Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Deputy Joe Bill Galloway

Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, August 20, 2007

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Joe Bill Galloway

We sure miss you and your laughter Uncle Joe! Thank you for your service!

Rita H.

October 16, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 20, 2020

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

Rest in Peace, Deputy Galloway. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 13, 2012

My heart and prayers are with those left behind to pick up the pieces and move forward in life. May they know that their hero is not forgotten. Deptuy Galloway, you sir are a hero that we will not forget. Continue to rest in peace and watch over those left behind. God bless you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


August 20, 2011

Uncle Joe you are greatly missed in our family and community, it's just not the same without you.

Correctional Officer M. Bowser
Niece / Holmes Correctional Institution

February 3, 2011

Two years later and still not forgotten. Your service and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace Deputy...

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God" Matthew 5:9

James Clendening
Glades County Sheriff's Office, FL

August 20, 2009

Thankyou for your dedicated service to law enforcement and also to your country. Your loved ones are in my thoughts today. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones. You have not been forgotten.

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

August 20, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

To his loved ones: I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which I believe is life's greatest sorrow. Time never diminishes love. You are in my heart's embrace today. May God grant you solace.

Rest In Peace, Joe Bill.


August 20, 2009

To Reserve Deputy Joe Bill Galloway, his family and his fellow officers with the Holmes County Sheriff's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Galloway’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Galloway and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

August 20, 2009

Thank you Deputy Galloway for your service to Florida and to our country. May your name and memory be everlasting.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

December 22, 2008

Joe Bill Galloway a true friend to all whether you knew him or not. Mr. Joe Bill the county is not the same without your smiling face. I thank you for your service to or dept. and to or county. you are a true hero and are deeply missed. It's almost a year and it still seems like yesterday we heard the tragic news. Always know you will always be loved and missed 51-36 by all who know you and those that didn't. I will see you again. MAY GOD BLESS MRS. PAT AND YOUR FAMILY. when we lost you we lost a true hero.


July 27, 2008

We will never forget "Joe Bill". He will always be remembered in our hearts. It was that number that did it all for him! That country accent that always got us in dispatch rollin when he said, "51-36 to Holmes, uhhhh... I'm 10-8". We will never forget those times. May you rest in peace Joe and remember that you are always in our hearts!

Ofc. Joshua Gilmore
Bonifay Police Dept.

March 28, 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 Deputy Galloway. 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 Joe, 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 Joe's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Joe's life was about so much more than the way he died. Joe will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Galloway, 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 30, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 12, 2007

God Bless You sir

Military Police

November 9, 2007

God Bless You and Your Family...


September 16, 2007


Sergeant Daniel Abrahamson
Osceola County Sheriffs Office

September 13, 2007

Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your friends and family take comfort in knowing that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten! Until one day in Heaven we meet, keep walking your beat on the Golden Street.

DET SGT, Retired

September 12, 2007

God Bless our HERO!! Your family and friends are in my prayers.

Camp Beauregard State Military Police Force Protection, LA. SRT

September 12, 2007

We would like to say thank you Deputy Galloway for your service to our Country in Vietnam and for your service to our profession. You will not be forgotten.

We send our strength and prayers to your family. May peace be with you.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

September 12, 2007

You are truly a Fallen Hero and will be missed, but never forgotten .
Rest in peace Brother.

Ofc. J. Brown
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

September 11, 2007

Sir, may you rest in peace. I offer my prayers to you, your family and the members of the Holmes County Sheriff's Office. You will not be forgotten.

Senior Deputy Eric R. Fennell
Kern County Sheriff's Office - California

September 10, 2007

I never dreamed it would be me,
my name for all eternity.
Recorded here at this hallowed place,
alas my name, no more my face.
"In the line of Duty" I hear them say,
my family now the price to pay.
My folded flag stained with their tears,
we only had those few short years.
The badge no longer on my chest,
I sleep now in eternal rest.
My sword I pass to those behind,
and pray they keep this thought in mind.
I never dreamed it would be me,
and on my heavy heart and bended knee.
I ask for all those here from the past,
Dear God, let my name be the last.

Deputy Galloway, Rest in Peace. You are in our hearts and prayers. God Speed.

CBP Officer - Port of Honolulu
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

September 5, 2007

Far too often the reserved officer is overlooked and forgotten. Fine officers like Deputy Galloway show that is an oversight that must stop. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, son, daughter, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. May God comfort all who feel this loss.

White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

September 4, 2007

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