Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff James D. "Dee" Stewart

Spalding County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, July 3, 2011

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Reflections for Sheriff James D. "Dee" Stewart

Sheriff Stewart,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Spalding County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 3, 2021

God bless you

Mark Mottola

July 3, 2020

Terrible tragedy. Rest in peace Sheriff Stewart.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 19, 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

September 18, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Dee you were always there for me,you had my back when I couldn't count onanyone else.iI met you in 1975 and we were friends since.I wish I had cooked that fish fry you wanted,rip my friend you were a good man andbinmiss you joelbrady


November 22, 2014

Dee, RIP, We miss you

retired sgt charlie maner
spalding co s o

December 21, 2013

Many memories of Dee, met him in 1961, co-signed his first car, 65 Chevelle 350/350. Many hunting trips in Pike county club, he married beautiful Barbara, my heart aches for Hope. RIP my friend.

Gerald Evnas
long time friend

September 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Stewart. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

Thank you for your great service Sir, may you RIP now.

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

February 20, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Sheriff Stewart. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Dee, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Dee's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Dee's life was about so much more than the way he died. Dee will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Sheriff Stewart, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 3, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Stewart,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Spalding County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 29, 2011

rest in peace sheriff....thank you for your years of service.

clarence lowe

July 27, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Sheriff Stewart. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2011

Rest in peace Sheriff.

Police Officer II Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

July 15, 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

July 14, 2011

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

July 14, 2011

Sheriff Stewart, thank you for your service! My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and co-workers. God's Speed Sir!

Deputy M. Chavez Jr.
Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

July 14, 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 Officer Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

July 13, 2011

Dee was my Sheriff, my mentor, & one of my best friends. Although I am usually known for my way with words, I lack any to truly express our community's loss. Suffice it to say he was what a Sheriff should be, & so much more. We thank you all for your kind words, prayers, & best wishes. They serve as jewels in his crown now....

Dep. Dave Phillips
Spalding Co. GA SO

July 11, 2011

Sheriff Stewart, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

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

July 10, 2011

.i have been gone from Thomaston for years, but i know you had an influence in so many peoples' well-being -including mine..there's some connection.. and i am moved to say so.. God Bless -Jah Bless -Blessed Be to your Family.

Citizen Affected
Extended Family

July 10, 2011



July 9, 2011

Sheriff Stewart thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten!


July 7, 2011

Rest in Peace Sheriff Dee Stewart

S. Carr #15
Sylvester GA Police Dept

July 7, 2011

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