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Deputy Sheriff J'Mar Colin Abel

Chambers County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, June 20, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff J'Mar Colin Abel

Rest in peace brother

Carson loveless

February 6, 2024

R.I.P. Hero, on this anniversary of your EOW. I thank you for your service Sir. I pray you are resting in the arms of God. I also pray that God gives comforting Grace to your loved ones. I know for myself that the grieving process is never ending. I'm the son of a Fallen Officer (Arthur Williams Newark Police Dept. N.J. EOW 3-1-78) May God bless you and your family, and everyone who have found their way to ODMP. I also thank those who still protect, and serve today, and their loved ones.

Michael Williams

June 20, 2023

I was around there at that time. On my way home from work from West Point GA. I remember seeing blue lights on 431 from Roanoke PD. I had either taken the route on Roanoke Rd. Or from Fredonia to Welch. I change it up from time to time. Just riding. Anytime I see PD activity I look up later to see what was happening. Then I find this out. God bless you Jmar. While I was on my way home from work. You were still on the clock. You did your best. For that. I am thankful.

Stacie (Toney) Denham

October 25, 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

September 1, 2022

We will NEVER FORGET your sacrifice, you are an honorable man and our community has suffered a great loss. Thank you for your service and rest your soul in peace. You will be missed.

Captain Robert Fawley (retired)
Chief of Security Point University retired LE

July 25, 2022

Rest in Peace Deputy Abel. 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

July 21, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff J’Mar Abel. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Abel will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

July 19, 2022

Deputy Abel,

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

July 17, 2022

Rest In Peace, little brother. We are proud of you. Not everyone has the courage to try to make the world a better place. Not everyone has the selflessness to trade worldly success for an opportunity to serve others. Thanks for being that guy.

Lieutenant Gerry Norris
Huntsville Police

July 7, 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

July 1, 2022

Rest In Peace brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

June 29, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 29, 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)

June 28, 2022

Died way too young. A young man with so much left to do. Rest easy brother.

Lt. Thorstensson
California Highway Patrol, CA

June 27, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

June 26, 2022

Condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy J'Mar Abel, a man that committed himself to the betterment of his community and country. Your dedication to duty will not be forgotten.

Sgt. James Mair (Ret.)
LASD- Denver PD

June 26, 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

June 25, 2022

Deputy Sheriff J'Mar Colin Abel, thank you for your service! God will watch over you and all that are important to you during this terrible time. God's speed sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

June 25, 2022

Sheriff Abel, our world is full of evil people, and yet, 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. You are a true hero despite your short time of service and your young age. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your father and your fiancee are suffering. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

June 25, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Deputy Sheriff J'Mar Colin Abel. 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 Chambers County Sheriff's Office, Alabama.

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

June 24, 2022

Praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Maxine, mother of
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

June 24, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Sheriff Able and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Chamberburg. Sheriff’s Office, Alabama. May GOD give peace, comfort, and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry Longacre
Manor Township Police Department (Retired), Lancaster, County, Pennsyl

June 24, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Richardson and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa. May GOD give to his family, friends, and associates peace, comfort, and understanding for their loss. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry Longacre
Manor Township Police Department (Retired), Lancaster, County, Pennsyl

June 24, 2022

Rest In Peace, Deputy Abel. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

June 24, 2022

Praying for the family and friends of Deputy Abel. I am so sorry for your loss.
May you find comfort in the Lord and shared memories of J'Mar.

Pam Mainhart
Widow of Lt. Kevin C. Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

June 23, 2022

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