Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant John William McKinney

Whitfield County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, December 6, 2006

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Reflections for Lieutenant John William McKinney

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lieutenant John McKinney, and the Whitfield 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. Lieutenant McKinney, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

December 15, 2006

My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family. May you rest in peace Brother!

James M. "Jamie" Brunt
Meredith Police Department
Meredith NH

Motor Officer
Meredith Police Department

December 15, 2006

The Policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining as brightly as his brass.
“Step forward now, officer. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?”
The officer squared his shoulders and said,
“No, Lord, I guess I ain’t.
Cause those of us who carry badges can’t always be a saint.
But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep,
Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me, I 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’ve 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 officer waited quietly for the answer of his God.
“Step forward now, Officer, you’ve borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven’s Streets. You’ve done your time in Hell.”

Jennifer Moore
Daughter of Corporal Dennis C. Wright Sr.
EOW 11-17-06

Jennifer Moore

December 14, 2006

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

December 14, 2006

May God bless you and keep you in His care. May He wrap your family in His loving arms and give them comfort. You are a hero and will always be remembered. Go rest now, your brothers and sisters in blue will cover your shift.

Officer J. Loahr #2755
Colorado Springs PD

December 14, 2006

To Lt John McKinney

Thank you for your dedicated service. You will be missed by your family, friends, and all members of the police department family. No words I can say will easy your family's pain as I have found. We are praying for you and your family.

Brother of PO Jeremy Chambers 101
E.O.W. 04-24-2006

PO Chris Chambers
St Louis County Police Dept Mo

December 14, 2006



December 14, 2006

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Lieutenant John W. McKinney,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We wish we could be there in person to offer support. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. As the holidays draw nearer remember those special moments you have shared together and the love you shared. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Lieutenant McKinney is a hero. He will live on through all of you forever.


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

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

December 14, 2006

Lt. You have been given the ultimate promotion, a promotion into the arms of God's angels. Your many years of service have changed lives in good ways, and your dedication to service, pleased not only the citizens, but God. Rest now sir and know we continue the fight here..

Officer Scott Parker # 603
Covington Texas Police Department

December 14, 2006

John was a "Good Old Boy" in the finest sense of the word, a genuinely nice guy, and an officer from whom I learned, while serving as a rookie deputy with the sheriff's office. His service to Whitfield County Georgia was invaluable. He was my friend and I'll miss him.

SA Wes Barrett
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 13, 2006

Gone but not forgotten. God speed.

GBI Agent

December 13, 2006

I pray that your family and friends will find comfort in the heart felt reflections left on these pages from your extended Law Enforcement sisters and brothers. May your spirit have a joyous homecoming and rest peaceful “High on the mountain”.

D/Sgt. Vence Woods
Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality-Office of Criminal Invest.

December 13, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers of Lt. McKinney as they begin to rebuild their shattered lives.

Roger Parker
Concerns of Police Survivors - Georgia Chapter

December 13, 2006

GOD Bless you and your family.

Rest in Peace....

Officer Paldino
Colorado Springs PD

December 13, 2006

Rest in peace John.

Ofc. Andy Arena
Delray Beach (FL) Police Department

December 13, 2006

To family and friends i am so sorry for your loss you will be in my prayers

Diane mother of Jeremy Chambers EOW 4-24-06

Diane Chambers

December 12, 2006

Rest in peace Brother John, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage. May your family, friends and co-workers find peace.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham Retired
Sand Springs Okla Police Department

December 12, 2006

Sleep easy sir, God Speed

Ofc Matt Lynn
Port Wentworth P.D. ( GA )

December 12, 2006

Today we say goodbye to another Georgia Hero. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers with the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

Sr. Officer D. Johns
Sandy Springs Police, GA

December 12, 2006

On behalf of your brothers and sisters here at the Colorado Springs Police Department, we send our thoughts and prayers to the family and extended police family of Lt. John McKinney. May God watch over all of you and help you through this difficult time. Rest easy sir!

Officer Of CSPD
Colorado Springs Police Department

December 12, 2006

May you Rest in Peace Lt.................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

December 12, 2006

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Lt. McKinney, 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

December 12, 2006

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

December 12, 2006

May your family and fellow officers find strenght and comfort in the brotherhood of law enforcement officers.

Chief Jay Stripling
Lumpkin Police Department

December 12, 2006

may god bless lt.mckinney and his family as well as all his friend's and co-worker's.he will be missed.god bless and r.i.p.

fairfield county s-o lancaster,ohio

December 12, 2006

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