Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Warren Keith "Skip" York

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, April 25, 2009

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Warren Keith "Skip" York

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 9, 2024

Thank you for being a great supervisor in Kunsan!!! You were a great mentor.

Brandon Snider

August 25, 2022

Thank you for your service dad. I’m proud to be going through the academy and am excited to one day fill your shoes. You are loved and missed.

Michael York
Son of Skip York

February 6, 2022

Deputy York, 11 years ago today you and your partner were murdered by a domestic abuser. May god bless you

Mark Mottola

April 25, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff York.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 25, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country. Never forgotten.

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

April 25, 2019

Deputy Sheriff York,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF-especially during the Gulf War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 25, 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

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 25, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

Even after six yrs hearing about this,its still tough R.I.P. brother

mt pleasant tn

April 26, 2015

We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your family made for all of us, continue to rest in peace Deputy York.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

April 25, 2013

I miss my friend. I think of him daily.
He was a great family man.

Corporal (Retired)
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

April 24, 2013

Its coming u p on 4 years since I lost 2 dear friends. Deputies Skip York and Burt Lopez. You guys will never be forgotten as long as there is true cops and "Thin Blue Line"..

Patrolman Waylon Gill #010
Niceville Police Department

April 21, 2013

My prayers are with the family of this hero today and always. Continue to rest in peace Deputy York, we will never forget....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

April 25, 2012

You my Son
Have shown me God
Your kiss upon my cheek
Has made me feel the gentle touch
Of Him who leads us on....

(written by Grace Coolidge upon the death of her son)

Thinking of you and your family

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Fallen Officer Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/2004

April 20, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy York. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

HEROES do live forever and we will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made... Time does not heal the pain in the hearts of those left behind it only makes it easier to get up and go on each and every day. Continue to rest in peace Deputy York.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


April 25, 2011

A true hero - Rest in Peace Deputy York.

Michigan State Police

March 15, 2011

Skip and I were stationed at Bitburg AFB. He was a good friend of mine. I've been searching for years to find him. I'm sorry my search ended here. Skip and I would sit and talk for hours in the Security Police dorms. He was a funny and warm hearted man. Best wished to his family. Jonathan F. Johnson (SSGT USAF)

Jonathan Johnson
Friend - Air Force

August 14, 2010

o the families of Deputy Burt Lopez and Deputy Skip York:

It lifts me up when I often hear the fond stories of Skip and Burt, told by those officers who worked beside them. Their fellow officers respected these men in ways all men hope to be. They give many of us a standard to reach for. I am inspired by their courage. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Just know their lives will forever be remembered and honored. May they rest in peace, and may God bless you and your families.

Criminal Investigator
US Marshals Service

May 19, 2010

We honor you today Deputy York as your name goes on the wall at Riverfront Park.

Karen B. Joseph
Harriman Police Department

May 2, 2010

God bless Deputy York's family as you pass the 1 year anniversary of his death. May God give you peace.

Sergeant Rhonda Williams
Dayton Ohio PD

April 26, 2010

To Deputy Warren Keith York, his family and his fellow officers with the Okalossa County Sheriff's Office:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

April 25, 2010

Rest in peace, brother!
Now your riding in heaven and watching over us!

P.O. Williams - Tactical Officer
Chicago Police Department/Brothers In Blue MC

January 24, 2010

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