Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Game Warden Justin Phillip Hurst

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 17, 2007

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Reflections for Game Warden Justin Phillip Hurst

God Bless you Justin and we will never forget you.
God bless you Mrs. Hurst and may the grace of god help you in this tough time.

Blake George
EL Campo Fire and EMS Explorer

April 1, 2007

John 15:13

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

It is not 'goodbye,' but 'until we meet again.'

Rest in Peace my friend.

Wharton County, TX

March 31, 2007

I remember the day I met Justin. He came into dispatch and quietly stood in the background while I dispatched. When I turned and asked if I could help him, he said "Yes Ma'am. "Would you please.....". He was soft spoken but clearly heard. Every day that I spoke to Justin, I was treated with that same respect. He was and will always be someone that I will look up to and greatly respect. Amanda, you and your family are in my prayers.

God Bless You

Vicki Robert - Dispatcher
El Campo Police Department

March 30, 2007

my thoughts go out to you and your family god bless you

kimberly kidwell
daughter of fallen stanford police officer gary kidwell

March 29, 2007

Softly call the Muster, let comrade answer 'here.'


God Bless

Officer J. L. Williamson
Tarrant County Sheriff's Office

March 29, 2007

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 28, 2007

Thank you for your service brother. Rest in peace.

Officer S. Waggoner
Florida Fish and Wildlife

March 28, 2007

I found this and thought it might be uplifting...

Do Not Stand By My Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow;
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

Author Unknown

Amanda, Kyle, Greg, Mr. & Mrs. Hurst, and all family and friends of Justin....

I hope that you can find comfort in knowing that while Justin is no longer with us here on earth, he is smiling down upon us, watching us and protecting us.

Jamie Nelson

March 27, 2007

Mrs. Hurst,
Our family suffered a loss on April 24, 2002. I am the widow of Capt. Scott Monier and I understand your pain more than I would like to. My words of this much unwanted wisdom is to take everything one day at a time. Our 5th year will be here soon. It does get better, but it is not a fast road. You will be able to go on. I think God intentially gives them strong wives. I do not know however why they had to go. My heart goes out to your family. Please take advantage of the COPS programs. These programs gave us the strength to continue and heal.


Vicki Monier
Widow of Capt. Scott Monier
White Settlement Police Department, TX

Vicki Monier

March 27, 2007

Brother, you where a great warden! The kind that mad a dispatcher proud! I did not know you which I regret that... I hope that one day when you and I are both in heaven you can teach me the love that you had for your fellow man, officers, and even your suspects. I grew up in your district, with Mack, Kevin, David, and Robert... I read so much about you after you passed. You where a true man of Christ, and I am sure you are with him in the great hunting ground in the sky.

Amanda, you husband was a great man... I wish all the best for you and Kyle. May the Blessing of our Lord be with you!


Patrick Schubert
TPWD, Austin Communications

March 27, 2007

God Bless the Hurst Family. Just know that God is with you and will help you in your time of need.

Dep. B.Bacos
Bell County Sheriff's Office

March 27, 2007

Good-Bye friend until we see you again someday,we know God holds a special place for you...

Amanada, never have we seen such a stronger person in such a time of sorrow..his loss was hard to bear but you made the burden just a little lighter, when it should have been our job to comfort you, you comforted us,and for that we thank you...

Kyle, grow up to know who your dad was and be proud of what he did..know that you will always be surrounded by his love and devotion to you and your mom and to the job that he did

God will heal the hurt in time and dry the tears and he will never remove the memory for that is what gives us the strength to survive...God Bless all of you

Edna Police Department Officers/Personne
Edna Police Department-Jackson County Texas

March 27, 2007

Rest in peace bro. We got it from here.

"Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called Sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Off. Aaron M. Whelchel
Waco Police Dept

March 27, 2007

Rest in Peace Warden...

Genesee County, Michigan

March 26, 2007

Amanda and baby Kyle,

I had the pleasure of working with Justin once a couple of years ago during waterfowl season and I feel honored to have met and worked with such a courageous, dedicated, and knowledgeable officer. Texas' wildlife has lost a great ally and defender and the people of this marvelous state have lost a true warrior.

You are in my family's prayers and wish you strength and courage during these turbulent times.

God Bless you.

Alejandro Rodriguez
45th Texas Game Warden training class, 1997

Alejandro Rodriguez, Special Agent
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

March 26, 2007

As a Warden's wife myself, the loss of Justin hit very close to home. Amanda, you are truly an amazing lady and I am honored to have met you and had the opportunity to hear your wise and heartfelt words at Justin's service. It was truly a celebration of this wonderful man's life. We continue to keep you, your precious baby, and all the officers involved in our prayers. Justin is a true hero and while that cannot fill the void of his loss, I know it will forver be a source of pride for you, your son, and all of Justin's family and loved ones.

