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

It's a shame you were taken from the profession so young, God speed my'll not be forgotten. Chris Crosby B.C.S.D., Indiana

Deputy Chris C. Crosby
Boone County Sheriff's Department

May 5, 2004

My prayers and deepest condolences are with your Department, and especially with the friends and family of your fallen friend. GOD BLESS this HERO.
Stay strong, stay focused, and make SURE that Officer Blyer will never be forgotten.
Mike Bradford; Tallahassee Police Dept., Ret.

Invest. Mike Bradford-Ret
Tallahassee Police Dept-Ret

May 5, 2004

My family would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends, & co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Joshua Blyer for your loss. May God comfort you and give you the strength to go on. You're in our thoughts & prayers.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Fettig

May 5, 2004

Rest in peace knowing that you did a Job Well Done......


May 5, 2004

My Thoughts And Prayrs are with you and your family. God Bless You Deputy Blyler

Explorer Schabner
Plantation P.D

May 4, 2004

Josh was a very sweet and HAPPY person. He will be greatly missed.

Linda Brown (friend of family)

May 4, 2004


Matt 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the childern of God

To the parents, family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Joshua E. Blyler your loved one will be missed and remembered. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

To Deputy Sheriff Blyler's family at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office I mourn with you in your loss and each of will be in my prayers.

Deputy Blyler you gave the ultimate sacriface in protecting your community and serving the people of St. Johns County. Thank you for you commitment to service at such an early age. You are an inspiration to us all.. you will not be forgotten brother... we will take it from here..til we meet at heavens gate

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Kinsey
Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Gainesville Florida

May 4, 2004

It is an absolute tragedy losing such a fine officer at such a young age. My condolences are sent to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Joshua E. Blyler. Thank You for making the ultimate sacrifice.

Constable Viktor Sarudi
Toronto Police Service

May 4, 2004

My condolences to my fellow brother of Blue. May St. Michael watch over you and keep you by his side as you watch over your family and loved ones. See that the rest of OUR family tend to others in need. As no one understands "THE WALK" like we.

Officer Ryan M. Stroh
Lake County Sheriff's Dept. 5-4-2004

Ofc. Ryan M. Stroh
Lake Co. Sheriff's Dept. Lake Co. IN.

May 4, 2004

TO: The family;loved ones;friends and department members:- A POLICE OFFICER'S PRAYER:--- O, gentle Lord! Keep the day/night watch with me. As I begin my tour of duty,I ask your protection from all mental,physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work,endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers,and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord,I ask that I may return safely ,after my tour of duty,to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer;and after my tour of duty is over here on earth,may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those that serve you well. AMEN. *** REST IN PEACE***Sent to you by the father of First Class Officer J.D.Koeppen,Capital City Raleigh NC and Trooper D.C.Koeppen,NJ State Police.

Chief (retired) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

May 4, 2004

My heart saddens at the thought of such a young man leaving his family so soon. To Joshua’s family and his SJCSO family, my heartfelt condolences and prayers. I am sure he loved every single minute of his tragically short carrier.

Chief Brian E. Barrs
Newington, Georgia, Police Department

May 4, 2004

R.I.P. Deputy Blyler - You will never be forgotten. May God take care of you and your loved ones and keep your memory alive.

St. Stadelmann, Officer
Hannover PD, Germany

May 4, 2004

You made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. We are proud of you and thankful for all of your service. May God bless you, your family and brother/sister officers in the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

Pennsylvania State Police

May 4, 2004

To the Mother & Father of Deputy Sheriff Joshua Blyler, our deepest condolence to you and the rest of your family. We know the heartache you are going through, as we lost our son Deputy Sheriff Morris Taylor in September 2002. It has been our faith in our Lord that has gotten us through. May God grant you the same faith and understanding at this most difficult time. Your son will never be forgotten. He died a true hero protecting and serving.

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

May 4, 2004

My thoughts and prayers are with you Deputy Sheriff Joshua E. Blyler. Thank you for your service.
Your parents should know that they are not alone, we all grieve with them.
I know that you loved what you did because it takes a special person to be a police officer. You sir were a special person.

Lt Thomas Drury
Clare City P.D. Clare, Mi.

May 4, 2004

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Blyler's family, friends and co-workers. We are all with you as you walk this road. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

May 4, 2004

My prayers are with you, your family, and your Department.

We have lost another Brother Deputy. May you enjoy your new assignement patroling the heavens and assisting St. Michael keep all safe.

What a tragic loss!

Ingham County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

May 4, 2004

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May 4, 2004

"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friend's" John 15:13

Rest easy, Brother


May 4, 2004

To the parents and family of Deputy Blyler, my heart goes out to you.

Agent Bo Rogers
13th Drug Task Force, Arkansas

May 4, 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 Deputy Byler 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.

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry's fiancee - EOW (01/03/03)

May 4, 2004

Deputy Blyler,
You left so early in your career. Please protect the gates for us. God Bless you and your family.


Terry Holzhausen
DHS/Immigration & Customs Enforcement

May 3, 2004

To the family,friends and co-workers of Joshua Blyler, May your love for him and the respect for what he loved unite you all together in your time of need. May god bless him. Rest in Peace.

AM Lindsey

May 3, 2004

You are a hero. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Amy ~ Wife of FHP Trooper
FHP ~ Troop G

May 3, 2004

May GOD bless the family and friends of Officer Blyler. It breaks my heart everytime I see another name added to this site. Rest in peace, Sir.
Shirley Roberts-Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan E.O.W. March 14, 2004

Shirley Roberts

May 3, 2004

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