Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Justin Richard DeRosier

Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Justin Richard DeRosier

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 nine years. I pray that Justin'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

June 22, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

April 14, 2020

Respect, Honor, Remember.

Wisconsin C.O.P.S. G. Birkholz
Mom of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

April 13, 2020

Rest in peace young brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy DeRosier during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (retired)
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office (OK)

July 9, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff DeRosier. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

June 11, 2019

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Terri Van Houten
Rock Country Sheriff's Office

June 3, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy DeRosier. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the CCSO during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 23, 2019


I was going through Law Enforcement academy when I got the news. I am going to miss your laugh and your smile. Although, I was only able to see you a few times. I will forever cherish those times and continue on with my Law Enforcement career because of you. Rest easy Brother, we will take it from here.

Correctional Officer Dupea
Idaho Department of Corrections

May 21, 2019

Prayers are extended to the family & friends of Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier following his death. We recognize in loss, the power of life & hope. Therefore, we affirm the commitment to service, community, and family which was provided. Our department is most grateful for service rendered.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

May 9, 2019

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.
Author Unknown

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

May 7, 2019

I love you buddy. You were and will always be the best friend a friend could be.

Officer Corrigan Mohondro
Spokane Police Department

May 4, 2019

God Speed, Brother.

Sergeant Kevin Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May 3, 2019

You were such a shining star and made the entire dugout laugh. So coachable you were. You loved the attention and I wasn’t surprised when I saw you made Sheriff Deputy. You have moved mountains as a Deputy and left a legacy that is clearly everlasting. Rest easy brother.

Craig Ellenbolt
South King Fire & Rescue & Past Coach

April 26, 2019

Condolences to the family and friends of a brave officer

Mr Paul Truscott
Northumbria Police (ret) UK

April 25, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
J. Davis

April 24, 2019

Just wanted to respond to the inspirational memorial service aired on Fox12 this afternoon to honor the life and dedication of officer Justin Derosier. Justin lived a life, cut short much too early. He was an inspiring lad who grew to be a young man dedicated to his family and to the law enforcement career he loved. His family, friends, co-workers and townspeople will miss his smile and life for a long, long time. Rest in peace Justin. Fox 12, thank you for airing this inspirational service.

Lake Oswego resident

April 24, 2019

Thank you Deputy DeRozier for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Washington. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

April 24, 2019

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

April 23, 2019

I would just like to say thank you (although that doesn't seem to be enough) for your service and sacrifice (trying to make this crazy world a better and safer place). You will not be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to your friends, family and coworkers. RIP.

Marie C
NJ Citizen

April 23, 2019

Thank you, Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier, for your service. My heart grieves for you, along with all there in the Sheriff's Department, your family and community. May God rest your heart in peace. Thank you.

Kim Durham
Davis Police Department - Daughter

April 22, 2019

I hired this fine young man and he worked for me until I left office in January of 2019. A big man with a big presence, he was hard-working, dedicated, and fun. If given a project, it was done right and right away. He was a man who loved being a cop and his family. It is painful seeing his face on this page, but he fought the good fight, right to the end. May God accept him into His arms and give His promised comfort to the DeRosier family, the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, the entire Cowlitz County community and associated friends. You will be missed, Justin. Rest easy and we will continue on with you always in our heart.

Sheriff (Ret.) Mark S. Nelson
Cowlitz County, WA
Matthew 5:9

April 22, 2019

Sheriff De Rosier, you have left a wife and young daughter when our Lord called you back to Him. Your unselfish dedication to protect your fellowmen will not go unnoticed by our good God, and He will surely watch over your loved ones. May He immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

April 22, 2019

To the Family, Friends, and those who worked along side Deputy DeRosier, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for Comfort, Hope and Peace from God above for all of you.

Widow of Lt. Kevin Mainhart EOW May 11,2017

April 22, 2019

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

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

April 21, 2019

Justin, you were my coworker, my partner, my friend. Your smile was infectious. You were a hard charging, ass kicking warrior and we were all better when you were around. Thank you for everything. We will watch over your family and make sure they are safe and taken care of. See you On the other side.

Deputy James Hanberry
Cowlitz County Sheriff

April 19, 2019

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