Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden

Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, April 26, 2020

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden

John it has been 2 years since you left us. You remain a friend to me. Keep a close watch over us sir. Miss seeing my friend

Cpl. Mark Alexander
Bell County Sheriff Department

April 25, 2022

RIP, miss working with you buddy. I still can't believe your gone. It feels like I should be hearing you on the radio still. You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer
Salado Police Department

September 1, 2021

On behalf of Alabama Concerns of Police Survivors, we offer our heart felt condolences for your family.

Cindy Hatcher
President of the Alabama chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors

June 14, 2021

John you were a blessing to have work for me in the jail. When you moved to patrol I knew you were going to be a huge asset. RIP

Cpl. Mark Alexander
Bell County Sheriff Department

April 25, 2021

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

There are not enough words to express what you were to us out here brother. It hurts still today as it did the morning your call came out. You were a dear friend and one of my most trusted brothers and you will be missed forever. None of us are the same without you but we will continue your mission while you watch over us. I can speak for all of us that knew and loved you when I say, rest easy in heaven because one day we will all meet again and talk about the good times we shared on our shift. Forever in the stairways and always in our hearts RIP Kool-aid!

Shane Geers #2229 Patrol Division
Bell County Sheriffs Department

June 14, 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

May 14, 2020

Thank you for your devotion & service. You will never be forgotten.

Fmr. Reserve Officer & Dispatcher B. Bar
Nolanville, TX Police Dept

May 7, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy to the family, friends and coworkers of this Fallen Officer. Thank you for your Dedication, Service and Protection. You Will Always Be Remembered As The True Hero That You Are. Your Sacrifice Will Never Be Forgotten. RIP Sir.

Diane Waynant-Murray Sister of Inspector Brian Waynant SR. WPD/ WFD 03/01/2010

May 5, 2020

Rest in peace, Deputy Rhoden . 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

May 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

May 3, 2020

Even though the time has come to end the watch, they are still watching. Even though they are no longer with us, they are still teaching. The loss is new and the pain is great but we carry on for our family’s sake. Give us the keys, we’ll take over from here. Now is the time to release your fears. We got your watch, we’ll carry on, rest with peace my brother for your never really gone.

From your brothers and sisters
at the Waukesha County Jail


May 3, 2020

God speed Brother. Prayers for your family. Thank you for you service. Psalm 23

Motor Officer Scott Stewart
Bellingham (WA) Police Dept

May 2, 2020

Deputy Rhodan, Thank you for your service and efforts to keep Bell County, and all of us, safe. Your efforts will never be forgotten.

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

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 1, 2020



May 1, 2020

Deputy Rhoden,

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

April 30, 2020

So sad 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

April 30, 2020

To the family of Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden, friends, Sheriff Eddy Lange and the Bell County Sheriff's Office.
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 near 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 live. 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

April 30, 2020

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff John Rhoden on their loss. May our Lord give them the strength and comfort they need during this time of trial. Thank you fellow officer for your dedication and service to our nation and your community. Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff John Rhoden .

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

April 30, 2020

  May God's peace and holy spirit be with all of John A. Rhoden's , family and friends. 

  Soon God will once again display his love with all those who seek righteousness and  peace like our Hero. There is no better place to keep the remembrance of our love ones, than in our Lords perfect mind.

  Please read in your Bible: Malachi 3:16. But there is hope for our loved ones that have passed away. Please read Apocalypse 21:4 and Acts 24:15.
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Petty Officer (Disabled Veteran) Angelo
US Navy Veteran

April 30, 2020

God Bless you Deputy Sheriff John Rhoden! Thank you for your many years of service with the Bell County Sheriff's Office in Texas. Thank you for making the people in the Bell County Texas area feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! 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

April 29, 2020

Rest in Peace brother.

Prayers for your family.

Thank you for your service.


FF Ron Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

April 29, 2020

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

April 29, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden and the extended law enforcement family of the Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas.

End of Watch Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 28, 2020

Bound on angel wings to serve our king for he only takes the best job well done sir prayers for your family and you Sheriff's Office.

Corporal John Biggins
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office TN

April 28, 2020

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