Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Wildlife Officer Julian L. 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 L. Keen, Jr.

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

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

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle

June 18, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to the family of W.O.Julian Keen Jr.and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Florida Wildlife and Fish Conservation. May God give Peace,Comfort,and Understanding to his family and associates. RIP Brother we got your Watch.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre (Ret.Manor Tw
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvanianbiu has

June 18, 2020

Where is the memorial fund set up for his family? I would like to contribute and share it as well, please. There are not words enough to express my condolences for his family and community. Thank you and God Speed!

Megan Brancato
USPP wife

June 17, 2020

Law enforcement today will never pay enough, I pray for his family and know he is in a much better place.

Special Agent, Retired Michael Williams
National Park Service

June 17, 2020

Godspeed, Sir. Rest now, for you have served well. My deepest sympathy to your family, personal & professional, & friends.

Jackie G
Arizona Dept of Corrections - Retired

June 17, 2020

I’m currently dedicating my workouts to honor our fallen law enforcement brother and sisters. This afternoon’s workout is dedicated to Officer Julian Keen, Jr. and will be as follows:

Age: 30 x 10 (300) Burpees
Years of service: 6 x 100 (600 push-ups)

Deputy Raymond Wade
Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office

June 17, 2020

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

June 17, 2020

My prayers and thoughts are with the family and the LaBelle community.

Chaplain Rickey Anderson Sr
Fort Myers Police Department

June 17, 2020

Rest In Peace brother, the Lord welcomes you home with open arms because of your dedicated service.

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

June 17, 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 17, 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

June 16, 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

June 16, 2020

Your life mattered..Rest in Peace Sir #sayhisname #juliankeen

Det. "Tony Montana"

June 16, 2020

Thank you for your service . May you Rest In Peace. Prayers for your family.

Colleen from Fl

June 16, 2020

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

June 16, 2020

Thank you for your Service, my condolences to your family.

Deputy Karen Norman-Jackson
McIntosh County Sheriff's Department

June 16, 2020

RIP Officer Keen, we will hold the thin blue line from here!

Darrin Peeples
Texas Game Warden

June 16, 2020

Rest in peace , brother. Condolences to your family , friends and agency.

Capt. Steve Bezet
Plaquemine, La. Police Department (Ret.)

June 16, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Julian Keen, Jr. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Ret.

June 15, 2020

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