Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff William Erastus Whitehurst

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 1893

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Erastus Whitehurst

No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.. Rest In Peace always.

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

July 4, 2020

Your reputation has stood the wear of time. You were my grandfathers uncle. Thank you for your service. What a large landscape you had to watchover. Family fued still exist. You know more about that than I.

Rest well knowing Hillsborough County is taken care of.

Kimberly Whitehurst
Great great niece

November 18, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Whitehurst.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 3, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

Deputy Sheriff Whitehurst,
On today, the 123rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hillsborough County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 4, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 13, 2016

In continued honor of your ultimate sacrifice and service to Hillsborough County. A team was created in your honor for The 2015 Sheriff David Gee's Sporting Clay's Shoot Out (team 4 The Hero's). We thank you for your service to this community. We will never forget you.

Deputy A.Anderson
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 13, 2015

Thank you for your heroism, Rat. The family is proud of your service and we will make sure that future generations of Whitehursts know about your sacrifice. Rest easy.

Rob Whitehurst
Cousin / COPS crew member

February 3, 2015

In honor of your ultimate sacrifice, heroism and service, your name was placed on the registry of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Youth Ranch Run. A cadet humbly ran the race in your honor. We thank you for your service to this community. We will never forget you.

Deputy A. Anderson
Hillsborough County Sheriff

September 22, 2014

Proud of you Uncle Rat. God speed.

Trent Megill
2x-great grand nephew

June 18, 2014

All my love and admiration. Your life and sacrifice has never been
Forgotten. We will meet one glorious day and for everlasting
Be together....

Barbara (Schaefer) Evans
Great-Great Niece

April 12, 2013

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Whitehurst, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us and you sir are a hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

July 4, 2012

God Bless You Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

March 25, 2012

rest in peace , brother

retd. police Sgt. G.D,LEMONS
Genoa Twp. P.D

March 2, 2012

Rest In Peace ,Brother

retd. police Sgt. G.D,LEMONS
Genoa Twp. P.D

February 29, 2012

Rest in peace brother.

retd. police Sgt. G.D,LEMONS
Genoa Twp. P.D

February 29, 2012

You were Hero Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Whitehurst. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 13, 2012

I am privileged to among the first to leave a reflection for you.
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 119th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 7, 2012

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