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

Not a night goes by that we don't miss Natasha on the 1st District Night Watch. She was and is and will always be loved. Never forgotten. Our sister. Rest above and pray for us, our Angel. Badge 686, forever in our hearts.

P/O John Q Urrutia
NOPD

October 13, 2016

May God grant eternal rest to Officer Hunter and may her family find comfort in knowing she is at peace in Gods arms.

Officer Mike Klarman
Middlesex Hospital

July 28, 2016

My condolences to the family and those closest to Natasha M. Hunter. When life becomes overwhelming, may you find peace and comfort in your lives. (Psalm 94:19) Again, as a mother, I am sorry for your loss.

Penelope
Civilian

July 21, 2016

R.I.P Natasha, you were a wonderful woman. I'll always remember that beautiful smile of yours.

Senior Federal Law Enforcement Officer
United States Department Of Justice

July 12, 2016

Thank you for your honorable service. May you rest in eternal peace.

Captain Roger A. Gross, Retired
U. S. Park Police

July 11, 2016

Yesterday was the one month anniversary of your passing and I, we at NOPD, especially the 1st District, and the community, have not, and will never forget you. We love you and do our best to honor you via our service. Rest in Peace.

P/O John Urrutia
NOPD 1st District Night Watch Officer- Daily coworker with Natasha

July 8, 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

Frank J Kapusta
Moahwk Police Department

July 2, 2016

God's peace and speed Officer Hunter. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Sister..

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Dept.

June 27, 2016

still praying for your family.... It's tough around here in the station... You can sense the discomfort and emptiness... So weird!!! I know God has you and you're watching over your kid each day... Thank you for your service.. Thank you for your commitment.. You are truly a hero and will forever be missed... #WeGotItFromHere #RestSister

P/O III Anita McKay
NOPD

June 24, 2016

I miss you so much. I still keep looking for you to walk through the door and take your seat in roll call. This is all so sureal. I love you Tasha.

Former partner
New Orleans PD

June 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

June 21, 2016

Rest in Peace, Police Officer Natasha Hunter. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

June 21, 2016

Thank you for your service. RIP

Agent Cedric Thomas
Louisiana State Probation and Parole

June 18, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with all of your loved ones and close friends. A drunk driver killed my son 12 years ago while he was on patrol. His 5 year old the morning we had to tell him that Daddy was not coming home asked, "Why, he just went to work?" Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones, you will never be forgotten

Robert W. Gordon
Retired, Riverside PD, IL

June 17, 2016

Rest with God officer Hunter. Your dedicated service and tragic loss of your life will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired police officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

June 17, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Natasha Hunter and the extended law enforcement family of the of the New Orleans, Louisiana Police Department.

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 7, 2016

Rest in Peace sister and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 17, 2016

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my condolences, officer Hunter will not be forgotten.

Federal LEO (Retired) Luis Otero
DHS/CBP

June 16, 2016

Thank you for your brave service. Rest in Peace my sister. Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

June 16, 2016

To the family of Police Officer Natasha Hunter, friends, Superintendent Michael Harrison and the New Orleans Police Department.
You are lifted up in 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 Department, NC

June 16, 2016

Rest in Peace my Brother in " Servir et protéger".
Players out for all of your family, friends and co-workers.

2° Sgt Esio Bianchini
Polícia Militar do Paraná - Brasil

June 16, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971
HEROES LIVE FOREVER

June 16, 2016

RIP Sister. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

June 16, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss.

Jacqueline Rebel survivor
Arizona Department of Public Safety

June 15, 2016

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County, NY Police Department

June 15, 2016

RIP Sister. Thank you & God Bless.

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

June 15, 2016

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