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Deputy Sheriff Wesley Mack

Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, July 12, 2004

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Wesley Mack

Its been almost 4 years. I want to thank you for ALL your encouragement. I think you would be proud of me, its been 9 years and Im doing good. Thank you for tell me I could make it and pushing me to go for my dreams. Im only a few classes shy till I have my intermediate level and then a few more from my APO. Thanks for always being there! I think of you often. love in Christ;


January 25, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 23, 2007

I was just sitting here thinking about life and I thought of you. Sweetheart you are truly loved and missed by all. It's amazing how no one has anything negative to say about you. We all know you are a wonderful person. You taught me so much. I know I've told you that time and time again. Me and A.J. talk about you from time to time. I mentioned to him the other day how pleased you would be to see how we are such good friends. We both laugh about the stories of you going to his house without me (you know what I mean)! It's actually prety funny now! I love you, miss you and I am ALWAYS thinking of you.......your baby girl.....Mary

Deputy Mary Boseman
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

October 16, 2007

Well, words can't describe how I feel today. It still hurts. Pain....that's what I feel. Not one day goes by without thoughts of you. I love you. I miss you. Mary

Mary Boseman Deputy Sheriff
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

July 12, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 3rd anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones, especially your children. They have every reason in the world to be proud of you because you are a true hero. I want to also thank you for your service to our Country. You will never be forgotten.

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

July 12, 2007

Wow, It's been 3 years today that this tragice event happened. Words can't express how I feel. I still hurt inside and there is not one day that goes by that I don't think of you. I miss you, I love you and you are forever with me. I love you, Mary..........

Mary Boseman Deputy Sheriff
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

July 11, 2007

We miss you....

Investigator Teresa Charney
Columbia County S.O.

July 6, 2007

Hello sweetheart....It's going on three years. I really dont know what to say. I miss you more than ever. Time flies because it doesn't seem like it's been three years. Wow, the things we had's so funny how we had the exact same taste in the house we built, from the color of the walls to the light fixtures to the door knobs. I miss you so much. I'm doing good though, I know you would like that. Bernie was right, it does get better with time, but never will I forget you and what we had and shared. I love you and I always will....Mary

Deputy Mary Boseman
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

June 28, 2007

To Mack,
I remember hearing about the trajedy and felt a deep sense of loss for you hear alot of good things that are said and from working with Mack I can truly say they are all true. He was truly a great man and a good friend.I remember one day on (Mountain)bike patrol we heard an unknown trouble call put out and we crossed a busy freeway during rush hour to assist as best we could. It was that unselfish and caring attitude that prompted us to assist that day when we could have not responded and let the beat car handle the call much safer. You will be missed but never forgotten. I am proud to have known you as a partner and friend.

Jim Justice

Chief of Police Jim Justice
Lincolnton Police Department

May 12, 2007

Hey Uncle,
Today was a great day and i thought of you the wawther was just how you would like it here in NY. Since you have been gone i go to Bubba Gump Shrimp quite often just to sit and eat i know you liked that restaurant when you came up and unfortunately for me i didnt make it to see you when you came so since that is the last time i would have seen you i figured go to the last place you were, it helps i enjoy the atmosphere and dont even notice i am there alone! Man i miss you, and i know i say this every time i cant even write without crying! But i know you are happy and that makes me happy! I attend Margie and Arnolds church and God couldnt have put me in a better place, I wish you could see them preach you wouldnt beleive your sis and brother-in-law. I remember when we drove past queensbridge and you thought of Willie and started to cry! Well i bet your not crying no more cause you are with him. We love you and miss you! Till next time uncle! I love you!

Jahlil Mack

April 23, 2007

It's going on 3 years....time really does fly. It's amazing how things happen. It's really amazing how you continue to look after and take care of me. Janet says even though you are gone, you won't let anything happen to me, boy is she right. I'm going to visit your mom and dad tomorrow and check on them for you. Sweetheart, I still don't ask why. I have no questions because I know things happen for a reason. You are finally at peace. I love you, miss you and until next time,
Mary, your loving fiance'.....

Mary Boseman Deputy Sheriff
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

April 5, 2007

Although I never met you, I remember your accident and think of it every single time I drive by the site and see the cross on I-20. Thank you for your service to Columbia County.

PSO C.W. Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

March 30, 2007

My Dearest Mack,

So much has happened since you left.. Hercie, called the other day and it made me think about all the wonderful times. Tia's wedding was beautiful and so was she. All the grandkids have really grown. Kema, is moving down here this month. She decided to get out of New York...She will stay with me until she gets on her feet. This is such a special time of year, this was the time we spent getting ready to take the boat and camper out. I think about you often and I hold dear your words to me that Friday before your accident. Life was never meant to be easy, but through God's mercy, each day seems to get easier. There seems to be evil all around and I just continue to pray for the family, knowing that one day we will all be together again. I miss you my love, but I take comfort in knowing your far better off then us down here. I love ya....

