Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joseph Anthony Fulton

Kosciusko Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, November 8, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph Anthony Fulton

You've fought the noble fight and now God has called you home. Return to Him in honor, my brother, and rest forever in peace. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice. You are my Hero!

Former GPD Officer

November 14, 2009

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

BL Mitchell, Patrol

November 13, 2009

I have no words to express the loss we feel, Joe was a very big part of my life throughout high school and college. He was with me during many of the most important times of my life and helped make me the person I am today. My sisters and I graduated from his High School, Neshoba Central. I played in the band, just as he did - did you know that he played the Trombone? He was the only father my younger sisters truly knew. He became our father at a critical time in our young lives. He protected and guided us. My youngest sister now lives in Panama City, FL. She deeply loved Joe. She her son's middle name is Joseph Anthony, after Joe. He taught her to be strong, both mentally and physically. While growing up, her punishment for misbehaving were leg lifts and Marine Corp. push ups (Laughing as I write this). Marine Corp. push ups were no walk in the park, even for strong men. It was up and down to the cadence of "1, 2, 3, 4 - I, love, the, Marine, Corp...this counted as only "1!" She usually had to do about 10.

I have so many wonderful memories I would love to share with you, the police department and Karen. I would also enjoy hearing about some of the exciting escapades he had while serving Kosciusko as an officer. I often rode with him when he worked night patrol in Philadelphia. I have a close friend who is an officer here. I have always enjoyed sharing many of Joe's stories with him while chatting about his own experiences.

Joe was an Ole Miss Rebel through and through. As a special gift, while I attended Ole Miss, I gave Joe a football helmet with the Ole Miss football teams' signatures on it. I can hear him now chanting, Hotty, Toddy!" On the night before my graduation, he and I snuck out onto the football field...something he always wanted to do! I have a picture of this moment. He has the biggest smile and it is how I will always remember him. My husband asked Joe for my hand in marriage and was present when Jody proposed. No one else in my family knew and I could see how much fun he had keeping it a secret.

Although Joe had a "tough guy" exterior, he was a somewhat shy and unassuming man. For those of us who knew him best we could always see his kindness, generosity, pride and love.

Joe truly embodied, "Semper Fi!" He would often tap out the Marine Corp. hymn on his Mother's piano. We always joined in, singing as loud as we could. He instilled in us respect and honor for our country, military and all the civilian officers who protect us - policeman, fireman, etc. I am teaching my son this. We frequent the stations and enjoy bringing goodies as a small way to say, 'thank you."

Joe gave us all so much. He is the most honorable and deeply patriotic person I will ever have the privilege of knowing. I was truly blessed to have him in my life and he will live on through us all.

Joe served our country as a US Marine and his communities (Philadelphia, MS and Kosciusko, MS) as a police officer for more than 12 yrs.

May Heaven be blessed with his presence. I can just see Joe now, hitting golf balls made of gold, leading the Angels in a chorus of the Marine Corp. Hymn and hugging his mother, whom he dearly loved.

In loving memory of Joseph Fulton - Father and Friend,

Heather O'Donnell Zschiedrich

Heather O'Donnell Zschiedrich
Step Daughter

November 13, 2009

RIP BROTHER, you fought the good fight...

NC Student Patrol Unit

November 13, 2009


Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

November 13, 2009



November 13, 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 Officer Fulton. Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace our fallen hero.

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

November 13, 2009

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 13, 2009

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Dy. R. Murphy

November 13, 2009

Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.


November 12, 2009

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

Cpl David Murphy

November 12, 2009

Officer Fulton thank you for yor service. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten.

Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

November 12, 2009

Session 47 of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, in Schenectady New York, would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Joseph Fulton. His law enforcement service is greatly appreciated and he will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Session 47
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

November 12, 2009

For Police Officer Joseph Fulton:

Our duty as soldiers-of-the-law entails a multitude of tasks that place stress upon us both mentally and physically. Each time we go on duty we do not know whether or not we will complete our shift and go home. The perils that wait are many. A heart attack, while serving the public, is no sign of weakness. Rather, it is yet another proven fact that stress can kill. Death in the performance of one's duty is not only tragic, it is by it's very nature an act of heroism. To die in service others is both noble and worthy of the highest praise.

We pray for Joe, his family, his co-workers, friends and all who care about him. May they remember the best moments they ever shared with him in this life.

As a brother amidst a sea of law officers, I am proud to render him a final salute.

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

November 12, 2009

Rest in Peace Sir...................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas Police

November 12, 2009

Officer Fulton,

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto theft

November 12, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Fulton's family and friends.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

November 12, 2009

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over.......

Sgt. John L Gulledge(Ret.)
Escambia Co. Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

November 12, 2009

On behalf of the 5,658 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Officer Fulton’s family as well as the members of the Kosciusko Police Department. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

November 12, 2009

To Officer Fulton's Family:

I cannot offer any words to you to magically fix things for you, and I know that you will miss him VERY much. Please take comfort in knowing that you have a great legacy to uphold and that he will always be known as a hero to those who have had the honor of knowing him, and those of us who have not.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the upcoming days and weeks...I know that the holidays will be hard, but know that you will be in everyone's thoughts.

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

Jillian Hutchens
Daughter of Sgt. Mickey Hutchens-WSPD EOW 10/12/2009

November 12, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Fulton as well as the brotherhood at Kosciusko Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

November 12, 2009

Officer Fulton, may you rest in peace sir. My sincere condolences to your family and your department. Patrol the streets of gold for the rest of us until we all meet together. Thank you for your service. Terry F. Zech


November 12, 2009

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Joseph Fulton, and the Kosciusko P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Fulton, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

November 12, 2009

Rest in Peace brother

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

November 12, 2009

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Joseph Fulton as well as to the Kosciusko Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Fulton, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

November 12, 2009

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