Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Paul Aaron Buckles

Potter County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, May 30, 2014

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Reflections for Sergeant Paul Aaron Buckles

Thank-you. rest in Peace.

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

May 31, 2014

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County, Idaho

May 31, 2014

Thank you Sgt. Buckles for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Texas. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

May 31, 2014

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. REST IN PEACE.

POLICE OFFICER
NAPERVILLE IL POLICE DEPT

May 31, 2014

Rest easy and Thank you for your dedicated service. Heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the family friends and co-workers of Sgt. Buckle.

Emily Neel
Fellow LEO Surivior

May 31, 2014

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF SERGEANT BUCKLES, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF SERGEANT BUCKLES .
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Ret PO David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Ontario Canada

May 31, 2014

Sorry to hear of the loss of this officer. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current
NY Police Dept. # 2461

May 31, 2014

Rest easy brother, you have stood your watch with pride and professionalism. Go to the promised place where you can look down to see your brothers continue what you have started. Thank you for your service. May the light of Christ ease the pain on the ones you have loved, and those who have loved you in return.

Chief Sean D. Creamer
TPSU; New Bern NC

May 31, 2014

Thank you for your service. Thoughts are with your blue and blood family during this difficult time. Rest in peace.

Deputy David Post
Reno Co Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks.

May 31, 2014

Thank you for your service....RIP Sergeant Buckles....Fly with the Angels

Val Naugle

May 31, 2014

Rest in peace good brother, you have served your country well. It is because of you and your service and dedication to law enforcement that others are safer in this violent world.

Special Agent (Retired) W. Bertolani
Bureau of ATF, San Franacisco, CA

May 31, 2014

Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy

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

May 31, 2014

FOR 26 YEARS, SGT. BUCKLES WAS A HERO, SERVING HIS COMMUNITY AND THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. WORDS CAN NOT CONVEY HOW MUCH TEXAS WILL MISS HIM.

MY PRAYER FOR HIS FAMILY AND BROTHERS.

RET.
CHESTER PD

May 31, 2014

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley Police Department

May 31, 2014

R I P Brother

Ret.Officer Herbie Buck
NYSDOCS

May 31, 2014

Prayers to Sgt. Buckles' family and fellow officers in their loss. Thank you for your service!

private citizen

May 31, 2014

RIP, prayers for the family..

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff, Florida

May 31, 2014

IN MEMORY OF SERGEANT PAUL BUCKLES

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant Paul Buckles:

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In modern times, some one thousand, eight hundred and twenty-two Law Enforcement Officers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of the State of Texas. Today, we honor Sergeant Paul Buckles’ sacrifice.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Sergeant Paul Buckles. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate Sergeant Paul Buckles’ life and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of Potter County, Texas, help them to faithfully equip their Law Enforcement Officers with the best tools to protect their county. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Potter County, Texas, to remember to pay their Law Enforcement Officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Potter County, Texas, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their county.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant Paul Buckles go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Lord God, hear our prayers.

Now, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

In His Service,

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department

May 31, 2014

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

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

May 31, 2014

Sergeant Paul Buckles,

When you made your decision to enter law enforcement some twenty-six years ago you became blessed:

For the Lord said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9 ESV

When you participated in a multi-agencies ‘Active Shooter’ training exercise in the Canyon area on Friday, May 30, 2014, in an attempt to improve your law enforcement skills, you answered God's call to serve:

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." Isaiah 6:8 ESV

As a result, you suffered a fatal heart attack; sacrificing your life so that others might live and be better protected against an ‘Active Shooter’ incident(s):

And the Lord said, "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 ESV

I, along with your family, friends and comrades, will mourn your sacrifice and loss in the line of duty:

And the Lord said, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4 ESV

Now go! Rise up! And do battle against Satan and his demons as an angel for the Lord!

In God's merciful love,

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department

May 31, 2014

Rest in peace Sgt. Buckles. May god bless your family, friends, and co-workers in their time of grief.

Senior Investigator Ralph Alvarez
NYSDOCCS

May 31, 2014

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

May 31, 2014

Rest in peace, Sergeant Buckles. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, Potter County SO and many law enforcement brothers and sisters. Godspeed, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

May 31, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss RIP Sergeant Paul Buckles

Debbie Peek
Citizen

May 31, 2014

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May 31, 2014

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