Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant James Nicholas "Nick" Risner

Sheffield Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 2021

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Reflections for Sergeant James Nicholas "Nick" Risner

I am Nick's Mom. Vicki. I want you all to know that not a day. Minute. Second. Or heartbeat goes without me thinking something about my Precious Son.
But Nick died doing what he signed up to do. Protect the people. Since birth Nick has ALWAYS from sports to raising his beautiful daughter put in 110% . That's my boy. My Life. Alone with the rest of his family will never ever be the same. And one more thing. I have noticed that several writeups just include his daughter and us, his parents.
Nick has a Beautiful wife Brandy . And 2 brothers Billy and Tony and their families, we are ALL GOING THROUGH THE same pain. As I close , let me remind you , if Nick knew you, He loved you. He could always find the good in anybody. Love you My Son.Mom

Ramonia Risner . MOM.

February 23, 2022

What a kind soul who truly cared about making a difference! I worked with him personally on charity projects and I cannot brag enough on the person Nick was. He died a hero doing what he loved, but he is greatly missed!

Jenny Peden
Family friend

January 21, 2022

Rest In Peace Sergeant Risner. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Sheffield Police Department.

President J.Biden
The White House. Washington D.C

December 11, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Nick Risner on their tragic loss while he was in the line of duty. May our Lord give them the needed comfort and strength they need during this difficult time. Thank you Sergeant Nick Risner for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace to our brother in blue.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 3, 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

"Twice the Citizen!"

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

October 18, 2021

Sgt. Risner,

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

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Risner. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Sheffield Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 15, 2021

Rest in Peace Sergeant Risner. 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

October 14, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Nick Risner and the extended law enforcement family of the Sheffield Police Department, Alabama.

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 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

October 11, 2021

RIP Sergeant Risner. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Sheffield

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 9, 2021

Sergeant Risner, there is much evil in this world and you put your life in danger each and every day of your dedicated selfless service that your community may live in safety. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 8, 2021

Go with God's Speed Rest in Peace my Brother

RetiredParole officer 41st Precinct So.
New York State Parole

October 7, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Sergeant Nick Risner and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Sheffield Police Department, Alabama. May GOD give peace, comfort, and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss. RIP Brother.

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

October 6, 2021

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

October 6, 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 Sergeant, Nick Risner, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the other Officer who was wounded for a safe and speedy recovery. We thank Sergeant Risner for his service as a United States Army Reserve Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 6, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Sergeant Risner and the Sheffield Police Department during this time. Thank you, Sergeant Risner, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

October 6, 2021

James P Waggle, Jr.

October 6, 2021

Requiescat in Paces

Sergeants Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

October 6, 2021

Thank you for your service to the country. God bless. RIP my brother

Sgt/SC Jared Coleman (Ret)
New York State Police - Hastings

October 5, 2021

"Greater love hath no one than this; to lay down one's life for another." John 15:13

Rest easy Brother, we have the watch now.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

October 5, 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

October 5, 2021

Good bless you sergeant Risner - GODSPEED .

Robert p colburn
Boston PD Retired

October 5, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family members and close friends. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

"Losing someone you love is like a bad dream. So hard to wake up from it." Author unknown.

Robert W Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04, Ret. DC, Riverside PD, IL

October 5, 2021


A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

October 5, 2021

Thank you Seargent Risner for your service and sacrifice to our country and community. Rest in peace Sir.

Former reserve Deputy ( OCSO) FL Eddie A
Osceola county Sheriff's office

October 5, 2021

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