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    We in the Desoto County Sheriffs Search and Rescue Dept. want to express our
    deepest condolences to the families. We feel the loss here in Desoto County as
    well. To the fire fighters and Deputies who are left with this unforgetable
    act. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all. Our Love to all of you.

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    On behalf of the Hilton Fire Department- I offer our sincere condolences to the Memphis Fire Department, the family and friends of Lt. Javier Lerma and Pvt. William Blakemore.
    These fellow firefighters are true Hero's in every sense of the word.
    May God bless them and watch over their families and loved ones in their time of need.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with this senseless act of violence.

    They will never be forgotten!

    Jeff Mullen,capt.
    Hilton Fire Department
    Hilton, New York

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    What can one say in the face of such senseless, meaningless anger and the taking of innocent lives?
    Let's hold onto each other in these times.

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    On behalf of the Walter Reed Fire Department in Washington D.C. We send our heart filled sincerest condolences to the family of the firefighters and police officer. Its kinda hard to understand why one of our own would do such a tragic thing!

    David Lee Pfeil Jr.
    Walter Reed Fire Department
    Washington D.C. E-55

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    The members of Cherryvale 1 of the Sumter County Fire Department would like to extend our faith and help in any way we can. There is no way any firefighter can understand this kind of thing. God be with all of the familys and firefighters in you town.

    Dave Varnes
    Sumter County Fire Department
    Cherryvale Station 1
    Sumter, South Carolina

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    I am a rookie firefighter with Escambia County Fire Rescue. My deepest sypathies go out to the families of our fallen brothers and brother in Blue. Those guys laid it all on the line and it was just Gods time for them. May God bless the families of the firefighters and the policeman. May God also watch over the little boy who has lost his mom. To ever firefighter out there be safe and remember that God is with all of us.

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    On behalf of the members of Marlborough Firefighters Local 1714 and the Marlborough Fire Department, please accept our condolences on the loss of your Brothers.

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    It was with great sadness that my family watched the unfolding news of today in Memphis. Several years ago we moved from that area to Northern Mississippi to what we thought a quieter life (it isn't thanks to the casino's). For many years I have had family on both the police and fire depts. It is a great tragedy to hear of this totally unnecessary loss of life, from people that are sent to help & to keep peace. God bless those that lost their lives today, and their families. This is truly a heartbreaking day.

    Sincerely,
    Shalon (Locastro) Parrott

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    The officers and members of the Harmony VFD wish to express their deepest condolances to the families and fellow firefighters in Memphis. May this tragedy never happen again.
    Our Prayers are with you.

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    From: MARCH17TH1993@aol.com
    Subject: An Officer Who is Angry

    I want to send my deepest sorrows the families who have lost their love one.
    I know and understand what they are feeling. I feel the most for the wives
    who must tell their children today that their father will not be coming home
    tonight or any other night. That their father is in heaven with God. It is
    the hardest thing that I had to do. Until this past year I had no idea what
    it was like to lose someone who you loved so dearly. Especially when they
    are killed in the line of duty. My heart goes out to all the firemen in the
    city who have lost a brother. I know the fire dept. is one family as is the
    police dept. This city has lost too many
    loyal protectors in the past few months. May God go with you through these
    dark days ahead. These officers are in God's hand now and are looking down
    on us to do our best. Prayer is what will get you through these days ahead.

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    I AM A MEMPHIS POLICE SGT. AND I HAD THE HONOR OF SHARING THE BUILDING THAT
    HOUSED THE FIREMEN WITH THE POLICE COACT UNIT. IT FEELS VERY STRANGE TO HAVE
    JUST JOKED WITH THE FALLEN LT. ONLY TWO SHORT WEEKS AGO AFTER I WAS PROMOTED
    TO SGT. AND TELLING THE FIREMEN THAT I WAS BEING TRANSFERRED TO THE POLICE
    HEADQUARTERS AND WOULDN'T BE SEEING THEM ON THEIR ROTATION. JUST TO BE ON THE
    OTHER SIDE OF THE CITY AND HEARING OF THE SHOOTING ON MY RADIO AND THE DEPUTY
    BEING SHOT ALSO, AND HAVING THAT EMPTY FEELING KNOWING THAT I COULD NOT BE
    THERE TO HELP, KNOWING THAT THE FIRST PUMPER ON THE SCENE CAME FROM HOUSE #
    55 THAT WAS SHARED WITH MY FORMER HICKORY HILL POLICE COAC UNIT. MY PRAYERS
    GO OUT TO ALL FIREMEN AND POLICEMEN AND TO THIER FAMILIES......

    SINCERLY:
    SGT.J.R. HESTER
    MEMPHIS POLICE DEPT.
    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT.

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    my deepest sympathy to each family who lost a loved one,please take courage and
    know there not lost,we know where there at the bible says NO GREATER LOVE THAN
    TO LAY DOWN ONES LIFE FOR A FREIND" as a ff/paramedic they are our freinds,
    fallen commrades and hero's. you will be in my prayers.may GOD'S peace and comfort
    be with you all.
    PASTOR/PARAMEDIC
    MARC JONES -------MEDIC 131

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    From: TGSBENNETT@aol.com
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    Just wanted you to send along my prayers for all of the families left behind.

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    From: Mom2MemphisBelle@aol.com

    My heartfelt condolences to the victims and families of today's tragic shooting. Our city is indeed mourning the loss of the two firefighters and Deputy.

