Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff William Heath Kelley

Covington County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, April 18, 2014

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Heath Kelley

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Kelley. This day would have been the 108th birthday of my dad may he too rest in peace. He was a retired New York City policeman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 8, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 11, 2018

Thank you for your service and may your family find strength and peace daily.

Mom/President of WTC Tammy Avent
Mother of BPA Jose (Joey) Barraza EOW: 4-18-16

April 18, 2018

Rest in peace, prayers to you and your family. Rest easy.

Military Police Luis Beltran

April 19, 2015

Thank you for serving the citizens of the USA. My heart felt condolences to your family and may you rest in peace Deputy Kelley.

Citizen of Covington County

March 30, 2015

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

September 6, 2014

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Sheriff William Heath Kelley and the Covington County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Kelley, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 2, 2014

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when William was killed.

To the Kelley family, fellow deputies, and all who call William beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Kelley gave to his community and the citizens of Alabama, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 18, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 14, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriiff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

May 13, 2014

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

May 10, 2014

He went to work one morning and did not know
This shift he served would bring such sorrow
This call to duty would be his last
His time on earth is now his past
God set this day as his time to go
Rest in peace Deputy Kelley, now a hero
He gave the ultimate sacrifice
With integrity and pride he paid the price
His family, friends and colleagues will mourn
As an angel in heaven he is now reborn
His golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the very best.

Master Sergeant Jane Hosteny (retired)
Illinois State Police

May 4, 2014

Rest in Peace, prayers for the family.

Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department

May 4, 2014

RIP brother William.

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

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

May 3, 2014

RIP Brother, my prayers for you, your family and agency. Job well done.

Philip Callas, Detective Retired Secaucus, NJ PD

May 2, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff William Kelley and the extended law enforcement family of the Covington County, Alabama 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

April 30, 2014

Deputy Kelley, You have joined the Heavenly ranks of God's chosen who were called to "Protect in Serve".

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 three years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain. He helps us see beyond the grave.

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

April 30, 2014

Rest with the Angels Deputy Kelley.

retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

April 29, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Kelley's loved ones and everyone at the Covington County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

April 29, 2014

Thank you for your service Deputy Kelley. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Police Department, IL

April 29, 2014

May the peace of Christ give your family some comfort & the fact they were loved by a true hero.

Mother of a Sgt
Colorado Springs PF

April 26, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Sheriff Kelley's family and friends.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

April 25, 2014

Rest well my friend. We'll take it from here.

Trooper E. Weaver
Arizona Highway Patrol

April 23, 2014

Thank you for your brave service. Rest in Peace1st

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

April 23, 2014



April 22, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to Deputy Sheriff William Kelley's family, friends, and fellow officers.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

April 22, 2014

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