Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Richard Edward Whitten

Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, February 3, 2020

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Richard Edward Whitten

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 3, 2021

My deepest condolences!

Dawn Tarlip

September 28, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Richard Whitten.
Your service, bravery and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. One of God's primary qualities is love. (1 John 4:8). To emphasize that point, the Bible portrays God as having feelings similar to those of a nursing mother. Isaiah 49:15 15 "Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee" (King James Version). Just like caring parent, would try to alleviate a child’s suffering. Likewise, God does not cause innocent people to suffer (Genesis 18:25; ).​ The Bible has exposed the wicked one, the one that has caused all of our mishaps (1 John 5:19). Knowing that were living in the last days (Matthew 24: 3-14: 2 Timothy 3:1), having that knowledge is good news itself. Because it's the last of these bad days. So soon all this will be over and we should ask ourselves, what will happened to those we have lost? when will we see them again? The Bible has the answer to that and when we we invite you to copy paste the following article:
Enjoy, please read all the Bible references. Despite what we believe, many people also believe in what the Bible says since its the word of God.

Estrella, A
US Navy, Disabled Veteran

August 21, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

Rest in God's loving embrace will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin LEO

April 25, 2020

Deputy Whitten,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 30, 2020

Deputy Whitten, your dedication was evident and heroic. The other Officer also showed great bravery and for that, we are all grateful. How tragic and infuriating that the animal who murdered you couldn't have taken his own life first and saved so many so much grief.

Brother, God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 29, 2020

Peace and blessings to you and your family

Karlene Dunn (civilian) Karlene Dunn

March 22, 2020

My brother, not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. Your smile and slightly sarcastic remarks. You had a way of making one believe something when deep down it was all a lie, but it was funny. You had me believing I was gonna get fired but all that was going on was I being issued a new vest. I sure miss our pep talks about the law and how times have changed. You said you were coming home one day. I never thought coming home would this way...... I miss you so much. I stood guard at your funeral wishing this was all a nightmare. I watched as each person paid their condolences and somehow keep a straight face as they passed me weeping. I was as strong as I could be but deep down I was shattered. I don’t even know how I was able to stand. I could go on and own but the fact is I miss you and that’s never gonna go away..........

Deputy Ben Garcia
Liberty county sheriffs office

March 15, 2020



March 9, 2020

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

February 22, 2020

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc

February 18, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

February 18, 2020

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Richard Edward Whitten, friends, Sheriff Bobby Rader and the
Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in heart, thoughts and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your heart's and mind's thought 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, but whosoever believeth 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 them might be saved." John 3:16 &17

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

February 17, 2020

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenantm Frank J Corasa
Baltimore City Fire Department

February 13, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Deputy Whitten.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

February 9, 2020

We send our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Richard Whitten who gave his life in service to his community and our Nation. He gave the ultimate sacrifice. May the Amazing healing grace of God be your strength and help in the coming days and weeks.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

February 8, 2020

Sheriff Whitten, thank you for your selfless devotion to your chosen profession. Our Lord, who sees everything, will reward you abundantly. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

February 7, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten who succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained in the line of duty as well as the officers who continue to put themselves in harm's way. Thank you for your dedication and service to your community. Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
Department of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protect

February 7, 2020


Pima Community College Law Enforcement Academy

February 7, 2020



February 6, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

February 6, 2020

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

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 6, 2020

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

February 6, 2020

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

James P Waggle

February 6, 2020

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