Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Police Officer III Shelia Dianne Twyman

High Point Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, December 23, 2001

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Reflections for Master Police Officer III Shelia Dianne Twyman

Aunt Shelia Just wanted to say I Love You an I miss you so much I was thinking about you and thought I would send you a little message. I Love you an I know you are watching down on me and my little one
I miss you
Love ya

Tori James
Neice

July 8, 2008

Shelia-
I know you are smiling down on us from heaven. I remember your smile and that you always said you were "blessed" when asked..."How's it going?" I know you are proud of HPPD and I pray we always live up to the standards you help us set. I am better for having known and served alongside of you. We will never forget you friend. Cherie Maness

Captain Cherie Maness
HPPD

March 24, 2008

Shelia-
I know you are smiling down on us from heaven. I remember your smile and that you always said you were "blessed" when asked..."How's it going?" I know you are proud of HPPD and I pray we always live up to the standards you help us set. I am better for having known and served alongside of you. We will never forget you friend. Cherie Maness

Captain Cherie Maness
HPPD

March 24, 2008

Sheila,

Despite the difficulty that we all experienced in losing you, I find great comfort in knowing that you are looking down upon our ongoing efforts to protect and serve our respective communities. Rest assured my sister in knowing that your legacy remains alive and well. I thank you for your friendship and insight during our time together on Adam Team.

God Bless your soul and your family!

DUSM O. Hamilton
USMS

December 27, 2007

"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 26, 2007

you were back in CAD today.it was nice to see A33 on the screen again. Miss ya hon.

Love,
Rick

MPO III RICK DIETZ
HIGH POINT N.C. POLICE DEPARTMENT

December 23, 2007

Six years have passed and you have not been forgotten, nor will that ever happen. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and my thoughts are with them on this day and the holiday. You are a true hero.

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

December 23, 2007

Rest in peace sister and thank you for your service.

nc game warden

December 23, 2007

Dear Shelia, Well it's the 6 yr anniversary of your passing. It still hurts to think about and my eyes well up every time I visit this site. We all miss you, God bless you........because he blessed all of us with the time you were here.
R. Fabrie
Aurora Police Dept., Aurora IL.

R.M. Fabrie
Aurora PD, Aurora IL

December 23, 2007

You are remembered today Officer Twyman and thank you for your dedicated service

VanDenBerghe
Manchester, NH

December 22, 2007

Even though we did not work that much together I remember the two times we answered calls together. I remember how professional and courteous you were to the people. You always seem happy and always stated you were blessed. The world lost a great person. Rest In Peach Sheila.

Master Police Officer Kristopher J'Arran
High Point PD

July 18, 2007

You will not be forgotten...

P.O. Rice
State of Missouri

June 17, 2007

Shelia,

I will always remember you, your kind words of encouragement your way of getting the point across. I just wish I had known you longer, and listened closer to some of the words of wisdom, and some of the guidance you tried to impart on me. I also remember the day I heard of your passing, I was in town visiting from Goldsboro, on the day of your funeral I stood outside the church on the street and waited to pay my respects and honor you as a person and a dear friend. I just could not bring myself to believe that you were gone, I know everyone you met, was truly blessed for having known you. You are a true hero, and one of the finest officers I ever knew. Few people have the gift you had, to truly love everyone and look past indifferences and not pre judge people. Rest in peace.

Larry Owens
Former Officer HPPD/Thomasville PD

June 8, 2007

Its hard to believe its been five years already since you passed. After the recent deaths of two Charlotte officers I began thinking of you. Another Sister of the badge taken from us. I remember my time at HPPD fondly and thats because of people like you. Although we never worked an assignment together you always made a point to speak to me in the hallway. When I first came on you didn't know me but you always took the time to ask how I was doing or if I needed anything. I know your in Heaven now watching over all of us. Just remember legacy will continue in the lives you touched.

Sgt Myron Shelor
Gaston County Police Department

April 18, 2007

Mama,

Though it's been over 5 years, you are still and will remain in my heart. I carry your spirit with me each and every day. You are my rock, the one who keeps me motivated when I feel like giving up...the perfect role model. Words can't express how much I miss you and the special times we had, but I'll always love you. You would most certainly be proud of your baby girl and it's because of the strength you instilled in me that I am what I am today. Reading the messages left by others really made me feel proud that God blessed me with you as a mom. I am a firm believer in the power of Jesus Christ and I know that it was your time to go. You've touched many lives, you've shared laughter, joy and love. Your mission is complete. Thank you for being the best mom you could be despite our circumstances. You are in a better place now and I'll most definitely see you there one day!!

