Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Fitzgerald Strickland

Harnett County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, September 24, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Fitzgerald Strickland

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Strickland's family and the Deputies of the Harnett County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Strickland gave his life while attempting to help another. Rest in Peace brother.

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Deputy Cameron M. Lilyquist
Wake County Sheriff's Office

September 27, 2003

our hearts are heavy again as the thin blue line gets even thinner. may god bless your family during this time and and our prayers will be with them also. thanks for the job well done.

DET. J. CHILDERS
RICHMOND CO. SHERIFFS DEPT.

September 27, 2003

BUFFALO, NEW YORK

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE OFFICERS
WISH TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES. OUR THOUGHTS
AND PRAYERS ARE WITH DEPUTY STRICKLAND, HIS
FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS.

GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE

September 27, 2003

My heart and prayers are with the family, friends, and fellow officers of Deputy Strickland. Rest in Peace.

J.C. Soesbee
Buncombe County, NC Sheriff's Office

September 26, 2003

My heart & prayers go out to your family, friends & co-workers. I passed through Harnett County several times earlier this year while attending school in Salemburg. I can't help but wonder if any of the officers I saw there might have been you. I know the Lord must be needing an even greater army there with him because he has sure been taking a lot of wonderful officers to join him in heaven.

Survivor of Trooper Calvin E. Taylor NCSHP 10-3-01

Denise

September 26, 2003

Another day has darken as we lose another "brother of the blue" May God keep our angels in his grace

Anonymous

September 26, 2003

In The Line Of Duty

In the line of duty
I hear them say

My family now
The price to pay

My folded flag
Stained with their tears

We only had
Those few short years

The badge no longer
On my chest

I sleep now in
Eternal Rest

REST IN PEACE AND MAY GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND THE HARRNET CO SO IN THIS HARD TIME.

DEPUTY
SAMPSON CO SO

September 26, 2003

May deputy strickland rest in peace. My prayers go out to his family.From a brother in law enforcement,God bless.

Agent
Puerto Rico Police Dept.

September 26, 2003

To the Family, friends and co-workers of Deputy John Strickland,
I am very sorry for your loss. It was only two weeks ago I lost a friend and co-worker, Deputy Frank James, so I know how hard it must be for you. My thoughts and prayers go out for his family. John your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Brother.

Former Soldier and Lillington Police Officer 312

Deputy Michaiah M. McCollum
Wake County SO

September 26, 2003

May God be with your family now that you are gone. Watch over your fellow law enforcement officers and know that you will not be forgotten. Thank you for a job well done serving your community and your country. Rest in peace my brother.

Deputy M. Vogel
Wake County Sheriff's Office

Deputy M. Vogel
Wake County Sheriff's Office

September 26, 2003

WHERE HAVE YOU GONE,BROTHER OF MINE
IT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER, BUT ITS BEEN A SHORT TIME
WHAT WILL WE DO NOW THAT YOURE GONE. OH WHAT WAS I THINKING YOUR MEMORY LIVES ON
WE HAVE NEVER WORKED TOGETHER, ONE ON ONE
BUT WERE ALL FAMILY, SO THAT MAKES US ONE
WE'LL ALL MISS YOU BROTHER OF MINE, AND WE'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD AND BAD TIMES,
I DIDNT KNOW YOU ALL THAT WELL, BUT FROM WHAT I DID KNOW I SURELY COULD TELL THAT WE WOULD HAVE BEEN FRIENDS, WORKING SIDE BY SIDE, AND ENJOYING WORKING WITH MY BROTHER, BROTHER OF MINE.
DETECTIVE VG MCLEOD

DETECTIVE V.G MCLEOD
HARNETT COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

September 26, 2003

you will never be forgotten Deputy Strickland

Anonymous

September 26, 2003

To the family and friends of Deputy Strickland I send my deepest condolences. We just lost a friend and co-worker as well so we are understanding your pain in this tragic loss.
Continue to pray and look out for one another during this hard time. God has a plan and Deputy Strickland is a part of that plan, All is well.
Deputy Strickland has served his Country his Community and now he's serving his Lord.

Deputy D.L Smith
WCSO

Deputy
Wake County Sheriff

September 26, 2003

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Deputy Strickland.

While I did not have the privilege to have known him, I am certain that he has earned his seat in heaven. Rest in peace my friend, those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin, blue line.

Anonymous

September 26, 2003

MAY GOD WELCOME JOHN TO PATROL THE STREETS OF HEAVEN AND WATCH OVER US LEFT ON EARTH TO PATROL THE STREETS HERE.....I PRAY GOD WILL BE WITH JOHN'S FAMILY DURING THIS HARD TIME AND HELP THEM WITH THIER LOSS...REST EASY BROTHER WE WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE.

DEPUTY
WAKE CO. SHERIFF

September 25, 2003

MAY GOD BLESS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COWORKERS. WHAT A TRAGEDY. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

September 25, 2003

To the family, friends and coworkers of Deputy Strickland, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I know the pain and anguish that you are feeling at this time... my heart goes out to all of you...

Miriam, wife of Deputy James Slater
EOW 8/29/03 Spokane WA

September 25, 2003

Rest in peace Brother John, you will not be forgotten.


Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs PD OK

September 25, 2003

God Bless You and your family
May your family and friends find strength in God.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

September 25, 2003

Thank you Deputy Strickland, for paying the ultimate price...so that others can be safe. God Bless your family, friends and fellow officers.

Anonymous

September 25, 2003

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure John did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and John be the be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Deputy Strickland's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his family. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that John is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain John was well respected and well loved.

Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please take care of my fiance Dennis.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar (Drakesville, IA)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis McElderry - EOW (01/03/03)

September 25, 2003

You made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. We are proud of you and thankful for all of your service. May God bless you, your family and brother/sister officers in the Harnett County Sheriff's Office.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

September 25, 2003

To Deputy Strickland's family, friends and coworkers my heart and prayers are with you all in this terrible time of loss. God bless you all. Deputy Strickland - thank you for a job well done and may you now rest in peace.

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

September 25, 2003

To the family, friend's, and co-worker's of Deputy Strickland my thought's and prayer's are with you all. Deputy Strickland payed the ultimate sacrifice doing the job he loved. His tour of duty has ended and we must carry on. However his memory will not be forgotten! I say thank-you for your dedication and we will cover it from here.

R.L. CARROLL
WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

September 25, 2003

Rest easy my friend, our prayers are with you and your family.


Wake County Sheriff's Office

September 25, 2003

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