Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Lorenzo Bustos

Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, July 29, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Lorenzo Bustos

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)
Civilian

August 8, 2022

Rest easy brother thank you for your service may your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Retired #8046 Jerry Matalone
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

August 8, 2022

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON
REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN Linda Ke
None

August 6, 2022

God, please cover the family and friends of Deputy Bustos with your peace, hope, and comfort as they mourn. Amen

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

August 6, 2022

Thank you for your service Deputy Bustos. May God's grace bring peace to your family and fellow deputies during this time of grief.

Sgt Wm C Elliott (retired)
Campbell County Sheriff's Office VA

August 4, 2022

Deputy Sheriff Lorenzo Bustos, thank you for your service! May God watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this terrible time. God's Speed Lorenzo!

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

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

August 2, 2022

I’m praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

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

August 2, 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

August 2, 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

August 2, 2022

Deputy Bustos,
You will always be my brother in the thin blue line and with the Sheriffs Department. Even though I did not get to meet you it weakens my heart to hear that this happened. Now I wouldn't know how much you would of had my back in the streets and deep down inside I know you would have. My heart goes out to your family and three kids knowing how hard it is for them to lose their father. I am a father myself and I love my kiddos to death. I know you are looking down on us now and will guide us from now on with your helping hand. We will miss you brother. Much love. Te amo hermano.

Deputy A. Jones
Smith County Sheriffs Office

August 1, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

August 1, 2022

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF DEPUTY SHERIFF BUSTOS, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY SHERIFF BUSTOS. 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

August 1, 2022

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 1, 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, Lorenzo Bustos, 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. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Rusk County Sheriff's Office and the Henderson Police Department where Deputy Bustos had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2022

So sad & tragic, RIP Sheepdog. May God bless and comfort your wife and children, as well as your brothers and sisters with SCSO. Well done thou good & faithful servant.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

August 1, 2022

RIP Deputy Sheriff Bustos. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Smith County, Rusk County and Henderson

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

August 1, 2022

Lord Jesus, the endeavors of our nation’s law enforcement officers are often thankless. They must deal daily with the most wicked and volatile members of society. Sometimes, this interaction even costs them their lives. For this example, we praise and thank You. For like You, they are often mocked and scorned. Yet, even for their enemies, they laid down their lives. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Outreach Christian Clergy
Christian Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

August 1, 2022

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 1, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

August 1, 2022

Rest in peace my brother.

Retired P.O. Donald Fuqua
Chicago Police Dept.

July 31, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

July 31, 2022

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Lorenzo Bustos during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Lorenzo Bustos.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

July 31, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

July 31, 2022

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