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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 You,
Another tuff week here in Clinton County. Tomorrow is going to be another tuff day... Will it ever end.... I can't take many more of these... I miss you so much. I miss seeing you at the Wheel, I miss seeing you at calls... I just miss everything. Keep watching over us and I will talk to again later.
Miss you,


June 26, 2007


I hope you are looking over him and keeping him safe today. I keep praying for a miracle, but feel like all hope is gone. Please be with him today since I can't. I know you are looking down on him and if you could walk with him each day until God guides him in the right direction, it would mean so much to me.

Everybody misses you and I know your work is far from being done. Please continue to guide Paula. She is a great person.

June 23, 2007

Uncle Bum,
Its been three years and I finally have the courage to write to you. Its been SO hard for me to get over this and I dont know if I ever will. Last night on the news there was an accident involving a cop that was going to assist some other cop. I couldnt beleive it I cried so hard just thinking about getting woke up at 6:30 in the morning being told that. It was definatly the worst day of my life. I visited your grave the other day and left my bracelet for you. It just makes me feel better knowing that something of mine is their, I dont know why but it looks nice. I think about you and Aunt Paula every single day and it hurts. I dont know what I would do if I were Aunt Paula, but I love her and so does everyone else, I just hope shes happy. I dont know but I miss you so much and hurts to think about it, but I do everyday....Sorry it took so long but I wanted to find the right thing to say. I Love you and still am thinking about you. Love You,
Sitting Dog

Brooke Coleman

March 29, 2007

Miss ya! My thoughts are with you and your family.


March 28, 2007

Two years have passed and you have not been forgotten nor will your loved ones ever let that happen. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 27, 2007

I cant believe it has been 3 years. You are missed and loved so much. I think of you often and wish you were here. I cherish the time I got to know you and thank you for helping me.


March 26, 2007

Hey there - almost 3 years. Seems like only yesterday we were all partying in you and Paula's basement. And then those God awful eggs you and Mike would make the next morning!

I sure do miss you!


March 21, 2007

hey uncle bum
i was looking at all these old reflections that we all had written and it breaks my heart just reading these. sometimes i keep replaying that whole weekend in my head, from the moment i found out to the funeral. I think of you often and wonder-Why? Why you? and then i think of aunt paula. I call her every now and then but i should stop by more often and probably have more of a girls night out again with everyone. we havent had a brunch in a while but i think that really helps all of us when we do. I think of when grandma and grandpa used to live up north and we would have bonfires and tell "scary" stories and when you would go sledding with all us nieces and nephews. you are one cool dude and i love you with all my heart and miss you terribly like everyone else.
Peace uncle bum

March 7, 2007

i'm always thinking of you, not a day goes by that i don't. love you..

February 23, 2007

Hey, went to turner beach and swear I seen you walk right out of the water! thought of our trip there and how much fun we had drinking beer with the local cops. Miss you.

I love you

February 13, 2007

Another year of missing you.........

I love you

January 1, 2007



December 25, 2006

I have been planning to break out the video I have of us goofing around with my camera in our barracks room at the 534th. Since I heard you left I haven’t been able to watch it. I know if you were here you’d tell me stop being such a cry-baby with some strange accent, probably give me a noogie, and change my entire perspective on it. You were always my good friend Bird-dog. I think tomorrow I will dig out that video and show it to my 17 year old son. Let him see how I use to goof-off when I was his age. You, me, Henning, even Moltrup with his 3ft turd. Merry Christmas brother.

Detective Sergeant Thomas Phillips
UofI Chicago Police Department

December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas Bum. Please watch over us during this holiday season. Miss ya!


December 15, 2006

Hey you,
I haven't been here in a while! I don't care what they say it does not get easier! It's tuff to look at this site and read what everyone says. I think I miss you more. Working the road again, the smallest things remind me of you. We were at The Wheel the other day and someone asked if I remembered when we would hang out at the Wheel all night, I just smiled and remembered all the hours sitting there listening to your stories and jokes!!! Please continue to watch over us and protect us!!!
Miss you tons!


December 6, 2006

Hey you, it's the 27th again and like always am thinking of you. We all miss you and think of you everyday. Winters coming and everytime I look at the fireplace I think of how you liked to see how hot you could get it in the house and you wouldn't stop putting in wood until Cleetus would go out and lay in the snow on the deck...We miss you

I love you

October 27, 2006

It is a deep mystery,
This matter of life and death..
That the same person
Who brought us a thousand joys,
Can one day leave us shedding a thousand tears....
So suddenly, sometimes
That we grope blindly for words left unspoken,
And for the hug we needed to give,
to say good-by,
And we wonder,
How this thread that holds us all to life
Can be so thin and fragile,
Until one day, we find the courage to accept
That the living aren't meant to understand death,
Only to celebrate life,
And to remember that the only real death
is forgetting.

remembering and missing you, love

September 27, 2006

Hey Brother,

I never had the chance to meet you. I was still working in Corrections when you passed, but I remember the day well. I see looking at the posts that we share the same birthday. You have me by a few years though (only a few, I'm hot on your heels!). I'll think of you each year and celebrate our lives. Watch over the rest of us while we keep things rolling...and rest easy, my Brother.

Dep. K.J. Bowden
Ingham Co. Sheriff's Office

Dep Kelly Bowden
Ingham County Sheriff's Office

September 15, 2006

Hey you, have mikey and alex here staying the night. We had to do the whole scary movie followed by the night walk! It's not the same as nothing with big red bulging eyes came running out of the creepy corn to axe us up in a thousand peices........I just love to listen to them tell all their uncle bum stories. Of course I am glad that they remember all those good times and with perfect detail, but pisses me off you can't be here to make more. They still make me do the bathroom checks to make sure nothing in there is going to kill them while their peeing! They kept me up until 2 am playing pictionary, it was like playing with you and erl.......cracked me up. They really miss you. Cleetus and I miss you too........

I love you

August 19, 2006

Just stopped by to say hi, my brother. We never met in life, but reserve a place for the rest of us in heaven. I joined the WMC in 1995 and attended my second ride in St. Johns see ya next year.
WFFW Grandpa

Capt. John Conaty
Ingham Co. Sheriff Dept. Ret 1995

August 14, 2006

Can't begin to tell you how much you are missed. Paula and the gang did a great job on Sunday with the Poker Run. I felt your presence with all of us - all day long.

We all love you!

August 10, 2006

Hey you. Thanks for a wonderful day! Another good day for a ride. Everyone had fun, like always. Miss you so much.

Shelly Haviland
Clinton County VST

August 6, 2006

There are not a lot of people in this world like you. I was one of the lucky people too know you. You were always making me smile and always knew just the right things too say, you also gave so much too people and asked very little. I miss you so much, not even words could explain. With all my love.--- Me

July 14, 2006

Happy 39th. Wish you were here..........

I love you

July 11, 2006

Happy Birthday Bum!


July 11, 2006

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