Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jeff G. Watson

St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, August 4, 2013

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jeff G. Watson

Deputy Watson, thank you for your service. God Speed

Thomas Speakman

August 5, 2013

Rest in Peace Deputy Watson.

Sincere condolences to your family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Dept.

August 5, 2013

Rest in peace.

Cadet B. Jehoich
Tustin PD

August 5, 2013

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

August 5, 2013

RIP brother Jeff.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept

August 5, 2013


Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office

August 5, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy! May the Lord bring peace and comfort to your family during this tragic time.

Res. Ofc. Travis V. Allred, #628
LaFayette (AL) Police Department

August 5, 2013

Rest in Peace Deputy Watson. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Watson Family and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office Paterson, NJ

August 5, 2013

R.I.P Deputy Watson, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and keep you in his loving care, as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard,Tampa, Fla.

August 5, 2013

Had the honor of working the Gulfport area after the hurricane which included St. Charles Parish . It was a beautiful community and I am sure the fine folks there will honor this officer as he deserves. Rest in peace my brother, you have served your community with honor and shall always be remembered.

Officer Jonathan Cherney
Cassville Police Department, MO

August 5, 2013

Very sad. Rest in Peace Deputy.

Corporal B.P. SULLIVAN
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

August 5, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother. Watch over your fellow Deputies as they continue on in your honor. My condolences to your Family and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Sgt Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

August 5, 2013

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother.


August 5, 2013

Although we never met, your bravery is one that inspires us in our criminal justice paths. It is a selfless act to decide to wear the badge with honor as you did. You may no longer be among one of our living heroes, but you will forever be in our thoughts. You courageously did what few can do. We think of you with respect and know it takes a strong person to be in the criminal justice field. You will live forever in those who knew your story and find inspiration in all you did, may you rest in peace and thank you for your service.

Heald College Modesto Campus
Capstone Class A.Y./ A.F./ S,M./ A.S./ B.U.

August 5, 2013

Gods blessings to him and his family..

Mike Saxby

August 5, 2013

God Bless Deputy Sheriff Watson, his family and the men and women of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

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

August 5, 2013

My prayers and heart to this officer's family and all his department as a former LEO (Virginia State Police Trooper) and now a Patriot Guard Riders Assistant State Captain for District 1 in Western Virginia

Trooper Gary C. Cope (Alumni)
Virginia State Police

August 5, 2013

Bless you Deputy Watson, May you be in the company a your Blue Line Family. Keep watch over the rest of them.
Thank you for 12 years of service to your community I know they were appreciated.
Rest in Paradise now fine Sir,

Donna Sisk
A Deputy's Wife

August 5, 2013

Rest In Peace Sir! My deepest condolences go out to Deputy Watson's family and friends as well as the entire St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office. Another hero torn from the Thin Blue Line...

Deputy Michael Matranga
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Regional Traffic Bureau

August 5, 2013

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.

“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.

Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

Investigator Daavid L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

August 5, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator Daavid L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

August 5, 2013

Deputy Watson,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

August 5, 2013

Rest in peace Sir. Thank you for your service. My prayers go out to your bio familyl as well as your LE family and your friends. You will be remembered.

Shari Hagewood, Mother of a Deputy

August 5, 2013

Rest in peace, Deputy Watson. Thank you for your dedicated service to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, St. Charles Parish SO and many law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed and God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

August 5, 2013

God bless Deputy Watson's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

August 5, 2013

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