Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Earnest Oldham

Plano Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Reflections for Lieutenant Earnest Oldham

Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen officer, Lt. Earnest Oldham.
May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

November 17, 2021

LT. Oldham,

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

October 17, 2021

Jeremy.... Daddy has taught you more in your almost 17 years than some men will ever know/understand their entire lives. So on Oct 3rd when you posted on this site that will take it from here...... makes Daddy and I so proud. Especially since you have truly taken over! We love ❤️ u son!!!

Kelli Oldham
Wife of this fallen Officer

October 16, 2021

The best cop I've ever worked for. Even though he promoted he never left the streets in his heart. If he got on the radio, it didn't matter what was happening: we were going. Wealth of real knowledge and experience that is uncommon on the street and completely absent inside - its no wonder the troops loved you and the admin didn't. In a world of managers, Ernie was a leader, and he felt the heat from above because of it, but I like to think it just kept him warm on cold nights when his 'peers' were at home in their beds under soft blankets.

Fair winds and following seas sir; this world and us left in your absence are far worse off because of it.


October 15, 2021

Nights will never be the same again. Taco's will continue in your honor Sir! We will always remember and you are greatly missed.


October 7, 2021

Love you dad. I’ll take it from here.

Jeremy Oldham
Son of officer

October 3, 2021

Earn-Man we had some good times riding motors together. You always had my back and I yours. You will truly be missed! RIP my brother.

Sgt. Randy Andrews
Plano PD - Retired

September 29, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Lieutenant Earnest Oldham and the extended law enforcement family of the Plano Police Department, Texas.

End of Watch Thursday, September 16, 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 27, 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)

September 25, 2021

Lieutenant Oldham, 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. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

September 25, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

September 24, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with the family and co workers

Anne Hunsinger

September 24, 2021

Rest in peace, Lieutenant Oldham. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

September 24, 2021

James P Waggle, Jr.

September 23, 2021

To the family of Lieutenant Earnest Oldham, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Earnest is in a much better place now and in God's hands.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 23, 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, Earnest Oldham, from complications of the COVD -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.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 23, 2021

RIP Lieutenant Oldham. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Plano

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 23, 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

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

September 23, 2021

Ernie will be missed greatly! He was such a wonderful guy and a lot of fun to work with. I cannot imagine working and not hearing from him. He loved giving me a hard time by telling me it was going to be a "quiet" night or he would tell me "lets see what we can get started out here tonight". I would always tell him, Now Ernie don't give me paperwork to do and get off my phone with that mess. Ernie would laugh and say something else to get a stir out of me. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God has a great angel up there with a sense of humor. Rest in peace my friend!

Dispatch Supervisor- Bobbi Harris

September 22, 2021

Earnie, we laughed and cried. It has been many years since we worked together. The world is a lesser place without you. Godspeed brother.

Lt. Rod Gregg
Garland Police Dept.

September 22, 2021

LT, I don't think I ever fully told you how much of an impact you had on me. You were one of the best LT's I've had and you were always willing to lend an ear or help me work through problems. I'll miss your stories of the old days, your humor and our evening talks. Rest easy. You'll be deeply missed.

C. Herrera
PSO Supervisor
Plano PD

September 22, 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

September 22, 2021

I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Lieutenant Earnest Oldham. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Lieutenant Oldham will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

September 22, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

September 22, 2021

Rest in Peace Lt. Oldham. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Oldham Family and the Plano Police Department.

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

September 22, 2021

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