Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Kenneth R. Burton

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, January 4, 2004

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kenneth R. Burton

Our Greatest Fear

Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,

an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.

"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,

and once again, I hold back a tear.

They patrol in the state, city, county and town,

in uniforms colored white, green, blue and brown.

The shape of their badges may vary,

but it’s a symbol that they all, proudly carry.

They leave for work with a kiss goodbye,

but some don’t come home, no matter how hard they try.

To uphold the law is the job that they pick,

with such high aspirations, why must some die so quick?

They leave behind loved ones, family and friends,

after their lives have met tragic ends.

Some die in crashes, others hearts not too stout,

to many have been lost when gunshots ring out.

Our Heavenly Father has called them home,

no more these dark streets do they roam.

Through trial and error they have given their best,

please Lord, now grant them eternal rest.

Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,

an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.

" Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,

and once again I hold back a tear.

Rest easy brother the watch is ours now. Our Prayers are with your family, friends and loved ones.

APD #128
Altoona Police Dept. Altoona, Pa

January 4, 2004

Our prayers and heartfelt sympathy, goes out to Mrs Burton, their daughter and other family members, as well as Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Burton's co-workers and friends.
We want you to know that you will be in our prayers. What a tragedy that we have lost another good officer in The Line of Duty. God Bless.

Lyndell & Elizabeth Taylor
Parents of
Deputy Sheriff
Morris Lyn Taylor (Douglas County, Oregon)
EOW 9-14-02

January 4, 2004

Thank you Deputy Burton for your life.

January 2, 2004 was a bad day for Law Enforcement.

Prayers and thoughts to your family and friends from your Family in Blue.

We know the rawness of your pain, as we are struggling in Athens, Alabama with the very same.

God Bless us All.

A Friend & Family

January 4, 2004

I would like to extend my condolences to Deputy Burton's family and friends, and to the men and women of the Richmond County Sheriff's Department. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of tragedy. Rest in peace Deputy Burton, your duty here is done.

Deputy Sheriff
Butte County Sheriff's Office

January 4, 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

LT. JAMES A. WILLIAMS
N.Y.P.D.

January 4, 2004

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