Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Derrick Morial Mingo

Winnsboro Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, June 4, 2016

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Reflections for Sergeant Derrick Morial Mingo

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

June 9, 2016

Thank you sir for your service.... May God be with your family and friends...Rest easy Sergeant Derrick Mingo

Lieutenant Cedric A Smith
Mississippi Department of Corrections-Institutions

June 9, 2016

Thank you for your service Sergeant Mingo, we'll maintain the watch. Please intercede on our behalf with a whispered request to our Lord and Savior to keep us all safe down here.

Cpl Michael Arvizu III
PMO, MCPD Camp Pendleton

June 9, 2016

Sgt. Derrick Mingo was one of the kindest people I have ever known. We were more than coworkers. We were friends. He was always smiling and he always represented the badge and his department in a professional manner. I will cherish all the good times we had and will always remember our friendship.

Reserve Deputy Lafayette Ainsworth
Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office

June 9, 2016

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

June 9, 2016

I have known and been friends with Officer Mingo for several years! His death is a tragic loss to all who knew and worked with him.

Jimmy Evans GP2
Gilbert PD

June 8, 2016

Final Salute Sergeant Mingo, 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

June 8, 2016



June 8, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Derrick.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

June 8, 2016


Deputy Zak Rodgers
Boone County Sheriffs Dept

June 8, 2016

God Bless you our Brother in Blue. Prayers out to all of your family, friends, and co-workers. I know that you will be missed, but I'm certain that you will never be forgotten.

Former Deputy/Jail Officer
Wayne County Sheriffs Department
Wayne County Mississippi

June 7, 2016

A tragic loss for anyone who knows you and everyone in Law Enforcement. God Bless you Hero and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful. Your family is in our collective prayers.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 7, 2016

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Derrick was killed.

To the Mingo family, fellow officers, and all who call Derrick beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Sgt. Mingo gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 4, 2016.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 7, 2016

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sgt E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

June 7, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

June 7, 2016

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace brother.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

June 7, 2016

My prayers and condolences to the family, Friends and members of the Winnsboro Police Department. R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

June 7, 2016

RIP Brother

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

June 7, 2016

Rest in Peace Sergeant Mingo. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department. God Bless.

Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
Session #60
Schenectady, NY

Recruit Barber

June 7, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Mingo!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

June 6, 2016

Mr.Derrick Mingo thank you for your service & ,thank you for the talk you gave my son 10-42. R.I.Paradise

Ms Theresa Plater
Friend sister of thin blue line

June 6, 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

June 6, 2016



June 6, 2016

Sgt. Mingo,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

June 6, 2016

Rest in peace Sergeant Mingo. I ask Our Heavenly Father to comfort and watch over your family, friends and the Winnsboro Police Department. Thank you for your service. God's speed brother.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Department

June 6, 2016

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