Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Constable Willie Houston "Hoot" West

Lowndes County Constable's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Reflections for Constable Willie Houston "Hoot" West

Lord God, our hearts and prayers go out to the Lowndes County, Mississippi Constable’s Office – Precinct 1 and for the family, friends, and colleagues of Constable Willie H. West, of the Lowndes County Constable’s Office – Precinct 1, who was gravely injured as a result of a traffic collision in the Line-of-Duty on Monday, May 6, 2019. He died of his injuries on Thursday, May 9, 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 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

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
28 Officer James Roche Drive
Nashua, NH 03061

May 13, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

May 13, 2019

What a life of service. You are commended for your dedication and love in serving your county and citizens. You are the Gold standard of commitment and professionalism. May God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten and your memory will always be with me. Semper Fi Brother.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
CHP South LA

May 13, 2019

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Constable West and the Lowndes County Constable's Office - Precinct 1 during this time. Thank you, Constable West, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

May 13, 2019

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Constable Willie Houston "Hoot" West 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 Constable Willie Houston "Hoot" West.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

May 13, 2019

Thanks for your decades of service. Rest in Peace, my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

May 13, 2019

R.I.P. you have a high place in heaven. May god watch over your family.

Ret Det 1 Vincent Sinnott

May 13, 2019

Rest in peace, Constable West. You deserve your divine reward. Many thanks for your 52 years of service in law enforcement.

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

May 13, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Constable Willie Houston West. Please know we are eternally grateful for Constable West’ service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Constable West’, 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 Lowndes County Constables Office for Constable West’ 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 Constable West’ son and daughters.

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

May 13, 2019

Rest in Peace Sir
Thank you for all your years of service !!

FF Ron Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Dept.

May 13, 2019

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a special
place for our protectors.
Please continue your watch over us.

Thank you for your service!
Thank you for your protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

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

May 13, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother my prayers to you and your family and friends

State Correctional Officer Ca (ret) E.S.
Californa Dept of Corrections

May 13, 2019

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

May 13, 2019

RIP brother in blue

. Crystal Robinson
C. Robinson

May 13, 2019


President Bobby Jenkins
Florida State FOP Lodge

May 13, 2019

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and a true American Hero in Constable Willie Houston "Hoot" West. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home 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 Lowndes County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Mississippi.

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

May 13, 2019

Never forgotten. Prayers to family and friends.

Retired telecommunicator B Rodriguez

May 13, 2019

Constable West, you are an inspiration to the young and old. I am deeply saddened by your passing. Words cannot adequately express my gratitude for 52 of service. As I begin my career in law enforcement at 61, I will always remember your service and sacrifice to our country. I dedicate my new career to you sir. Lawrence Robert Cappetto, Colorado.

Singer, songwriter Larry Cappetto
Grand Junction, Colorado

May 13, 2019

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer

May 13, 2019

Blue Knights NC II send our condolences and prayers to the families and Brothers and Sisters in Blue

Frank Spears
Blue Knight NC II

May 13, 2019



May 13, 2019

The thoughts, hearts and prayers of everyone here at CCPD go out to the families, both blood and blue, of Constable West. May the Good Lord give you strength, comfort and peace.
He swore an oath to serve and protect and he made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of that oath.

Go with God.
Lt. Michael V. Caldwell, Chaplain

May 13, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
J. Davis

May 13, 2019

Thank you Constable West for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Mississippi. 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

May 13, 2019

God speed.....

Police Officer Suzy Regan (retired) LAPD-Modesto PD

May 13, 2019

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