Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Timothy Tavarus Rivers

Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, February 6, 2024

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Timothy Tavarus Rivers

Rest in Peace, Deputy Sheriff Timothy Tavarus Rivers your Legacy of Courage and Compassion will Forever be Etched in our Hearts.
God Bless

Survivor / Wife Chrisy Henderson
Polk County Sheriff’s Office GA.

March 1, 2024

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.
Your dedication to service and your ultimate sacrifice shall not be forgotten.

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

February 25, 2024

Father in Heaven Bless the eternal soul of Deputy Timothy Rivers and keep his spirit with you always. We ask your Blessing on his family and loved one who mourn his passing. Give them comfort and peace. This we ask in thy holy name, Amen

On behalf of Al Tossi, President IPA Region 14 and Frank Rotondo, GA VP, IPA Rgn 14.

Chaplain George E. Martin, Sr.

International Police Association
Region 14 (NC, SC, TN, GA)

February 24, 2024

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

February 18, 2024

Rest In Peace Brother

james oneill
NYPD

February 15, 2024

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 14, 2024

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family and colleagues in this time of need. In this great sorrow I ask that we continue to think of all who are suffering from this horrific loss and lean into God for comfort and peace.

Thank you for your service, thank you for your son and his devotion to serve. Bless you.

2Cor. 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
2Cor. 1:4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV)

Chaplain Steven Spry
WPD

February 13, 2024

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

February 13, 2024

Rest In Peace Brother,

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

February 12, 2024

Sheriff Rivers, 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
Civilian

February 11, 2024

Romans 8:38-39. Rest in peace Deputy Rivers, we have the watch.

Officer David Scott Adams (Retired)
NOAA Fisheries - NMFS
Office of Law Enforcement

February 10, 2024

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time..

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

February 10, 2024

Honored to have worked with you. Thanks for the laughs and the knowledge you showed me and the war stories from your time in previous. Gonna miss ya buddy.

Cpl. Eric Shaw
Saint Marys Georgia Police Dept.

February 9, 2024

RIP Deputy Sheriff Rivers. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Crawford County

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

February 9, 2024

Thank you for your service R.I.P

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

February 9, 2024

I hate this happened to you.You were such a happy wonderful person. I'LL always remember you smiling and joking. Love your cousin Jessica

Jessica
Cousin

February 9, 2024

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

February 9, 2024

God rest your soul, Deputy Rivers. 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

February 9, 2024

Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. None of America’s Peace Officers leave home without the fear of failing to return 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, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Scripture Supporting the Law Enforcement Mission:

“So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow. For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:2-5 TLB]

Scriptures for Support, Hope, and Comfort:

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

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

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

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained Independent Christian Chaplain Ministry
Member: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

February 9, 2024

Please provide your thoughts and prayers with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Timothy Tavarus Rivers and the extended law enforcement family of the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Georgia.



End of Watch Tuesday, February 6, 2024


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 (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 9, 2024

Dear Sheriff Lewis S. Walker:

I hope this letter finds you well, though I understand it is an incredibly tough time for you and everyone connected to your department. I am writing to extend my heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences for the loss of Deputy Sheriff Timothy Tavarus Rivers, a brave and dedicated professional.

The news of Deputy Sheriff Timothy Tavarus River’s death has deeply saddened me and my entire family. The sacrifice that he made while protecting and serving your community is a testament to the selfless and courageous nature of law enforcement officers like him. We can never truly comprehend the risks and challenges faced by those in law enforcement, and we are forever indebted to them for their unwavering commitment to keeping us safe.

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Sheriff Timothy Tavarus Rivers’s family, friends, and colleagues during this immensely challenging time. Their loss is immeasurable, and we can only hope that the outpouring of support from the community can offer some comfort in these trying times.

In times like these, we must remember the positive impact Deputy Sheriff Timothy Tavarus Rivers had on countless lives throughout his life and career. The memories of his dedication, kindness, and professionalism will remain etched in the hearts of those who had the privilege to know him.

To you, Sheriff Walker, and the entire Crawford County Sheriff's Office, my family and I want to express our gratitude for the vital work you do each day, often in the face of danger and adversity. The sacrifice of your fallen colleague serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that come with your line of duty. Despite the risks, you continue to serve with integrity and unwavering commitment, and for that, we are immensely thankful.

Having served 44 years as a Law Enforcement Professional, my family stands with you during this time of mourning. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do to support you and your department during this difficult period.

May the memories of Deputy Sheriff Timothy Tavarus Rivers be a source of strength and may his legacy inspire others to follow in his footsteps of honor and service. We will forever be indebted to the sacrifice he made to keep us safe.

With deepest sympathy,

Don P. Jensen Sr. - PM, PP, PGP, DrE
Chief of Police (retired)

February 8, 2024

Condolences to the rivers family

Carson loveless

February 8, 2024

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County Police Department, New York.

February 8, 2024

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

February 8, 2024

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

February 8, 2024

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