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

Thankyou for your service. You are a hero who will never be forgotten. God bless your family during these tragic times


August 3, 2011

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy David Jennings Dawson, III. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Greene County North Carolina will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

August 3, 2011

Dawson I will miss your wonderful smile at work. RIP GCSO 218 will miss you always.


August 3, 2011

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


August 3, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Jennings Dawson, III
For your Bravery, Courage,and your Dedication to Duty for the Ultimate Sacrifice, You have Maded. May God Bless and Comfort Your Family and Friends. Please take comfort in knowing that the GOOD PEOPLE of American will FOREVER Miss You, and the Bad People will FOREVER FEAR Your Name. Because you were the 1st. that day to stand tall and please No there will always be one more Sheriff, Ready, Willing and Able to take up your fight . You will NEVER be FORGOTTEN and will FOREVER be a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. Rest in Peace, Much Love My Brother

Lieutenant George Monroe -Retired
Pulaski Couny Sheriff Dept.

August 3, 2011

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

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Police Dept. Tx.

August 2, 2011

Rest in peace brother, and may GOD bless you and your family. May GOD bless the Green County Sheriff's Office.


Sgt. Mark Medlin
Union County Sheriff's Office North Carolina

August 2, 2011

Rest in peace brother!!

Ptl. Lawrence
Mauldin PD

August 2, 2011

Rest In Peace, Deputy Dawson. Our Prayers are for your family, friends and department as they pass thru this time of sorrow.


August 2, 2011

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff David Jennings Dawson as well as to the Greene County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Deputy Dawson, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

August 2, 2011

as a young man in my late 20's i just wanted to leave my heartfelt condolences to the family of deputy dawson and to the entire greene county sheriff's office.

steven tarr II
supportive citizen of police officer's everywhere

August 2, 2011

Truly tragic.....may GOD bless your soul, your family and law enforcement everywhere!

Cpl. Don Brady
Monroe Police- Monroe, MI

August 2, 2011

To the family of Deputy Sheriff David Jennings Dawson, III

My deepest sympathy goes out the family of Deputy Dawson in this time of sorrow.
May God give your Family the strength to get thru this lost. The pain is so great now. But as one you have been thru a lost like this I know time will ease the pain.
Keep the Faith and prayer that God will provide you the strength to conquer this sad time.

I will keep Deputy Jennings family in my prayers also.

Civilian. Security Officer Mae B. Hall
University of Houston/Department of Public Safety

August 2, 2011

my prayers turn toward David Dawson,my grandson Christoper
David in now 20 years old.please know that our law enforcement
community shares your grief . sheriff Dawson will be remembered as giving the greatest gift one can give his all. God Bless your family,friends,and state of North Carolina enforcement agencies.

duplin county e m s (retired)Chaplin
father of trooper David Dees eow 99

August 2, 2011

Such a selfless act to give your life in the protection of others. Future officers can only hope to have the bravery and courage of someone like you. May God be with your family at this difficult time.

Session 51
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

August 2, 2011

In Valor There Is Hope, Godspeed.

Paul J. Schettino, Lieutenant (Ret.)
City of Beacon, New York

August 2, 2011

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Greene County Sheriff's Office. May you rest in peace.

Off. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

August 2, 2011

I'm sure Dep. Dawson had lots of enthusiasm for becoming a cop. To the family, I am sorry. Nothing will ever replace this young hero!

Sister of Fallen LEO

August 2, 2011

To all my still GCSO family and Sheriff Deputy Dawson my thoughts and prayers are with you!!!!!!

Wendy Kearney civilian
Former green co employee

August 2, 2011

It always saddens me to hear of the tragic death of a fellow law enforcement officer. May you rest in peace brother, thank you for your dedicated service.


August 2, 2011

RIP brother David.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

August 2, 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 whos 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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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

August 2, 2011

My heart felt sympathies go out to Deputy Dawson's family, friends, Department and the community he served. Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord.

Deputy Matthew J Liotta
Henry County Sheriff's Office, TN

August 2, 2011

Rest in peace brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell

August 2, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to Deputy Dawson, his family, friends, and the entire Greene County Sheriff's Office. Thank you for your service Deputy Dawson. We've got the watch from here.

Fredericksburg Police Department (VA)

August 2, 2011

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