Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Joseph C. Antwine

Florence County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, November 29, 2013

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joseph C. Antwine

Rest in peace brother

Officer Lee, Citadel Echo Co. 2010

November 30, 2013

Our prayers to Deputy Antwines Family and co-workers at his loss. His service was surely appreciated by his community. May GOD be with them and comfort them at his loss.

Retired Sgt. Charles Carty
Benton AR. Police Dept.

November 30, 2013

Rest in Peace and Godspeed Brother. I pray for your family and friends.

Officer Phillip Wolfenbarger
Lone Grove Police Department

November 30, 2013

Our hearts ache for the family and friends of this exceptional young man.
You will be held close in my prayers...
~ wife of fallen Officer Rob Targosz

Brigitte Targosz

November 30, 2013

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

November 30, 2013

Rest in peace brother.. you and your family will always be in my prayers at the start of each shift. May God bless your family and comfort them...

L/Cpl R. Ruggerio
Horry County Police , SC

November 29, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Antwine as well as to the Florence County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Deputy Antwine, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

November 29, 2013


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

November 29, 2013

Very sad day for all of us. We are thinking of you and your family. Rest in peace.

Matt Cashin
Citadel '94 - Florence County

November 29, 2013

Brother, watch over the Gates of Heaven for a while and I'll see you when it is my time.

Ofc. McGuirk, M. R.
Warrenton PD, Warrenton, VA; The Citadel, C/o 2012

November 29, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 29, 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 David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 29, 2013

RIP fellow LEO Brother
Patrol in heaven
Peace for your family

Stephen Bruet, PPO II
NC Department of Safety

November 29, 2013

Such a sad day to lose such a young officer who loved and was dedicated to his work. Prayers for your family and all your Brothers and Sisters in Blue who loved you. I know you will be watching and protecting us from above. Peace be with your soul.

Retired Deputy Jan Blackmon
Florence County Sheriff's Office

November 29, 2013

Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

November 29, 2013

To have your life taken at such a young age and with your whole life and career ahead of you is beyond tragic. So many will never know just what you could have become.

May God Bless you and all who know and love you best and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 29, 2013

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

November 29, 2013

Rest in peace. Thank you for your service and protection. My deepest condolence to the family of officer Antwine.

(Future Police Officer) Ruben Acosta

November 29, 2013

God Bless You Dep. Antwine

Resident of Malden, MA

November 29, 2013

Rest In Peace Deputy Antwine.

Officer Christopher Goodwin (Retired)
High Point NC & Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Police Depts.

November 29, 2013

Another young life ended way to soon. Thank you for your service. You and your family will be in my prayers tonight.

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Officer Joe O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968

November 29, 2013

RIP brother Joseph.

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

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

November 29, 2013

God bless you, and your family.
Rest in peace brother.

Corrections Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County (Minneapolis)-ACF

November 29, 2013

Rest in peace, Deputy Antwine.

R.P. Gazetti

November 29, 2013

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