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Deputy Sheriff Cornelius Rain

Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, February 21, 1918

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Cornelius Rain

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Rain.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 30, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten on the 100th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 21, 2018

Deputy Rain, I had the distinct honor to be apart of the ceremony this year in Washington DC where your sacrifice was honored and your name was recognized as a fallen officer. I stood behind your grandson, my fiancé, as he made a rub of your name which is now forever etched on the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. I will never forget the sacrifice you and hundreds of others have made for communities all over the United States. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your legacy. We have the watch from here. Rest easy, good and faithful servant.

Officer S.A. O'Hara
Cobb County Police Department, GA

May 16, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Steve Casey, Florida Sheriffs Association

April 6, 2017

Deputy Sheriff Rain,
On today, the 99th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Alachua County.


United States Border Patrol

February 21, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

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

December 11, 2016

Dear Cornelius:

Thank you for your service and sacrifice so long ago. I am sorry it almost a century for you to receive the honor and recognition well deserved and long overdue. At a time when America needed her lawmen to step up and apprehend a fugitive, you answered the call. The cry of the wolf at the door is an intimidating event, but you were there, thank you. And the animal that did this act, was not permitted to live on and continue his rampage. “For the candle of the wicked shall be put out forever”.

Sadly, not much has changed since that fateful day 98 years ago; our law enforcement officers are still dropping in the performance of their duties. I hope that your descendants will read this, your name added to the Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington, and they understand they have a hero in their family history.

Rest in peace, we have the watch.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Police, Fl.

November 20, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 8, 2016

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