Love always and Forever,
Mi-Mi

Shamia, AKA Mi-Mi
Youngest daughter of Shelia Twyman

April 14, 2007

Rest in peace, BLUE ANGEL! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

April 9, 2007

Thinking of you and your family this day.


Maryland Citizen

December 23, 2006

SHELIA,
ITS BEEN 5 YEARS TODAY SINCE YOU LEFT US. WHEN I LOGGED INTO THE MDT TODAY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SHIFT I NOTICED YOUR OLD UNIT NUMBER ON THE SCREEN ( A-33 ). I THEN LOOKED UP THE ROSTER AND THEY HAD YOU LISTED. BRINGS BACK OLD MEMORIES. WE STILL MISS YOU AND NOW THAT IT'S GETTING COLD AGAIN WE STILL TELL STORIES OF HOW YOU USED TO WEAR YOUR PATROL JACKET AND HAD THE HEAT TURNED ON IN YOUR CRUISER WHEN IT DIPPED BELOW 65 DEGREES, RUNNING YOUR RECRUITS OUT OF YOUR CAR. WE STILL MISS YOU AND ALWAYS WILL.

LOVE, RICK

MPO III RICK DIETZ
HPPD- FOX91

December 23, 2006

Shelia,

It's been five years today that you died in the line of duty. After your death, it took me some time to even put into words what your death meant to me. Today, five years later, the words are still hard to say or write. On the anniversay of your death I can only say that you are still missed and you will always be missed by those who were both fortunate and blessed enough to have had the privilege of working with you and being your friend. Thanks for always being a faithful listener, a great beat partner and a great friend. I will always remember the great times that we had together as well as the laughs we shared. I know that you are in a better place and that Heaven is "blessed" with your presence. As ever, Daryl Del-a-grande (the only way you ever said it!!)

MPO III (Ret.) Daryl E. Delagrange
High Point Police Department

December 22, 2006

Fallen 5 yrs.ago, but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

December 13, 2006

Shelia,
I remember you always smiling and always friendly. You were a friend and I will never forget your kindness. There was a real loss in this world when you left.

Det. Dana Rowsey
CID-Crime Scene Unit
Charleston Police Dept. (WV)

Detective Corporal Dana Rowsey
Charleston Police Dept, Charleston,WV

August 30, 2006

I Love you, Ma

Eldest daughter
Stesha (Momma's Big Girl)

August 15, 2006

It's been a while since I looked onto this site. I often do to pay my respects to my fallen brothers and sisters. I couldn't help but leave a reflection, after reading all of the beautiful sentiments left by others and co-workers of Officer Twyman. Officer Twyman I did not know you personally but the shield you and I wear on our uniforms make us kin. Also, I am a christian law enforcement officer. I am glad and proud of you for the way you conducted yourself among your fellow officers and the community. Its sure as "heck" a good thing to be blessed and know the Lord personally especially when you're in this type of work. Shelia you are "retired" now. Enjoy your external paradise with the Lord. I too someday will be there. May your good examples and Christian lead many others to the real truth about the Lord. Respectfully submitted.

Officer T.G. Franks
Washington Co. S.O.

May 16, 2006

Thinking of you and your families on the 4th anniversary of your death.
It is very heartwarming to read all these wonderful reflections about a
truly honorable police woman and
follower of Jesus Christ. 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 Shelia, as wonderful as she was, is still
a sinner in God's eyes in need of a Savior. Thank you, Shelia, 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 woman 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 Shelia. God bless her family, friends and co-workers who will miss her. With love from one coast
of America to the other.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Psalm 9:9,10: The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in
times of trouble. Ånd those who know Your name will put their trust in
You. For You, Lord have not forsaken
those who seek You.

December 23, 2005

Officer Twyman is someone whom I will never forget. I first met her when she teaching some of my criminal justice classes and what started out as a student-teacher relationship soon turned into a friendship that I truly miss. I can still see her smile, hear her words of wisdom and see the love that she had for her family and friends. She was truly one of the best and there will never be another Ms. Twyman.

Janice Pearn, EMT-I
Piedmont Triad Ambulance & Rescue

October 19, 2005

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