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 my sister in blue, now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office are in my thoughts and prayer

Sr. Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, Georgia

June 23, 2010

I am a surviving spouse of a LEO who died in the line-of-duty from a cardiac arrest, while at work. We had a 13 yr. old daughter.

I have no words that will ease your pain or put the pieces of your broken heart back together. But I can promise you that God's mercy and grace is there throughout the anger,misery, and heartbreak. His arms will lift you up and give you strength needed to take that next breath and step after step. You and the children WILL survive. It won't be easy and certainly not pretty, but YOU WILL. Accept all the help others want to give and let people love you.

Never forget that she was A HERO, sacrificing self to "serve and protect" others. And always remember that strangers like me will continue praying for you and the children in the many months to come. You are not alone.

Kathy T. Smith
spouse of ATSAIC Chris Smith, US Secret Service

June 23, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this tragic time. You are saluted for your actions. I pray that you are resting in the loving arms of our Father.

Retired Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

June 23, 2010


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

June 23, 2010

Deputy Powers, your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Sgt. G. T. Martin
Collier Co. S.O. (FL)

June 23, 2010

Rest in peace Deputy.

Reserve Police Officer
Prairie City Police Department

June 23, 2010

Our condolences go out to you for the loss of Deputy Sheriff Melissa Powers. Our hearts are with your department and families as you honor and grieve our nation's most recent hero. With many thoughts and prayers,...

Jordan Voltz
Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association

June 23, 2010

Deputy Powers,
I am saddened to hear about your loss. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Your community is forever in your debt. I look forward to honoring you at part of the BSO Honor Guard. Rest in peace sister, you will never be forgotten.
Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sgt Nyce
Broward Sheriffs Office

June 23, 2010

Melissa we miss you and love you! You are gone but you are not forgotten! We have it from here thank you for everything!


June 23, 2010

Melissa was a wonderful person,my thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

D/S Luis Blasco
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office/former Monroe Deputy

June 23, 2010

Rest in Peace my Sister, God Bless you, your Family and your Dept.

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

June 23, 2010

God Speed, Sister.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

June 23, 2010

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Deputy Powers and may they know you will never be forgotten. Thank you Deputy Powers for your dedicated service to the people of Florida and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

June 23, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with the Power's family and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. R.I.P

Sgt Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP-Service, Traffic Unit

June 23, 2010

rest in peace

lt b cole (ret)
lake charles p d (louisiana)

June 23, 2010

You will be surely missed, loved and remembered by all who protect and serve. May God bless you and your family.

Sgt. Areaka Jewell
Key West Police Department

June 23, 2010

Your promotion into God's Police Department was not xpected so soon ny you or your brothers and sisters in law enforcement. As you meet all your new squad mates know they all paid the ultimate as you did to be assigned in His kingdom. Those brothers and sisters left behind will keep your name and your loving and honorable record of service alive and ad a model for those to come to follow. They will also care for your family and willbring national honor to your name. Rest in peace sister Melissa, God bless. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix Az PD, Az State Chap. FOP

June 23, 2010

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

June 23, 2010

Rest In Peace


June 23, 2010

Rest, sister.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

June 23, 2010

God Bless you Misty. And may he keep your family in the warmth of his arms during this terrible time.

Officer K. Sullivan
Miami Dade Police Department

June 23, 2010

Sorry about the loss of a good person.

Adrian Murphy

June 23, 2010

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Sister in Law, your watch on earth is over. God please watch over, and tend to the loved ones left behind.......

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

June 23, 2010

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

Offc. Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worrth Texas PD

June 23, 2010

Rest in peace, Deputy Powers. Thank you for your service to the community. You will be missed. Prayers for your family, friends, and fellow law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed.

Kathy B
Former FL Resident

June 23, 2010

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