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 Whittle. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family in these troubling times, may God help them and your fellow officers make it through the tough times ahead. We salute you for your sacrifice.

Cpl. J.R. Murphy
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

September 28, 2011

I knew Derrick and his parents, Jim and Sharon, as a child in Lakeland, Fl. My parents informed me today of Derrick's passing. I cannot imagine the grief that is being felt by his wife, children, parents, and friends. His laughter is what I will remember the most~God Bless, my thoughts and prayers to you all. RIP Derrick.

Kim Lemke-Pfeiffer

September 26, 2011

I wish to thank Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle for his service. My God bless your family, friends, and fellow officers.

civilin steven

September 25, 2011

My heart and prayers go out Deputy Derrick Whittle's family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Branch County Sheriffs Office, Coldwater, Mi.

September 24, 2011

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


September 24, 2011

I am so very sorry that this has happened. My prayers go out to the family of Deputy Whittle.

Officer M. Wilson
Georgia Tech Police Department

September 24, 2011



September 24, 2011

My heart goes out to the Whittle family, friends, co-workers, and the people he risked his life for on a daily basis. My prayers are with you all. My Son is also a Deputy here in GA, only a few years younger than Deputy Whittle. Deputy Whittle was too young to be taken away from his wife & children, but...God had a GREATER plan for him. He is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Let's ALL pray for our people who risk their lives on a daily basis to keep us all safe. That's just what Deputy Whittle was doing....protecting & serving. May God be with each & everyone of you from this day forward.

A.G. Taylor
Mother of Son in Law Enforcement

Anita G. Taylor
Mother of Son in Law Enforcement

September 23, 2011

GOD's plan is far Greater than we can imagine. I am sure that the People Derrick served, and the Family and Friends that knew him, will be forever blessed with the richness of his memory! GOD-Speed.....

Lt. Jesse Varner
City of Baldwin

September 23, 2011

I didn't know Deputy Whittle, My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers.

Sgt. Johnny Etter, Jr.

September 23, 2011

Rest in Peace Sir! My prayers go out to your department and family.

Officer Anwar Sillah
Stone Mountain Police Department, Stone Mountain, GA

September 22, 2011

My deepest sympathies go out to your family. I pray that God holds them close in his loving arms.

Loraine, Mother of an Officer
Fort Worth Police Department

September 22, 2011

Thank you for your service to your community. God bless.

J Schroeder
Wilmot, WI

September 21, 2011

For Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle:

Our duty on patrol involves many risks and remaining chief among them is the operation of the patrol vehicle on the highway. No matter the training the experience we are always subject to the various situations that lead to serious crashes. We regret that Derrick would be the latest among us who would lose their life in the service to others.

We pray for Derrick'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 Derrick Whittle, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

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

September 21, 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

September 21, 2011

The policeman stood and faced 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 a badge
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 time 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 a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

Tomya Cochran Allen
daugher of Det Sgt Thomas Cochran, EOW 1/26/05

September 21, 2011

Deputy Whittle,

I did not know you and I did not work with you, but you wore a badge and a uniform everyday that you went to work, just as many of us do. You answered the call that you needed to serve your fellow man. Seeing the multitude of people at you visitation it was clear that you were a man that was greatly loved and appreciated.

You will not only be remembered for what you did as a law enforcement officer, but what you did for your family and community. You will be greatly missed by your law enforcement family throughout our great nation. Your family will always remain in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss you my brother.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2nd Timothy 4:7.

Chief Justin J. Jacobs
Murphy Police Department

September 21, 2011

Thank you for your serve and my prayers are with your family.

Retired Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

September 21, 2011

Rest in peace brother and from my family to the family of Deputy Whittle we wish to express our condolence and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sgt. H.J. Mashburn
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

September 20, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and Department of Deputy Whittle. May God hold you in His hands very securely and comfort you through the hardest time of your life. I pray with each day, this Hero, you find peace and remember the good times. With each breath you take know that you have a Guardian Angel and that this Deputy now will continue what he loves, he is now Patroling the Streets of Gold in Heaven, I would also like to say thank you for allowing him to serve as such a brave, determined, driven, dedicated and wonderful deputy. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your services and for your sacrafices. May God be with you and carry you at all times!! Rest in Peace Deputy Derrick Whittle you watch has ended here on earth but may you patrol the Streets of Gold and watch over your fellow brothers and sisters in blue and your family! our prayers to the fellow patrol who worked with Deputy Whittle as well, and thank you for your services as well!

Communications Officer

September 20, 2011

Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice to the citizens of Union County. I have family up there so thank you for protecting them. Rest in peace brother. Godspeed.

Reserve Officer Ryan Warren
Panama City Beach Police Department

September 20, 2011

God Bless You and May You Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Whittle. Thank You, Terry Granato

Terry Granato
Border Agents Mom

September 20, 2011

My heart aches for the loss of this great man. I have many fond memories of our teenage years and those memories will be cherished forevermore. My prayer is that comfort, love and support will surround his family quickly.

Michele Jewett
Childhood Friend

September 20, 2011

My thoughts and Prayers go out to the family of Mr.Whittle,the Lord needed an angel and he needed one of the best.

Debbie Relyea

September 20, 2011

May God comfort Derrick's Family. My Heart and Prayers go out to you all. God Bless R.I.P.

911 CO/Barbara Tolbert
White County 911

September 20, 2011

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