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

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Maples as well as the brotherhood at Cleveland Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Dpartment

May 23, 2012

Justin, Since this tragedy has happened all I can think about is those few short days that I got to spend with you as my FTO. The conversations and laughs we shared over our experiences in law enforcement prior to our meeting were great and I'll never forget you. You were the first to give me that sense of family with the Cleveland Police Department. Thank You.

Sand Storm
Cleveland Police Department

May 22, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Cleveland Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

May 22, 2012

Well done, thou good and faithful servant...
Rest in peace, brother.

Res. Officer T.A. Poole
Jonesborough, TN.

May 22, 2012

Justin: You were a great friend, a wonderful police officer and always a brother. We will miss you, friend.

Officer Evie West
Cleveland Police Department

May 22, 2012

Our entire Staff sends our prayers to the family of Officer Maples and our support to the CPD. Your service to this Country will always be honored. RIP brother Justin.

Commander Griffin / MPS DOPS
OIG ASU Special Ops Chicago

May 22, 2012

I can not imagine the pain you are experiencing at this moment. On behalf of my department I want to tell you how sorry we are for your loss and that our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

To you BROTHER Maples!! We thatnk you for your service to the cause!! rest easy brother!!

Investigator Adam Toney
Smtih County Sheriff's Department Raleigh Mississippi

May 22, 2012

Rest In Peace Officer Maples. We will continue the fight and never forget the ultimate sacrifice you made to keep those on your watch safe.

Officer C. Martin, Jr. #3136
Dekalb County Police Dept.
(Former Chattanooga P.D. 1998-2011)

May 22, 2012


Thanks for your courage to walk by Faith. It's not easy when we don't quite understand God's full plan. Like you said, Justin fully knows, but you may not for several years or until you see him face to face. I know a little of your pain, my wife died rather quickly/unexpectedly at 33yrs old of cancer. There were many days that I clung to Proverbs 3:5+6, "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge Him, and he wil make your path straight."
The more I let that simple sounding verse take a hold of every thought and action, the more I realized how easy our responsiblity really is when were faced with unbearable situations. Nowhere in the scriptures does it say that we are suppossed to know the answers to every question, or know what the best decision is to handle every situation, but itstead it says to trust that the Lord knows, and that we don't have to rely on what we know(thank God). Put him first and he will direct you how to make the tough decisions. I'm sure that Justin is proud of you, and he will tell you to your face one day. That will be a happy day! I will pray for you to have the strength to face your kids everyday. I look forward to meeting Justin.

PO John Reeves
Cary NC

May 22, 2012

To the family, friends and co workers of Officer Maples,
I want to express our deepest sympothy for everyone close to Officer Maples. As officers and deputies we have a brotherhood that extends across the nation. When an officer passes we all feel a lost to our law enforcement family. I want to pass on the true words of honoring how Officer Maples lived and not how he died, giving the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow man. God Bless,

Asst. Chief Deputy Jimmy Davis
Loudon County Sheriff's Office, TN

May 22, 2012

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Deputy Tonyia Symon-Short
Brevard County Sherriff Friend

May 22, 2012

Mrs. Maples,

I have often been moved to tears by these reflections, but never more so than after reading your post. The mere fact you took the time to share your thoughts is inspiring.

I pray you and your sons will be looked over and cared for, both by the L.E. community still here and those who have gone before us.

J. Nelson

May 22, 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

May 22, 2012

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. May you RIP brother, we’ll take it from here.

Capt. James Moore
Gardner KS Police Dept.

May 22, 2012

God's peace and speed Officer Maples. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

May 22, 2012

On behalf of Session 52 of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy in Schenectady, NY, we thank you for your service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your department.

Session 52

May 22, 2012

I do not know you or your family. I was so touched by your post regarding the loss of your husband. God will give you the courage to go on...Justin would want you to be strong. God will also give you strength to look into your boy's eyes...not to be sad for what you lost; but so thankful for what you have been given through your three sons. Three gifts. A reminder of the one you loved so much but was taken from you too soon. May God's peace and comfort be with you and your family.

Chris D.

May 22, 2012

My sincere condolences. May your sons know that you were a man of integrity and honor. I hope and pray that your family finds strength and reassurance during this tragic time.

God bless you and your family. May you find everlasting peace.

Officer Eric Buzonas, PRIII
Arizona State Parks

May 22, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss =(

Civilian Dania Garcia
Homestead PD

May 22, 2012

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Chief Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Dept (Michigan)

May 22, 2012

To the Maples family and to the officers that worked side by side with him....I am so very sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers.
Not only was he a husband, son, brother and father....he was a hero! Thank you for your service Officer Maples, may you rest in peace and may your family feel the strong arms of God wrapped tightly around them now and forevermore!

Karen N.
Wife of a police officer

May 22, 2012

Thank you for your service. My prayers will be with you and your family. R.I.P.

R. L. Drake
Detective (Ret.)

May 22, 2012

Praying for this family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss this man made the ultimate sacrifice in a attempt to protect our city from sorry ass people who have no respect for others. Thank you Officer Maples for your service!

Honorabley discharged E-3, Andrew Howard

May 22, 2012

May GOD be with you and your Cleveland Police Family in this time of loss.

Theresa Brown Supervisor Nashville 911
Metro Nashville Emergency Communication Center

May 22, 2012

I'm so sorry...

Retired DKPD GA

May 22, 2012

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