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"End of Watch" tree features officers killed in the line of duty

RICHLAND Parish - Two deputies with the Richland Parish Sheriff's Office have put up an "End of Watch" tree.

The tree was the idea of deputies Wade Morgan & Janet Colvin.

It features ornaments that have the name of every officer killed in the line of duty across America from January 1st to the end of October 2017.

Richland Parish Sheriff's Office hopes this tree serves as a reminder and they are always in our prayers.

The following prayer was posted on the department's Facebook Page Wednesday evening along with photos of the tree.

Read the full prayer below:

"They always knew they could be

They never thought they would be

God knows none ever should be

Killed in the line of duty

 

Some made their final stand

Their profession’s last demand

They fell with gun in hand

Killed in the line duty

 

A routine to many a cop

Some made one final stop

Someone’s Mom or Pop

Killed in the line of duty

 

Others answered one last call

To a robbery, theft, or brawl

They arrived only to fall

Killed in the line of duty

 

Some were dressed in brown, some blue

Some in gray, and plain clothes too

Some were dressed like me and you

Killed in the line of duty

 

May their souls be forever blessed

For they who are now at rest

Died doing what they loved best

Killed in the line of duty

 

Forgotten they never could be

Forgotten they never should be

Thought they never would be

Killed in the line of duty

 

God bless all those who fell

They are missed and loved so well

Let us pray and toll the bell

Those killed in the line of duty

Amen"


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