Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Antonio Antoine Valentine, Sr.

St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Reflections for Detective Antonio Antoine Valentine, Sr.

Fai buon viaggio collega e che il gran Dio vegli sui tuoi figli.

Luogotenente c.s. Renato Danese
Guardia di Finanza - Italia

December 25, 2021

Rest in peace Sir ! My prayers for you and your family….but be sure… will meat again !

Cpt. Marco Ghisalberti
Alitalia Airlines

December 24, 2021

Rest in Peace Detective Valentine. 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

December 22, 2021

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you foir your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

December 21, 2021

May you Rest In Peace. Thank you for service.

Cydney Weaver
Civilian Supporter
Back the Blue

December 18, 2021

RIP Detective Valentine, you served you city and your country with honor and distinction.

SFC William Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret

December 18, 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)

December 11, 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

December 11, 2021

I want to express my condolences to Detective Valentine and his family. I worked with officer Valentine when he was a NPO for my organization the CPAAA (Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association) of north county. He provided great guidance to our organization. He will be missed.

Michael Pope
member of St. Louis County Police, CPAAA North County Chapter

St. Louis County Citizen, Michael Pope

December 8, 2021

Step forward now, policeman, you’ve borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets, you’ve done your time in hell.

Evan Chiodini
Grateful Citizen Of St. Louis County

December 8, 2021

Valentine "V" as we called him at Beaumont Highschool. We met on the football field and he was a Beast! He encouraged everyone to do their best and would stay after practice to help us. He was an amazing teammate and friend.
And he was an even better dad, son, brother, nephew etc..

We will always LOVE YOU "V"!!!

Lucas Powell

December 8, 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 Detective, Antonio Valentine, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Detective makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Thoughts and Prayers to Detective Valentines partner that was injured for a safe and speedy recovery. We thank Detective Valentine for his service as United States Army Combat Veteran and Air Force Reserve.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 8, 2021

I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and coworkers of Detective Antonio Valentine. I am so very sorry for your great loss. Detective Valentine lived a life of service to this country and the people of St. Louis. This service, and his sacrifice, will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

December 7, 2021

Officer Valentine, a.ka. MY Bestie!! You have left a gaping whole in my heart and I will NEVER forget you dear friend. 20+ years later I still have a rose you gave me for Valentines day❤ in high school! I will miss you dear friend.

Domeca Clark, BFF
Class of 98 Beaumont High School

December 7, 2021

Officer Valentine and I attended Beaumont High School he was an upstanding classmate and leader. He will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

Gloria Evans Nolan
Beaumont High School Class of 1998 Alumni

December 6, 2021

RIP Detective Valentine. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of St. Louis County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

December 6, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

December 6, 2021

Detective Valentine,

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

December 5, 2021

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch from here. Thoughts and prayers for you, your family and your department.

SGT Tommy Thomason
Signal 88 Security

December 4, 2021

Detective Valentine, I thank you for your brave service both in the US military and with the Police Department. Service came naturally to you and we have all lost a good man. I pray for your children I and hope that they will always know that it takes a man of good character to do what you chose to do with your life. May God open His arms to you and welcome you into His Kingdom to watch over all those that you love and care about. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

December 4, 2021

Detective Valentine, the world is full of many evil people and for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

December 4, 2021

My deepest condolences to Ms. Valentine and your children. May Antonio's soul rest peacefully in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

December 4, 2021

This was such a tragedy why can't suicidal just take themselves out? Rest in peace brother my prayers to your family.

Retired Sergeant Leslie VanderWel
Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

December 4, 2021

Rest Easy Sir. May the Comfort of God Wash over your Family & Loved Ones, Department & Community in the Upcoming Days, Weeks, Months ahead . You will never be forgotten!

Former 911 Dispatcher S. Wilson
Prattville Police Department, AL

December 4, 2021

There are way to many Officer's get seriously injured or die from injuries in a car accident or other serious incidents. To his department, I am so sorry for your loss. During my 20 years in law enforcement I have gone to to many deaths of officers.
To the officers family I hate hearing or reading about these incidents. I will say a prayer for him and also ask that he is excepted into the police department of God to help police the heavens.
May god also bless you and help you in this loss.

Officer Christopher Harris (Retired)
Department of Mental Health for the State of Connecticut

December 4, 2021

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