Donna J Mack

March 23, 2007

We miss you buddy


March 20, 2007

Hi sweetheart. I was just sitting here thinking of all the wonderful times you and I shared together. We were perfect together, two peas in a pod! You've been on my mind a lot these days; it's still hard for me though. I have my good days, but I still have my bad. I love you and you are always with me, in my spirit and mind. I love you, your baby girl....Mary

Mary Boseman
Columbia County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff

March 1, 2007

Wesley was always 4.0 with all of us at Augusta H.D.. I wrenched on his Harley for many years and he inspired me to strive for a better life. He is missed by by all who knew him. God Bless. Murf

Augusta Harley-Davidson

February 15, 2007

It's been a long time uncle i havent read or written but i needed to say that i miss you, so much has changed but so much has remained the same, I dont kow why losing you still feels so new at times but i do know everytime i think of you all i remember is your smile, i never knew losing you could feel so strange i just think like i always think that your just in Georgia, nothing more, I wish you could see your grandkids i know they would just be all over you jumping and playing, and the new bunch of neices and nephews that are coming i wish you could see them especially TJ Tiffany's son his smile and his spirit is so calming and relaxing he is like a baby that i have never seen before. Looking at your picture while i am typing is so hard also cause i would much rather say all this to your face, but i know you are watching over us all of us, especially grandpa and grandma, i know you are with them. Tell Willie no one has forgotten about him, i know you are spending most of you time with him together again, it must be a good feeling to see him all the time. Losing you has done some good and bad to all of us, Losing you lets me know i need to spend more time smiling, moe time with my family more time not letting the little things mean so much but also to take time to notice the little things, the family still sings the group is fine and last night at rehearsal i just though about how fortunate i am to see my aunts on a regular basis and with something so positive. Taya and i talk of you all the time you made such an impact in her life and for only such a short time, Thank You, thank you for the memories that she will always have anytime she thinks of the first time she was learning to swim she thinks of you cause you helped her. You will always be in our heart and never far from our mind. thanks for the Laughs the love see you soon again! your first and oldest nephew! Jahlil

Jahlil Mack

September 15, 2006

Hello sweetheart. It seems just like it was just yesterday we went through all of the madness. I know you are in heaven at peace and I want you to know that I love and miss you. I wish you could be here for Taiwan's wedding I know you would be so proud. I continue to pray for my strength as well as your family's. Until next time, I love you.

Deputy Sheriff Mary Boseman
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

September 7, 2006

My Dearest Wesley,

How much I miss you. No one can ever know how much I miss you, love you and grateful to God for the 17 years I had with you. Despite all that we went through the blessing is that I learned unconditional love, I learned to see God's glory in everything. But the most important thing I learned that although you are gone and the pain is still so very real, that there is peace and understanding in Jesus. I continue to pray for the family that all wounds may be healed, so you continue to watch over us. I thank God for showing me that you are now at peace, resting and not having to deal with this evil world. I will always cherish our time, your love and the happiness you gave me.
I miss and love you Mack!!! Donna

Donna J Mack

July 15, 2006

On the two year anniversary of your death, may you continue to keep watch over your family, friends and co-workers from above always. God bless all of you.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

July 12, 2006

Well, it's been 2 years today. Wow does time fly by. It seems like you were just here yesterday and I do miss you very much. I want to let you know although you are not hear physically, you will always be hear with me mentally. I don't know what else to say, but I love you and I miss you. You are free of all the madness and pain. Free, so free I love you T-6

Deputy Sheriff Mary Boseman
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

July 12, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

July 11, 2006

Wes, I got up early this morning. I tossed and I turned trying to go back to sleep but I couldn't. Today marks 2 years since you kissed me bye and told me we were going to water the grass for the new house we just built when you got off work. If I had known that I would never talk to you again, I would have never let you walk out that door. To this day, words can't decribe how I feel. I still don't feel any anger, and yes the void is still there because you are missing in my life. I still cry even though it's been two years and I will cry forever. You meant and still mean the world to me and you always will. I miss you, and I love you with all my heart, it always has and always will belong to you. Thinking of you always, Mary

Deputy Sheriff Mary Boseman
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

July 11, 2006

In memory of my brother:

Dear Wes:
As we approach yet another year, it still isn't easy not having you here!...You are missed beyond measure....In just a couple of days, the anniversary of your death will be here....It's been 2 years and the pain of having you leave us has not changed.....but we do take comfort in knowing that you are in your heavenly home with your brother and other loved ones.....till we meet again, we'll keep on loving you and missing you!.....Rest on bro!

Mom and Dad
Brothers and Sisters
Son and Daughters
Nieces and Nephews
and all your family members!

Carolyn Mack Holley (Sister)

July 6, 2006

To my dear brother, Wesley:
As we come to an end of another Memorial Day, my thoughts are on you know you too fought for our country and for that I am indeed grateful and appreciative....Wes you also paid the ultimate sacrifice and for this I am also grateful....It doesn't have to be Memorial Day or any other holiday for me to remember you....Rest in peace bro, and we will never, ever forget you!.....

I love you always,
your sister,

Mrs. Carolyn Mack Holley

May 29, 2006

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