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

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Sheriff John F. Strickland....and the Harnett County Sheriff's Office, NC..... our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done John ... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vin and Pook- Site Owners

September 24, 2003



September 24, 2003

our prayers in Alabama are with you and your family.

Ofr Casey
Conecuh County Sheriff's Dept.

September 24, 2003

May god be with you're family at this time of need and with your LEO family as well. You were taken doing a job that not many can do or understand. Though you're time was short you are a hero. God bless you!

Fuquay Varina Police Department , North Caroliona

September 24, 2003



September 24, 2003

Again we see another one of us die. Only God knows why he takes us, and always for a purpose. My thoughts and prayers are wiith the family.

To his wife,

"A Police Officer's Wife"
A special kind of woman: a cut above the rest,
That's A Police Officer's Wife, rating her best.
How many good byes are whispered, joined with a fond embrace? As duty steals her man, for the danger he must face.
How often have meals been ruined - or tender moments disturbed, by a call for special duty, sparking loyalty unswerved?
It's a devil of a job, for an angel like this,
Who......for the love of her man, must forsake that kiss,
She can run a garden tractor; even paint a room in need, How she can stretch a dollar is a miracle indeed.
She's mother, lover, chauffeur and nurse,
A living symbol of: "for better or for worse."
Rich is the man, reaping his rewards in life,
Who chose to be the other half of
A Police Officer's Wife.

Good luck with everything and always know your not alone!

Surviving Spouse
W.E. Godwin
E.O.W May 22, 1997

Deputy Ali Vaughn
Wake Couty Sheriff's Office

September 24, 2003

To the family, friends, and co-workers of the Harnett County S.O., my thoughts and prayers are with you during this troubling time. Losing a brother makes it difficult for all of us in the law enforcement community. Deputy Strickland, you are now home and flying with the angels. Watch over us as we to do the job you loved. God speed brother!!!

First Class Deputy S. A. Ikerd
Wake County Sheriff's Office, Raleigh, NC

September 24, 2003

Rest easy, your time was short but your intent will last forever.


September 24, 2003

God Bless...

September 24, 2003

On behalf of the men and women who serve and work for the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy John Strickland's family, friends, and co-workers with the Harnett County Sheriff's Office.

You walked you beat here for a very short time, but you can walk Heaven's beat forever.

God bless.

Officer Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

September 24, 2003

My deepest sympothy goes out to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy John F. Strickland. Rest in peace my brother, we have the watch now.

Ofc. Mark A. Richardson
Louisville Metro PD-Louisville, KY.

September 24, 2003

My heart goes out to your family, friends and your fellow leos. It is a
long road to healing that lies ahead, but I know that our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ will extend His mercy and comfort to all who reach out to
Him. There is none greater than He. We don't get to Heaven based on
what we do, but what He did for us!! AMEN! Thank you for your
tremendous sacrifice in your few short months of service. There is now a
huge void that cannot be filled. God be with all those who mourn and
may His promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to
come. With sympathy from one coast of America to the other,

Lynn Kole
Washington State

September 24, 2003

May you both Rest In Peace. Your memory will live on forever. We all know that you both will guide us and protect us from above. My prayers go out to both officer's families. May God Bless You!

Special Agent
Department of Homeland Security

September 24, 2003

May god be with you and your family rest well your shift is over may you stand at the side of god...

someone that cares

September 24, 2003

My condolence to family and friends of Deputy Stricklin. John you will not be forgotten. Such a toll we pay for holding the line. My graditude to you for your sacrifice.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller
Oregon State Police

September 24, 2003

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wake County Sheriff's Office, Raleigh NC

September 24, 2003

It was nice to have met you and your Family when I was down there not long ago.
I am sadden to hear you have gone on before me.
I will take the cross you gave to me when we were walking around talking about life after 9-11. And I will look at it, and it will forever remind me, of you.
You will be forever speical in many Peoples Eyes, most of all Mom and Dad.
You Dad is taking this hard and so is your Mom.
We will be there for them though don't worry.
Your family of men and women who wear the Badge every day also knows it could be them as well.
But God Called your name before us.
I guess cause He needed you for a job as well.
I will miss our talks and time we had together, You were like a son to me too.
Soon we shall all be together again someday. This I Know.
Rest Now my Son God's Angels are around your family now.
Rest Now n peace.


September 24, 2003

This is Mamawolf aka Marilyn Robinson form the chat room called Support our Officers-WolfPack Family.
Our entire WolfPack Family sends our deepest sympathines and condolences to the family and friends for Deputy Stickland.
We always ask for all of our members and new people that come into our room to please go up and shake hands with any Professional Safety Person and Thank them for keeping us safe 24/7.
We honor all law enforcement and know that they do their jobs with courage, pride and doing what they want to do to save one person or to keep peace in the beats they watch.
From: nowaybabe2 (Original Message) Sent: 8/17/2003 3:54 PM

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.

But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven. Here I dwell with God above.

Here, there's no more tears of sadness; Here is just enternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.

Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through

God picked me up and hugged me and he said,'I welcome you.

It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.

As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on.

I need you here badly, you're part of my plan.

There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.'

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.

And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night the days chores put to flight.

God and I are closest to you....In the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.

Because you are only human they are bound to bring tears.

But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.

Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.

If I were to tell you, you would not understand.

But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.

I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you, and many hills to climb;

But together we can do it by taking one step at a time.

It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you to;

That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;

Then you can say to God at night...."My day was not in vain."

And now I am contented...that my life was worthwhile.

Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low:

Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.

When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind;

I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go...from that body to be free.

Remember you're not're coming here to me.

I will always be with you!
We send all our prayers and thank you to the wonderful job that our law enforcment officers do, and to all of the families, friends and all of his sisters and brothers in uniform.

Marilyn Robinson
Support our Officers WolfPackFamily

September 24, 2003

As a new day begins, there is sadness over a loss that is so senseless. Family and friends, I am so very sorry that you have to go through this and though it may seem very dark on even the brightest of days, you are not alone. Deputy Strickland will never be forgotten by those of us that have been where you are. Our prayers are with you.

Cathy Hill, surviving spouse
Deputy Barrett Hill, e.o.w. 12/4/00, Harris Co. S.O.

September 24, 2003

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