Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Germaine Ferris Casey

Rio Rancho Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, August 27, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Germaine Ferris Casey

To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Germaine Casey: On this 10 year Anniversary, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I read someone else's reflection; learned that Officer Casey was once a pro baseball player with the Atlanta Braves. I want to say Thank You for your service, and sacrifice. Officer Casey will never be forgotten! A FOREVER HERO! God Bless you all.

- Allie Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

August 27, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 26, 2014

Germaine,

Another one of our brothers is coming to serve with you. Give him a big hug, show him the ropes and let him know we love him and not to worry, we're gonna take care of his family. Thanks brother, see you on the other side.

Officer
Rio Rancho Police Department
Rio Rancho, New Mexico

October 26, 2014

5 years ago we lost a friend and a hero. Germaine, I think of you often, and there is no doubt you are providing 82 from heaven. I love ya man, and hope to see you on the other side.

Sgt. N. Onken
Rio Rancho Police Department

August 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

August 27, 2009

To Officer Germaine Casey, his family and his fellow officers with the Rio Rancho Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Casey’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Casey and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

August 27, 2009

It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.

Anonymous

July 17, 2009

To Germaine, his Family, and Friends,

I had the pleasure of knowing and playing baseball with Germaine in High School at Rich Central. Germaine would probably never tell anyone because he is so soft spoken but what a great baseball player he was. A natural hitter who was drafted out of High School and had a nice career with the Atlanta Braves.For those of you who had the pleasure of watching him hit a baseball you were lucky.I know I was and will always remember that. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Germaine will always be missed by some old baseball buddies in Illinois. Take Care...

Sgt Kevin LaBolle
Joliet Police/Rich Central High School Class of 1984

December 26, 2008

To Germaine and Family,
I went to High school with Germaine and played baseball with him at Rich Central in the 1980's. Germaine, as soft spoken as he is, probably would never tell anyone what a great player he was but I can beacause I had the pleasure of playing with him in high school and after.What a great hitter. A natural in every sense of the word. To this day I can remember how hard and far he could hit balls. His swing is seared into my mind. It is the first thing I think of when I think of Germaine. That swing is what led him to get drafted in baseball professionally out of High School. I wish everyone had the pleasure to see it. It was special. I know Germaine was also special as a husband, father, son,friend, co-worker, teamate etc.... He will be missed greatly by a baseball friend from Joliet Illinois. God bless all his friends and Family.

Sgt. Kevin LaBolle
Joliet PD/ Rich Central High School Class of 1984

December 26, 2008

RIP and continue to watch over your loved ones from the Heavens above.

Anonymous

September 25, 2008

Germaine,

It's been a year since the day we lost you. On this anniversary date I had occasion to speak with fellow officers who worked closely with you. Listening to their stories, I was impressed by the positive impact you made on our officers in a relatively short period of time. I only wish that I had the opportunity to work with you on shift as our fellow officers did. No doubt you were a great officer stand along side of. Thank you for your service brother. Proud we had you with us.

Sergeant Jason Bowie
Rio Rancho Police Department

September 10, 2008

I got to know Germaine over the past few years as an umpire in Indianapolis where he came to play in a Labor Day tournament. After having surgery last summer, I missed the news last year. I was deeply saddened to hear of the accident this past weekend. Heroes walk among us. Germaine was one of these heroes. In my travels in baseball, I have been very fortunate to meet many people that have made my life better to have their acquaintance. Germaine was definitely one of these people. Your baseball family, both nuclear and extended, will miss you greatly.
To his family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your father and husband was definitely someone to be proud of!

Tom Cooper
Umpire
Indianapolis, IN

Tom Cooper
Umpire

August 31, 2008

It's been one year since you were taken from this world my friend. I still feel an incredible loss that time has not healed, But left a constant dull pain that burns deep within my heart. In our proffession we soemtimes forget just how fragile life is and don't take the time to spend with the ones we care for and love. We wrap ourselves around our jobs and let it consume us. I was fortunate to have known you and consider myself lucky that I could call you my friend as you were one of the few who always took that time. Your kindness, spirit, and passion IS inspireing and I thank you for all you have given me, in life and in death. Until we meet again my friend, I know you will continue to watch over us.

A Friend
Rio Rancho Police Department

August 27, 2008

On the first anniversary of Officer Casey's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Casey is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

August 27, 2008

I want everyone who knows you and your family that I will be riding for you in the 2008 Police Unity Tour. I will be riding 250 miles to the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC on my bicycle along with other Police Officers. We ride for those who died in the line of duty. It will be my honor to represent you and your family this year. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

Investigator Rey Finales
Tallahassee Police Department

April 8, 2008

Yes time has passed but Germaine has not been forgotten! He is thought about daily with that winning smile of his. I can picture him smiling down at all his brothers as they talk and remember what a joy he was to be around. The RRDPS has changed forever since this man has gone out of their lives. He was one of the great men that made a brotherhood. I pray everyday that as my husband walks out the door that he is going to return to our family. I have faith in his RR brotherhood that will always be there to protect each other as well. May God Bless all the men and women who have this kind of strength to go out there everyday to protect our communities

