Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Dennis Eric Guerra

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Reflections for Detective Dennis Eric Guerra

Rest in peace Brother....my thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the NYPD during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

April 11, 2014

Officer Guerra, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

April 11, 2014

Rest in peace Brother Dennis.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

April 11, 2014

RIP our brother, our prayers are with your family.

Commander Griffin
MPS / DOPS Special Ops Chicago

April 11, 2014

Police Officer Dennis Guerra, during your tour of duty you served your city and community with honor and dignity. It is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you, we will carry on from here. To the family of Police Officer Dennis Guerra you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the New York City Police Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Fair Winds and Following Seas WARRIOR

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department/Homicide Branch

April 11, 2014

To the family of Officer Dennis Guerra, friends, Commissioner William J. Bratton and the New York City Police Department
Service Area 1.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you all close now and alway. Thank you for your service. John 15:13

Patrolman A.S. (Scott) Batson
Cherry Police Department, NC

April 11, 2014

Our prayers to the officers family and friends.

Deputy Sheriff Paul T. Thompson
Dane County Sheriff's Office, Madison, WI

April 10, 2014

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office

April 10, 2014

R.I.P. BROTHER Guerra!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

April 10, 2014

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.


“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.

Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 10, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 10, 2014

You will be missed. May you Rest In Peace and may God Bless your Family. God's Speed my Brother.

PO David Hiergesell
New York City Police Department

April 10, 2014

May the Almighty Lord be with you Officer Guerra and your family. Thank you for your dedicated service sir.

Richard E Wishin- Correction Officer
NYC Correction Dept(Retired)

April 10, 2014

Rest in peace

Retired NYC Transit Police Officer
and fellow Rockawayite

April 10, 2014

Rest with the angels Officer Guerra. Your dedication, devotion, and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for your families (both personal and law enforcement) during this tragic time in their lives. Prayers that your female partner pulls through.

retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

April 10, 2014

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. REST IN PEACE.

POLICE OFFICER
NAPERVILLE IL POLICE DEPT

April 10, 2014

R.I.P Brother in Blue

Ptl. David G. Provins Ret.
Jefferson Hills, P.D. Pa.

April 10, 2014

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will never forget your extreme sacrifice and will always remember you. Rest easy Brother as you are now part of God's army. "HEROES LIVE FOREVER"

Charo Lopez Ramos
Surviving Sister of NCPD, ESU PO Arthur Lopez EOW 10/23/2012

April 10, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have truly represented duty and honor, and your service will not be in vein. Thank you for serving and doing your job. Rest in peace Dear Brother.

Michael McCLean
Surviving brother of PO Anthony McLean EOW 4/13/1988.

April 10, 2014

Rest easy brother. Thank you for your sacrifice.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

April 10, 2014

Thank you for your service Officer Guerra. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Police Department, IL

April 10, 2014

PO DENNIS GUERRA R I P

MICHAEL LONG
NY STATE POLICE RETIRED

April 10, 2014

The angels arms are wide open to welcome him. He is in good company with all the other angels that went before him. God bless your family during this difficult time.

Nora Flisk
Wife of PO Michael Flisk EOW 11/26/2010

Nora Flisk Widow of PO Michael Flisk

April 10, 2014

Thank you Officer Guerra for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family and agency peace & comfort.

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol

April 10, 2014

I prayed today for this officer's wife and children, and the NYPD. May God extend His grace and comfort to the family and friends of this hero in a way only He can. God bless all of you.

Chaplain Mark Campbell
Morristown TN Police Department

April 10, 2014

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