Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Tracy Vickers

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Friday, September 27, 2019

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Reflections for Sergeant Tracy Vickers

Rest in Peace Sgt. Vickers. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and the FHP during this most tragic & difficult time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

October 19, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Vickers. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

Corporal Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

October 16, 2019

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

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

October 12, 2019

My sincere condolences. God bless.

Frank Fidelibus
Detective/ Sergeant
Friendswood Texas
Retired

October 10, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Vickers. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Florida Highway Patrol.

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 10, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother

Retired Deputy Joe Singh
Sacramento County Sheriffs Department

October 8, 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

October 5, 2019

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

October 5, 2019

Tracy, I’ll always cherish the time we spent training for QRF and and the successful deployments we’ve shared Brother. You always had a great attitude and a infectious smile that made the miserable conditions the best times I’ve had on the Patrol! I’m so proud of the Trooper you had become in a short time. Thank you for the life you lived in service to Country and our State. Fair winds and following seas my Navy Brother. I’ll never forget you and will honor and cherish the memories of you Sir. Please watch over all of us. Rest in eternal peace Tracy.

Senior Trooper Mark J. Horn
Troop J-Orlando
CVE

October 4, 2019

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

October 4, 2019

Rest In Peace trooper. God bless you and your family

Officer B. Pino
City Of Miami Police Department

October 3, 2019

Deepest Condolences from Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, session 17

Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement ACAD
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Session 17

October 2, 2019

Soar with the Angels. The family will be in my family's prayers.

Trooper Kelly Carrico
Florida Highway Patrol, Retired

October 1, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

October 1, 2019

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Stephen J. Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

October 1, 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

October 1, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Vickers. May God watch over and bless the family, friends and fellow Florida State Troopers.

Susan Ball
Judicial Process Server, Brevard County Sheriff's Office
Brevard County, FL

October 1, 2019

God bless brother! Rest in peace!!

PO Jordy
Fallsburg PD

October 1, 2019

Our condolences go out to the family, friends and coworkers. Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE.

D.A. Investigator Esrael
Deaf Smith County District Attorney

October 1, 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

September 30, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Tracy Vickers.
Thank you for your service.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Vickers Family and the Florida Highway Patrol.

Officer Janet Sanchez
Yuma Police Department

September 30, 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

September 30, 2019

To the family of Trooper Tracy Vickers, friends, Colonel Gene Spaulding and the Florida Highway Patrol.
You are lifted up in heart thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts 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
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

September 30, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Trooper Vickers and the Florida Highway Patrol. RIP Brother.

Lt. Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Office, TN

September 30, 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

September 30, 2019

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