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

My sincere condolences to your family. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. May God bless you and your loved ones.

May You Rest In Peace

Cecilia Cruz
Ret. NYPD Police Officer
New York City

February 5, 2020

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

February 5, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

February 5, 2020

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in blue.

(Ret) Trooper Dean Aires
PA State Police

February 5, 2020

Thank you for your service sir GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

February 5, 2020

To hear of death Deputy Sheriffs Whittman, how he was serious injured taken to A trams center, where a team of Physicians fight to save his life. When he awakes he and his family are given the grave news. He will live but the pink that shot him, has severed his spinal cord. How did deal with that news I alive, I came through the military without sound but one moment my life is changed. But he fight on, I going to P.T I going best this. As I fight on my therapists 2X Getting up, sitting up chair feels good but the breathing machine drives nuts. I fill fluid, a nurse has to use a special top to clear it,within a week my body feels tired, less energy and my breathing seems slower. I running fever,fear infection. I start Anti-biotics,my life turns left,left the infection spreads past my lungs to effect my heart then the kidneys within 48 hrs pass peacefully. But my family is anquish. The kid killed kimself, there will never be anwers. Why was he there, why did he have as gun, why did he shoot. Then why did I respond. I am very officer,as crazy as it sounds we run to respond to active shooter, who does that Blue Line. Did I know I die,no but my life was taken as was this kid.
My place from my passing will much higher than his,there is special stretch of brand new stars born outside the glaxay,that is where my life now shine. New bright Star in Heavens near the milky way.

Anne Marie WoodCSW

February 5, 2020

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

February 5, 2020

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN

Police Officer Ryan Lay
Cincinnati Police Department

February 5, 2020

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

February 5, 2020



February 5, 2020

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Officer Jim Weaver
Los Angeles Police Department retired

February 5, 2020

Rest in Peace Sir

Thank you for your service and ULTIMATE sacrifice

Prayers for his family


Firefighter Ronald Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

February 5, 2020

God bless you and your family and Department brother you are not forgotten Thank you for your service and sacrifice you are the true hero and to all my Brothers and Sisters that go do this calling everyday God walk with you all Roman's 13 4

Retired Lieutenant Tommy Pettus
Talladega Alabama Police Department

February 5, 2020

I'm sadden to learn about the death of Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten, who struggled to recover from a debilitating injury only to succumbed from the inflicted injury caused by an individual who was misguided. My deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten. May his soul forever rest in peace.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

February 5, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

February 4, 2020

RIP Brother... God Bless...

OFC/ Detective Carlos Selvi
Balto. Co. P.D.

February 4, 2020

- [x] God Bless you Deputy Richard Whitten Thank you for your service with the God Bless you Police Officer Alan McCollum Thank you for your service with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department ❤️. Thank you for making the people in the Liberty County, TX area feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friend for their sacrifices. We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

February 4, 2020

All our prayers for the family and his family at the department! May you rest in piece!

Retired Sgt. Jacob Suppes
Montrose Police Department

February 4, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss

Jacquie Rebel survivor

February 4, 2020

I am so devastated for your loss. Today, I mourn for our soldier in blue, who ran in the line of fire to save us all from tragedy.

Future CHP Officer William Jin
Future CHP officer

February 4, 2020

Rest in Peace Deputy Whitten. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

February 4, 2020

Whitten family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Deputy Whitten thank you for your Service to your Community and to your Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls,OH Police Dept

February 4, 2020

God bless you and your family , friends , colleagues & community .

Robert p colbyrn
Boston Police Dept

February 4, 2020



February 4, 2020

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

February 4, 2020

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