Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Deputy Eddie Maurice Hamer

Hardeman County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, January 27, 2014

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Eddie Maurice Hamer

On behalf of Animal Control Training Services and Animal Control Officers everywhere, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends at this difficult time. May the memories of Eddie help you find peace. We have also posted a photo and remembrance on our website

John Mays and Jeffrey Clemens
Animal Control Training Services

February 14, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Animal Control Officer Eddie Hamer and the extended law enforcement family of the Hardeman County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office . Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.
I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

February 13, 2014

Our entire Unit sends our prayers and support to the family of ACO Hamer and our support to the HCSO. Your service to this Country will always be honored. RIP our brother.

Commander Griffin
MPS / DOPS Special Ops Chicago

February 13, 2014


"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 SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV

February 13, 2014

May peace be with the family, friends and co-workers of ACO Hamer.

ACO Colleen Bray
Boone County, Ky

February 12, 2014

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince Georges County Police, Maryland

February 12, 2014

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

February 11, 2014

God Bless and Godspeed, sir.

Lisa Burton

February 11, 2014

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 11, 2014

Officer Hamer,

Rest well in the arms of God.

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, family and loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen”

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

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

February 11, 2014

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

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas

February 11, 2014

God's peace and speed Officer Hamer. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

February 10, 2014

Rest in peace Deputy Hamer, we have the watch now. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Hamer during this time of tragic loss. Thank you sir for your service.

Senior Patrolman Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) PD

February 10, 2014

"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 PD, WY

February 10, 2014

Thank you Officer Hamer for your service. We know you were greeted by many at the Rainbow Bridge. As well deserved.

Animal Control Officer Cindy Walden
City of Folsom, Animal Services

February 9, 2014

RIP man. Being a former ACO this really touched me.

North Dakota State Prison

February 9, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Officer Hamer. God Bless for his service and sacrifice he made carrying out his duties. Rest in Peace Sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

February 8, 2014

By recognizing the heroes of our past, we honor and appreciate the warriors of our present. You will always be remembered. God bless you Eddie, and rest in peace.

David F Hoechstetter
ex-Patrolman (Disabled)
Conway Police Department

February 8, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother. We will take it from here.

FTO Tom Hintz
Federal Reserve Police (Detroit)

February 7, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Hamer. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Hardeman County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

February 7, 2014



February 7, 2014

Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Officer Hamer. Thank you for your service and sacarfice. RIP brother.

Sgt J Walter
Richmond Police Dept VA

February 7, 2014

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Eddie Maurice Hamer and the Hardeman County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Officer Hamer, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

February 6, 2014

Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

February 6, 2014


Lt Robert Bryant
New Mexico Trooper

February 6, 2014

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