Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Edwin Blyler

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, May 2, 2004

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joshua Edwin Blyler

Hey Josh,
Everytime a officer is killed I think about you and your family!
You would always come in to your Mom's work so cheerful and happy! I can still see after all this time the pain in your Mom's face. She is not the same and never will be! I guess I would be the same way if I lost my baby! You may be gone, but you are not forgotten!
XOXO Give Jesus a kiss for us!

friend--Linda Brown

April 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Blyler. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

7 years man and to this day I still remember being kids with you. Thanks for watching over all of us through the years. You sure made a major impact on our lives while you were here and still make that impact now. Keep us safe as we do our everyday lives. Miss ya brother

SSG (ARMY) Firefighter (CIV)
Kings Bay Fire Rescue, Friend

November 30, 2011

Remembering you today Josh on this your 7 yr anniversary of being with Jesus. Time has flown it seems since you have been gone. Your Mom and Dad are in Tallahassee today remembering you and the 9 Officers killed in Fl 2010.
We miss you each day and you are never forgotten!
Still loving and missing you!!
Aunt Tammy

Tammy Ruis

May 1, 2011

Hey man, as soon as I opened the ODMP web page up there you were smiling. It was a great sight to see. Take care of Ofcr Schmidt's Twins, they went to heaven Oct 22, Oct 23. It seems I've been to way too many funerals recently. First my gramma, then a friends mom, and now a friends kids. In these melancholy times the only phrase I can think of is that it sucks. Although, at the same time I know that all of you are with the lord and are a peace in heaven. Watch over everyone brother and I'm sure you'll take care of our loved ones while we serve here on earth.

To Josh's Family, We have not forgotten your wonderful son. I know I still think of him often and wish I had known him. Your LE family is here for you.

B. S. Durden
Jacksonville SO

October 28, 2010

You are not forgotten, Brother. Rest easy, we have the watch.


May 31, 2010

Dear Josh, Your anniversary day will be here soon. I am writing today hoping it will not be as painful. I really cannot believe you have not been with us for 6 years. At times it seems like yesterday. We have the joy of sharing our love with Jaina, who is now 1 yr old. Mitch is a wonderful father. Jaina helps me deal with my grief. We love you much, Love Mom & Dad.


April 28, 2010

Dear Josh
I see Aunt Tammy let you know you are an uncle. I took a memory board to DC for your 5th year. It was about your new niece, Jaina. I miss you so much and wonder how you would have played and loved on this beautiful angel placed in our lives. I am blessed to be able to keep her 2 days a week at the least. Your brother is a marvelous father! Your dad & I keep taking one step at the time. I do not write as much as I should I suppose-but at times it is still very painful. I am trying to make your old room a room for Jaina. It is harder than I thought it would be. I need to close now, always in my heart, love Mom.


March 10, 2010

Hey, the last time I posted here I was in the academy. I've checked here several times since becoming sworn, you are not forgotten. SJSO lost another one the other day; he was a good man. Please take care of him in Heaven. Thank you again.

Ofc. Jon Vanik
TCC Police Department

January 16, 2010

Well Josh, another brother from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office joined you today in Heaven. Please welcome James into God's Kingdom. I know you two are guarding the Gates of Heaven. Of course we miss you both, but are comforted in knowing we will see you two again.

TN Police Officer

January 14, 2010

You are still remembered, brother.

TN Police Officer

January 13, 2010

I was just thinking of you today. I was looking at all of the lives that have been taking just this year,it just shouldn't be that way. We miss you and think about you always.Never forgotten!!
Love, Aunt Candy


October 13, 2009

Hey man just wanted to stop by and say we still think about you... You are missed by all... RIP Brother

Jacksonville SO

October 6, 2009

Happy Easter . It seems unreal to think that it has almost
been 5 years since you left us. I know that you must be proud to be an uncle to a beautiful lit girl.We miss you and think of you always but even more at holidays.
Love,Aunt Candy


April 9, 2009

I have been thinking of you these past few days. It is coming near to your 5 yr anniversary. It is still hard to believe sometimes that you are gone. You have become an Uncle in March. What a beautiful little girl! Jaina Elizabeth Blyler. She has the same initials as you!
Also, Brent is getting married. We look forward to his special day. I continue to watch your Mom and Dad grow and change. We will be preparing to go back to Washington in May. We will be remembering you and all of those who have given their lives protecting us. Know we love and miss you!!tell Granny hello!!

