Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Dwight Darwin Maness

McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, September 14, 2015

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Dwight Darwin Maness

Happy Birthday my love. You are missed desperately. My heart will forever be yours ~always~

Susan Maness
Wife

September 2, 2019

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 7, 2019

I met your daughter Lauren briefly at a COPs bicycle ride for one of our cities fallen officers. She brings healing and hope with her, she is a light in our blue community. While we hate the circumstances that lead us to these people - we are grateful for the people. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Lauri Gesner
WCSD, Wife

September 14, 2018

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

It hurts the worst when you lose someone you just got back. You will never be forgotten.

Student Nicolas Becerra
Mission Hills High School

May 2, 2017

Deputy Maness's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-20-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)

March 21, 2017

Rest in peace, brother Maness. Your service will never be forgotten. May the Lord bless you always.

Cmdr. Mike Bitton
Winthrop Harbor Police Department

March 13, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Detective Mark Schneider
Bull Valley Police Department

December 8, 2016

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

To the Maness family, fellow deputies, and all who call Dwight 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.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Maness gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 14, 2015.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 25, 2016

I miss you so much Dwight. Just got.home from National police week where they honored you and your fellow fallen hero's. It was hard to be there but glad I went. I will never forget you. Your on my mind always. What,I would give to hug you just one last time. I will,cherish the memories we had together. Love you always
Your little "big" brother
Christopher Maness

Brother Christopher Maness
Chicago

May 18, 2016

Rest in peace my love. Your work here is done and I will take it from here. I will protect our children to the end. Until I am again in your arms. I love you ~always~

Susan Maness
Wife of Deputy Dwight Maness

January 28, 2016

My deepest condolences to Deputy Maness family, friends, and colleagues. As for the evil, the bible states at Proverbs 4:16,17, "For they cannot sleep unless they do what is bad. They are robbed of sleep unless they cause someone's downfall. They feed themselves with the bread of wickedness, and they drink the wine of violence." Many in this violent world have no regard of life, especially those that serve as "secular authorities" . Revelation 21:3,4 reads "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". I pray God's promise of reversing death brings comfort to all who knew Deputy Maness.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 13, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Dwight died as a result of his injuries sustained eleven months earlier when he was brutally ambushed.

To the Maness family, fellow deputies , and all who call Dwight 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 Maness gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 14, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD

November 9, 2015

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

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 3, 2015

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

September 25, 2015

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Dwight Maness, friends, Sheriff Bill Prim, and the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry \ O' Berry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

September 25, 2015

So sorry about Dwights passing.
It's so hard to get people to understand the great sacrifice The Men & Women in Blue make to keep us safe ...
They are our Families people ... the children we give birth to, the awsome men & women we marry ... have children with ...
want to grow older with ... what gifts you are from our Creator!!!
May God be near all those who loved Dwight.
Thank you Dwight for your unselfish service ...
Praying for the other Deputies.
RIP Dwight, 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

September 24, 2015

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

September 23, 2015

Rest in peace officer your service. To your country and community will not be forgotten. There has been to many blue lives lost this year.

BM3 USN Owen Davidson. (PGR) member
Patriot Guard WI. & IL.

September 23, 2015

Dwight,

Friend, soldier, mentor, warrior. My FTO on mids. I will never forget the life lessons you taught me. You are brave, noble, honorable and now patrol the streets of heaven where they're lucky to have you. I am grateful for having had the privilege to know you. Each day as I go on duty and pass by our beloved American flag, I think of you and the tremendous responsibility that I have and how you gave your life for serving others. I, along with your other fellow deputies will take it from here. Thank you, brother.

Your Marine sister, De.

Deputy Fringer (Lum)
McHenry County Sheriff's Police

September 22, 2015

Rest easy brother. Godspeed.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

September 21, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

September 21, 2015

Rest in peace Deputy Maness

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

September 21, 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 Chad Miner
Powell PD

September 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

September 20, 2015

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