Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant David M. Baldwin

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, January 26, 2014

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Reflections for Sergeant David M. Baldwin

To Sergeant Baldwin's Family .....We too suffered the loss of our son in a Line of Duty death on January 26th 2005 .... his name is Deputy James Tutino and he was a Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff. . My heart goes out to all of you as well as the Department . It is a long and lonely road of grief and my family's prayers will go with you ....

Maureen Tutino
Mom of fallen Officer James Tutino

January 27, 2014

Rest in Peace brother.

PO S/A Tim Monzert
NYPD (ret)

January 27, 2014

You have our sincere condolences. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time of loss

Red Oak Police Texas

January 27, 2014

R I P Sergeant Baldwin
Thank you for your service. My thoughts & prayers are with your family.

Val Naugle

January 27, 2014

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas J. Maykowski Reserve Deputy
Macomb County Sheriff Mt. Clemens Michigan

January 27, 2014

My sympathy to Sgt. Baldwin's family and his LE family. May he rest in Peace!

Richard Burger (Ret Detective)
Fond du Lac Wi.Police Dept.

January 27, 2014

Sgt Baldwin, may you rest in peace our brother. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

January 27, 2014

Rest in peace Sgt Baldwin. my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now ride the streets of gold.


January 27, 2014

God rest your soul.

Sgt. Jim

January 27, 2014

RIP Brother, may God Bless the Family.

Officer J.P.Collins #6763
Office of The Sheriff, Jacksonville, Florida Former Motorman

January 27, 2014

R.I.P. Sgt. Baldwin, we're keeping you. your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you in his loving care my brother as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen ",

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

January 27, 2014

Thank you for your service to this country. My heart breaks for your family. Please rest in peace and may swift justice prevail.


January 27, 2014

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt Ron Cromer (Retired)
Martin Co, Sheriff's Office, FL.

January 27, 2014

May God bless Sergeant Baldwin's family and his fellow officers. Thank you for your service.

Colonel Robert Glassman
U.S. Air Force (Retired)

January 27, 2014

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant David Baldwin. Rest in Peace Brother Baldwin, you will be remembered by your law enforcement family, now and always. ***"Heroes Live Forever"***

Sergeant Rebecca Leon
Atlantic City Police Department

January 27, 2014

Peace and prayers for you and yours...

Margaret Mitchell
Mother-in-Law... Fallen Officer...

January 27, 2014

Rest in Peace Sgt. Baldwin. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Baldwin Family and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

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

January 27, 2014

My heart aches tonight for the family and friends of Sergeant
David Baldwin. God Bless them and may God help them carry the burden of losing their Loved One. Thank You Sergeant Baldwin for your service to our country and also the 27 years that you spent trying to make our highways safe. Rest in Peace Sergeant Baldwin.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

January 27, 2014

Thank you for your service Sgt. Baldwin. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Godspeed.

PO Chris Salisbury
Detroit Police K9 Unit

January 27, 2014

Rest in peace Sergeant Baldwin!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

January 27, 2014

I knew David from years ago and am deeply saddened that yet another brother in blue has fallen. Thank you for your service, your selflessness and your committment to makin this place better for our kids. Your family, home and Office remain in our prayers. We've got it from here.

Lt. JD

January 27, 2014

God bless Sergeant Baldwin'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

January 27, 2014

RIP, my brother…we will mis you this year at the top gun.

Bill Sirginson,Retired Chief
North Carolina

January 27, 2014

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

January 27, 2014

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

January 27, 2014

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