Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Linden "Beau" Raimer

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, June 13, 2007

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Reflections for Sergeant Linden "Beau" Raimer

It has been a year since you have been gone. I often theink how easily it could have been me and Justin instead of you and Mary. Many people don't know that you let us out on front of you at the church.

You are missed and we speak of you often. We tells stories about the silliness that came over the radio at your doing. I still check on your house for your folks and make sure everything is ok.

I know you and Hil are watching down upon us and helping us along.


I fight not for glory or fame,
For they are momentary.
I fight for those who can't.
I fight for Justice.
I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden.
And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets,
For I serve to protect the innocent.
It matters not where or when,
For evil knows no boundaries.
Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny,
I will not flee.
Justice is my weapon.
Faith is my shield.
Hope is my armor.
Cry not at my passing,
For it was my Honor to fight for you.
Shed not tears of sorrow,
But tears of joy,
For now,
I stand with God.

DFC Pamela H Boyet
St Tammany Parish SO

June 13, 2008

Beau, In honoring my brother a year ago you made the ultimate sacrifice. I could not let this day pass without letting you know how very much your memory is honored by everyone in our family. It has been my great priviledge to get to know your family and learn about the person that you were. From the stories told of you, I can see why my brother and you were such friends. I know that your family and Mary miss you and will hold your memory close to them each and every day. I know you two guys are watching over us all. We are so proud of both of you.

Jennifer Mayo, sister of
Deputy Hilery A. Mayo Jr. STPSO La. E.O.W 6/9/07

June 12, 2008

Hey Beau. I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are still in my thoughts. It is still hard for me to believe that you are not here with us anymore. I miss you. May you rest in peace.
Ray Ray

Rachel Russell
friend

March 31, 2008

Rest in peave Beau, You are not forgotten!

Open your hearts to the lord, he will enter them forever! Know the lord loves you and he will never leave you!

kristine wilton
cousin of Christopher Nicholson/Smithsburg Md. EOW-12/19/2007

February 15, 2008

Beau,
You know there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. Everytime I walk into the patrol office in Folsom I think about when you used to come in and for no reason tell me I was fired. As often as you scared me telling me that, I knew you were just joking and all too often I miss hearing it. I try to keep the speeders in check as much as possible at all the spots you showed me. The one in particular that you loved so much, I go there every shift if for no other reason than to just think about all the tickets we wrote there. I pass by your parents house also, I don't stop too often, although I think about it everyday, just stopping to say hello.
You taught me a lot, and for that I am grateful, I will forever remember the things you taught me. You will never be forgotten. We talk about you often and laugh and joke about all the memories we have of you.
Rest In Peace my brother, let us take care of the problems here, just watch over us, and we will see you again in due time.
Deputy Chris Nielsen 4114
Criminal Patrol District IV

Deputy Chris Nielsen
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office/ Fellow Deputy

January 14, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Sergeant Raimer. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Beau, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Beau's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Beau's life was about so much more than the way he died. Beau will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Sergeant Raimer, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 26, 2007

BEAU BEAU, IT'S BEEN SIX MONTHS SINCE YOU LEFT US AND NOT A DAY HOUR OR MINUTE GOES BY WITHOUT ME THINKING OF YOU ADN HOW I MISS YOU. NOW IT'S CHRISTMAS AND MORE LOSS FOR YOUR FAMILY. IT'S HARD FOR ME TO DRIVE PAST THE SPOT ON 21ST AVE WITHOUT TEARING UP. SHINE DOWN ON US YOU SOB.

YOUR BROTHER,

DFC BENJAMIN SADOWSKI
STPSO K9

December 24, 2007

Beau,
You were an made me feel confident and at ease during training as a patrol officer, thanks for the encouragement, you will be sadly missed.

RIP my Brother!
Dfc. D.Evans 2310

Dfc. D. Evans
Patrol District II/STPSO

December 20, 2007

"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
Sergeant
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

November 12, 2007

My prayers go out to you in your time of loss. God Bless you and all the family.

November 7, 2007

Beau, Sorry it has taken me so long to write. I still can't believe that you are gone form us. I still keep your cell phone number in my phone. I wait for that silly call in the middle of the night saying you made potty all by your self....I remember our last conversation, about how excited you were to teach accident investigation for P.O.S.T. Sgt. Simmons and DFC. Neck taught that class for you, but you know you would have made it more interesting with your humor. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I will miss and love you always.

Lt. Shellie McCloud
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

September 16, 2007

To Beau's family-- I would like to say how very much that our family honors his sacrifice. I pass Beau's memorial every morning and it reminds me of all that has happened both good and bad. We each continue on our paths of grief with a hope that we will reach the ultimate goal of peace.
My hope is that all of us who suffer WILL find that peace.
Our love and thoughts are with you.

Jennifer M. Mooney
Sister of DFC Hilery Mayo Jr. STPSO

August 29, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones for their tragic loss. Keep watch over all of your loved ones and they continue with their lives, walk next to them as they travel lifes path. Protect them from harm and help them with their grief. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 5, 2007

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

August 3, 2007

There are few tragedies that compare to this. Your service to the law enforcement profession is very much appreciated and it is a true shame to have lost you in this way.

May your family be blessed and may they feel our strength and prayers as they travel through navigate through this difficult, difficult time.

Peace be with you.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

July 21, 2007

Beau, You will be greatly missed but go and rest now we will all join you in due time. For now we will take care of all the 98's for you so go rest in peace brother

Deputy Albert Sharp
STPSO/ Co-Worker

July 15, 2007

Beau, I love u big bro! I think of u from the time that I wake up to the time I go to sleep. I can't believe ur not here with me. I will forever keep u in my heart, and remember, we will meet again. Luv u forever, baby sis.

Lindsay Ficarra
Friend and Baby sis

July 13, 2007

WTF...I still can't believe this happened. I will remember you. We graduated the academy together. How many disasters had we worked? How many times had we escaped peril without a scratch or a bruise? I don't understand this.

Rest in peace brother.

B Sharp
JPSO

July 11, 2007

Beau, I can still remember the many good times we had together. You will be forever missed. R.I.P. My fellow brother.

Corporal Ryan Mahne
Madisonville Police Dept.

July 6, 2007

The policeman stood and faced 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 of us who carry a badge
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 awfully 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 time 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 a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

Asst. Chief Justin K. Nevels
Clinton, LA Police Department

July 3, 2007

Beau,
Thanks so much for your visits to check on us in the radio room.I wish I had a camera to take the picture of your face when you saw me in there.We met when I transported a prisoner into the jail when I worked the road.Beau I will miss you and will see you another day.Yes,I am still Smoking SORRY.

Cpl.Cheryl S. Wilson Retired
St.Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

July 2, 2007

Sgt. Raimer,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Tammany Parish. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

June 26, 2007

Beau,
Rest in peace. God Bless. You will be missed and remembered every day

Philip Norman
Former St Tammany Deputy

June 25, 2007

God Speed Brother

Tina / Reserve Deputy
ACSO, SC

June 25, 2007

May God hold you safely and at peace, gently in his arms, forever 10-4 in the Heavens above! I pray for all your family, friends, and fellow brother and sister officers, as they mourn your loss. "A Hero is not a Hero by their death, but by How they lived their lives." God bless you always!

Police Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Police Communications 911 Center

June 24, 2007

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