Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Andrew Allen Widman

Fort Myers Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, July 18, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Andrew Allen Widman

Rest in peace Officer Widman - thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless you and your family.

Lt Rick Stonebreaker
Office of the Attorney General of Florida

July 28, 2008

I thank God for this Offcers time on earth and pray for the peace to come over the family in Jesus name. Amen.

Lt. Gary L. Langston
Choctaw Nation Tribal Police

July 28, 2008

Thank You for your service, rest in peace brother

Sgt. Marco Robles

Marco Robles
McKinney Police Department

July 28, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Widman. He will truly be missed by so many, including myself. I only worked with Andrew for a short time, but the memories I have of him I will hold onto and cherish forever. It was Officers like Andrew who made my decision to leave FMPD very hard, and make me miss it everyday. Andrew is the true definition of a great officer who fullfilled the oath in everyway.

I know that you will look over your sisters and brothers at FMPD, just like they will look over your family. You rest asure that your wife and kids will always be in the hearts and on the minds of all that you touched during your time here. Rest in peace Andrew.

Tina - former FMPD Dispatcher

July 27, 2008

To the ENTIRE WIDMAN family,

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Officer Widman! This area's GREAT loss is Heaven's great gain! ------I know he will be missed tremendously! My heart goes out to his wife and 3 small children! Please know are in our prayers! He is in a wonderful place.......HEAVEN!

Remember the joyous words of our Lord, "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." (2 Corinthians 5:8)

God is not unaware of our grief, but in HIS perfect plan(even though we can't understand it) He is welcoming home his faithful servant. The Bible says, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." (Psalm 116:15)

For everyone who has trusted in Jesus Christ for salvation, there is a brighter day ahead when we will be reunited FOREVER in a place where “God will wipe away every tear from [our] eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying” (Revelation 21:4). Most of all, it is a place where we will “see His face” and forever be with Christ Himself (22:4).

HERO'S LIVE FOREVER!!!! ANDREW WIDMAN IS A TRUE AMERICAN HERO HERE IN FT MYERS and the surrounding area I truly hope our Foundation ( could serve this officer's family in the near future! May God bless the entire widman family and the entire Law enforcement communtiy during this difficult time. Gone, but never forgotten! It's been so wonderful to see this community come together and donate "a love offering" to this family. Our mission as a community isn't finished .....JAMES 1:27 tells us we must ALWAYS "look after widows and orphans in their distress". This family needs us now and for many years to come! My prayer is that these children will grow into something wonderful someday! May GOD bless the entire law enforcement & military community for the daily sacrafice of putting your
lives on the line.

IN MEMORY OF ANDREW WIDMAN (Ft Myers Police Department)
IN MEMORY OF MICK BERNARD (Lee County Port Authority #8904)

.....Our wonderful memories of these 2 awesome individuals will NEVER be forgotten!

Joey Featherston
Ft Myers Civilian

July 27, 2008

May God bless and keep Officer Widman's family and brothers/sisters in blue during this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

Police Wife
Henry County, GA

July 26, 2008

My deeepest sympathy to the Widman family. Rest in peace and Thank You for your courageous service.

Lt. Richard Cap
Chicago Police Department

July 26, 2008

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts are with your family and fellow officers during this difficult time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

July 26, 2008

He was a warrior. 1*

Greenville Police Dept

July 25, 2008

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of P.O. Andrew Widman~ you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God bless you and rest in peace, Officer Widman.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen MI P.O. eow 2004

July 25, 2008

Officer Widman
Rest in Peace Brother and tell my Son-in law Josh Norris EOW 07/05/2007 hello and have him show you around. My prayers are with your family during this dark time, but you will have your day, a day that you richly deserve, too many police cars to count, with lights blazing and sirens screaming escorting you. Hundreds of your brothers will stand at attention saluting you and the citizens of your community will shed tears. A 21 gun salute will sound out in respect for you and heart numbing Taps" will be played for you while your family receives a flag. There will not be a dry eye left from both your family and police family near and far. Saint Michael the chief of police in heaven will greet you at the pearly gates and welcome you to Saint Peter's district. You will never be forgotten and your strength and courage will live on to inspire every new deputy that takes up the call of the profession and your sacrifies will be remmebered through out the nation with every police officer. You got the call, you gave your all, and it was more than enough. So prop your feet up and take a load off up there and keep an ear to the radio so that when another of our brother's number is called you can meet them at the gate with a cup of coffee and a smile. Oh and put in a good word for me up there, I like the day watch and make sure my boy Josh is not sleeping the time way.

