Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Mounted Deputy Nichole Shuff

Clare County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, July 29, 2022

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Reflections for Mounted Deputy Nichole Shuff

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

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9, NIV). Deputy Shuff, it is volunteers like you that make our department amazing. Thank you for choosing to serve this community with your love and talent. We have the watch from here.

Sgt. Steven Sentz
Clare County Sheriffs Office

August 6, 2022

Praying for family and friends of Deputy Shuff. May God comfort and strengthen you as you mourn. Amen

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

August 6, 2022

I didn't know you personally, but what you did for everyone around you, speaks volumes of the person you were. I personally want to thank you for everything you have done. May you rest in peace sweetheart.

Paula Prosser
Citizen

August 4, 2022

Thank you for your service Deputy Shuff. May God's grace bring peace to your family and fellow deputies. It takes a special person to volunteer for police work.

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

August 4, 2022

Mounted Deputy Nichole Shuff, thank you for your service to your community! May God watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this terribly tragic time. God's Speed young lady!

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, sister. RIP.

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

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

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF DEPUTY SHERIFF SHUFF, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY SHERIFF SHUFF. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. HER SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HER DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service

August 1, 2022

A police officer should be remembered not by how she died but how she lived! A great woman has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family, and the Clare County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Sister!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 1, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Mounted Deputy Shuff. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Clare 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 Volunteer Mounted Deputy, Nichole Shuff, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Volunteer Mounted Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. Her bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2022

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

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

August 1, 2022

God Bless you and your Family Deputy Shuff. Thank you for your service and compassion to our Citizens in this great Country.

Sgt. (Ret.) Christopher J. Kelby
New Hampshire State Police

August 1, 2022

RIP Mounted Deputy Shuff. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Clare County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

August 1, 2022

Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. None of our nation’s law enforcement officers leave home without the fear of not returning at the end of their watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. Lord God, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their emotional wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In His 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

Rest in Peace Deputy Shuff, Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

Cpl. Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

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 Sister.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

August 1, 2022

Thank You for your service, rest in peace. Our prayers to the family and department.

Squad Leader @ MCSO Reserves
Mason County Sheriff Department, Michigan

August 1, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

July 31, 2022

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and vigilant watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a grieving yet grateful nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

July 31, 2022

Rest in Peace my sister.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

July 31, 2022

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