Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Troy M. Babin

Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, November 12, 1994

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Reflections for Deputy Troy M. Babin

Deputy Babin,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Osceola County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 12, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Troy M. Babin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 8, 2019

Troy was a very sweet, kind and fun young man. He loved his job in law enforcement and flying. He is still missed

Debra Taylor

December 27, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Rest in Peace, Deputy Babin. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Continue to rest in peace hero, we will never forget....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

November 12, 2011

Time does not heal our hearts but it does ease the pain. You sir are not forgotten. HEROES live forever....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

November 12, 2010

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 15, 2007

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCAHESTER, NH

November 26, 2007

Troy, I see your picture in my office and realize how precious life is. You were taken from Tracey and Justin so young. I was able to see your name on the wall in Tallahassee and Washington and cried for your family and friends who still miss you very much. You will always be flying in our hearts.

Kellie deArmas
UCF Police, Wife of Deputy, Friend

June 6, 2007

troy is my brother-in-law...i just found this site and it is soooo touching to see that people are still remembering him and paying their respects. I was only 17 and his son was 10 when this happened. I am now 30 and his son Justin is 23.Our family feels that it all just happened yesterday. It still feels like it just happened yesterday. We miss his presents so much..and talk of him often. Justin looks just like his father. Troy is my older sisters soul mate...even though it was short live they were blessed from god to meet each other as we feel the same of being blessed to have him as a part of our family. He loved his family with ALL of his heart, was an animal lover.. and loved his sons dearly (Justin & Jarred) His passion was law enforcement and flying. He couldn't have had a better way of going into heaven. Thank you all for still remembering him.

amy newman
terry,s electric

April 1, 2007

G-d Bless.

November 12, 2006

May you Rest in Peace Sir.

July 6, 2006

I worked with Troy in 1988/89. He was always pleasant and a joy to be around. He inspired others to act the same.

Emergency Comms Supervisor Riley Godley
Cary PD NC

January 4, 2006

To the family and friends of Deputy Troy Babin, his fellow officers, and most especially to Deputy Babin:

Although this is the ninth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that you are not forgotten. Your valor and dedication are still remembered and your memory honored. Rest in Peace, Deputy Babin.

May your family continue to be comforted by their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Deputy Babin gave to his community, and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 12, 1994.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater
Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

November 13, 2005

Altough it has been 10 years since your passing....it is never too late to leave a reflection.
I thank you for your service...and dedication of trying to get drugs off the streets.
May you continue to REST In PEACE

Policeman's 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind.

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, "Well done...,"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun
Author Unknown

Mother of a Police Officer

December 9, 2004

Thank you for your dedicated service, rest in peace.

Deputy Jason Teems
Osceola County Sheriffs Office

November 14, 2004

TROY,
I WILL NEVER FORGET HEARING THE NEWS OF YOUR PASSING. I HAD JUST TALKED TO YOU THAT MONDAY MORNING AND YOU HAD WISHED US LUCK AT THE SWAT ROUNDUP THAT WE WERE COMPETING IN. WELL WE ENDED UP TAKING SECOND PLACE IN THE NATION, HOWEVER I NEVER GOT TO TELL YOU BECAUSE YOU PASSED EARLY THAT MORNING AFTER THE COMPETITION. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE TIMES WE SHARED, BOTH ON DUTY AND ON THE SOFTBALL FIELD. THE HARDEST THING TO THIS DAY THAT I HAVE EVER HAD TO DO WAS THE HONOR GUARD AT YOUR FUNERAL WITH YOUR FAMILY THERE, THOUGH IT HURT THEN, I AM PROUD TO HAVE DONE THAT FOR YOU NOW.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN..

REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER,
D. Abrahamson

D. Abrahamson
Osceola County Sheriffs Office

June 11, 2004

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