Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer II Joseph Michael Parise

Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, September 24, 2018

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Reflections for Corrections Officer II Joseph Michael Parise

RIP Corrections Officer Joseph Parise

My Prayers goes out to his family

Linda (Susie) Collins
Just a person who cares

September 26, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. It takes a different breed of person to face pure evil every day. Few can do it and even fewer give the ultimate sacrifice. May God bless your family.

Sgt. Jason Rentfrow
Florida Department of Corrections

September 26, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

September 26, 2018

Ofc Parise a corrections brother. and fellow Honor Guard Team member. Joe you are surely missed by us all. Rest in peace my friend.

Sgt Jeff Nelson
MN DOC, MCF.-Rush City / Honor Guard

September 26, 2018

Rest in peace Brother your mission is complete. It takes a special individual to be Correctional Officer and you have proven you were up to the challenge. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten!

Cpl Greg Meyer
Former Correctional Offficer, Kansas Department of Corrections

September 26, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

September 26, 2018

GOD bless you and your family. Rest In Peace Brother.

Sgt. (Ret) Steve Davis
Maricopa County S.O.

September 26, 2018

Rest in Peace. Prayers for your family.

Scott B Benedict
California Highway Patrol

September 26, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

September 26, 2018

Rest in peace Brother Joseph.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

September 26, 2018

On behalf of the men & women of the Abilene Police Department, I extend our condolences to the family, coworkers, and friends of Corrections Officer Joseph Parise. We are mindful of your loss and pray Divinity's peace and comfort to you in this difficult time. We are grateful for the service of your loved one.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

September 26, 2018

To the family of Corrections Officer Joseph Parise, friends, Commissioner Tom Roy and the
Minnesota Department of Corrections.
You are lifted up in though 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. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God" Matthew 5:9.

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

September 26, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and coworkers.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 26, 2018

On behalf of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences. R.I.P. Officer Parise, may God bless you and keep you. May God comfort your family, friends and all our brothers and sisters with the Minnesota Department of Corrections. May God wrap you in his loving arms and grant your family and friends strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers my brother. Please know that you and your service will never be forgotten. " Fidelis Ad Mortem " my brother, we have the watch from here.

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

September 26, 2018

Deepest Sympathy to the family of CO Parise and to the Brothers and Sisters of the Minnesota Department of Correction s, Minnesota. May God welcome you to his Mansion of many rooms. May you sit on the right side of our God.

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

September 26, 2018

I am sorry to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Corrections Officer Joseph Parise. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home where he will live forever. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family. friends and peers.

T W Martinez/Retired and FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

September 25, 2018

It isn't an easy job. God bless you and condolences to your family.

Lezlie Souve'

September 25, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Parise, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.


September 25, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

September 25, 2018

Rest easy Brother. Prayers for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

September 25, 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 whose 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

September 25, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Parise. 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

September 25, 2018

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

September 25, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Corrections Officer Joseph Parise during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May 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 Corrections Officer Joseph Parise.

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

September 25, 2018

RIP brother. May the good Lord bring peace and comfort to your family in these difficult times.

N. Ramirez
California Department of Corrections

September 25, 2018

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