Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Randall L. Benoit

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Randall L. Benoit



January 18, 2012

RIP Deputy Benoit. May God look over your family and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Master Trooper Craig Rhodes
Louisiana State Police Narcotics

January 18, 2012

Rest In Peace Brother. Watch over your fellow Deputies as they continue on with the watch in your memory. My condolences to your Family and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

PO Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

January 18, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Sheriff Randall Benoit and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Officer Benoit, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

January 18, 2012

Randy was always the life of the Party, in any moment of sadness,Randy could make anyone laugh. I worked with Randy for about a year and a half before he transfered off Patrol. He told me soon after his transfer, "Fontenot, I never had more fun working with anyone, or learned as much from anyone, like I did with you." Randy it was fun buddy and I'd give anything to have it back. Although I no longer wear the badge, I am still your brother in blue, and you will be missed by many, forgotten by no none.

Mark Fontenot CPL. (EX)
Ex- Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Office

January 18, 2012

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers in this time of tragic loss. Thank you for your many years of service.

Donnie Meaders, Deputy Sheriff
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Office

January 18, 2012

RIP brother Randall.

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

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept

January 18, 2012

Hero's in Life, Not Death! R.I.P Randall

Police Constable Al Halimic
York Regional Police, Canada

January 18, 2012

R.I.P. Brother

Reserve Deputy Mike Leedy
Lee Co. Sheriff's Office

January 18, 2012

Rest well, my Brother. Your days of fighting the wrong and defending the defenseless are no more. Rest in the loving arms of the Father.

Deputy James Cook
Jasper County, Texas Sheriff's Department

January 18, 2012

Endearing thoughts and prayers to the family of Deputy Benoit.

Sgt m Flisk
Chicago police

January 18, 2012

RIP Brother Benoit,, Condolences to the family

Ofc. Leo Pinheiro
NJ Juvenile Justice Commission

January 18, 2012

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Randall Benoit. I pray that he is with Jesus Christ and that his family will have comfort in this thought.

Evan Ruggeberg (former deputy)
Ogle County Sheriff Dept. Illinois

January 18, 2012

Rest in peace brother.

P.O. Steve Barker Ret

January 18, 2012

Rest in peace bother, all fallen officers are never forgotten. Our prayers are with you your family and your department.

Father and fellow officer of fallen officer
Andrew S. Dunn EOW 3-19-11

Ofc. Matthew Dunn
Sandusky P D (Oh)

January 18, 2012

RIP Officer Benoit and this is for you!!

The police officer stood and faced his Maker, which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining brightly as his brass. “Step forward now, police officer how shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To your Maker, have you been true?” The police officer, with squared shoulders, said “No sir, I guess I ain’t. Because those of us who carry badges can’t always be a saint. I’ve had to work most Sunday’s 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 just got too steep. And I never passed by a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear, and sometimes, please 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 fears. But if you have a place for me here, well…it need not be too grand. I never expected or had too much so if you don’t…I’ll understand.” There was silence all around the room where the saints respectfully stood. As the police officer waited quietly for the judgment…bad or good. “Step forward now, police officer, you’ve borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven’s streets, You’ve done your time in hell.”

John G

January 18, 2012

RIP Deputy Benoit, you will never be forgotten.

Sergeant Wilfredo Mercado Ret.
Connecticut State Police

January 18, 2012


Jim and I want you to know that our prayers are with you.
Our hearts are saddened for you and all those that knew and loved Randy.

Sandy and Jim

Sandy Granger/Jim McNeill
High School friend of Kathy

January 18, 2012

Thank You for your sevice, RIP

S.O. H.Garcia
Federal Bureau of Prisons

January 18, 2012

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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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and may not be duplicated without permission
This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

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

January 18, 2012

RIP fellow officer. God bless you and your family.

Stephen Bruet PPO II
Probation/Parole Officer NC DOC

January 18, 2012

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

January 18, 2012

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! 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 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steven Marshall
Washington, NH Police Department

January 18, 2012

I know that you made law enforcement your life's work. Now it is time to patrol heaven. We are going to miss you everytime we see your empty office. I will remember your contegeous smile. I know you are with god. We will carry on its time for you to rest. My gosh. My heart is heavy.

detective sgt. doug jean
calcasieu parish sheriff's office

January 18, 2012

May our Lord keep you near him in Heaven Deputy Randall Benoit. R.I.P my brother in arms... From Lake Arthur, Louisiana...C.L.Robinson....

Retired Deputy/Corrections Officer
Bexar County Sheriff Dept. SATX

January 18, 2012

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