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Lieutenant Lonny Hempstead

Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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Reflections for Lieutenant Lonny Hempstead

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

"Always Ready, Always There..."

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

September 23, 2021

LT. Hempstead,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

September 22, 2021

Prayers for Lonny's Family, Agency and Community. He was an amazing human with a wealth of knowledge.

Sarah Wheeler, Records Manager
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

September 21, 2021

Lieutenant Hempstead, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their son. It is against the law of nature that parents would outlive their child. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

September 19, 2021

Lieutenant Lonny Hempstead, thank you for your service to both America and the citizens of Lafayette County. May God watch over you, your family and all members of the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office during this most difficult time. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 18, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Lieutenant Lonny Hempstead and the extended law enforcement family of the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, Florida.


End of Watch Tuesday, August 10, 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

September 17, 2021

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Lonny Hempstead! Thank you for your 26 years of service with the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office in Florida and for your service with the Florida Army National Guard. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to you family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your fiancé, your son, your wife, your two children, your two grandchildren, and your
parents during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

September 16, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

September 15, 2021

Heavenly Father, You commit to us the swift and solemn trust of life: since we know not what a day may bring forth, but only that the hour for serving You is always present, may we wake to the instant claims of Your will upon our lives. In the face of questions without answers, of dreams unfulfilled, of the emptiness that will not go away, we are only compelled to thank You always for lives faithfully lived, for good memories and living hopes. We are reminded as we pray for family and friends who are touched with the feeling of sorrow, that we pray to one who does not let go unnoticed even the falling of a sparrow to earth. We pray to one who weeps for his world, and therefore we come trusting that in life or death, we may find rest and comfort in Him. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, BSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Associate Pastor – United National Church
Christian Police Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

September 14, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

September 14, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

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

September 14, 2021

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Hempstead. 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

September 14, 2021

Rest in peace Lt. Hempstead.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 14, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

September 14, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

September 14, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 13, 2021

Rest easy Lonny. You will never be forgotten my friend. Lunchtime just isn't what it use to be without the conversations on solving the world's problems, your grandkids, your little truck you had, and about cookin' on the smoker. Thank you for being a awesome supervisor and a ear of reason during tough times.

Sgt. Cecil Brownfield
Lafayette County Sheriff's Office

September 13, 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 Lafayette County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 13, 2021

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

To honor Lieutenant Hempstead, 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 Lafayette County Sheriff's Office in Mayo, Florida for Lonny’s partner and fellow deputies. 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 Lieutenant Lonny Hempstead wife.

Also sent from Shields of Strength was a US Army Dog Tag to honor Lonny’s dedication to the US Army.

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

September 13, 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 Lieutenant, Lonny Hempstead, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Lieutenant succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We also thank Lieutenant Hempstead for his service as a United States Army National Guard Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 13, 2021

Rest in Peace Lt. Hempstead. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hempstead Family and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

September 13, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Lieutenant Lonny Hempstead during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Lieutenant Lonny Hempstead.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

September 13, 2021

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