Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, May 17, 2020

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Corrections Officer Berisford A. Morse. Please know we are eternally grateful for Berisford’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Corrections Officer Morse, 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 Washington State Department of Corrections Olympia, Washington for Berisford’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 Corrections Officer Morse’s Family.

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.

Respectfully,

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]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

September 4, 2020

Thank you Correctional Officer Morse for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Washington. 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 brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

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

July 4, 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 peace Correctional Officer Berisford Morse, and thank you for your service.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

June 11, 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

June 10, 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

June 7, 2020

Thank you for your service, Sir.

Unit Manager James Stalcup
Tennessee Department of Correction

June 5, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse
and the extended law enforcement family of the Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington.


End of Watch Sunday, May 17, 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

June 5, 2020

Eternal Rest grant to Your servant, Berisford, Oh Lord, and may Light Perpetual shine upon him. Amen.

For those in Washington State D.O.C. who mourn Officer Morse' loss:

Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with all who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God Bless you all at Monroe (from a former Chapel Volunteer there, and former WA State D.O.C. C.C.O.),

Fr. Jerry Connors
Chaplain, Federal Bureau of Prisons

May 30, 2020

Officer Morse,

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 26, 2020

To the family of Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse, friends, Secretary of Corrections Stephen Sinclair and the Washington State Department of Corrections.
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
"Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

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

May 25, 2020

Rest, brother.

Sgt Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

May 25, 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

May 24, 2020

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

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

May 24, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Morse. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the WSDOC during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 22, 2020

Office Morse thank you for service! It was an honor to work with you while I worked at MCC before going to DC Police. You were a great Officer! My prayers go out to Morse family. RIP brother. We have the watch from here.

Officer Joseph Solem
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department

May 22, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Morse. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Washington State Department of Corrections.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 22, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

May 22, 2020

Office Morse was a pleasure to work with for many years! He was a great man and Officer! He ran his unit with great professionalism and respect. He was always smiling and ready for work. He was respected and relied on.. The last time we worked together in April I will never forget! I wish it was not the last! Prayers go out to Officer Morse and his Family! Miss you Brother!!

SGT James Davis
Washington DOC

May 22, 2020

I am sorry to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse. 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 Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington.

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

May 22, 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

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

May 21, 2020

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

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

May 21, 2020

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Correctional Officer, Berisford Anthony Morse, from complications of the COVID-19 virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Correctional Officer succumbs from this deadly disease. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

May 21, 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

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER CISM TEAM
WAUKESHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT

May 21, 2020

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