Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Barbara Leggett Shumate

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 13, 2008

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Reflections for Sergeant Barbara Leggett Shumate

God bless you

Mark Mottola

June 13, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Shumate.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 13, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Shumate.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 13, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 13, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

June 13, 2018

Rest in Peace Sergeant Barbara Leggett Shumate. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 15, 2016



June 13, 2016

Dearest Barbie,
I think of you, Buffy and your mom often. I know you are together and a powerful force in heaven. Your memorial services was so touching. It was very clear that your ministry touched many lives in Huntsville. You blazed an impressive trail in your short life. I look forward to visiting with you again someday.
Cousin Deb

Debra Boyd
Texas Dept State Health Services

May 9, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

Heroes live forever, Sergeant Shumate, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

June 13, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 19, 2012

Rest in peace, Sergeant Shumate. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

June 13, 2012

Sergeant Shumate thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten.

Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

March 16, 2010

Dear Momma,
Just wanted to say "We all love and miss you so so much"! Our wedding is set for October 16, 2010...Even though u aren't going to be there physically...our hearts know you will be there no matter what!!! Sis is good...Grandmama is waiting to see you again but doin well! God watch over you and all his children! Our Fallen Officers Families and Friends...Thank you ever so greatly for the support!!! Know they are nothing less than a HERO in each and every one of our hearts! Again our family thanks you I am sure my Mom (smiling down on you all) does also!

Love You Mom,
Shawn and Family

ps: You know you were always my hero...Stand tall in love and faith!

Anthony Leggett

December 2, 2009

Still doesn't seem real that you are gone Shumate. We shared plenty of laughs and lots of arguments, but it was always in good nature. I hope you are up there watching over our former co-workers who are walking the runs.

Former TDCJ

October 19, 2009

To Sgt. Barbara Leggett Shumate, her family and her fellow officers with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

June 13, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. May God give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


February 28, 2009

I praise God for this officer's time and service and pray for the peace to cver the family. In Jesus name. Amen.

Lt. Gary Langston
Choctaw Nation Tribal Police

December 24, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Sergeant Barbara Jean Shumate,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Sergeant Barbara Jean Shumate. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Sergeant Jean Shumate is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Co-Founder of Survivor Help Network


December 24, 2008

My thoughts & prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, eow 9-24-1976

December 22, 2008

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Sergeant Barbara Shumate~ 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 & rest in peace, Sergeant Shumate.

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

December 16, 2008

We are sorry for your Loss. My family has also experienced the loss of a loved one in the line of Duty. This was sent to us, We found this helpful. Hope this helps your family as well.

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


December 16, 2008

Rest in Peace, Sister.

OFC B. Grajek

December 15, 2008

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Sergeant Barbara Jean Shumate as well as to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Rest in peace Sergeant Shumate, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

December 13, 2008

Thank you, Sergeant Shumate, for your service to the citizens of Texas and the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, HERO!

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas

Janice Brown

December 13, 2008

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