Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin LeMont Zirbel

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Benjamin LeMont Zirbel

Rest in peace Brother Ben, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK Police Department

August 23, 2018

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

James Waggle

August 23, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 23, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

August 23, 2018

Prayers and condolences for family and friends.
Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Ben Zirbel.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ Retired
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

August 23, 2018

A true hero in life and in death. Thank you for your service.

Civilian Tracy Castrovinci

August 23, 2018

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

Deputy Zirbel, thank you for your life of loyal, dedicated and selfless service. You will live on in the hearts of all who love and cherish you.

God Bless you and RIP HERO... Gone but NEVER Forgotten... HERO's live forever.

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

August 23, 2018

Godspeed and Rest In Peace Brother

Patrolman Robert Vojtko
Kingston Township Police Department #5111

August 23, 2018

Rest in Peace, Brother!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

August 23, 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, Ben Zirbel, 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.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 23, 2018

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Javier Cornejo, Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee WI

August 23, 2018

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Ben Zirbel, friends, Sheriff Darryl Daniels and the
Clay County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God".

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police department, NC

August 23, 2018

Our condolences go out to the family, friends and coworkers. Rest In Peace my Brother in Blue.

Investigator Esrael Silva
Deaf Smith County District Attorney Office, Hereford, Texas

August 23, 2018

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Zirbel and the Clay County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Zirbel, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

August 23, 2018

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

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

August 23, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

August 23, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy Zirbel. 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

August 23, 2018

I was following this story when I saw it on the news. As a former motor officer I was extremely concerned. I'm so sorry to hear of Deputy Zirbel's death. God bless you and your family and fellow officers.

Sgt. James Wright (retired)
Ft. Lauderdale PD

August 23, 2018

With our deepest condolences we want to share love hugs and kisses to the surviving family and friends. It is a difficult time and we wish to share hopes and dreams for the future. Dont give up... Dont fret....he lived a good life here and was able to share a part of himself with the receivers of his organs. It is with great pride he served and loved his family. Be blessed and rejoice for he is alive and well in heaven above and shall be watching over each and everyone...God bless you all!!

Blue knights scIII. N Charleston SC

August 23, 2018

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.
and your gift of life will be appreciated by many.

Deputy Sheriff Terri Van Houten
Rock Country Sheriff's Office

August 23, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

August 23, 2018

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

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

August 23, 2018

You will be forever missed brother. Rest in peace, we'll take it from here.

Det B. Wase
Clay County Sheriff's Office

August 23, 2018


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…

This inspiring poem was written by Jim Weaver, a retired LAPD Officer and former Idaho Sheriff. It is submitted with his full support and approval. We feel ceremonies such as this actually occur in the Heavenly Realm. We can all gain a glimpse at… …with the faith building book by Pastor John Burke, and his NDE interviews with credible individuals granted such Near Death Experiences. Both my Pastor and Family Doctors feel many such instances are fully valid. Indeed, “Do nor fear…for it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:32). May the Family, Friends and Department be comforted as Magnificent Reunions truly await all Christians!

Joe Lanier
A former Asst. Chief with the Jasper Texas PD

August 23, 2018

It is with sad hearts that we have lost this dedicated officer. Prayers and condolences to his family and the Brotherhood. May he walk with others who have gone before him. RIP brave one.

Lynnette Szczepura
FOP Lodge 125 Jacksonville, FL

August 23, 2018

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