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Police Officer Steven R. Nothem, II

Carrollton Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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Sergean Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

October 19, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Steven R. Nothem, II and the extended law enforcement family of the Carrollton Police Department, Texas.

End of Watch Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 19, 2022

Nothem family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Ofc.Nothem thank you for your service to your Country, 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.

October 19, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

October 19, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Steven Nothem. Thank you for your dedication to serve our country and your community.

G. Anne Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

October 19, 2022

Thank you Officer Nothem for serving our great country and your community. You sacrifices to both will be noticed greatly.
My condolences to your dear family and your family in Blue. I pray that God’s presence will be felt by your families.

Lt Stan Neufeld (retired)
McPherson Police Department

October 19, 2022

Rest in peace hero.


October 19, 2022

RIP Officer Nothem. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Carrollton and Grand Chute

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 19, 2022


You can have your Army Kakiis,
And your Navy Blues,
But here’s a different fighting man,
I’ll introduce to you.
His uniform is unlike,
Any you’ve ever seen,
The Germans called him “Devil Dog”,
His title is “Marine”.

He was trained in Parris Island,
The place that God forgot,
The sand was fourteen inches deep,
The sun was blazing hot.
He awakened up one morning,
In front of his rack he’ll stand,
And in through the doorway walked,
A giant of a man.

He turned and faced this young Marine,
With eyes as cold as steel,
He said, “I am your DI,
And this is for real.
I’ll make your life as miserable,
As miserable as I can,
And when you finally leave this place,
You’ll be a fighting man.
You’ll be a rifle expert,
You’ll know your weapon well,
And when you encounter the Viet Cong,
You’ll send their souls to Hell.

Now gather around you young Marines,
And lend me all your ears,
And I’ll tell you of a few things,
We’ve conquered through the years,
We fought at Iwo Jima,
The land of fire and Hell,
We killed all those Japanese,
And took their land as well.

Now you can tell your ladies,
And this my Lad is true,
To get herself a young “Marine”,
There is nothing he can’t do.
He’s peeled a million onions,
And twice as many spuds,
Then you’ll find him in the slop chutes,
A soaking up the suds.

And when he gets to Heaven,
St.Peter he will tell,
Another “Marine” reporting Sir.
I’ve served my time in Hell.

Written and copyright by: David Lee Bell
USMC 1968-71

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1968 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

October 19, 2022


Stephen Bruet, Probation Officer
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

October 19, 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

October 19, 2022

"Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him."

Bishop Edward Skiba
Stuart, Florida Police Chaplain

October 19, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Nothem. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Nothem Family and the Carrollton Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

October 19, 2022

Thank you for your service.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol 5342 ( retired )

October 19, 2022

God be with this young Officer and his family to grant them peace both now and in the future. It is so sad to see a young Officer go down in "the Line," especially when they leave a loving family behind to mourn. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and may they feel God's merciful hand gentle upon their shoulders. May they know that they will see their Officer again someday when they enter that land beyond the pall of this world. May the family take comfort even now as their Officer joins his fallen Brethren to take his place within the Honor Guard of our Lord.

Dr.Jerry W. Leonard, [Retired] SAC
Retired Special-Agent-in-Charge, US ACI, & former Chief Deputy She

October 19, 2022

It's difficult to find words to capture just how great a man Steve was. He was a joy to have on our team and we loved his positivity and quirky sense of humor. It's been a few years since he relocated his family to Texas, but we have never stopped reflecting on the memories of our dear friend and comrade. My condolences to Steve's wife, children, parents, and his Carrollton PD family.

Captain Colette Jaeger
Grand Chute Police Department

October 19, 2022

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

October 19, 2022

Such a sad sad thing as people cannot and are not respectful of law enforcement doing their jobs! They only have to wait a few minutes rather than take a chance and take their life ! This is almost exactly how my 24 year old son was killed on 11/28/2000. We don’t take it seriously until it’s our own! Rest In Peace Officer Nothem . My heart goes out to your whole family as they are all affected !

Jena S. Schoffstall
Mother of Aaron M. Schoffstall

October 19, 2022

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

October 19, 2022

Psalm 34:18 - "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed."
My family and I are heartbroken by the loss of Officer Nothem. We are lifting up his wife, children, family, and the entire police department, to our Heavenly Father. May He grant you peace, rest, and comfort in the days ahead.

Kimberly Brown

October 19, 2022

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in Peace Officer Steven R. Nothem
Semper Fi

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

October 19, 2022

God rest your soul, Officer Nothem. May your family, friends, colleagues, and community find the strength and will to carry on in your physical absence and continue to spread the goodness to which you were so selflessly committed. You were the best humanity has to offer. Your good deeds and sacrifice shall not be forgotten.

Investigator Christopher Port (Retired)
California Highway Patrol, Valley Division MAIT

October 19, 2022

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch from here. Thoughts and prayers for you, your family and your department.

Officer Tommy Thomason
Oklahoma National Memorial Museum Security

October 19, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

October 19, 2022

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Police Officer Steven R. Nothem, II 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 Police Officer Steven R. Nothem, II.

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

October 19, 2022

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