Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Joshua Eli Voth

Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Reflections for Sergeant Joshua Eli Voth

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Voth. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Colorado Department of Corrections.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

January 21, 2020

Sergeant Voth, thank you for your service. You've earned your rest.

God Bless you and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

January 15, 2020

To the family of Sergeant Joshua Eli Voth, friends, Executive Director Dean Williams and the
Colorado Department of Corrections.
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!
"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"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

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

December 23, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Officer Alexander Hernandez
Miccousukee Tribal Police Department

December 23, 2019

My deepest condolences to the entire Voth family. May Joshua's soul forever rest in Heaven, and may our Lord provide peace and comfort to the Voth families.

First Sergeant Thomas M. Webb, Retired
New York State Police

December 18, 2019

Sergeant Voth, our loving God took you back to Himself when your life is just beginning. Only He could explain why, and we just have to accept it and trust in His wisdom. May He immerse you and those you've left behind in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

December 15, 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

December 14, 2019

Rest in Peace Sergeant Voth. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

December 14, 2019

Rest in honored peace, Sgt. Voth. Condolences to your family , friends and agency.

Capt. Steve Bezet
Plaquemine, La. Police Department (Ret.)

December 14, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Joshua Voth, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant succumbs from injuries due to a mechanical equipment failure. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 13, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to Sergeant Voth's family and friends. God Bless and thank you for your service!

DeKalb Police Department
DeKalb Police

December 11, 2019

My deepest condolences go out to Sergeant Voth's family, friends and co-workers at the Colorado Department of Corrections during this difficult time.
Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE Sergeant Voth.

Officer Janet Sanchez
Yuma Police Department

December 11, 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

December 11, 2019

On Behalf of the Waukesha County Correctional Officers CISM Team, our deepest sympathy to the family and Department. Thank you for your service and sacrifice


December 11, 2019

On behalf of Moms Back the Blue of the St. Louis County Police Family Association, we offer
our heartfelt condolences to the family (blood and blue) and friends of Sergeant Voth.
We will be forever indebted to you for your selfless service and sacrifice.
Always Honored; Never Forgotten

Proud Moms from
Moms Back the Blue of the
St. Louis County Police Family Association

December 11, 2019

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Sergeant Voth.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

December 11, 2019

May you and your family find peace. Carry on the beat in heaven, you patrolled hell already.

Lt. Joseph Basham

December 10, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother

Cpl. Michael Stivers
Byrnes Mill, MO. PD

December 10, 2019



December 9, 2019

Sgt. Voth, my respect and my regrets to your family, friends and co-workers in the aftermath of your tragic loss. We will continue to work on behalf of the good people, of this state, and carry on in your place. When one of us falls, we must always carry on, we can do no less. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Sgt. K. Moreland
Arapahoe Community College PD (Ret. LAPD)

December 9, 2019

May our Lord grant you eternal rest and may He also hold your loved ones within His merciful hands during this time of mourning.

Jerry W. Leonard, SAC [Retired]

December 8, 2019

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

December 8, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Sergeant Joshua Voth. Please know we are eternally grateful for Joshua’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sergeant Voth, 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 Colorado Department of Corrections for Joshua’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 Sergeant Voth’s wife and 3 children.

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
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

December 8, 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

December 8, 2019



December 8, 2019

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