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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

Rest in Peace Correction Officer Parise. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Parise Family and the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

September 25, 2018

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Corrections Officer Joseph Parise and the extended law enforcement family of the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota.

End of Watch Monday, September 24, 2018.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your memory.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

September 25, 2018

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff, FL.

September 25, 2018

Rest, brother.

PFC Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

September 25, 2018

Rest in peace Brother.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the MDOC during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

September 25, 2018

Thank you for your protection, for your service, for your commitment to serve others. May God watch over your family and fellow officers. Rest In Peace, we will not forget your sacrifice.

Detective Cpl Amy Morgan
Boise Police Department, Boise Idaho

September 25, 2018

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

September 25, 2018

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Retired telecommunicator

September 25, 2018

We at the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy would like to express our deepest condolences for this officer, his family and his department in these difficult times. Rest In Peace brother.

Recruit Michael Martin
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

September 25, 2018

Rest in peace, Officer Parise. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

September 25, 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

September 25, 2018

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

September 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother.

Patrolman Robert Vojtko
Kingston Township Police Department 5111

September 25, 2018

Rest in Peace My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

September 25, 2018

Blessed are the peacemakers fir they will be called the children of God. No one knows why we do what we do except each other. Praying for all.

Wayne E. Fout, retired Lt.
ODR&C. Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. Lucasville, Ohio.

September 25, 2018



September 25, 2018

My reflection? Where should I start, you’ve always been my #1 since day #1. You were not only my cousin but a brother. When you told me you joined the brotherhood, I couldn’t have been more proud for you to become a pet of us. To serve our communities and become one who is called upon for help or assistance. As I sit here, tears in my eyes and hurt, I’m glad and proud to call you my blood and cousin. Your name and commitment to family and friends and people you don’t even know won’t be forgotten or unnoticed. We love you! Take care of your mom (aunt DD, grandma, and the rest of our family in heaven). I love you for ever and will miss you even more! I will see you seen. Rest easy and peacefully! Your family will be watched over by millions of brothers and sisters!

Robert W Curtis
United States Marshals Service

September 24, 2018

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

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

September 24, 2018

Rest In Peace C/O

SGT (ret) Robert Hawn Sr.

September 24, 2018

God bless you, sir. Job well done. My sympathies to all who are grieving

Shelby County Supports The Badge, Indiana

September 24, 2018

God bless you, sir. Job well done. My sympathies to all who are grieving

Shelby County Supports The Badge, Indiana

September 24, 2018

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Corrections Officer Joseph Parise. Please know we are eternally grateful for Joseph’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Parise, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, for Joseph’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Corrections Officer Joseph Parise’s family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department Retired
Law Enforcement Outreach

Jerry M. Rhodes
Dallas Police Department (retired)

September 24, 2018

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

September 24, 2018

Truly saddened by this loss of a fellow corrections brother.
Sincerest regards to and for the Parise family. God bless and be with this young man and his family. God bless and be with all of our MN DOC brothers and sisters.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

September 24, 2018

A Minnesota State Corrections Officer has left us just too soon while he was at work. He helped to get two fellow officers from being assaulted by an inmate at the prison. He felt sick and went to the hospital where he died when he arrived at the hospital.

Bradford Paulson

September 24, 2018

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