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Police Officer John Mestas

Double Oak Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, February 7, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer John Mestas

Officer Mestas,

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

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" "To Fly, Fight and Win"

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

March 18, 2022

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON . REST IN GODS ARMS

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KE

February 27, 2022

RIP I say again, RIP

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

February 25, 2022

Mestas family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Officer Mestas thank you for your service to your Country, Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Reserve Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

February 24, 2022

You served with Dignity and Honor , RIP Brother

Lieutenant Brian LaRussa
NYPD ( Ret )

February 24, 2022

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in peace Officer John Mestas.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

February 22, 2022

Police Officer John Mestas, thank you for your service to your community and this Great Nation. May God watch over you, your family, friends and fellow officers during this terrible time. God's Speed John!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

February 21, 2022

I am beyond devastated by the loss of you and Lonnie. I have some great memories of us working together at a past agency. You were my coworker, friend and, above all else, a brother. Like we used to say, things were "guhhh" for a short time for you. But now you are "troff !" Those close will understand the code words and I hope they see them and have fond recollections of you. Love you brother. Until you, Lonnie and I meet in the Briefing Room in the next life.

Sgt Clint Murphy
Double Oak Police Department

February 20, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer John Mestas. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Mestas to this country and the people of Texas will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

February 18, 2022

John, I just barely met you. Was looking forward to answering calls with you through out our shifts. I hate that this has happened to you, this is hurtful.

Thank you for your service to this great nation and to the communities that you have served.

RIP Officer Mestes. Your brothers and sister with take it from here. You’re 10-42 sir.

Sergeant Lance Pendleton
Bartonville Police Department

February 17, 2022

RIP Officer Mestas. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Double Oaks, Hillsboro, Johnson County, Tarrant County and Somervell County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

February 16, 2022

Thank you for your service, Police Officer John Mestas.

I am sorry at your passing and I pray that God rests you now and blesses you with rewards in His Kingdom. My prayers of love and comfort to your family, the Department, friends and community.

Thank you. Rest in his peace.

Thanks!
Kim

Kim Durham
Christina Giannone - Police Officer City of Davis

February 15, 2022

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

February 15, 2022

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

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

February 15, 2022

Most merciful God, You hold each of us dear to Your heart. Hold all our nation’s 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 sons (children) of God.” [Matthew 5:9]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

February 14, 2022

God bless you Officer John Medea’s, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Double Oak Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

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

February 14, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time......

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

February 14, 2022

Mestas family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Officer Mestas thank you for your service to your Country, Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Reserve Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

February 14, 2022

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

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

February 14, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Officer Police Officer John Mestas. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Double Oak Police Department, Texas.

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

February 14, 2022

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family, and the Double Oak Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

February 14, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

February 13, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer John Mestas. Please know we are eternally grateful for John’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Police Officer Mestas, 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 Double Oak Police Department in Double Oak, Texas for John’s partner and fellow officers. 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 Police Officer John Mestas’ wife.

Also sent to the Mestas Family from Shields of Strength were two Military Dog Tags (Army and Air Force) to honor John’s dedication to the United States Army and Air Force Reserves.

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 #R309
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

February 13, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer John Mestas and the extended law enforcement family of the Double Oak Police Department, Texas.



End of Watch Monday, February 7, 2022.



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

February 13, 2022

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