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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

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)
Civilian

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
Civilian

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

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff J'Mar Colin Abel! Thank you for your 2 years of service with the Chambers County Sheriff's Office, in Alabama. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your father and your fiancée 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

June 23, 2022

Rest In Peace brother. My prayers are for peace and comfort for your family.

Sergeant Troup Co So Garrett Pressley
Troup County GA Sheriff’s Office

June 23, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Deputy, J'Mar Colin Abel, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 22, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

June 22, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

June 22, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

June 22, 2022

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 22, 2022

Thank you for your service.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Abel.

Denise Bardwell
Wife of Officer Chris Bardwell
EOW 02-01-2022

June 22, 2022

My deepest condolences to his family, and to his brothers and sisters at his department.
May his soul rest peacefully in Heaven.

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

June 22, 2022

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