Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Craig Stephen Whisenand

Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Craig Stephen Whisenand

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" PoliceUnityTour
Coral Springs Police Department, FL

August 12, 2015

R.I.P. Deputy Whisenand, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and may God keep you in his loving care my brother as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James E. Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fl.

August 12, 2015

Rest in peace our brother. Never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

August 12, 2015

RIP my brother. May God rest your soul. Prayers for the family. Thank you for your courageous service. God speed.

Deputy Sheriff C Callender
Bexar County Sheriff's Office

August 12, 2015

Sincerest regards.
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Corrections Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County (Minneapolis)-ACF

August 12, 2015

May you rest in peace! Thank you for your courageous service! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, brothers and sisters in blue and the community! May God be with you all during this tragic time.

Police officer Alex Cordova's wife Brian
Rio Rancho police department, NM

August 12, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

August 12, 2015

Rest in peace Brother Craig.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

August 12, 2015

R.I.P. Deputy Craig S. Whisenand, Tazewell County S.O., Ill
End of Watch: Monday, August 10, 2015
Your watch is ended Sir, now you patrol the peaceful clouds of heaven. Thank you for your service Sir.

Chief of Police, Retired

August 12, 2015

So sorry to read of Craig's accident ... a Hero's job's never
done ...
Double duty they do, protecting the public & their own families.
God Bless your Family, Friends, Department, & Community, Craig,
with comfort & healing.
The 9/11 "Purple Heart " Memorial Candles will be lit to remember you ...
RIP Craig, Son of Valor, with Honor
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan ,Psy. & LE Gra.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Lake Traverse, SD

August 12, 2015

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sgt E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

August 12, 2015

R.I.P Brother

Officer Frank Chapman
JBM-HH Police Department

August 12, 2015

Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.

FTO D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

August 12, 2015

Praying for you and your family. Thank you for your service. My family will not forget your sacrifice.

Sgt (retired) Tom Dempsey
Springfield MO Police Dept

August 12, 2015


May God welcome you into heaven with open arms, and may He comfort those you left behind.

Captain D. A. Flannigan
Missouri State Highway Patrol

August 12, 2015

Deputy Sheriff Craig S. Whisenand:

It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that I respectfully thank you for your service to the citizens of Tazewell County, Illinois, and to the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God" Matthew 5:9. Let us now celebrate your life and remember your sacrifice. "Greater love has no one than this, that some lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13. Death is not the end; it does not have the final say. And He [Jesus] said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise" Luke 23:43.

Deputy Sheriff Craig S. Whisenand rest easy now my Brother in Blue. We will take it from here! "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away" Revelation 21:4.

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack NH Police Department

August 12, 2015

Prayers for your family and fellow officers, u will be missed! Give God a hug for us all in the law enforcement brotherhood! Watch over us

Sheriff Steve Thomas
Franklin County Sheriff's Office

August 12, 2015

Rest in Peace Deputy Whisenand. I ask our Heavenly Father to comfort and watch over your family, friends and the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office. Thank you for 15 years of dedicated service to your community. God's speed brother.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Dept.

August 12, 2015

Rest in peace Brother.

Sergeant Charles Rockwell
Stillwater Police Department

August 12, 2015

R.I.P. BROTHER Whisenand!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

August 12, 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 PD

August 12, 2015

RIP Brother.Thank you & God Bless.

Lt,Robert M.Petty (retired)
No.Bergen, N.J.P.D.

August 12, 2015

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

To the Whisenand family, fellow officers, and all who call Craig 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 Deputy Whisenand gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 10, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 12, 2015

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Ched Miner
Powell PD

August 11, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

August 11, 2015

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