Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Chris Ward

Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Reflections for Sergeant Chris Ward

My condolences go out to your family, friends and the members of the Watauga County Sheriff's Office during this most difficult time
Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE.
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Officer Janet Sanchez
F.O.P member Yuma Lodge #24
Yuma Police Department

May 6, 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

May 5, 2021

Sgt. Ward, this is a horrible story and heartbreaking beyond belief. Brother, you did your job and did it well, no one could have imagined this outcome from a simple welfare check.

God Bless you, Brother and thank you for your service. May your eternal rest be peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 5, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Chris Ward, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

May 3, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON
REST IN GOD'S ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
NONE

May 3, 2021

I would like to offer my condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Sgt. Ward. I am sorry for your loss. His service and sacrifice for the people of North Carolina will be remembered. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

May 2, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. Your courage and service will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

May 2, 2021

Rest In Peace brother!

Captain Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC

May 2, 2021

Thank your selfless sacrifice, your years of service and your efforts to help those in need. As an alumni of Appalachian State, this one hits harder; especially knowing the community you serve and how close knit it is. May you Rest In Peace and know that your family will be loved and protected by those of us here holding the line.

Lieutenant Justin Baxley
Archdale Police Department

May 1, 2021

Thank you Sgt. Chris Ward for you dedication and service to our Nation. You will not be forgotten. Our prayers go out to your family and to the Watauga Co. Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace, Brother!

Paul Miller
Pastor, Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities TN
Tri-Cities Cops for Christ

May 1, 2021

Lord God, You came to Earth to show us what true love looks like. You taught us that love was about sacrifice, virtue, and service. You taught us that love means to lay down Your life for one another. For fallen officers everywhere, we thank You for their selfless example of courage and valor. We ask that You bless and keep the families and friends of these fallen officers. Wipe every tear from their eyes, O Lord. Help them to heal and to move forward in a way that honors his memory. Heavenly Father, bless and keep the families of the fallen police officers. Though the officer made the ultimate sacrifice in their line of duty, their spouses and children are also making an enormous and continuing sacrifice in living on this earth without their loved one. O Lord, help us to rally around these spouses as a community. Help us raise these children as if they are our children. It takes a community, Lord God. Bring us together around the family of a fallen officer to be that community for his family. Give us the means to uplift them and bear their burdens, as You taught us to do in Your Word. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Pastor Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, OLICC
Associate Pastor - United National Church

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

May 1, 2021

MY DEEPEST AND HEARTFELT CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY & FRIENDS OF(Sergeant Chris Ward) Compassionate Father, no police officer leaves home without the fear of not returning at the end of the watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. O merciful Lord, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, Jesus. Amen.

Corrections officer JAMES CARTER
NYC department corrections

May 1, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

May 1, 2021

Rest in Peace Sergeant Ward. Thank you for your service.

Special Agent Austin Koval

April 30, 2021

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

April 30, 2021

Rest In Peace Sgt Ward, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

TERRY F. ZECH OFC RET
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DETROIT MICHIGAN

April 30, 2021

I was heartbroken to learn of the deaths of two dedicated officers from North Carolina, the state I was born and raised in. All line of duty deaths makes me so sad, but these hit me hard. To the Ward family, fellow officers, and all who call Chris 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 Sgt. Ward gave to his community and the residents of North Carolina and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 28, 2021

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

April 30, 2021

Godspeed my brother of the thin blue line.

Lieutenant Gregory Dorn
Winston Salem Police Department

April 30, 2021

Rest in peace.
Thank you for your service.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police Dept.

April 30, 2021

Sincere condolences to the family, friends and the entire community on the loss of Sergeant Ward, Rest In Peace.

Officer Gordon Gibbons
Yarmouth Police Department
Yarmouth, Massachusetts

April 30, 2021

Prayers for your family, friends and fellow officers. Thank you for your service Sgt. Ward may you Rest In Peace.

Cathy Porter
Retired Probation and Parole Officer

April 30, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. REST IN GOD'S ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
NONE

April 30, 2021

Rest Now Brother

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

April 30, 2021

Rest in peace Sergeant Chris Ward.
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

April 30, 2021

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

April 30, 2021

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