Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Rosemary Vela

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, September 28, 2015

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Rosemary Vela

On behalf of Chief James Barber, and the Mobile Police Department we extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Sheriff Deputy Rosemary Vela. To the Madison County Sheriff's Office family our prayers are with you for strength and endurance.

May GOD bless and forever keep you.

Officer Joanne Watson
Mobile Police Department

October 2, 2015

My thoughts are with you, your friend and family.

Officer Tonya Williams #164
East Lansing Police

October 2, 2015

Many people have seen the Thin Blue Line symbol. But few actually know what it means.

The top half is black, which symbolizes the good in society. The bottom black half represents the criminal element in society. The middle blue line represents the law enforcement community, which stands between the two, to prevent them from becoming intertwined. It is the only thing that stands between peace and chaos; civilization and ruins; good and evil.

But for some it means a little more than that. It means that when this job knocks you down, your comrades pick you back up. When you break down, they fix you. And when you are gone, you are not forgotten.

We love and miss you Sister in blue.

Deputy Ifantis
Madison County Sheriff's Office/Coworker/Shift Worker/Friend

October 2, 2015

Rest in Peace, Deputy Vela.
You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time. May he hold your young son especially close.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement Officers

October 2, 2015

My prayers go out to you and your family

Deputy Adam Anguiano
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department

October 1, 2015

My saddest sympathy to the family of deputy Vela. May the God of all. comfort, comfort you during this time. Psalms 83:18.

Lenyse LaViscount

October 1, 2015

Rest in peace sister, you will never be forgotten.

Patrol Officer Joel Diaz
Beavercreek PD

October 1, 2015

May you now rest in peace Deputy Vela. My condolences to your son and to your fellow officers of your department.

Detective (retired) Richard Burger
City of Fond du Lac, Wi PD

October 1, 2015

RIP Sister!

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

October 1, 2015

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Rosemary Vela. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

October 1, 2015

Thank you for your service and we will take it from here.

Karen Bailey/Investigator
RCSD/Columbia, SC

October 1, 2015

My condolences to Deputy Vela thank you for your dedicated service. My heart goes out to her friends and loved ones, especially her 5 year old son. May he know that his mom forever will be a hero. She will not be forgotten. R.I.P.

Sgt Daniel DeSalvo

October 1, 2015

God Speed, Sister.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 1, 2015

Rosemary! I am so shocked at your passing. If only you could know how many people loved and appreciated your sweet spirit and smile. Its definitely going to be a Sea of Blue tomorrow for you, girl! Even though we only knew each other for a short time, I can see how many people's lives you affected! #LatinaLEOs #RIP my friend. EOW 9/28/15

Officer Evelyn Lastra West
Cleveland Police Department

October 1, 2015

God's peace and speed Deputy Vela. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Sister.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

October 1, 2015

may HIS light shine perpetual upon her face

Chief Jim Allen (Retired)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement
Mobile County, Alabama

October 1, 2015

Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Lt Jerald Wheeler
Southaven PD Mississippi

October 1, 2015

RIP DEPUTY VELA. May God give your loved ones and fellow Officers Peace and healing. Thank you for your service. #THINBLUELINE

Angie Farris
Former Indianapolis Police Officer

October 1, 2015

May God comfort the family and friends of Deputy Vela. Prayers to all concerned.

Lt. Clarence White Jr
Retired Indianapolis Metro PD

September 30, 2015

Rest In Peace Deputy Vela, thank you for your service and sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers to your son and family.


September 30, 2015

R. I. P sister and my sincere condolences to your family

1SG(R) Gary Woodward
U. S. Army Military Police

September 30, 2015

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff, FL.

September 30, 2015

So very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of such a beautiful Deputy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her son. At this most difficult time.

Rest in peace sister.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current
City of NY PD/NYC Transit PD

September 30, 2015

RIP Deputy Sheriff Rosemary Vela, your tour of duty has ended here on earth and has begun with our Father in heaven… God please send your Angels to comfort her family and friends…

SSgt Johnny Rivera USMC (Ret)
West TN ASC Patriot Guard Riders

September 30, 2015

Final Salute Deputy Vela, 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 30, 2015

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