Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Shane Mitchell

Reagan County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joshua Shane Mitchell

I am so very sorry to hear of the shooting of Deputy Mitchell and the loss to his family, friends, and community. Law enforcement officers make the ultimate sacrifice when they lose their lives in the line of duty and they are truly heroes for their bravery in the face of danger. My condolences to all who knew him and cared for him during his lifetime. RIP, Deputy Mitchell, your watch is over.....

Kimberley Owen, Admin Assistant II
Oklahoma Department of Corrections

August 6, 2012

Rest In Peace, brother

Deputy Michael Montgomery
Throckmorton County S.O.

August 6, 2012

RIP Brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and fellow deputies. Our job is never easy nor is it safe all we can hope for is that when put on our badge that we allowed to return home. We also know that with that badge God has a higher calling for us. You know serve the streets of Heaven Deputy Mitchell. Rest assured we have the watch here.

Officer Laurie Eckman
Marlin Police Department

August 6, 2012

Rest in peace my brother in blue.

I hope in time your family and agency find peace in your passing.

Evil will never prosper as long as brave men such as yourself stand for good.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

August 6, 2012

Another Sheriff's Deputy doing his duty. I love you brother and hope that your family knows your life is not in vain. We will continue on, throughout the country in your name, with every other name we have remebered. God bless you and your family.

Sgt. T. Posey
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (NC)

August 6, 2012

My condolences to the Reagan County Sheriff's Office. My thoughts are with you and the family of Deputy Mitchell.

Colleen Ornelas, Communications Officer
Riverside County Sheriff Dispatch, California

August 6, 2012

Our prayers are with your family, brother. You can rest now, job well done. We will take it from here.

TFC P. Orr #249
Georgia State Patrol

August 6, 2012

God Bless you and thank you for your service

Michael Thompson
concerned citizen

August 6, 2012

I am Sergeant Jerry Millan with Reeves County Sheriff's Department in Pecos Texas. I am sorry for the loss of Deputy and D.A.R.E. Officer Josh Mitchell. My prayers with his family, friend, and with the Reagan County Sheriff's Department.

Sergeant Jerry Millan
Reeves County Sheriff's Department

August 6, 2012

To the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Josh Mitchell-I am extremely sorry to hear of the death of your loved one. Law enforcement is filled with such excessive dangers. Your loved one served courageously and will be forever honored in our profession. God Bless all of you.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

August 6, 2012

Thank you Deputy Mitchell for your service and may the Lord give your loved ones the strength to deal with the pain I know they are feeling. I ask that you join the many angels in blue tasked with keeping an eye on the rest of us still fighting the fight down here.

God speed to the Mitchell family and the Reagen County Sheriffs Office

Lieutenant Manny Miranda
Miami Dade PD (Dade Sheriffs Office)

August 6, 2012

God bless from the Jaynes family.

Officer J.Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

August 5, 2012

Thank you sir for your service. Take your place within God's realm, you served the brotherhood with honor.

Deputy Perez

August 5, 2012

Words cannot explaine why this happend there is no excuse i met you a copple of times at store you seamed to be alwayes happy i was at home when this happend only one block away i could not belive this could happen in such a small town it hurts prayers go out to your famaly friends and reagan county for thay lost a good deputy and a friend rip you will never be forgoten


August 5, 2012

Each day i fear that another Officer will lose his or her life. I have been to too many Officer funeral's.

Don Hipple, Police Chaplain
Va. Beach Police Dept

August 5, 2012

Rest in peace brother, you have done your duty and we have the watch now. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Mitchell during this tragic time of loss and heartbreak. Please, let's be careful out there.

Deputy Sheriff Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Dept

August 5, 2012

Your sacrifice was not in vain. We will not forget and we will continue to hold the line as you have done. Rest in peace brother and may you now be the guardian angel that guides and protects your loved ones. Thank you for all that you have done.

BPA Steven Dillard
U.S. Border Patrol

August 5, 2012

The members of the Boston Police Department mourn the loss of Deputy Mitchell. Prayers are for his family. You now walk the beat in heaven.

P.O. Robert Anthony
Boston Police Dept

August 5, 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

Corporal Matthew Holloway
Fort Smith Police Department

August 5, 2012

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

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

August 5, 2012

Deepest prayers for Dep. Mitchell's family and department in your loss. May God continue to strengthen you in all ways.

Chaplain Jerry Steele
Coquille Police Dept., Coquille, Oregon

August 5, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy. You are in God's hands now. Thank you for your service to all. God bless your family, colleagues and friends in this time of loss.

Your brothers & sisters of Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 197

Williamson County Sheriff's Office

August 5, 2012

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Kerr County Sheriffs Office

August 5, 2012

Rest eay, Deputy Mitchell, and may God comfort your family (whether related by blood or by shared sacrifice.) Our line holds.

Dennis M.
Federal Agent

August 5, 2012

A tragic loss; a hero fallen. May God keep the family, fellow Deputy's and friends of Dep. Mitchell in His peace. God be with you all.

Chaplain Bill Roscoe
Canyon Co. Sheriffs Office, Idaho

August 5, 2012

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