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

Rest easy, brother. We have the watch from here. Thoughts and prayers to the Whisenand family and Tazewell County Sherrif's Office. I grew up in Pekin, and know the folks will miss you. God speed.

Corporal Wade Rollings
Summerville Police Department

August 11, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of another Brother lost while serving the community. My prayers are with Deputy Sheriff Craig Whisenand's family, Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, friends, and co-workers.

M.Sgt. E. J. Patrone
Easton Police Department

August 11, 2015

Rest in Peace Sir, your job is done.

Msgt. Brian Daigle
Louisiana Department of Corrections

August 11, 2015

May you rest in peace knowing your job was well done. And may your lovely wife and family find comfort knowing you gave your all.

Officer - Retired William (Bill) Rauch
Columbia, Il. PD

August 11, 2015



Ret. TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga State Patrol

August 11, 2015

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck,Retired Officer

August 11, 2015

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

August 11, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Craig Whisenand. 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 Tazewell County, Illinois will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria, Kentucky Police Department

August 11, 2015

R.I.P. Sheriff Whisenand. Prayers to his family, brother officers, friends and community. Thank you for your service, You will not be forgotten. Rest easy your brothers will take it from here.

Msgt. Angel Alverio (Retired)
Wilmington DE. Police Department

August 11, 2015

While we are deeply saddened by your passing, the Law Enforcement Community was enriched by your professionalism, your service, and your sacrifice. Our thoughts are with your family, department, and friends. May you Rest In Peace.

Zone 5 Academy Session 59
New York State Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

August 11, 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

August 11, 2015

RIP Brother!! A final salute to you and Godspeed to you and your family!!

Stephen Bruet, PPO II
NC Department of Public Safety

August 11, 2015

Rest in peace Deputy. I pray for your family, fellow officers and especially your wife and three children that they stay strong durning this time. We often forget that our time on this earth is priceless and last night I think all Officers in the area had no words on how we were feeling. Even though you're out of service here I'm sure God has a new detail for you in heaven. Thank you for your service and we'll take it from here Sir.

Patrolman Travis Binegar
Marquette Heights Police Department

August 11, 2015

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

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

August 11, 2015

RIP Brother

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

August 11, 2015

Rest in Peace Brother. Your watch is over. God watch over your family.

Sgt Jeffrey Knight (Ret'd)
East Peoria P.D.

August 11, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, friends, and colleagues. Our Promise: Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

August 11, 2015

Final dispatch for a hero. Thank you for serving with honor. Rest easy now sir.

Captain Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

August 11, 2015

Rest in Peace Deputy Whisenard, your watch has ended. May God bless you, your family and colleagues at the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office. It is so sad that you have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting your fellow citizens. May you find eternal rest in the arms of the Lord.

Special Agent (Ret) Blair M. Gluba
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

August 11, 2015

The prayers and sympathies of the Macon Co. Sheriff's Office are with the Whisenand family and with Tazewell County Sheriff's Office and community. We thank you for your service Dep. Whisenand. Rest in peace, we have the watch from here.

Lieutenant Jamie Belcher
Macon Co. Sheriff's Office

August 11, 2015

Rest in peace Sheriff Whisenand!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

August 11, 2015

R.I.P. Brother.

Inv. Bowman
Dare Co. Sheriff's Office, NC

August 11, 2015

Rest, brother.

PFC Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

August 11, 2015

Rest in peace brother. Our prayers are with his family.

Sergeant J. M. Donovan
Shiloh Police Department

August 11, 2015

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

August 11, 2015

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