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Reserve Officer Russell Hayden Simpson

Bandon Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Monday, December 22, 2003

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Reflections for Reserve Officer Russell Hayden Simpson

My heart goes out to Officer Simpson's family and fellow officers. It is very hard to loose anybody, and I now know, first hand, the heartache of loosing someone you love. The pain will be less in time, as for how long it will be, I cannot tell you. The loss of my Nephew,Blaine County, MT Deputy Sheriff Joshua Thomas Rutherford is still too fresh in my mind.
I know that the Lord has taken them into his loving arms and welcomed them home. They are truly "His Angels", now to walk a different beat! God Bless all of you and may you be comforted in knowing, he is looking out for you from above.
Deputy Joshua Rutherford's Aunt Kate

Ex Police Dispatcher, Kathleen Goodman
North Bend, Oregon

January 16, 2004

Rest in peace brother in blue.
The watch is ours now.

God bless your family and your department.
Thanks for your dedication and service.

Pennsylvania State Police

January 7, 2004

Rest in peace


January 6, 2004

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


January 4, 2004

We are truly saddened at Russ' loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

January 3, 2004

most people would tell you that law enforcement is a dangerous job. i never listened. I was always afriad when there was a domestic call or when i heard dispatch say use caution with someone. My husband was a little man but his size never mattered to him. He wanted to be a policeman, he wanted to make the small town we lived in a safe place for everyone. i never thought that directing traffic would be the worst thing that he could do. I just want to say to all the officers that read this "To be careful out there and watch out for other drivers and be careful so you can go home to your family" GOD BLESS

Wife of Officer Toby Dirickson
EOW 11-2-03

January 2, 2004

May God be with you blue angel...please know that you are not alone for my fellow blue angels, Ofc. Jeremy Carruth and Ofc. David Ezernack, will be there to lead you down the Streets of Gold.

Cpl. Whitstine
ALexandria P.D., LA

January 2, 2004

God Bless you officer Simpson, you out did your self like many other police officers do at times. You are the real meaning of law enforcment. We just dont break up fights, handle drunk drivers, or assualts, we also give our aide to those people who are at need.

Good Bless you officer Simpson

On behalf of the 111th Pct. New York City Police Department
Patrolmen Ernest Pezone- #14504

Tour Supervisor: Cpt. Robert J. Young

Patrolmen Ernest Pezone
New York City Police Officer

January 1, 2004

I am very sorry to hear of this greeat loss. No words could ever really help in your time of sorrow. I know because I lost my older brother in June. Gerald Warf, he was a police officer in Red Bank, TN. Just remember, The Lord has His arms wrapped tightly around the family right now.

December 30, 2003

Rest in peace brother, We will pray for you and your family.


December 30, 2003

You gave your life to save your fellow man. You are a true hero and one that represented the badge for what it should be known for, "courage & integrity". God bless.

Sr. Constable J.S. McDonald
Ontario Provincial Police, Western Region HQ, London, Ontario Canada

December 30, 2003

A tragic loss to the law enforcment community. A true American Hero, a retired fireman and a police officer. You will be greatly missed.

Lt. Mike Guice
Horn Lake PD (MS)

December 30, 2003

Rest in peace Brother Russell, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs PD OK

December 29, 2003

Officer Simpson:

Your bravery and as a volunteer Reserve Officer is an example to all of us who serve. Our prayers are with you, your family, your Department and those who will miss you.

May you find the Peace that you deserve and may your family and friends also find comfort in knowing that you gave your life doing what you truly loved.

Rest in Peace Brother....our prayers are with you!

Auxiliary Police Officer William A Sharp
Town of New Windsor, New York

December 29, 2003

Our thoughts are with your family, friends and your department. Rest in Peace, God Bless.

City of Fairview Police Department

December 28, 2003

Reserve Officer Simpson, you are a credit to all Reserves across the nation. God Bless you, God Bless your family, and co-workers. Rest in Peace your service here is over.

Captain Ted Williams, Reserve Officer
Corpus Christi TX Police Department

December 28, 2003

The Oregon Code Enforcement Officers Association deeply regrets the passing of Officer Russell Simpson. He will be often missed and always fondly remembered.

We offer our sincere condolences especially to Russell's family and also to his fellow officers of the Bandon Police Department and to the community whom he served so well.

Russell will remain always a true hero in our hearts and memories.

Oregon Code Enforcement Officers Asso.

December 28, 2003

Mr. Simpson, I want to personally thank you for your service to the profession of law enforcement. On the same day, we lost a member of the Indiana State Police family from an on duty shooting. All of our thoughts and praryers are with you and your family. You will never be forgotten.

Trooper James J. Soper
Indiana State Police - Dist. 13

December 28, 2003



December 28, 2003

GOD be with you Officer Simpson. You have given the ultimate sacrifice and will be forever with the LORD in Heaven watching down on all of us.

May GOD bless the family, friends, and fellow brothers and sisters in blue of Officer Simpson. Know that he will always be with you because GOD has made a special place for Warriors like him.

Fellow Brother in Blue of Deputy Kevin Sherwood EOW 09-Oct-03

Officer John S. Wilson
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police

December 28, 2003

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Simmons. May God give you peace and understanding. Having lost a friend and coworker last year, (Deputy Tom Rice) all of us at the Josephine County S.O. feel for your loss. Remember to keep the faith and live your lives the way that Officer Simmons would have wanted you to. Keep his memory alive through your lives. Rest in Peace Officer Simmons!

K-9 Deputy
Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Grants Pass, OR

December 27, 2003

Rest easy brother...your service and sacrifice shall not be forgotten.

Sgt. Justin Larsen
South Jordan Police Department

December 27, 2003





December 26, 2003

My thoughts and prayers are with Reserve Officer Russell Simpson and his family. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Lt Thomas Drury
Clare City Police Department Clare, Mi

December 25, 2003

Officer Simpson is a hero in my heart. Words cannot express the depth of anguish i feel for all of you. My prayers are with Mrs Simpson,family and the Bandon Police Dept. May God bless each one of you.

Teresa Goss
Shadco. Jax.Fl

December 25, 2003

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