Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent James Lee Tartt

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, February 20, 2016

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Reflections for Agent James Lee Tartt

RIP Brother, and prayers for family, friends and coworkers.

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

February 22, 2016

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle

February 22, 2016

A Prayer for Special Agent Lee Tartt:

Lord our God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Special Agent Lee Tartt, of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety – Bureau of Narcotics, was suddenly and violently taken from us in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the cross. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

“Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Pastor Steven Robert Closs, MNACM
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 22, 2016

RIP Hero

Steven Jones/Retired Capt
Town of Palm Beach Fire/Rescue

February 22, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

February 22, 2016

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

February 22, 2016

To the family of Special Agent Lee Tartt, friends, Director Sam Owens and the Mississippi Department of Public Safety- Bureau of Narcotics.
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, NC

February 21, 2016

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, fellow law enforcement officers, and friends. I will keep you all in my family prayers.

Frank J Corasaniti II
Retired Baltimore Fire Officer

February 21, 2016

Rest in my brother in blue!

Captain Robert Land
Kosciusko Police Department

February 21, 2016

Thank you for your service Special Agent Tartt. May the Lord hold your loved ones in his arms & wrap them in comfort in the difficult days ahead.My deepest sympathies to the family, friends & fellow Officers. Prayers are with the other agents. Please know, I respect the men & women who put their life on the line every day to serve & protect. May the Lord be with all of you.

Ms Gail Vollmer

February 21, 2016


Dylan Feeney

February 21, 2016

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne/Retired
Jersey City PD

February 21, 2016

Rest in peace Special Agent Tartt, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. You gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep others safe from harm. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.


February 21, 2016

Rest in peace, Sir and Thank you for your service.

Unit Manager James Stalcup
Tennessee Department of Correction

February 21, 2016

RIP Brother. Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (ret)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

February 21, 2016

Thank you Special Agent Tartt for your service to our great State. Your honor and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Your family, both blue and blood, are in our thoughts and prayers. God Speed.

"Blessed are the Peacemakers..."

Mississippi Going Blue

February 21, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Tartt. You service and dedication to protect and serve your fellow citizens will not be forgotten. Thank you.


February 21, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and fellow officers. Thank you for your service. May he Rest in Peace!

Ret. Deputy Sheriff's Tom and Diana Stri
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

February 21, 2016

Rest in peace and may your family find solace in knowing that you are in God's hands now.

Sergeant A. Johnson
Lauderhill PD

February 21, 2016

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the MDPS during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

February 21, 2016

Thank you for your service and honor !!!!!

Chief Russ Parks
Tellico Plains Police Department

February 21, 2016


Deputy Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

February 21, 2016

Thank you Special Agent Tartt for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Mississippi. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 21, 2016

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Senior Investigator Charlene Durrence
DJJ. Office of Investigation

February 21, 2016

Final Salute Special Agent Tartt, 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

February 21, 2016

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