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

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

James P Waggle

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

April 15, 2019

Rest in Peace, Brother. We will take it from here. Walk now with all that have gone before you...…

Deputy Alan Moffett
Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Augusta GA.

April 15, 2019

Rest Easy Deputy. You will always be a hero.

Police Officer K Shum
Stockton School Police

April 15, 2019

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

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

April 15, 2019

Rest in peace, Deputy DeRosier. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time. May God stand in the gap in your absence, surrounding your baby girl with an extra measure of love and protection.

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

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

April 15, 2019

Deputy DeRosier, what motivated these animals is for the investigators to find out. For the rest of us, we just seethe with anger that you were murdered at all. We mourn you death but we also honor your life and your service here.

Those who know and love you best and feel the pain the most will forever keep you in their hearts and minds thus keeping you with them, even if not physically. God Bless them and God Bless you. May your eternal rest be ever peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

April 15, 2019

So sorry, you family is in our prayers
Rest In Peace my brother .

Rey police Lieutenants
Urbandale Iowa Police Dept

April 15, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier. Please know we are eternally grateful for Justin’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy DeRosier, 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 Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office
in Kelso, WA, for Justin’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 Deputy DeRosier wife and daughter.

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-Reserve Division
Law Enforcement Outreach
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department
POINT 27- a Law Enforcement Liaison

April 15, 2019

So sorry to hear about this loss.
My thoughts are with his wife and daughter, the officers of Cowlitz county, and all of those in blue feeling the pain.

Sonja St. John
Sister, fallen Border Patrol Agent,
Donna Doss, A-200
EOW 2/2/2019

April 15, 2019

RIP brother.
We will take the watch now

SSG Lewis, J
US Army Military Police K9 Handler

April 15, 2019

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

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

April 15, 2019

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

April 15, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 15, 2019

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

April 15, 2019

RIP Justin, you will be missed.

Whitman County Sheriff's Office

April 15, 2019

Prayers for Justin Derosier's family. He was a seasonal Officer for our Department here in Bristol Bay (Rural Alaska)! This was back in 2011-2012 We knew at the time he worked for us that he had everything a great Officer needs. Integrity, Loyalty, Respect, Concern and Ethics. All of us in this Department that knew him are filled with sorrow at the passing of Justin.

Teresa A. Sanderson Dispatch Supervisor
Bristol Bay Borough Police Department (Alaska)

April 15, 2019

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier, friends and the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, Washington.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your heats and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3: 16 & 17
"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 Goldsboro, NC

April 15, 2019

Our deepest sympathies are with you. We can not thank you for enough for your service and your sacrifice. God Bless!

DeKalb Police Department

April 15, 2019

I am sad to learn of the loss of a brother and hero in Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Highways of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, Washington.

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

April 15, 2019

R.I.P Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier


April 15, 2019

Rest in Peace Sir.

Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

FF Ron Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Dept.

April 15, 2019

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

April 15, 2019

Rest in Peace my brother. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Sergeant Timothy McCann
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

April 15, 2019

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