Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff William Garner

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, July 19, 2020

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Garner

To the family of Deputy Sheriff William Garner, friends, Sheriff Stevie Thomas and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, GA
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
Goldsboro, NC

August 10, 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 Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

August 5, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family of Deputy Sheriff William Garner. May his soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb, New York State Police.

August 4, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Garner,

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

August 2, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

August 1, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Garner and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Garner, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

July 31, 2020

Your video... We were all there for you. Pharr and his folks did you proud! Your car was looking slick as usual.

FCA1(SW/AW) Rogers
United States Navy

July 31, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

July 27, 2020

Rest in Peace Deputy Garner. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

July 27, 2020

Bill Garner was truly an exceptional good guy, and the consummate professional in law enforcement. He’d do anything for anyone, as well as a brother In law enforcement. Prayers to your family to heal in the coming days. Rest In Peace my brother! We will see you again!

Cpl. A. Sullo
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

July 26, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Bill Garner, who was killed in the line of duty while assisting others in need of help. Officers like him are the unsung heroes that serve and protect our communities from the chaos and violence around us everywhere. May our Lord Jesus give his families and friends the strength and comfort they need during this difficult moment. Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Bill Garner, and thank you for your dedication and service to our country and your community.

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

July 25, 2020

Deputy Garner,

On behalf of the Executive Board, staff and members of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, I want to thank you for your dedicated and steadfast service to your community. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace brother.

To Deputy Garner's family, friends and law enforcement family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.


A.A. "Butch" Ayers
Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police

Executive Director A.A. "Butch"
Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police

July 24, 2020

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

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

July 23, 2020

Sheriff Garner, my heart cries for your parents you have left behind. It is against the law of nature for a son to die before his parents, and I cannot imagine their sorrow over the loss of their son. We can only trust in God’s infinite wisdom and to trust in Him. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

July 23, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Garner. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 22, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Deputy Garner.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

July 22, 2020

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

July 22, 2020

RIP, Deputy Garner. Thank you for your service. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione, ret.
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 21, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff William Garner and the extended law enforcement family of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Georgia.

End of Watch Sunday, July 19, 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

July 21, 2020

My condolences to his family, friends and co-workers. I have written the following poem:
God is control;
He has sent his ministering angles
to watch over those who are
suffering knowing, in your heart,
You would gladly take their stead;
These are the unsung heroes of today
who forge ahead.

They have God's enforcement

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

July 21, 2020

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

July 21, 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

July 21, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

July 21, 2020

God bless you Deputy Sheriff Bill Garner! Thank you for your service with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Georgia, and for your service with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office and the Pendegrass Police Department. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

July 21, 2020

Rest in peace, Deputy Garner. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

July 21, 2020

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