Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James H. Blair

Simpson County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, June 12, 2020

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James H. Blair

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Blair.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 13, 2020

RIP, my Brother. Your work here is finished.

Capt. Frank Huggins, Ret.

June 13, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the family, department, and community. A tragic loss to everyone after serving for 50 years! My heart goes out to you all.

Deputy Karl Nyholm
Skamania County WA Sheriff’s Office (Ret)

June 13, 2020

Absolutely gutted to hear of this. My thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues at this awful time. Rest in peace brother

Sgt Steve Howarth
Police Scotland

June 13, 2020

God Bless this family! So sad! May the Lord be with them and hope they get this guy soon!

Christy Purser

June 13, 2020

Words cannot express the grief that is being felt with this tragic loss. May the good Lord hold you in his loving arm's eternally Deputy Blair. Go Bless...RIP Sir.

Jack Yandell

June 13, 2020

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

June 13, 2020

Rest in Peace Deputy Blair. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Blair Family and the Simpson County Sheriff's Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

June 13, 2020

Rest in Peace Deputy Blair, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

TERRY ZECH, OFC(RET)
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPARTMENT DETROIT MICHIGAN

June 13, 2020

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice RIP and prayers for the family and agency.

Chief Agent
Blue Raven Extraditions

June 13, 2020

Rest in Peace, Deputy!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

June 13, 2020

R.I.P. Brother

Police Officer- Patrol-Retired Kathleen
Philadelphia Police Department

June 13, 2020

Dear family of Deputy Blair, I am so sorry that you are hurting over the death of your loved one.

God bless the family and friends of Deputy Blair with comfort,peace and strength in you.

Pam
Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

June 13, 2020

Rest In Peace brother, we have the watch now.....

Sergeant James Alfieri, retired
New York State Office Of Court Administration

June 13, 2020

God bless you Sir for your 50 years of service. May you Rest In Peace.

JR Neary, Ret. PO
Fellow Ret. Officer

June 13, 2020

Deputy, you are the true definition of a hero and may you rest in peace knowing that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you for an amazing career of service.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 13, 2020

RIP My Brother

Retired Police Officer Maria Alvarez
NYPD

June 13, 2020

Unreal! Rest in Peace Deputy.

Kevin Farrell
Former MCSO

June 13, 2020

RIP brother, wow 50 years. GOD bless you and your family. Rest now and let us take it from here

Sr. Deputy Sheriff Tracy Jones
Travis County Sheriff's Office

June 13, 2020

Thank you brother for 50 years of service. Thank you for holding the line. I pray for comfort and understanding for your family. You can finally rest now brother and let us take it from here.

Sr. Deputy Sheriff Tracy Jones
Travis County Sheriff's Office

June 13, 2020

Rest in peace Sheriff Blair!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

June 13, 2020

50 years of dedicated service! OUTSTANDING.

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff James Blair.
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

June 13, 2020

You served long and hard. Rest in peace. God bless you and your family

Inspector Tony Flores
San Francisco police department

June 13, 2020

My heart hurts after reading what happened to this fellow officer, and I pray for him, his family and his friends for our Lord to provide them with strength and comfort during this difficult time. Thank you Deputy Sheriff James Blair for your dedication and service to your fellow citizens. Rest In Peace.

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

June 13, 2020

I am so sorry to hear this. I am certain the person committing this heinous crime will be apprehended. Condolences go out to his family, friends and law-enforcement officers. I wrote the following as a tribute.

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 right 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
Reflections shine:
These are the Doctor's, Nurses,
PCT's, our Health Care providers,
Techs, Social Workers,
On down the line.
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 us,
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

June 13, 2020

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