Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant William Cherry

Macon County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, July 29, 2023

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Reflections for Sergeant William Cherry

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. "In valor there is hope."

Recruit N. George
Albany County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Institute Session 6.

November 27, 2023

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

Rest Easy Brother.

Lieutenant Billy Pierce
Tennessee Highway Patrol

September 6, 2023

RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

August 10, 2023

Sergeant Cherry, 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

August 9, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother.


August 7, 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

August 6, 2023

I am deeply saddened as your fellow brothers wear the traditional “Mourning Band” across their badge! As an uncle to a fallen brother in blue, I know the grief and pain of your family, both private and professional, that they must now endure! I pray for comfort and healing by all affected by this tragedy! So rest in peace fallen hero! Your watch is now over! 10-7 #AllGaveSomeSomeGaveAll

Loving uncle of Officer Shawn Phillip Bandy. Born: 9 Sep 1975; Death: 6 Dec 1998 (Gunned down at age 23), Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA. R.I.P.

August 5, 2023

Sorry for your loss

Marcella Moss
Showing my respect

August 3, 2023

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, William Cherry, from complications from a vehicle accident. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant succumbs from injuries due to a vehicle accident. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and thoughts to the Red Boiling Springs Police Department, Clay County Sheriff's Office and Celina County Sheriff's Office where Sergeant Cherry had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 2, 2023

Rest in peace my brother

Detective John Pinneo
Sangamon County Sheriff Il

August 1, 2023

Rest in Peace Sgt. Cherry. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Cherry Family and the Macon County Sheriff’s Office.

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

August 1, 2023

Rest Easy Brother

Deputy Sheriff. Ron Buchholz
Retired Santa Fe County Sheriff NM.

August 1, 2023

On behalf of the 68 dedicated volunteers associated with POINT 27 across the United States, we would like to offer condolences for Sergeant William Cherry. Please know we are eternally grateful for William’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sergeant Cherry, 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 Macon County Sheriff's Office in Lafayette, Tennessee for William’s partner and fellow deputies. POINT 27 also sent three Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Sergeant William Cherry’s wife, mother, and father.

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.


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

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

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

August 1, 2023

Rest In Peace Sergeant William Cherry! Thank you for your 5 years of service with the Macon County Sheriff's Office, in Tennessee and for your additional 5 years of Law Enforcement Service including your time with the Red Boiling Springs Police Department, Clay County Sheriff's Office, and Celina County Sheriff's Office . We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your children, your grandchildren, your parents and your friends during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers also go out to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Eddie & Kelly King

July 31, 2023

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 31, 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 31, 2023

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

July 31, 2023

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

July 31, 2023

Rest in Peace Sergeant Cherry. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

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

July 31, 2023

Thank you for your service Sergeant Cherry. Prayers to your family and the men and women of the Macon County Sheriff's Office.

Chief William M. Renye
Grand Blanc Township Police Department

July 31, 2023

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant William Cherry and the extended law enforcement family of Macon County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee.

End of Watch Saturday, July 29, 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 31, 2023

Rest In Peace Sgt Cherry, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Fair winds and following seas brother we have the watch.

Department of Veteran Affairs Police Department Detroit Michigan

July 31, 2023

Rest in peace, Sgt Cherry. Praying gift your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 31, 2023

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