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

Rest In Peace, Brother.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971
HEROES LIVE FOREVER

February 3, 2014

so sorry for your loss! Prayers to the family and loved ones!

Trooper CS Alejandro, Retired
MSP

February 3, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

Renee

February 3, 2014

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

February 3, 2014

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Eddie Maurice Hamer. We would like to thank him for his many years of service and dedication.

Zone Five Academy Session 56
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

February 3, 2014

Rest in peace Officer Hamer. Thank you for your service. Caring thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and department.

G. Birkholz
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, EOW 3/20/11

February 3, 2014

Rest in peace blue brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell
WCSD-TN

February 3, 2014

RIP Officer Hamer

A resident of Malden, MA

February 3, 2014

To the family of Officer Eddie Hamer, friends, Sheriff John Doolen and the Hardeman County Sheriff's Office.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always.

A.S. (Scott) Batson Patrolman
Cherry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

February 3, 2014

For Animal Control Officer Eddie Maurice Hamer:

The duties of the law-officer, regardless of assignment, bring with risks in various forms - the chance of injury or death in traffic being largely present. We regret to learn that Eddie, who kept the community free of roaming animals that most are hesitant to encounter, would be the next casualty of a fatal traffic crash.
We pray for Eddie's family, friends, co-workers and those who care about him. We are proud to render ACO Eddie Hamer a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza, (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 3, 2014

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J.Davis
pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

February 3, 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

February 3, 2014

Thank you for your service Sir and thank you for your service to your community. My prayers are with your family and friends.

Patty Bell Ferrell
daughter of a Deputy Sheriff, Shelby Co. TN

February 3, 2014

Thank you for your time of service. I salute you and your family.

Randalyn Benson
Survivor Daughter of Chief James Leonard Speer

February 3, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Animal Control Officer Eddie Maurice Hamer. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Hardeman County, Tennessee will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

February 3, 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

February 3, 2014

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

February 3, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother.

TFC Widener, Len
Connecticut State Police

February 3, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Animal Control Officer Eddie Hamer as well as to the Hardeman County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Officer Hamer, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

February 3, 2014

Rest in peace Officer, your work here is done. We'll take it from here. Thoughts to your family and fellow officers.

Animal Control Officer
Tolland Animal Control, CT

February 3, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Officer Hamer. Rest in peace Dear Brother. Thank you for doing your job. God bless.

CATHERINE A. GARIBAY SANCHEZ
SURVIVING SISTER of DEPUTY SHERIFF
STEVEN GARIBAY EOW 2/10/1987

February 3, 2014

May St. Francis of Assisi beckon to you now Eddie Maurice Hamer to help him in his cause from Heaven to help the sick and unprotected animals you helped defend on earth.

Cathy Ryan 10-4 to Officer Ryan
UPD Brockport

February 3, 2014

Our Animal Control Officers are so essential and yet, often overlooked in the law enforcement family until needed or something tragic like this happens.

For all you did for the people and animals of Hardeman County and in general, I wish to thank you and I grieve you will no longer be doing it. Though your work here will never be finished, it's time to let someone else take over, though I know, in spirit, you'll always be on duty.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

February 3, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Prayers for friends, co-workers, and family during this tough time.

Deputy David Post
Reno County Sheriffs Office Hutchinson, Ks.

February 3, 2014

Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

February 3, 2014

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