Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Rondald Bates

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 10, 2024

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Rondald Bates

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Deputy Sheriff Rondald Bates. I believe 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 love and Blessings to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

TW Martinez
State of New Mexico, JJS

March 23, 2024

May Deputy Sheriff Rondald Bates's Memory be a source of Strength and Inspiration to all who knew and loved him.
In this difficult time, let us also remember the importance of Cherishing the Moments of Joy and Laughter Deputy Sheriff Rondald Bates brought into our lives, honoring his Legacy with Resilience and a Spirit of Unity.
God Bless this Family and Colleagues.

Survivor / Wife Chrisy Henderson
Polk County Sheriff’s Office GA. S-6

March 1, 2024

Rest in peace officer Bates. You always looked out for us at the deli(Jason's Deli SSQ) I'm praying for you family. You will be missed.

April Myers
Jason's Deli Shepard Square

February 27, 2024

We never met but you are my “ brother” . You worked to protect the people of Texas where I was born.

You wore a badge for over three decades like I have; when it rained, when it was cold , and in the darkest of nights.

May you rest well and may GOD grant those who knew you and loved you peace…

Detective Mike Gentry
L.A. Airport Police Department

February 24, 2024

To the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Rondald Bates; my deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that Rondald was welcomed by God to a very special place for Peacekeepers.

God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

February 22, 2024

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

February 20, 2024

Deputy Bates was a truly unique and genuine person. A great man that always put family first & the wellbeing of his coworkers. He was so humble and kind to everyone around he met, as the old saying goes he never met a stranger. Rest in peace brother, you will be missed.

Senior Deputy Absalom Delaine

February 18, 2024

Rest in peace Brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

February 18, 2024

May you rest in peace, we have the watch from here...I'll add, 62 years old and still pushing a patrol car with 31 years on shift, that's amazing in and of itself! I hope I can have your dedication sir....Godspeed.

Sgt. Elliott
New Mexico Law Enforcement

February 18, 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

May you RIP Deputy Bates. Thank you for 31 years of service. Prayers of comfort and God’s blessing to your family and loved ones.

Deputy Sheriff (Ret) Glen Allison
Tarrant County S.O. Ft Worth, Texas

February 18, 2024

I pray God’s Blessings and Comfort on your family and your work family and friends. You’re in the hearts of so many of us who didn’t even know you. Love in Jesus’ Precious Name.

Loving Civilian from Georgia Carmen Ha

February 16, 2024

Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Rondald Bates! Thank you for your 31 years of service with the Harris County Sheriff's Office, in Texas. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and your friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your two children 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

February 16, 2024

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 14, 2024

Rest in Peace, my brother. We have the watch from here in Oklahoma.

Lieutenant Stephen Pappas
Mountain Park Police Department, Oklahoma

February 14, 2024

Condolences to his family

Carson loveless

February 14, 2024

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Deputy, Ronald Bates, from a vehicle accident. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy succumbs from complications of a vehicle accident. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

February 14, 2024

R.I.P. My Brother

Senior Deputy (Retired) Jesse A. Casas S

February 14, 2024

I was in denial when I received the news. I had been told by multiple people it was Deputy Bates but I elected to wait until it was put out officially hoping that it was a case of misidentification. I was numb to the news just praying it wasn’t true while shedding tears. Waking up the next morning confirmed my fears. Mr. Bates was undoubtedly one of the best Deputies I’ve ever known and an even greater human being. He took me under his wing as a freshly promoted Deputy years ago and looked out for me ever since. He would always give me sage advice about life and ask me how my sons were doing every time we met. He planned on having my family come over to his property so that my boys could enjoy themselves with his horses. Mr. Bates cared about his fellow man and treated everyone with respect. HCSO lost a great Deputy. He was truly a great one and this loss will be felt deeply. I cannot begin to describe the immense respect and admiration I have for him. Prayers to his family and to all those he had a positive influence on. I love you brother and I will forever hold you in my heart. RIP my great friend, Deputy Bates.

Deputy Sheriff Michael Esteves
Harris County Sheriff’s Office

February 14, 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/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Member: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

February 13, 2024

Praying for the family. Law enforcement lives matter! Please pray for them!

Douglas Pitts
Faith Baptist Church, primrose,ga

February 13, 2024

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family and colleagues in this great time of need. In this great sorrow I ask that we continue to think of all who are suffering from this 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

February 13, 2024

My Condolences to Deputy Sheriff Bates' family, friends, and co-workers

SRO Chenice Wesley
Asbury Park, New Jersey

February 13, 2024

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Bates.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 13, 2024

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Correctional Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County (Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

February 13, 2024

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