Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Anthony Quinn Barfield, Sr.

Barwick Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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Reflections for Chief of Police Anthony Quinn Barfield, Sr.

"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."
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Powell Police Department

April 17, 2013

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.
Thank you for your service.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County Police Dept

April 17, 2013

Rest in Peace Sir.................

Offc. Thomas Wiederhold Ret.
Fort Worth PD, Texas

April 17, 2013

For Chief Anthony Barfield:

Our duty as law officers is as complicated with stress as it is with high-risk situations. Sometimes real life interrupts our day with a message that none of us is exempt from heart attack, stroke or related disease, despite all attempts to remain fit and healthy.
We regret that Anthony would be the next law-officer to experience what we all might dread - and at the worst possible moment.
We pray for Anthony's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another at this time.
We are proud to render Chief Anthony Barfield, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

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

April 16, 2013

Rest In Peace.....

John Ruth, AEMD Comm Specialist
MOMR Farmers Branch, TX

April 16, 2013

You, sir, were a hero to the end serving & protecting your community. Nobody knows the horrors you saw in your years of service, but your gift will NEVER be forgotten! God bless your bothers & sisters in blue.

Mother of a Sargeant
Colorado Springs Police Department

April 16, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Chief Barfield. God Bless him for his service to his community. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

April 16, 2013

Thank you for your service Chief Barfield. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Police Department, IL

April 15, 2013

Family, Co-workers and Friends: We hope knowing that you are thought of in a kind and loving way will help ease your sorrow today and in the difficult days to come.

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

April 15, 2013

May Angels surround your family during this time.....RIP Chief.

Detective Desiree F Harris
DeKalb County Police Department

April 15, 2013

Rest in peace Chief and thank you for your service. As you join your brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes above, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

April 15, 2013

Far too young to leave the community he served. May the next watch be for eternity with the Great Creator who gave us the basis of law that Chief Barfied serrved.

Chief Roger Tripp, Retired
Statham, GA

April 15, 2013

RIP Chief....condolences to your family, friends, and the members of the BPD during this most difficult and tragic time

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

April 14, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your fellow officers!

Bryce Stevenson
Son of Fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW 010905

April 14, 2013

One final result to you Chief Barfield.

Stephen Bruet PPO II
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

April 14, 2013

Chief, Rest in peace. May your family and friends feel some peace knowing that you are in heaven with God.

Officer Emmrich & k-9 Jake
Cedarburg Police, WI

April 13, 2013

Rest in peace blue brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell

April 13, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

April 13, 2013

Rest in peace brother. May God bless your family, friends and community you so honorably served.

Off. Matthew Harrington
Kennebunk, Maine Police Department

April 13, 2013

RIP my Fellow Brother in Blue. My prayers go to the family, friends, and co-workers. God Bless.

Retired Detective Don Vine #5896
Phoenix Police Department

April 13, 2013

Rest in Peace, Sir.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

April 13, 2013

Chief Anthony Q. Barfield Sr. Rest in Peace, We have the watch. May God keep you close. Graditude for your service Brother. God Speed

Berwyn Police Department

April 13, 2013

God bless Chief Barfield and his family..


April 13, 2013

Chief Barfield,

God will reward you for your service. Rest well in His arms.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

With Much Faith,

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

April 13, 2013

So sorry about the death of your loved one. It is never easy to lose the people we love, but we can always find so much hope and comfort in the words found at Revelation 21:4. Please take time to read it. My love and condolences goes to the family and the lives this officer touched.

Weight Inspector Davis

April 13, 2013

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