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Trooper John Sumter Horton

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, January 3, 2022

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Reflections for Trooper John Sumter Horton

God bless Trooper Horton, and may you rest in the Lord’s arms forever. I pray for the loving hand of God to touch your family during this tragic time. This horror must stop. I am so sorry you died in such a manner, but I am grateful for men and women like you who stand up to these monsters in society! God bless you. RIP Trooper Horton.

Rosie Hammond Wilson
Civilian/Retired Teacher
Harris County/Precinct 4, TX

Forever Grateful Survivor

January 24, 2022

Rest in Peace Trooper Horton. 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

January 24, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Trooper John Horton. I am so sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Trooper Horton will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

January 22, 2022

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

January 18, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

January 15, 2022

The trooper who collided with him was his own brother. It was sad all around situation.

Christopher Saunders

January 14, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Trooper Horton. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

January 12, 2022

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed Trooper

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

January 9, 2022

Rest Easy Brother, may your memory never fade

Deputy Sheriff. Ron Buchholz
Retired Santa Fe County Sheriff NM.(EX LASD).

January 8, 2022

Rest Easy Brother, may your memory never fade

Deputy Sheriff. Ron Buchholz
Retired Santa Fe County Sheriff NM.(EX LASD).

January 8, 2022

Trooper Horton, 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. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their sonr. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

January 8, 2022

Rest in peace fellow trooper. God Speed.

Master Trooper Scott Howard
Florida Highway Patrol

January 7, 2022

Rest In Peace My Brother. May GOD wrap you and your family in his arms and take care of you. Walking the Blue line beside you or in front of you. Hope to see you up there one day.

Deputy Sheriff Henry Williams
Thomas County Sheriff’s Office

January 7, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Trooper John Sumter Horton. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings. Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

January 7, 2022

To all involved - my heart BLEEDS for you. Forever remembered, Trooper.

Lieutenant S. Marlow
Fort Walton Beach Police Dept.

January 7, 2022

Growing up with both of these Troopers and knowing them personally it hits harder. We all know when we take the job that we’re doing it because we were called to. John was an amazing person, just as Nick. Prayers for his family as they face the coming days, and prayers for Nick to remain strong and know that it was all in Gods hands! Our community will continue to stand a support this family and always be there if they need us! Johns memory will never be forgotten! Much love the Gragg’s/Godfreys

Nichole Gragg
Family Friend

January 6, 2022

Master Trooper John Sumter Horton, your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Your family will continue to be in my prayers during this very difficult time.

Praying for Troop G,
Chaplain Shannon Owens Ross(B-5)
Elizabethtown, NC

Colossians 3:15-Covering all of you with the peace of Christ.

Chaplain Shannon O. Ross
Chaplain Shannon O.Ross (NCSHP B-5)

January 6, 2022

Rest In Peace brother. Your service will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

January 6, 2022

What great man Trooper Horton was. Having grew up and attended church with him and his family my whole life he will be truly missed. Prayer to his wife and six children. Prayers to his brother Trooper Nick Horton in the coming days.

Boiling Springs Police Department

January 6, 2022

John, it was such an honor to work with you and your brothers. I am so thankful for the years we had together. I'm thankful we know you are in Heaven waiting for us. You will be greatly missed. Love and miss you, Brother.

First Sergeant Joel A. Williams
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

January 6, 2022

My deepest condolences to all the family members affected by this awful tragedy.

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

January 6, 2022

Thoughts and prayers

Officer David Heritage, Retired
EHTPD, New Jersey

January 6, 2022

There are simply no words to convey the sorrow felt for Trooper Horton, his brother, family, friends and collogues of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The loss of Trooper Horton is beyond devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with all who know and love Trooper, particularly his brother and immediate family. Rest easy, Trooper.

Trooper George H. Edwards III
Florida Highway Patrol - Troop H

January 5, 2022

RIP Trooper Horton. Thank you for your service to the state of North Carolina

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

January 5, 2022

Rest In Peace My brother. My thoughts and prayers prayers to your family friends and fellow troopers. Godspeed

Trooper (Retired) Travis Qualls
Arizona Highway Patrol (DPS)

January 5, 2022

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