Reflections for Trooper Kenneth A. Poormon
We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone find us really out
'Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend
But so with all, from babes that play
At hide-and-seek to God afar,
So all who hide too well away
Must speak and tell us where they are.
January 11, 2011
The smallest towns on earth seem so large.
December 31, 2010
Thinking of you today and remembering you.
May 31, 2010
On this 9th Anniversary year our hearts go out to you and your family.
Cindy & Jim Todeschini
Parent's of Trooper Craig J. Todeschini
June 4, 2009
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 9th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.
May 31, 2009
I said a little prayer today for Trooper Poormon and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.
May 26, 2009
Happy Birthday to you. I couldn't forget you.
January 11, 2009
Growing up near you and your family and helping on the farm brings great memories back to me. YOu were always a great worker and a great influence. I moved back to NY a couple years ago. I now live in Saratoga county. I think about you, your life, and your family every time I see a trooper on the road. Mt thoughts and prayers go out for your family every time I think about you and all you accomplished in your life. Heaven is lucky to have you.
friend (from high school)
October 16, 2008
Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten
April 9, 2008
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.
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
December 20, 2007
Oh yeah And if the elevator tries to bring you down
Go Crazy punch a higher floor
June 25, 2007
Whenever I am on 5 & 20, I try to get a passing glance of you, but I know that was yesterday. Or is it?
June 19, 2007
May your sleep be sweet and may He ever bless you and your loved ones.
May 31, 2007
I remember the sleepless nights we had at the Academy talking about what we had experienced that day. You were truly an inspiration and kept us all in good spirits. I still remember the amount of people that paid respect to you at the funeral. A true testament of the kind of person you were.
March 9, 2007
It has been over six years since your tour of duty ended but I know the tears still flow from the broken hearts that were left behind. They think of you every day and will continue to do so for as long as they walk this earth. You will never be forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those officers still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line.
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
January 10, 2007
People come into our lives for a reason, season or a lifetime.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go,
Some people become friends and stay a while-
Leaving beautiful footprints on out hearts
And we are never quite the same.
"I believe you came into my life for a season"
It is said that when people come into your life for a season, it is because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They may bring you peace, or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you and unbelievably amount of joy. I believe it, and it was real, but only for a season.
Thank you for the season and your fun-loving spirit.
November 8, 2006
It has been almost 6 years since you were taking from us. Each day you are missed and people all the time say what a great man you were. I always respond "He was a great trooper, brother and friend" You will always be loved and missed and one day we will meet at the gates and laugh agian.
April 24, 2006
Rest In Peace.
March 2, 2006
Such a tragedy for a young Trooper. God bless you.
Trooper Matt Eagleston
Connecticut State Police
June 30, 2005
Such a young age for an officer to give his life in the line of duty, may you always rest in peace. God Bless you.
Greater Manchester Police, UK
May 19, 2005
Rest in Peace, Brother. Though you were just beginning your career, your service is truly appreciated. The sacrifice you made was not without reason. We don't know what the reason was, but He does and there is comfort to be found in knowing that.
"It is not in dying that made him a hero, but in the way he lived."
Woodbridge PD CT
February 9, 2005
God holds a special place for those who give their lives in the service of others. Rest in His peace, brother.
Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD
January 2, 2005
You were an outsatanding role model in high school...I am sorry for what happened and you will be greatly missed. God Bless.
March 31, 2004
I bet you two were happy about yesterday's buzzerbeater?
February 22, 2004
Sorry the fieldhouse has the same kind of spiritual effect on me. Hope nobody took offense to that. That speedbump is one tricky little spot. Spilled my coffee
September 15, 2003
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