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Police Officer Darrin Lee Reed

Show Low Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Darrin Lee Reed

Brother Darrin may you forever rest in peace. you where a good man. The city of Show Low has Lost a hero. you will be forever loved and missed.

Dalton Langsmith

November 10, 2016

Officer Reed, thank you sir for your service. The criminal who murdered you will thankfully not be going to trial after the shootout with your fellow officers. The citizens of the Great State of Arizona are mourning their loss. We will keep your family and Department in our thoughts. Please watch over us as we carry on.

Sergeant William Foley
Chicago Ridge IL PD

November 10, 2016

So sad this occurred. My family is praying for his family and the police department.

Final Call
An Angel In The Sky Must Leave His Place Of Rest,
Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest.
For Duty Has Called, There Is Much Work To Do
Little Did He Know, This One Is Dressed In Blue.
Arriving On The Scene, He Knows Just What To Say,
Follow Me, Fallen Brother, I'll Show You The Way.
Your Duty Has Ended, Your Work Is Now Through.
Come Hand Your Hat Beside Mine. I'm A Cop, Too.

Master Police Officer Richard Marsh Burlington Police Department

November 10, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Reed!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

November 10, 2016

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 9, 2016

The Albany Police Academy sends its deepest condolences to the Reed family and the Show Low Police Department. Rest in Peace Officer Darrin Reed.

Albany Police Academy
Albany Police Department

November 9, 2016

Officer Reed was an outstanding public servant. He assisted me when my vehicle needed assistance. He was very kind and caring.
May he Rest In Peace
My heart goes out to his widow and children.

Patricia Ball
Citizen of Show Low

November 9, 2016



November 9, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Officer Reed for your 10 years of service and ultimate sacrifice.

Detective Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Kansas

November 9, 2016

A Prayer for Police Officer Darrin Reed:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Darrin Reed, of the Show Low, Arizona Police Department, was taken from us suddenly and violently 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, Police Officer Darrin Reed, 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.

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs." [Matthew 5:3-10 NLT]

"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]

"There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." [John 15:13 NLT]

"Well done, my good and faithful servant." [Matthew: 25:21 NLT]

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOICM, LOICC, MNACM, MFCPO
Merrimack Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”

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

November 9, 2016



November 9, 2016

God Bless and be with the Reed family in their time of extreme need. NO PAROLE for Cop killers !!!

Bob G.

November 9, 2016

Rest in peace! And thanks for your service!

Civilian John Corrigan
City Of LOWELL board member

November 9, 2016

On Behalf of the Quartzsite Police Department (AZ), we give our condolences to the Show Low Police a Department and especially the family of Officer Reed. You are in our thought and prayers.

Officer J. Beard
Quartzsite Police Department

November 9, 2016

RIP brother

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC

November 9, 2016

Prayers for the soul of Brother Reed, and comfort for his family and fellow officers during this tragic time.

Sgt. Craig Williamson, DPS 518, ret.
AZ Dept. Of Public Safety

November 9, 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

November 9, 2016

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

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

November 9, 2016

Police Officer Darrin Reed, during your tour of duty you served the the citizens of Show Low with honor and dignity it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Police Officer Darrin Reed you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Show Low Police Department hold you heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Stay Safe. Fair Winds and Following Seas WARRIOR

Detective Grade One Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch

November 9, 2016

Thank you Officer Reed for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Arizona. 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

November 9, 2016

Final Salute Officer Reed, 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

November 9, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother and thank you for your Service and Sacrifice.

Lieutenant Victor Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

November 9, 2016

A void has been left that can never be filled. Your murderer is dead now as well. We mourn you, all of us in your extended family, and we all pray for your closer family, especially the one at home. So long as they keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone.

Officer Reed, God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful, Brother.

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

November 9, 2016

Sending my thoughts and prayers to all police officers around the country. You all continue to put your lives on the line and we thank you everyday. May all the fallen brothers and sisters Rest In Peace and may God bring healing to all those affected by their loss

Firefighter Shayne Leavitt
Hallowell, Maine Fire Department

November 9, 2016

Dear Darrin:

Done yet again, a widow must confront her children and explain to them that all the dreams and plans they might have made, are now gone…forever. All because of the actions of cowardly scum. A widow now is stuck with the task of laying her husband and soul mate to rest, while her kids come to grips of why, and the fact there will be no more family outings, no family vacations. Another shattered family because their Dad and husband decided to stand up for something. And no one seems to be demonstrating in the streets on their behalf. Blue lives matter, too.

Darrin, it takes a special person to commit to protecting those who cannot protect themselves at all costs. You are one of those special persons. But being a member of our great fraternity, I understand why you did this job. It wasn’t for the praise, it wasn’t for the thrill, and certainly wasn’t for the pay. It was for the fact that you, like so many of our fellow brothers in blue, do this job because somewhere between the good people of this nation and the bad, there needs to be a barrier. An individual dedicated to ensuring that our countrymen live in peace, free from fear and harm.

As we approach this holiday season, I pray Almighty God eases the pain and suffering your family must now endure, with the knowledge that you are in a better place, but all too soon. I pray that the loneliness and emptiness will diminish as well. Rest in peace, we have the watch. “Above all else, honor”.

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

November 9, 2016

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