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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

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”.......John 14:1-2...May The Peace Of God Be With You Deepest Sympathy To The Family And Friends Of Police Officer Justin Maples ....

THERESA MELODY
Someone who cares

June 3, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Words can not describe the pain you are feeling at this time. Just know that he is not alone. God has called home another of our brothers to help protect and watch over us from above. Thank You for all you gave Justin. You shall never be forgotten.

Ofc. John Greene
Nicoma Park Police Department, Okla

June 2, 2012

Rest in Peace

My heart goes out to the family, friends & fellow officers, Make these officers be safe each year.

Samantha from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

May 30, 2012

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, 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 got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

May 30, 2012

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God 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 fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wy Police Dept.

May 30, 2012

God Bless you Officer Maples. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

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

May 30, 2012

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

May 29, 2012

It always saddens me to hear of another tragic death of a fellow law enforcement officer. Thank you for your dedicated service, may you rest in peace.

PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

May 28, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones during this very trying time. You will never be forgotten by those that love you dearly, nor will the Blue Family ever let you be forgotten.

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

May 28, 2012

Rest In Peace Officer Maples.

Officer Christopher Goodwin (Retired)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Police Dept.

May 27, 2012

For Officer Justin Maples:

Our duty as law officers on patrol takes us one step further towards existing hazards while utilizing official equipment and driving at excessive speeds to incidents requiring quick response. We regret to learn of our brother Justin's fate while on duty and attempting to render assistance ot others.

We pray for Justin's family, friends, co-workers, and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to others in the days ahead.

We are proud to render a final salute to Officer Justin Maples, a soldier-of-the-law.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

May 26, 2012

We will miss u Justin our family will not be the same without u. we will always see u in your sons they look so much like u and never let them forget how much u loved them. RIP Love, Aunt Jackie

Jackie Montgomery
Aunt through marriage

May 26, 2012

Thank you for your service and dedication. May God watch over your family and protect them. You shall always be remembered. Brother, we now have the watch.

Deputy R. L. Matthews N.C.
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews E.O.W. 9/30/2005

May 26, 2012

Justin, I thank you for everything you have done for our family over the last 10 years. It is so hard to believe when we have cookouts when I'm in Tenn that you won't be there telling us crazy stories about work but I know you will be there in spirit. I am so proud of you and the man you were. Thank you for blessing our family with 3 kind, funny, beautiful, amazing little boys. We will always be there for them and I personally will remind them of how their daddy truly was a superhero. We love you and miss you Justin. You will forever be in our family hearts and lives. You will not be forgotten cousin. P.S. Thanks for helping me pick out my homecoming dress freshman year and for wanting to beat up my sons dad when he was threatening to come back to ohio you have no idea what that meant to me.
Rest In Peace.

Callie J Montgomery
Cousin

May 26, 2012

God's fullest blessings to Mrs Maples & te children. Just know you were loved by a true hero setting a standard for excellence. Rest, Officer Maples you've done your job well.

Mom of a Sgt
Colorado Springs Police Department

May 26, 2012

Rest in peace brother! To hear of yet another life lost is so hard... Drive safe brothers and sisters!

Sgt Michael Howell
Kansas City Kansas Police Department

May 26, 2012

May you rest in peace brother. Your watch is over. Don't worry, well keep America safe.

Sergeant Jonothan Crupt
NYPD

May 26, 2012

God bless you Brother. Rest easy; we've got the watch from here.

Officer J. Craven
Silver Spring Township, PA Police Department

May 26, 2012

Justin you were a good dad to Jace, Jacobi, and Declan. I miss you. Your nephew Ethan

Ethan
nephew 7 yrs old

May 25, 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

May 25, 2012

Your watch here as ended, thank you for your dedication and service. A new watch from the heavens above begins as you watch down on all of us as we continue on in your footsteps. Rest brother, we will continue for you.

Detective Kimberley Metivier
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Dept.

May 25, 2012

Rest in peace brother.

Deputy E. Zargo #7027
Clay County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

May 25, 2012

God's speed.
Rest in peace brother.

Sergeant Paul Schanno
State of MN Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

May 25, 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

May 25, 2012

i am not an american even I had known him just i saw this site via internet by chance but seems he was so kind and gentle
I ask forgiveness for him from god

Masoud

masoud
no

May 25, 2012

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