Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Private First Class Elizabeth Licera Magruder

Prince George's County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, August 29, 2002

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Reflections for Private First Class Elizabeth Licera Magruder


In the whisper of the wind,
I felt God embrace me.
As the voice of a loved one,
I heard God speak to me
Looking in a mirror
I saw God smile at me.
One moment and I knew
That God and I were one.
Though your smile is gone forever,
And your hands we cannot touch;
Still we have so many memories
Of the one we loved so much.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we will never part.
God has you in His keeping
And we have you in our hearts.
We know you walk beside us,
And when our lives are through,
We pray that God will take our hands
And lead us straight to you.

February 28, 2005

Your spirit lives on in each one of us who wear the uniform. You are not forgotten sister.

Montgomery County, Maryland

December 25, 2004

Dfc. Magruder I will miss you and remember you forever. As a member of session 95 and your co-worker at the Sheriff's office, you were one of the greatest deputy ever. May God bless your family many times over. Rest in peace sister. Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Prince George's County Sheriff's Office

October 21, 2004

Liz we all miss you. We only knew you for a short period of time in the acadamy.. I being the wife of one of your fellow classmates felt it was necessary to write. It was to close to home the day I saw your story on the news. Somehow I knew it was you who had left us that day before they even anounced it on the t.v. We were all shocked and sadened that day. We were all there the day they laid you to rest. It was a sad day for all but we all know you are watching over us. We miss you Liz. I am proud to call you a friend.

Charles County Sheriffs Dept.

December 31, 2003

A hero has left us. Your watch was short but you give your life to protect others. You are in god's hands and may he take care of you, your son, husband and the rest of your family. You will always be a law enforcement officer and we will never forget you. May you continue your watch of the streets in Heaven as you watch over all of us. Your love, leadership, commitment, and honor will remain within us.

Montgomery County Police

December 23, 2003

"The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us."
- Jean Paul Richter

You're not forgotten ... August 29, 2003


September 2, 2003

To my beloved sister Liz:
The pain is unbearable, especially when your sister was your best friend. I will always look after your son as if he were mine. Liz, I want you to know that I will always miss you, always love you and you are always on my mind. May you rest and peace.

LN1 Narvaez and Family
Navy Legal Office

On behalf of the men and women of the Virginia State University Police Department, our thoughts and prayers to the Magruder family and the Prince George's County Sheriff's Department.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

"God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them."
Hebrews 6:10

Virginia State University Police Department

Another officer has fallen but not in vain. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of PFC Magruger. May you find strength in your heart and may the Lord comfort you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch is over.

US Park Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

you gave your life, so that many could live. you made the ultimate sacrafice. although, your watch was short, you lived your dream. you will never be forgotten. your memory will live on in the hearts and minds of those you touched.

Session 95

Session 95
Prince George's County Police

I send my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Private Magruder. A special prayer goes out to her son and husband. The thin blue line is a little thinner with this Officer's passing. The International Association of Women Police salutes this fine young officer who held so much promise and died doing the job she loved. Godspeed Elizabeth.

Officer Donna C. Hillier
Purdue University Calumet Police Department - Hammond, IN

What a tragic waste. My prayers go out for your family, particularly your young son. I hope one day he will realize the scope of your love to risk your life for others and ultimately so his life might be better. John 15:13

Sgt. Janice Parker
Alexandria Sheriff's Office, Alexandria , VA

To the Family Co-workers and Friends of Deputy Magruder my deepest condolences. "Blessed are the Peacemakers..." One day we will get to meet, and you others before us will line the streets of Heaven to greet us.



My thoughts and prayers are with Elizabeth's family, friends, and co-workers.
Rest well knowing that you served well.

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD

Your watch is over. Rest in peace now. We will be keeping watch for you. May God bless your family. You will be missed.

Prince Georges County Police Department

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Liz. You have a long road ahead of you. Just know that God is with you in every step you take and will always be there for you! Please use any support groups offered and know that Liz extended family will always have your back in a time of need.

Special Agent W. Floyd
US Department of Commerce

The horrible news never seems to go away. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, and your dept. Thank you for the time you gave, you made a tremendous difference in this world. Rest in peace my sister in blue, a hero will never be forgotten.

PO1 K Widup
Montgomery County Police, MD

Your young son will only have a vague memory of you in the flesh, but in the spirit he will have the peace that someday, you will be together again. God's plan doesn't always make sense to us, but He tells us to "lean not on our own understanding, but in all our ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct our paths." We cannot possibly know why, only hope the deaths of these courageous Deputies were not in vain. Thank you for your service and dedication....
Isaiah 40:31

As I move into my own law enforcement career, I'm continuously reminded of just how inherently dangerous the duty is. However, I continue to move forward, as you did, accepting the danger because we feel drawn to the duty. May God send his guardian angels to ease the suffering of your family and grant them peace. For now, rest easy sister - we'll continue the watch for you.


My prayers are with your entire family. I had a family member killed in the line of duty last November. Even though you are going through this grief, it will be comforting to know that the support of the community and fellow police officers will help you through it all.

May God Bless you and your family.


My sincere condolence is extended to officer Magruder's family,friends and the Prince George's County Sheriff's Department.

Patrolman Robert Wigton # 9516
San Antonio Park Police

patrolmam robert wigton
san antonio park police

I am moved to write this as a way to express how bad times are when any law enforcement officer doing their job are taken away from their family in such a horrible way. It makes no sense. I however will continue to do the job and continue to carry the torch that still burns in memory of these Honorable officers. To the family of both officers I say honor their memory and know if you keep the faith you will see them again. God Bless these officers and their family's.


Motor Officer MKB
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Magruder,
Thank You for your service to our County. God bless you and your Family. Rest in Peace....your watch is over.

Chuck Fusco Vol. Div. Chief
PGVFD/Berwyn Heights

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer Magruder, you have a long road ahead of you. I am not too far ahead of you on this road, as I lost my husband in the line of duty, to gunfire last year. Just know that God is with you in every step you take and will always be there for you! Make good use of your support groups offered in your area, and know that you are not alone in your battle.

Rene' Dennis - Surviving Spouse & Deputy
Harris County Sheriff's Dpt. /Deputy Joseph N. Dennis EOW 05-22-01

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