Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Constable Jeffrey Emmons Radford

Bell County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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Reflections for Deputy Constable Jeffrey Emmons Radford

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

October 29, 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 its 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.



A brother law enforcement officer



12-25-2010

Officer Jim Weaver 11452. Retired LAPD and Jerome County Sheriff

Sheriff Jim Weaver Retired
Jerome County Idaho, Sheriffs Office

October 29, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Constable Jeffrey Radford. 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 Bell County, Texas will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria, Kentucky Police Department

October 29, 2015

Thank you for your service. Praying for your family & department

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

October 29, 2015

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

Randalyn Benson
Survivor daughter of Chief James Leonard Speer

October 29, 2015

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

October 29, 2015

Final Salute Deputy Radford, 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

October 29, 2015

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

October 29, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 29, 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.

October 29, 2015

God bless Deputy Radford's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

October 29, 2015

May your soul rest in peace. May God be with you and your family during these hard times. We all hurt when we lose one of our own. We will keep it going from here on out. RIP Deputy Radford

Deputy Constable Giovanni Velez
Denton County Constable Pct 6

October 29, 2015

TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF BELL COUNTY CONSTABLE'S OFFICE, PRECINCT 3, DEPUTY CONSTABLE JEFFREY RADFORD.

My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Deputy Constable.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms might be a different color, we may have a badge, shield or star pinned upon our chest.
Our areas of enforcement may vary, we consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are : Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by Honor, Service and Pride.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession Law Enforcement, for we willingly walk the line of Good over Evil
facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in
the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for
Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for
some will give all that they have.
DEPUTY RADFORD
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens of Bell County in the State of Texas with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have served and protected my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my Brother!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do..........Serving
and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
FINAL CALL
Deputy Radford status..........Deputy Radford status...........
Deputy Radford status..........Attention all Units.................
Bell County Constable's Office, Precinct 3, Deputy Constable
Jeffrey Radford having served the citizens of Bell County in the State of Texas with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is
now 10-42.
Rest in Peace my fallen Brother, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

October 29, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. RIP Hero and thank you. NF!

citizen

October 29, 2015

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. REST IN PEACE.

POLICE OFFICER
NAPERVILLE IL POLICE DEPT

October 29, 2015

Our condolences to your families, both Red and Blue, and to your friends and community of Bell County, Texas. God Bless You Deputy Constable Jeffrey Radford.

supportive civilian

October 29, 2015

My sincere thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and department. I am so very sorry for the loss of your hero.
God Bless you!

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

October 29, 2015

Rest in Peace Deputy Constable Radford. 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

October 29, 2015

Rest in peace Brother Jeffrey.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

October 29, 2015

My prayers and thoughts to your friends and family. I am so sorry. God Bless.

Stephanie Harris, LEOW - Spouse of Sgt, LAPD

October 29, 2015

Rest in peace my brother. You've earned it.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

October 29, 2015

Godspeed Jeff. You always made the sun shine a little brighter when you entered a room. I pray for peace for your family as you enter the ranks of heaven.

Sgt. T. Phelps
Bell County Sheriff's Dept.

October 29, 2015

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Radford and the Bell County Constable's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Radford, for your service.

Administration
National Police Wives Association

October 29, 2015

Rest in eternal peace, brother, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Prison System

October 29, 2015

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

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

October 29, 2015

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