Justine Martinez
Spouse-RRDPS Richard Martinez

March 9, 2008

Fallen Hero

In each generation there is a hero.
Every one has a hero.
But I am different because I have two heroes.
One on my right shoulder and the other on my left shoulder.
They are watching me and they live in my heart now.
The one on the right is my father, a protector of the law.
The one on the left is his friend and a great guy Germaine Casey, a man who died protecting our president from being attacked
Teamed up together they could have rid the world of evil.
But, Death has rid Officer Casey first in his accident.
But his spirit lives on in our hearts and in our souls
There is one thing that’s true, which is a legend never dies.
I started with two heroes and ended up with two far more heroic heroes.
One is now my Guardian Angel and the other is a hero that I will end up following in his steps.
One day I will be the hero and have someone follow me in my path.
Then, I will be come the legend and be someone’s Guardian Angel and protect them from making a fatal mistake.
My father has started his path of immorality.
Germaine has reached his path of immorality.
I will start my path of immorality sooner than I thought.
Heroes have a destiny; Germaine’s was to die as a hero and with honor
That’s what happened and that’s how he wanted to happen.
To die to protect lives of innocent people and our country.

This Poem is dedicated to Germaine and the Rio Rancho Police that work along side him
Also dedicated to all Police Officers and Soldiers in this country
I would like to thank all that served our country from the past to now

Josh Martinez-ABHS 10th Grade Student
Amy Biehl High School

March 8, 2008

Germaine:
I look back on the escort that day and it is still fresh in my mind. As if we were just standing on Rio Grande Blvd. moments ago, enjoying the refreshments my wife had brought over for all of us, while we waited for the President to leave. I can still see your smiling face and appreciative smile. I just can't understand why things happened the way they did. We were just finishing the last stretch of the escort and then.......... I tried all I could to help you but just couldn't do enough. God needed you home brother. You are still thought of every day. I still inquire through your motor brothers in Rio as to how your wife and kids are doing. I have stopped by on occassion to make sure she and your kids are ok. You are not forgotten and your family is and will always be in my mind. God's blessings be on you and your family.

Motor Officer Warren Kelm
Albuquerque Police Department

February 22, 2008

Prayers for your family, friends and fellow officers left behind.

You were fallen while helping protect the President of the United States. People like you make me proud to be a New Mexican.

Robert

Robert
Proud citizen of New Mexico

February 13, 2008

MR. CASEY, I DID NOT KNOW YOU FOR TO LONG. WHEN I MET YOU ONE NIGHT OUTSIDE ON GRAVEYARD SHIFT. YOU WERE THE MOST SOFT SPOKEN, POLITE INDIVIDUAL THAT I HAVE EVER MET. ALWAYS SNEAKING INTO DISPATCH NOT WANTING TO BOTHER ANYONE. YOU WERE TO FUNNY BUT VERY RESPECTFUL, YOU WILL BE MISSED. THIS HIT WAY TO CLOSE TO HOME FOR ALL OF US AT RRDPS, A TRUE SHOCK. MAY GOD BLESS YOU "FRIEND" YOU WILL BE MISSED. YOU GAVE ME THE COURAGE AND STRENGTH TO PERSUE MY DREAM OF BECOMING A POLICE OFFICER. AND I HAVE DONE SO THANK YOU OFFICER GERMAINE CASEY.

FORMER RRDPS DISPATCHER/NEW DEPUTY
SANDOVAL COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT/ SANDOVAL COUNTY N.M.

January 15, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Casey. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Germaine, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Germaine's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Germaine's life was about so much more than the way he died. Germaine will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Casey, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 30, 2007

Thinking of you and your family during these rough Holiday season. Watch over your family and co-workers. You are a Hero and will not be forgotten.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

December 28, 2007

Ofc.Casey and RRPD Officers,

I once served proudly in Rio Rancho as a police officer and I loved working for the fine men and women there. I resigned there and now work in Indiana for the Floyd County Police Department. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Officer Casey, but I know many of the fine officers who worked with him. My heart breaks for you as we also lost an officer this past June, Officer Frank Denzinger. Ofc. Denzinger was shot in the back with a rifle by a 15 year old kid at a domestic disturbance. I was working that day and everything about that day is scarred into my memory. I feel your pain brothers and sisters of the Rio Rancho Police, and I pray for Ofc. Casey's family. I will serve and love my fellow brothers and sisters forever. My friends who I worked with in Rio Rancho, please give my condolences and love to Officer Casey's family.

Officer Rodney Clark
Floyd County Police Department
Former Officer Rio Rancho Police

Ofc. Rodney Clark
Floyd County Police Dept.

December 16, 2007

"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

November 12, 2007

Your name came up in conversation today with a fellow co worker from Roadway back in Illinois. I was stunned of the news I had found out. Germaine you were a dear friend of mine since high school and I am deeply saddened to see yet another good one leave this earth to soon. I will pray for Lisa and your children. I smile every time I hear all the stories of you and baseball you sure were an awesome player. Knock a few one down this way for us... God Bless You....

Denise Rizzo
High School Friends

October 24, 2007

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