Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Derrick Lee Whittle

Union County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, September 18, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Derrick Lee Whittle

Rest in peace Brother Derrick, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Carl Wortham Assistant Chief (retired)
Sand Springs PD OK

September 18, 2011

Rest in Peace Deputy Whittle we will handle it from here.

city in middle ga

September 18, 2011

My deepest condolences to Deputy Sheriff Whittle's wife and children; his friends and those in law enforcement. May he rest in peace in God's great and loving care. I hope his family finds some comfort knowing that so many care. Thank you Deputy Sheriff Whittle.

Helene pawlikowski

September 18, 2011

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

September 18, 2011

A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Union County Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steven Marshall
Washington, NH Police Dept.

September 18, 2011

My family is honored to have known Derrick and called him friend. He will be missed by many. Godspeed my friend.

Driver/ Engineer Andy Oliver ret.
Honored to call Derrick a friend

September 18, 2011

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

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

September 18, 2011

My family and I express our deepest condolences. I own a cabin in Blairsville, and feel like it is my hometown. We are a Law Enforcement family and feel your pain.

Sgt. Teresa Stevens
Hernando County Sheriffs Office Brooksville, Fl

September 18, 2011

I have so many memories of things Derrick and I did together growing up. From the camp outs to the soccer games to the baseball trips and just an average weekend night. There are too many memories to say that one sticks out the most because to me they were all very special. Even though over the years miles have separated us we would still keep in touch periodically. He was a great person, husband and friend. And for those that don't know him, or even those that do, just looking at his facebook page will tell you that he was a great, great dad. I really don't know what to say right now other than all the time I spent with him growing up made me a better person and helped mold me into the man I am today. You will be missed Big D but you will never be forgotten. I love you man! DHC

Chris Boswell
He was one of my best friends in High School

September 18, 2011

Our thoughts n prayers r with your family at this difficult time.this is such a terrible loss n 2 soon in life.U may be gone but u will never be forgotten.

Paige Boswell
he was my brothers friend in school(Mulberry)

September 18, 2011

Deputy Whittle has done his duty. I send my deepest sympathy to his wife and family. It's never easy to say goodbye to anyone - especially someone who was "just doing his job".
Rest in peace Officer. God will watch over your family.

Gail Climer

September 18, 2011

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

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

September 18, 2011

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

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

September 18, 2011

I just came back from NY for the 9/11 ceremonies and I'm already afflicted with this sad news. I didn't know the Deputy sheriff Derrick Whittle but I would like to express my deepest condolences to his family, friends and co-workers. My thoughts and prayers are with all during this time of terrible sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that even foreign brother in blue grieves with you. God bless your family and those which protect America,.... R.I.P. colleague." Au revoir mon ami" Courage à ta famille. Eric REMIENCE

principal Inspector Eric REMIENCE

September 18, 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 18, 2011

Rest Well, Deputy. I'm sure you were a good man. Time to take a walk on Heaven's beat.

S.O. Eric Woodard
Allied Barton Security Services

September 18, 2011

OUR thoughts and prayers go out to ALL of Officer Whittle's family and friends and co-workers. May you forever RIP as a HERO!!!

Patti Olesen
Vest Indiana K-9's

September 18, 2011

Rest in peace my Brother.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept. (MS)

September 18, 2011

Thinking of you and praying for peace during this sad time. He will never be forgotten. RIP 221

Donna & Sam Houston

September 18, 2011

Rest in peace, Deputy Whittle. Thank you for your dedicated service to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, Union County SO and law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed & God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B
Georgia Citizen

September 18, 2011

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

September 18, 2011

Our prayers are with the family of Officer Whittle. May he rest in peace knowing that his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Clay County
Clay County Sheriff's Office, Hayesville, NC

September 18, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers to Derricks family and friends. He was a good friend and our hearts are heavy with sadness from this loss of such a good man. Rest in peace my friend, you will never be forgotten.

Retired Deputy Sheriff Judi Rhodes

September 18, 2011

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

September 18, 2011

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Deputy Derrick Whittle. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time. Rest in Peace, Deputy Whittle and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 18, 2011

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