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Patrolman Jeffrey Brady Westerfield

Gary Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, July 6, 2014

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Reflections for Patrolman Jeffrey Brady Westerfield

Patrolman Westerfield,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

July 6, 2014

Thoughts and prayers for the officer to RIP and for his family and friends for peace in the days and times ahead. From one officers family to another.

Evelyn Birk
Mother of an LMPD

July 6, 2014

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

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

July 6, 2014

My brothers and sisters in blue...Be in good cheer for Jeff is celebrating his good deeds with our Father in Heaven...He has walked his final beat and put down his heavy burden. He has more than helped carry the load of this city with his sacrifice...Although we suffer through the pain of his loss we KNOW that OUR fight is not over. The injustices and evil that sometimes permeates our city will NOT darken our efforts to protect those whom we took an Oath to defend. To those who think this is a victory against justice, Be assured it is not! we will redouble our efforts to protect even YOU when the call comes. Jeff you will be missed and your sacrifice will not be in vain. Love you brother...Bridge...

Sergeant Jarrett Bridgeman
City of Gary Police Department

July 6, 2014

my thoughts & prayers with family, friends & coworkers.....Thank You for service.....R I P Patrolman Westerfield

Valerie Naugle

July 6, 2014

My heart goes out to his family my deepest sympathy!!!

Former CHA officer Joe Williams
Former CHA officer

July 6, 2014

May God be with you and your family my brother. Rest assure that the coward(s) that took your life will get what they deserve immediately after they or he is identified. You and your family are in my prayers. May you rest in peace.

Det. Lt. Steve Seifried
Pompton Police

July 6, 2014

What is happening in Indiana? My God, three law enforcement officers in the span of 9 days!

Officer Westerfield, every one of us wonders what might come of just sitting in the cruiser sometimes. Who might approach and what their intentions are. Do they simply want directions, to say a friendly 'hello', to ask if the neighborhood is safe...or to do harm. We can never be fully sure and yet we have to occasionally sit somewhere and just watch the world because constantly driving around can be mind numbing. We have to be accessible as well, and it puts us at risk, no matter where we work or who pays us.

Patrolman Westerfield, may whoever did this face true justice, if not in this world, then in the next. The family you have been taken from is in my prayers but I know in my heart that, so long as they keep you in their hearts and minds, you'll never be far from them.

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

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

July 6, 2014

RIP. My prayers are with uour family and friends!


July 6, 2014

Romans 13 (paraphrased) Therefore whoever resists the Police resists what God has appointed and those who resist will incur judgment. For Police are not terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be AFRAID, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.

Rest in Peace Officer Westerfield
Be very afraid unsub....we are coming for you!!

S/Sgt Don Hunt, Badge 280
York Regional Police, Ontario, Canada

July 6, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield and the extended law enforcement family of the Gary, Indiana Police Department. 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

July 6, 2014

Although his final call has been answered, I pray that the family of this great officer, father, fiancee, and friend can find comfort knowing that they will always have a very special guardian angel to watch over them. To his family in blue, take care of each other as you need each other more than ever right now. Rest in the glory of God, Patrolman Westerfield, and know that you will always be missed and loved.

Donna L.Baker
Former Dispatcher

July 6, 2014

I heard this awful news yesterday. It grieves my heart to know another fine officer has been taken away from his family. I'm sending virtual hugs to your fiancee', your daughters, other family and fellow officers.

In times like these, it helps to know that we have hope. That hope and faith assures us that when we leave this earthly body, we return to God from whence we came.

For you Jeff, it's a Happy Birthday in Heaven... For those you left behind, it's gut wrenching agony.

Your loved ones will see you again in that place where death doesn't exist and where separation is no more.

God, please comfort this precious family and the many friends who've been left to grieve.


July 6, 2014

God Bless you, your family, & friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle

July 6, 2014

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
Psalms 37:39-40
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
State of MN Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

July 6, 2014

RIP my brother. Such a tragedy. I pray for your family and friends during this time of sorrow.

Sgt. Danny Benzon
West Jordan Police, West Jordan, UT

July 6, 2014

What a tragic loss for your family, your agency and your city. May your family take heart in knowing you were doing God's work as a police officer. May God keep you close and your daughters and fiance closer.

Nick Kent
Highlands County (FL) Sheriff's Office

July 6, 2014

Another tragedy. Another Hero taken from us. May he rest at the right hand of God.

My sincerest condolences to his fiancée and his daughters.

May you Rest In Peace, Officer Westerfield.

Stacey Thalmann
Loving Mother of Officer Alexander Edward Thalmann
New Bern Police Department, NC EOW 03/31/2014

July 6, 2014

Rest In Peace my brother. I pray for your family and friends. You are a true hero !!

Officer Melanie Ewing (retired)
California Highway Patrol

July 6, 2014

peace to you and tour families,both blood and blue. RIPl

jennifer phillips
widow of Sgt Ron Phillips

July 6, 2014

May you rest in peace brother. God has another angel to look over us. My prayers to your family and the Gary Police Department.

Detective, retired Fred Haas
Milwaukee P.D. fellow officer and brother

July 6, 2014

Rest in Peace in the Arms of our Lord. Prayers for you and those left behind.

Retired Chielf Deputy John Tomaino
Mahoning County Sheriffs office ohio

July 6, 2014

Thank you for your years of dedicated service. May you rest in peace and may The Lord God comfort your loved ones.

Linda Baumgartner

July 6, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother and may God be with your Family

Cpl. Brian K. Anderson
Blanchard Police Department, Blanchard La.

July 6, 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

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

July 6, 2014

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