Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Garry Marshal Welford

George County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Reflections for Sheriff Garry Marshal Welford

Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 21, 2020

Rest in peace Sheriff Welford.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2019

RIP Sheriff

Lieutenant Shannon Yates
University of Southern Mississippi Police Dept

July 21, 2018

Sheriff Welford your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to George County and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

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

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD

July 21, 2016

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and George County! Continue to Rest in Peace Sheriff Welford .
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

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

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

July 21, 2015

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 18, 2014

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 21, 2012

One year has passed and I know the pain is still fresh in the hearts of all those that know and love you. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon, Ret. DC
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 21, 2011

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. May he grant you eternal rest. May he also grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they will need during the rough times ahead. Sleep easy my brother we will take it from here!

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

August 13, 2010

From one Sheriff to another: Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect others from harm. Your actions are nothing short of heroic; you have joined St. Michael and will watch over the rest of us.

Sheriff Mike Mondul
Danville, Virginia Sheriff's OFfice

August 5, 2010

To Sheriff Welford Family and Friends Our prayers are with you all. A death leaves a pain that no one can heal. May God see you though the difficult times ahead.

D. Jones
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW12/26/01

Anonymous

August 4, 2010

RIP May you never be forgotten. Mother of officer Larry D.Lee MPPD 105

Malta Lee

August 3, 2010

Rest easy Brother In Law, your watch on earth is now over. I pray Gods mercy and Love towards your Family, and Loved ones.......

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

July 31, 2010

Blessed are those who mourn because they will be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Sgt. Ben Kent
New Albany (MS) Police Dept.

July 30, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

July 30, 2010

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

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

July 29, 2010

RIP sir. Thoughts and prayers to your family, friends, and co-workers. God bless.

Chris Walley
Waynesboro, Mississippi

July 29, 2010

YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

David Harris-deputy sheriff
Henderson Co Sheriff's Off.Tx

July 28, 2010

SHERIFF WELFORD MY YOU REST IN PEACE YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN FOR YOUR SERVICE, LEADERSHIP, OR THE PRICE YOU PAID. MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND EMPLOYEE'S MAY THEY FIND A SINCE OF PEACE IN THE MEMORIES YOU HAVE LEFT BEHIND, REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER,

DEPUTY
JACKSON CO SO OHIO

July 28, 2010

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Virginia

July 28, 2010

I MET SHERIFF WELFORD SEVERAL TIMES DURING MY COURSE OF PATROLING GEORGE COUNTY AND GOING TO COURT THERE ON CASES.HE REALLY CARED ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF GEORGE COUNTY,HE ALWATS EXTENDED ALL THE HELP I NEED WHEN I WAS THERE AND ALWAYS MADE ME FEEL WELCOME IN HIE DEPARTMENT,HE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY,MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER,YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

CPL J. S MCFALL K-29
MS.HWY.PATROL TROOP-K

July 28, 2010

Thank you Sheriff Welford for your sevice and your sacrifice. Thank you to the family and friends of the Sheriff for your sacrifice,it is greater than anything any one of us can imagine. RIP sir, thank you.

Lt.Ricky Cook, (Ret.)
Gulfport MS PD

July 26, 2010

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
TX DPS

July 26, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

July 26, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sheriff Garry Welford, and the George County Sheriff's Office. 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. Sheriff Welford, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

July 26, 2010

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