Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jeffery Bickham

Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, September 20, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jeffery Bickham

I miss you sooo much. Memories are that of so many; but mainly when you got a tooth pulled in Bog & we had to drive you home. You always called me your baby sister in law because you thought I’d be it; however my mom wasn’t having that. Lol! You’re so missed by me & my family. They’re last memory was of you doing what you did BEST & that was caring after people: during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 on Harvey Jefferson Rs. You passed out water & made sure the elderly was okay.
I want you to know that your death hurt many & will not gone down in nobody’s hall of fame till your murderer is caught in honor of your name.

I love & miss you; even more so when I visit Angie.

Rest on bro in law!

#John Walsh will not stop till your murder is SOLVED!

G1 GodsChild
Someone’s Watching Over You

January 16, 2021

I miss you sooo much. Memories are that of so many; but mainly when you got a tooth pulled in Bog & we had to drive you home. You always called me your baby sister in law because you thought I’d be it; however my mom wasn’t having that. Lol! You’re so missed by me & my family. They’re last memory was of you doing what you did BEST & that was caring after people: during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 on Harvey Jefferson Rs. You passed out water & made sure the elderly was okay.
I want you to know that your death hurt many & will not gone down in nobody’s hall of fame till your murderer is caught in honor of your name.

I love & miss you; even more so when I visit Angie.

Rest on bro in law!

#John Walsh will not stop till your murder is SOLVED!

God’s Child
Someone’s Watching Over You

January 16, 2021

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 20, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Bickham.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 26, 2020

My dear dear friend Jeff, We were neighbor in Houston and became great friends. Such memories in a short period of time. I have searched to find you until today, 5/15/16 when I finally located your wife's number in Louisiana. I am shattered to hear of your passing. She gave me your information and I searched you up to see your photo. That is my dear friend's smile full of pride. 30 years I looked for you Now I can just send you prayers. Always your friend Jeff Love Wolfgang P. Acosta

Best Friends

May 15, 2016

Happy Fathers Day Daddy! You are always in my heart. I love you lots! ❤️

River Bickham

June 15, 2014

Hi Daddy. So you have been on my mind a lot and I miss you so much. I wish I could talk to you. Whats heaven like? Is it beautiful in heaven?... Mom got married again and she seems happy. She misses you too. Sissy might come visit me during the summer when I get back from my trip to Turkey in June. I've been taking Turkish since fourth grade. This will be my second year studying over in Turkey for a month. I wish I you were still here, but I know heaven is oh so much better than here on Earth. I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH DADDY!!! I hope to see you one day when it is my time to depart from this Earth to be with our Lord and Savior in heaven. <3

River Bickham

April 4, 2014

Hey Daddy! Just wanted to tell you that I'm doing great. I will be graduating with my associates degree in December 2014 in Criminal Justice! I will be graduating with my certificate in Forensic Science in May 2015! I pray every night and I know you are watching over my sister River and I every step we take. I have your picture hanging on the wall in my room so every morning I wake up and every night I go to sleep, I see your smile. I'm still doing everything you love. I have a friend that takes me horseback riding and reminds me so much of you. I love and miss you everyday.

Christine Bickham

January 14, 2014

Hi Daddy!! I know your in a better place now and I really miss you. I wish you were here with us. Hope your resting in peace. I have hit the age of 13 finally. But I can't wait to be 14 this October. I hope you are watching us from heaven right now. I pray every night that you can hear me when I tell you goodnight and that I love you. I miss you with all my heart and can't wait to buy the German chocolate cake you like for your birthday. I hope to feel your spirit in the room when we celebrate!! And sissy is doing good in college. love you!!!!! <3

River Bickham

May 10, 2013

Hey Big Brother, Headed into work and you was on my mind so I figured I would say hello. It's been 13yrs now since I started wearing a badge and have worked with alot of people and seen a lot of things good and bad. But I still have yet to meet another Officer who had the effect you had on me so dont worry brother you will never be forgotten.

Deputy Albert Sharp

January 21, 2013

Well Jeffery, today is your birthday. Not a day goes by without Chris and I thinking about you. Our child has finally graduate from high school and taking that step toward Sam Houston State University. Continue to watch over her and she makes her journey. She and River continue to stay in contact, which is good. You will always be in our hearts. Love Ya

Nina Jones

July 12, 2012

Long gone but never forgotten. Part of the "Thin Blue Line"
rest in peace.

