Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Bruce Allen Watson

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, January 2, 2021

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Reflections for Sergeant Bruce Allen Watson

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Bruce Watson on their tragic loss. May our Lord give you all the strength and comfort needed during this difficult time. Thank you Sergeant Bruce Watson for your dedication and service to your community. Rest in peace.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

January 15, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
None

January 15, 2021

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

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

January 15, 2021

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

January 13, 2021

To the family and friends of Sgt. Watson I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for God to bring you all strength, hope and peace. I pray your shared memories will comfort you all in the days and years to come.

Pam
Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

January 13, 2021

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

January 12, 2021

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

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

January 12, 2021

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency 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!

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God. [Matthew 5:9];

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4], and;

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

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, NCCA
Independent Christian Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua Police Department
28 Officer James Roche Drive
Nashua, NH 03061

January 9, 2021

Bless you Warrior and your family May God comfort you as you Enter into his Kingdom. 82-92 hcsd.

Officer Buc Weaver
SCSPD

January 9, 2021

Rest in Peace Brother.
I served with Sgt Watson in the Army 03-05 with the 101st. He became a friend that I valued and respected.

Lieutenant Mark Vincent
Hardin County Sheriff's Office (TX)

January 9, 2021

RIP, Sgt Watson. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

January 8, 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 8, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
None

January 8, 2021

My brother Sgt. Bruce Watson you are truly going to be missed. I’m going to miss working along side of you and missing that military voice that can clear a room out. My brother we will take it from here but you will never be forgotten. RIH

Deputy Mark White
Harris County Sheriffs Office

January 8, 2021

Your service has been inspiring and of great value to mankind.

Ret. Deputy Sheriff Lennon Evans
Harris County Sheriff's Office

January 8, 2021

Rest in Peace Sergeant Watson. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

Cpl. Terri Albright
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

January 8, 2021

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:18‬

Detective James Conner
Wetumpka (AL) Police Department

January 7, 2021

R.I.P Sergeant Bruce Watson

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

January 7, 2021

Your service will not be forgotten. RIP

Police Officer Sam Frank
Temple University Police Department

January 7, 2021

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

January 7, 2021

To the family of Sergeant Bruce Watson, friends, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
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
"He (Jesus) said, I will never leave you or forsake you. Hebrews 13:5

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

January 7, 2021

Thank you for your time and service

Adrian

January 6, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Sergeant Watson. 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

January 6, 2021

My heart goes out to his family and friends. I pray that God brings them peace and comfort. May they find solace in the fact that he was a very dedicated man who loved his family, and who served his community with honor and distinction.

Former D.C. Police Sergeant Ann McClanah
Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.

January 6, 2021

Sergeant Watson, you served your community for many years that others may live in peace and security. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

January 6, 2021

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