Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator John Hampton Coddou, III

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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Reflections for Investigator John Hampton Coddou, III

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Investigator Coddou. 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

May 24, 2024

John, there are no words; there is only a reflection on a life that ended too soon. Your dedication to public service and commitment to your community define you as a Deputy Sheriff, but your love for your family, country, and God defines who you are.

The loss to the HCSO is significant. You will be missed. God bless you and rest in peace, my brother.

Captain C. Perry
Harris County Sheriff’s Office

May 4, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with all of your loved ones, friends, & co-workers.
Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Thank you for your service to protect.

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

May 2, 2024

Officer Coddou, 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.

Jesus Espinosa

April 29, 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

April 28, 2024

Please join me in offering thoughts and prayers to the immediate family of Investigator John Hampton Coddou, III and the extended law enforcement family of the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas.

End of Watch Tuesday, April 23, 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

April 28, 2024

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

April 27, 2024

Rest In Peace Brother.


April 27, 2024

Thank you for your service my condolences to the family and the department and friends.


April 27, 2024

Thank you for your service Officer.Rest in Peace.

Retired Deputy Sheriff J.H. Brown, Anderson County Sheriffs Office. South Carolina

April 26, 2024

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

April 26, 2024

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

April 25, 2024

May God and St. Michael watch over you in Heaven, Investigator Coddou.

Patrolman Kenneth Collins
South Amherst Police Department

April 25, 2024

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

April 25, 2024

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

April 25, 2024

God Bless you brave warrior.

Sergeant Kevin Waters
Indiana State Police

April 24, 2024



April 24, 2024

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

April 24, 2024

RIP Investigator Coddou. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Harris County

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

April 24, 2024

Rest in peace Investigator Coddou.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 24, 2024

Thank you Investigator Coddou for your dedicated and selfless service to the people of Harris County, TX. Your life mattered. May you rest in peace! Sending prayers for sympathy and comfort to your family, your coworkers and your agency! Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God!

Captain (Retired) Mike Culler
Winston-Salem NC Police Department

April 24, 2024

R.I.P. in Gods arms.

Deputy Guadalupe Cruz
Bexar County Constable Pct. 1

April 24, 2024

Rest in Peace!

Ptl. B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

April 24, 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 Investigator, John Hampton Coddou, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Investigator makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Investigator Coddou for his service as a United States Army Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

April 24, 2024

Rest in Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

April 24, 2024

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