Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Martin Tase Sturgill, II

Humphreys County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Martin Tase Sturgill, II

Rest in Peace Deputy Sturgill. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

July 2, 2016

so sorry for the loss of this officer. May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort and support from the community he served


July 2, 2016


Detective Sergeant Doug Teachworth (Lynn
Lynnwood WA PD

July 2, 2016

Tase you will be missed brother. You helped make the Sheriff's Office what it is today. Our training and in service was top notch under tour tutelage and never give up, warrior spirit. Thank you for the time, memories and service to our county and department. Save me a spot at the throne. Rest in peace my good friend. We have the watch from here.

Corporal Daniel Buchanan
Humphreys County Sheriff's Office

July 2, 2016

Dep Sturgill, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

July 2, 2016

Rest in peace my brother.

Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

July 2, 2016

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff, FL.

July 2, 2016

A Prayer for Deputy Sheriff Martin Tase Sturgill, II:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Deputy Sheriff Martin Tase Sturgill, II, of the Humphreys County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office, was taken from us suddenly in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. Heavenly Father, as we mourn the death of our Brother-in-Blue, Deputy Sheriff Martin Tase Sturgill, II, show us the immense power of your goodness and strengthen our belief that he has entered into Your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

"For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should." [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOCM, MNACM
The Prayer Ministry of the Cross
Merrimack Police Department
Merrimack, NH 03054
"We are Prayer Warriors: We Fight on Our Knees!"

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

July 1, 2016

Rest In Peace my brother, you will be missed!

Officer Mohamad #982
Godley Police Dept. Godley, Texas

July 1, 2016

There is no greater love than to lay down your life for another. That's what we do in training. Prepare to offer ourselves for the better of all. Rest in peace my brother.

Joseph McGee
Moore County Sheriff's Office

July 1, 2016


Earnest Hawkins Jr
Prince Georges County Police MD (ret)

July 1, 2016

RIP Brother

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

July 1, 2016

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

July 1, 2016

Rest in Peace. Prayers and condolences for the family.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

July 1, 2016

Rest in peace Deputy Sturgil, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your service will not be forgotten.


July 1, 2016

God bless the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Martin Sturgill. May they find encouragement by their memories of him in the days ahead...

Dr. Harold & Madeline Altman
Survivor of Deputy Harold M. Altman, EOW 1/30/2007

July 1, 2016

Very sorry to hear the news... Rest in peace. My thoughts are extended to family, friends and fellow officers.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 1, 2016

Rest in Peace Deputy Sturgill. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Sturgill Family and the Humphreys County Sheriff's Office.

Corporal Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office Wayne, NJ

July 1, 2016

Rest in peace Sheriff Sturgill!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

July 1, 2016

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452) Los Angeles Police Department retired

Retired Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriffs Office

July 1, 2016

Tase my brother you will be missed. You worked hard to provide the agency and every officer you knew with the best training available. Your expertise as a firearms instructor will live on in those who you've trained. You were truly a warrior and committed to helping your fellow man. The community was a better place because you were in it. RIP.

Captain Clay Anderson

July 1, 2016

Rest in peace brother..

Detective Sgt (retired) Red Golden
Putnam Co. Sheriff Tennessee

July 1, 2016

Thank you Deputy Sturgill II, for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Tennessee. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

July 1, 2016

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Humphreys County Sheriff's Office. Our country is much less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!


July 1, 2016

Rest with God Deputy Sturgill. Your tour here is over. Your years of 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

July 1, 2016

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