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Game Warden Pilot Daryl Ray Gordon

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Warden Service, Maine

End of Watch Friday, March 25, 2011

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Reflections for Game Warden Pilot Daryl Ray Gordon

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Warden Gordon as well as the brotherhood at Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

March 30, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Warden Gordon as well as the brotherhood at Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

March 30, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

Anonymous

March 30, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

March 29, 2011

Prayers to Warden Gordon's family and friends, as well as the entire Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife-Warden Service. RIP.

Emily
NE

March 29, 2011

Thank you Mr. Gordon for your service. May God bless your family. You are a hero.

Warden Mack Chambers
Texas Parks and Wildlife

March 29, 2011

My deepest condolences to family and friends. God Speed and Rest in Peace my brother, you job here is done.

MPO TG VINCENT
Asheboro Police NC

March 29, 2011

Game Warden Gordon may you rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and department at this difficult time.

Deputy Sheriff
Virginia

March 29, 2011

God be with those left behind.......Rest easy my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is now over.......

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

March 28, 2011

God bless the family, friends & the Department. Your dedicate & love of you job, country & planet will never be forgotten. RI P

Proud mother of an Officer
Colo Springs PD

March 28, 2011

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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 28, 2011

May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and co-workers.

Kelli Davey
Merced County Probation Department

March 28, 2011

My family and I are so saddened by the loss of Daryl. His hard work, the countless lives he saved and dedication to our state will never be forgotten. We send you strength at this time of need and you will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark Belserene, Director,Operations and
Maine Emergency Managment Agency

March 28, 2011

May God be with your family and department and help them through the dark days ahead.

Deputy Karen Haynes
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

March 28, 2011

RIP Warden Gordon.

Trooper
MSP

March 28, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Game Warden Pilot Gordon today and always.. Rest in Peace Sir..

Joyce
Sister of Ofc. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

March 28, 2011

On behalf of my entire family, please accept our sincerest condolences. Thank you for your dedicated service protecting our lands and wildlife. You will never be forgotten.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

March 28, 2011

Deepest condolences to Daryl Gordon's family and friends. I know he was doing what he loved. I met one of Maine's Game Warden Pilots 10+or- years ago at a search and rescue conference in Charlotte,NC. It slips my mind if it was officer Gordon even though my fellow SCDNR pilot and I spent hours with the pilot and dozens more from all over the country. I do remember the professionalism of all we met and the love and enjoyment of doing a job that many only dream of and so few actually get to do. God bless him and and his family and friends and I pray for their comfort during this time.

John W. Madden - Retired Chief Pilot
S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources

March 28, 2011

Warden Gordon,
Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

March 28, 2011

To the Family and Department:

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May it help in some small way to know others care~

Kay D. Wood
Mother of Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie: EOW 4/2/2003 LA

March 28, 2011

To the Family and Department:

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May it help in some small way to know others care~

Kay D. Wood
Mother of Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie: EOW 4/2/2003 LA

March 28, 2011

Thank you for your service sir! Gods Speed!

Deputy
Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

March 28, 2011

Rest in peace, Warden Gordon. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Linda amm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

March 28, 2011

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Game Warden Pilot Daryl Gordon, and the Maine DIFW - Warden Service. 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. Warden Gordon, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

March 28, 2011

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Game Warden Pilot Daryl Gordon, and the Maine DIFW - Warden Service. 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. Warden Gordon, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

March 28, 2011

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