Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Matthew Pickett

Boone County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, March 5, 2018

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jacob Matthew Pickett

Rest In Peace brother. We’ll take it from here

Nick Gibson Correction Officer
Correctional Industrial Facility

March 11, 2018

Pickett family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Deputy Pickett thank you for your service to your community and for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of duty. You and your K-9 will meet again some day and patrol the halls of Heaven together until that time the reins are yours. Take a seat above and keep a watchful eye on all of your loved ones below and protect them from harms way.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

March 10, 2018

May God watch over his family and brothers and sisters in blue . My condolences to you all . Rest In Peace Brother .

Special Police Officer , Clark PD Art De
Clark ,NJ

March 10, 2018

Thank you Deputy Pickett for making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty for your community and our Nation. Your sacrifice will always be remembered. May the amazing grace of God surround your family and friends during this most difficult of times, and be their strength in the days ahead.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County MI Sheriff's Office

March 10, 2018

Jake, Your community lost an amazing man and officer. I attended the wonderful services that your department and family arranged for you. You would have been overjoyed at the community support that was given today. I have been to far too many of these burials for officers, but I believe that your's had more people on the side of the road in every single town, highways included, than I have ever seen! The school children (thousands of them) lined the streets for well over a mile! You have garnered so much love and respect that I believe that every single person in your county came out for your procession! Rest easy my friend, and know that we have the watch from here. You earned your spot in Heaven! To the Pickett Family, God Bless you, and I am so sorry for your loss. I know those words seem empty, and will not change anything at all, but it is all I can offer to you. I have lost 2 co-workers to line of duty deaths, and I know words don't make it any easier. My heart aches for you in the coming days, weeks, months, and years. To the Boone County Sheriff, his department, and all of Jake's "Blue Line Family", God bless you all as well. Keep fighting evil, try to be safe, watch your six and your fellow workers six, and hold each other close when you or your fellow officers need help. Until Valhalla!

Chief Deputy Marshal Billy J. McCombs
Shelburn Police Department, Indiana

March 10, 2018

Thank you for your service, and you will never be forgotten!

Lindsay L

March 9, 2018

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

(Retired) Officer Jim Weaver

March 9, 2018

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

March 9, 2018



March 8, 2018

My deepest condolences to Mrs. Pickett and to your children, as well as to his brothers and sisters in the three departments Deputy Pickett served. May his soul rest in Heaven, and may our Lord God bless his entire family. Deputy Pickett is a hero and I solute and respect him for his service.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

March 8, 2018

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

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

March 8, 2018

Indiana has lost what is obviously a dedicated young man in such a tragic and infuriating instance. The animal who murdered you will face true justice, if not in this life, then in the next, I'm sure of that.
So long as those who know and love you best forever keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone from them.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 8, 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

March 8, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

March 8, 2018

Cousin, you are already missed. Go with God and rest in peace. We will take it from here.

Texas Peace Officer (retired) L W Picket

March 7, 2018

Cousin, you are already missed. Go with God and rest in peace. We will take it from here.

Texas Peace Officer (retired) L W Picket

March 7, 2018

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.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

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 Jacob'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

March 7, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Jacob M. Pickett during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May the happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Jacob M. Pickett.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

March 7, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolences for the tragic loss of Dep. Pickett. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and for the families concerned. My the full weight of the law fall swiftly on the offender.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current

March 7, 2018

God bless you brother and your family

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

March 7, 2018

Deepest Sympathy to the family of .pickett and to the Brothers and Sisters of Boone Co. Sheriff Department , Indiana.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre (Ret.Manor Tw
Red RoseLodge FOP#16Lancaster Co. Pa.a

March 7, 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 Deputy, Jacob M. Pickett, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy 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 Tipton County Sheriff's Office where Deputy Pickett served previously with for two years and to the Marion County Sheriff's Office were he served previously for three years.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

March 7, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of this brave Officer. Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

March 7, 2018

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

March 7, 2018

Our thanks and prayers are with you and your family always.

O Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal Wisdom embraces the universe, Watch over all policemen and Law enforcement officers everywhere.
Protect them from harm In the performance of their duty To stop crime, robbery, Riots and violence.
We pray, help them keep our streets And homes safe, day and night.
We commend them to your loving care Because their duty is dangerous.
Grant them strength and courage In their daily assignments. Dear God, protect these brave men and women.
Grant them your almighty protection, Unite them safely with their families after Duty has ended.
Please God, grant us this wish.

Co-teacher Eric Siefferman
Civil Servant

March 7, 2018

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