Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Jeffrey Wayne Garrett

Dothan Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, October 27, 2014

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Reflections for Sergeant Jeffrey Wayne Garrett

Rest in Peace Brother.......

Sgt. Dennis Valle
Keansburg PD, NJ

October 27, 2014

When God sent His angels to bring you home He had His reasons. someday we will be able to ask why; but for now we offer our prayers for peace and comfort to those left behind. RIP Brother.

SMSgt (USAF-Retired) Ed Keeney
USAF Security Police

October 27, 2014

R.I.P. Officer Garrett, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Dothan Police Department in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you my brother and may God keep you in his loving care as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James E. Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

October 27, 2014

Rest in peace Sgt Garrett, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Uh-rah Marine.


October 27, 2014

We honor Sergeant

Jeffrey W. Garrett .....
a life filled with love a life filled with service

Lord comfort every heart like only you can in Jesus name ..amen

theresa melody
someone who cares

October 27, 2014

I will always miss you my friend. I admired your skills as a supervisor, you were always fair and took care of your officers and were a very compassionate man who cared for people, both those who wore the uniform and those we serve. Rest in Peace Know you are Loved.

Lt. Eddie Henderson
Dothan Police Department

October 27, 2014

R.I.P. Sergeant Garrett. we have it from here. go patrol those golden streets of heaven. may GOD bless your family and friends and coworkers.

lieutenant Marc Riley
Aragon Police Dept.

October 27, 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.

October 27, 2014

Eternal Rest

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

October 27, 2014

Semper Fi, Marine. Now, we've got the watch.

Don de Hagara, SgtMaj
USMC (ret)

October 27, 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

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriff's Office

October 27, 2014

R.I.P. Brother. Your selfless Service (both Military & Civil) will forever stand as the hallmark for others to follow !!! My deepest condolences to all Family, Friends, and Fellow Officers of the Dothan Police Department for your loss. Rest East & Godspeed.

Officer T.G. Stravers (Ret.)
California Highway Patrol

October 27, 2014

Godspeed my friend!

Patrolman Jordan Holland
Claremore Police Department Oklahoma

October 27, 2014

Officer ____Jeffrey W. Garrett_____________, sir, it is with honor that I tribute you with my sincere sympathy of your loss to your family, agency, and many friends, as well as Fellow Brothers and Sisters in blue. I know you have finished your watch, but brother, I also know that one day when God extends to me: Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant, we'll unite again in the satin pillars of the Sky. Respectfully, Michael Rayford Powell.

We Salute Our Fallen Brother

For I’m already being poured out like a drink offering,
And the time has come for my departure; I have fought
The good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness…2 Timothy 4:6-8.

The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will
Of God lives forever…1 John 2:17

Today we stand to salute our brothers’ departure from here
He’ll leave behind a family and those who hold him dear
In a career he served where all give some, yet he gave his all
He leaves this earth behind as he received his final call

The risks he faced on this final tour was one of a unique kind
His bravery surpassed his courage at last he leaves a world behind
Everyday he’ll be remembered for all the special things he did
He patrolled the streets as Gods chosen servant to him goodbye we bid

Don’t worry our brother in blue you’ll always be a part of our mind
We’ll always recall the bright face you bore one that’s so very kind
The hours you spent making a difference protecting all mankind
You stood your watch and kept the faith of one so hard to find

We Salute Our Fallen Brother for the impeccable job he done
You walked tall on duty with integrity second to no one
The beat you worked was like a battlefield in a society filled with change
Yet you never wavered in your commitment to a job that somehow was strange

The flag of our nation will not fly at half mast across the entire USA
But trust us dear brother with taped badges we honor you this way
A symbol of a fallen brother that graced our presence everyday
We’ll always salute the job you performed before you went away!

Copyrights © 2009 by: Michael Rayford Powell
Dedicated to: A Police Officers last Call

Training Officer Sergeant/Michael Powell
Arkansas State Police and Corrections

October 27, 2014

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

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

October 27, 2014

Thank you for your faithful service and we will be praying for you all.

Darlene Newton
friend of Story County Sheriff's Office

October 27, 2014

God bless Sergeant Garrett's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

October 27, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers to his immediate and extended families, of brothers and sisters in blue. Go rest high on the mountain our brother, we will take it from here. Rest in peace my friend.

Corporal G.W. Porch (Retired)
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

October 27, 2014

RIP Sargeant. Prayers go out to your family, your department, and the community you served.

We have the Watch from here brother.....

Officer J. McClain
Warrensburg, IL Police Dept

October 27, 2014

Thank you for your service.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)

October 27, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Sergeant
Jeffrey W. Garrett as well as to the Dothan Police Department. Rest in peace Sergeant Garrett, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

October 27, 2014

Know you have served well and protected many. We are all gifted because of your dedication.

May the 'wall' of strength of all other LEO's lift the surviving family through these difficult days & weeks ahead. Tradition, Honor, Respect to all.

October 27, 2014

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 27, 2014


To the family, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant Jeffrey Garrett:

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 six police officers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of Dothan, Alabama. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Sergeant Jeffrey Garrett, of the Dothan, Alabama, Police Department; who died in the line-of-duty on Monday, October 27, 2014 at about 8:00 AM, after suffering a fatal heart attack while participating in a 2-mile training run with other law enforcement officers in Westgate Recreational Park.

“Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Sergeant Jeffrey Garrett. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of Sergeant Jeffrey Garrett 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 Dothan, Alabama, help them to faithfully equip their law enforcement officers with the best tools to protect their community. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Dothan, Alabama, to remember to pay their law enforcement officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Dothan, Alabama, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their community.

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 Jeffrey Garrett go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

Now, Sergeant Jeffrey Garrett, 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.

In His Service,

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

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

October 27, 2014

Rest in peace, Sergeant Garrett. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service to our country and to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, Dothan PD and many law enforcement brothers and sisters. Godspeed, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

October 27, 2014

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