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

Rest in peace brother and my prayers are with your family.

To Deputy Willis family
Your complete family are in my families prayers during this dark time. John was taken to early and should of had more time with you guys and I know words at this time will never stop the hurt, but know your Husband and Dad is not far from you. He is the whisper in the wind, that feeling of being hugged when no one is there, he will always be at your side watching over ever accomplishment and catching ever tear that you guys shed. What has helped my family and may help yours, remember your love ones laugh, his smile and all those things that are unique to him, since they are truly what made him. Your police family extends it arms to you, if this one from Louisiana can do anything do not hesitate to ask. God bless you and may he give you strength

Deputy Latour ( retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

August 2, 2010

May God give your family strength to get through this tragic time. Heroes are never forgotten and you SIR are a hero.

Detective Senior Sergeant (Retired)
Victoria Police, Australia

August 2, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

August 1, 2010

Rest In Peace, Deputy Willis.

Lt T Carr
NYPD

August 1, 2010

Deputy Willis, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

August 1, 2010

My heart goes out to Deputy Willis's family, friends and co-workers. Having gone through this just 14 months ago when I lost my husband I know too well what each of you are feeling right now.Put your faith in God, he will give you the strength to carry on.

Kim Murray
Widow of Sgt Earl Murray E.O.W 05-15-09

August 1, 2010

My respect and admiration go out to you Deputy, our HERO! God bless you, your family and your mates. Rest easy now my brother, we got the watch from here!

CPT C. Smith
Ft Bragg Police, NC

August 1, 2010

I am confident there is a special spot in heaven for you. As we mourn the loss & celebrate your life, please know that you will never be forgotten. Family, friends & GCSO keep your heads high and know that he is with you every single day.

Deputy
Pitt County SO

July 31, 2010

THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EASE THE PAIN, FOR ALL THAT KNEW YOU, BUT I HOPE THEY FIND CONFORT IN THE MEMORIES THAT YOU SHARED. YOUR WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, ALWAYS A HERO. I VISIT THIS SITE OFTEN, EACH TIME I THINK OF WHAT WE PUT ON THE LINE FOR THE PEOPLE WE DON'T EVEN KNOW, MY HEART BREAKS BECAUSE WE ALSO HAVE FAMILIES WE WANT TO GO HOME TO, I WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING I COULD SAY OR DO TO MAKE THIS EASIER FOR YOUR LOVE ONE'S BUT I KNOW THERE ISN'T, BUT I DO BELIEVE YOUR PATORLING THE STREETS OF GOLD WHERE THEIR IS KNOW CRIME, NO NEED FOR GUNS, AND I BELIEVE SOMEDAY I WILL MEET YOU MY BROTHER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, UNTIL WE WILL CONTINUE ON. I PRAY YOU WILL SPREAD YOUR WINGS WIDE AND HELP PROTECT THOSE LEFT BEHIND. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY MY PRAYERS GO TO YOU

DEPUTY
JACKSON CO SO OHIO

July 31, 2010

Rest easy my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is now over. I pray God will take care of your Family, and loved ones as you are gone from us.......

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

July 31, 2010

My sincere condolences to each in this tragic loss. My heart aches each time i hear of this. Blessings to all. Don Hipple, Chaplain

Don Hipple
Va. Beach Police Chaplain

July 31, 2010

God Bless you my Brother. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

TIS
Cleveland FBI

July 31, 2010

Jom I know I feel like many of us are feeling right now like this isn't real , this isn't suppose to be you. You were a man of your word you were a friend and you loved laura and an amazing father. Your death will not be in vain we will take it from here Jon. We will make sure Hevin and Dusty know what amazing dad they have. Although I'm sure they know. your memory will forever be in our hearts. Rest easy my friend and watch down over us as we fight the battle each day we put that badge on. We love and miss you dearly. Always in our hearts Jon.

GPD 356 NIkI
Greenville PD NC and Friend

July 31, 2010

Your family and the GCSO are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's love comfort you.

Sgt. Ronald E. McCoy
NC State Capitol Police

July 31, 2010

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

BL Mitchell, Patrol
FCPD, VA

July 31, 2010

My sympathy to the family, friends and co-worker's of this fallen officer. You will be remembered as the HERO that you are and my thanks to you for your years of service protecting the citizens of Greene County North Carolina. May You Rest In Peace Sir.

Diane Waynant Murray
Sister of Fallen Officer Brian Waynant EOW 3/1/10

July 31, 2010

Rest in peace brother. God Bless you and your family.

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

July 31, 2010

Rest in peace Dep. Sheriff Willis, your sacrifice will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and the Greene County SO.

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

July 31, 2010

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

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Texas PD

July 31, 2010

RIP, Brother. You will not be forgotten.

Corporal
Greenville PD

July 30, 2010

You died serving so many that will never truly understand this sacrifice. Thank you for your service, honor and your commitment to this job. You are a real hero. We will take your watch from here. Watch over us all as we walk these streets.

NC POLICE SGT

July 30, 2010

Rest in peace Brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and the Greene County SO.

Lt. David Bishop
Buncombe County Sheriff's Office-Asheville, NC

July 30, 2010

Rest in Peace

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma 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

Sorry about the lost.

Adrian Murphy
n/a

July 30, 2010

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