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

I think about you often Alex and reflect on the many calls we went on together. You were a good cop with a big heart my brother. I miss you man. Take care buddy and know that we will never forget you.

Deputy Robert W. Miller
Anderson County Sheriff's Office

January 8, 2006


HOLIDAY:

We think of you and your family during these holidays, and offer thoughts and prayers as you celebrate without your loved one. Cherish the memories of the past and be open to new ones with your loved ones and friends. Your loved one will never be forgotten and always honored for their sacrifice.

Alissa Scott
Widow of Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-03

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network
www.survivorhelpnetwork.org

November 29, 2005

I know the pain and suffering you are going thru and know the heartache you feel!!!! i have been in your shoes and know how tight/or loose they fit. Our Lord and Savior will sustain us through the hardest times inour lives... WE MUST BELIEVE AND PRAY FOR HIS MERCY!!!! HE wil sustain all of US!!!!!

Trisha Tucker
Survivor, Investigator Mark Tucker

November 20, 2005

The policeman stood and faced his God, which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No lord. I guess I ain't. Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint."
I've had to work most Sundays and at time my talk was rough... and sometimes I've been violent because the streets are awful tough."
"But I never took a penny, that wasn't mine to keep... though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got just to step."
"And I never passed a cry for help, though at time I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I wept unmanly tears."
"I know I don't deserve a place mong the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear."
"If you have a place for me here, Lord it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don't... I'll understand."
There was a silence all around the throne, where the saints had often trod, as the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk the beat on Heavens streets. You've done your time in hell."

October 16, 2005

To the family and friends of Deputy Alex Burdette and fellow deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office:

On behalf of our entire famiy, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered with the death of Deputy Burdette. I was saddened to read about the incident that took his life. In reading the reflections about him, it is obvious he was a bright young officer who was admired and loved by many. His dedication to his family and job will be forever remembered. How sad that he died at such a young age leaving a loving wife and two young children.

My family grieves with you and for you.
In April, we lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg Police Department when he was fatally shot during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. His first child was born 2 1/2 months after his death. Knowing that all these children have to grow up without their father is so heartbreaking.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Alex gave to his community and the citizens of South Carolina, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 12, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

September 8, 2005

I grew up in Anderson. I return to visit often. I have been a deputy for 6 years in Ga. I appreciate guys like deputy Burdette because they help make Anderson co a safe place. I still have family here and appreciate the protection as a family member and a brother in law enforcement. God bless your family and watch and protect us from above!

Deputy J. Parker
Oconee co Sheriff's Office Ga.

August 16, 2005

ALEX,
I ENJOYED WORKING WITH YOU. YOU WILL BE SORELY MISSED. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
PETER

DETECTIVE P.J.NORMANDIN
ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

July 18, 2005

My heartfelt condolences to the family of Deputy Burdette,yet another officer making the ultimate sacrifice.
Carolyn Bond
mother of deputy Mazur EOW 8/17/2003

Carolyn Bond

July 14, 2005

happy birthday daddy

Kaylee and Karlee

May 14, 2005

Today was a day we looked forward to
This week was supposed to be special
Investigations is where you should be
But instead we are crying for you
People tell me how sorry they are
They don't know what words to say
All I know is how much it hurts
I wish you could live another day
When you went so did part of me
The part I can't ever get back
I wonder what your last thought were
I can't understand why it happened like that
Some people simply say
It was just your time to go
They all think I'm doing alright
But how could they really know
I know you're watching over us
Please look after the girls
The two that are left for me to love
And the one that walks with you above

Happy Birthday
We love you and miss you

Love Always Nicole

May 14, 2005

you will be missed alex. rest in peace. know that your family is safe with us and that we will finish the job. miss you so much alex


ACSO

May 4, 2005

REST IN PEACE DEPUTY BURDETTE....WE WILL TAKE OVER THE WORK NOW....GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

TROOPER J.R. FLEMING
NC STATE HIGHWAY PATROL

April 16, 2005

Deepest sympathies for the family. God speed brother.

Cst. I Grantham
Waterloo Regional Police Service

April 12, 2005

I watched you grow into a fine man. I am very proud of you. God bless your family. You and they are forever my friends.

A Friend

April 11, 2005

My condolences go out to the family, friends and co-workers of deputy Burdette. Another officer has been taken away too soon. I will keep you in my thoiughts as you go through this difficult time.

Family member of Chuckie Haist EOW 2-16-05

April 8, 2005

God Bless Deputy Burdette,his families and the Anderson County Sheriff's Office!You will be missed by ALL and forgotten by NONE!My Thoughts and Prayers are with Deputy Burdette,His families,and this Sheriff's Office !

Deputy Sheriff
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office , Louisville Kentucky

April 1, 2005

HAPPY EASTER JAMES

March 27, 2005

My thought and prayers to your family. God Speed brother.

PFC P Muckelvaney
Isle of Palms Polise Dept

March 25, 2005

Deputy Burdette: Like so many of your brothers, your job did not end when your shift ended. You were always on duty, ready to serve. Thanks for the job you did while on earth. May God, the heavens and all of the angels wrap their arms loving around you for all eternity. Your watch is over, rest peacefully.

March 23, 2005

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

March 23, 2005

May God grant courage, strength and comfort to the family, friends and fellow officers that loved, cared for and worked with Officer James Alexander Burdette. Go rest with God Officer Burdette and thank you for your service.

Chaplain Bryce Justice
Bean Station P.D.

March 23, 2005

Gods speed brother.

Traffic Officer J. Coley
Ceres Police Department

March 22, 2005

Alex, I can remember the days when we worked the district together. I remember your smile and the love that you showed for your family. The night that you paid the ultimate price I am sorry that there was not something I could do to help you. Every time I see your face tears come to my eyes and I want to know why. I know that we do not know God's plan for us. All we can do is accept it. Just know that you are loved by all of us. " Well done they good and faithful servant" Go home Alex we have it from here. To the family just remember that even Alex is not here in body his spirit will always be there to comfort and guide you.

Deputy Don Hodges
Anderson County Sheriff's Office

March 21, 2005

Alex thank you for a job well done. God speed.

R D Gray Deputy
ACSO

March 20, 2005

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE
OFFICERS SEND OUR CONDOLENCES. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH DEPUTY
BURDETTE, HIS FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS.

GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE - BUFFALO, NEW YORK

March 19, 2005

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