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

Rest in peace, your service and sacrafice will not be forgotten!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

December 12, 2008

Rest in Peace my Sister, God Bless you, your family and your Dept.


December 11, 2008

RIP sister Barbara.

May God bless your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Ptlm D. Bevenour
Gettysburg PD

December 10, 2008

Rest in peace sis', we'll take it from here.

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

December 10, 2008

Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Fidoe
Twinsburg, Ohio Police Department

December 10, 2008

Sgt Shumate may you Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service to Texas and your country. We'll take it from here.

Officer D. Abbott
Peterborough Police Dept. (NH)

December 10, 2008

Godspeed Ma'am...Go in Peace

Ptn. R. Murphy

December 9, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K-9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

December 9, 2008

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their time of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

CPL II David Murphy

December 9, 2008

Rest in peace....


December 9, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sergeant Shumate today and always.. Rest in Peace...

Sister of Ofc. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994 Henrico PD Virginia

December 9, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my sister in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F. Laser
Westminster City Police Department

December 9, 2008

Please accept our condolences.

Captain Michael Becker
Genesee County sheriff's Office
Flint, Michigan

Captain Michael Becker
Genesee County Sheriff's Office

December 9, 2008

Rest in Peace, Sister. Thank you for your service.

Detective Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

December 9, 2008

Today we lost a hero, this day God welcomed one home.

Patrolman Dwayne Delcour
Mansfield Police Mansfield, Mo

December 8, 2008




December 8, 2008

Welcome to Gods Police Deprtment in heaven. You have served your earthly agency with honor and dignity, attributes respected by all our brothers and sisters in law enforcement and Gods children we serve. You will never be forgotten by those you have left behind. They will also tend and care for your family. There is no more dangers or stress to cope with, only eternal peace and love from our Lord and all who are with you. God bless you sister Barbara, Rest in peace.
In Christ, Tom Bradley

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD

December 8, 2008

God Speed Sarge.

Sgt. Mary Huggins
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orlando, Florida

December 8, 2008

Sgt Shumate, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

December 8, 2008

Rest in peace Sergeant Shumate, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service.


December 8, 2008

Rest In Peace Sarge. My condolences to your Family and the Texas DCJS.

PO Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

December 8, 2008

Sgt.Shumate Rest in Peace.

C.O. Stephen D. Celestino
Westchester County Dept. of Correction, NY

December 8, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 8, 2008

Rest in Peace. Prayers for your family, friends and colleagues.

SA DE-14604
FBI Detroit

December 8, 2008

RIP Sister...My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Sgt Sean Ronan
Chicago P.D.

December 8, 2008

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