Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Burke Jevon Rhoads

Nicholasville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer Burke Jevon Rhoads

I miss you brother, I am honored to have you as a friend, to have worked with you, to had you as a recruit for a few days, and as a neighbor. I will never forget you. I am honored that I was able to been there with you, holding your hand, praying for you, and rushing you to the hospital. That was the worst day of my life and I have had my share of the worst days anyone could have.

We shared many shifts together, lost of slow nights talking about everything. You were there for me. I remember when we collared that pedofile rapist on Cypress that was one of Kentucky's most wanted at the time. No one knew we were there, no one even knew who he was. I remember when you were a recruit and were with me coming back from Central Hospital with that prisoner and we had to stop in the middle of rush hour traffic on Nicholasville Road, pulled him out of the car and place leg restraints on him. I remember our long talks about religion, politics, current events, and one of your favorite topics: The JFK assassination.

Brother I have to tell ya, this this time of the year, the anniversary of your accident is very difficult for me. I still weep thinking about you and that day. I know I will see you again someday. I shared these memories, our memories on this page so others may know just a tiny bit more about you.

Melissa, Jacquelyn, Bryan and Kevin Rhoads I am sorry for your loss. Your Husband and father was very dear to me.

Former NPD Patrolman
Nicholasville Police Department, Kentucky

March 10, 2019

Us new officers love to hear all the old stories everyone tells about you. Though we never met you, your name and legacy is still there today, tomorrow, and everyday here on out. Watch over us, thanks 574

Officer New Guys
Nicholasville PD

February 21, 2019

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

August 31, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
N.Y.P.D.

March 11, 2017

Revelation 21:3,4 "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I pray that God's promise for those that have fallen asleep in death provides some comfort for the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Rhoads.

Lem Toatley Dispatcer
Orlando Police Department

November 24, 2015

Thank you sir for your service and loyalty to LE. God bless you for your dedication to our country. We pray for your family, family of blue, and your friends. I'm here if anyone would like to contact me. God Bless you all during this difficult time.

Wife of Sgt. Roy Gonzalez,EOW 7-15-2005
Shelley Gonzalez

November 8, 2015

Rest in peace Officer Rhoads

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

November 4, 2015

"Blue Spirited Watch"

Even though the many Law Enforcement Officers from all of our Neighboring Countries around this world have Fallen and Ended their Watch.

Their Devoted Spirits have Risen and are now carrying on their destinies up above in Heaven while awaiting to be rejoined in the distant future by the ones they love.

Richard "Jafa" Oddy ©

Richard "Jafa" Oddy
IPA US (Associate)

August 2, 2015

Missing you more today than usual. Still doesn't seem real...keep watch over your brothers. They miss you more than you ever could imagine. We love ya bud...

NPD

June 29, 2015

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Officer Burke Rhoads during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Rest in peace, Officer Rhoads.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

May 24, 2015

Burke was a kind and gentle man who loved his job. He will be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters in blue, and forever in the hearts of all.

Carolyn
mother

May 15, 2015

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

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

May 4, 2015

Most sincere condolences.
Thank you Officer Roades for your commitment to our community and country. You have been and always will be appreciated.
May the burden of transition be smoothe for your family.
In Gods love we pray.

PJ Ross
A Cop's mom

April 15, 2015

Brother Rhoads, this tragedy touches everyone. You are a hero and have earned an easy rest in Paradise. We have the watch from here.

Officer Joseph Walker
Niobrara, Nebraska Police Department

March 27, 2015

Thank you for your service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your law enforcement family. You will not be forgotten. You will always be honored.... Rest easy...
-Police Unity Tour Team CSPD
"We Ride For Those Who Died"

Police Unity Tour - Team CSPD
Coral Springs Police Department, FL

March 24, 2015

RIP brother. Thank you for your service. God bless your family and friends.

Detective Derek Lester
Monticello PD Monticello, Ky

March 22, 2015

RIP brother

Corporal Jackie Robertson
Lewisburg Tennessee Police

March 19, 2015

An Officer’s Heart
By Kathy Farace

I chose to work in law enforcement;
It’s my duty and my call.
I will serve no matter what the risk
In a crisis great or small.

Protecting life and liberties
From jeopardy and from theat.
No matter what the time or cause,
I’ll respond with no regret

The thin blue line of courage is a symbol that reflects,
The depth of strength to conquer,
Fear our commitment and respect.

Duty calls, the race begins, days end is unbeknown.
Though focused on the work at hand
My heart is back at home.

As an officer I know I’m not in this alone.
You stand with me by my side and pray my safety home.

I give you this special gift a heart for us to share;
Holding precious words of love far days so hard to bear.

Every moment of every day, in my heart you’ll always be.
We’ll never be far apart……You have “A Piece of Me”

Jaime Sandoval
Heald College Capstone

March 19, 2015

Rest in peace brother. Prayers for your families.

Sergeant Matthew Simons
Newburyport Police Department

March 18, 2015

God Speed Officer Burke Rhoads! May your Brothers and Sisters in blue remain to tell great stories about you today, tomorrow, and for years to come! They will hold many memories that you created with them close to their hearts, they will remember your laugh, your quirks, your mistakes and your passion towards keeping your community safe and will keep your memories alive. May your blood family share new embarassing stories of your childhood and we laugh and cry with them, hold and embrace your family. We shall never forget you and your family, blood and blue. Our Law Enforcement family honors you and your dedication in fighting a good fight. God Speed

Mark Ludwick, Special Agent
Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Investigation

March 18, 2015

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

March 18, 2015

Rest in Peace my brother it is our watch now.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and all my brothers and sisters of the Nicholasville Police Department.

GODSPEED

Officer B. Ruth
Baltimore County Police Department

March 17, 2015

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

Officer A. OROZCO
ADOT/ECD

March 16, 2015

My deepest condolences to the family, his mother Carolyn and sister Tera.

Maj Stew Rayfield
USMC (Ret)

March 16, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your law enforcement family. Police Unity Tour Team CSPD

Police Unity Tour Team CSPD - FL
Coral Springs Police Department

March 16, 2015

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