Guy Magee
Washington Parish Sheriff

June 13, 2012

It's been 5 1/2 years already and it still seems like just yesterday when we lost you. I still miss you Jeffery. I think and speak of you often. You were a tremendous influence and a wonderful friend. I still carry the dog tag in my vest and I still believe you always have my back. The comfort of knowing you are watching over us and always being our guardian angel helps keep us safe and calms the fears that would be.

I've felt you tap my shoulder on calls to help open my eyes to the dangers I did not see because complacency set in and remind me to stay vigilant. I carry you and your memory with me every day. I miss you man, but I'll see you again in due time and we'll walk the beat on Heaven's streets together.

Dy. Jonathan Williams
Tangipahoa Parish S.O.

March 11, 2011

Deputy Bickham, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

September 20, 2010

To Deputy Jeffery Bickham, his family and his fellow officers with the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Bickham‘s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Bickham and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 20, 2009

Hey brother. You were on my mind, so I figured I'd write you. You are never forgotten. I miss being able to talk to you and it took me a long time after you passed to bring myself to erase your cell phone number from my phone. You're forever in my heart and mind. The memories of our time working together and the conversations we had are great ones. I never met anyone like you before my time at WPSO or since. You still got my back...that will never change. I keep your dog tag with me (it stays in my vest). Your picture is still handy and on display at my house. We all miss you very much man. Wish you could be here to meet the new Mrs. Williams. You were an awesome inspiration to me and a great motivator to push myself to be a better person and treat everyone with the respect they deserve. Being blessed enough to know you and call you my brother and friend was truly a gift from God. Keep on being my angel man. You were always great at that and you haven't let me down thus far. Love you man. J.W. TP-141.

Deputy Jonathan Williams
TPSO / Former WPSO

June 28, 2009

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

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on.

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


March 4, 2009

To the family and friends of Deputy Jeffery Bickham and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Jeffery's memory on the third anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the e years of service Deputy Bickham gave to his community and the citizens of Lousiana, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 20, 2005.

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


September 21, 2008

Somebody sent me this in an e-mail. I instantly thought of you. Take care little brother....

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining
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 who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times 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 too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fear.

If you've 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 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 a beat on heaven's streets.
You've done your time in hell."

Deputy Rickey Edwards #2318

May 1, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 11, 2008

I remember that morning all too often. The worst feeling one could imagine. The sound in Quin's voice when he called in what he found. I can't help but wonder why, why the good people? God has a plan, a master plan that we may not understand, but we are all a part of it is the closest answer I can give myself to that question. I always think about that night you were working a detail and I was dispatching, I forget who, but one of the other Deputies was giving me a hard time on the radio. You called them out on it over the radio, and needless to say they changed their tone. At that time I had just started and I don't even think we had met face to face, but you were that nice of a person to help someone that you didn't even know. For that and you service we all thank you. We miss you down here, all the time. But you rest easy now brother, and continue to watch over us.
Deputy Chris Nielsen STPSO 4114
Former WP 48
STPSO 4114

Deputy Chris Nielsen

January 14, 2008

Never forgotten~ Rest in peace.

September 20, 2007

God I miss you man. You were always able to say a kind word and give me direction in my life. Shorty you don't know how much of an impact you have had on the planet in the short time you were here. You be safe and I will see you soon big brother!!!!my love to you. Your Partner


Patrolman Rickey Edwards

July 31, 2007

Dear Jeffery, I will miss you but never forget working with you. You where a great motivator and kept me going. I guess we can't play the speeder game of who can get the first one over 90 wins but I know your always there with me each and every time I put on a uniform and go to work.I will close now saying the same as our good friend Ricky WP-48 Central Wp-47 is 10-7 Forever thank's for every thing jeff I will see you again in due time

Love WP-48

Deputy Albert Sharp

July 15, 2007

"George Foreman" you helped to center me, spiritually, in a time of personal turmoil. You were a natural leader and a tremendous friend. I am a better person for having known you. I hope your children will remember and follow the example you set.

Rest in peace and god bless your family.

B Sharp/ former WP-48
JPSO/ 1st District

July 11, 2007

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