Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Zachary Tyler Larnerd

Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Zachary Tyler Larnerd

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

Today I ran a hero's 5k in your honor Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

June 19, 2017

Today I ran a hero's 5k in your honor Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

June 15, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, Texas

August 22, 2016

On behalf of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA, our prayers are with the immediate family of Officer Zachary Tyler Larnerd and the extended law enforcement family of the Gainesboro Police Department. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13). Thank you for your service Officer Larnerd.

Paul Lee (Ret. Capt. Chattanooga PD)
Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA

August 2, 2016

My family extends its deepest condolences to Zachary's family. We will pray continually for peace in your hearts. I know how much this young man meant to his Dad, and I am truly sorry for your loss. BLESS YOU BROTHER!!!

Ptlm James Garofalo
Trenton Police Dept,Trenton, TN.

July 21, 2016

RIP Brother.

Officer David Zollinger
Goshen PD (Indiana)

July 7, 2016

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J.TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

July 7, 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

My deepest condolences go out to the family. May the lords perpetual light shine upon him.

V. Sanchez #9810
San Antonio Park Police

June 28, 2016

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

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

June 27, 2016

To the Family and Friends of Police Officer Zachary Larnerd

I was sadden to read about the death of Police Officer Larnerd. During this difficult time, please take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved one again, in paradise conditions, here on earth. Once again, my condolences to all that know Officer Larnerd.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

June 24, 2016

God Bless you our Brother in Blue. Prayers out to your family, friends, and co-workers. Rest in Peace.

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

June 23, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Larnerd. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Gainesboro Police Department.

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

June 22, 2016

Rest in peace brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.

Sgt. A. Orozco
ADOT/ECD

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 eternal peace, brother, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Department of Prisons

June 21, 2016

Rest in Peace, Police Officer Zach Larnerd. 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

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

June 21, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Larnerd!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

June 21, 2016

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

June 21, 2016

RIP young Brother, RIP.

Investigator,Quinten Warren
Alaska Medicaid Fraud

June 21, 2016

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 20, 2016

RIP Brother

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

June 20, 2016

Rest in Peace now Officer Larnerd. Thank You for your service
My sympathies to your father and other family members and to your fellow officers.

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

June 20, 2016

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