Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Russell L. Wiles, Jr.

Elloree Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, November 9, 2002

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Reflections for Lieutenant Russell L. Wiles, Jr.

Jesus Christ proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 22, 2021

We will not let your memory fade.

K. Sheard
High School classmate

August 11, 2020

Rest in peace Lt. Wiles.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 12, 2020

We had just started knowing one another, when your watch ended much too soon. I think of the times we interacted often. Rest In Peace Brother.

White Retired Chief

October 31, 2018

I miss you more everyday and remember the great times we had!! Love always..

Your best friend

August 19, 2015

Years have passed but your memory has not. -your wife and daughter <3


November 11, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this sixth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 10, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten


March 23, 2008

Dear Rusty,

I happened upon this site by accident...and as I sit here looking at your picture all the memories of us all throughout our lives flash through my head.

I want you to know that your little girl is growing into a beautiful little lady!

Your mom is still missing you every day. But don't worry my mom is looking out for her...your dad is much more quiet these days than he was back in the days when he tried his best to get us through algebra!

I really wanted you to know that George and I are very happy...he is an officer with Chesapeake PD...we have 2 beautiful children now, a little boy and a little girl...The last place I saw you was at our wedding...back then I always thought you would be a part of my life...and in a sad way you still are.

Rest In Peace my friend...I will see you again one day...and we will push our bikes down the dirt roads of heaven.

Arleen Bochette - Casianos
childhood friend

February 28, 2008

"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
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

November 16, 2007

On the five year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 9, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 5, 2007

It has been 4 years since your end of watch and you have not been forgotten for you are a true hero and heroes are never forgotten. Keep watch over that little girl of yours as she journeys through life, stand at her side and guide her and protect her. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line.

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

November 9, 2006

Thank you for your service to your fellowman. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

November 9, 2006

To the family and friends of Lt. Russell Wiles Jr. and his fellow officers, and most especially to Lt. Wiles:

On this the third anniversary of your tragic death, please know that you are not forgotten. You will always be remembered and honored. Rest in peace, Lt. Wiles.

May your loved ones continue to be comforted by the support of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors. Our family grieves with them and for them.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Lt. Wiles gave to his community, and the citizens of South Carolina, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 9, 2002.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 9, 2005

I know that there is still pain in the hearts of all those that are close to you, even after 3 years. I wanted to leave a reflection to say that you have not been forgotten and are a true hero.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

November 8, 2005



November 9, 2003

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Willes my prayers are with your family and the Elloree Police Department

Aston, Pennsylvania

Tonya Stephenson
Private Citizen

My thoughts and prayers are with this brave mans family at this time. May his daughter grow up to know what a true hero her father was. She now has her own gaurdian angel.

Lori Brown
Aunt of Deputy Renee Azure EOW 8/06/02

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

God Bless

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

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