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

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

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Chris Ward and the extended law enforcement family of the Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina.



End of Watch Wednesday, April 28, 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 Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 30, 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 30, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

April 30, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Sergeant Chris Ward. 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 Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina.

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

April 30, 2021

Rest In Peace Sgt Ward. Both you and Deputy Fox laid down your lives doing what you were sworn to do, ensuring the safety of members of the community. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Heaven has another protector, we’ll hold the line down here.

Officer Kyle Osborne
University of NC-Greensboro PD

April 29, 2021

RIP fellow Brother, Life is to short, it takes a calling to be an Officer.

Retired Officer Brown - D. BROWN
CMPD

April 29, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

April 29, 2021

I remember going to radar school with you my brother I will always remember the smile you had on your face when we was working on your radar tell my dad hello

Deputy/Dare officer/S.R.O John Hicks
Avery county sheriffs office

April 29, 2021

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF SERGEANT WARD, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF SERGEANT WARD. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

April 29, 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 Watauga County Sheriff's Office . Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

April 29, 2021

Blessed are the peacemakers

Officer Nicholas Hernandez
SDPD

April 29, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

April 29, 2021

May God welcome you with open arms. My respects Sir.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

April 29, 2021

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