Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Juandre Devon Gilliam, Sr

Jeanerette Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer Juandre Devon Gilliam, Sr

Please accept my sincere condolences at the tragic loss of this young officer. May he rest in peace...

Jack Mrozinski (Retired Deputy Sheriff)
Portage County Sheriff's Dept., Wisconsin

April 8, 2015

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 BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

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

April 8, 2015

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

April 8, 2015

RIP #Bluelivesmatter

Keagan

April 8, 2015

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (Retired)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement
Mobile County, Alabama

April 8, 2015

IN MEMORY OF POLICE OFFICER JUANDRE GILLIAM

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Police Officer Juandre Gilliam:

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 four hundred and fifty-one law enforcement officers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of the State of Louisiana. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Police Officer Juandre Gilliam, of the Jeanerette, Louisiana, Police Department; who was killed, in the line-of-duty, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, when his patrol car overturned on St. Peter Street, near the intersection of Route 182, while engaged in a vehicle pursuit of a traffic violator, who refused to stop when directed to do so, in Jeanerette, Louisiana.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Police Officer Juandre Gilliam. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of Police Officer Juandre Gilliam 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 Jeanerette, Louisiana, help them to faithfully equip their police officers with the best tools to protect their community. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of the Jeanerette, Louisiana, to remember to pay their police officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Jeanerette, Louisiana, 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 Police Officer Juandre Gilliam 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.

Now, Police Officer Juandre Gilliam, 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,

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police of the Nashua NH (USA) Police Department
Police Chaplain of the Merrimack NH (USA) Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack NH Police Department

April 8, 2015

Thanks for having my 6 brother see you on the other side.

Deputy Sarah Allen
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office

April 8, 2015

Sincere thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co workers of Office Gilliam.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your hero.
God bless you all and may he give you comfort during this difficult time.

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

April 8, 2015

To the family of Police Officer Juandre Gilliam, friends, Chief of Police Marvin Grogan and the Jeanerette Police Department.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A. S. Batson
Cherry Hospital Police Department Goldsboro, NC

April 8, 2015

So sorry & grieved to hear of Juandre's passing.
A true Hero .
What a good looking kid, for a Mother & Grandmother to brag on.
May the God of Peace & Comfort be near all who Knew & Loved Juandre .
The "Purple Heart" Candles in our Family's 9/11 Memorial will be lit ...
RIP Juandre , Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts !!!

Ms. Karen Morgan, Psy & LE , Grad.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, S.D.

April 8, 2015

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.

Sean D. Creamer; Chief
TPSU; New Bern NC

April 8, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Gilliam. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Jeanerette Police Department.

Scott Horne U.S. Postal Inspector
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

April 8, 2015

A blue light on our porch will burn through the night tonight to honor your life and your service. Our deepest condolences to your family, fellow officers and community. Rest in Peace, Sir.

George & Vicki Stinson
LEO Phoenix, Retired and Civilian

April 8, 2015

Rest in eternal peace, Officer Gilliam, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Prison System

April 8, 2015

Rest Easy brother. Prayers to the family and agency.

Detective
Rexburg Police Department

April 8, 2015

May God Bless and keep the family, friends and fellow Officers of Jeanerette Police Department. Rest In Peace Officer Juandre Gilliam.

Susan Ball
Judicial Process Server, Brevard County Sheriff's Office

April 8, 2015

I salute you and you family.

Randalyn Benson
survivor daughter of Chief James Leonard Speer

April 8, 2015

Rest now Sir. Your shift is completed, and you have been called home. May the LORD comfort your family and your fellow Officers.

Deputy J. Porter
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office AZ ( Retired)

April 8, 2015

Rest in Peace Brother Gilliam and together with other LEO Brothers and Sisters who have passed, watch over us, and guide us until that day when we, those that put the safety and security of everyone else above their own, can all be together. Chief Tom Nelson, retired and President of PA Chapter 18 of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

Chief EUPD, Cmdr City of Erie PD -Retire
City of Erie PA Edinboro University of PA -Retired

April 8, 2015

Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

April 8, 2015

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

POLICE OFFICER
NAPERVILLE IL POLICE DEPT

April 8, 2015

I have known of ODMP for some time now, but just recently signed up for the alerts a few weeks ago, after the shooting death of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper. I had no idea that I'd be getting alerts so frequently. I do not want to be on this page at all, but sadly, we keep dying out there. To the remaining peacekeepers out there, please be careful. To the family of Officer Juandre Gilliam, I am very sorry for your loss. We have lost another warrior here on earth, but heaven has gained one. -Scott

Deputy Scott D. Nauman
Washington Co Sheriff's Office, WI

April 8, 2015

RIP Brother Officer. Thank you for serving.

SSA, Rod Trip (retired)
FBI (DOJ)

April 8, 2015

So young and now, no one will ever see his evolution as a Police Officer. His family will no longer hear his laugh, hug him and have him when they need him. His spirit will always be with them however, so long as they keep him alive in their hearts and minds.

I hope and pray those responsible take a lesson from this and never screw up so badly or worse, ever again.

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

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

April 8, 2015

May God comfort, strengthen, and bring peace to you all as you begin to mourn the loss of this young man. He chose the most noble of professions, paid the ultimate price and we are blessed by his life of service.

Darlene Newton
friend of Story County Sheriff's Office

April 8, 2015

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