Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff David Jennings Dawson, III

Greene County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, August 1, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff David Jennings Dawson, III

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

With all the craziness going on, I think of my brothers and I worry for their safety. Although I don't have to worry for you anymore I still think about you. I know your doing great up there sir. Rest easy brother, we'll keep watch down here.

Det. A. Shambeau
Lenoir County S.O.

July 18, 2016

R.I.P. lil brother.

Sgt. H. Covert (Ret.)
Lee County Sheriff's Office (FL.)

September 14, 2015

Every day a officer puts on his uniform to protect his county but when he is called to help a fellow officer and is in route to him sometimes he will never make it. David Dawson Sheriff of Greene County,NC never made it that day but is now in HEAVEN keeping a watch from there as a GUARIDAN ANGEL for all his fellow Officer on Earth here now.

unknown citizen of greene county

March 16, 2013

HOW SAD THIS IS , ITS ALREADY BEEN A FULL YEAR SINCE YOUR PASSING. A HARSH REMINDER OF THE DANGERS IN THIS LINE OF WORK. IT JUST SEEMS LIKE THE OTHER DAY WHEN I STOPPED BY YOUR OLD JOB ON MY WAY HOME TO CHECK OFF DUTY JUST FOR YOU TO GET IN MY PATROL CAR AND TALK ABOUT APPLYING TO THE HIGHWAY PATROL. YOU HAVE SUCH A RESPECTED FAMILY AND YOU WERE A GREAT GUY. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT LAUGH. LET THIS BE A CONSTANT REMINDER TO THOSE WHO PUT THE UNIFORM ON EACH DAY, THAT IT COULD BE YOUR LAST. THANKS TO ALL OF THOSE WHO SERVE. - NC TROOPER

TROOPER R.C.RILEY
TROOPER

August 19, 2012

RIP Sir

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

February 24, 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 Deputy Dawson. 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 David 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 David's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that David's life was about so much more than the way he died. David will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Dawson, 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 :)

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

December 14, 2011

Even as time goes by I still think of you daily and miss you and your wonderful smile.

tanya

November 18, 2011

To the family and friends of Deputy David Dawson, his fellow officers, and most especially to David:

We honor your service and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when David was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service David gave to his community and the citizens of my home state of North Carolina, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 1, 2011.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 16, 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

September 18, 2011

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

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

September 5, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

August 11, 2011

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

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

August 10, 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

August 9, 2011

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

August 7, 2011

For Deputy Sheriff David Jennings Dawson, III:

The response to assist another law officer, by any of us who wear a badge, takes a priority above most all other assignments. Each of us at some time has waited for help and knows the expectation. We regret that David had to meet with fate doing what so many of us have done in keeping each other safe.

We pray for David's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.

We are proud to render Deputy David Dawson, a solder-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

August 7, 2011

God please watch over the family, friends, and loved ones in these most trying times. Rest easy now my Brother in Law, as your watch on this earth is over.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County FL. Sheriffs Office

August 7, 2011

Rest in peace, Brother.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

August 6, 2011

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY DAWSON. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU WITH THE PEACE AND LOVE OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS CHRIST. DEPUTY DAWSON, 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 AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS.

chief ronnie watford-ret
jefferson police dept,sc

August 5, 2011

Thank you for your service. Thoughts and prayers for the family .

Retired
PCSO

August 5, 2011

Deputy Dawson
Thank you for taking up the call, from your picture you remind me of my too- been son in-law Josh Norris EOW 07/05/2007 and when you reach heaven tell him hello and have him show you around. My prayers are with your family during this dark time, but you will have your day, a day that you richly deserve, too many police cars to count, with lights blazing and sirens screaming escorting you. Hundreds of your brothers will stand at attention saluting you and the citizens of your community will shed tears. A 21 gun salute will sound out in respect for you and heart numbing Taps" will be played for you while your family receives a flag. There will not be a dry eye left from both your family and police family near and far. Saint Michael the chief of police in heaven will greet you at the pearly gates and welcome you to Saint Peter's district. You will never be forgotten and your strength and courage will live on to inspire every new deputy that takes up the call of the profession and your scarifies will be remembered throughout the nation with every police officer. You got the call, you gave your all, and it was more than enough. So prop your feet up and take a load off up there and keep an ear to the radio so that when another of our brother's number is called you can meet them at the gate with a cup of coffee and a smile. Oh and put in a good word for me up there, I like the day watch and make sure my boy Josh is not sleeping the time way.

Retired Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

August 5, 2011

Thank you for your service, an often thankless service. God Bless You and those you left behind.

Sergeant Gregg Crandall
Fremont Police Department, CA

August 5, 2011

Our deepest condolences to the dear family of Deputy David Jennings. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace Brother, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

August 4, 2011

God Bless you Deputy Dawson, thank you for your service. So young! Thoughts and prayers with your family.

M. Jeffries, Special Agent
NCSBI

August 4, 2011

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.
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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown


R.I.P. brother...

P. Cazares/ Deputy
Wilson County Sheriff's Office, NC

August 4, 2011

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