Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jason Allen Garner

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jason Allen Garner

Today marks the 5th year of your EOW on May 13, 2017. I am the founder of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit called Blue_Wives_Matter and we offer support to the families of fallen officers, regardless of cause of death. I came to know your loving widow and 2 sweet sons when we were able to offer them much needed support back in 2018. I am happy to say that your family is doing well. We send your sons law enforcement patches every month as a reminder that neither you nor they have been forgotten and they just love when they get their special packages in the mail from Blue_Wives_Matter.

Thank you for the remarkable sacrifice you made back on that fateful day. I wish it didn't have to happen and you could be here yourself to watch your children grow up. Rest assured that along with you watching over them from Heaven above we here will be watching over them as well. You will never be forgotten and neither will your beautiful family.

Kristen Sweaza
Daughter of retired IOD LAPD Motor Officer
Wife of Ret. Police Captain Rob Sweaza Fountain Valley PD, CA
Founder of Blue_Wives_Matter

May 13, 2022

I feel so sorry for his son

lanai gregg
his son's friend

February 26, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Garner, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 23, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Jason died in the line of duty.

To the Garner family, fellow deputies, and all who call Jason beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

I met two of the Stanislaus deputies at the Wall during Police Week, and their grief for you was palpable. I did the only thing I could do at the time which was to give them a big hug.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Garner gave to his community and the citizens of California and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 13, 2017.

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

September 9, 2018

I hope that everyone will find comfort in the scripture Acts 24:15-"And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous andAnd I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection+ of both the righteous and the unrighteous the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again in Paradise on Earth, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 23, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 1st anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 13, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Jason Garner during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May their times spent together bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Garner.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

August 19, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain S. Yancey
Forest Hill Police, Texas

August 10, 2017

Praying for God to bring you peace and comfort as you mourn the loss of your loved one. Isaiah 41:13 "For I am the Lord,your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."

The Family of LT. Kevin Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

Mainhart Family

July 25, 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 Jason's life and death will bring glory to His name.

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

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

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

June 3, 2017

Rest in paradise. May God's perpetual eternal light shine upon U.

Sergeant Evy Arocho

May 29, 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)

May 27, 2017

My condolences to the families and friends of Deputy Sheriff Jason Garner and civilian Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please try to take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when we will see our loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

May 26, 2017

Rest in Peace, Heroes. May God wrap His loving arms around your family, friends, and co-workers. God Bless you all... and thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Noranne Stubbs Lenox
Arizona Department of Public Safety

May 24, 2017

You will live on in the hearts and memories of all the people you touched. Our deepest sympathy to your wife, children, family, and friends. Rest in peace.

Riverbank City Council and staff
City of Riverbank

May 23, 2017

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

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

May 23, 2017

Rest in Peace my friend, you will be missed dearly. We grew up together, and expected to grow old together. You loved being a deputy and its comforting to know you died protecting your community and doing what you loved. You will always be in my heart.

Jason Quarles

May 22, 2017

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family of Deputy Garner and Community Service Officer Johnson during this time of tragic and sudden loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) S.O.

May 20, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Garner family and the Sheriff's department family. May his service, happy memories and faith help carry you through these troubling times!

Sergeant Jason Garner
Columbus, Ohio Division of Police

May 19, 2017

Rest in peace my brother and sister. Thank you for both of your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

May 18, 2017

May you Rest in Peace and Comfort and prayers for your family

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point , Ga P.D.

May 18, 2017



May 17, 2017

RIP Deputy Garner...God watch over your family, friends, colleagues and your community during this trying time! Thank you for your service.

Civilian, RuthAnn Pratt Cross

May 17, 2017

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great.

Investigator Q. Warren
Alaska AGO Special Prosecutions,MFCU

May 16, 2017

Thank you Deputy Garner for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of California. 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

May 16, 2017

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