To the Family of Widman
Your complete family are in my families prayers during this dark time. My family is just starting to make it thru a lost of our own with the death of my future son in-law Josh Norris. Andrew was taken to early and should of have had more time with you guys. I know words at this time will never stop the hurt, but know your Husband and Dad is not far from you, he is the whisper in the wind, that feeling of being hugged when no one is there, he will always be at your side watching over ever accomplishment and catching ever tear that you guys shed. What has helped my family and may help yours, remember your love ones laugh, his smile and all those things that are unique to him, since they are truly what made him. He is a true hero in every sense of the word and your police family extends it arms to you, if this one from Louisiana can do anything do not hesitate to ask. God bless you and may he give you strength.

To Ft Myers Police Department
My brothers and sisters this lost will always be felt at roll call, on the road or just talking at a break. For those that were on the scene, do not start second guessing your action, understand that nothing you did or things you felt you should have done would have changed this out come, the fault is with the coward that made the decision to take Andrew's life. Like all of us that wear a badge, we do not do it for the fortune we never make, the glory that never comes, but go forward regardless of the risk for the love of fellow officers that we work beside us. Mourn your brother, but also dedicate your service in his name by being the best you possible can. Your Department are in my families prayers also. Hug your family and kiss their heads, they will need comfort also to calm their fears.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

July 25, 2008

R.I.P. brother, god bless you and your family.

D/S J. Woods
Hendry County Sheriff's Office

July 24, 2008

Thanks for your service, you will be remembered forever. Rest in piece brother.

Sgt T Howell
Walton County

July 24, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones during this very trying time. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

July 24, 2008

Its sad to hear of what happened. Im glad the one responsible was dealt with and doesnt get the chance for a trial. Even that doesnt come close too healing wounds of what happened.

Officer Widman your watch here is done. God bless and your family will be in my prayers.

"In valor there is hope"


July 24, 2008

Susanna, children, family members and close friends:
I am praying for you all during this time. Andy was a mentor and example to many who knew him at TFC and I'm sure throughout the remainder of his life. His life challenged me and others to live as Christ. He demonstrated compassion, love, service, and gentleness, and his love for the lost was evident not only in word, but also in deed. I was honored to know him and look forward to the day when we will see him again in Paradise.

Nichole (Gruber) Clayman
Fellow ministry partner and TFC Alumni

July 24, 2008

Susanna, children, family members and close friends:
I am praying for you all during this time. Andy was a mentor and example to many who knew him at TFC and I'm sure throughout the remainder of his life. His life challenged me and others to live as Christ. He demonstrated compassion, love, service, and gentleness, and his love for the lost was evident not only in word, but also in deed. I was honored to know him and look forward to the day when we will see him again in Paradise.

Nichole (Gruber) Clayman
Fellow ministry partner and TFC Alumni

July 24, 2008

To the family of Andrew Widman,
May the Lord above be with you all. You will be in my prays. I wish there words I could say to take this hurt away from all of you. Your husband sounded like such a wonderful man. Please take that with you everyday.
To Officer Andrew Widman,
Thank you for the work you have done on earth. Please now Rest In Peace, God says your work on earth is done. Again I say Thank you. The world is a better place because you were here.

Gaineville Florida

July 24, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You are a true hero for us all to look up too. Rest in peace now as we will continue in your honor. God bless your family


July 24, 2008

Rest in peace....


July 24, 2008

I'm always sad to read that another officer paid the ultimate sacrifice. Two of my fellow Floridians did so this week. May God bless and watch over the family of Officer Widman. He is truly a hero for being brave enough to do his job. To his family, I wish you peace in knowing he is in a much better place and now will take watch over you and his law enforcement family as well. God speed dear Sir!

Deputy's wife

July 24, 2008

God bless & R.I.P

Ofcr Moore 3176

July 24, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Officer Widman. NEVER let his memory fade..stay strong and stay focused.

Invest. Mike Bradford; Ret
Tallahassee Police Dept

July 24, 2008

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Widman family and to the Fort Myers Police Department. Our hearts ache for all of you. Although we did not have the honor of knowing Andrew he has had a huge impact on all our lives. He obviously was a wonderful person. The city of Fort Myers is blessed to have had Andrew serve and protect all of us. Thank you Andrew and Thank You to all the men and woman who risk their lives everyday to protect the citizens of Lee County. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time. God bless you all and God bless Andrew.
The Robertson & The O'Neill Families.

Citizen of Lee County

July 24, 2008

Susanna and the Ft. Myers PD,

I feel for your loss. I did not have the privilege to know Officer Widman which I can see is my loss. I will keep you in my prayers......


July 23, 2008

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