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Deputy Sheriff James "Jerry" Critchelow

Ohio County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James "Jerry" Critchelow

Rest in Peace Deputy Critchelow. 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

May 12, 2022

Deputy Sheriff James "Jerry" Critchelow, your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service. God will watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this terrible time.
God's Speed Sir!!!!!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

May 10, 2022

Rest In Peace Hero.!!
Thank you for your service.
Sending my deepest and most heartfelt condolences for your tragic loss. My sincere sympathy to your friends and family.

Enid Rodríguez

May 8, 2022

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 5, 2022

Jerry was an outstanding person and life long lawman. He will be missed. RIP brother and thanks for the friendship.

Special Agent John Nokes
ATF

May 5, 2022

Deputy Critchelow,

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

May 2, 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 Ohio County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 2, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Christlow ann to his Brothers and Sisters of the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office Kentucky. May GOD give peace, comfort, and understanding to his family, friends, and associates. RIP Brother.

Chico Terry Longacre.
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvanianbiu hasMa

May 1, 2022

Sheriff Critchelow, 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 mother is experiencing over the loss of her son. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

May 1, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff James "Jerry" Critchelow and the extended law enforcement family of the Ohio County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky.



End of Watch Wednesday, April 20, 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

April 28, 2022

RIP Deputy Sheriff Critchelow. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Ohio County and the state of Kentucky

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

April 27, 2022

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF DEPUTY SHERIFF CRITCHELOW, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY SHERIFF CRITCHELOW. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service

April 26, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

April 26, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

April 26, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

April 25, 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

April 25, 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 25, 2022

Rest In Peace brother you served many years service. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

April 25, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Deputy Sheriff James "Jerry" Critchelow. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where 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 Ohio County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky.

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

April 25, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

April 25, 2022

Lord, bless the family and friends of Deputy Critchelow with peace, hope, comfort and strength as they mourn, Amen.

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

April 25, 2022

Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff James "Jerry" Critchelow! Thank you for your 13 years of service with Ohio County Sheriff's Office and your previous 30 years of service with the Kentucky State Police, in Kentucky. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your
daughters, your granddaughters, your mother, and your siblings during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

April 25, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

April 25, 2022

RIP, Deputy Critchelow. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

April 25, 2022

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Jerry Critchelow .

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
City of Alameda, CA Police Dept.

April 25, 2022

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