Justin's service and sacrifice touched so many people, even beyond those directly involved. You, also, touched many hearts with your words during his service. Your tribute to Justin and your challenge to us all to hold our loved ones close and take every opportunity to express our love to one another was so very powerful.

As time passes know that we all continue to respect, honor, and miss Justin with you. I have no doubt Kyle will be surrounded with a slew of game warden "uncles" throughout his life, to add to his family and call his own. If you need anything, a warden (or a warden wife) will never be far... never hesitate to call!

John 15:13 (my John found this verse...)

Stephanie Thorne
Game Warden wife

March 26, 2007

God bless you and your family and thank you for all you have given. Rest in peace brother.


March 26, 2007

May you rest in peace Justin, my prayers are with your family. God Bless You.

Amanda -- I did not know Justin very well, but the few times I met him, he seemed like a wonderful person. I am sure that Kyle will inherit the qualities his father had. By your strength and courage, and Justin's dedication to helping others, your sweet little boy will grow up to be the man you and Justin would be proud of.

Here is a little short poem I wrote for my father when he passed away, it does help to read this sometime, I hope this will help you to.

"At this time, I will say goodbye and bid you farewell."
"We have traveled similar ways, yet different paths
but we will meet again someday."

I am truly sorry for your loss, you have a strong family that will help you through this.

Stephanie Oliver & Family
Denton, TX

Stephanie Oliver
Friend of the Family

March 26, 2007

You gave your life to save fellow officer`s. YOU are a true Hero Officer Hurst. May you rest in peace brother.

senior deputy gavin price(retired)
escambia co fl. s/o

March 25, 2007

I would like extended our prayers to you and your family. I did not know Justin, but he demonstrated the courge and honor of a Texas Game Warden. I am a former Texas Game Warden (44th training class 1996), and I would thank Justin for his service, dedication, and sacrifice. God Bless you and your family.

Police Officer's Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil, that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people.

Albert Gonzalez, Special Agent
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, El Paso, TX

March 25, 2007

To the Hurst Family,

Words can not express the loss you have suffered. I am a fellow officer and Ranger with the National Park Service. My heart and my prayers go out to the family at this time. I did not know Justin Hurst but from what I read he is a hero, a warrior and a man that the entire country is proud of.

May you rest in peace brother. I look forward to the day I meet you and shake your hand in the heavenly realm!

Richard Aldridge
National Park Service Ranger
Bushkill, Pennsylvania

Richard Aldridge
National Park Service

March 25, 2007

As a wife of a Game Warden, I can't even imagine the horror of the late night phone call, or the knock at the door that you never want to get, with the news that your husband has been hurt. Amanda, I lift you up in prayer, as well as the rest of Justin's family. As Anthony arrived home, after paying his final respects to his friend, and I looked at the little piece of black that was so carefully placed across his badge, my heart just sank. It could have been him, or it could be him today, or tomorrow. I thank Justin for his service, his courage, and bravery. As Anthony leaves for work, I kiss him a little harder, hug him a little tighter and thank the good Lord above that he has men and women like Justin that are there to have his back in the time of a crisis. Amanda, when the phone calls start to slow down, and the cards stop pouring in, please don't think that we have forgotten, because Justin, you, your son and the rest of the family will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless You, Sonja Corcoran

Mrs. Anthony Corcoran
Wife of a Game Warden

March 25, 2007

My family and I would like to leave our condolence to the family. In time like these, we need each other even if we are so far away, but yet so close. Please kept the faith and he will carry you. If there is any thing we can do please let us know.
Officer Chris Jones & Family
Florida Fish and Wildlife

Law Enforcement Officer Chris Jones
Florida Fish & Game

March 24, 2007


You were an awesome mentor and a great friend to my brother. I thank you for that. We will miss you. From a Soldier to a Warden, God bless you.

SPC Stacey M. Greer
United States Army

March 24, 2007


The last thing I think of when I go to sleep at night, and the first thing that comes to my mind when I wake up is you, Amanda and Kyle. My heart truly aches at the loss of you. You were a wonderful man. You were the most honest, genuine and dedicated person I have ever met. I will always treasure the times we all spent together. I wish Jake, Dylan and Ashley had gotten the chance to know you better. You were the perfect role model and I can only hope that they can become half of the person that you were. You were, and still are, truly an inspiration. I hope that you are looking down on the entire CCWEP, knowing what you meant to all of them and their wives (me, of course, included). We all weep at the loss of a true hero. Amanda, Greg and your parents are amazingly strong. I guess when it is said that "God only gives us what we can handle" is true. Matt and I, as well as all your CCWEP co-workers will be there to make sure they are okay.

Rest in peace Justin. We love you and you will truly be missed!

Jamie Taylor Nelson
Wife of Matt Nelson
Biologist for Mad Island WMA

CCWEP Wife & Friend
Friend & Wife of Matt Nelson, TPWD, CCWEP, Region IV

March 24, 2007

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