Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant James Victor Arnaud

Prince George's County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, August 29, 2002

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Reflections for Sergeant James Victor Arnaud

Rest in peace. God bless the family and friends of this hero.

Andrew
Baltimore City Police

THE POLICEMAN’S LAST INSPECTION ...

THE POLICEMAN STOOD AND FACED HIS GOD, WHICH MUST ALWAYS COME TO PASS. HE HOPED HIS SHOES WERE SHINING, JUST AS BRIGHTLY AS HIS BRASS. "STEP FORWARD NOW, POLICEMAN. HOW SHALL I DEAL WITH YOU? HAVE YOU ALWAYS TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK? TO MY CHURCH HAVE YOU BEEN TRUE?"

THE POLICEMAN SQUARED his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain’t. Because those of us who carry badges can’t always be a Saint. I’ve had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I’ve been violent because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I’ve wept many unmanly tears. I know I don’t deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around except to calm their fear. If you’ve a place for me Lord, it needn’t be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don’t, I’ll understand."


There was silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod. As the policeman waited quietly, for the judgement of his God. "Step forward now, policeman, you’ve borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets, you’ve done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

Rest in peace brother

Rusty Redican
L.A.P.D.

My sincere condolences to the Arnaud family and the Staff of the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office. I am greatly saddened by your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God give you the strength and courage to get through this difficult time, and the years to come. Although our brotherhood has suffered a tremendous loss, we know that James is now safe in Gods arms guarding the gates of Heaven. God Bless you James, for all that you have been, and for all that you have meant, to the people whose lives you have touched..."

Sergeant Richard Lopez
United States Capitol Police

Thank you for your dedicated service. Your sacrifice has not gone unnoticed! Keep a watchful eye out for your fellow brothers and sisters in Blue! God Bless. Saint Michael the Arch Angel pray for the rest of us here on earth who will never let the watch end!

Anonymous

To Corporal Amaud family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL E/O/W 11/6/1986

Jim --
You were always upbeat, always smiling, and always had a way of making people laugh. Your sense of humor would brighten up even the most boring moments. I remember the many occasions waiting to see the commissioner in the PIT and how you would always have a joke or a funny story to tell. I could often hear you laughing before I even made it in the door. You will be missed, my brother. You will be missed. God Bless You.

Corporal Charles Ridgely
Morningside Police Dept

James,

Thanks for everything you did for us. You will be missed. Fear not brother, we will bring your killer to justice. That's a promise.

Anonymous

To the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Arnaud... please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

Prayers and Thoughts to the families of both officers who gave the ultimate gift. Also Prayers and Thoughts for the deparments' loss of two fine people who served law enforcement to the best of their ability.

Patrol Ofc. II Shane Schapiro
Maryland Transportation Authority Police

On behalf of the entire membership of the FBI Agents Association, I express my condolences to the Family, Friends and Co-workers of Corporal James V. Arnaud.

May he rest in peace.

Darin L. Paul, Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Division

My thougths and prayers are with Corporal Arnaud's family, friends and co-workers. Please remember you are not alone in your grief and pain, your law enforcement family is with you. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!! For now we have the watch that you so bravely gave your life for, honor and defend it we will. For now we have an angel to always guide us. REST IN PEACE OUR BROTHER, YOU SHALL FOREVER BE MISSED

Keith Porter
Medshore Ambulance Service

It's another sad day for the Law Enforcement Community. Corporal Arnaud chose a career very few people would choose and paid the ultimate price to protect and serve his county. My prayers goes out to his family and the department. RIP Corporal Arnaud, Keep watch over us.


Montgomery County Police

Corporal Arnaud, rest in peace, your watch is over now. I pray that God will comfort those you leave behind.

Sincere sympathy to the family of Corporal Arnaud. May God grant you the peace that only He can give.

Anonymous

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MY HUSBAND SPOKE TO YOU OFTEN ABOUT PATCHCES AND BADGES. REST IN HEAVEN. YOU ARE ANGEL IN HEAVEN.

Anonymous

God bless you Officer Arnaud. May you rest in peace. And to your family, may they have comfort in knowing that you're watching over them now.

Sami Thomson
Surviving niece of Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department.

Another hero in blue taken from us.
May you rest in peace my brother you will not be forgotten.

Detective JC Johnson
Danville Police Dept.Danville VA.

Rest in piece Corporal Arnaud, you are a hero and will be remembered as such. God bless your family and fellow officers at this dark and sad time.

A Brother in Blue

Ptlm
Corning PD, NY

My heart goes out to the family of Corporal Amaud. May God be with you and help you through this terrible loss.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/02

Deb Azure

REST IN PEACE Corporal James V. Arnaud, your dedication to the uniform will not go unpaid, my thoughts and prayers are with your family and I sincerely hope that Your co-workers have the strength to go on. RIP Fallen Comrade

Constable J. Rivera
Toronto Police Service

My heart goes out to the family of Corporal Amaud. May God be with you and be assured that Corporal Amaud is now in heaven and will continue watching over all of us forever.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/2002

Deb Azure

To our brother in blue may you rest in peace. Your family, friends, and co-workers are in our prayers.

God Bless

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

You dedicated your life to your community and when called upon, gave your life for them. Rest in Peace Brother in blue. You will live forever in us all.


Cleveland Police

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