Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer IV Amanda L. De Leon

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, Texas

End of Watch Friday, March 20, 2020

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Reflections for Corrections Officer IV Amanda L. De Leon

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, Sister-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

Thank you for your service, Ma'am.

Unit Manager James Stalcup
Tennessee Department of Correction

June 5, 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

May 21, 2020

It was an honor and a privilege walking the pods with this officer. Rest easy boss lady we got it from here. God has another angel in gray to watch over his gates.

CO IV Sophia Almand
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

May 18, 2020

Rest in Peace, Officer De Leon.

Former Windham Educator
Lopez State Jail

May 17, 2020

So sorry. Condolences to her friends, her family, and her law-enforcement family as well. I know she will be missed. I wrote the following poem two days ago. I hope it will bring comfort.

The Badge

John 15:13 King James Version (KJV) Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends, (others).

The first responders wear a mask;
"Why?" Some may ask.
Because we believe in humanity.
Each of us, who laid our left hands
Upon the Bible, took an oath,
To protect and serve, this was
Our solemn troth.

Not only do Law-Enforcement,
Firefighters, and EMT's wear these
Badges of valor, but all whose
Lives are on the front line;
These are the Doctor's, Nurses,
PCT's, and our Health Care providers.
All of these precious lives do matter.

We knew, when we strapped
On our belts, we might not
Come home after our shift;
Each day could have been our last.
We are the role-models
And must pass on the eternal torch
Of self-sacrifice to our next generation.

We have quieted the child with tears;
We've sat with those those whose spirits
Needed a lift; we've cried with those who've
Suffered loss so they did not
Have to alone bare their heavy cross.
Love is an amazing gift.

We've been called by every name
Known to man;
Talked down those who've sought to maim
Whenever and whomever they can.
We've witnessed atrocities
Vengeful hearts,
Casting lots, and devising evil plots.
Yes, we lay down our lives everyday
To protect and serve.
We are the hero's ordained by God
Here on earth.
Say a little prayer for me.
And tell us you love us before
We walk out that door.

© Janice Bumbalough Marler
[email protected] 2020

I am a retired police officer. I am eighty years of age and now reside in Troy, Ohio. I graduated, in North Carolina, February 19, 1984-1994

May 17, 2020

Rest in Peace my sister.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

May 14, 2020

To the family of Corrections Officer IV Amanda L. De Leon, friends, Executive Director Bryan Collier and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
You are lifted up in heart, though 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 save those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

May 13, 2020

RIP Corrections Officer De Leon. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Texas.

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

May 13, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Corrections Officer IV Amanda L. De Leon and the extended law enforcement family of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas.


End of Watch Friday, March 20, 2020


Rest in Peace sister 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

May 11, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Corrections Officer IV Amanda L. De Leon and the extended law enforcement family of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas.


End of Watch Friday, March 20, 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

May 11, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer De Leon. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 11, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Officer De Leon.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

May 11, 2020

Fallen Hero"s are never forgotten...

Patrolman David Westerman
West Boylston Police Department

May 11, 2020

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

May 10, 2020

Thank you CO De Leon for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Texas. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my sister.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

May 10, 2020

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

May 9, 2020

sincerest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

May 9, 2020

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

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

May 9, 2020

Officer De Leon,

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

May 9, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer De Leon and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice during this time. Thank you, Officer De Leon, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

May 9, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you Hero for your courage and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and coworkers. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 9, 2020

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

May 9, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon her face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

May 9, 2020

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Corrections Officer IV Amanda L. De Leon. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

May 9, 2020

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