Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Justin Durwood Maples

Cleveland Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, May 20, 2012

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Reflections for Police Officer Justin Durwood Maples

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

May 20, 2020

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

Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 20, 2017

Take time today to remember Justin Maples. As a Below100 instructor, we use his situation to help remind officers of the importance to wear their safety belts. His legacy certainly has played a vital role in training officers here in Ohio and I am grateful to be able to use his situation to try to save more lives. Thank you Justin for your sacrifice in LE and may your family continue to heal and know we are saving lives still because of you.

Chief Jeffrey Scott
Notre Dame Poiice Department

June 30, 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

May 20, 2015

"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."
~John 15:13

Justin, you are truly missed. Every time I look into the eyes of one of your incredible boys, I see your legacy being carried on. They hold your bravery and strength without even knowing it. Thank you for all that you did. Our job is life changing, stressful, hard, and sometimes unwanted, yet you took the ultimate sacrifice for it.

Thank you.

Sister in Blue
Patrol Officer

May 18, 2015

I just came across this website. My breath was taken away by all the comments. As a mother you love your children unconditionally. I am so grateful that so many of you saw the true side of him. He liked to be tough but had a heart for those in need. He had a smile that was so contagious. No one made his father laugh as much as Justin did. I still expect to hear him say "hey woman" and then a big bear hug would happen. My heart will never be the same again. The loss of a child is not natural, but losing them as an adult you also lose your best friend. I thank God that we were given the privilege to be Justin's parents. You will be loved by us forever.


July 16, 2014

Officer Maples,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cleveland. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 20, 2014

Thinking of you and your family today. You are not forgotten.

Deputy Chris Massengill
Roane County Sheriff's Office

May 20, 2014

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to others, continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 20, 2013

I've never met u before, but I do thank u for ur services to this state. As I watched ur wife & 3 little boys stand in front of the memorial wall today, my heart dropped for a second time. Having lost my sister who leaves behind her 4 daughters, I can honestly feel what ur family is going through. Job well done. & may God bless u & ur family.

B. Marzette
Sister of a Fallen Officer

May 10, 2013

I am proud to have the honor of riding in memory of Officer Maples in the 2013 Police Unity Tour. I will carry his name to the wall that will forever serve as a memorial for his service and sacrifice.

My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting several members of the Cleveland Police Department and having dinner with Justin's family the other night. Ms. Danielle, you are a rock and an extreme inspiration to us! Your boys are adorable and I know they will grow to be fine young men. Justin is smiling down on the four of you and is so proud of the mom that you are.

I wish I had the words to relieve the pain that is still all to fresh in your hearts. We truly won't know God's plan until we are all together again in heaven. We can only take comfort in knowing that He will never leave us nor forsake us. He promises that our tears will be wiped away and that someday we will never again have to say goodbye.

As I make the trip on this years tour know that you guys will be on my mind, pushing me to Washington to honor Justin and the many others that have given their life so we can sleep safely at night.

Justin, you were an amazing man with a wonderful family. They miss you so much. We pray for peace, understanding, and continued comfort for your family. Rest easy our brother...

Deputy Chris Massengill
Roane County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

April 25, 2013

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

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

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 3, 2012

To the family of officer maples I was a fellow classmate in the academy in 2004. Justin was a friend of mine and a great man who we all new was destined to far surpass what would have been expected of him as an officer. He was always the first one across the finish line. When they asked for 100 percent Justin always gave 150. I am proud to have known him.He was one of those guys you would want watching your back. I am so sorry for your loss. I will carry with me always the sacrifice he made. Rest in peace friend you will never be forgotten.

Heather bolling
Fellow academy classmate

October 13, 2012

Maples Family,

I can't begin to express my condolences for your loss. Your sons/husbands/fathers sacrifice will never be forgotten. May God continue to give you the grace and peace for the road ahead. Please know many thoughts and prayers are with you.

Alisha Massengill

July 24, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

July 17, 2012

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his police family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Ret., Cincinnati P.D.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

June 27, 2012

Rest in peace my Brother!
"Blessed are the Peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Jack Garcia, Retired FBI Agent

June 24, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Justin Maples and the Cleveland Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Maples, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 18, 2012

Officer Maples,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cleveland. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

June 8, 2012

TO:The family;loved ones;friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER'S PRAYER:--- O, gentle Lord! Keep the day/night watch with me. As I begin my tour of duty,I ask your protection from all mental,physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work,endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers,and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord,I ask that I may return safely,after my tour of duty,to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer ;and after my tour of duty is over here on earth,may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well.AMEN.***REST IN PEACE

Chief(ret) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington Borough Police Department

June 8, 2012

Rest in peace my Brother!
"Blessed are the Peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Joaquin "Jack" Garcia
Retired FBI Agent

June 6, 2012

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Wife of US Marshal

June 4, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Maples' family and his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Rest in peace.

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept. Rochester NY

June 3, 2012

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