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Deputy Sheriff Thomas Patrick Barnes

Jefferson Davis County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Thomas Patrick Barnes

I am so sorry to learn of the grievous loss of Deputy Thomas Barnes when he died in the line of duty . To the Barnes family, fellow deputies, and all who call Thomas beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Barnes gave to his community and the residents of Mississippi and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 10, 2021

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 1, 2021

RIP Deputy Sheriff Barnes. Sincere condolences to his family and fellow colleagues for their tragic loss. Thank you for your service. Salute and Respect

Constable. Tessa Le Roux
South African Police Service

April 22, 2021

Sheriff Barnes, there is much evil in this world and you put your life in danger each and every day of your dedicated selfless service that your community may live in safety. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

April 21, 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

April 20, 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

April 19, 2021

RIP Deputy Sheriff Barnes. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Jefferson Davis County and Prentiss

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

April 19, 2021

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.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 19, 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

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

April 18, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Deputy Barnes and to the men and women of the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff's Department. 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)

April 18, 2021

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

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

April 17, 2021

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and coworkers of Deputy Barnes. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray you will find comfort and strength in the days ahead.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

April 16, 2021

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

April 16, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

April 16, 2021

Rest easy my brother.

Trooper
Michigan State Police

April 16, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

April 16, 2021

May you Rest In Peace officer!! Prayers to your family.

LT Anthony Aviles
Security alliance

April 16, 2021

So sad. Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

April 15, 2021

Deputy Barnes, a tragic loss for all of law enforcement, but for those who know and love you best, it obviously hits hardest. So long as they keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone from them.

May your eternal rest be ever peaceful, Brother and may God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

April 15, 2021

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

April 15, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

April 15, 2021

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

April 14, 2021

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

April 14, 2021

Deputy Sherrif Thomas Patrick Barnes, thank you for your service. Rest in eternal peace.

(Ret) Sgt Thomas McCarthy
NYPD

April 14, 2021

Sheriff Barnes, there is much evil in this world and you put your life in danger each and every day of your dedicated selfless service that your community may live in safety. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

April 14, 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

April 14, 2021

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