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Officer Issac Veal | Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer

Issac Veal

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch: Monday, August 16, 2004
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Reflections for Officer Issac Veal

 

Today makes 10 years since you went to your heavenly home. I find comfort in knowing you are truly in paradise now and that you loved the Lord. I miss you more than words can express. Love you!
Chantelle

Chantelle Mayo
Niece
August 16, 2014

Thank you Uncle Sonny for your hard work and encouraging words. Love your niece,
Chantelle

Chantelle Mayo
July 23, 2014

Classmates, 74th Honolulu Police Recruit Class. Rest in Peace, my brother.

Blessed be you for the service and sacrifice you made.

Officer John Malcolm #2786
Honolulu Police Dept.
September 30, 2013

I will never forget you Uncle Sonny! I think of you often...I remeber you would just call to say hello and it always made me feel close to you even though you where many states and an ocean away.

The words you said to me I hold dear. You where a true man of God and we are all so proud of the legacy that you have left for us.

Rest peacefully in the arms of our Saviour until we meet again! I love you!

Chantelle
Niece
May 9, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO
November 27, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Veal. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 7, 2012

Recruit school classmates, 4th Watch footmen, and all around nice guy, Ike Veal was my friend and a cop through and through. I miss your wise counsel, my friend.

Officer John Malcolm, Badge 2786, member, 74th recruit class with Ike Veal, Honolulu Police Department

Officer John Malcolm #2786
Honolulu Police Department
May 9, 2011

"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 29, 2007

Aloha Officer Veal..i remember you from your days as a corrections officer in the Hawaii Prison System..you were a fine officer then before you went to Honolulu Police Department as you were a fine officer there. Rest in peace..God bless you.

Lawrence Ching
Hawaii Department of Public Safety
October 25, 2007

Over 03 years have passed since your tragic and untimely death. May your family and friends take comfort in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten! Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

SGT, Retired
AR
August 31, 2007

The memory of a good person is a blessing. Proverb 10:7

God bless your family, friends and co-workers on the anniversary of your passing.


August 16, 2007

Officer Veal,
Today is the third anniversary since you were called home. You will always be remembered by citizens everywhere.

Pennsylvania citizen
August 16, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 3rd anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and protect them from harm. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
August 15, 2007

Ike!

You were there to train me when I was a rookie on town bikes. I always respected you for your quiet manner and dedication to duty. I'm sorry I never told you this, I guess I just always thought you would be there. I am so sorry you did nhot make it to your retirement after the sacrifices you made to earn it. Rest in peace brother, yopu served Hawaii and the police department well.

Jeff Berry, Proud to have served with you and H.P.D.

Sgt. Jeff Berry (Ret)
Contra Costa Sheriff
May 4, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
May 4, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha e Officer Issac (Ike) Veal,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum; a keeper of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here.

This "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page, gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family; one `Ohana. May we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one.

Officer Issac (Ike) Veal, God Bless you. You are a hero. You are`Ohana. Hawai`i embraces you as one of their own. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one; not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine peace. I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers, peace and love beyond all understanding. I HONOR you today for you HAVE NOT been forgotten.

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **

THE PEACE OF " I "
KA MALUHIA O KA "I"

Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)
January 25, 2007

A friend told me about this special site. Although I never knew Issac on a personal level, I had met him on many occasions earlier in his carrer. Not because I ever worked with him. Every single one of them were while I was off on a vehicle accident on the freeway. And always because Issac had taken it on himself to stop and ask if there was something he could do to help. It was this, his soft spoken calm manner and his professional demeanor that enabled me to immediately remember him when I saw his name and photo here. To his family I offer my deepest condolences. he was indeed a good man. But I write this also for all Officers still serving in all departments across this country. May Issac serve as an example of how it is those little things you do on your watch that have the greatest impact on the lives you touch. God keep all of you.

MPO (Retired) Alex Pineiro
Former HPD
January 1, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Officer Issac (Ike) Veal and his fellow officers with the Honolulu Police Department:

On this the second anniversary of Ike's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. Ike's professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten.
I also salute his service to our country as a sailor in the US Navy.

In reading the loving reflections left by his friends and co-workers I can see that he was very well respected and is sorely missed.

I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Ike was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Ike gave to his community and the citizens of Hawaii, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 16, 2004.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05


August 16, 2006

Thinking of you and your families on the 2nd anniversary of your death. Time has not diminished
your sacrifice. Thank you for your 25 years of service
and for having the courage to wear that badge.
Lynn Kole
Washington State


August 16, 2006

I too remember the excellent officer that you were from way back when while you were still on Solo Bike. And that excellence continued even when you went back to patrol, always the mellow guy, didn't chatter too much on the air. But I knew you were there. I also missed seeing your shiny, black Durango patrolling on my street (Beat 256) when I got off of work in the middle of the nite. I knew again, I could sleep safe and sound. You are surely missed. Aloha

JK
DISPATCH
April 24, 2006

Aloha 1M256! Thought about you on August 16th when I came to work, but am not a good public speaker so couldn't come up with any organized thoughts that I could say at line up. But I'm sure I wasn't the only one thinking about you! A short time after you died, I bought a koa frame with a gold colored nameplate on it, and had the photo lab print up a nice photo of you (same one as on the website). Put it up in the hallway at the Wahiawa Station. My personal way of honoring a wonderful person and a good cop. As long as the station is there, everyone will see you when going through the kitchen to the squadroom. Your photo, as you were in real life, is a strong but peaceful influence to those who gaze upon it. Had a nice little ceremony to dedicate the photo shortly after it was put up. Your wife, kids, and church pastor were there. Such good people, hope they are all doing okay. Hope you are doing okay too. Until we meet again Sir. 1M258.

MPO-II Ted Merrill
Honolulu Police Department, Wahiawa Police Station
December 5, 2005

Officer Veal,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you, not only for your service to the citizens of Honolulu, but for your service in the U.S. Navy as well.

R.I.P.
Anonymous


August 16, 2005

Thinking of you today as it has been one year since your duty ended. I know you have probably continued your duty in heaven. I just wanted you and your family to know that I extend my condolenses to all of your loved ones. Thank you for the hard work you have accomplished.


August 16, 2005

Special thoughts of you and your family on the one year anniversary of your line of duty death. Rest peacefully in God's hands and thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Michigan
August 16, 2005

Officer Veal..1 year a go today your paid the ultimate sacrifice..please know that you - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers as they try to make it through today & the days to come..pleas watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE..YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN BLUE ANGEL!!

girlfriend of a leo
MI
August 16, 2005

 
 

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