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Deputy Sheriff Chad Christian Key | Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Texas Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Chad Christian Key

Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Chad Christian Key

 

Hey brother, it has been a while but you are still missed every day! We are coming up on 4 years since our lives were changed forever, that night still haunts us but you have found ways to remind us of the better memories to overcome the sense of loss. God really does want us to have great days, he put you in our lives and gave us reasons to always remember you.
The job is what made us family but it is also what made you a hero and an inspiration for all of us. Your smile is still contagious!
Continue to show us you are watching over us and keep us smiling!

Friend/Officer
February 27, 2017

Rest in Peace Deputy Chad Key. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Grayson County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue the drunk that took your life. May they gnaw at his flesh in his dreams. May the flames of hell forever scorch his soul.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
April 20, 2016

Hey brother, I've thought about you a lot lately more than just once a day. A friend of mine asked me about you after seeing your funeral pamphlet on my desk. I explained to them who you were and even though it's been over 2 years I immediately began to smile thinking of the first time I met you and tears soon followed thinking about the call that changed my life. It's amazing how great God is, he put you in our lives for a reason and I thank God that he chose me to be one of the many that call you a friend and a brother. I pray that I can have at least a half of the impact you had in my life in other's because you truly were a blessing to know.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." Galatians 6:9-10

Deputy
Friend
August 8, 2015

Never forgotten.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department
April 20, 2015

Monday 04/20/15 will be the 2nd anniversary of Chad's Final E.O.W.
Tomorrow, 04/18/15, they are holding the 1st Annual Chad C. Key 5K Memorial Run in Denison, TX. We miss Chad everyday, but at this time it really comes home. As a former officer, I've lost my best friend, David W. Roberts, Paris TX P.D. and then my Son-In-Law, Chad C. Key, along with a few others that I knew personally. My family prays for each of their families and hope they find comfort in the love and support that comes from all us who are in this together day by day. Look to God for your strength, He's the only one who can grant it.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept
April 17, 2015

I am very honored to be riding in the 2014 Police Unity Tour as part of the Challenge Ride on behalf of Deputy Key. I wear his bracelet with honor. He and his family will be in my prayers always.

Detective Sergeant
New Jersey State Police
May 9, 2014

I worked with Chad in the jail, and cheered him on when he went to patrol. During my 30 year career with the Sheriff's Office, I have met many people that have impacted my career, but few my life. Chad was one. A quiet, reserved and determined man. Proud of who he was, and where he was going. We lost a good man that dreadful night. Rest In Peace Brother, we miss you still today.

Tom Worsham, Retired
Grayson County Sheriff's Office
April 23, 2014

I just read the article in the Dallas Morning News and am VERY thankful the jury sentenced him to 141 years. I hope this gives some closure and relief to his family, friends, and co-workers. Please remember that Chad will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department
February 11, 2014

Too bad he didn't get that sentence on the previous DUI!! Chad would still be here w/his loved ones & fellow officers today! SO much more needs to be done w/our habitual DUI drivers than our current system addresses!! Keep on top of this sentence folks, so they do NOT release him well before his minimum 30 yrs - cause they WILL try!!

Off. Diane M Barrow (Retired)
Columbus OH Police Dept.
February 10, 2014

I took time this morning to sit down and actually read eveyone's post. I grew up with Chad in Sherman. We went to school together from elementary thru high school. Though our paths took us in different directions we came back together when you came to asking for advice on going into law enforcement. I gave you what I though was a good career decision. You made the best choice for you and your family. The choices a man made that night cost me a friend and a bother in law. I will always call you a brother.

Garrett
Former officer
February 10, 2014

CHAD, IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS AND I CAN'T BEGIN TO EXPLAIN HOW I MISS YOU. THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I AM NOT REMINDED OF HOW MUCH OF AN IMPACT YOU HAD ON ME IN THE SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME I KNEW YOU. EVERYTIME I AM HAVING A HARD TIME BEING MOTIVATED OR I BECOME A LITTLE JADED OR UN-MOTIVATED I REMEMBER HOW HARD YOU WORKED AND HOW YOU WERE ALWAYS SMILING. YOU WERE A GENTLE GIANT THAT WAS AN INSPIRATION FOR MORE PEOPLE THAN YOU REALIZED DURING YOUR TIME WITH US. THERE IS SO MUCH THAT I WISH I COULD SAY TO YOU AND I WISH I COULD. I GOT TO LOOKING AT SOME MESSAGES THAT WE SENT BEFORE YOU LEFT US AND IT REMINDED ME OF HOW MUCH YOU DESERVED YOUR PLACE IN OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND RESPECTED BY ALL WHO KNOW THE MAN YOU STRIVED TO BE BECAUSE YOU MAKE US ALL WANT TO BE A BETTER PERSON. YOU ARE A GUARDIAN ANGEL FOR ALL US NOW AND I CAN SAY THAT KNOWING YOU ARE WATCHING OVER ME MAKES EVERYDAY A LITTLE EASIER. MERRY CHRISTMAS BROTHER AND LOVE YA!

DEPUTY
FRIEND
December 8, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
October 25, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office
August 1, 2013

God Bless you Deputy Key. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
July 23, 2013

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
July 3, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Sheriff Chad Christian Key and the Grayson County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Key, for your service.

Staff
National Police Wives Association
June 22, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH
June 9, 2013

May you be at peace. Thank you for your service.

Session 54
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
June 3, 2013

God Bless and Godspeed.

BUSJOSH
GEORGIA CIVILIAN LEO SUPPORTER
May 28, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the sheriff's office, and those served, at the loss of this deputy. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this deputy chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI
May 26, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother. Thank you for your service.

Deputy J. Clendening
Glades County Sheriff's Office
May 18, 2013

May the eave of Chris enfold the family, community & the department in the senseless death of Deputy Key. His sacrifice will never be forgotten & the quest to put these senseless deaths to and end, will be diligently persued. God bless.

Mother of a Sgt
Colorado Springs PD
May 17, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Key,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Grayson County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
May 15, 2013

My heart goes out to the family of Deputy Chad Key, such a great loss. As a peace officer, we are like a family, and it brings sadness to my heart. May God bless Chad, his family, and all his friends.

Constable Pct. 5 Jimmy Skinner
Constable
May 14, 2013

CHAD, I'M THANKFUL THAT I WAS GIVEN THE CHANCE TO CALL YOU FRIEND AND A BROTHER IN OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. I HATE THAT YOU WERE TAKEN FROM US SO SOON INTO YOUR CAREER ON THE STREETS BUT I KNOW THAT IT WAS GOD'S PLAN. THERE ARE NO WORDS THAT I CAN THINK OF TO EXPLAIN THE SENSE OF PAIN THAT I FELT WHEN I HEARD IT WAS YOU. YOU WERE A GREAT MAN AND I KNOW THAT YOU ARE WATCHING OVER US FROM HEAVEN, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT YOU ARE SEEING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS RIGHT NOW! THANK YOU FOR THE FRIENDSHIP. "BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD." MATTHEW 5:9

DEPUTY
FRIEND
May 14, 2013

 
 

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