Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Liquori Terja Tate

Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, May 9, 2015

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Reflections for Patrolman Liquori Terja Tate



May 10, 2015

So sorry for you, your beloved family and your friends and colleagues

G Faustini
Quirsell PL

May 10, 2015

Rest In Peace.......

John Ruth, AEMD Comm Specialist
AMR, Farmers Branch, TX

May 10, 2015

RIP brother

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriffs Office

May 10, 2015

My condolences to your family. You made the ultimate sacrifice and for that we honor you. Will see you at the big precinct in the heavens.

Sgt. Geoff Odom
Metro-Nashville Police Dept.

May 10, 2015

Thank you Officer Tate for your hard work and dedication, leaving this world a better place than the one you entered. May God and St. Michael provide your family at this time, with the strength required to move forward with the knowledge and solace that you will always be at their side.

Retired - Juvenile Probation Supervisor
Allegheny County Juvenile Probation

May 10, 2015

Rest brother, your loss is our strength to continue to serve and protect in your name, we will remember and love you always.....

Ptl. Jeremy D. Milford Sr. Badge# 11
Peninsula Police Department

May 10, 2015

I don't know you, but I know you.
You are the one we call at night
when the door rattles from an intruder
when the car catches fire on the highway
when our baby begins to choke
when our heart begins to race and our breath begins to tighten
when our lives are tested
I don't know you, but I know you.
And, now, I mourn your loss.

Teresa Galloway
Mother of a detective

May 10, 2015

My sincerest condolences to the families of OfficeOfficer's Tate and Deen and to all Officers and civilian staff of Hattiesburg Police.

Rest in peace

Miguel Costa, Senior Intelligence Office
Correctional Service of Canada

May 10, 2015

Prayers to you and your family. Hoping justice will be served better than what Jackie Sherrill had (guy is up for parole).

Wanda Faircloth
former Hattiesburg Citizen

May 10, 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

May 10, 2015

R.I.P. my Brother. Condolences to your family. Thank you for your service and for your ultimate sacrafice.

Officer Richard Durley
Retired EMPD

May 10, 2015

Thank you for your sacfrice & service for your community. I know it willl be a better place to live. I ask GOD to bless your family, your department and use them to move forward in this life.

P/R Capt. Wayne Blankinchip
Jacksonville Sheriff mOffice,Jax. FL.

May 10, 2015

My Condolences to fallen comrades families Of Officer Tate & Officer Deen. My they RIP this sad End of Watch.

Officer JR Tarara
Wellesley PD retired

May 10, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Liquori Tate. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Hattiesburg, Mississippi will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.
Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

May 10, 2015

My deepest sympathy to the families of these brave Officers. Their service will never be in vain nor shall it ever be forgotten.

U.S. Army Veteran
Pensacola, Florida

May 10, 2015

Your Sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of Hattiesburg and to the Citizens you protected!
Rest in Peace Officer Tate!
"Greater Love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD!"
Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

May 10, 2015

Coco, you were just getting your dream started. It was stolen too soon my man. Rest easy brother

Officer JH #2330
Denver Metro

May 10, 2015

RIP blue light in the window so you can find your way home

Retired officer Ken Micone
Sparks police department Nv

May 10, 2015

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Tate during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

Sr. Ptlmn (Retired) Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

May 10, 2015

R. I. P my brother behind the badge. Condolences to your family...

Patrolman Torry Watson
Memphis Police Department

May 10, 2015

Rest easy Officer Dean. We'll take it from here.

Deputy Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept

May 10, 2015

Rest in peace my Brother. We'll take it from here.

Deputy Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept

May 10, 2015

RIP Officer...Your duty is over...Rest in memory of Officer Suzanne Kays

Civilian Mary Lawson

May 10, 2015

My Heart and my prayers go out to the two police officers and their families who were killed in the line of duty

Joseph Baricev
Mississippi State Troopers Association (MSTA)

May 10, 2015

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