Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Walter Sanford, Jr.

Northumberland County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, June 19, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Walter Sanford, Jr.

God Bless the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Sanford Jr on the anniversary of his passing.
Heros are never forgotten.

The memory of a good person is a blessing Proverb 10:7

Rest in peace

911 Dispatcher

June 19, 2007

Your time and sacrifice for the people of Northumberland will always be remembered. Rest in Peace.

LEO wife

June 19, 2007

May G-d bless you and your loved ones.

June 19, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 2nd anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

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

June 18, 2007

Would have like to have split firewood with you. I heard you could handle a splitter like no other. I still can't believe that your Sheriff burns pine.

June 18, 2007

Deputy Sanford,
Sir, I never had the honor of meeting you but the stories I have heard of you have left a great impression. Thank you for serving our community with honor.

January 31, 2007

Hey man , Just thinking of you..

November 19, 2006

Hey man, I was just thinking about you.. At least once a day I look at this site. Never forgotten my friend!!!

October 6, 2006

Never Out of our thoughts...

September 13, 2006

It's been a year already.. A day doesn't pass without me getting on this site or looking at the picture of the team you gave me when I left. Never forgotten my friend.......

July 1, 2006

Please know that your dedication and sacrifice have not been forgotten a year after your tragic accident. You will forever be remembered as a hero.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

June 20, 2006

John, It's been a year today and it still doesn't feel real. You have been in our thoughts and prayers daily.


June 19, 2006

Deputy Sanford,

It's been a year to the date since you left your "Law Enforcement Family" and you are still not FORGOTTEN Sir! Your BROTHER'S in blue miss you tremendously and ask to watch over us as we continue to serve.

Thank you for your service and dedication to the citizens of the Commonwealth you swore to protect and may you continue to rest in peace and walk the Heaven's beat......

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt #125
Virginia State University Police Department

June 19, 2006

May you rest in Peace and may Our Lord continue to comfort and strengthen your family,friends and co-workers as they continue their journey toward you.

June 19, 2006

Uncle Johnny,
We miss you so much!! Mom is wearing your ring faithfully and is in DC right now in your honor!
I got married last weekend, wish you had of been there!!

You should be so proud of your wife, she seems to be doing really well and she's so in love with you! You definetly picked the best!

We think of you often and love you much!!
I Love You

Stacy Yates
niece of Johnny

May 15, 2006

Thinking of you man, Wish I could be in DC this week .....

May 11, 2006

Thank you for your service(Bushido-Way of the Warrior)and your sacrifice.

I have the privilage to ride in the Police Unity Tour in honor of Deputy John W. Sanford Jr. on May 10-12.

Ofc. Paul Flugrad
Fairfax County Police Department

May 8, 2006

We will be in Washington with honor and respect to hear your name read.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/04

Linda Rittenhouse

May 8, 2006

Having been in Northumberland County for my uncle's burial at Morattico Baptist Church cemetery the day before Deputy Sanford's death, and with my family connections to Virginia's Northern Neck, the Deputy's death hit me hard. I join my friend Matt Stamm in expressing my sincere condolences to Deputy Sanford's family and to all who had the privilege of knowing and working with him. I know that folks in his community will always miss him, and we will all hold his memory and his ultimate sacrifice close to our hearts.

Richard A. Claybrook, Jr.
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Harrisonburg/ Rockingham County VA

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Harrisonburg/Rockingham CWA's Office

February 19, 2006

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

November 29, 2005

Thanks for your service and sacrifice brother. May you rest in peace and May peace be with your family. You will always be remembered and loved by all of those who have worn Blue.

Officer Kieffer

September 27, 2005

To the family and friends of Deputy John Sanford Jr. and his fellow deputies. I wanted to extend my deepest condolences on behalf of my family for the grievous loss you sustained when Deputy Sanford was tragically killed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted and embraced by the circle of love and support you will receive from the law enforcement community, and other police survivors. This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service John gave to his community and the citizens of Virginia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made in the line of duty. His dedication to his work will be forever remembered and his memory honored.

I would also like to commend the deputy who risked his own life to get John out of the car. You are also a true hero.
May God have granted you peace in the aftermath of this awful tragedy.

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

August 23, 2005

Your friendship and committment to your family, friends, and community will be greatly missed. You helped Chris and Jada whenever they needed it. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family and friends. Thank you for just being you.
Chris B's Uncle

Deputy Supt. G. Guiney
NYS Dept. of Corr. Services

August 5, 2005

Miss ya Man

August 1, 2005

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


July 10, 2005

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