Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Deputy Lawrence M. Barnes, Sr.

Ross County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, October 18, 2006

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Lawrence M. Barnes, Sr.

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Barnes' family, friends and co-workers. I was married to Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002 and I am now married to Washington County Sheriff Deputy A.V. Carpenter. All of your COPS family is here for you and hurting for you. We all became a family when our loved ones became police officers and now we have even a stronger bond when one of our family members go down. We are here for you to help you along this journey you now have joined with us. God bless you all.

Denise Nichols Carpenter
Vice President of Alabama COPS

October 19, 2006

R.I.P Deputy. Barnes

I approach the vehicle, as bluelights bounce around me,
It's not a matter of like and hate, it's the violation I saw.
As I get closer, the danger I do not see,
I'm thinking of enforcing the law.

I hear the shot, and feel the pain,
As I drop to the ground
The car speeds off driven by a man who has to be insane,
As I finally into my radio, mumble,"Officer Down!"

As I lay there, I thought of my wife,
I see the dreams we had made.
I ask the Lord to please spare my life,
Then I felt myself begin to fade.

I stopped him only for speeding,
Then I heard a sweet voice on my ear.
"Come with me son, to Heaven I am leading.
No more will you have to shed a tear."

I opened my eyes to see my Savior,
He said, "Follow me, my son.
He will pay for his behavior,
For you have performed a job well done!"

Ivan Bernal

October 19, 2006

Lawrence, you will be greatly missed by all of us. The LEC has taken a hard hit this past year. Tell Ray, Ed, and Rick we all said hi and that we miss them too.

Rest easy buddy, we will take care of things down here. You enjoy your time up there with HIM until we get there. All our respect to Janet and your family. God Speed.

Ross County Sheriff Department

October 19, 2006

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. It is really hard to understand why these things happen, but the Lord has a plan and will always walk be side you. Look to Him in this time of need.

Lake County, FLorida

October 19, 2006

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Reserve Deputy Lawrence Barnes, Sr., and the Ross County Sheriff's Office. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Deputy Barnes, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

October 19, 2006

It is a time of sorrow, it is a time of grief, and it is a sad time for officers and families during this sudden loss of life. We here at Cops Evangelist Ministries will have you in our prayers daily for the following days of grief. Remember that officers are honored to protect us on our homeland and we thank them for their sacrifice.

Joe Taylor
Cops Evangelist Ministries

Joe Taylor (Former FL LEO)

October 19, 2006

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepests sympathys to the family, friends and co-workers of Reserve Deputy Lawrence Barnes Sr. Rest in Peace Brother, we now have the Watch.

Town of Camillus Police Department, CNY

October 19, 2006

Sir may you rest in peace and god bless you and your family

October 19, 2006

Deputy Barnes you are a hero. Thank you for over thirty years of service to your fellowman. May God bless you and your loved ones. May God grant your loved ones the strength to endure during this difficult time. Rest in peace my brother.

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

October 19, 2006

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Reserve Deputy Lawrence Barnes Sr as well as to the Ross County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Deputy Barnes, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

October 19, 2006

Reserve Deputy - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers..please watch over & protect them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

mi state police recruit

October 19, 2006

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. After years of coming home safely after regular duty, it is sad and tragic to have it end in such an accident. My own father was a reserve deputy at the time of his death. LEO's don't get compensated near enough for the job they do, but to do the job as a volunteer speaks to the love of the profession. That leaves us to know that he died doing what he loved. God bless those Deputy Barnes left behind. Know that you are in our prayers. Thank you, Sir, for your service, devotion and sacrifice. God rest your soul.

Lori Johnson Rowley, wife of NC LEO
Daughter of Sgt. James Johnson, EOW 11/11/04, FCSO, NC

October 19, 2006

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

October 19, 2006

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 19, 2006

My heart and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers of Deputy Barnes. May God be with you all in these troubled days. Deputy Barnes, thank you sir for you many years of service and protection for us all. A true hero for sure.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

October 19, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your department during this time. R.I.P.

Cpl Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

October 19, 2006

"I asked myself why me god I am here to help people, I am a good guy, I face danger everyday to protect and serve, why wasn’t I protect by you god, I am leaving my friends, and family, and my loving partners. My partner called Officer Down Officer Down thousand then said I am enroute. While I was down, I was only thinking about my love ones.”

Writer Unknown

Sunny Hasnain
Going to be in Law-Enforcement

October 19, 2006

Sleep well Brother! See ya soon. May God be with your family, friends, and co-workers.

Police Officer Brian Koehn
Archie Mo Police Dept.

October 19, 2006

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the
children of God.

Dispatcher Ted Smith
Martin, TN Police Dept.

October 19, 2006

rest in peace my brother

Deputy Jamie Shell
Fairfield County Sheriff

October 19, 2006

To the family of Deputy Barnes-
This dedicated man's lifetime of public service undoubtedly made your community a safer and better place. But such words can do so very little to take away the pain of such a tragic loss. Please know that you are not alone, that there are many of us in your extended "law enforcement family" who know and share your pain and who will never forget. God bless.

Michelle Walker
Wife, CHP Lt. Michael Walker EOW 12-31-05

October 19, 2006

Thnank you for the service you provided. Your watch has ended, your sisters and brother of Law will take over. For another officer, you have fallen, but with the hand of God you are under his wing, and never forgotten.


October 18, 2006

Deputy Barnes, you sreved your time and more. Rest now my brother, you are a hero!

Sgt. W. O'Connell
West Pikeland PD, PA

October 18, 2006

Yet another Officer from the great State of Ohio has gone before us. Deputy Barnes, you are a hero, and will always be remembered as one! For EVER!! I cant think of the words to help ease the pain, because i also have been there. But believe me time heals all things. I ask God that he comforts you and holds your head up high for the difficalt days that are ahead. Rest in Peace Deputy Barnes, your service was well appricated, and will always be remembered.

October 18, 2006

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Deputy Barnes, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Wife of a CSPD Officer

October 18, 2006

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