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Police Officer Walter John DeWitt, III

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, June 5, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer Walter John DeWitt, III

On this actual anniversary of your untimely departure I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 5, 2021

RIP Detective Rizzo, Thank you for your service. My condolences to your family and friends who I pray will see you again in Heaven.

If tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
it seemed almost impossible,
that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, 'This is eternity,
And all I've promised you.'
Today your life on earth is past,
but here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
and since each day is the same way,
There's no longing for the past.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart '

Livingston County, KY
Sister of Roger Lynch

June 5, 2021

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 3, 2020

God bless you continue to rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

June 5, 2020

Sad, May his soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 13, 2020

Rest in peace Officer DeWitt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 8, 2019

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

September 7, 2018

Officer DeWitt,
On today, the 3rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 5, 2018

Rest In Peace knowing you'll never be forgotten and appreciated for your service.

Detective Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 20, 2017

Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

June 5, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 2nd 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

March 7, 2017

Officer DeWitt, there are endless ways in which our Sisters and Brothers have given their lives in the service of others, each tragic for those who know and love them best, for those who share the calling and for those who will never know their protection again, even if they never really knew it was there in the first place.

God Bless you, Brother and may you eternally Rest in Peace.

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

March 2, 2017

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