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Captain Justin Williams Bedwell

Decatur County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, March 1, 2021

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Reflections for Captain Justin Williams Bedwell

Rest in Peace Lt. Bedwell. I never got the opportunity to meet you, but I feel like I lost my brother. Your sacrifices will never be forgotten. With love and respect sir. We got it from here. You rest easy.

Sgt. Brett Preston
Sneads Police Department FL.

March 2, 2021

Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry, proclaimed, “Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Ministering to Law Enforcement Nationwide
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 2, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Lieutenant Justin Bedwell. Please know we are eternally grateful for Justin’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Lieutenant Bedwell, 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 Decatur County Sheriff's Office in Bainbridge, Georgia for Justin’s partner and fellow deputies. 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 Lieutenant Justin Bedwell’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

March 2, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Lt.Bedwell and to his Brothers and Sisters of the the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department,Georgia.. May GOD give peace and understanding for their loss . RIP Brother.

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

March 1, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Correctional Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County(Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

March 1, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family of Lieutenant Justin Bedwell. May his soul Rest In Peace. Lt. Bedwell will never be forgotten.

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

March 1, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant ( Retired ) Victor Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

March 1, 2021

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

March 1, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Lieutenant Justin Bedwell and the extended law enforcement family of the Decatur County Sheriff's Office, Georgia.

End of Watch Monday, March 1, 2021

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 Morbitzero
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 1, 2021

I would like to offer my condolences to the loved ones and coworkers of Lieutenant Bedwell. His service and sacrifice for the people of Georgia will not be forgotten. You are in my prayers.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

March 1, 2021


Detective James Ruocchio

March 1, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

March 1, 2021

Rest in peace Lt. Bedwell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 1, 2021

May the Lord comfort your family, friends and coworkers at this most difficult time.
Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police Dept./PCSO

March 1, 2021

RIP Lieutenant Bedwell. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Decatur County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

March 1, 2021

Rest in Peace Brother.

Thank you for your service and ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

Prayers for your family.


Firefighter Ronald Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

March 1, 2021

RIP LT bad guys should pay with their lives

Prayers for your family and friends

RET Detective Lenny Sattani
Bridgeport CT

March 1, 2021

Rest in Peace Lt. Bedwell. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bedwell Family and the Decatur County Sheriff's Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

March 1, 2021

RIP Brother.

Cpl Joshua Bogun
Boston Police Department Georgia

March 1, 2021

R.I.P Lieutenant Justin Bedwell

Brian Molyneaux

March 1, 2021

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Decatur County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

March 1, 2021


Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

March 1, 2021

God Bless and hold you close. Say hello to our son, Detective John T. Young, 50 Detective Squad, NYPD (EOW 2/19/07).

Lt. Robert E. Young (Ret)

March 1, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

March 1, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

March 1, 2021

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