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Sergeant Joseph Ossman | Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Sergeant

Joseph Ossman

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, September 10, 2017
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Reflections for Sergeant Joseph Ossman

 

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
Mohawk PD
October 22, 2017

Thank you, Officer Ossman, for your service to the citizens of the State of Florida. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of the Florida Dept. of Corrections during this very difficult time. Thank you for your sacrifice and Rest in Peace Sir.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R. Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs & Border Protection
October 15, 2017

Thank you, Officer Ossman, for your service to the citizens of the State of Florida. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of the Florida Dept. of Corrections during this very difficult time. Thank you for your sacrifice and Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of VA, Office of Inspector General, CID
October 10, 2017

RIP.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)
October 5, 2017

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Retired
Cincinnati P.D.
October 4, 2017

Rest in peace sir thank you for your services you will be missed but not forgotten

Sergeant James Hallgrimson
Arrow Security Inc.
October 4, 2017

Rest in peace sir thank you for your services you'll be missed but not forgotten

Sergeant James Hallgrimson
Arrow security Inc
September 27, 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 Joseph'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
September 23, 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
September 23, 2017

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you Sergeant Ossman and your Florida Department of Corrections Family. May You Rest in Peace. Thank You for your Dedication and Service.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit
September 22, 2017

To the family of Sergeant Joseph Ossman, friends, Secretary of Corrections Julie Jones and the Florida Department of Corrections.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace now and always. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. batson
Cherry / O'Berry Ploice Department, NC
September 21, 2017

Sergeant Ossman, words fail me at this time, and nothing I could ever possibly say is even remotely close to what I was feeling when I heard the news of your tragic death. My thoughts are with your family, friends, our agency, and all of those mourning for you. Thank you so, so much for your service not only to the people of the State of Florida but, truly, to the entire country. You are a hero and will forever be remembered as one. Thank you for your 21 years of service.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections
September 21, 2017

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.
September 20, 2017

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother and Sister in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
US Army Military Police
September 20, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Joseph Ossman during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Sergeant Ossman.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004
September 19, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Ossman!!!

Nebraska Police Officer
September 18, 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
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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
September 18, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifices. My condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Joseph Ossman. May he rest in peace

Recruit Estevan Ruvalcaba
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department
September 18, 2017

May God watch over your family and fellow officers during this trying time!

Ruthann Cross, Civilian
September 17, 2017

Secretary of correction Julie Jones i just heard of the lost of your correction sgt. my he he rest in peace

ricky taylor retired sgt.
miami police department
September 16, 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
September 15, 2017

Rest in Peace Sergeant Ossman. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department
September 15, 2017

Rest in Peace Sergeant Ossman. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Parole Supervisor Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
September 15, 2017

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.
September 13, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY
September 13, 2017

 
 

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