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Sergeant Barbara Majors Fenley

Eastland County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, March 17, 2022

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Reflections for Sergeant Barbara Majors Fenley

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

June 5, 2022

Rest in Peace Sergeant Fenley!! May God bestow his mercy on your soul and on your family and department. Wish I had the pleasure of meeting you.

We'll take it from here. See you on the other side!

Captain S. A. Mohamad
Texas Police Officer, 20 years

May 12, 2022

We will remember.

Ms. Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

April 22, 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

April 14, 2022

Thank you for your dedicated service, Sgt. Fenley. You are what heroes are made of.

Civilian
Civilian

April 2, 2022

RIP my Sister in Blue, Sergeant Barbara M. Fenley … thank you for your many years of service, and for your ultimate selfless sacrifice to ensure that citizens evacuated to safety from the horrible wildfire scorching your community. You saved lives that fateful day, and we will never forget you as you have left a tremendous legacy of service to others. Praying for your family, your LE family, friends, and all those who are victims of the wildfire.

Sergeant (Ret.) Michaeline June Frost
Houston Police Department

April 1, 2022

Rest in Peace Sergeant Fenley. 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

March 28, 2022

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada State Police

March 28, 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

March 27, 2022

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

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

March 26, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Fenley. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Eastland County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

March 25, 2022

Bless you Sgt. Fenley for the sacrifices you willingly made. You will never be forgotten. Praying for strength and healing. My condolences.

Sheila Adkins-Reynolds
City of Montgomery Alabama Police Department

March 22, 2022

Tragic loss of a Texas hero - Sergeant Barbara Finley gave her life so others would survive the horrible apartment fire.

Thank you, Sergeant - Texas is a better state because you were one of its finest…

LT John Stammreich
Navy Veteran

March 21, 2022

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the difficult days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

March 21, 2022

Prayers to the family of this hero. May God's grace give them comfort in knowing she is a hero.

Captain Tacquard
Hillcrest Village Marshal Department

March 21, 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 KEM

March 21, 2022

Thank you for your service, sister. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

March 21, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

March 21, 2022

So sad & tragic, RIP Sheepdog. May God bless & comfort your husband and children, as well as your brothers & sisters with ECSO. Well done thou good & faithful servant.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

March 21, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

March 21, 2022

Courageous. Rest in Peace my sister.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

March 21, 2022

Rest In Peace, Sgt./Chief.
You words can express how proud and sad at the same time your brothers in blue are for your loss! You gave up your life selflessly and w/o hesitation. May God Have Mercy On Your Soul!

Capt. S. A. Mohamad
Texas Police Officer

March 21, 2022

Rest in peace Sister.

Arrend B Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

March 21, 2022

My deepest condolences and prayers to the officer and family and friends thank you for your outstanding Job on rescuing residents from this evil wildfire may God embrace you for your heroism.

Level 1 Hector Garcia
School safety division NYPD

March 21, 2022

Rest In Peace sister. Your courage and 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

March 21, 2022

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