    Michelle in Memphis

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    From: GREGSNELSON1@aol.com

    I LIVE IN MEMPHIS. THANKS TO ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS HERE AND ACROSS THE
    COUNTRY FOR HELPING TO KEEP US SAFE. AT A TIME LIKE THIS WE ASK WHY AND HOW
    DID THIS HAPPEN. BUT REMEMBER GOD IS NOT THE ORCHESTRATER OF EVIL---AND
    GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL WHEN ALL SEEMS OUT OF CONTROL. MY PRAYERS HAVE AND
    CONTINUE TO BE WITH OUR PUBLIC SERVANTS FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES. AND OUR
    MEMPHIS COMMUNITY. GOD BLESS!!!

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    From: Jeffery G Douglas
    jgdouglas@ntr.net

    I'm very sorry to here of todays ambushed FireFighters & Officers. I became a Storm Chaser & Spotter a year ago.

    As I work each time there is a Storm/Tornado Warning for Memphis/Jackson/Nashville TN I learn more and more from the FireFighters and Officers here and Now they begain to Learn from me as well. I my Not know them by name and only by face maybe, Still My Heart will pray for Family & friends.

    Storm/Tornado Chaser & Spotter
    Jeffery G Douglas
    Jackson TN

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    Our condolences go to all families involved in todays horrible scene....all were in our prayers when Reno and I were at church tonight....This will be a day we won't forget...
    Paula Diana
    Memphis,TN.

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    From: ristian <ristian@usit.net>
    Subject: Condolences about Memphis Tragedy

    Could you please put my email on the condolence bb? I am not a registered user.

    I am an extended faimly member from Memphis City govn., the police and fire department.

    My step-father was a Fire-Marshall Inspector for Memphis, his brother worked for Memphis PD, his father worked for Memphis City.

    Whenever something happens, I remember the days my step-father Captain James Pyron came home and spent many hours and days saddened by the days events. He is retired now. I have a deep respect for the police and fire departments and will be praying for those involved in todays tragedy. I will keep the family and friends in prayer. The Fire and Police are the unsung hero's in todays warped world. Thanks to ALL of you for being there.

    Bill Haler

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    From: Genie6977@aol.com
    Subject: Tragedy in Memphis

    My wife and I would like to send our condolances to the families of the
    firefighters killed in Memphis today. This violence is inexcusable. Our
    thoughts and prayers are with you. My father was fire chief of my home town
    for 17 years. I lost a sister to an act of violence by a family member in
    1989. I fully understand the loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It
    is never easy to understand or accept these acts. All I know is that God will
    carry you through these tough times, if you allow him to. Please don't let
    this maniac ruin any of your lives. Things have changed for you beyond your
    wildest comprehension today. Show your children all the love and support that
    you can in these tough times. Honor the memory of their brave fathers by
    assisting them in becoming all that they can be. Give all the honor and glory
    to God. In Jesus name, I will be praying for you all.

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    From: "Kyle & Karla Mullen" <kmullen@skyenet.net>

    To the family of the fallen firefighters:

    We the members of the Buchanan Township Fire Department would like to send out our Deepest simpathy and just say to the family's all of our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness and sorrow.......

    Kyle Mullen
    Buchanan Twp Fire
    Buchanan Michigan.......

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    From: LMCno87@aol.com
    Subject: Fallen Memphis Heroes

    My prayers are with you.

    Brother when you weep for me
    Remember it was meant to be
    Lay me down and when you leave
    Remember I'll be at your sleeve
    In every dark and choking hall
    I'll be there as you slowly crawl
    On every roof in driving snow
    I'll hold your coat and you will know
    In cellars hot with searing heat
    At windows where a gate you'll meet
    In closets where young children hide
    You know I'll be there at your side
    The house from which I now respond
    Is overstaffed with heroes gone
    Men who answered one last bell
    Did the job and did it well
    As firefighters we understand
    That death's a card dealt in our hand
    A card we hope we never play
    But one we hold there anyway
    That card is something that we ignore
    As we crawl across a weakened floor
    For we know that we are the only prayer
    For any one who might be there
    So remember as you wipe your tears
    The joy I knew throughout the years
    As I did the job I loved to do
    I pray this thought will see you through.

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    Tracey Curray
    Kittrell Vol. Fire Dept.
    Murfreesboro, TN

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    From: "diane mcmanus" <dmc1118@revonline.net>
    Subject: tragedy in memphis

    In response to a message from page one...I do not believe that God had anything to do with the sad event we experienced here in Memphis today. I believe He is as broken hearted as we are... for all concerned. Let us turn to Him for comfort and peace. A sincere thank you to all the firefighters and police officers who put their lives on the line everyday for us. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Don't give up. DJM

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    This is by far the worst tragedy that any department to have to deal with. My heart and feelings go out to the families of those affected by what has happened in Memphis today.

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    As a reserve firefighter for Bartlett Fire Department, my heart goes out to the Memphis Fire Department and the Shelby County Sheriffs. All of the personnel and families of public service men and women have been touched today. We all know the dangers of our work, yet we never respond to a call expecting something like this to occur, especially at the hands of one of our own. May God bless all of you in this line of work, both full-time personnel and reserve/volunteer along with your families.

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    With a heavy heart, I add my message to the many who have written. It's another sad day in our profession. May the souls of our 2 brother firefighters and our "cousin" police officer be at rest. May God have mercy on our troubled brother as well, and may his soul find rest as well. Whatever would drive him to do this?



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