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

I miss you brother.
I love you.

Greg Hurst -- rank of brother

March 21, 2007

Amanda -you made Justin proud today at the funeral service, the strength you showed was inspirational, we now know why Justin always had a smile on his are a strong woman..and i am confident that Kyle will grow up to be just like his daddy and his mom. caring,sharing people.we will miss Justin in Region 4 and across the state

Game Warden VI Ray Canales
Region IV

March 21, 2007

Warden Hurst and Family,

It hits especially hard when a brother protecting the beauty and sanctity of the great outdoors is taken from us. From all rangers and wardens across the country, we thank you for your service, and may your family take comfort in the responses from your fellow officers on this website.

Ben Dotson, Park Ranger
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

March 21, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Warden Hurst's family. He will spend all his birthday now in Heaven. He is a hero and will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte NC

March 21, 2007

I am sorry for your loss. I pray for the friends, family and fellow law enforcement to have peace in the midst of this storm. May God bless you Warden Hurst for your faithful pursuit of justice.

Cpl Lisa Satcher
Gainesville Police Florida

March 21, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir..........

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

March 21, 2007

It has been a hard hit week for Law Enforcement in Texas. To the Hurst family my deepest sympathy. May God Bless you all and be with you through your time of pain and search to heal.

Officer Kim Wilkerson
Granite Shoals Police Department

March 21, 2007

Mrs. Hurst know that I cannot express enough my condolences of your loss. I pray that you continue to hold your head and continue letting that beautiful, blessed baby know that its father was a hero.

Just a few scriptures to help you through:

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

John 14:1-4
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[a]; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.

The word of God says "Be still and know that I am God". HE will never put more on you than you can bear.

My prayers are with you.

Miss A

March 21, 2007

I do not know this officer but anytime a fellow officer is killed in the line of duty it hurts us all. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and all the officers of the Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Tom Betts, District Ranger/Pilot
National Park Service, Alaska

March 21, 2007

This is so tragic. My heart aches for this young family left behind. My prayers are with the family, co-workers, and fellow officers of Game Warden Hurst.

White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

March 21, 2007

I did not have the opportunity to meet Warden Hurst but I did live down the street from his parents in Bryan, TX. In fact, Mr. and Mrs. Hurst helped my daughter and her friend fix the chain that fell off her bike by their house as they were packing boxes in their garage to move to El Campo. They were so excited to move to be close to their son, daughter in law and new grandson.

Mr. and Mrs. Hurst and family - you are in my thoughts and prayers and if there is anything you need from your neighbors and friends in Bryan, please do not hesitate to call on me.


Shelley Batson

March 21, 2007

We pause to mourn the death of Officer Hurst and honor his memory. Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathies, go out to his family, friends, and all the members of his department.

May God comfort each of you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

March 21, 2007

May GOD bless your family and friends at this terrible time. They are in my thoughts and prayers now. Thank you for serving and protecting. Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04

March 21, 2007

My heartfelt sympathies to Justin's wife, son, mother, father, brother and friends. Though I never met Justin, I know from the stories his proud parents shared with me over time, that he was a special person who will be greatly missed.

Janette Garner

March 20, 2007

Many people in Mississippi are praying that the Good Lord will comfort the Hurst family and all that knew Justin.

Rob Heflin-Conservation Officer 1
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

March 20, 2007

Thank you for your service. My deepest sympathies and prayers to your family. God bless you.

Krissy West
Civilian-Kleberg County

March 20, 2007

Justin you and your family will never be forgotten. It is a shame someone with your dedication has been taken from us. We will continue the fight. You rest in peace.

Sgt. Bill Hedges
El Campo Police Department TX

March 20, 2007

No words can possibly express the heartfelt sorrow all of your fellow officers would like to extend to your family. There is absolutely nothing that we can say or do to make the loss any easier to deal with. The only thing we can do is to stay strong for your family and let them know that we are all here for them. I pray that the Lord will give them the strength they need in the days to come. While time may not really heal the will make it better after a while.

God Bless you Sir.

Howard Hawbaker
Palmview Police Department TX

March 20, 2007

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
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Rest in Peace my brother, may you rest at the right hand of God. The one who took you from here will rot in the firey place he belongs. May god god bless you family and Friends.

Detective Brian Jackson
Pooler Police Department

March 20, 2007

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Massachusetts State Police

March 20, 2007

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for us all. God's speed.

Sr. Capt. Yates
Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

March 20, 2007

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine

Warden Hurst -- The sacrifice you made for your community will never be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Warden Hurst -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

March 20, 2007

Rest In Peace My Brother and My God Watch Over you and your Family, and Help In thier Healing of Mourning.

Deputy/K-9 Officer
Chippewa Co. Sheriff's Office

March 20, 2007

rest easy my brother, we have it from here.

Deputy Lindsay Barnes #8823
Walker County Constable Pct. 2

March 20, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to those who knew and now miss Warden Hurst.

May God lay His healing hands upon the family.

Retired Captain Joe L. Gilliland
Danville, KY PD

March 20, 2007

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