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 Deputy Powers, and May God comfort your family in their time of grief.

Michael Turcott Former Reserve
Monroe County Sheriffs Office

December 27, 2010

On behalf of the Police Unity Tour Chapter VIII, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences to you on the loss of D/S Melissa Powers.

We will ride in honor of Melissa this year in the Police Unity Tour 2011. We hope to see you in D.C. during Police Week and present you with the memorial bracelet we will wear while riding in her honor. For 250 miles, from Portsmouth, VA to Washington, DC, we will celebrate her life.

Rest In Peace Sister, we have the watch from here.

Meredith Elrich
Officer Down Coordinator
Police Unity Tour Chapter VIII
"We Ride For Those Who Died"

Meredith E,
Police Officer

August 12, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Sheriff Melissa Powers,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Deputyb Sheriff Melissa Powers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Deputyb Sheriff Melissa Powers is a hero.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

Anonymous

July 22, 2010

"For never before in a story or rhyme, (not even once upon a time) has the world ever known a you, my friend, and it never will, not ever again."

Misty, thank you for just being you! I miss you so much and always know that I am here for your family. RIP.

Officer Kimberly Gonzalez
MDPD/ friend

July 11, 2010

I salute you, Ma'am, for your bravery, courage, dedication to duty and ultimate sacrifice. May God Bless and comfort the family and friends of this American hero. Please take comfort in knowing that she will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero.

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

July 9, 2010

May you rest in heavenly peace. Absent from the body, but still here in spirit. I pray God sends your family peace during these difficult times. Your Law Enforcement family will miss you dearly!

Dep. S. Cooper
Broward County Sheriff Ofc.

July 3, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Melissa Powers and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Powers, for your service.

national police wives association
Staff

July 1, 2010

It was an honor to stand guard at your casket the other day. I hope that we served you right. You will be dearly missed.

T. HUNSBERGER
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

July 1, 2010

When despair grows in me and I wake in the middle of the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the place of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting for their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.(Wendell Berry).
I am saddened for the loss of such a young, vibrant, heroic woman. My prayers to your family and co-workers.

Cindy Cunningham, Chief Agent
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics

June 30, 2010

Misty you will be missed dearly but never to be forgotten. Through your beautiful daughter whos smile and gleam of life will forever continue your memory. We will all be here to help her and carry her through life as you would have wanted as well as your entire family. You embraced life with lots of laughter and we surely had many good times when we were younger. You left this life being a HERO and entered the world among our Father as an Angel. RIP until we meet again...

DISPATCHER C SANCHEZ
HOMESTEAD POLICE

June 30, 2010

May you rest knowing that you are loved by so many.

Andrea B. Fricke
Monroe County Sheriff's Ofc, Dispatcher

June 30, 2010

To Deputy Powers, thank you for a great job, for serving and protecting your community.

To Laz, it was a pleasure meeting you and your family, sorry it was under these circumstances, don't ever forget that we are here for you and as you said, Police Officer are a family and for the families that are left behind we are family too. As we told you on Sunday, please do not hesitate and call anytime, anyday, hope to see you soon.
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God Bless you always

Terry MIyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio MIyares, Hialeah PD, Fl 11/6/86

June 29, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 29, 2010

On behalf of all Missouri officers, dispatchers and the like, I extend our sincere sympathies to the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Powers. Rest in peace our fallen hero.

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

June 29, 2010

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Deputy Powers. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time. Rest in Peace, Deputy Powers and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

June 29, 2010

I MISS YOU SO MUCH HONEY!!! OUR BABY GIRL MISSES YOU SO MUCH!!
FEELS GOOD TO SEE ALL THE OFFICERS LISTING A REFLECTION ON HERE, PEOPLE THAT DID NOT KNOW YOU,,, BUT BROTHERS AND SISTERS WE ALL ARE FROM HERE TO MILES AWAY ,, COPS WE ARE AND WE ALL HURT WHEN ONE OF OUR OWN IS TAKEN AWAY. THANK YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. LG

SIU DET. LG
HOMESTEAD PD FL SPOUSE

June 29, 2010

Thank you for your dedication and service.Bless your family and God speed.We now have the watch.

Deputy R. L. Matthews
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews EOW 9-30-05

June 28, 2010

Such a tragedy! Thank you for your service. God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

June 28, 2010

Like so many others in the Law Enforcement community I will attend your funeral today. This is to honor your service and devotion to duty. It is also a clear representation to your family and friends that your were part of something bigger. God bless.

Lt. Allan Hubrig
Broward Sheriffs Office

June 28, 2010

Rest in Peace. God will be with you and your family.

Cpl Mac Davis
Arkansas State Police

June 27, 2010

Rest In Peace, Deputy Powers.

Lt T Carr
NYPD

June 27, 2010

Rest in Peace> May God bless your soul and comfort your family.

Captain cedric Raymond
NYCPD

June 27, 2010

R.I.P. Deputy Powers. May God hold your family in his loving arms as the grieve.

Tammy
Citizen

June 26, 2010

Misty: Our heart aches for your family, especially since your daughter is so young. We pray that God will ease their pain and will comfort them today and always. Rest in peace.

Ofc. A. Starnes/Ofc. C. Starnes
MDPD/NMBPD

June 26, 2010

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