Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Wildlife Officer Julian Keen, Jr.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, June 14, 2020

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Reflections for Wildlife Officer Julian Keen, Jr.

Thank you Officer Keen, Jr. for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Florida. 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

To Officer Keen and his family, our hearts bleed for all of you. Every time we loose another officer it rips through our souls as we know all too well what road all of you are now on, and must travel for the rest of your lives. No matter what please, please, please stay close to one another. Your Son, Brother is a HERO and will forever be a HERO!! We will NEVER FORGET the sacrifices each of you made by Officer Keen deciding to put on the uniform and badge EVERYDAY. May God give all of you peace knowing he saved the life of others and did so so proudly. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are and will be called the Children of God. Officer Keen, May you Rest In Peace and continue to show the signs to your family that you are around them, FOREVER. As a mother of a fallen hero, my son does this daily and knowing he’s still here, brings great comfort. So I ask you Officer Keen, please be their guardian angel as they walk through the shadows of grief. All of the officer supporters and the officers you left behind, will take it from here, sir. RIP!!

Ms. Tammy Avent
Mother of Fallen BPA Jose “Joey” Barraza EOW: 4-18-16.

July 4, 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

July 1, 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

My deepest condolences to the family of Officer Julian Keen jr. May his soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

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

June 30, 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, WI

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER CISM TEAM
WAUKESHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT

June 30, 2020

To the family of Wildlife Officer Julian Keen, Jr. friends, Colonel Curtis Brown and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL
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 he (Jesus) has said, I will never leave you or forsake you." Hebrews 13:5

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

June 27, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Officer Alexander Hernandez
Miccousukee Tribal Police Department

June 26, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

June 24, 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 23, 2020

My prayers are with the family and all citizens of Labelle, FL

Chaplain Rickey Anderson Sr
Fort Myers Police Department

June 22, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Wildlife Officer Julian Keen, Jr. Please know we are eternally grateful for Julian’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Wildlife Officer Keen, 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 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida for Julian’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 Wildlife Officer Keen’s parents and sister.

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

June 21, 2020

May you rest in GOD’s arms, a fitting place for our bravest brothers. We are praying for your family. May the soul of this faithfully departed man through the mercy of GOD, Rest In Peace ! Save me a place in the choir .

Retired Officer Metro Nashville PD Paul
Metro Nashville Police Department

June 20, 2020

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

June 20, 2020

You're in the arms of the angels now, rest in peace Officer Keen.

Debbie
civilian

June 20, 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
12-25-2010

Officer Jim Weaver
Los Angeles Police Department retired

June 19, 2020

The entire Webber International University community mourns the loss of our former student and player Julian Keene, Jr. His time with us was short, but he was much loved and greatly respected. While we have unbounded respect and are forever grateful that he demonstrated his willingness to lay down his life to protect others, we are deeply saddened that it came to that. Being willing to make the sacrifice does not take away from the fact that it is the ultimate sacrifice. We pray for his family, his friends, and his colleagues in this time of great grief. May, for all of you, the self-evident fact that his was a life well lived bring comfort.

President & CEO
Webber International University

June 19, 2020

May God bless your family at this time
We have to keep your light shining every day while out on patrol.
Rest in Jesus brother

Texas Game Warden Mack Chambers
TPWD Game Warden

June 19, 2020

So sorry to hear of the loss of this great man. Prayers to his community, co-workers and family.

Kate Beasley
Officer, Orlando Police Department

June 19, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and fellow Wildlife Officers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Thank you for your service Officer Julian Keen Jr.

Susie Ball
Judicial Process Server
Brevard County Sheriff's Office
Florida

June 18, 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

June 18, 2020

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden (Retired)

June 18, 2020

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD,NY

June 18, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Keen and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission during this time. Thank you, Officer Keen, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 18, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Keen and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. RIP Brother.

Lt. Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Office, TN

June 18, 2020

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