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Trooper Andrew James Stocks

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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Reflections for Trooper Andrew James Stocks

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement.

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

September 9, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Stocks.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 31, 2019

Trooper Stocks,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Armed Forces-especially in Iraq and Afghanistan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 9, 2018

Honoring your memory today and sending much love to your family.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife of SA E.M. Heggen, USACIDC

September 9, 2016

I'll never forget the many things you taught me as the Platoon Sergeant of our Army Reserve unit. Hearing your stories about being in law enforcement motivated me to become one myself. Thank you for your service and your teachings. Until we meet again.

Officer Robert Britton
NHRMC Company Police

February 12, 2016

As your anniversary approaches not a day goes by I don't think of you. I will always miss you AJ and wish I could change circumstances. Love you buddy!

Chasity Davis

August 16, 2015

Sergeant Stocks, it has been several years since you have gone to be with the Lord and I still remember the impact you made on me and anyone who had the pleasure of serving with you. You my friend are the genuine article, a true professional in and out of uniform and someone to look up to for counsel and guidance. I truly feel honored that I had the opportunity to serve with you in Afghanistan and back in our unit on Fort Lewis. Thank you for your friendship. Rest in peace knowing your family and friends love you and miss you dearly.

(Retired) SFC Richard Diaz
U.S. Army

July 16, 2015

I served with SSG Stocks in Fort Lewis Washington in the 1990s, and he is by far one of the very best Non Commisioned Officers I have ever met. He was a true professional and a Patriot. He will be missed. Rest in Peace my brother.

SFC (Ret) Richard Diaz
US ARMY, Fort Lewis WA

July 5, 2014

Thinking of you and Liane on your special day.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife of SA E.M. Heggen, USACIDC

February 4, 2013

Thinking of you buddy and miss you every day!
God Speed! Chasity

SHP C-365

February 1, 2013

Remembering you & thinking about your family as it has been a little over 4 years since you were taken from them.

Survivior of Trooper Calvin Taylor EOW 10-3-01

September 12, 2012

Trooper Stock,
On today, the 4th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC and U.S. Army-esepecially in Iraq. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

September 9, 2012

I was in patrol school when Trp. Stocks was killed. Just two months earlier he had taught our class CPR. I still have my certification card with his name and signature on it. We were in defensive tactics training the day he died. I knew that something was not right about the instructors. Some of them were shift mates of his. It was a very sad day. It always make me think about the job I do and the possible dangers that exist. Rest in peace brother. We will meet again someday.

Trp. D. L. Metts

August 24, 2012

Officer Stocks, I'm Blessed enough to work with your brother Skip Stocks. He is an incredible man so I know you were the same. Rest In Peace my brother Semper Fi.

Anthony Williams

February 23, 2012

To trooper Stocks, my name is Andrew Stocks i dont know you personally but i thank you for your service, as a fellow veteran god be with you and your family and thru a random search i hope 1 day i can be just like you

1st LT USMC Andrew Stocks
maybe/prayfully family

January 3, 2012

AJ was one of my Soldiers in Iraq with the 592nd OD CO, but I can hardly call him a subordinate. I don't think a day has gone by since I met him where I did not seek his counsel, either in person or in spirit, when faced with a difficult situation. AJ IS (and always will be) a rock, for those of us who knew him, to secure ourselves too when times are hard.

To his wife and daughter, he loved you more than can ever be described with words. I remember asking him one day in Iraq if he ever loved someone so much that he was physically ill when seperated from them. All he did was look me in the eyes and shake his head yes and there was no doubt in my mind that we knew exactly what each other was feeling. My heart is with you both.

AJ...this reflection is long overdue and I apologize for the lateness. Your loss hit me much harder than I expected and it's been difficult to express those feelings. Godspeed my friend and although I could say "rest in peace"...I know you too well for you will remain forever watchful over all of us now that you are no longer restricted by mortal limits. Although this place is much more drab now that you are gone, I sleep better knowing that heaven is a little brighter with you there.

Till we meet again...

