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Captain John Robert Randolph, III

Ringling Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, September 25, 2023

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Reflections for Captain John Robert Randolph, III

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

We appreciate all you did for the community. May the Lord give your family peace and comfort during this difficult time of loss.

Serving Those Who Serve to Protect
Chaplain Clif Cummings
Sugar Land, TX Police Department

November 13, 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

November 12, 2023

Rest in Peace Captain John Randolph.
You will be dearly missed by all of us.
Thank you for dedicated service to your country, family, and friends.

Jayce Miller
Ringling City Councilman

November 3, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Captain Randolph. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Ringling Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 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

"This We'll Defend"

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

October 12, 2023

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.

October 9, 2023

Captain Randolph, 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

October 8, 2023

On behalf of Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Captain, John Robert Randolph, III, from complications of falling on a wood pile. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Captain succumbs from injuries due to a tragic situation. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your Community has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and thoughts to the Healton, Lone Grove, Ardmore Police Departments and the Carter County Sheriff's Office where Captain Randolph had previously served. We thank Captain Randolph for is service as United States Army Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 6, 2023

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 6, 2023

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

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

October 6, 2023

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

To honor Capitan Randolph, 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 Ringling Police Department Ringling, Oklahoma for John’s partner and fellow officers. 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 Captain John Robert Randolph’s wife and parents.

Also sent to Ms. Randolph was a Forever Grateful Military Challenge coin to honor John’s service to the United States Army.

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

October 5, 2023

Rest well Warrior!"Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him."

Bishop Edward Skiba
Stuart, Florida Police Chaplain

October 5, 2023

Rest In Peace Captain Randolph, my sincere condolences to your family and to your departments. 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.


October 5, 2023

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the difficult days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

October 5, 2023

Quite a career, may Captain John Randolph rest in Peace,
Prayers & Condolences for family & friends.

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

October 5, 2023

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Captain John Robert Randolph, III and the extended law enforcement family of the Ringling Police Department, Oklahoma.

End of Watch Monday, September 25, 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

October 5, 2023

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

October 5, 2023

God rest your soul, Captain Randolph. May your family, friends, colleagues, and community find the strength and resolve 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 dedication to service and your ultimate sacrifice shall not be forgotten.

Investigator Christopher Port, Retired
California Highway Patrol, Valley Div. MAIT

October 4, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother.


October 4, 2023

You kept us safe from harm. You will never be forgotten. May God bless you and yours forever.

Patricia Harrison

October 4, 2023

Rest In Peace Captain John Robert Randolph, III! Thank you for your 2 years of service with the Ringling Police Department, in Oklahoma, and for your previous 2 years of service with the Healton Police Department, your 2 years of service with the Carter County Sheriff's Office, your 1+ years of service with the Lone Grove Police Department, and for your 22 years of service with the Ardmore Police Department, we also want to thank you for your service as a United States Army Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran. 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 son, your daughter, your parents, your brother 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

October 4, 2023

Thank you for your service Captain Randolph. May God's grace bring peace to your family and fellow officers.

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

October 4, 2023

Captain John Robert Randolph, III, I am so sorry that you lost your life after this tragic accident. I thank you for all your years of service to both the Police Departments and to our military. You gave it all! May God Bless you and your family. Rest In Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

October 4, 2023

On behalf of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training academy we express our sincere condolences.

Session 21

October 4, 2023

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