Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Melissa J. Powers

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Melissa J. Powers

Rest in Peace!

Ptl. B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

March 11, 2024

You're a hero! May God rest your soul!

PO Faysal

June 23, 2021

Rest in Peace Sister. We have it from here.

Sgt. Paul Moeller, Retired
Joliet, IL. Police Department

June 23, 2021

Rest in peace.


June 22, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Powers,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Monroe County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 22, 2020

RIP from Florida State FOP

President Bobby Jenkins
Florida State FOP Lodge

June 22, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

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

June 22, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Powers.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 20, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 30, 2018

Rest well my sister.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

June 22, 2018

Misty as we called her was a family friend since i was about 12. Her lose was heartbreaking to us. Her sacrifice and service will never be forgotten.

Your friends and fellow leo

Jason Bautsch

K-9/sro deputy
McMinn county sheriff department

March 27, 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

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 22, 2015

Once again another of our young officer's have left us too soon.God bless her,her family,friend's and loved ones.

Letcher Co. Ky Constable

June 22, 2015

Will never forget you. Thanks for seeing me as a mom always. Paula Freer

Paula Freer

January 26, 2014

I miss you and think of you everyday..Always in my thoughts and heart..I love you

Ann Aucoin

June 22, 2013

We will never forget... Continue to rest in peace Deputy Powers, my heart and prayers are with your family today and always.

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

June 22, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 28, 2012

My heart and prayers are with your family today and always, may God continue to be with them and watch over them. HEROES live forever and you maam are a hero we will never forget. Continue to rest in peace Deputy Powers...

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

June 22, 2012

I love you and miss you very much , our Autumn is getting so big and she is so much you. Not a day or night do i not think of you endless times. It still seems at times not real and I catch myself self thinking "what if you came home". but you are home with god now and I thank him for having given us you although for a short time , but it was wonderful.
There will never be anyone like you , well just Autumn
love you Mist


May 11, 2012



February 17, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

To Thomas Cruz-Wiggins: Your reflection helped me today , and i will always remember what you wrote. It is so wonderful to know that a stranger to us took their time to stop at her roadside memorial and took time to pray to her and then write about it. These words will be read by our daughter one day and it will make her so proud . her father built a memorial park at his home and it is just wonderful. thank you and all that take time to post something for melissa.


Detective LG
fiance of Melissa

June 30, 2011

As I walked along today, I came across a tribute sign for an accident victim that I’m sure many of you have seen the state erects for those who have been killed in a car accident. Today I was brought to tears and my knees as I approached one with an American Flag waving at about Mile Mark103 with the name Deputy Mellissa J. Powers. In my research I learned Deputy Melissa J. Powers was killed in a single vehicle automobile accident on U.S. 1 at approximately 10:30 pm. on June 22, 2010. My body is now completely filled with God Bumps as I realize she died exactly one year ago today.

Dear Melissa J. Powers , you don’t know me but I kneeled before your flag of honor today and cried, prayed and lifted your soul up to God above. As I post a picture of your Roadside Memorial and a picture of you, may the people who read about you today and from now on pray for your soul and salute your service as I did today on my knees from the accident location. I pray for your husband and child’s peace that you left behind. May your soul of a faithful departed rest in peace from the mercy of God. In Honor, I Salute Your Service to Monroe County and the people of the Florida Keys. Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins, June 22, 2011 @ 1:21 PM EST

Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins US Navy OS2
Congressional Candidate District 18 for 2012

June 22, 2011

Words cannot express the will never be forgotten!
....the kind acts& words everyone has shown is remarkable and much appreciated.

LT. N.A.

March 18, 2011

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