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Detention Officer Jeremiah James Story

Perry County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Reflections for Detention Officer Jeremiah James Story

Rest in Peace Detention Officer Story. 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 Detention Officer Jeremiah Story. I am truly sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Story to the people of this country and the citizens of Arkansas will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

July 19, 2022

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 18, 2022

Detention Officer Story,

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

Thank you very much for honoring Jeremiah. He was my little cousin. He is extremely missed by all of the family. The family appreciates the kind words, thoughts and prayers that everyone across the country has given. Jeremiah was a wonderful, caring, selfless young man. He wouldn’t let it pass him by if he could talk to someone about his Lord and Savior. His smile would light up a room and brighten anyones gloomy day. He will be forever loved and missed by so many people. I’m proud of you Jeremiah and I miss and love you honey. Till we meet again at those pearly gates. RIP JEREMIAH.

Tonya Meeks
Cousin

July 13, 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

Gone but never forgotten, such a young age, RIP Officer Story

Detention Officer Uryelito Reyes
Harris County Sheriff’s Office

July 1, 2022

Prayers for comfort, hope, peace and strength for the family and friends of Jeremiah.

Lord cover them with Your peace that passes all understanding. Amen

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

June 30, 2022

R.I.P Officer Jeremiah James Story

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen Toronto Canada

June 30, 2022

RIP Detention Officer Story. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Perry County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

June 30, 2022

Detention Officer Story, what a tragic , sad story this is! Just looking at your young sweet face here and your big smile makes me happy and sad at the same time. You had so much more to do here and I am sure you will be missed by all who knew you. I thank you for your service to your state and to our country.
Go with God, young man. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

June 30, 2022

You made a difference brother!

LT/Detective Patrick Murphy
SJCSO/DODCI

June 29, 2022

God Speed young brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

June 29, 2022

God Bless Officer Story. What a loss for his family and community. How did he still have a concealed weapon? Shot and killed this poor child over a drug charge! Terrible.

God Bless you Officer Story. May your family, friends and coworkers celebrate you and find comfort knowing you are at peace. You were taken much to young. I hope your murderer gets the full extent of the law handed down to them with their punishment.

Renée & John Ford
Pembroke Pines, Florida
USA

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

Rest with the Lord; Brother in Blue.

“Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be Called Sons of God.”

Matthew 5:9

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

June 28, 2022

Rest in Peace. May the Lord God welcome you.

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

June 27, 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

June 27, 2022

My heart is saddened to hear that one of our brothers has fallen in the line of duty. May God bless this young man's family and his brothers and sisters in uniform.

Calton Mitchell
Indian Rock Township Constable

June 27, 2022

Thank you for your service. God bless you. Such a tragedy. Prayer's for your family and your department. Go rest high on that mountain your work is done.

RETIRED CPL SANDY SOWELL
Lancaster police department

June 27, 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 Detention Officer, Jeremiah James Story, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Detention Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Detention Officer Story for his service as a Arkansas National Guard Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 27, 2022

Rest in Heaven sir. Thank you for your service...condolences to your family and colleagues.

Officer Kevin Jefferson
Gulfport Police Department Mississippi

June 27, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

June 27, 2022

Til Valhalla

Officer Tyler Roberts
Fairview Police Department

June 26, 2022

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