Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Richard King

Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Friday, October 8, 2021

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Richard King

A memory from you came up on my Facebook page today. It was a typical JK post. Funny and sarcastic.

From the day we were placed on the same team at the TLO course up to the weekend we celebrated your wedding, you were a constant source of rib-aching laughter in my life, “My pancreas hurts.”

I hate the way your life ended. I hate that your kids are without such an amazing dad. I miss you, brother.

Detective Rhonda Steffen (Retired)
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

July 4, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff John King. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy King on behalf of the people of this nation will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

January 1, 2022

Sheriff King, 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 God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

January 1, 2022

Thank you for your service and duty.

Dushyant Bharat Karani

December 21, 2021

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)
Civilian

December 21, 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 for 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 20, 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 20, 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 Deputy, John R. King, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Thoughts and Prayers to the Ceres, South Lake and Susanville Police Departments in California and the Nevada Highway Patrol where Deputy King had previously served. We thank Deputy King for his service as a United States Army Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 20, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff John R. King. Please know we are eternally grateful for John’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Sheriff King, 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 Lyon County Sheriff's Office in Yerington, Nevada for John’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 Deputy Sheriff John R. King’s wife.

Also sent to the King Family was a United States Army Dog Tag to honor John’s career in 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

December 19, 2021

John, you will be missed.! Your humor zest for life and friendship is unmatched.
Rest easy, the others will take it from here.

Roger Burdick
Ex-reserve deputy Amador County Sheriff’s Department

December 19, 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

December 19, 2021

To the family, friends and coworkers of Deputy Sheriff John R. King: My most deepest sympathy for your loss. John is in God's hands now and will watch over you during this most difficult of times. God's Speed John!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

December 19, 2021

R.I.P Deputy Sheriff John King

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

December 19, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

December 19, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff John R. King and the extended law enforcement family of Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Nevada.


End of Watch Friday, October 8, 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

December 19, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

December 18, 2021

Deputy King,

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 18, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

December 18, 2021

Most merciful God, You hold each of us dear to Your heart. Hold all those law enforcement officers and their families, who are afflicted or affected by the COVID-19 Virus, in Your loving arms and tenderly draw them into Your life, together with all others who are living with the COVID-19 Virus. Assure them that they are not alone, and give them courage and faith for all that is to come. Strengthen those who care for them and treat them, and guide those who do research. Forgive those who have judged harshly, and enlighten those who live in prejudice or fear. Nourish those who have lost sight of You, and heal the spirits of those who are broken. We pray this in the mighty and holy name of Jesus Christ, who suffered and died, and then rose from the dead to lead us into new life, now and forever. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.

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

“And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

Minister Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
The First Responders Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

December 18, 2021

Sheriff King, 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 God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

December 18, 2021

RIP Deputy Sheriff King. Thank you for your service to the Country, the citizens of Lyon County, Ceres, South Lake, Susanville and the state of Nevada

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

December 17, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy King. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the King Family and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

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

December 17, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

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

December 17, 2021

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 17, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

December 17, 2021

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