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Patrolman Chase Lee Maddox

Locust Grove Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, February 9, 2018

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Reflections for Patrolman Chase Lee Maddox

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C.Proft Chief Deputy retired

February 12, 2018

RIP Officer Maddox!! Prayers for all!!!

Mother of officer Ron Jones
Prentiss Police dept

February 12, 2018

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 whos 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 (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 12, 2018

Thank you for your service. RIP.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

February 12, 2018

I didn't know you personally, but feel an attachment to you. I was in the New Hope Elementary School front office when they called your son up due to the situation. I felt so bad and moved seeing your son in this manner. I lost my Father at a young age too and will forever remember that awful moment. I pray for your soul and your family. May God flood you with grace and mercy.

Richard S. McCarthy
Civilian, Locust Grove, Georgia

February 12, 2018

In his mercy may the Lord grant you a safe lodging, and a holy and peaceful rest. RIP Officer Maddox and thank you for your service. God bless your family and friends.

Lt. Todd Welsh
DeKalb County Police Dept, Decatur Ga

February 12, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

February 12, 2018

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the many days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles

February 12, 2018

My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Maddox on so many levels. I pray that God will bless you and your children.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 12, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Maddox. 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 C. Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

February 12, 2018

Rest Easy Brother! We got it from here!

CPL Valentin Serban
Avondale Estates PD, GA

February 12, 2018

Sending my sincere and heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and department of our fallen HERO.
I am so very sorry for your loss. May God give you all strength and peace during this difficult time.

Thank you for your life of service, loyalty and dedication to your community. May God bring you into his kingdom with loving arms. You have your wings HERO. You will live on in the hearts of all who love you. God Bless you and RIP.

Gone but NEVER Forgotten. HERO's live forever.

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

February 12, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Chase Maddox, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Also our thoughts and prayers to the Henry County Sheriff's Office for the two Deputies that were wounded for a speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

February 12, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother Maddox. My Back the Blue American Flag is again at half staff. Unfortunately it is for Several Officers this Month. I pray for your family and for all those Departments who have lost fellow officers. Your officers are truly Hero's.

Elberton, Ga.

Richard Quigley
Coral Springs, Fl. Police Dept. / Ret.

February 12, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Maddox. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Locust Grove Police Department.

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

February 12, 2018



February 12, 2018

God Speed, Brother.

Sergeant Kevin Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 12, 2018

Officer Chase Maddox
I never met you but know members of your precious family. I am almost lost for words to use in expression of my sorrow and outrage at such a senseless and tragic occurrence. Such a fine young man, son, father, husband, grandson who chose to protect his community putting his own life at risk to have his life snuffed out in such a way. My husband and I are heart sick. We live very close to where this happened.
May God give supernatural comfort and love to your family and loved ones. I will continue to pray for them as will many. Go rest high on that mountain young man and Rest In Peace. I’m so sorry that you lost your life in such a sickening occurrence. Thank you for your service.
I will continue to pray for all the others in the law enforcement community and first responders for a hedge of protection during these perilous times. RIP sir

Dianne Fields
Civilian, Jackson, Georgia

February 12, 2018

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Locust Grove Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

February 12, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Chase Maddox. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 12, 2018

"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
Powell, Wyoming

February 12, 2018

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle Jr

February 11, 2018

John15:13 “Greater Love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

May God wrap his warming hands around the friends and family of this peacemaker. RIP Officer Chase Maddox

Police Officers John & April Jones
Killeen PD

February 11, 2018

Very saddened by the tragic loss of this officer. My thoughts and prayers are with your agency and the families involved.

Rest in peace brother.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current

February 11, 2018

Very saddened by the tragic loss of this officer. My thoughts and prayers are with your agency and the families involved.

Rest in peace brother.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current

February 11, 2018

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