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Officer Hakim Azim Farthing

United States Department of the Interior - United States Park Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, August 10, 2002

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Reflections for Officer Hakim Azim Farthing

You are Never Forgotten!!

MM

March 28, 2021

Thank you for your service

Nick mottola
None

August 10, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 10, 2020

You are fondly remembered and missed for being an Awesome, funny, intelligent, kind, loving person!!

MM

November 1, 2018

Every shift I think of you. Proud to have served with you. Always remembered and in my heart.

Off. LT
USPP

August 10, 2018

Hakim,

I think of you often. Sharing time and space with you was one of the greatest highlights of my life. Continue to rest in peace my friend.

MM

July 12, 2018

This year marks 15 years since Officer Hakim Farthing paid the ultimate sacrifice. His son (Eric) was 3 years old at the time and has grown into an amazing young man. Members of the United States Park Police honored Hakim's son at his high school graduation recently and he will be attending college in the fall.

Legacies are made of sacrifice, surviving, and remembrance. Sobering and Honorable legacy for the surviving family and the USPP.

Chief of Police Rob MacLean
United States Park Police

August 10, 2017

The proud men and women of the United States Park Police will never forget the ultimate sacrifice of Officer Hakim Farthing and his surviving family. The selfless actions of our Fallen Heroes are the foundation of our core values (Integrity ~ Honor ~ Service). During Police Week, each year, we re-affirm and re-dedicate our commitment by honoring your service, your memory, and your sacrifice.

Chief of Police Rob MacLean
United States Park Police

May 6, 2016

Tonight I read every one of your heartfelt encapsulations of love, honor and respect made to my relative, Hakim A. Farthing. Your writings tell the world of a human being who was more than a uniform of service. He obviously touched each of you and it reverberates throughout the family. In reading, I was forced to shed tears after reading an input submitted by an “Arrestee”, who in reflection has learned. Even in death, it seems that Hakim continues on duty.

Due to Hakim’s military service I submit a poem in his honor.



THE BLACK SERVICEMAN


THE BLACK SERVICEMAN IS ONE WITH PRIDE

ALWAYS READY TO FIGHT FOR HIS COUNTRY'S SIDE

OR FOR THE LOVE OF HER EVEN DIE

THROUGH TIMES IN THE PAST HE'S BEEN READY TO FIGHT

DEFEATING THE FOE WITH HIS DEADLY MIGHT

ON THE GROUND, 'NEATH THE WATER OR EVEN IN FLIGHT

HE FOUGHT WITH HIS BROTHERS YELLOW, BROWN, RED AND WHITE

THROUGH LATE HOURS OF DARKNESS

'TIL EARLY MORNING LIGHT

FIGHTING, FIGHTING, FIGHTING

'TIL THE ENEMY IS GONE FROM SIGHT

PROUDLY HE STANDS UNDER THE FLAG OF HIS LAND

MARCHING TO THE MUSIC OF A MILITARY BAND

LOOKING GREAT IN UNIFORM

THE BLACK SERVICEMAN


Derek L. Farthing
U. S. NAVY
© 1980

I thank each and every one of you for your service to a grateful nation.

Derek L. Farthing
OSC(SW), U. S. Navy (Retired)
Federal Investigator, U. S. EEOC (Retired)
U. S. Customs Service
VFW, Quartermaster, Post 2294

D. L. Farthing

February 29, 2016

Thinking of you today bro!!!!!

Gio

February 24, 2016

Friendship never ends! Miss your humor!

Friend

August 11, 2015

Officer Farthing,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but when you served in the U.S. Army as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 10, 2015

Friends for a short time, Forever Remembered! Rest in Peace Hakim!

Your
Friend

May 14, 2015

Hard week. Seems like yesterday when you backed me up on my first stolen hit. Backing you up on that next stop was even more funny. I bet those guys never hid toy guns under car seats again! Continue to rest in peace, we'll keep holding it down here.

