Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Assistant Warden Peggy L. Sylvester

Opelousas Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, April 14, 2013

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Reflections for Assistant Warden Peggy L. Sylvester

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

April 14, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 14, 2019

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

Thanks Officer Peggy for your many years to law enforcement. I think about your family often. God Speed!

Lainey Richard Estis
Daughter to Port Barre Police Chief, David Richard

December 5, 2013

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

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2013

God Bless you. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Sister in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Mam.

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

July 23, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Assistant Warden Peggy Sylvester and the Opelousas Police Department during this time. Thank you, Assistant Warden Sylvester, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 22, 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

May you Rest In Peace. May your family and department find comfort that you are watching them from above. Thank you for your service.

Session 54
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

June 3, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the department, and those served, at the loss of this warden. 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 jailer 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!

Additionally Warden Sylvester , Thank you for your double commitment to your fellow man by being a veteran of the U.S. Army. And thank you to your family for carrying the burden of support not only while you worked for the Cities of Eunice and Opelousas, as well as the St. Landry Parrish Sheriff's Office, but also while in the Army. Without their support you could not have been the successful Officer and protector that you were.

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

May 26, 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 Police Department (WY)

May 5, 2013

Asst. Warden Sylvester,
Maam, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Opelousas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections/Detention Officer.


U.S. Border Patrol

May 1, 2013

Godspeed Sister...You died fighting the good fight and for that we are eternally grateful...


POI K. Jarrell

April 27, 2013

God Bless to your family. My condolences. Your Brothers and Sister officers of Orange County won't forget you.

Correction Officer Wright,Robert
Orange County Correctios

April 27, 2013

My prayers are with the Sylvester family and the Opelousas Police Dept.

Corrections officer
Allegheny County Bureau Of Corrections

April 25, 2013

God Bless Assistant Warden Peggy Sylvester, her family and the men and women of the Opelousas, LA, Police Department.

Arthur R Spafford Jr, Special Agent, Ret
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

April 25, 2013

Then peace of Christ to the family, friends & Department.

Mother of a Sargeant
Colorado Springs Police Department

April 24, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the family and police department

Sgt. Rosie Landry
Chitimacha Tribal Police Department

Sgt Rosie Landry
Chitimacha Tribal Police Department

April 23, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family of Assistant Warden Peggy Sylvester.

Shreveport Police Department

April 23, 2013

"Mo chomhbhróin"

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department, California

April 23, 2013

God bless.

Officer J.Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

April 23, 2013

Our deepest condolences go out to family and friends of Peggy. May God rest her soul.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Ops
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

April 21, 2013

Little did you know that morning, God would call you name. In life you were loved dearly and in death it is the same. My sincere condolences to your children, your parents and coworkers. RIP Assistant Warden Sylvester

Robina Browne
Mother to Dep. Sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez, Honolulu, HI.EOW 2/10/07

April 21, 2013

Assistant Warden Sylvester, thank you so very much for not only protecting the people of Louisiana but the entire country. Thank you for your years of dedicated and selfless service. You lived as a hero and will forever be remembered as one.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

April 21, 2013

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