Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Dennis Earl Phelps

Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, May 20, 2002

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Dennis Earl Phelps

May god bless Deputy Phelps family, friends and fellow Deputies. Our sincere condolences go out to them.
Deputy Phelps you will never be forgotten and god bless you.
From the U.S. Postal Police (USPIS). San Juan, Puerto Rico Field Office.

Police Officer. Walter Duran
United States Postal Police (USPIS)

I met Dennis when he was assigned to assist me in the courtroom where I volunteer as a Judge Pro Tem. Dennis was always willing to do whatever was necessary to keep the parties and their families calm and the courtroom functioning. He had a good sense of humor and was a lot of fun to be around. He was so proud of his family and spoke often of his wife and children. He was looking forward to patrol duty and continuing to serve Fresno County. He is missed greatly.

Kathleen Bakergumprecht-Davies, Esq.
Family Law Attorney - Private Practice

Dear Family and Friends,
Our hearts are grieving with you. Our family will pray that you find peace during this time.

Cathy Hill, widow
Deputy Barrett Hill

Greater Houston COPS

Rest in Peace Brother. You will never be forgotten.

P.O. Erik Infantes
Jersey City Police Department

To the Family of Officer Phelps,I am a private citizen who would jst like to add my sincerest sympathy and prayers. May you rest in peace officer Phelps,and may you always know how much your time here was appreciated.God Bless,and rest eternally in peace Judy Maloney


To the family of Deputy Dennis Phelps, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. Deputy Phelps thank you for what you gave to your family and the people of Fresno. We in law enforcement will know that now you are watching our backs. Rest in peace brother.
Lt. S.A. Eanes

Danville Police Department Danville VA.

To Deputy Phelps family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares
surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares
Hialeah PD, FL

terry miyares
Hialeah Police Dept, (SOUTH FLORIDA COPS)

GOD bless this brave man and the men and women of his agency who stand up to evil while other men cower behind locked doors. GOD bless his family, friends, and co workers during this time of sorrow. Until we meet again ..

D/S Barry Hill
Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

As I sit here to write condolences to yet another law enforcement family, it brings back all the memories of Deputy Billy Walls (EOW 11-13-01) funeral, knowing all the pain for so many people who will not be able to understand why so many of our small family get taken away so cruelly and prematurely. God is our peace and comfort, knowing Deputy Phelps is on Heavenly Patrol now. May you find comfort in the many memories of times past. Thank you, Deputy Phelps for your commitment, and service, tell Billy hi for me.

Isaiah 40:31

JV Jackson
FCPS Divisiion Of Law Enforcement Lexington, Kentucky

Deputy Phelps,

I did not know you, but thank you for your sacrifice. I think about all who have had their life taken in the service of others, and I have a sense of deep respect and honor for you and others who have died for liberty, and a cause that they believed in. We owe you a debt that we can never repay you. God bless your Family and Department.

Det. Sean Ferrell
Lehi, Utah

Another senseless tragedy and loss of a member of our family. May you rest in peace and may God bless your soul and your family. May He also watch over our brothers and sisters safety as they hunt for the person who did this.

Officer Richard Forbus
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

May God be with the Phelps family. Your husband and father is a hero to us all for his service to keep us safe. We will keep you all in our prayers.

PFO T. Gibson

God bless Deputy Phelps and his family. Another coward takes a hero's life. Rest easy brother and watch over us still here on the watch. Your killer will be found and brought to justice here on earth and beyond.

A brother in blue.

Corning, P.D., Corning, NY

Any time a Law Enforcement Officer is killed, it touches our lives. When it is one of your own officers, it is even more difficult. Our department is being challenged by losing a second member of the family in less than one year. To Dennis and his family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God watch over you and give you strength through this tragic time. God bless you Dennis.

Deputy Doug Sullivan
Fresno County Sheriff's Dept.

Died a hero.

Semper Fi!


To the family of Dennis Phelps,

I am the daughter in law of a sheriff's lieutenant who was killed in the line of duty last July 26. I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your husband and father. I know there aren't any words to ease any of the pain you're feeling, but you are in the hearts and minds of many people.Having married into a law enforcement family, I slowly learned, and am now in total awe of the job these officers do every single day. Law officers are very special people. My family and I were returning home from Washington D.C. on May 19, having just participated in National Police Week. I can assure you that your officer will be remembered and honored for his supreme sacrifice forever. I hope that wonderful memories will eventually replace some of the pain you are feeling, and that you will be able to live lives filled with warm memories and bright futures, just as he would want you to.

Kelly Estes, Daughter-in-law
Leonard Estes EOW 7/26/01

Kelly Estes

Rest in peace, Deputy Phelps, you are on a different watch now. Thank you for your service and I pray that God will comfort your family and friends and your department.

God Bless Deputy Phelps, his family and Co-Workers.

Voorhees Twp. Police NJ

To the Phelps family. We grieve with you for the loss that you have. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Another hero has bee taken. God bless him and his family.

Deputy Dean Cumbo
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

Rest in peace Deputy Phelps. My prayers to your family, friends, and your department. May your loved ones know you died doing what you loved, and now you patrol a much better beat.

Jeff Connell
Atwater Police Community Volunteer

Thank you Deputy Phelps for your sacrifice. May the Lord greatly reward you for your dedication and service here on earth. I will pray that your family and fellow deputies find comfort, and that the suspect is brought to justice. There is no greater respect other than the respect earned by a fallen officer.


Another senseless waste. May God comfort Deputy Phelps'family. May his children never forget the sacrifice and bravery of a fallen hero. May those of us that serve never forget that we are truly a family as we greive his passing.

Investigator Joe Willis
Anderson Co (Tx) Criminal District Attorney

Scholars say at the end of times.
A battle between good and evil will ensue.
That is why our GOD takes the bravest of souls.
Our brothers and sisters in blue

Cpl. James J. Crawford
Lower Providence Twp Police, Montg. Co. PA.

Rest is Peace, our thoughts are with you

Cpl Robert Barker
Prince William ADC Virginia

Deputy Phelps,

Although you have only been a member of our law enforcement family a short time, we all have lost a brother. And the world has lost another true hero. It hurts so much to see another hero lost to such a senseless act by an individual who has no human values whatsover. Rest in peace hero,your watch is over. And watch over us as we continue our struggle to protect the citizens of our communities. God bless you. And to you family, remember in this most difficult of times, that you have your extended family there with you in thought and in prayer.

Officer Brent Wagner
Henderson Police Department NV

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