Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Wesley Richard Whitmore, Jr.

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 12, 2010

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Reflections for Sergeant Wesley Richard Whitmore, Jr.

Well I could write a novel dedicated to this MAN! He was always there for anyone that was in need, even if it was inconvenient for him! He's was crass and grumpy at times, but most of the time he has smiling and joking around. He made the best spaghetti sauce in the world, and taught me more than I even know. He was hands down the most intelligent person I've ever known, and never expressed an opinion with serious reflection and thought. I spend every day in anticipation of seeing him again, I miss him more than anyone could ever understand! He was more than just my father, he was a mentor, teacher, friend yet most important he was my dad!! We may not of always seen eye to eye, but he knew my heart and me enough to know I never mean anyone any harm! The world lost something irreplaceable the day he was killed, I lost everything that day. I never stop thinking about my dad, and I know he's waiting for me! Thank you all for your well wishes and respect for my dad God bless you all!

Wesley R Whitmore

May 31, 2022

I miss you Grandpa, I carry on your legacy to be a patriot and serve.

PFC Kade. A Whitmore
US Army

June 29, 2021

I love you Grandpa, you passed on a legacy for me to serve and be a patriot.

PFC Kade. A Whitmore
US Army

June 29, 2021

It has been ten years and I still miss you as much today as then!! Love you dad!

Wesley Whitmore III

December 5, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Whitmore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 28, 2020

Sgt. Whitmore,
On today the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-Not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 12, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 6, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

You are thought of often and we have not forgotten about you. We know you still watch over us and protect those who can not protect themselves. Thank you for all the years of selfless service!

Robert and Shawn

January 23, 2016

Sgt Whitmore, you sir will never be forgotten. My prayers are with your survivors today and always. Continue to rest in peace Sgt.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

December 12, 2012

I also survive him. I may be nothing to anyone else, but at least I was by him. I am his son Bryan Whitmore, I live in Portsmouth Nh. I respect this page and all in it. But I would like a spot, or at least some significance

bryan whitmore

October 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Whitmore. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 13, 2011

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero. May you continue to rest in peace. My prayers are with your family today.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


December 12, 2011

I knew Captain/Major Whitmore in in two assignments in the Air Force. In New York and Germany. He was a fine man and officer. He loved sports and dedicated himself to everything he was doing. I was simple searching for our old friendships and came across his articles. I will miss him. A fine person and family man who grow out of the ranks of being an enlisted man and became a fine officer.
Greg Schwab

Captain Greg Schwab
USAF Retired

August 14, 2011

Sgt Whitmore,we never met but we have a mutual friend Dep Joseph Ligoci Onondaga co Sheriffs dept who told me of your loss. I send my profound respect and sympathy to your family my brother and look with anticipation to our meeting at my end of tour. God bless and and keep you.

Ptlm Joseph Barrett
State Univ Police of NY

July 7, 2011

Hi Wes... I'm thinking about you today. I miss you. In fact, I just can't seem to take your name and number out of my phone list. I've been tempted to call your number just to hear your voice another time. I remember our last conversation and remember how happy I was to hear from you. You always gave me honest advice and spoke from your heart. You were a good man, a great friend, an amazing deputy, and now a forever angel. I miss you! -Mel.

Melinda #4449
former PCSO/ friend

February 22, 2011

Rest In Peace, Sergeant Whitmore.

Lt T Carr

January 3, 2011

Sgt. Whitmore,
I will never forget you coming into our breifings almost everyday and telling us to "be safe" and "have a good night." It was a pleasure to have met you and have worked with you, even for the short time I was in the Central District. My heart sank when I was in church and received the text message from a fellow deputy at the 12th minute of the 12th hour of December 12, saying you had lost your life in a S4D. Our whole agency is still feeling the loss. I look foward to seeing you again on that day.

Deputy McLeod

December 31, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, your squad, and the Polk Count Sheriff's Office. It was a privilage to know and work with you. After leaving in the morning and hearing you anounce that Central day shift was 1008, it was a shock to come in and find out what occurred. You will be geatly missed. You had an impact on more lives than you could imagine. You have fought the good fight and run your race. Rest assured that your brothers have it covered from here.

3) "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4) Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
5) Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.
6) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
7) Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.
8) Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
9) Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.
10) Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Matthew 5:3-10

Cpl. Harry Anderson 331
Auburndale PD

December 30, 2010

Sgt. Whitmore,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the USAF. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



December 28, 2010

While it is no consolation for your loss, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow deputies of Sergeant Whitmore.

While I did not have the privilege to have known him personally, I am certain that he has found a place in heaven through his selfless service to those he swore to protect.

Rest in peace my friend; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.

Officer Ryan McNeil
Medicine Lodge (KS) Police Department

December 28, 2010

God bless this hero. Just a patriot doing his job, serving and protection us all. Bless his family, department and all those who wear a badge daily. Rest in peace, hero.

Mom of an officer
Colorado Springs PD

December 27, 2010

r.i.p.sir we have it from here.

citizen on patrol

December 26, 2010

Rest in peace brother...To Sergeant Wesley Richard Whitmore Jr. I render a final salute.

North Greenbush, NY PD

December 23, 2010

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