Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon

Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, December 17, 2020

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Reflections for Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon

A true leader of law enforcement, Benny was a classic ,one of the youngest Detroit police commanders I knew him from the fifth precinct back when he was with Detroit. Very dedicated to the profession. He had a smile that would light up a room ..loved by the community he served ..god bless you and thank you for your service..RIP Benny..

Scott Montgomery retired detective S/O

June 5, 2021

You were always so kind to me and I looked up to you. I wish things had been different with the department, but I see a bigger picture now that I'm out of there, and I never did blame you for any of it because I knew you had a good heart. May God continue to offer comfort to your family in your absence, and please look out for your deps and your officers.

Former Dep

April 8, 2021

Rest easy, Sheriff Napoleon. Be assured that your service, sacrifice, and name, will NEVER be forgotten!


April 6, 2021

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

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

January 12, 2021

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

National Police Wives Association

January 4, 2021

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Sheriff Napoleon and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Texas. May God give strength and understanding to their loss,,and pride in his dedication to his duty.

Chaplain. Terry Longacre.
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvanianbiu hasMa

January 1, 2021

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

December 31, 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

December 31, 2020

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

December 31, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 31, 2020

Thank you for your service sir.

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

December 31, 2020

So sad. Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

December 30, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Sheriff Napoleon. The EOW Riders thank you for your service, your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Allison McCarter
Beyond the Call of Duty
EOW Ride to Remember

December 30, 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

December 29, 2020

Rest in peace

Detective Patrick Krease (retired)
Bloomfield Twp Police

December 29, 2020

Sheriff Napoleon, your service to the City of Detroit was done with pride and dedication to this City,you will be greatly missed!You're one of the few elected officials that make me proud to be a Detroiter! Rest In Peace Benny!

Donna Beres

December 28, 2020

Sheriff Napoleon, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

December 28, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

December 28, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

December 28, 2020

Rest in Peace Sheriff Napoleon. 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

December 28, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon. Please know we are eternally grateful for Benny’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sheriff Napoleon, 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 Wayne County Sheriff's Office in
Detroit, Michigan for Benny’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Sheriff Napoleon’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.


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]

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

December 27, 2020

My condolences. I know first hand about COVID. I understand your loss and feel your pain.

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

December 27, 2020

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

December 26, 2020

Rest in Peace, Sheriff

PTL B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

December 26, 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

December 26, 2020

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