Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Deputy John Paul Sandlin

Solano County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, April 23, 2004

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy John Paul Sandlin

May GOD bless the family and friends of Officer Sandlin. Thank you, Sir, for your years of service and dedication. GOD has another job for you in heaven. Rest in peace!
Shirley Roberts-Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan E.O.W. March 14, 2004

Shirley Roberts- Oakdale, La.

April 25, 2004

Yet another hero has been taken from us too soon. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Sandlin. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time. Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

April 25, 2004

rest in peace brother, we'll continue on with the chase

marion county sheriff's office fl

April 25, 2004

My sincere condolence to the family and members of the Solano County Sheriff's Department.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

April 25, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).
Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend. Deputy Jeffrey Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I am saddened to see another name added to this list today.

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 25, 2004

Sir, May God Bless you and your family. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

April 25, 2004

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Reserve Deputy John Sandlin and to the members of the Solano County Sheriff's Department in this time of your loss. Always know that Deputy Sandlin will never be forgotten. Besafe.

Cpl. Bryan Taylor
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Tampa, Fl. D-III/Patrol

April 25, 2004

God bless you and your family at this tragic loss. Thank you for your service.


April 25, 2004

Our deepest condolences to the Family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Sandlin

Newark NJ PD Auto Theft Task Force

April 25, 2004

My deepest sympathy go out to the family and collegues of DEPUTY JOHN SANDLIN. Although I am from many miles across the continents the loss of a fellow officers is still hard to bear.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Police Constable CW468 Clive Whitehead
Sussex Police Great Britain

April 25, 2004

To Reserve Deputy Sandlin, family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, Fl 11/6/86

April 25, 2004

Rest Easy Brother John, the Watch is Ours Now and Yours was with Honor. Our Thoughts and Prayers are
with your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

APD #128

April 25, 2004





April 25, 2004

Our day, swing and mid watch patrol shifts are dedicated to the memory of Deputy John Sandlin. We honor his heroic service to his community and country.

Olen M. Young

Chief of Police Olen M. Young
Wauneta PD NE

April 25, 2004

A coward dies a thousand deaths, a hero dies but one.

May God be with Deputy Sandlin and his family in their time of grief.

"I am my brothers keeper"

109th Cadet Class, Austin Police Department

April 25, 2004

Sometimes when we hear our call, we are not ready to answer, but the time arrives we know that He has sent for us. So many things we may leave unattented, yet through eternity our memory is carried on through our loved ones blessings. We may never know the plan our Father has, but once we get to those gates we know we are home at last.
Thank you Deputy Sandlin for your services and dedication. May God bless you.

Teresa Goss
Shadco. Jacksonville,Fl

April 25, 2004

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. Rest in peace, You will never be forgotten.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

April 25, 2004

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Sandlin,his family and the Solano County Sheriffs Department.Rest in peace brother.

Texas Peace Officer
University of Houston Downtown Law Enforcement Academy Class 89

April 25, 2004

God be with the family...

Federal Police

April 25, 2004

Rest in Peace for you are not Forgotten but remembered!!!!

Tonya Stephenson
Private Citizen, PA

April 25, 2004

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

April 25, 2004

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Reserve Deputy Sandlin for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.


April 25, 2004

I served as a Marine recruiter in Fairfield and Vacaville from 1987 until 1990. I met many outstanding people at the Solano County Sheriff's Office. I am saddened by your loss today. God Bless his family, his fellow officers and others who knew him. He will not be forgotten.................

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

April 25, 2004

Rest in peace, take care brother. We have the watch now. GOD BLESS!

Trooper Robinson

April 25, 2004

Deputy Sandlin: I never had the pleasure of your company but I wish I had. Since your untimely death I have learned that after retiring from the US Navy you went on to a second career and after retiring from that you came to us, volunteering your time and experience so that others could learn from you. You shared your skills with us for 20 years as a volunteer. No doubt many have learned from you things they could have learned from no other.
You will be deeply missed and are in our thoughts and prayers. Your watch is over and your dues paid.

Det. Sgt. Will Wallman
Sonoma Co. Sheriff's Dept.

April 25, 2004

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