Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Patrick Neal Weatherford

Newport Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, June 12, 2017

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Reflections for Lieutenant Patrick Neal Weatherford

I had known you for many years and you gave always stood out. Watching you protect our little town made me so proud of you. You were always a great man, husband, father, son, friend and officer. I love you brother!! I will never forget the memories.

Bryan Stump
Lifelong friend

October 10, 2021

Today, and everyday, we continue to remember you and be grateful for the abundance of memories. Memories of a man of compassion, integrity, wonderful attitude, and fun. We continue to mourn the loss, but rejoice in the memories. I love you my friend.

Chief (Retired)
Eden Prairie Police

June 12, 2021

Thinking of you today roomie. While the grief is strong. I’m smiling at the great memories, your sense of humor, your laughter, and your joy of everyday life. Thanks for your impact pal.

Chief Greg Weber
Eden Prairie Police Department

May 15, 2021

Rest in peace Lieutenant Weatherford.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 11, 2019

For some unknown reason you were weighing on my heart today. Thinking of you Patrick and remembering the great times we had together at the NA. God Bless until we meet again one day.

Capt. Kevin W. Russell
Benton Police Department

November 28, 2018

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

To the Weatherford family, fellow officers, and all who call Patrick 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.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Lt. Weatherford gave to his community and the citizens of Arkansas and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 12th, 2017.

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

September 3, 2018

I hope everyone will find comfort in 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 and the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again on an earthly Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 24, 2018

The Unity Tour for fallen officers is in Washington DC today. It’s has been an honor that I was given the name of Patrick Neal Weatherford to ride with on the tour. I am truly sorry for the lost of Patrick Neal Weatherford.

Deputy Marcus Newman
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office,Fl

May 13, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of Lt. Weatherford. It is my honor that I am representing my agency this year at the Law Enforcement Memorial as one of the name readers for those fallen Law Enforcement brothers in arms from this past year. I wanted to take the time to reach out to those that I am recognizing on this somber occasion. Again, I am sorry for your loss, to the family, the community, and your department.

Lt. Gary Simacek
St. Croix County Sheriff's Office - Hudson, Wisconsin

May 11, 2018

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM Frank Kapusta Retired
Mohawk PD

September 9, 2017

May God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall. And this one was a terrible loss. A man who without care for his own safety did such a noble thing. I hope his family will find some type of peace during this time of mourning. God will not let them down. Keep Faith and know he is in a better place.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

September 7, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Commonwealth's Attorney Travis Bird
Spotsylvania County

August 22, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford 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 Lieutenant Weatherford.

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

Patrick I had the pleasure and luck of meeting you many years ago ad breaking bread with Pat McGee while teaching our annual k9 seminar. Your departure made news here in Miami Florida where I reside and I was so sad but proud that I could say to all our brothers in blue here that I knew you. May GOD bless you and your family and all my brothers in uniform through out the world and specially in Jackson county.. Pete Nunez. K-9

Peter Nunez
Reserve Deputy

August 7, 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

July 10, 2017

May you Rest In Peace my brother. You left us too soon. We will now take over your watch and assure That you will never be forgotten.. thank you for you service Brother....

Major (retired) Istvan Balogh
Bureau of corrections Pennsylvania & US Marshals Service

July 1, 2017

Rest in peace L T ....My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the NPD during this most difficult and tragic time..

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

June 26, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family of Lt. Weatherford, and to the entire Newport Police Department. Lt. Weatherford actions were of the highest traditions of Law Enforcement. His soul will rest in Heaven because of his actions here on earth.

First Sergeant Tom Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

June 23, 2017

You have thought LT and you will be remembererd

Supuervisor Mason B
Code 3 gaming

June 22, 2017

Lt. Weatherford,

We had many classes together studying for our Master's degree. I enjoyed our class discussions and the discussions we had regarding our jobs. I will miss you. RIP my friend. Condolences to your beloved family and all your friends.

Donna Best, Internal Affairs Investigato
AR Department of Correction

June 21, 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.

God Bless

Investigator Q. Warren
Alaska AGO, Special Prosecutions, MFCU

June 21, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Lieutenant Weatherford. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Newport Police Department.

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

June 20, 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
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

June 20, 2017

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Lieutenant, Patrick Weatherford, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Lieutenant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 19, 2017

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