Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Ruby Ann Rainault

Essex County Sheriff's Department, Vermont

End of Watch Monday, November 24, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ruby Ann Rainault

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

November 24, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 24, 2018

Thinking about you today. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice for the sake of our country. My prayers be with your friends and family. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

May 14, 2016

Here it is yet again another year you haven't been here. Twelve years ago I got to see you for the last time as you were laid to rest.I just want you too know I love you and I miss you so much.I wish you could be here to see your grandkids grow. But dad is helping out so much with them.thank you for all you have taught me,I use it everyday. Thank you for being an amazing guardian Angel to not only me but my kids.there have been way to many close calls.But I have always felt you there with us. Just know that I love you and I miss you. I still tell you every time I pass your memorial sign. Please continue to protect us all, me the kids dad and every ECSD officer.

Kelly Rainault

November 23, 2015

A terrible tragic loss of life. To those who know and love you best, it must seem like yesterday that you were taken even though it was 11 years ago today. No doubt, though you are gone and that void left by your passing can never be filled, you are kept alive and well in their hearts and minds.

May you forever Rest in Peace, Sister. God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 24, 2014

RIP to my second cousin, I am sorry that we never meet. Thank you so much for your service. God Bless

Michael Conway


November 30, 2013

RIP Mom. Ten years ago we found out some bad news. I feel though from the things you did teach me,...they have helped me grow into who I am today! <3

Amanda Ariel Rainault

November 24, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

Mom I almost thought I could smell your pot pie! I had a performance and dad was busy, busy, busy patrolling the area! We love and miss you. I heard Leo even planted a garden in your memory.


May 13, 2012

To a good friend and sister in Christ, you are truly missed. May you rest in peace and in the hope which God gives us until that Day.

Chaplain Lt Col Dennis Saucier
U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps

April 21, 2012

I miss you every day. I stop and say a prayer everytime I go my the your Memorial Sign on Rt. 102.
God Speed and please watch over me and your fellow deputies of the ECSD.

Sgt. Gilbert Rainault
ESCD; Husband

January 23, 2012

Ariel may God bless you and put his loving arms around you this Thanksgiving, I know your mama is looking down from Heaven and she is so proud of you. Have a happy Thanksgiving and remember your mama will always be watching over you.


November 24, 2011

Mom I wish you could see how I am doing? I wish you knew that everything I do was and is for you! Time has passed...I still have not forgotten you! I wish you could have seen the candles lit for you in Washington DC. I hope you know that you have made it in the officers hall of fame and for that I am proud! It has been hard and alot of times I wish I could call and talk to you--you always knew what advice to give--I love you and hope to join you someday in the pearly gates of heaven! Love your daughter Ariel!


November 11, 2011

mom i miss you everyday and i love you.i may not have told you that before you were gone but i hope you know that.wish you could have met you grandson.

Kelly Rainault

October 7, 2011

Dear Ruby,
Your brothers and sisters in blue throughout our country will never forget you. Rest in peace Deputy.

Gary Gorman, Retired Police Officer

July 28, 2011

Deputy Rainault you are not forgotten by the men and women of the Boston Police Department. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

December 24, 2010

Reading all the reflections of those who knew you and those who didn't makes me realize how much i love you, miss you and needed you to be at my side.

Sgt Gil Rainault
Essex County SD / Husband

July 9, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 24, 2009

Deputy Rainault thank you for your service to your fellowman. May the Lord bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace.

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

November 24, 2009

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I bet your a true hreoe in their eyes! Just wish you could have meet your granddaughter.


February 27, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this fifth 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 24, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

Neighbor you are remembered today and thank you Deputy for your service

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

November 26, 2007

Thoughts of you today and decided to google your name knowing others had probably honored you as well. I miss you but have such sweet and funny memories of our times together but best of all look forward to seeing you with the rest of the saved when the trumpet of the Lord sounds and we meet in Heaven for our reward of a faithful life.

Judy Coombs
Sister in the Lord

September 7, 2007

Thinking of you and your family this day.


November 24, 2006

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