Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Delberth Phipps, Jr.

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 2023

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Reflections for Detective Delberth Phipps, Jr.

My thoughts are with your family. I met your sweet mother during police week honoring you. Rest in peace sir. Your bravery, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

May 17, 2024

Detective Delberth Phipps, Jr, over the past 3 days, I have been a part of the motorcycle escort, taking a group of bicycle riders for a 250 mile ride from Norfolk, VA to Washington DC as a part of the Police Unity Tour chapter VIII. They ride in honor/remembrance of our officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice. This year, I was given a memorial bracelet to wear during the 3 day journey. I was honored to be given a bracelet with your name on it, I took you on the journey with me and the many other men and women in Law Enforcement all the way to DC and visited your name on the memorial wall. It was truly an honor, you will never be forgotten.

Lt. John Borzner
Ormond Beach Police Department

May 14, 2024

I just read this. I am a retired Sgt. from Suffolk County PD, NY.
My heart goes out to family and friends. I worked with VIPD a number of years ago.

Sgt. 826 Peter Kelly
Suffolk County Police Department New York

March 25, 2024

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 20, 2023

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

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

October 12, 2023

Delberth, my prayers are with your families, both blood and blue. I was surprised to discover this news, as God put it on my heart to seek you out years after we worked together, only to find you here, on this page as a fellow LEO. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, and God has you in His hands now.

Border Patrol Agent Stacy Davis
U.S. Border Patrol Agent/Chaplain/Honor Guard Member -- Uvalde, Texas

September 13, 2023

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 23, 2023

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.
Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC)
Orlando Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 17, 2023

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 16, 2023

This what we signed up for to protect and serve the community. This Offender should not have been on the street bond should have been denied reference his 1st degree murder charge had that happened Detective Phipps Jr would still be here with us today. Condolences to the Family

Officer Jeffrey Faulkner
City of Opalocka Police Department

July 14, 2023

May God's hand of peace and comfort be on the surviving family and the rest of the Department.

Chaplain Jesse White
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D

July 13, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Detective Phipps, Jr. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Virgin Islands Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 13, 2023

Rest in Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

July 10, 2023

Detective Phipps, our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, 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

July 10, 2023

I’m praying for the officers family and their strength to continue to trust and believe in our Lord Jesus Christ!!!!! Stay strong our family in blue

Captain Laprincess Jenkins
Fulton County Sheriff Office

July 9, 2023

Rest In Peace, E.O.W. Sending prayers to your family and love ones, also sending condolences to your brothers and sisters in blue.

Chief of Police (Ret.) Michael White

July 8, 2023

Det. Phipps, Jr. was a great Detective and a greater man. I had the honor and privilege of being one of his Training Cadres when he came through the VI Police Academy. He exhibited greatness then and throughout his law enforcement career.

He paid the ultimate price doing what he would always do.... He always was there to back up and support his fellow officers. He never said no and was always there for you.

There will be a gaping hole within the VIPD for a long time. May God bless his family, friends and his brothers and sisters in blue...

Detective Richard Velazquez
US Virgin Islands Police Department

July 7, 2023

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Detective Delberth Phipps, Jr. I know 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 Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands.

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

July 7, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

July 7, 2023

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service.

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

July 6, 2023

My deepest condolences to the family of Detective Delberth Phipps Jr. May his soul forever rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas M. Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

July 6, 2023

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Detective Delberth Phipps, Jr. and the extended law enforcement family of the Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands.

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 2023

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

July 6, 2023



July 6, 2023

May God's hand of peace and comfort be on the surviving family and the rest of the Department.

Chaplain Jesse White
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D

July 6, 2023

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

July 5, 2023

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