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Officer Kristine Marie Fairbanks | United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government


Kristine Marie Fairbanks

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, September 20, 2008
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Reflections for Officer Kristine Marie Fairbanks


God Bless Brian and Whitney and I cried when I saw the photo of Brian pinning the Seattle PD badge on Whitney's uniform today...

Special Agent Spelsberg
Former NPS
October 28, 2015

RIP Kris. Thoughts with the family.

Andy B
Former co-worker
October 18, 2015

God's peace and speed Officer Fairbanks. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. You are remembered today, and always. RIP Sister.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.
September 20, 2015

Hello Kris, it's been awhile since I've visited here.

I've been thinking about you a lot today. I have a lot to thank you for, you know? I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for you. I'm grateful for the low and kindness you showed me.

Guess I just wanted to stop by and say I have not forgotten you, and I never will.

I miss you lots.

A friend
May 3, 2015

Dear Kris,

For some reason I could not get you out of my mind today. I was driving around Lake Crescent, thinking about how many times our lives intertwined.

The first time I met you, you were returning from a ski trip and rescued me from a Search and Rescue vehicle at the top of Fairholm. A year or so later I pulled a 2-year-old Whitney from the waves at Rialto. Then Whitney was in my Girl Scout troop for 5 years. You and I did dog training exercises together. And frequently we would run into each other when you were on patrol and I was out mountain biking. You made me feel safe in the forest knowing you were taking care of things.

Before I got all the way home to Forks, "Pocket Full of Sunshine" came on the radio. I couldn't believe it! I hadn't heard that song for years. What a coincidence--or a sign?? I will always remember how Whitney choose that song for your memorial.

Whitney, if you are reading this, you are in my prayers, always & forever. You, too, Kris.

God Bless,
Becky Dickson

A civilian friend.
April 9, 2015

RIP Kris. Thoughts with the family.

Andy B
Former co-worker
September 23, 2014

Thank you for your service, Officer Kristine. We are grateful to you, and all your brothers and sisters - who protect and defend us. May God bless your family. You are not forgotten.

Jane Bishop
Viewed Memorial on Dungeness Ranch Site
June 27, 2014

Rest in peace

Officer Shannon Yates
University of Southern Miss Police Department
December 25, 2013

Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten.

Andrew Ritzdorf, Park Ranger
National Park Service
December 20, 2013

Looked up old photos of time spent at ONP back in '88, including the legendary 'Oly House' parties.

Whilst you may be gone, Kris, rest assured that you're not forgotten.

Andy B
Former co-worker
October 30, 2013

You and your family are in our hearts and minds. Always missed, never forgotten.

FS Patrol Captain
US Forest Service
September 20, 2013

Remembering your sacrifice today.

USFS Patrol Commander
September 20, 2013

Thinking of you and your loved ones today. Know that you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service to others and for being the hero that you are.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
September 20, 2013

She is not forgotten. I liked the fact she was protecting the forests for, and from all of us, while protecting the creature who live there.

Best wishes to her family. Also to her old friends and coworkers.

Just a guy in KC Missouri.
Civi who cares.
July 2, 2013

Thank you so much for giving Radar a good life in the years since Kris has been gone.

Patt Doyle
May 29, 2013

Kris and her faithful K9 partner Radar were reunited today in heaven. He was very well cared for and enjoyed a good retirement.

Officer Dave Arand
Port Angeles Police Department
May 28, 2013

Dear Friend, think of you often. Years pass but you are not forgotten.

Fellow LEO
USDA Forest Service
May 24, 2013

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

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

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever. The reflections left by your family and friends were touching and they are in my heart's embrace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 20, 2012

RIP Kris. Thoughts, as ever, with family.

Andy B
Former co-worker (ONP)
September 20, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends today. Know that you have not been forgotten as true heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
September 19, 2012

As we come up on 4 years without you Kris, I thought of your smile, your dedication, and your family. Know that you have made other natural resource officers safer. Know that we will not forget. Continue to whisper in the ear of every LEO making a stop.

Supv. Special Agent (ret)
US Forest Service
July 30, 2012

Sitting in my patrol car, killing a little downtime between calls and surfing the 'net in some random way as I often seem to do, I came upon a picture of a new USFS patrol boat, the Kristine Fairbanks, and was inspired to find out some more about the person behind its name, which lead me to this memorial page.

It is not so different then many hundreds of others that I have seen. Far too many, I might add. I did not know Kristine, but her story is familiar...like so many other fallen brothers and sisters, she was clearly an exeptional human being, and touched many lives in positive ways. She is clearly remembered with much love and respect, and that is a true hero's legacy, isn't it?

This is also a reminder to all of us that wear a badge, to renew our vigilance, to protect ourselves from those who would harm us, whether we are patrolling an urban street or a beautiful rural forest. Rest in peace, Kristine, and help watch over us all.

Fellow LEO
Battle Creek, MI PD
July 25, 2012

Rest in Peace Sister. You will not be forgotten!

Officer Don Harris
USFS Law Enforcement
May 10, 2012

Today I look out at the boat harbor in Cordova, Alaska and I can see the new Chugach National Forest law enforcement boat - the P/V Kristine Fairbanks. Reading the many reflections that have been written here for Officer Kristine Fairbanks makes me realize the amazing dedication and passion Kristine had for what she did. We are honored to be the home to the boat that bears her name. I never met Kristine - but will often think of her and her loyalty to protecting the public and our nation's natural resources.

Teresa Benson; District Ranger
US Forest Service; Chugach National Forest; Cordova, AK
May 7, 2012


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