One of your D5 Brothers
US Park Police

August 12, 2014

Thinking of you my friend-

Sgt
USPP

August 10, 2014

Can’t believe it’s almost 12 years to the day that you departed. I always mourn silently as the day draws near. My heart still sadly heavy for your loss to this day. I unconsciously replay the events of that time in my head and miss you even more. Although Eric’s time with you was cut short way too early, he is growing into the fine young man that you were. He is hanging out with Brian for the summer and those two are having a ball. I’m sure it’ll be hard getting him to come back home next week. :o) I can’t be sure if it is more therapeutic for him or Eric (lol), but I can say that their bond and connection is strengthened because of the love they have for you. I know you’re constantly watching over your son and is proud of him… just as much as he is of you! Miss you. Rest in peace.

Nikki

August 8, 2014

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. May you rest in peace and may the lord give peace and strength to your family and to your associates in the law enforcement community.

Roger A. Gross
Captain, U S Park Police, Retired

April 18, 2014

Thinking about you today!!! Just got a call from an "old friend" of yours and talked for a quick few. Your son is growing like a weed, I hear, and I will hopefully get to see him in the spring.

I think of you often brother and I hope you are smiling down on us all!!!

I always think of your M & M machine from our barracks room and it makes me laugh!!!

NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!! ALWAYS MISSED AND LOVED!!!

Gio

Gio
Guns Platoon/Arlington PD/Aurora PD

March 1, 2014

R.I.P., you are not forgotten!

Anonymous
Civilian

December 8, 2013

Hey Bro!

Thinking of you as the anniversary of your passing again draws near. Eric is the splitting image of you; just ask Eshe! We will continue to keep watch over them while you keep watch over us all. Your family is in my prayers...

One of your D5 Brothers
United States Park Police

August 7, 2013

To the Family of Hakim Farthing,
You are in my heart and mind often. I'm so glad to have shared precious moments with Hakim. I know that the beauty of his spirit lives on in all of us. In celebration of his memory and blessings to you all.

Janelle E Taylor
Friend

May 3, 2013

Hakim,

Thinking about you today bro. I was just talking to someone else about you, as they had lost a friend to the job recently. I carry your Mass card with me everyday I put on the uniform or work. I know you are up in heaven making everyone laugh and smile like you always did!

You will never be forgotten! Guns Run Long!!! Love you bro. Miss you.

Gio

Gio
Guns Platoon/Arlington PD/Aurora PD

February 20, 2013

I remember being arrested by an Officer by the name of Greuling (who truely lived up to his name) on the outskirts to dc for, quite honestly, behaving like a punk teenager on the drug strip at Kennilworth. He tried to throw the book at me, which I can't blame him for, and the DA no papered the case. When me and my friend got booked we saw the Farthing Memorial and made fun of the situation for years after the experience because his last name resembled Farting. Now, about fifteen years later, im reading what happened to him and I feel really bad. He got wiped out by someone behaving like i was, an inconsiderate jerk, just doing his job- helping out a fellow human being. I truly feel sorry for what happened. Hindsight is 20/20.

Thomas Savitsky
Arrestee

September 17, 2012

I read a quote recently that made me think of you.

In grateful memory of those who died in the service of their country

"He stands in the unbroken line of police officers who have dared to die so that justice and freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings. Justice and freedom live, and through it, he lives - in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men.

Captain Gregory T. Monahan
United States Park Police

August 10, 2012

Hakim-
I'll never forget the time my sister got lost on her way into DC to visit. It was late at night and she wasn't in the best parts of town. I called you to ask if you knew the area well and could help me give her directions to my place. You went out of your way while on duty to find where she was. Then you gladly gave her an escort back to my house to make sure that she made it safely. You were good and doing little things like this to make people feel comfort.
You are greatly missed and thought about often. Look forward to seeing you again some day.

Andrew Reynolds
Friend/Room mate/Fellow soldier

August 10, 2012

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