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Corporal Barbara Ann Dukes Ester

Arkansas Department of Corrections, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, January 20, 2012

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Reflections for Corporal Barbara Ann Dukes Ester

God rest her soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

May 31, 2024

From versus with ❤️


April 17, 2024

I can remember the first time I was a cadet in Ad Seg with your husband when he shared his meal with me and we bragged about your cooking. I can remember when you would walk the hallways with a smile or a word of encouragement to a new Officer. Then the day I heard about your murder my Lt. and Sgt came to the Infirmary at the Hawkins Unit where I was on duty and we shared our silent grief. I remember the day of your funeral there was a ring of officers surrounding the building and we wept. You are still missed to this day.

Arkansas Department of Corrections

September 26, 2023

My prayers are with your family. They now have the ultimate angel covering them. REST EASY MY SISTER IN ARMS.

A/Lt. D.Hill-Mumuni
Md. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

February 7, 2022

Cpl. Ester,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Arkansas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in in Law Enforcement then that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

January 20, 2022

Rest in peace Corporal Ester.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 1, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

January 20, 2021

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 7th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 20, 2019

Rest in peace Corporal Ester. A true heroine!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 19, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Thank you for your service my sister. May the Heavens give fortitude and blessings to your loving family for your great loss. Continue to rest in eternal peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 20, 2018

Just I sit here, manning a control tower(Sheriff's Dept). I am a former ADOC C/O, as well as a former Mississippi DOC Correctional Officer. My passion is in Nursing, however, my calling is MINISTRY in Corrections. It takes a brave soul to walk in the shoes of Cpl B Ester. Her integrity and dedication shines still, even under the circumstances. I still pray for her family and friends, as well as co-workers. Her and the sacrifice she made will never be forgotten. My hope today is that I touch souls here and that God keeps a hedge of protection over us all. Rest in peace & love beautiful spirit.

Criminal Justice Spec, Navida N Perry
State of Ga

October 28, 2017

Today I rode 52 miles in honor of Corporal Barbara Ester for the Texas Wheels of Justice: Heroes Ride 2017. It was with great privilege and honor to ride for Corporal Ester. From Conroe Texas we salute you and will hold you in my heart.

Thank you for all that you sacrificed.

Jennifer Crawford

Veteran Staff Sgt (Air Force)

October 14, 2017

I was an inmate at Brickeys prison and I just want to say that mrs. Ester is still held in high esteem by staff and inmates alike. She showed a level of bravery that even the supervising officer could not.

Inmate P. Finnegan #148114
Former Inmate

September 28, 2016

I was going through the Academy the day this happened. The assistant warden of our unit came and talked to us about it. It made 48 future officers stronger and tougher and made us realize the job we were taking on. Thank you for your service and I hope to be half the officer you were one day.

Corporal McCart
Arkansas Department of Correction

March 27, 2015

barbara dukes ester, was my co-worker.a great lady loved by many.I really do miss this woman.gone to soon.but god have you keep resting my sister.


March 12, 2015

Barbara Dukes was my great aunt and I find myself going back almost every day to view news articles about her, I see how many of you come back years later to come and view the same thing, I greatly appreciate you and the support you give to my family. I thank you for the nonstop prayers and I thank you for the comments you leave. bobby was indeed a great woman who loved her family especially her grandchildren and loved to smile and dance. she is truly misses at every family function and thought of daily. RIP Aunt Bobby I love you

SPC Briea Baker

February 3, 2015

You are a Hero, your sacrifice and service wont be forgotten. Thank you for serving 12 years. I appreciate for the service that all the officers do, always be remembered.

Melanie Garcia
San Diego CA,

May 12, 2014

I attended your memorial. I wish that I had had an opportunity to know you in the living years. The anount of support and love which was shown the day you were laid to rest was awe inspiring. Chiefs-of-State seldom have memorials which rise to the level that was shown that day. It is hard to believe that it all happened (2) two years ago. Barbara, rest in peace and rest well, we now man the watch towers in your memory.

Corporal R.H. Anderson, KCO
Arkansas Department of Correction, Brother in Uniform

January 30, 2014

I remember starting at Brickey's in 2005. I was the youngest Officer there. You and other Veteran's took me under your wings and treated me like Family. You'll be Greatly missed.

Joseph Wms(Senior Officer Specialist)
Federal Bureau Of Prisons, FCC Forrest City

January 11, 2014

I never met you.. and I will never forget you. Alot of people will never know what its like to be out numbered 100 to 1, unarmed, and still have the bravery to walk in the door. You are a Hero, your sacrifice and service wont be forgotten. R.I.P Corporal.

S.O. Jadrien Wilson
Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCI Pekin,IL

February 1, 2013

As we start a new year(2013),your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Sister.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends. May you Rest In Peace.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations - HSI

December 30, 2012

I was Employed at EARU(MAX Unit) years ago.. It was Officer's like Cpl. Ester that took the time and showed a Young Officer like myself the ropes.. I will never forget the comrade and tight bond we officer's shared back then. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and ADC Family...

Senior Officer Joseph Williams
(Dept of Justice) Federal Bureau of Prisons FCC Forrest City Complex

November 21, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 2, 2012

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