall the night of the tragedy. Be not so easy to judge. For we do not know why this had to happen. Keep your heart loving and kind. Don would have wanted it that way. There will be times of tears and times you will smile when you recall your short time with Don. Just remember, "It is better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all!" Your friend, Phylliss Harris

Lt.
Parkridge Police

Don,
As I sit here and read the other heartfelt reflections of the officers and other people that loved you so much I can't help but to let the tears run down my face and the sadness and anger that enters my mind. I will never understand why this has happened nor will I ever except it.

may we walk the same beat together again in heaven

Patrolman Curtis Penney#354
Chattanooga Police Department

I will hold the family, friends and coworkers in my prayers and thoughts. May God Bless

Lt. Gene Sasscer
Knoxville Tn Police Dept

TO A FRIEND AND BROTHER IN BLUE. THANK YOU FOR SERVING YOUR COUNTRY AND COMMUNITY. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY YOUR FELLOW FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN BLUE.

Anonymous

My thoughts and prayers are with officer Bond, his family and his department.

Jeff Mattingly Detective
Moberly MO Police

My prayers go out to your family. My brother is a trooper here in Tennessee and my husband is with the sheriff's dept. I can't say that I understand what your family is going through. You are having to live my worst nightmare. I hope that you can find some peace in your faith in God. Lean on your faith and family and friends. Please know that many are praying for you.

Nicole Damoth

If ever you all need anything that is within my power to help, Just let me know. God Bless and my prayers are with you and the kids

Allen L Williams
Bleckley County S.O.

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