Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detention Sergeant Janell L. Visser

Miller County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, January 9, 2022

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Reflections for Detention Sergeant Janell L. Visser

May you be proud of the work you have done, the person that you were, and the difference you made in this world. You will be missed by many!

You are a hero in our hearts!

‘Well done, good and faithful servant!' Matthew 25:21

Piper Divine
Civilian Security Guard Corporal
Joplin, MO

May 14, 2022

Sgt. Visser,

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

March 20, 2022

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

February 22, 2022

God bless, thank you for your service. May you Rest In Peace . You will never be forgotten.

Major Chirichello, Louis
Lancaster co prison , pa

February 14, 2022

SINCERE C0ND0LENCES T0 Y0UR FAMILY & T0 Y0UR DEPT Y0UR NAME & BADGE # IS SACRED & REVERED AS Y0U PATR0L THE G0LDEN STREETS 0> HEAVEN IT SEEMS G0D 0NLY TAKES THE BEST REST EASY

Joe Hallen
NYSD0CS F0RMER C0

February 4, 2022

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of Detention Sergeant Janell Visser.
~Sheriff Brad Swain, deputies & staff

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

February 1, 2022

Rest well good and faithful servant. Thank you for your service and may your family feel the warmth of God’s arms surround them as they grieve your loss.

Connie Weber

January 31, 2022

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 moutns.
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

January 28, 2022

Prayers of comfort, hope and peace for all those mourning the loss of Sgt. Visser.

Pam
Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

January 26, 2022

Rest, sister.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

January 23, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Detention Sergeant Janell Visser. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Sergeant Visser will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

January 22, 2022

Sergeant Visser, …, 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 22, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Sister and Hero in Detention Sergeant Janell L. Visser. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed her home into his loving arms where she will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to her Family, Friends and all Members of the Miller County Sheriff's Office, Missouri.

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

January 21, 2022

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.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Christian Outreach Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

January 20, 2022

God bless you Sergeant Janell Vissar, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Miller County Sheriff’s Office. Rest in Peace Sister.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

January 20, 2022

Rest In Peace Sergeant Janell L. Visser and thank you for your service to America! May God watch over you, your family and all Corrections Officers during this terrible time. God's Speed Janell!!!!!!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

January 18, 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

A corrections officer should be remembered not by how she died but how she lived! A great woman has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Miller County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Sister!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 17, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Detention Sergeant Janell L. Visser and the extended law enforcement family of the Miller County Sheriff's Office, Missouri.


End of Watch Sunday, January 9, 2022.


Rest in Peace sister 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

January 17, 2022

RIP Sergeant Visser. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Miller County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

January 17, 2022

Rest in Paradise Sister Officer. Prayers for your family and co-workers. Thank you for your service.

M/Sgt retired Lisa Ditzler
Illinois State Police D-16

January 16, 2022

Rest In Peace, Sgt Visser. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

January 16, 2022

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Detention Sergeant Janell L. Visser during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Detention Sergeant Janell L. Visser.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

January 16, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Detention Sergeant Janell L. Visser. Please know we are eternally grateful for Janell’s service and her ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Detention Sergeant Visser, 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 Miller County Sheriff's Office in Tuscumbia, Missouri for Janell’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 Detention Sergeant Janell L. Visser’s husband.

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

January 15, 2022

God rest her soul.

Sgt. Robert A.
Jersey City PD/Retired

January 15, 2022

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