Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Touré Nkrumah Heywood

Georgia State University Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Reflections for Detective Touré Nkrumah Heywood

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 28, 2020

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 7, 2018

Rest in perpetual peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

May 28, 2018

Thank you all for your expressions of regards for Toure', our beacon of hope.
Memories entomb the pain,
joy is only fleeting
Joy is but a molecule of energy expended

Memories filter out
subtley,shading and complexity
Memories distort and oversimplify
As we seek out the essential
from the incidental,
to recall the profoud

In works of consequence, we index
the empowering memories,to plumb our circumstances..

Carlton Heywood & Gloria Heywood

Carlton Heywood
Father & Mother

December 18, 2015

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 Officer Heywood's family, friends,and colleagues find comfort in the above scripture stating God's purpose for our loved ones that have passed away.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 3, 2015

My name is Ken Stevens and I rode a bicycle ride called the Heroes Ride out of Conroe Tx. this ride is to benefit the (National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial) where we wore a wrist band with an officers name on it. I was honored to have Toure Haywood's name. I wanted to know about the Fallen Hero I was riding for and wanted to give thanks to his family for allowing him to do what he apparently loved to do. I'm sorry for your loss. and I will say a special prayer for him and His family.

Grateful citizen
Cycling buddy for a day

October 19, 2015

During my time with Georgia State University Police Department - Toure served as my FTO and my Sgt. I was only with GSUPD for about a year before leaving to start the new City of Sandy Springs Police Department. I lost contact with Toure as he moved on to East Point Police. However the Law Enforcement Community is really small (We all know each other) - R.I.P Toure - your family, friends, and co-works are all in my thoughts and prayers. Now you walk Heaven's beat!

Ret. Officer - D. Johns
Former Co-worker

September 22, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Toure died

To the Heywood family, fellow officers, and all who call Toure 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 Heywood gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 28, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 8, 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

August 2, 2015

Rest in Peace Marine, Thank you for your service to this country and community. You won't be forgotten. As a fellow Marine, I know the sacrifice you made for your country.


Senior Police Officer Rick A. Welch Sr.

June 24, 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 21, 2015

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over four years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

June 21, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and fellow officers.

Ret. Deputy Sheriff Diana Strickland
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

June 21, 2015

RIP brother

PSO G Fenech
Wayne State University Police

June 20, 2015

Semper Fi brother rest in peace see you on the other side Marine.

Lieutenant Mark Pelzer
Alabama Department of corrections

June 19, 2015

RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

June 19, 2015

GOD bless the Heywood family . From the Brothers and Sisters of FOP Red Rose Lodge # 16 Lancaster, Pa.

Chapalan Terry Longacr
FOP Red Rose Lodge #16Lancaster Pa.

June 18, 2015

My kids and I send our prayers. Thank you for your service. You are a true hero.

Amy Smith
wife of fallen Reserve Deputy Sonny Smith e.o.w 5/15/15

June 13, 2015

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten......

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD (OH)

June 10, 2015

RIP Officer Heywood.

Officer A. Cooper
Los Angeles Police Department

June 10, 2015

Rest with God Officer Heywood. Your dedication, devotion, and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

Retired Police Offier Bob Lester
Midland, Texas Police Department

June 7, 2015

Rest in peace Officer Heywood. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeedas your now patrol the streets of gold. Your service will not be forgotten.

Officer Terry Zech retired
Veterans Affairs police department Detroit Michigan

June 6, 2015

Thank you for your service. It was a privilege to ride with you. You will be missed, along with your jokes that kept us laughing.

PO2 D Westbrook
East Point Police Department

June 5, 2015

Rest in peace Brother we have the watch from here. May God Bless your faimly and friends.

Officer A. OROZCO

June 4, 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

June 2, 2015

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