Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Grimsley

Portsmouth Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, February 3, 2013

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Grimsley

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 13, 2018

May you continue to guard the Heavens and watch over us.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 3, 2018

Missing you still......

Deputy Chris Wells
Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office

February 3, 2018

Miss you everyday brother Bill! Rest in peace my friend.....

Deputy Chris Wells
Portsmouth Sheriff's Office

February 7, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Grimsley's family. We are so saddened to hear of his passing. May you find peace.

Deborah T. Mahanes
City of Poquoson Parade Coordinator

February 3, 2016

May God be with you family. Rest in peace my brother.

Cavan Garrett
former Portsmouth Deputy

February 5, 2015

May God be with you family. Rest in peace my brother.

Cavan Garrett
former Portsmouth Deputy

February 4, 2015

In Memory Of Billy Ray Grimsley

Because the greatest force on earth is not the compulsion of law, but the passion of Love, and true compassion puts love into action.

Love is more than a feeling, it is a commitment and God’s love is unconditional and has been committed to us all.

Our love with God is a journey with a beginning but has no end, because we can walk with him forever.

“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (John 14:18)

No one is more secure than one who is in God’s hands. For to be absent from the body, is to be with the Lord (Colossians 2:5) and Billy is in God’s hands.

Always in all ways God’s hands are guiding and leading; and He alone knows the things that we’re most needing.

And when he sends sorrow or some dreaded affliction, be assured that it comes with God’s kind benediction.

And if we accept it as gift of his love, we’ll be showered with blessings from our Father above.

For Billy’s Family;

Allow God to be with you every day. Because life is short; forgive quickly, believe slowly, love truly and laugh uncontrollably.

No matter what life may bring your way, each hour of every day remember: Throughout the months and long years too, Our Lord in Heaven will “Take Care of You.”

Samuel T. Watkins Jr.
Deputy Sheriff (Auxiliary), Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office

Samuel T. Watkins Jr. Deputy Sheriff
Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office

February 3, 2015

I will always remember him as Big Bill. He was my dive instructor and friend. Very gifted and always full of joy and laughter. Best memories with him were the trips we took to the Florida caverns. He nick named me "cookie jar". I will miss him. God bless Big Bill. Will see you again in Heaven.

Eddie Campbell

February 3, 2015

Still think about you everyday my brother.

Captain JS Lilley
Portsmouth Sheriff's Office

February 3, 2015

Yesterday I went to the wall...I saw your name and picture and I still can't believe I will not see your smiling face in the courtroom any longer. I helped Gary take an etching of your name and tried three times just to get it right! We miss you so much in P-Town and it just isn't the same without you! Rest on Peace Deputy Grimsley...your memory will continue to live on in the hearts of your loved ones to include your brothers and sisters in blue and brown!

Detective Misty Holley
Portsmouth Police Dept

May 14, 2014

Rest in peace, we'll take the watch from here.

Lieutenant Shannon
San Francisco Sheriff's Department

January 23, 2014

God Bless you Sir. 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.

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

October 25, 2013

"Not today"

Deputy W. Garrett
Portsmouth Sheriff's Office

October 1, 2013

Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will sit at the right hand of God..

Motorman Justin Tindall
Chesapeake Polce Department

August 30, 2013

God Bless you Deputy Grimsley. 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

July 23, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the department, and those served, at the loss of this officer. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this officer chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

May 28, 2013

“Then there are sheepdogs,” he went on, “and I’m a sheepdog. I live to protect the flock and confront the wolf.”

God bless you "Brother"

Officer Robert Hill #454
Maud Police Department

May 8, 2013

"Mo chomhbhróin"

Offi cer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department, California

April 23, 2013

I was so shocked to see this posting on here, I had to call my Dad right away. I remember seeing you up on stage with "The Searchers" many times and so many other times around town. You were always so happy and full of life. Thank you for your service, we will carry the torch for justice from here. To Ms. Robin and family, Mr. Bill will not be forgotten.


Sgt. Luke Marcum
Wilson Police Dept. Wilson, NC

April 22, 2013

Thanks for all you did for your community and this great country ! May You Rest in Paradise you earned it. :')

Leslie Ann

April 21, 2013

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 times. 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.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

April 3, 2013

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy CA Travis Bird
Frederickburg, Virginia

April 1, 2013

Psalm 23 ("The Lord is My Shepherd")

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.

Deepest Sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Grimsley ....

theresa melody
someone who cares

March 2, 2013

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