Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Robert Kotfila, Jr.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, March 12, 2016

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Robert Kotfila, Jr.

We are forever grateful for you dedication to the world of You will always and forever be remembered as a hero and a man of great courage. We extend our condolences to your family as well as your friends during this time of loss. What would this world be without our police officers?

We send our love God bless
Jamie Narbonne

A Falmouth officer parent

March 22, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Kotfila. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

March 21, 2016

God Bless you and hope you're name will always be remembered as a great hero. LEO's like you the media should be praising across the country.

Police Officer
Veterans Affairs Police Tampa, FL

March 21, 2016

This officer was a great friend of my buddy Charley Riddle. Charley is now a Customs and Border Patrol Explorer. Charley asked me to come up and be with him for the deputy's funeral. Sadly I was unable to make it but this deputy was an amazing person and he died a hero.

Explorer F.T.O. Christopher Boivin
Palm Beach Gardens

March 18, 2016

Without a doubt you are a hero. Rest in peace brother, you will never be forgotten.

Deputy D. Rivera
Fort Bend County Pct 3 Constable

March 18, 2016

His life mattered, he proved that in the ultimate way, saving the life of another. Thank you, Officer Kotfila for protecting us. Prayers for you and your family.

Kendell G. Ide Civilain, retired MSP
Michigan Dept. of State Police - LEIN

March 18, 2016

RIP Brother There is no greater sacrifice than he who gives his life to save another. Prayers to your fellow officers and Family.

Det/patrolman Thomas W King RET
Westborough Police Department MA

March 18, 2016

I was so touched by your bravery. What would this world be without our police officers??? I hope we never find out. Sincere sympathy to your friends, fellow officers, and family.

Citizen - Sharon Wadel
American citizen

March 18, 2016

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Though I never had the opportunity to meet you, I thank you for your years of service and selfless courage. I'm thankful for those that molded you into the fine man you are. May the peace of God surround all those that mourn your untimely departure, and may your beautiful soul rest in heaven.

Francesca M. DiJoseph
Deeply Moved Citizen, Sister to LEO

March 18, 2016

John's death is such a tragedy. He was not only a good friend and neighbor; he was an honorable, hard working deputy sheriff that loved his law enforcement career. As John's Field Training Coordinator, I watched John's career blossom form his first day in Field Training to his final assignment as a Traffic Crash Investigator. He arrived for roll calls at work with an infectious smile and with enthusiasm to serve and protect the citizens of Hillsborough County, each and every day. John has left everlasting memories with those that have met him, his friends, and with those that had the pleasure and opportunity to work with him. His dedication to life and to his profession will be remembered forever. Rest in Peace John!

Lieutenant Darryl Wagner (Retired)
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

March 18, 2016

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

Randalyn Benson
Survivor daughter of Chief James Leonard Speer

March 18, 2016

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

March 17, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

March 17, 2016

A GREAT zone partner. My SafetyNet team leader and trainer. A FANTASTIC and humble friend with a million dollar smile. A small deputy with a GIANT heart that I would never forget. Rest in peace my friend and I'll see you in HEAVEN.

Deputy E. Taverss

March 17, 2016

Your selfless act of sacrifice and heroism is a true example of all the finest qualities we aspire to. Rest easy brother, we've got it from here.

Ptl Ian Foard
Mechanicville Police Department

March 17, 2016

God Bless and Godspeed, Deputy Kotfila.

Lisa Burton

March 16, 2016

Truly heroic.
Prayers offered for his soul, and for his family and friends.

Private citizen

March 16, 2016

Rest in Peace John Robert! I'm so privileged to have had the opportunity to have known you. You will be missed and never forgotten!

Michael Ferdon

March 16, 2016

My sincere thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and department. I am so very sorry for the loss of your HERO. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Deputy Kotfila, Thank you for your dedicated, selfless, and heroic service to the citizens of your community.

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

March 16, 2016

God Bless you son and may he comfort your Immediate and extended law enforcement family.

Chief of Police (Ret.) Dick Faulisi
Corning NY Police Department

March 16, 2016

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

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

March 16, 2016

We are forever grateful for you dedication to the world of Law Enforcement. You will always and forever be remembered as a hero and a man of great courage. I extend my condolences to your family as well as your friends during this time of loss.

You are all in my prayers.
God Bless Deputy Sheriff John Robert Kotfila, Jr.

Deputy Jachin Coggins
Polk County Sheriffs Office

March 16, 2016

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM - retired
Mohawk PD

March 16, 2016

i haven't stopped thinking about you since I heard your story. Although our lives never crossed paths, and I never had the honor of meeting you, I want you to know that I am proud of you. its men like you, that will sacrifice themselves without hesitation to protect someone they never met, who make this such an honorable profession. You are a hero in every way. You sir, and your brave sacrifice, will never be forgotten. You earned your wings my brother, and you have my deepest respect and admiration.

I have a friend in heaven, Sgt. Mike Naylor. When you see him, please hug him for me.

Herb Fernandez
Lt. Commander MCSO Honor Guard
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX

March 16, 2016

Rest in peace brother... Gone but never forgotten. We have it from here.

Deputy Harper
Leon County Sheriff's Office

March 16, 2016

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