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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

 

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

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
September 13, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Ossman. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Florida Department of Corrections.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Serviceb
September 13, 2017

So sad what a freak accident. May God grant the family and friends a speedy healing. Thank you for you service.

Res.Sgt. Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept,Ohio
September 12, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department
September 12, 2017

May you rest in eternal peace. Thank you for your service. Your watch is over. You will never be forgotten.

Khalifa USDOJ RETIRED
Dept. of Justice FBOP
September 12, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin DNR Warden
September 12, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Deputy Shannon Yates
Covington County Sheriff Department
September 12, 2017

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department
September 12, 2017

I am greatly grieved by the passing of this officer

Gary Moore Lieutenant
Canton, Ohio Police Officer
September 12, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service
September 12, 2017

 
 

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