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Deputy Sheriff Perry Austin Fillmore

Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, March 27, 2004

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Perry Austin Fillmore

Hey Perry,

Well I have not ben around in awhile, times have been hard. I guess we all have them days though right? You would be proud of me Perry. Outside my chief, I am top officer here at the department. I am in charge of so many things, cant always keep my head on straight. I stopped out to see you the other night, the bugs were eating me alive so i didnt get alot of time to talk to you. I miss you !!!! Look forward to riding my new bike in the poker run coming up. Thank you for still having my back along with our brothers and sisters serving today.

OFFICER BECKA T.

July 4, 2006

Happy 14yr wedding anniversary.

I love you
bobby

June 6, 2006

Happy 17 year anniversary bum. I really miss you.

I love you
bobby

June 4, 2006

A few days ago I was sifting through some old photographs out in the garage and found one of you. You were clowning around in the barracks hallway (534th MP CO, Panama) with Moltrup, Marshall, and Thompson. The photo caught my eye as you always had a smile on your face like the cat that ate the canary. Today, I went to the Law Enforcement Memorial page to leave a message for Jackson Lone, a friend whose name joins yours this year. I saw your name and thought of that infectious grin immediately. Jackson and you should get along great. He is quite the prankster, so watch your back. I will definitely look you up my next trip to D.C.
"Pain heals, chicks dig scars, and glory lasts forever"

Ofc. Chris Garrett
Seattle Police Department

May 16, 2006

Made it through our trip. I have such a hard time going. Mostly because it is you that should be there, making memories with Paula. You would be proud of her. I was thinking about junior high the other day and math class, man did we have fun. Can't believe our 20th class reunion is coming up and you won't be there. Won't be the same without you. I won't tell you to watch over us, you took care of everyone while you were here. Drink your pfifer, kick back at the fishing hole and do a komakaze for me! Love ya friend--Jimbob

May 16, 2006

hey you, reliving again with police week coming up. I feel bad that there are so many more families going through this, but do hope they have great friends and family like we have. So dedicated and loyal, can't ask for any better. We miss you soooo much. My thoughts are always with you.

I love you
bobby

May 8, 2006

Miss ya like crazy! PS: Clutch still tries to pretend he is a mechanic (and sometimes a carpenter). Some things never change :) Peace be with you and your family.

April 26, 2006

BUM, went to see Dad today again. Every day gets harder to deal with. This is my first reflection since you've been gone,I've written you letters then burned them because I have things to say to you that I keep personal. right now there are things going on that make me so angry, and I know you, you'd say oh Ann don't let it bother you. I wish I could be as good hearted and mellow like you. Well, see you in my dreams. Love Ann P.S. Anger management doesn't work!!!!! You know what I'm talking about. CHUCKLE,CHUCKLE!

HELEN FILLMORE
CLSH

April 18, 2006

First time I've looked at this sight. Is so hard to read Paula's hurt. We had a really good talk the other day. I can't believe your not with her. You two were my rock-- always together. When you left I felt like anything bad could happen to anyone, because God knows how much Paula loved you and if he took you then he will take anyone. I struggle with that everyday. I want you home with my friend because with you I knew she was safe and loved and I could live life knowing she was happy, what anyone would want for their friend. I know you connect with her through cleetus. She feels it and am greatful she has that. I will continue to be by her side. I will make sure that she is alright. Miss the laughs and the slaps on the back. Really miss the answering machine messages. You were one of a kind Perry, Epton Road won't be the same without you. Jimbob

April 14, 2006

As the second anniversary of your tragic death approaches, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am very sorry that they must walk this painful journey.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

March 26, 2006

Hey Bro! Its me, believe it or not! I talked to louie today. She was busy cuttin wood. I'm not dealin with this very well. She and I miss u very much! Its alot to deal with. Dad doesnt care about anything any more. I understand, but help me Please! I dont know what to do any more. I need u so bad! You held us all together before. What do I do without u! I am not the only one lost. It seems everyone is. I know u r watchin out for us. Please help me Bro! Its just so hard without u! I miss u so much! Please Bro, help me get through helping Mom and Dad. They miss u more than anything. I love u!

Grace Haggerty/sister

March 25, 2006

will be 2yrs on monday and can't help but think of all the plans we made 2yrs ago today. will love forever.

I love you
bobby

March 24, 2006

Hey Mister,

Almost two years and it still seems like just yesterday we were sitting at the Wheel at 2am just talking about nothing and everything... I'm back on the road at CAAS. At first it was difficult, I left there shortly after your accident and going back only made me miss you more. I was working the road when Smitty got in his accident a few weeks ago, the only I could think was "O' not again!" I know you were looking out for him, Thank you!!! I miss you tons, and we are all still waiting for it to get easier. I don't think it ever will.
Please, continue to look out for everyone. We miss you tons.

Shelly Haviland
Clinton County VST

March 24, 2006

Bum

I miss you so much. I love you

February 24, 2006

It will soon be 2 years that you were called away from duty. It has been a long up hill battle for all those that love you. There are no words I can give them to help ease their grief. I ask that you keep watch over them and wrap your wings around them to comfort them. You have not been forgotten and are a true hero.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

February 5, 2006

Hey Perry,

Was thinkging about you hard the other day. Don't know why. As you know every one misses you and has not forgotten you. Wish I could do something to make every one's pain go away. Knowing you are looking out for us is a big releif.

Dep Mike Soltis
Ingham County Sheriff's Office

January 26, 2006

Another day with out you. Would love to hear a good joke or just hear some good wisdom. Miss you like crazy.

January 23, 2006

Hey Mister,

Just wanted to say Miss you lots.

January 17, 2006

Merry Christmas Bum, we miss you.

I love you
bobby and cleetus

December 24, 2005

Hey you, can't help but wish it was January 2nd. The holidays are just like any other day for me, just go through it wishing you were here. Have to go get cleetus something for christmas because I know how you are, whatever your boy wants, he gets. Had Helen take the jeep because it needs to be driven, and now cleetus has gone back to waiting for you in the driveway. I love you and miss you so very much.

I love you
bobby

December 13, 2005

I was saddened to hear the news from an old friend that another old friend had passed. I was in Panama many years ago with Perry. We were both very young but he, indeed, was someone you don't forget. My condolences to the family he left behind.

SFC Alan J. Bergers
US Army

December 10, 2005

My Perry Emptyless,

THANK YOU!!!! I know you were watching out for him on Monday and I am so very greatful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I miss you lots, as does everyone.

Shelly
Clinton County VST

December 7, 2005

My Perry Emptyless,

Hey you, I went on my first ride a long, sense your accident, with the Sheriffs office a few weeks ago. It was fun and we were busy, but it made me miss you more. The Deputy and I did spend some time talking about you. He really does miss you. A lot. He is a great guy, please continue to look over him and keep him strong. He needs you to keep him strong. We all miss you lots. You are in our thoughts always. I Miss you sooo much. Until we see eachother again.

Love and Miss ya
Shell

Shelly Haviland
Clinton County VST

November 13, 2005

Miss ya Bum!

Martha

November 10, 2005

Perry,

I've visited your page several times since the accident. I haven't known what to say. I feel Paula's pain through her posts. There are so many that miss you.

Please pray for your friend, who is still struggling. Please watch over him and pray that he does the soul searching that he needs to. Please pray that everything will be okay.

November 9, 2005

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