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Sergeant Joshua Blake Bartlett

Lubbock County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, July 15, 2021

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Reflections for Sergeant Joshua Blake Bartlett

Rest in Peace Sergeant Bartlett. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

August 11, 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

"This We'll Defend"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 6, 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
one’s 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

August 4, 2021

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

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICWOMAN LINDA KEMP
NONE

August 3, 2021

"A Part of America Died"

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
and a part of America died.

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

July 30, 2021

RIP Sergeant Bartlett. My sympathies with your family, friends and fellow officers.

SFC William Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret

July 29, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. May the God of peace wrap His arms around your family.

Sgt K.D. Martin, Retired
Houston Police Department

July 27, 2021

I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Sergeant Bartlett. I am very sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Sergeant Bartlett will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

July 27, 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

July 27, 2021

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

July 26, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Sergeant Joshua Blake Bartlett. I believe 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 Lubbock County Sheriff's Office, Texas.

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

July 25, 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)

July 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Rest In Peace my brother in BLUE.

Investigator
Deaf Smith County District Attorney’s office

July 25, 2021

RIP Brother

Trooper George( Vic) Daunhauer
Florida Highway Patrol

July 25, 2021

Sergeant Bartlett, you are a true hero. Each and everyday, you put your life in danger in order to keep your community in peace and order. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

July 24, 2021

Rest in Peace Sergeant Bartlett. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

July 23, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

July 23, 2021

Thank you Sgt. for a job well done your watch is over and you won't be forgotten we'll take it from here. May you rest in God's living arms. Praying for peace, grace, comfort, and healing to the family.

Lorena Hutson(tried peace officer)
Amarillo College Police Department

July 22, 2021

My God Bless and accept this brave leader who lost his life leading his SWAT Team. Prayers for his wounded teammates and praying for their recovery.

Motor Officer Jim Bragg
Greenville City Police Dept.

July 22, 2021

All the Awards that you could gain in a life time would never be enough sufficient for all the sacrifice's you have made. Life is still valued and priceless! Thank You All.

Johnny Edwards

July 21, 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

July 21, 2021

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

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICWOMAN LINDA KEMP
NONE

July 21, 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

July 21, 2021

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

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICWOMAN LINDA KEMP
NONE

July 21, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

July 20, 2021

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