Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James Marcus Weaver

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, November 24, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Marcus Weaver

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, November 26, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Deputy Sheriff James Weaver who died on duty yesterday.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Deputy Weaver's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

November 26, 2003

My thoguths and prayers are with Deputy Sheriff Weaver's family, friends and co-workers. Words are never enough, but prayer will exceed all! Please know that youe law enforcement family is praying for you and will always be here for you. Psalm 55:22

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

November 26, 2003

Jim, I just finished my two hour watch over you and wanted to tell you it was my honor to do that for you after the ultimate sacrifice that you paid for me and countless LEO's out there. I've spoken with several people in our agency and although we have never met you certainly have left a lasting impression on all you ever came in contact with. A good friend of mine was recently killed in the line of duty and I like many others tried to make sense of it all. I guess I take solice in knowing that he along with you is in a much better place. My deepest sympathies along with my thoughts and prayers goes out to your entire family and your family here at the Sheriff's Office. RIP my brother.

D/S Lance Colford
Orange County Sheriff's Office

November 26, 2003

To Deputy Weaver family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to yo..

God Bless you

Terry Miyars, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares e/o/w 11/6/86, Hialeah PD, FL

November 26, 2003

My deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Weaver,and to the Orange county Sheriff's Office.May God bless you all. And be safe..........

O Lord God this loss hurts so.
My dear so alive i cannot believe i cannot touch them or speak to them,i so want them, Father so miss them,help me, help me in this fog which blots out my perspective on the life they now live in your hereafter.give me hope,Dear Lord God, give me hope in Christ own's defeat of death,that one day i shall see my loved ones again and touch them,not in the vividness of my mind's eyes,not in dreams or memories,but in that world of light to which O my loving Lord safely bring me.

T Goss
Shadco. Jax.Fl

November 26, 2003

Take care my Brother, Who I've never met but have known all my
You're the guy who gave a dam. The guy who knew that not all days
are good, but never gave up trying to make that happen. You really
are the guy, that when the whole world is thinking of "get the heck
out", you "get the heck in".
Miss you? Oh God, yes, but I know, you're 10.8 in Heaven. Hope
you got the shift that you liked. You'll love the people up there....
But then again, my dear lost brother,
you loved them here too...

Special Deputy Dennis Wayne
Monroe Cty Sheriff's Office

November 26, 2003

Rest in Peace,

My feelings go out to Jim's family, friends and his collegues. Regards from across the water.

(no relation)

PC 8182 Mark Weaver
West Midlands Police, England

November 26, 2003

Deputy Jim Weaver you did your job well. I will start each day of my shift knowing that you are with all of our fallen heros keeping watch over us all. You have truly touched us all. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and our co-workers of the sheriff's office. Look to the Lord during these hard and sad times for comfort and peace. GOD BLESS.

DFC Vernon Brown
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Fl.

November 26, 2003

To Jim and his family,

The night of the crash I began to pray for you, and your family. I still pray today. I know you are in a much better place.

We have the watch here, so don't worry.

We will never forget you, or your family.

Please watch over us now; and godspeed.

To Jim's family please call on myself or anyone with in our agency's family if you need us.

Deputy Sheriff
Orange Co SO

November 26, 2003

To the family of Deputy Weaver my deepest sympathy and my heart breaks for your family.

Rich Knudsen
Brother of Cpl. Mary Huggins, Orange County Sherrif's Office, FL


November 26, 2003

I would like to say on behalf of the Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police, our prayers and thoughts are with you, your friends and loved ones. God Speed Brother……

Pennsylvania State Police

November 26, 2003

There are but two persons who protect the sinful human race from destroying itself. One is God's Holy Spirit. The other is the Peace Officer. Without them, we would all perish at each other's hands.

You were called into this profession and our Lord and Savior has blessed you because:
According to Romans 13.1-5...
God ordains the Peace Officer’s profession.
The Peace Officer is sent by God.
The Peace Officer is vested with God's authority to enforce the law.
A Peace Officer's badge is to be honored by us, because it is honored by God.

You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for your fellow man, while serving, defending, and protecting others in your community.

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Jim Weaver and the Orange County Sheriff's Office, your extended family of Law Enforcement Officers grieves with you during this time. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around each of you and comfort you during this most difficult time.

To all my brothers and sisters, please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Please pray for this officer's family and friends as they struggle with this tragedy.
May God be with you every day, please remember, we are a part of the largest family in the world and when one hurts we all hurt.

Though our badges and uniforms may be different, our mission is the same. Rest in peace with our other fallen Brothers and Sisters. We will continue the fight in your honor.

Florida Deputy Sheriff

November 26, 2003

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 26, 2003

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Corporal Deputy Weaver for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.


November 26, 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 Jim did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Jim 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 Weaver'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 Jim 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 Jim 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 say "hello" to my fiance Dennis for me.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

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

November 26, 2003

Day is done,
gone the sun.
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.

Godspeed to you and your family


November 26, 2003

My thoughts are with the family left behind and the O.C.S.O.

Ptlm. W. Eierman
Jacksonville Beach P.D.

November 26, 2003

Our deepest condolences to the Family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Weaver.

Newark NJ PD AutoTheft Task Force

November 26, 2003

Rest in Peace Deputy Weaver from your fellow brother in NYPD. May you never be forgotten. A new angel to patrol the heaven.

Detective Lee
NYPD OCCB/ Narcotics

November 25, 2003

May God bless the family of Deputy Sheriff James (Jim) Weaver.

The men and women of the Amtrak Police Department extends our deepest sympathy to the Orange County Sheriff's Office and to the family of Deputy Weaver.

God bless!!!

Criminal Investigator
Amtrak Police Department New York & New Jersey Division

November 25, 2003

You have paid the ultimate price in this chosen profession, so go and take your place with all the other heroes on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. and rest in peace for we all will carry on.

Motor Officer Greg Jansen
Davie Police Department, Davie, FL

November 25, 2003

I don't know what to say. It's so long ago we met that day at Cracker Barrel as kids. Who would have thought this many years later we would have grown up and worked for the same agency a whole other county away? It truly is a small world. I didn't get to see you much, but when I did, you always had a smile and were one of the nicest guys any person could ever know. A gentleman and scholar. Michele and I talked about it and we know your in a better place, but we can't help but ask why? My heart breaks for your fiance and your mom and dad. They are the sweetest people and I wish I could have met them under better circumstances. Rest assured, we will take care of them, they are family as you are.
Rest in peace brother, we got it from here.

D/S Donna Hudepohl
Orange County Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2003

James, you were my friend and I will miss you for ever. You were a gentleman and great person. It was a honar serving with you.

See you on the other side my friend.

D/S Ron Batista
Orange County Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2003

Police Officers are part of a brotherhood that others will never know! Take care Dep. Weaver, we've got the watch from here!

Ofc. Culver, RJ
Holly Hill Police Department, Volusia County, FL

Ofc. Culver, RJ
Holly Hill Police Department

November 25, 2003

Our loss here is Heaven's gain......God bless your family, and watch over. It was a pleasure to work with you.

Steve Carattini
Lake County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

November 25, 2003

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