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

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.


September 16, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

September 16, 2015

RIP Brother!!

Stephen Bruet PPO II
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

September 15, 2015

Dwight Maness you will always be remember as a man of great courage. You will be miss by many.
Generous and brave men live the best

Greg Hall
War buddies

September 15, 2015

May he Rest in Peace. Thank you for your Service. Job Well done

Nora Lavery-Petrash
sister of Fallen Officer EOW 12-30-2004 Peter J. Lavery Newington, CT

September 15, 2015

RIP Brother

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

September 15, 2015

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the friends and family of this fallen hero. Thank you for your service. May God rest your soul. You will never be forgotten.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Operations
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

September 15, 2015

Rest in peace, Brother. Godspeed!

Deputy Sheriff (Retired) Louis Roqueta
Hernando County Sheriff's Office

September 15, 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

September 15, 2015

To the family of Deputy Maness & the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for the family and fellow Deputies.

Yvette M. Borden
Tehama County Sheriff's Office

September 15, 2015

My family and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and follow co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Dwight Maness during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal your aching hearts. Thank you for your service, Sir and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Maness.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer T. Fettig eow 2/16/04

September 15, 2015

Thoughts, prayers, and positive energy for Deputy Mamess wife, family, friends, members of the McHenry County Sheriff's department and Island Lake PD. Your memory lives on in the brave men and women who proudly wear the badge, serve in our Armed Forces, and First Responders. Your light has NOT gone out, it lights our paths in the darkest of nights when we answer cries for help in the darkness and where Angels fear to tred.
Rest well mighty warrior, your pains are but a distant memory because in Heaven you are whole, hale, and hearty. Save a place for the weary warriors who follow you to Heaven, we will surely meet you there. Your final Watch is done and we have the Watch.

M Joiner
Disabled EMT-II

September 15, 2015

Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

September 15, 2015

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

September 15, 2015

Final Salute Deputy Maness, thank you for your service. You are a Hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

September 15, 2015

The DeKalb Illinois Police Department sends their deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

DeKalb Police Department

September 15, 2015

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

September 15, 2015

RIP Brother

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police, Va.

September 15, 2015

Deputy Sheriff Dwight Maness, during your tour of duty you first served the citizens of this great country as a member of the United States Army then you served the citizens of McHenry County with honor and dignity. It is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Deputy Sheriff Dwight Maness you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the McHenry County Sheriff's Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Brother you fought a gallant fight for 11 months rest well WARRIOR.

Detective Grade One Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch

September 15, 2015

Thank you for your time of service.
I salute you and your family.

Randalyn Benson
survivor daughter of Chief James Leonard Speer

September 15, 2015

23rd Psalm


Earnest Hawkins Jr
Prince Georges County Police MD (ret)

September 15, 2015

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Maness, both you and your family will always remain in our prayers. We saw you working tirelessly to make society a better place that was no to be. With tearful eyes we saw God take you to His loving home. Although you worked tirelessly society remains headed in an ever delinquent way. Thus, God made your golden loving heart stop beating and hard working body rest. God broke our hearts to prove to both society and to us, he only takes the best.

Timothy Dailey, Retired - Juvenile Proba
Allegheny County Juvenile Probation

September 15, 2015

Rest in Peace Deputy Maness. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

September 15, 2015

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver Retired
Jerome County Idaho, Sheriffs Office

September 15, 2015

Thoughts and Prayers for the family of Deputy Maness.

Officer Robert Perry
U of M Dearborn Police Department

September 15, 2015

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