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

Rest in peace Deputy Whitten. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless you Sir and your family and fellow officers. God bless all our first responders.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff , OCSO FL
Osceola County Sheriff Office

February 4, 2020

RIP Deputy Whitten.

SFC William L Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret

February 4, 2020

Heavenly Father, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy. On Monday, February 3, 2020, Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten, of the Liberty County, Texas Sheriff’s Office, succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on May 29th, 2019, in the Line-of-Duty, while responding to a shots fired call in Cleveland. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. We ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; for He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can go to the Father except by way of the Son. Amen.

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

“No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 CSB]

Police Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MSBS
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Christian Minister/Chaplain
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Member of the National Certified Chaplains Association
Member of the National Association of Christian Ministers

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 4, 2020

May God bless you & your family.
Rest in peace my brother in blue!

Officer Douglas Myers
California Highway Patrol

February 4, 2020

Rest in peace hero.


February 4, 2020

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

James P Waggle

February 4, 2020

Such a brave officer and in service of his fellow man, he sacrificed his well being to safeguard those he protected. There is no greater honor I have than thanking you from the bottom of my heart. You are a true hero. We grieve with the Whitten family.

Police Officer (retired)
Buffalo NY p.d.

February 4, 2020

Rest, brother.

Sgt Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

February 4, 2020

RIP, Deputy Whitten. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

February 3, 2020

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

To honor Deputy Whitten, 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 Liberty County Texas Sheriff’s Department for Richard’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 Whitten’s wife and two 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

February 3, 2020

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

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

February 3, 2020

Rest easy brother, thank you for your service. May your sacrifice and memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

February 3, 2020

I had the privilege of attending the academy with Deputy Whitten, and I’ll never forget the laughs, the shenanigans, and the sheer upbeat attitude he brought to the class. He made me laugh so hard, my sides hurt.

He wasn’t just a good Deputy - he was a great man, who exemplifies the very best of us. Rest In Peace, sir. You served with honor and for ALL the right reasons and your family should be proud. I wish everyone had a heart as big as yours. I am sure we’ll meet again one day, my friend. Until then, we have the watch from here.

Your fellow Cadet,

Sergeant Tyler Yawn
Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 5

February 3, 2020

God Bless you Brother in Blue. You will be missed by all Law Enforcement Officers. God bless your family. I am so sorry. One of your sisters in blue

Wendy Deshazo

Harris County

February 3, 2020

Strength & Gods presence for Kami & Richards family in the days ahead.

john thomas
Liberty FD Chaplain

February 3, 2020

Thank you Deputy Whitten, for putting yourself in harm's way for the citizens of your community. The world is a better place because of you and the men and women like you who have answer a higher call. Bell you, your family and comrades.

Steven Whinery
Proud Citizen

February 3, 2020

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 3, 2020

Rest In Peace Officer Whitten...
Thank you for serving and protecting. May God be with the Whitten Family and all Blue Blood brothers and sisters. My heartfelt prayers and condolences to all

Kristin Tarantino
Community Citizen

February 3, 2020

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

February 3, 2020

RIP my brother. I know heaven gained an angel today. Although we didn't work closely, you were always friendly and greeted me smile.

Sergeant Joel Davila
Liberty Police Department, TX

February 3, 2020

“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

February 3, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother

Deputy Shannon Yates
Covington County Sheriff Department

February 3, 2020

Rest easy brother, we’ll take it from here.

Deputy Joshua Humphries
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

February 3, 2020

God bless you Deputy Richard Whitten for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

February 3, 2020



February 3, 2020

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