Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Gordon William Best

North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, January 1, 2021

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Reflections for Sergeant Gordon William Best

I am sad to learn of the passing of Brother and Hero in Sergeant Gordon William Best. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his family, friends and all members of the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

January 1, 2021

So sad to lose such a young and vibrant police officer! My deepest condolences to Sergeant Best’s family, friends, and co-workers.

Julie Beery, RN, FNP-C
Concerned citizen

January 1, 2021

My deepest sympathies to your family, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Alex Niese
North Baltimore Police Department, OH

January 1, 2021

All give some, some give all. Rest in Peace, Sergeant!

PTL B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

January 1, 2021

Rest easy Brother

Trooper George( Vic) Daunhauer
Florida Highway Patrol

January 1, 2021

Rest in peace, Sergeant Best. 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

January 1, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Sergeant Gordon William Best during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace
Sergeant Gordon William Best.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

January 1, 2021

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

January 1, 2021

Thank you for your time and service

Adrian

January 1, 2021

RIP

Mrs Cindy Shinners
Step mom to Master Officer Joseph Shinners EOW 1/5/19

January 1, 2021

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

January 1, 2021

Rest in peace my brother. May your family find comfort and strength in the lord. God bless you and your family.

Corporal Jason Jones
St. Francois County Sheriff's Department, MO

January 1, 2021

RIP brother. Condolences to your family and your blue family. Thank you for your service.

Lt. Dennis J Cirillo
NYPD Retired

January 1, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

January 1, 2021

Thank you sir for your service. Your years of commitment and leadership will continue to serve your department and community for eternity. May the lord comfort your family and give them strength to carry on. Rest In Peace brother.

Lt. Robert T. Tester
SCC Police Department

January 1, 2021

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

January 1, 2021

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

January 1, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother. Clear us a way to Heaven sir. Prayers for your family and your brothers and sisters of the North Myrtle Beach Police Dept.

Retired Paramedic Freddie Wolfe
Spartanburg County EMS

January 1, 2021

Rest in peace brother. May god Bless your family in this time of need.

Corporal Rikki Ruggerio
Loris Police

January 1, 2021

Best family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Sgt. Best thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Ofc.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls, OH Police Department

January 1, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

January 1, 2021

God bless you Sergeant Gordon William Best, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

January 1, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

January 1, 2021

Rest in Peace dear Brother. We pray your families, blood and blue know the strength, discernment, comfort, peace and love of our Lord and Saviour.

Timothy Williams
Rushville In. P. D. Retired

January 1, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

January 1, 2021

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