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

Deputy Blake,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just to your community, but also to our Country when you served with the U.S. Army in the Persian Gulf as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 10, 2009

To the blake family thank you
For being apart of our lifes.
David was a great inspiration to me.he will always be in our hearts and prayers.
With much love and respect
Family zamora

omar,michelle,and samantha zamora

November 3, 2009

My loving son thank you for all you have done. God Bless you and walk the street of gold. We are missing you very much. I thank you for taking good care of you four boys and your wife Tonya. We will keep praying for our family. Your dream has been full filled love you, Mom

Sharon Blake Levell

October 29, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sheriff Blake today and always... Rest in Peace Sir!

Sister of OFC. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

October 26, 2009

May God Bless you and your family. Thank you for your years of service.

Officer Mary King
Heavener PD

October 19, 2009

rest in have served your country.miss ya.godspeed


October 18, 2009




October 16, 2009

I want to thank each and every one of you for the wonderful things you've said! Please know that your words have helped the healing process! I miss my deputy more than words can heart will never forget! He was in my life for only 11 years...but the impression he left will be with me forever! We share 2 beautiful sons, 2 step-sons and a grandchild! He was an amazing man and a great peace officer! He loved his job...he was never happier than when carrying out his duties! He was compassionate...he tried to see the good in everyone! He treated each human being with respect...felt that everyone deserved to hang on to their dignity! His loss is deeply felt...but he will never be forgotten! My peaceful warrior's watch has ended...Please go with God my Love! I love you forever and always Deputy #128!

Tanya Miller Blake
Wife of Deputy Sheriff #128 F. David Blake EOW 10-03-2009

October 16, 2009

Rest in Peace Sir, we'll take it from here. Your sacrifice and service will not be forgotten.

B. Giroux

B. Giroux
US Border Patrol - West Texas

October 14, 2009

As I read the reflections I can not help but feel overwhelming love and brotherhood you have brought to the law enforcement community. We are part of a wonderful group who join together during difficult times. I did not have the chance to meet David, as I have others in Burnet County but have no doubt he was a wonderful person, a great father and a good friend to those who knew him. God bless you David, your family and the Burnet County Sheriff's Department.

Sgt Gary HAston
Williamson County, Texas Sheriff's Department

October 13, 2009

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

October 13, 2009

To Deputy David Blake, to all family members and friends who call him beloved, and to his law enforcement family:

I was sorry to learn of David's death and extend my sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you have suffered. Words are insufficient to describe the sadness I feel for the Blake family. May you find comfort in your faith and the support of the law enforcement community.

There are many police survivors who share this same journey with you, and that community will be there to support you. David's memory will be forever honored and revered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service David gave to his community and the citizens of Texas and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 3, 2009.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD, eow 4/24/05


October 13, 2009

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX.

October 13, 2009

Rest in peace Deputy Blake, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!


October 12, 2009



October 12, 2009

I worked with Blake for 3 years at Burnet. He was alway in a great mood and fun to be around. May your family get stronger each day. Take it easy man


October 12, 2009

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Police Officer D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

October 10, 2009

My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, & Agency. May you sleep easy with God, Francis. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sgt. Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Garland

October 10, 2009

The funeral service was amazing. It fittingly honored David and his service. I knew him as a good deputy but only at the funeral got a glimpse of how dedicated he was to his family, how he and his wife worked to care for other children who needed help, and how many others cared deeply about him. David lived and died as a man and a warrior. Rest in Peace.

dpty John Groom
Burnet County Sheriff's Office

October 10, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother...Know that you were an inspiration to all of us both on and off duty. Your quick humor and steadfast dedication to all things important to you made you standout everywhere you went. We will miss your jokes and your contagious good moods. You should know you made so many proud of us to work with you. But most of all you should know we will never forget and though we will not be able to fill your shoes or even come close we will always take care of Tanya and your boys. Miss you brother...Kris

Deputy Kristin Davis
Burnet County Sheriff's Office

October 9, 2009

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

Sgt Paul Hoffmann
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

October 9, 2009

All jokes about mother-in-laws are cancelled. He was the 2nd or 3rd love of my life. When I have time away from my daughter's grief and pain, I will grieve my own. We fought, we laughed, we cried. He came home from KUwait to take care of me when I had knee surgery, he was the first to show up when I wrecked the SUV, he patrolled by my house many times a night when he was working and often stopped . How will I ever stop expecting him to get out of every brown patrol car? How will I ever stop expecting him to take care of all of us?


October 8, 2009

Not only was my father a Deputy Sheriff, he was also an MP in the army. It was his life dream to serve the public. He will always be remembered, not for his faults, but for his good qualities. I miss you dad.


Patrick Blake
Son of Deputy Sheriff Francis David Blake

October 8, 2009

You and all of your loved ones are in my thoughts. There are no magic words I can offer to help them with their grief except to take one day at a time and do everything in their power to keep your memory alive. You will never be forgotten as true heroes never die. Wrap your wings around your loved ones, protect them and help them with their grief.

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

October 8, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother, thank you for your service and my prayers are with your family.

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

October 8, 2009

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