CPT Chris Wagener
US Army (Fort Hood)

October 3, 2011

Sgt. Stocks,
Sorry I haven't kept up with you over these long years. Life tends to get in the way if you let it, and I did. Sgt. Stocks, I never had the opportunity to thank you for all of the lessons that you taught me during my brief stint at Ft. Lewis.
Thank you for allowing me to get some much needed sleep that night on guard duty in Ammo 10. Though you were just as tired as I was that night. You simply told me to get some rack time, and that you had the watch. When I woke up an hour later (seemed like 5 minutes), I insisted on relieving you but you would not have it. Remember, you ordered me to go back to sleep. You always put our needs ahead of yours, not because it was expected, but because you cared for each and every one of your soldiers. That is when I learned true selflessness.
Thank you for coming to court with me when I got arrested for fighting. Thank you for telling the Judge that no matter what they had planned for me that it would pale in comparison to what you had in mind. When the Judge let me go without charging me, I thought I was on top of the world, until I found out what you had in mind. I didn’t think that it was possible to scrub a bathroom from the ceilings to the floors. And when I didn’t pass your inspection, you told me not to worry and that I could start again the next evening. 4 days of scrubbing and you finally declared my work “satisfactory”. That is when I learned accountability.
Thank you for coming to Tacoma General Hospital at 2 am to check on me after I got stabbed in a fight (how did you not just give up on me?). I don’t remember a lot about that night, but I remember seeing you and feeling that everything was going to be ok. Thank you for staying at the hospital with me all night, to make sure that the Doctors and Nurses were doing their jobs correctly. Even though my off post activities kept you very busy, you never gave up on me, and that is when I learned the true meaning of loyalty.
Thank you for all of the times that you put the needs of Bomkamp, Fox, May, Walton and myself above yours, while pushing us to achieve great things. Though we do not keep in touch anymore, I'm sure each of us remembers being part of Sgt. Stock's "Rat Pack". That is when I learned the meaning of true friendship.
Thank you for coming to my going away party at May's apartment, and sorry again for destroying your steak (I've never been good on the grill, but I've gotten a lot better since then). At least we would have had the garlic bread, only I burnt that to. I forget, did we end up ordering a pizza that night?
I remember our talk on the balcony that night, and how you informed me that my debt to the Army and to you was not yet satisfied. You told me that it was of the upmost importance that I get a college degree. How the trouble making and fighting was beneath me. How I needed to be a good son to my mother, and that as a veteran of the Army, I needed to be a good example to all those around me.
That is exactly how you spoke to us. With a calm urgency insisting that all of us (your soldiers) needed to live up to our fullest potential. If we didn’t know how you would show us. If we didn’t think that we could do it, you would lead us.
Well Sgt. Stocks, I did what you told me to do that night on the balcony. I received my college degree. My days of troublemaking are far behind me. I treat my mother and my wife like the queens they are, and I try to live my life in a way that would make you proud. Though my debt to the Army is officially over, my debt to you will never be satisfied.
You were the best person that I knew.

Former Army Specialist John Verche
U.S. Army

September 4, 2011

Your Patrol family and all of your loved ones miss you very much AJ! We can't wait to see you again someday. Rest easy brother, your fellow Troopers have got it down here. You enjoy Heaven and rejoice in God's love.

Trp. B.P. Daniels
NC State Highway Patrol

September 8, 2010

AJ, tomorrow it'll be two years since you made the ultimate sacrifice. If it's all the same to you, I don't think I will take Ten-Ten to work tomorrow. Nor will I take 40 where I've seen you so many times. Poole road to the other side of the county will suit me just fine, but I will be thinking of you brother. Please keep us safe down here. You are missed.



September 8, 2010

I will never forget this measure of a man, A Soldier's Soldier, the epitomy of a true patriotic leader, but most importantly a true geniune friend. I'll never forget you AJ, you are and forever shall be a hero amongst the Armed Forces.

Sergeant First Class James DeShazer
U.S. Army

July 10, 2010

Till we meet again …
May his peace be with you
Till you reach that distance shore
And you'll shed a tear no more
May he give you strength to endure
till we meet again

May he give you strength to stand
When you reach that promise land
And you're walking hand and hand
till we meet again

May his love be with you
Till we walk the streets of gold
Were will never grow old
I’ll find rest for my soul
Here in Heaven
Till we meet again

May his peace be with you,
May he give you strength to endure,
May his love be with you
till we meet again...

May his peace be with the
Family and Friends Of Trooper A J Stocks
May he give you strength to endure and
May his love be with you forever more
God Bless

Written By Me


January 17, 2010

Think about you every day brother. You are missed, more than you could ever know.


NC Highway Patrol

November 13, 2009


Lane Family - Arlington, WA
Family of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J Lane EOW 5/30/2003

November 11, 2009

One year ago today you were called to Heaven. Your passion for helping people has been greatly missed but your testimony is living on through those you touched. I think of you often and what you accomplished in your life time and I'm so proud of you. I knew you for a long time and understood the love you had for your family as well as the discipline & seriousness you had for serving your country and community. Life goes on and someday we'll all see each other again...until then...May the Peace & the Grace of God be with you and your family.


September 9, 2009

AJ-one year has come and gone. Although we never met, Liane is doing her best to honor your memory. She is strong and hardworking lady. Please give her courage and strength to get this. RIP


September 9, 2009

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