Aunt Tammy

April 1, 2009

I know that you are still watching us on every shift here in this great county.


February 25, 2009

Dear Deputy Blyler,
I often check this site to pay tribute to fallen heroes and to pray over those who are still here. Today I saw the remembrance for you. I met your mother at one of the LEO memorials while we were honoring a close friend. Your mom is a remarkable person. Her personality and willingness to give speak volumes about the person that you must have been here on earth. It is true, God has a plan and He has taken some strong soldiers to fight in the battle. Lead us on and keep a watchful eye on your family and your LEO brothers and sisters. God bless you, Deputy Blyler, for your unselfish sacrifice.

LEO Wife and Mom

February 18, 2009

Deputy Joshua Blyler,
Thank you for your service and We will never forget you.

Rest in peace, my good friend..


February 11, 2009

D/S Blyer, GOD BLESS your family & You! GOD must have needed a young hero to be 10-8 in Heaven and he selected you! We can never explain or understand why someone so young is taken, but GOD has his reasons. Your Family is proud of you and they should be. You chose a career that is not easy and has many dangers. Everytime the uniform goes on, the loved ones prey that you return! You would have been a GREAT road Deputy. That smile of yours says it all about you. Your heart is bigger then your body; your desire to help others would have been an inspiration to all that came in contact with you! Rest In Peace, Brother. Your memory will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN....................

Detention Deputy G. Carew
Seminole Co. Sheriff Office, FL

January 24, 2009

Hi Josh. I have not written to you in a long time, but was thinking about you today and wanted to tell you hi. I have moved away from SJSO and am now dispatching at an agency in South Carolina. Every day, as i am getting ready to drive to work, i look at your memory sticker i have on my car. You are still a big part of why i do what i do. Losing you impacted me so much, and 4 1/2 years later, it still does. You are always the example i give to my trainees when trying to teach them about how to handle intense incidents on the radio. I think of you often and I still wish you were with us, but you taught us all so much... How to love, laugh, and enjoy life and have passion for the job.
You will always be in my prayers. Watch over your family. Watch over your brothers and sisters who love the job as much as you do. I still like to think that you are out there watching over my husband and my brother when they are on duty... Miss you.

Jennie Wilfong
Lexington County, SC - formerly SJSO-Communications

January 10, 2009

My Dearest Josh, Another year is almost over. The elements of time are no longer the same with you gone. I still long for you to come and share what Christmas is like in heaven. Some days the grief seems unbearable. I often wonder at the end of the day how I managed to get through it. On a happy note, you will be a first time uncle in Feb. It is a girl. I know she will be beautiful and whole. She may even have your smile. I know Mitchell is going to make a wonderful father. We are so happy to be grandparents. It is nice to have something to look forward too. I have been singing at church some, this brightens my mood. Happy New Year to you and all the heroes amongst you. Love Mom.

Jean Blyler

December 29, 2008

I saw your picture in the "In Memory of" video today. Your SJCSO brothers are always there to assist me and I really appreciate it. I know they carry on your values and dedication. Protect your family during the busy Holidays and watch over us on the road.


December 19, 2008

Well its another Thanksgiving without you ,we all miss you so much.Please go to the mountains and visit your parents, they have such a hard tme this time of year.Never far from our heart.We love and miss you.

Aunt Candy

Candy Smith
Aunt Candy

November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Joshua I hope your party is awsome.
We love and miss you so much.
Aunt Candy

Aunt Candy

June 26, 2008

Not one day goes by that I don't think of you ...
I love you. I miss you.

Forever in my heart,

May 19, 2008

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