Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Natasha Maria Hunter

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Natasha Maria Hunter

"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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wyoming Police Department

June 9, 2016

May you rest in peace, Amen

Officer Mike O'Connor. Branford CT PD

June 9, 2016

Rest in Peace Sister. Deepest sympathies to you family, friends and fellow Officers. May your daughter grow to know what a Hero her mom was.

Lieutenant Rich Skinner
Washington Township (NJ) Police Department

June 9, 2016

This and all loses of a police officer is tragic, rest in peace officer and Thank You for your service not only to your home town but a nation of free people

Civilian Garry Bennett
Civilian parent of an officer

June 8, 2016

No greater love has anyone that they lay down their life for another. May you rest peacefully in the arms of our Lord until the day we are all before Him at His throne.

Rev. Richard Collins
Open Arms Christian Fellowship

June 8, 2016

I have been a Police Officer for 24 years now, currently I am A Chief Inspector in the Salvadorian Police, but I will never get used to hear this things happen..., drunk driver kills a cop..., still can´t believe it! May her soul rests in peace, I am sure, God will take care of her little daughter. My condolences to all brave Police men and women in New Orleans.

Chief Inspector Marysa de Tobar
Policía Nacional Civil de El Salvador

June 8, 2016

Your "labor of love in public service" will never be forgotten by God Almighty, your fraternal brothers and sisters and society atlarge!

Senior Chaplain Andrew Wade
Orlando Police Department

June 8, 2016

You died serving. You've served honorably! Rest in Love Sis. We have the watch. #WHYISERVE

23 Alpha 61 Uniform 469 MMPD, FL
Miramar PD

June 8, 2016

Final Salute Officer Hunter, 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

The photo of Officer Hunter's 5 year old daughter should be stapled to the drunk's head for him to look at for all eternity.

God Bless you Officer Hunter. By being where you were, you no doubt saved the life of your fellow officer and who knows who else. It's incredibly tragic and outrageous that you lost YOUR life at the hands of a nobody.

May your eternal rest be ever peaceful. May all who know and love you best forever keep your memory alive and well and may they teach your daughter just how amazingly special you were. I have a feeling they will and she will grow up as special as you no doubt were, Sister.

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

June 8, 2016

What a needless death!! A true shame indeed. I can only hope the drunk driver realizes what a horrible thing he has done. And how he has destroyed this family. May God Bless the family and department she served in and give them healing during this time of loss.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol Heaven's Bea

June 8, 2016

Rest in peace Officer Natasha Hunter. You are a true hero.

Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

June 8, 2016

Rest in peace sister, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Hunter during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders(RET)
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

June 8, 2016

RIP Officer Hunter. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Bless you and prayers for your loved ones.

Laura Hartfiel, Police Officer - Retired
Burnsville, MN Police Department

June 8, 2016

RIP, OFFICER HUNTER.
BLESSINGS SENT FOR THE FAMILY!!

CORRECTIONAL PROBATION OFFICER
FL DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

June 8, 2016

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

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

June 8, 2016

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

Lt. Joseph Ward, ret
Jackson, NJ PD

June 8, 2016

Very Sad. Such a beautiful young lady. RIP Officer Hunter

Christian Phelps
Purdue University Calumet

June 8, 2016

So sad...such a beautiful young lady... R.I.P. BRAVE ONE!!!

Lieutenant
Shelby County (TN) Sheriff

June 8, 2016

Such a terrible loss of a great person. I sincerely hope that the suspect is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. R.I.P.

Dan Settle
Mission Hills High School

June 8, 2016

Prayers from Alabama, May you rest in peace! Gone but not forgotten! Fly high

Lori-St Clair Co Sheriffs Office, AL

June 8, 2016

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice! Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to your family and friends. May God comfort and strengthen them all!

Darlene Newton
Friend of the Story County Sheriff's Office

June 8, 2016

Rest in peace Officer Hunter.

Dennis M. Carr, Sheriff (Ret)
Monroe County Iowa Sheriff's Office

June 8, 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 8, 2016

Our heart felt condolences to the Hunter family and N.O.P.D.in the lost of the member of the family.Natasha departed this life while protecting others,and God said there is no" GREATER LOVE" then when one person loose their life for another.My GOD bless and keep us all.

Lt.Melvin McGary
Ponchatoula Police Dept.

June 8, 2016

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