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

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

June 24, 2010

REST IN PEACE.

INVESTIGATOR BOB CAMERON
CLEVELAND HTS PD (OHIO)

June 24, 2010

Rest in Peace, Sister. Thank you for your service.

Detective Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

June 24, 2010

Rest in peace Sheriff Powers!
You will not be forgotten!
FACEBOOK salutes you!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

June 24, 2010

You do not know me but my daughter Wendy is married to Chris Weidman and she sent me the article via Herb Weidman. Just to let you know how sorry I am to hear of your tradgedy. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Roberta Trask

Anonymous

June 24, 2010

The prayers of the entire Florida Department of Corrections goes out to Deputy Powers and her family.

Rest in Peace

Lt. L. Chaluisan
Florida Dept. of Corrections

June 24, 2010

May the Lord keep you in his glory, and comfort your family. Thank you for your service.

Deputy Alonso
Miami-Dade Police Depatment

June 24, 2010

Rest Easy Sister, we have the Watch from here, keep an eye on us from Heaven

Policeman
Phoenix PD, Brother in Blue

June 24, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my sister in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

June 24, 2010

God Bless you Ma'am.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

June 24, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Powers as well as the brotherhood at Monroe County Sheriff's Office. May you rest in God's eternal peace our sister!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

June 24, 2010

Rest in peace, sister. May God be with the family of Deputy Powers during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol
FCPD, VA

June 23, 2010

Deputy Powers, thank-you for your service. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

June 23, 2010

The Explorers from Charlotte County are deeply saddened. I wish your kids and family a safe journey. Your kids know how great of a mother you were to them. They will be told for many years to come how great of a hero you were. You are with God now. Rest In Peace

Explorer Captain Iannucci 06/23/10
Charlotte County Sheriffs Office #5201

June 23, 2010

To the family, friends and members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office: Melissa will not be forgotten by her brother and sister officers of the Boston Police. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

June 23, 2010

Deputy Powers, thank you for your service to our state and nation. God Bless you and your family at this time.

SSA Ellen Pierson
US ICE/PUT

June 23, 2010

Rest in Peace. May God watch over your family. You will never be forgotten.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

June 23, 2010

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY POWERS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH THE LOVE AND PEACE OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS CHRIST. DEPUTY POWERS, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,SC

June 23, 2010

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. May he grant you eternal peace. May he also grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they need to get through the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

June 23, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

Kristy Jackson

June 23, 2010

REST IN PEACE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

June 23, 2010

For Deputy Sheriff Melissa Powers:

The law officer on patrol relies heavily upon fellow officers for back-up when things suddenly go bad. The call for help is answered with the promptness and urgency that one anticipates for themselves, knowing that seconds always count. Similarly, when a fellow officer is believed to be in some sort of trouble, either in the absence of radio response or in an unclarified situation, tension builds until the full circumstances are known.

We regret that our sister Melissa had to be a causualty in the course of performing her duty, especially when her thoughts were for the benefit of her law enforcement family. She acted with cause, concern, dedication, diligence and a large measure of honor.

We pray for Melissa's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about her. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.

As a retired trooper and retired Lake County (FL) deputy sheriff I am proud to render Deputy Sheriff Melissa Powers a final salute.

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

June 23, 2010

Our 1199 Inc. families would like to say to the family, friends, brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement you will be in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sad to hear Deputy Melissa Powers has died in the line of duty. Thank you Deputy for your concern for your fellow officers caused you to loose your own. A true sign of a hero and bravery beyond expectation. God bless you all.

Sgt. Jeff Caudill
1199 Inc. for fallen officers

June 23, 2010

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

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