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Deputy Sheriff Richard James "Ricky" Stiles, Jr.

East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Richard James "Ricky" Stiles, Jr.

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Stiles.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 8, 2019

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

The anniversary of your death is fast approaching. 9 long years of your absence. Still seems like yesterday that we spoke. I think of you often and almost everyday. Certain songs make me think of you and the laughter of your voice when we talked. I still cant find a place in me to believe that your gone. I still can not delete your messages or number from my phone. Ricky, please never forget me. Rest in heaven with God and I know one day I will see you again. Missing you still and always C.J.

Charlene Grayson

March 16, 2018

Still 4 years later Im thinking of you. I wil never forget the words spoken between us just 30 minutes before your accident. I know that your having the time of your life with God, enjoy my friend and please always watch over me. Missing you still!


July 23, 2013

You have not been forgotten and those that love you will never let that happen. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones and close friends.

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

April 7, 2013

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

You are not forgotten. My heart aches for all who miss you in their lives, especially your children.

RIP brother.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police

April 7, 2011

It was an honor to have the opportunity to participate in the Police Unity Tour in which I was able to ride for Deputy Stiles. Although I was unable to make contact with the family of this outstanding man prior to my participation in the tour, I would like to make sure that I present them with the bracelet that I wore during the ride in his memory. Any assistance in this task would be greatly appreciated as I want the family to know that Deputy Stiles has not been forgotten and will never be forgotten. God Bless.

Officer Ginny Mabardy
Tallahassee Police Department, Tallahassee, Florida

July 23, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this 1st anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 7, 2010

To Deputy Richard James Stiles Jr, his family and his fellow officers with the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

April 7, 2010

This year I have the honor and privilege of riding the Law Enforcement United Road to Hope Bicycle Ride from Chesapeake, VA to Washington, DC on May 10th-12th. This is an event where members of LEU do a 250 mile bicycle ride to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. Each year an officer gets to wear a bracelet in remembrance of a fallen officer and I have been chosen to wear the bracelet for Deputy Stiles. I could tell by the other reflections left for Deputy Stiles what a loyal and courageous officer he was. Once the ride has been finished, I would like to personally give the bracelet to a family member or fellow officer of Deputy Stiles at the Police Memorial in Washington, DC. Please know that all the long training rides and suffering we do to get ready for the event is done with these brave officers in mind and we all grieve as a police family when we lose one of our own. If possible, I would like to make contact with someone with his department so I can make some arrangements to give the bracelet to them.

God Bless Deputy Stiles and his family
Isaiah 6:8


Thomas S. Donati
Pentagon Police Dept.

Thomas S. Donati
Pentagon Police Dept.

March 31, 2010

family, my dad was killed on may 17, 2009 and I found this web site that honers him and all officers his death made me dovote my life to god and law enfourecement I wanted you to know i`m out here and I honer your service deputy. I will all ways have place for deputeys and officers in my heart , Amen brouthers and sisters.

colin wilson
son of deputy Tom wilson who will also never be forgotten

November 22, 2009

My baby boy, Dad and Mom just want you to know how much we all miss you and love you, you were in your spot in your life where you wanted to be, you always wanted to protect your surroundings and you were doing just that. We are so proud of you and I just can't tell you how much our heart aches for you but I know you are with your Greatest Father in Heaven and are watching over all of us here at home. your sisters are missing you terribly. Your Megan is growing up to be a young and beautiful teenage girl. I know you can see that and Bailey is such a beautiful young boy to be proud of.


November 20, 2009

To the surviving fiance of Ricky Stiles:

I spoke last week with another surviving fiance and wanted to reach out to you and offer my condolences for I know you have a very heavy heart as does Ricky's immediate family. Although my earlier reflection didn't make mention directly of your own personal grief, I know the dreams you had of a life with Ricky were also shattered.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss Ricky. May you too get the support you need from the law enforcement community.

Rest In Peace, Ricky. I am so sorry you were robbed of your life at such a young age.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 9, 2009

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know they do not grieve alone.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

October 13, 2009

Thank you for your service. The ultimate sacrifice NEVER goes unforgotten.

Rest easy brother, see you on the other side...

Deputy and Firefighter
Glades County Florida

September 3, 2009

I was looking at the deputies which we lost from LA and noticed that Deputy Stiles was survived by a fiancée and would like to give you something which was passed to my daughter when her fiancée Josh Norris died in the line of duty on Jul 5th 2007. His death is which lead me to this sight and being a father I could not find the words to explain the lost to my daughter who had gotten engaged July 4th 2009. I hope this brings you some comfort.

To my fiance', some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from Heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That 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 badly, you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.'
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night the days chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....In the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human they are bound to bring tears.
But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you, you would not understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you, and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one step at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you to;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night...."My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented...that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low:
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go...from that body to be free.
Remember you're not're coming here to me.
I will always be with you!

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

August 7, 2009

My deepest condolences to the family of Deputy Sheriff Stiles. I know the heart will always ache for your loss. Just know that there are many who share that loss and a listening ear is just a phone call away. I'm sure Ricky has already made friends with my son Josh up in Heaven. They will always be watching over us and their brothers in blue until it's our time to join them.
Many blessings to you.

Claudia Calvert
Mother of Deputy Sheriff Joshua Norris, JPSO, EOW 7-5-07

June 28, 2009

May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

June 3, 2009

May you rest in peace.

Deputy Sheriff

May 6, 2009

Thank you for serving your citizens and risking your life to ensure our safety. God Bless You and may you rest in peace.

Shannon Talkington-Pierron

May 5, 2009

rest in peace, brother
provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

April 25, 2009

Ricky, rest in peace brother. May GOD look over your family and the EFPSO. Yall are in our prayers.

Trooper A. Forsyth
Louisiana State Police (Troop A)

April 23, 2009

May God Bless Deputy Stiles Jr., his family, and fellow deputies. Thank you for your service Sir, you will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

April 23, 2009

Deputy Sheriff Stiles,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of East Feliciana Parish. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 23, 2009

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and all of you that serve at the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office. Thank you Sir for your loyal service and dedication to our Country and God. Rest in Peace my brother.

Sgt. Mike Szempruch
Bossier City Police Dept. Bossier City Louisiana

April 22, 2009

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