Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Fred Douglas Beers, III

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, July 16, 2022

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Reflections for Lieutenant Fred Douglas Beers, III

LT. Beers,

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

September 2, 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

"Aim High...Fly-Fight Win"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 1, 2022

Rest In Peace Lieutenant Fred Beers. God will watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this terrible time. God's Speed Fred!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

August 4, 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

August 3, 2022

To my brothers & sisters at Bernalillo County, my deepest condolences on the loss of these fine men. Dedicated to their communities and the State of New Mexico, their loss will certainly cut deep throughout your department. To the families of these officers, please know that their sacrifice, while never easy for family, is appreciated by those they served and will not be forgotten.

Sgt. James Mair (Ret.)
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept- Denver Police Dept

July 26, 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

July 26, 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 Lieutenant, Fred Beers, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Lieutenant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Lieutenant Beers for his service as a United States Air Force Veteran. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Bernalillo County Fire Department where Rescue Specialist Matthew King who was also killed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

July 25, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Lieutenant Fred Beers. Please know we are eternally grateful for Fred’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Lieutenant Beers, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Fred’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Lieutenant Fred Beers’ family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

July 24, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lieutenant Fred Beers. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Lieutenant Beers will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

July 24, 2022

Lieutenant Beers, 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 loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

July 24, 2022

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Beers. 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

Deepest sympathy to the family of Lt. Beers and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Bernalillo Sheriff’s Office. 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

July 20, 2022

RIP Lieutenant Fred Beers. Thank you for your service

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

July 20, 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

July 20, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

July 20, 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

July 19, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

July 19, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

July 19, 2022

Beers family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Lt. Beers thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Res.Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

July 19, 2022

Rest in peace brothers. It's truly a sad day to lose such great men. They gave all for us, a true sacrifice for the good.

Bane Nitro Dixon
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department Retired

July 19, 2022

Rest In Peace, Lt Beers. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 19, 2022

RIP Lt.

Stephen Bruet, Probation Officer
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

July 18, 2022

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF LIEUTENANT BEERS, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF LIEUTENANT BEERS. 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

July 18, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Lieutenant Fred Beers. 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 Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico.

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

July 18, 2022

Rest in Peace!

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

July 18, 2022

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