Recently Fallen Hero


Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten

Liberty County (TX) Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: February 3, 2020

On May 29, 2019, Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten was shot and wounded as he responded to a shooting at a local business. The suspect shot Deputy Whitten in the neck leaving him paralyzed. Deputy Whitten suffered a fatal heart attack during physical therapy that was needed as a result of the initial shooting. Deputy Whitten is the third officer fatality from the state of Texas in 2020.

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13 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. Rest our Brother in Blue. Thank you for your service . Our hearts and prayers go out to your Family and your Blue Family.

  2. Rest In Peace Deputy Whit ten , Thank You For Your Service, Your Service Will Never Be Forgotten, Your Service Was Exceptional Too Law-Enforcement, You Have Our Most Deepest Graduate, And Your Most Humble Dedication With US.!! May God Bless You And Your Family.!!! (AMEN).

  3. Heartfelt Sympathy to the Family, and Brothers and Sisters in Uniform of Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten. My Heart is heavy with grief at the senseless loss of such an Honorable Man. His Service, Dedication to keeping his Community safe, and Ultimate Sacrifice will always be remembered and appreciated.
    Rest in God’s arms now, Deputy Whitten. You are Home.

  4. Deepest sympathy to the family, and brothers and sisters in service with Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten. Thank you Deputy for your service, it will never be forgotten.

  5. Our deepest condolences to the dept and the family members of Officer Whitten. I will keep you in my prayers, the road ahead is going to be a rough one. With The Lords Grace I pray you move forward at your own pace. I send everyone a BIG Hug!! Stay strong in faith and close to the Lord. R.I.P. Officer Whitten. Let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen..Mother of Fallen Deputy Sheriff Peter John Herrera EOW. 3-24-2019 El Paso Texas 💙🦋

  6. I am very sorry to hear about his ordeals… May his family and friends / co-workers
    experience much comfort now… and in the months ahead… We are thankful for
    his service ! With love, from Utah !

  7. Dedicated to the family and friends of Deputy Whitten:

    Let The Healing Waters Flow

    Reminiscing on the past
    And the life left behind
    A tear builds with emotion
    Never a chance to rewind

    Move forward, just go on
    Press toward your set mark
    Words so easy to speak
    Though never a place to start

    Precious memories play on and on
    From the journey through each day
    For mending the empty heart
    That’s been shattered and tossed away

    Tears now begin streaming
    Rolling steadily down the face
    Little rivers cleanse the pain
    Washing the hurt away

    So let the healing waters flow
    Let them free the burdened soul
    Let them nourish and heal the body
    For newness to blossom and grow

    Open up the weary floodgates
    Let the healing waters flow
    These are no signs of weakness
    For you’ve carried a heavy load

    Growth comes now upon you
    Having endured the raging storm
    It’s time to fulfill your purpose
    Predestined before you was born

    Take a kneel, bow down to Him
    Praise His glorious Name
    It was Jesus Who coddled you softly
    When you couldn’t go another day

    It was He Who lay down His life
    He let His Healing Waters Flow
    Hanging upon the cross
    Felt pain you could never know

    Move forward, just go on
    This task can now be done
    Walk the righteous path
    Imputed by the Father’s Son.

    By: Rickey M. Childers II
    June 17, 2017

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