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

R I P Brother

HERBERT Buck Ret. Officer
NYSDOCS

April 29, 2021

With Deepest Sympathy.

R. A. Robinson
Retired Deputy Chief Of Police

April 29, 2021

RIP, Sgt Ward. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

April 29, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
Retired-NYPD

April 29, 2021

We’ve got the watch. Rest easy friend.

Sergeant Joseph Taylor
Oswego County Sheriff’s

April 29, 2021

Rest in peace Brother Chris, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.
God bless you and your family.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

April 29, 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 29, 2021

R.I.P Sergeant Chris Ward

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

April 29, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Sgt.Ward and to the Brothers and Sisters of the the Watuaga County Sheriff’s Department, North Carolina. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry Longacre. MTPD (Retired)
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

April 29, 2021

Sympathies to your family. Rest in peace Sergeant Ward.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 29, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

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

April 29, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

April 29, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother!!

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

April 29, 2021

Sincerest condolences and prayers to Sgt. Ward’s loved ones and to the men and women of the Watauga County Sheriff's Office. Your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 29, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

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

April 29, 2021

Thank you for your service. RIP sir. Your fellow officers will take over watch now.

Amanda Vollmer
Citizen

April 29, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

April 29, 2021

With sincere respect and much love, my heart aches for Sgt. Ward’s family and fellow officers.

Former Deputy, Joe Hammond
Ashe County Sheriff’s Office

April 29, 2021

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

To honor Sergeant Ward, 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 Watauga County Sheriff's Office in
Boone, North Carolina for Chris’ partner and fellow officers. 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 Sergeant Chris Ward’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.

Respectfully,

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]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

April 29, 2021

All give some, some give all. Rest in Peace, Brother!

PTL B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

April 29, 2021

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

April 29, 2021

RIP Sir. Thank you for your service. God Speed healing to your family and friends..

Sr. Corporal
Virginia Department of Corrections

April 29, 2021

God bless you Sergeant Chad Ward, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Watagua County Sheriff’s Office. Rest In Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

April 29, 2021

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

April 29, 2021

May God comfort the bereaved families. This is really heartbreaking that some coward would take two innocent lives who were attempting to perform their duties as a sworn Police Officer. Lord please bring healing to the broken. I pray a special prayer for the Ward and Fox family. I also pray a special prayer for the Men & Women of the Watagua Sheriff's Office.

My sincere prayers,

Antoine Thomas

Police Officer & Antoine Thomas
Wilson's Mills Police Department

April 29, 2021

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