Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Deputy J. Alex Burdette

Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, March 12, 2005

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Reflections for Master Deputy J. Alex Burdette

To all the fellow deputies, family and friends of Alex Burdette, and especially Alex, my prayers and everyone at Easley PD are thinking about you. God Bless.

Ptl. Jeremy Benjamin
Easley PD

Ptl. Jeremy Benjamin
Easley Police Dept, SC

March 13, 2005

There is little that can be said to minimize the grief in this type of tragedy, but for the family of friends of Deputy Sheriff James Burdette, rest easy knowing you are forever a part of the law enforecement family. As family members we will always be shoulder to shoulder even in the most trying of times.

Cst. J. Walliser
Calgary Police Service

March 13, 2005

Rest easy brother..Your actions will never be forgotten...You are a true hero..

BG Talesnick CID
St.Petersburg PD Florida

March 13, 2005

To Mrs. Burdette and The Family of Deputy Burdette:
I am truly sorry for the loss of your husband, daddy, son and friend. I know that no words will make this pain hurt any less, but please know that you and your girls are in the prayers of many. I pray that God will give you strength in this difficult time ahead and that you find comfort in the memories of his love for you and the girls.

My dad was killed in the line of duty while assisting a disabled motorist, too. He left behind 2 daughters as well. I know that the pain is so overwhelming right now that it's hard to breathe at times, but one day those memories of him will make you smile through the tears. Always know that his love for you did not and will not die. Hold those babies tight and let them know that their daddy loved you all very much!

Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

Valarie Bell Wright
Surviving Daughter

And girls...
I know that your daddy was just SO proud to have you two as his precious little angels. I know that he must have loved you more than anything in the world; I'm sure you two made his heart sing and dance with pride. Always know that your daddy is a hero for helping those people. His heart didn't want to leave you and so it never will!! He will always be with you and he will ALWAYS love you.

Valarie Bell Wright
Daughter of Ptl. William B. Bell, EOW 11-19-02

March 13, 2005

My family would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends, & fellow co-workers of Deputy Sheriff James Burdette. You're in our thoughts and prayers. May God watch over all the brave men and women in law enforcement who put their lives on the line everyday as they serve & protect their communities. Your job is a difficult one and we truly appreciate all you do. God bless each & everyone of you.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2-16-04

March 13, 2005

Rest well Dep. Burdette. Your dedication and sacrafice will never be forgotten.

Tpr. D. McGuckin
Michigan State Police Post 38

March 13, 2005

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but a two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
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Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

March 13, 2005

Thank you for your service, you are a true hero; may your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

March 13, 2005

Deputy Burdette,

Thank you for your service. rest in peace

M.Fontaine Correctional Officer
California Dept of Corrections

March 13, 2005

Farewell for Now Brother. We applaud you and thank you for being an example of what our Thin Blue Line is all about.Rest assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

March 13, 2005

Blessed are the Peacemakers. Rest eay with Saint Michael and watch over your brothers and sisters who put ont he badge. My prayers go out to the family and the department.

LEO wife

March 13, 2005

Deputy Burdette,
You and your family are in our prayers. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest Easy Brother !

Dep. P. Sperandeo, Off. A. Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. LA

March 13, 2005

Deputy Burdette may you rest easily for eternity walking the streets of Heaven.
Thank You for your service.

PFC Jeff Whitmire
City Of Arcade Police Dept. GA.

March 13, 2005

Thank you Deputy Burdette, you are a true hero!

Explorer Mike C
Newton PD (MA)

March 13, 2005

So very sorry about this accident that claimed the life of Deputy Burdette. Our family will remember him and his survivors in our prayers. Thank you for your service, Deputy. Rest now in peace.


March 13, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Burdette,
I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Anderson County.


March 13, 2005

Our thoughts and prayer will continue to be with your family and friends. God Bless you and the job you have done, you have served well.

Broward County Florida Multi-Agency Police Honor Guard

March 13, 2005

On behalf of the men and women who serve with the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, our thoughts and prayres are with Deputy James Alexander Burdette's family, friends, and co-workers with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

Rest in peace our brother in blue. The watch is now ours.

Officer Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

March 13, 2005

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