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

My wife and I will keep your family in our prayers.
Thank you for keeping Union County safe.

Commander John Grimes Retired
Broward Sheriff's Office

September 20, 2011

Thank you for your service

s/o alan marion jr
andrews international security/ private officer international associat

September 20, 2011

No one knows why your career was cut so short but we do know God has received a loving and honorable brother into His kingdom to serve with all of our brothers and sisters who have all paid the ultimate in serving and protecting Gods children in their communities as did you. Know that those brothers and sisters left behind will keep your name and memory alive for years to come and will care for your family. Rest in peace brother, give Jesus a hug for all of us still here. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

September 20, 2011

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


September 20, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD,NJ

September 20, 2011

Derrick (aka Dexter), we came to Blairsville almost 4 years ago from Fla. No you did not sell me property or a home, what you gave me no money could buy..a Great Friend,,your infectious laugh and quick whit will never be forgotten..Once you pinned that badge on your shirt you became a member of a brotherhood that reaches far beyond the bounderies of Union County..your passing will be felt throughout the country..until we meet again keep Heaven ya brother...John, Nicole Lombardo-Duncan and Devyn Duncan

John Duncan
Friend/ Retired Deputy Sheriff/ Broward Sheriffs Office

September 19, 2011



September 19, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the fellow deputies of Union County at this very, very sad time.

Officer Valerie Myers
Cherokee County Sheriffs' Office

September 19, 2011

Thank you for your service. Your work here is completed.

ret. police cpl. stanley massey
alamo community college police dept san antonio tx

September 19, 2011

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

September 19, 2011


Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

September 19, 2011

"Yes Me the Lousy Cop"

Well Mr. Citizen, I guess you have me figured out. I seem to fit neatly into the category you place me in. I'm stereotyped, characterized, standardized, classified, grouped, and always typical. I'm the "lousy cop." Unfortunately, the reverse isn't true. I can never figure you out.

From birth you teach your children that I am the bogeyman, and then you're shocked when they identify me with my traditional enemy, the criminal. You accuse me of coddling juveniles, until I catch your kid doing something. You may take an hour for lunch, and have several coffee breaks each day, but point me out as a loafer if you see me having just one cup.

You pride yourself on your polished manners, but think nothing of interrupting my meals at noon with your troubles. You raise hell about the guy who cuts you off in traffic, but let me catch you doing the same thing and I'm picking on you. You know all the traffic laws, but never got a single ticket you deserved. You shout "foul" if you observe me driving fast enroute to an emergency call, but literally raise hell if I take more than ten seconds responding to your call!!!

You call it "part of the job" if someone strikes me, but it's "police brutality" if I strike back. You wouldn't think of telling your dentist how to pull a badly decayed tooth, or your doctor how to take out your appendix, but you are always willing to give me a few pointers on law enforcement. You talk to me in a manner and use language that would assure a bloody nose from anyone else, but you expect me to stand and take it without batting an eye.

You cry, "Something has to be done about all the crime!" but you can't be bothered with getting involved.

You've got no use for me at all, but, of course, it's OK if I change a tire for your wife, or deliver your baby in the back seat of my patrol car on the way to the hospital, or save your son's life with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, or work many hours over-time to find your lost daughter.

So Mr. Citizen, you stand there on your soapbox and rant and rave about the way I do my job, calling me every name in the book, but never stop a minute to think that your property, your family, or maybe your life might depend on one thing, ME, or one if my buddies.


Rest in Peace Brother, you lost your life doing what others like myself do day-in and day-out...Godspeed...

K. Jarrell, Officer

September 19, 2011

You will be greatly missed. It was an honor working by your side and your service and dedication will never be forgotten.

Emergency Medical Services
Union County EMS

September 19, 2011

LEO's are there when you need them regardless of the situation. We should always treat them with respect & admiration for putting their lives on the line every day they put their uniforms on. Thank you for your sacrifice Deputy Whittle.

Jessica Upton
Wife of Officer Chris Upton E.O.W. 3/5/10

September 19, 2011

Rest in Eternal peace Officer Whittle. May God's presence be made known and real to the family and friends who grieve this loss. Thank you for your service and till that day when we will be reunited with those gone on before us, we have your Watch. Our loss, but heaven's gain. Amen

Margaret Hood
Citizens Watch

September 19, 2011

My God's comfort fall upon all of Deputy Whittle's family, friends and co-workers. He gave his life, in an attempt to save the life of a stranger. R.I.P. Deputy Whittle.

April Chastain
Former Deputy Sheriff, Cherokee County, NC

September 19, 2011

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shell be called the children of God RIP Brother. Our thoughts and prayers to the family and the Union County Sheriff's Office

Assistant Chief of Police
Murphy Police Department, Murphy NC

September 19, 2011

Deputy Whittle, thank you for your service! God's Speed my brother!

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

September 19, 2011



September 19, 2011

Thank you Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle. Rest In Peace and my prayers are continuous for you and your family.

Renee, wife of
Sgt. Roosevelt Walker, Jr.
EOW: May 22, 1998

Renee Walker, Wife
Escambia County Sheriff, Florida

September 19, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother. May God be with your family.

J. Baker Deputy Sheriff S.T.E.P. Unit
White County Sheriff's Office GA

September 19, 2011

My wife and I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Whittle's family, friends, co-workers, and agency. Rest In Peace Deputy Whittle, we'll carry on for you…

SGT Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

September 19, 2011

'Blessed Are The Peacemakers'.

Rest in peace Deputy Whittle,
Our prayers to your family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
Alameda, CA Police Dept.

September 19, 2011

Derrick and I went to school together at Lakeland Highlands Junior High. I remember him always being there for everyone. He was always a friend to anyone who needed one and had the biggest heart. Always there to crack a joke to make ya smile and laugh. We lost touch for a long while and then when I moved up here to Georgia we found each other again through Fb. He was such a blessing to so many people, a Guardian Angel here on earth. God took him from us all way to soon but, I know He has a plan for Derrick in His kingdom to be a Heavanly Guardian and protect all of us not just the few he could here on earth.
I will never forget the great friend I had in Derrick.

I send my love and prayers to Karen and the kids. I can't begin to imagine the overwhelming emotions that all of you have. Just remember this if nothing else.... Derrick loves you all very much and He will always be there. The faintest wind or a tear a rain drop a smile that is him touching and reaching out telling you I love you.

Cindy Belcher
Friend- Humble Heros

September 19, 2011

If this man should fall,who will lift the flag and carry on? Thank you for carrying the flag Deputy Whittle.

Deputy Darrin Ellis
Kings Co. Sheriffs Office,Ca.

September 19, 2011

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