Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Benjamin Joseph Deen

Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, May 9, 2015

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Reflections for Patrolman Benjamin Joseph Deen

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 9, 2021

Patrolmen Deen,5 years ago today you and your partner were horrifically murdered. Continue to rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 9, 2020

Patrolman Deen, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 25, 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

September 6, 2018

I am both honored and humbled to be taking part in my first End of Watch ride, in honor of you, and officer Tate. This tragedy hit a bit close to home for me, which has left me both heartbroken, and for personal reasons, thankful. Your families will always be in my thoughts and prayers. You and officer Tate will never be forgotten.

Michele Grantham

April 20, 2018

Rest in perpetual peace. You and your partner are heros, and will live in the hearts of your loved ones.
God bless your family and may they gain strength during these hard times.

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

May 9, 2017

Thank you Deen for your dedicated Service, and the ultimate sacrifice for our community. You will be missed.

Civilian Wyatt Green

February 16, 2017

We will see you again, deen. You are still with us at work every night!

EMT Tina Wallace

September 29, 2016

Officer Deen your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of Hattiesburg and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's 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, TroopD

May 9, 2016

Respect, Honor, Remember. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Thoughts are with your family as your first anniversary of End of Watch nears and you will be honored during National Police Week.

G. Birkholz
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, E.O.W. 3/20/11

April 25, 2016

You are not forgotten. Your loss; the loss of Officer Tate
and other officers in our nation in May, were crushing.
You will never be forgotten.
You and your loved ones are in our hearts.

Citizen Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

February 5, 2016

Like Officer Tate, I send my sincere condolences to Officer Deen's family, friends, and colleagues. I pray that you find comfort in God's promise for those that have fallen asleep in death taken at 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."

ECSII Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Dispatcher

November 30, 2015

Thank you sir for your service and dedication to LE. God bless you for your loyalty and ultimate and supreme sacrifice. 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

You have done your work on earth now your with your Lord and Savior and never will know any troubles again.

God Bless you brother!!!!!!

Michael Frazier from Virginia

September 16, 2015

RIP HERO! May God be with your family and fellow Officers. Thank you for the Ultimate Sacrifice. #THINBLUELINE

Angie Farris
Former Indianapolis Police Officer

August 24, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Benjamin was killed.

To the Deen family, fellow officers, and all who call Benjamin beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Deen gave to his community and the citizens of Mississippi, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 9, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 11, 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.

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Richard "Jafa" Oddy
IPA US (Associate)

August 2, 2015


Brother it still doesn't seem real. I wake up everyday just wishing that this horrible dream will end and it never does, it never will. I was your FTO, co-worker, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and most importantly your friend. You made the ultimate sacrifice doing what you loved to do! For that brave notion I will be forever grateful to you! Love and miss you brother! Until we meet again....

Matthew 5:9

Lt. Tommy Rigsby
Hattiesburg Police Dept. (MS)
Patrol Division

July 2, 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

June 22, 2015

I salute you, Officer Deen and Tate. I always hear people speaking in anger over our police, yet I hardly hear recognition for their losses. Thank you very much for your service.
Rest in Peace.

John Wagner Future Trooper
Someday, the NJSP

June 15, 2015

I Rode with you , and worked with you Ill never forget what you taught me. you taught me to look at eyes hands and shoulders. You taught me to treat everyone as human beings , but to always be prepared to defend yourself and come home. I still cant believe it. Ill always remember you, ill never forget.

Joshua Leach Patrolman
Hattieburg Police Department

June 1, 2015

Brother Deen; We will cover the watch in your absence. Please watch over us, fellow sheepdog. You are truly missed on the true blue line, and we are the worse for losing you and your partner, brother Tate.

To Mrs. Deen and your children: No words could possible help ease the burden of such a loss. Remember your husband and father as he lived: a hero, who devoted his life to the service of others.

Officer Joseph Walker
Niobrara, Nebraska Police Department

May 31, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

May 27, 2015

You are gone, but you are most definitely not forgotten. Your name was not just spread throughout the State of Mississippi, but the whole world. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May God bless your family in this time. Rest in everlasting peace, my brother in blue.

Explorer Seth Bonetti
DeSoto County Sheriff's Department (MS)

May 26, 2015

Rest in peace!

Deputy sheriff Rick Lonetti
Chisago County Sheriff's Office

May 26, 2015

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