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Deputy Sheriff Levi Pettway | Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff

Levi Pettway

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Monday, April 10, 2017
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Levi Pettway

 

We send our most sincere condolences to Deputy Sheriff Levi Pettway's friends, family, and co workers. His death is a tragedy and will he will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service

Recruit Kevin Ray
Zone 5 police academy
April 23, 2017

Rest In Peace!

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC
April 23, 2017

RIP Sir. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Protect from above.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)
April 21, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department
April 20, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss.

Rebel Jacqueline
Arizona Department of Public Safety
April 19, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to you and the family. For this tragic loss.

Rest in peace brother.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current
NYC Police Dept./former Transit PD
April 18, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Levi's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011
April 18, 2017

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,


Abraham Lincoln

Sergeant E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol
April 17, 2017

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Levi Pettway, friends, Sheriff John Williams and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital Police, NC
April 17, 2017

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

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept
April 16, 2017

Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
N.Y.P.D.
April 16, 2017

When I start my tour of duty god, wherever crime may be, as I walk the darkened streets alone, let me be close to thee. Please give me understanding with both the young and old. Let me listen with attention until there story's told. Let me never make a judgment in rush or callous way. But let me hold my patience, let each man have say. Lord if some dark and dreary night i must give my life, lord with your everlasting love portect those special in my life.

James Hallgrimson Armed Security officer
April 15, 2017

So saddened to hear the news.

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
April 14, 2017

RIP Brother.Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (Ret)
No.Bergen NJ PD
April 14, 2017

Rip Brother

Deputy Zak Rodgers
Boone County Sheriffs Dept
April 14, 2017

RIP brother. In His Hands and my Prayers.

Inv Frank Vickery (Retired)
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
SA CID US Army
April 14, 2017

RIP

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC
April 13, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 who’s 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
April 13, 2017

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired
April 13, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Pettway. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
April 13, 2017

RIP Brother

Disabled Police Officer John and Kelly
Disability Retirement
April 13, 2017

May God keep you in peace forever my bother and Family. we were very good friends while we were kids.... and I can still see your big jolly SMILE. you are missed.

private citizen
He is the cousin to my son, officer Alex Pettway...Alabama.
April 12, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Pettway!!!

Nebraska Police Officer
April 12, 2017

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
12-25-2010

Retired Elected Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County Sheriff Office, Jerome, Idaho
April 12, 2017

Prayers to the brothers and sisters in Valdosta Georgia. May God be with you through this troubling time. To the family, may the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and bless you abundantly. RIP brother.

Detective Charles Ross
Baker County Sheriff's Office Florida
April 12, 2017

 
 

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