Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Wildlife Officer Roy R. Burnsed

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

End of Watch Friday, October 26, 2001

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Reflections for Wildlife Officer Roy R. Burnsed

Our dear son you are missed so much every day that goes by, we are so blessed to have had 25 years of wonderful memories. We love you with all our hearts always and forever. Love You Dad and Mom XXXXOOOO

Roy and Brenda Burnsed
Father and Mother

August 1, 2009

I can't believe it's been 7 years. I love & miss you!

Jennifer
Widow

October 26, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

March 30, 2008

YOU MADE US ALL PROUD IN BLOUNTSTOWN, FROM FOOTBALL TO YOUR SERVICE AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. IT WAS FUN TO WORK WITH YOU BACK HOME. I HOPE TO MAKE YOU PROUD. I'LL SEE YOU WHEN I GET UP THERE. HELP WATCH OVER US DOWN HERE.

recruit jon greene
fwc

February 8, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 12, 2007

I love & miss you Roy.

Jennifer
Widow

October 25, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Manchester, NH

October 24, 2007

Rest in piece Roy. Jennifer my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. J. Tango F.W.C. class #1

ofc J. Tango
hollywood pd

September 19, 2007

God bless the family of this hero. He will never be forgotten, but admired and lives on in the hearts of many.

Mother of Sheriff in California

July 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Roy. I Love You!
-Jenn

Jennifer
Widow

July 17, 2007

Roy was just entering The University of West Alabama as I was graduating. We spent several meals together and talked about our childhood in North Florida, we had many similar experiences. Roy was a great person to know and his memory will remain on my mind.

We have recently lost another colleague in the line of duty. Charley Glenn, a Green Beret in the Army, died while training in the Florida Keys.

David Moody
Colleague

July 5, 2007

Love you Roy - Jenn

Jennifer Nichols
Widow

February 18, 2007

You are often in my thoughts. I pray for your loved ones and I still see the love for you in their eyes. You are missed.

Duty Officer Debra Grantham
FWC/TRCC

February 6, 2007

I was driving along the levy at the Palm Beach / Broward border late at night, just off of US 27, and saw the memorial for Roy Burnsed and Charles Randall (The flags are still flying). On my return, I hit a trailer parked in on the levy, rolled my vehicle a few times, ended up about 10 feet from the canal, but came out of it relatively unharmed. Perhaps Roy and Charles were watching over me.

July 6, 2006

Brother Burnsed,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

January 19, 2006

We all love & miss you as much today as we did when you left us 4 years ago. I am still so very proud of you!

Jenn

October 26, 2005

Rest easy, Brother; you are not forgotten. Bless you for your service, and bless your family.


Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, IN USA

June 15, 2004

I met your wife at the memorial service in Montgomery in May. I could tell that she is a very special lady and was an inspiration to all of us. My heart went out to her and her love for you was felt by everyone. Rest in peace.

June 6, 2004

I love and miss you ROY! Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. May you rest in peace my husband.

Jenn

April 20, 2004

God bless you and your family.

Anonymous

April 14, 2004

Rest in Peace Brother.

We have the watch now.

Cadet Wayne Rosser
Orlando Police Academy

December 11, 2003

The officers of the Colorado Division of Wildlife extend their sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Burnsed. His efforts will not be in vain.

Eric Harper Assistant Chief
Colorado Division of Wildlife

To the family of Officer Roy Burnsed you are not alone with pain may God be with each of you.

Uncle of Mississippi State Trooper
Paul Denham
E.O.W.
12-27-99

Danny Gibson

I would like to wish the family, friends and co-workers of this fallen peace officer much peace.

D. Jones
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection

We lost another good officer in our state (florida), we are very sadden by this, our hearts and prayers go out to Officer Burnsed family and friends.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares
widow
Officer Emilio Miyares
Hialeah Police Dept., Florida
1959-1986

Terry Miyares,
Hialeah Police Dept.

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