Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier

Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in blue.

(Ret) Trooper Dean Aires
PA State Police

April 19, 2019

Thank-you, Sheriff DeRosier for your service and your sacrifice. My heart and my prayers are with your wife, your daughter, and your family as they grieve the sacrifice you had to make so that we can live in peace and safety. Well done, good and faithful servant.

Freya Fitzpatrick
Mother of a police officer

April 18, 2019

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Godspeed brother you fought the good fight.

Officer Seth Klein
Port of Portland Police Department

April 18, 2019

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten, you fought the good fight. Godspeed brother.

Officer Seth Klein
Port of Portland Police Department

April 18, 2019

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer Gary Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

April 17, 2019

God Bless you Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier ❤️, Rest In Peace. We are so thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifice. We are so saddened by this terrible news!! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!!

Kelly & Eddie King

April 17, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family of Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier, especially to his wife and child. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb,Retired
New York State Police

April 17, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J.Corasaniti II,Retired Fire Lt.
Baltimore City Fire Department

April 17, 2019

Lord God, our hearts and prayers go out to the Cowlitz County, Washington Sheriff’s Office and for the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier, of the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office, who was shot and mortally wound in the Line-of-Duty on Saturday, April 13, 2019 and died of his wounds on Sunday, Apeil 14, 2019. Depart, dear Brother-in-Blue, out of this world into the arms of the Father who created you, into the arms of the Son who redeemed you, and into the arms of the Spirit who made you whole. “You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, and you have kept the faith” [2Timothy 4:7]. Now rest easy in peace. We will take it from here. Amen.

Scripture teaches us that:
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4]
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9]
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Chartered by the United National Church
Appointed Chaplain: Merrimack NH Police Department [Since 2014]
Appointed Chaplain: Nashua NH Police Department [Since 2018]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua Police Department
Panther Drive
Nashua, NH 03061

April 17, 2019

Rest in peace brother. My heart goes out to your family. God Speed. We will take the watch from here. See you on the other side.

Deputy Billy Epperson
Multnomah Coutny Sheriff's Office

April 16, 2019

RIP Brother. You will be deeply missed. Another great one gone too early.

Officer Kevin Sawyer
Longview Police Department

April 16, 2019

God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

April 16, 2019

Rest in Peace Deputy DeRosier. You will be missed.

Joseph Hart-Bowley

April 16, 2019

RIP brother in blue!

Captain Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC

April 16, 2019

RIP Justin - my heartfelt condolences to your family, your brothers & sisters at the Cowlitz County Sheriffs Office and the citizens of Cowlitz County. BLUE LIVES MATTER.

Deputy Dave Kosnosky
Snohomish County Sheriffs Office, WA

April 16, 2019

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

April 16, 2019

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

April 16, 2019

Thank your service. Prayers for your Family and your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

April 16, 2019

RIP, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a place for our defenders.
Please continue your watch over us.
Thank you for your service!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

April 16, 2019

Miles of red and blue
For one of the blue
Flags waving for as far as the eye can see
People in black and white saluting
As you prepare to rest forever

A family is missing you
You had the target on your uniform
You coudnt get it off
It stuck with you
Some gave you respect
And others hated on you
Your number is known across the
Nation

21 is heard all around
In the background I hear taps
Of grace
People say goodbye
As they leave not knowing when they will
See you again

Blue lives supporter Steven C.
Pennsylvania

April 16, 2019

Rest in peace Brother Justin.

Ofc. Timothy M.
Nahant, MA PD

April 16, 2019

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

April 15, 2019

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

James P Waggle
Civilian

April 15, 2019

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier and the extended law enforcement family of the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, Washington.


End of Watch Sunday, April 14, 2019.


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

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."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 15, 2019

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer
NYSDOCS

April 15, 2019

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