Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Francis David Blake

Burnet County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, October 3, 2009

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Francis David Blake

David will be sorely missed. At the academy he was always quick to make someone laugh and there to lend a helping hand.

I could not believe it when I heard you had passed away. I didn't know your family, but I can not stop thinking about them.

Rest in peace my friend, until we see each other again.

CAPCOG BPOC Class 45

Officer Cristobal M. Gutierrez
Lakeway Police Department / Friend

October 4, 2009

For Deputy Sheriff Francis David Blake:

Our duty as a law officer involve many risks and none greater than when traversing a United States highway.

In the course of our duty the unexpected can happen. When it is something that is mundane as an animal stepping into the path of our patrol vehicle headed to an important call it can seem base and unfair. It is, though, reality.

To have died in the performance of one's sworn duty is both heroic and honorable. Francis now stands among many before him who have given their life for our cause in law enforcement. We pray for his family, friends, co-workers and those who care about him.

To Deputy Francis David Blake I proud to render a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennylvania State Police

October 4, 2009

Rest in peace brother. Heaven awaits with a very special area for hero's. God Bless your family.

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

October 4, 2009

My heartfelt and deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Frances Blake. R.I.P my fellow brother officer.

Captain Cedric Raymond
N.Y.C.P.D

October 4, 2009

Your duty here serving your community is complete and your servants heart, your honor and integrity have called you into God's kingdom to serve with all our honorable brothers and sisters who have gone before and also served with honor and dignity. Have no fear brother, those you have left behind will keep your name alive in all the hearts of those you served and they will care for your family. Rest in peace brother. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chap FOP

October 4, 2009

On behalf of all Missouri law enforcement officers, dispatchers and the like, we extend our sincere sympathy to the family, fellow officers and friends of Deputy Blake. Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace our fallen hero.

Scott Barthelmass, Founder/Team Manager
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

October 4, 2009

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

October 4, 2009

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Francis David Blake. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

October 4, 2009

Rest in peace Officer Blake.

Lisa, wife of retired police officer

October 4, 2009

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 4, 2009

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Francis Blake as well as to the Burnet County Sheriff's Department. Rest in peace Deputy Blake, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

October 4, 2009

To the family, and co-workers of Deputy Blake,

May you all come together in this tragic time,
and may our prayers bring you some peace.
There are no words to describe our sorrow for your loss.

Deputy G.K. Fleming
Culpeper Sheriffs Office

October 4, 2009

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Deputy Blake during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol
FCPD, VA

October 4, 2009

DEPUTY BLAKE, you are a hero who will never be forgotten. God bless your family and co-workers during these tragic times. REST IN PEACE SIR.

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

October 4, 2009

Rest in Peace Officer Blake. You will be missed by all that worked with you. My department will miss your assistance and support. Our prayers are with your wife and children.

Captain Chris DeLill
Burnet Volunteer Fire Department, Texas

October 4, 2009

David will be missed. I knew David from the academy. He was deliberate in everything he did. He was always quick to laugh and quick to help. David thank you for your service.....10-42, Roger.

Patrol officer Bryan wells
Manor police department

October 3, 2009

David was my brother in law and the father of my two nephews. He meant everything to our family and we are devestated by this loss. Even in the worst of times, he could always make me laugh and I can't imagine this world without his smile. RIP

Natalie Crane
Fomer sister in law

October 3, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Blake's family, and the members of the Burnet County Sheriff's Office

Chief Deputy JT Mitchell
Montague County Texas

October 3, 2009

REST IN PEACE DEPUTY BLAKE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO YOUR AGENCY AND THE STATE OF TEXAS. TO THE BLAKE FAMILY, MY SINCEREST CONDOLENSENCES ON YOUR LOSS. IT TAKES A SPECIAL PERSON WITH A HEART MOST DON'T POSSESS TO BECOME 'A COP'. YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS 'IN BLUE' WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE.

HOUSTON P.D.

Anonymous

October 3, 2009

R.I.P. fallen brother, you will be missed

Anonymous

October 3, 2009

My prayers are for your family and your Department. You will be walking, hand in hand with God.

Chief-Deputy - Retired
Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

October 3, 2009

May God comfort the family and keep them. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and Burnet County Sheriff's Dept. during the loss of this "Fallen Hero."

Staff Sergeant Frank H. Hinson
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 3, 2009

America and Texas lost another hero go patrol those golden streets of heaven. you have earned your wings. May God bless the family and friends and co workers. R.I.P. Deputy Blake.

Officer Marc Riley
Emerson Ga Police Dept,

October 3, 2009

It is so hard when a law enforcement officer dies doing their job. Sometimes we have another human to blame and that helps focus our grief. But in this case, there is no blame.

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God comfort his family and brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement.

Thank you Deputy Blake. May we see you again some day in the glory of God.

Sgt. Lauryn McNeill

October 3, 2009

Prayers for the entire Blake family and the Burnet Sheriff's Dept.....you are a hero and we thank you for your service. Texas lost a true hero today

SSG Shuck
Fort Hood Military Police K9

October 3, 2009

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