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

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.


Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 12, 2009

Deputy Burdette thank you for your years of service to your fellowman. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

March 12, 2009

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. God bless you

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 12, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 12, 2009

Four Years Ago, todays date, God got one of the best! You are missed and thought of every single day. We Love You Brother. God Speed. Please continue to watch over your beautiful wife and daughters from the heaven above.

Tina/Reserve Deputy/Dispatcher
ACSO, Anderson, SC

March 11, 2009

Another year has just about gone and we still miss you. Scratch Chief for me and we will see you one day

Sgt. Don Hodges
Anderson PD

March 6, 2009

Thinking of you on our special day, we will love and miss you always.

Nicole Burdette

March 1, 2009

RIP.You will never be forgotten.


November 17, 2008

There is no greater sacrifice,
Any man will ever see.
Then to have a brave Policeman,
Giving up his life for me.

To all of those who passed away,
I want to be so sure.
Their names will be remembered,
For now, and ever more.

I wish that I could call each one,
By their given name.
To let them know we won't forget,
Their courage and their fame.

They chose this great profession,
And served with all their might.
Not fearing all the danger,
To them each day and night.

Yes, they had picked to walk a path
Where very few have gone,
And now they are protecting,
Heaven, from dust till dawn.

So let's all pray they're happy,
In heaven up above.
While in safety they are doing,
The job they dearly love.

Alex, you will alway be in our hearts.....

SCCJA Basic Class 406

Cpl. Marek D. Calhoun (Retired)
Hartsville PD, Hartsville, SC (Friend/Classmate BLE Class 406)

October 5, 2008

Happy Birthday! We Love You and Miss You Very Much.

Nicole, Kaylee, and Karlee

May 14, 2008

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

nc game warden

May 11, 2008

Alex, I was just thinking of you today and remembering the laughs we had in roll call. You were a good cop brother and I know you are watching us from above. Take it easy my friend.

Robert W. Miller

April 28, 2008

Three years have past but it only seems like yesterday. It is not the same without you but we will keep going on. Scratch Chief for me. "Well done thy good and faithful servant"

Don Hodges Patrolman
Anderson SC Police Dept

March 14, 2008



March 12, 2008

Henry County Police Dept.,GA, Evening Watch North, we rode in your memory today. God speed brother, gone but never forgotten.

Lt. Jeff Maddox
Henry County Police Dept.,GA

March 12, 2008

Today one year ago You came into roll call before you left to go home and spoke to everyone, as usual, not a single one of us knew that evening was going to be the last words we would speak to you or hear you speak to us. This is a hard day for us and the next few to follow. Please keep watching over us from The Heaven Above. God Bless Nicole and Your Beautiful Girls, keep them safe Lord. We miss you and always will!

Tina /Reserve Deputy/Dispatcher
ACSO, Anderson, SC

March 11, 2008

There is not a day that goes by that your name doesn't come up. I still miss you! Your girls are beautiful and growing up so fast! Nicole is so strong! God Bless her. Please keep watching over them. You are their Angel in the Sky! God Speed Brother!

Tina/Reserve Deputy/Dispatcher
ACSO, Anderson SC

December 9, 2007

"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

November 16, 2007

Just leaving a note to say we still miss you and always will. Scratch Chief for me. Later Brother

Don Hodges Patrolman
Anderson Police Dept.

August 6, 2007

Thank You for having served the Anderson area, where the families of many of my friens, reside.

May You Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

August 1, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 2nd anniversary of you being called away from Duty. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones, stay close to them and protect them. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

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

March 12, 2007

As my husband says, he is on duty 24/7. Master Deputy Burdette could have called in the accident and left but he stayed. Protect and serve doesn't just apply while on duty and Master Deputy Burdette lived that code to the fullest. Thank you for thinking of others before thinking of yourself. You will be missted
wife of a michigan deputy

March 12, 2007

Two years have passed, and you will always be remembered for serving South Carolina with bravery and committment.
Thank you.

Pennsylvania citizen

March 12, 2007

Alex, It does not seem like it has been alomst 2 years ago that you left us. Yet in 12 days it will be. The roll of heros in blue in heaven has now added a new member. I know you will welcome Deputy Carper into heaven. Take care brother and scratch my partner Chief for me.

A friend.

Officer Don Hodges
Anderson SC Police Dept

March 1, 2007

Alex, I sure do miss seeing you up in the "District." I will always remember seeing you crack a smile even in the worst of days. Even though I moved on from the SO, I still think about you a lot. I was in Starr the other day and I saw Nichole and the girls at the filling station. Seeing her brought back memories of that terrible night in the hospital waiting and praying. We all miss you and look forward to the day we will meet again. Your little girls are beautiful as ever and growing up quickly. May we never forget your sacrifice and may God provide comfort to your family.

R. Burgess
Friend & Co-Worker

November 1, 2006

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