Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jon-Michael Willis

Greene County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jon-Michael Willis

MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY WILLIS. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU WITH THE LOVE AND PEACE OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS CHRIST. DEPUTY WILLIS, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,SC

July 29, 2010

God bless you guys in Greene County. As realistic as we in this business know an outcome like this is, none of us are ever prepared for it. Time never truly heals those wounds but cherish the memories of your lost for in those you will find comfort in the difficult times that are to come. You folks have friends in Buncombe County...let us know if we can do anything for you......

Sgt. Jonathan L Scruggs
Buncombe County Sheriff's Office

July 29, 2010

When I first heard the news that Willis (that's what I called him) was killed in the line of duty I could not believe it. I can't stop thinking about him and some of the times he helped me along the way. I have really fond memories of him because I will never forget the time he came in on his day off to go on a road trip with me to another county which he was familiar with to assist me in conducting a follow up to an investigation. During the road trip he talked about his career in law enforcement and we would always laugh about this one particular time he caught this guy that had jumped out of my patrol car and Willis just happened to be in the right place at the right time and apprehended the guy a second time. It was kind of funny because the suspect actually thought Willis was just someone walking by and he actually stopped and had a brief conversation with Willis and asked him for a cigarette while still in handcuffs. Willis already knew the guy had "jumped and run" when I pulled up to the Sheriff's Office because it came out over the radio. That was one of many stories that I remembered in which Willis actually made fun of me, but if we were on duty the same time he would always assist me if he could because he was also a gentleman first and foremost, and I just want his family and friends to know that he will truly be missed because he was indeed one of a kind. May God bless you and hold you close to Him during this most difficult time.

Carolyn H.
Former Detective/Lieutenant with the GCSO

July 29, 2010

Rest in peace brother, you will not beforgotten by the thin boue line. You have served your community and country well. May God be with you and your family.

Ofc. Charles Robson (ret)
Ormond Beach Police Dept.

July 29, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers to the Willis family and friends. God Bless Deputy Willis for service to the Greene County Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

July 29, 2010

God bless you and your family, brother. You are in my heart and prayers.

Captain Gary Graham (RET)
Denver Police Dept

July 29, 2010

I am so sorry. I pray for Johns' family and friends. I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC

Lynda Hellen
civilian retired LAPD

July 29, 2010

Rest in peace Deputy Willis. You gave your life to save another. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department.
God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Thank you for your service. Terry Zech

OFC TERRY F. ZECH(RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT, MICH

July 29, 2010

Jesus is my front sight,
Sovereign in my life.

In peace, or in battle,
He guides my warrior stride.

Jesus is my front sight,
FOR HIM NO MAN I FEAR!

Jesus is my front sight,
Twas He who led me here.

Anonymous

July 29, 2010

God's speed to this brave warriors family and friends. God Bless you Deputy Willis and the Greene County Sheriff's Office!!

Detective J.D. Griffin
Duplin County Sheriff's Office

July 29, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K-9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

July 29, 2010

This is truly a sad day. John was a great guy and he will be missed. God bless his friends, co-workers,and family and it is my prayer that they will find peace as they deal with this tragedy.

Lt. Rob Williams
Greenville (NC) Police Dept.

July 29, 2010

May you find friends and family as you enter heaven. Another hero lost to senseless ugliness. God bless the family, friends and department. Your loss is shared by so many.

Mom of CO Springs Officer
Colorado Springs Police Department

July 29, 2010

Thank you for your dedicated service in pursuit of justice. Our hearts go out to the members of your Department and family durring this time of loss and grief.

POII W.T. Mitchell
Elizabeth City Police Department NC

July 29, 2010

Rest In Peace, Deputy Willis.

Lt T Carr
NYPD

July 29, 2010

When God sent His angels to bring you home, He had His reasons. Someday we will be able to ask why, but for now, we offer prayers of peace and comfort to those left behind. RIP Brother

Edwin A. Keeney (SMSgt)
USAF Security Police (Retired)

July 29, 2010

Deputy Willis,
I'm sorry for the loss of another good officer. Your community and this nation are forever in your debt. Thank you for your sacrifice. Your family will be in my prayers. Rest in peace now brother, you will never be forgotten.

Sgt Nyce
Broward Sheriff's Office

July 29, 2010

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

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

July 29, 2010

Our thoughts are with you, your children, your family and all those that knew and loved you...Rest in Peace Deputy John Willis.

Carla
Family and Friend of All Law Enforcement

July 29, 2010

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community. Rest easy brother, and know we will continue the good fight.

K9 Officer J.T. Beeken
Goldsboro Police Department NC

July 29, 2010

GODS SPEED TO YOU BROTHER. YOUR FAMILY IS IN MY PRAYERS.

PFC.K.W
UMES PD

July 29, 2010

This is so sad and so hard to understand some people out here in the world!Why do people take the lives of other people just because they are miserable?..There just is no words!God Bless these childeren and the family.And Salute to this brave officer and to ALL those officers that go out each day to protect us.I honor u Guys each day for your bravery,kindness,And Strength.GOD BLESS YOU!

Anonymous

July 29, 2010

I just learned of this tragedy thru the Burke County Sheriff's Dept. My prayers are with the family of Deputy Willis as well as the Greene County Sheriff's Department. May God continue to be with you.

Hunter George
Citizen

July 29, 2010

Brother Willis, your time has come too soon, but the changes you have made while on this earth and as a brother in blue will never be forgotten, you've worked your beat in hell, now walk a beat in heaven. Rest Easy brother. Your family is in our thought's and prayers. My thoughts and sympathy go out to all the members of the Greene Co. S.O.

Cpl
Goldsboro PD

July 29, 2010

Prayers and condolences to the family,friends and
co-workers of Deputy Willis.I know its hard to believe
but I feel everything happens according to Gods plan.
Trust in the Lord and he will deliver you from the pain
and agony that has fell upon you. May He comfort and
strengthen you during this tragic time.
Rest in Peace Deputy you gave your all we will never forget

R Eberhart Partner to Royce Anderson
EOW 10/26/81 HCSO Houston Tx

July 29, 2010

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