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Police Officer Alan Christopher Silver

Rocky Mount Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, May 2, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Alan Christopher Silver

"When God Made Peace Officers"
Unknown Author
When the Lord was creating peace officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one"

And the Lord said, "Have you read the spec on this order?" A peace officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform."

He has to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses and testify in court the next day."

He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And he has to have six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of way."

"It's not the hands that are causing me problems." said the Lord, "It's the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have."

"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees through the bulge in a pocket before he asks, 'May I see what's in there sir?' (When he already knows and wishes he'd taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of the head for his partner's safety. And another pair of eyes here in the front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say. 'You'll be all right ma'am.' When he knows it isn't so."

"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow."

"I can't" said the Lord, "I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident, and feed a family of five on a civil service pay check."

The angel circled the model of the peace officer very slowly. "Can it think?" she asked.

"You bet." said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred crime scenes; recite Miranda warnings in his sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop...and still keeps its sense of humor."

"This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with crime scenes painted in hell; coax a confession from a child abuser; comfort a murder victim's family; and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn't sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her fingers across the cheek of the peace officer. "There's a leak." She pronounced. "I told you that you are trying to put to much in this model."
"That's not a leak," said the Lord, "it's a tear."
"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.
"It's for bottled-up emotions; for fallen comrades; for commitment to that funny piece of metal called his badge; for justice."
"You're a genius." said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there." he said.
This poem about says it all about police officers. Hopefully later on that the family, and loved ones can come to this memorial and read all of the wonderful reflections that have been left here not only by the ones PO Silver knew but from many who had never met him.
Canon City, Coloraod

Marilyn Robinson aka MamaWolf
Canon City Internet Radio

May 3, 2007

In memory of Officer Silver,
I did not know this officer personally, even though he did attend Nash for training, but I know and have worked with many of his fellow officers.

It is always a great loss when a family loses a loved one, and especially an officer in the line of duty willing to put his life on the line to protect others.

Our deepest sympathies and prayers are extended to the family and friends of Officer Silver.

May he rest in peace and be remembered by all for the dedication he put forth and all the great memories he left behind.

Suzanne Montiel
Nash Community College

May 3, 2007

My brother officer you left us to soon in your LE career,But GOD had plans for you in his kingdom..You will be missed by your LE family.Rest in peace my brother,you have answered your last radio call..

Constable,C.T. D'Amato
South Carolina State Constable

May 3, 2007

To the Family and Department:

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. May it help some to know that others are praying for you and truly care.

Kay Wood
Mother of Deputy Marshal Glen DeVanie, EOW 4/2/03

May 3, 2007

Thank you for your service to the State of North Carolina
and to the citizens of Rocky Mount North Carolina. We thank your family for the courage that your family must have instilled in you. May the gates of Heaven open and receive our dear brother Alan Christopher Silver.


May 3, 2007

My prayers go out to the family. I share in your pain and know the road of healing ahead of you. May God bless you and keep you close to Him through this dark pain. Nothing can be said to take away the pain. I am praying for your family.

Aunt of Fallen Officier

May 3, 2007

To all of Officer Silvers family, friends and co-workers we as FireFighters know all to well the sacrifice that you as public servants sometimes pay in doing your job to serve and protect those we serve, I would like to say that you as a fellow public servant will be missed a lot, may god be with your family,friends and co-workers through their loss.Your service to the department and citizens of Rocky Mount will not be forgotten.

Brian West
Rocky Mount Fire Dept

May 3, 2007

Today I cry for you, your family, and RMPD. Although I did not know you personally you were my brother in blue. A man of great character and integrity who served himself, his family, and his community with great pride. You will be missed but your image, spirit, and legacy will live on and be honored forevor. Rest in Peace my friend and protect us all. God Bless

Todd Sanders
Retired RMPD

May 3, 2007

Our sincere condolences to Officer Slver's family, friends and the Rocky Mount Police Dept.

family of RMPD officer

May 3, 2007

With only One year of service to speak to you i would think you were a five year vetern. You are a great officer who carried your self well. It was a great pleasure to serve with you Silver. I know you are in a better place and will no longer suffer. Your Friend SPO Jeramiah Weston

Senior Police Officer Jeramiah Weston
Rocky Mount PD

May 3, 2007

My condolences to Officer Silver's family, friends and fellow officers

OKC PD family member

May 3, 2007

May the Grace of God guide the thoughts of this family. Your sacrifice speaks volumes of your character. The tenacity, willingness, courage and gallantry exhibited by Officer Silver should be an encouragement to all. Despite our lack of compensation, and appreciation, we fight on in an effort to make the world a better place for all (even our detractors). Thank you for renewing my energy to serve.

Officer B.J.
Eatonville Police Department (FL)

May 3, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and co-workers of Officer Silver. Another man in blue taken too early. May God give you comfort. To Officer Silver- thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace.
Heros are never forgotten!

911 Dispatcher

May 3, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fellow officers of Officer Alan Silver. I pray that God will comfort you and bring you peace during this sad time.

Wife of RMPD Officer

May 3, 2007

Thank you Officer Alan for your service. May your memory be eternal. Many prayers of healing to your coworkers, family and friends during this sad time..


May 3, 2007

Officer Silver you are a hero. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Rocky Mount. You will not be forgotten. God bless you, your loved ones, and the Rocky Mount PD. May the Lord grant your loved ones the strength to endure during this difficult time. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

May 3, 2007

May God hold your family and friends in the palms of His hands and grant them peace. May they be allowed all the time they need to grieve. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Julie Overby
wife of a law enforcement officer

May 3, 2007

rest in peace from your Ct brothers in Blue

Detective LD Calhoun
Naugatuck CT PD

May 3, 2007

Through lonely nights and shattered dreams
An officer's pride like a star gleams

Through pain, suffering, and discontent
An officer's will is never bent

These men who will stand alone and with pride
A trait that is believed to have long ago died

We are highly misunderstood and hated at times
Bound by a code which draws certain lines

Not knowing if you'll make it to see the light of day
Gives a new outlook on life and the way that you pray

Lord keep us safe on that desolate street
Till the next time my friend that's where we'll meet


Officer Alex S. Rojas

Rest in Peace becasue you leave a legacy of Courage.


Senior Officer Lillian Moore
Former RMPD,NCSU Mounted Police Unit

May 3, 2007

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

May 3, 2007

A life given in service is never in vain. Officer Silver will be remembered and missed by the many whose lives he touched.

Chief BC Bissette
Sharpsburg Police Department

May 3, 2007

God bless you Brother. My prayers are that God comforts your loved ones during this time of loss. I know you are in a better place...

Texas Peace Officer
Brazos County Sheriff's Department

May 3, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Officer Alan Christopher Silver,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Officer Silver. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Officer Silver is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

May 3, 2007

God Bless you and your family...we will keep you in our prayers.

Cpl S Grantham - K9 Unit
Sampson Co Sheriff's Office, N.C.

May 3, 2007

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Silver; may he rest in peace.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

May 3, 2007

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