Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Jeremiah Alan MacKay

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Reflections for Detective Jeremiah Alan MacKay

Rest in Peace. We are thankful for your unbelieveable sacrifice

Deputy District Attorney, Heather Ferris
Riverside County District Attorney's Office

February 22, 2013

Thank you for your serivce,. My prayers are with your love ones during this hard time. Rest in peace knowing our heavenly father wraps them in his arms during this tme of grief.

john latour (retired Marine and Deputy)

February 22, 2013

Cancer patient, under covers watching memorial.i have no words infact which one of us can find words that can truly depict this heartfelt memorial.the memories touched my soul, as if I knew this man...may his joyous spirit continue to soar.The words his father spoke kind honest and godly man.our lifes are filled with hope and promises. This death is not in vain. To those who were witnessed to, today may god have the glory. So fitting. After all Det. McKay loves the sheep. Amen
. Ive never seen a trajedy be used for Gods glory.
Gods glory.the the wife, and children, the parent, the siblings the family nd friends, mourn withuu honor honor. Look at all the sheep your loss has reached! So fitting because afterall Det McKay loved the sheep.such a touching tribute.

A thankful sheep

February 22, 2013

Detective MacKay,
I was one of many residents of San Bernardino who paid honor to you and your memory by saluting your funeral procession, to pay our respects to you on the Muscupiabe & 30th St. overpass. We could see that other residents were doing the same on the H st. overpass and the E st. overpass. Yes, there are law abiding, law enforcement supportive citizens who still reside in San Bernardino and we salute and honor you. Rest in Peace Detective Jeremiah MacKay, rest in peace...

A local law enforcement supporter and
law enforcement employee

February 21, 2013

Today was an amazing life experience! Went with my criminal justice class to pay our respects to deputy Jeremiah Mackay who died on the line of duty. May he rest in peace, another fallen soldier but forever in our hearts he'll stay, May God bless his family. Thank you for everything.

A Grateful citizen

February 21, 2013

Beautiful funeral today brother. Rest in peace and let the rest of us Sheep Dogs take it from here.

Officer L. Purcell, Honor Guard
Simi Valley Police Department

February 21, 2013

God Bless and Godspeed.


February 21, 2013

Detective MacKay thank you for your service to law enforcement. You are a true hero. Your dedication and bravery will not be forgotten. My prayers go out to your family and your co workers. God bless.

Sgt J Walter
Richmond PD VA

February 21, 2013

Job well done on earth , may god watch over your family. RIP Deputy MacKay.

Sr. Correctional Deputy
Retired (RSO )

February 21, 2013

Rest in peace Officer MacKay. I am very sorry this happened to you! Thank you so much for all your services! You are a hero to me thank you! God be with you till we meet again.

Kevin Fullerton
San Diego Sheriff explorer

February 20, 2013

Rest in Peace Deputy Mackay. You will be remembered for your valiant dedication to duty and service to the citizens of San Bernardino County and the State of California. Prayers go out for your family and fellow Sheriff's Department personnel during this trying time.

Sr. Deputy Jay P. "Pat" Homan (ret.)
Monterey County Sheriff's Dept., CA

February 20, 2013

As you sit now near to Jesus Christ, Our Lord, please know that all citizens are grateful for the protection and service you gave to us here. God has grant you rest now, and I pray God grants your family love & hope. Until we all meet again, Officer MacKay, be at peace.

Deborah Rooth
Citizen, Orange County, CA

February 19, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family, friends and fellow officers of Detective Mackay. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace sir, hero's are never forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

February 19, 2013

A POLICEMAN’S PRAYER - Teach me that sixty minutes make an hour, sixteen ounces a pound, and one hundred cents a dollar. Help me so to live that I can lay down at night with a clear conscience, without a gun under my pillow, and unhaunted by the faces of those to whom I have brought pain. Grant that I may earn my meal ticket on the square, and in earning it I may do unto others as I would have others do unto me. Deafen me to the jingle of tainted money and to the rustle of unholy skirts. Blind me to the faults of other fellow, but reveal to me my own. Guide me so that each night when I look across the dinner table at my family, who have been a blessing to me, I shall have nothing to conceal. Keep me young enough to laugh with little children, and sympathetic enough to be considerate of old age. And when comes the day of darkening shades and the smell of flowers, the tread of soft footsteps and the crunching wheels in the yard, make the ceremony short and the epitaph simple – “Here lays a man.” --Unknown

John D. Hall, Deputy U.S. Marshal, Ret'd
United States Marshal Service 1971-1998

February 19, 2013

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

James Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

February 19, 2013

LOrd i pray for the Mackay family R.I.P. my brother

Deputy angela brown
Assumption Sheriff Department

February 19, 2013

My thoughts are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. God bless you and keep you sir. Rest easy

Former officer, Jim Mangum

February 18, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Detective Jeremiah MacKay and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department during this time. Thank you, Detective MacKay, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

February 18, 2013

RIP and God Speed, Brother

Police Officer M. Ankri
USC Department Of Public Safety

February 18, 2013

R.I.P. Det. MacKay

Citizen's Patrol

February 18, 2013

God's peace and speed Detective Mackay. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

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

February 18, 2013

Thoughts & Prayers from your colleagues across the pond in Staffordshire, England.

The Policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining 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 shoulders and said,
“No, Lord, I guess I ain’t.
Cause those of us who carry badges can’t always be a saint.
But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep,
Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me, I 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’ve 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 officer waited quietly for the answer 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.”

Rip Brother. Rest easy knowing that your colleagues will continue your good work and attempt to keep you alive in the way they do the job.

PC Dave Stubbs
Staffordshire Police, United Kingdom

February 18, 2013

"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, PD

February 18, 2013

"I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be
yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."

President Abraham Lincoln

M. Reuss Police Officer
Eagan MN Police Department

February 17, 2013

To the family and friends of Deputy MacKay and his felloiw deputies:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Jeremiah was killed. Although I am a frequent poster on this site, leaving a reflection for Jeremiah and the other heroes killed during the attack on our law enforcement in California has been difficult because it has been so hard to comprehend someone who once wore the badge dishonoring it by targeting others who honored it.

To Deputy MacKay's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Jeremiah MacKay gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 12, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 17, 2013

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