Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Timothy B. Ridenour

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, October 27, 1975

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Reflections for Police Officer Timothy B. Ridenour

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2014

Thank you for your service P.O. Ridenour. You died a hero and you will always be remembered. I have lived in the Baltimore area the past 10 years but didn't realize until recently how many Baltimore City officers have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

I see you are blessed with a beautiful loving daughter who will never forget what her father meant to her and to others in the community. Rest in peace fine Sir!

J. Gantner
Grandson, Son, Brother of NJ P.O.'s and NJSP

January 15, 2013

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!! XOXOXOXXOXO

DENISE
DAUGHTER

October 27, 2012

My father had such am amazing personality. Always made the best out of a situation. I learned a lot from him and life is very different without him. God has definetely showed us the way to smiling again. I know this experience has changed us forever. Just remember all the good times we shared with my dad and all the love he gave us throughout his years alive here. He is not gone and will never be forgotten HAPPY BDAY DAD!!!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOOXO

DENISE DEPASQUALE
DAUGHTER

July 25, 2012

You Da Man!
Ever since my life began,
I realized that "You da man!"
I saw your wisdom, your courage too,
And I learned I could rely on you.
Your tolerant nature was really great;
Nevertheless, you'd not hesitate
To let me know when I'd been bad;
It must have been hard, but that's being a dad.
You're strong and smart and filled with love--
A gift to me from up above,
So here's a greeting from your biggest fan:
Happy Birthday, Dad, 'cause "You da man!"
By Karl Fuchs
YOU MAY BE GONE BUT, YOU ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN IN OUR LIVES. HAPPY BDAY DAD!!!!!!

DENISE DEPASQUALE
DAUGHTER

July 26, 2011

TIM, I THINK ABOUT YOU ALOT. THE TIMES WE PLAYED TOUCH FOOTBALL IN THE 60S TO THE SHOCKING NEWS I SAW THAT EVENING ON THE NEWS. TO THIS DAY I STILL WONDER WHAT REALLY HAPPENED THAT DAY. YOU WERE TOO TOUGH TO HAVE THAT HAPEEN.

RUSSELL WILSON
RETIRED, BCPD

June 14, 2011

Dad


Dad...so many images come to mind
whenever I speak your name;
It seems without you in my life
things have never been the same.

What happened to those lazy days
when I was just a child;
When my life was consumed in you
in your love, and in your smile.

What happened to all those times
when I always looked to you;
No matter what happened in my life
you could make my gray skies blue.

Dad, some days I hear your voice
and turn to see your face;
Yet in my turning...it seems
the sound has been erased.

Dad, who will I turn to for answers
when life does not make sense;
Who will be there to hold me close
when the pieces just don't fit.

Oh, Dad, if I could turn back time
and once more hear your voice;
I'd tell you that out of all the dads
you would still be my choice.

Please always know I love you
and no one can take your place;
Years may come and go
but your memory will never be erased.

Today, Jesus, as You are listening
in your home above;
Would you go and find my dad
and give him all my love.

by Judy Burnette

Denise DePasquale
Daughter

April 5, 2011

TONIGHT I WILL DREAM ABOUT YOU. TOMORROW I WILL THINK ABOUT U. FOR ALWAYS & FOREVER I WILL LOVE YOU! TODAY INSTEAD OF CELEBRATING YOUR BIRTHDAY ON EARTH YOUR CELEBRATING WITH THE BEST COMPANY IN HEAVEN. YOU HAVE ADDED SO MANY ANGELS FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOUR SPECIAL DAY TODAY! FOREVER & ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEST DAD A GIRL COULD EVER ASK FOR! YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS DAILY. XOXOXOXO'S BEING SENT UP FROM ALL OF US!

DENISE DEPASQUALE
DAUGHTER

July 25, 2010

it must be nice to have a daughter like yours ,who loves you so much

Anonymous

October 27, 2009

Remembering you on this day you rose to heaven & left us here on earth. As those days turned into months, turned into years we continue to honor you & think of you daily. You would be proud of your family. We will continue to honor you & love you.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

Denise DePasquale
Daughter

October 27, 2009

TOMORROW WILL BE ANOTHER YEAR WITHOUT YOU! I JUST WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW WHAT A GREAT PERSON YOU ARE. YOUR SPIRITS LIFTED MANY IN TROUBLED TIMES & YOUR BRAVERY HELPED MANY IN NEED OF YOUR SERVICES ON THE STREETS OF BALTIMORE. IT'S SAD YOU LEFT US THIS WAY & WILL BE REMEMBERED ALWAYS AS MY HERO! AS THAT OLE' SAYING GOES GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN...XOXOXOXO
DENISE

DENISE DEPASQUALE
DAUGHTER

October 26, 2008

TODAY IS NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT DAY & I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I AM LEAVING THIS IN MEMORY OF YOU TODAY...YOUR SHOES HAVE NEVER BEEN REPLACED BY MOM, MY BROTHERS, OR MYSELF..XOXOXO

DENISE DEPASQUALE
DAUGHTER

October 15, 2008

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN YOUR COMING UP ON ANOTHER BIRTHDAY WE FAILED TO SPEND WITH YOU IN PERSON. SO, I WILL LEAVE THIS HERE TO LET YOU KNOW I AM SHARING IT WITH YOU IN SPIRIT...YOU HAVE HAD 2 MORE ANGELS SENT YOUR WAY. I AM SURE YOU HAVE BEEN CATCHING UP ON ALL THE LATEST AND THE GREATEST DOWN HERE FROM GRANDMA. (LOL) YOUR BIGGEST FAN EVER!!!! I AM ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU NOT A DAY GOES BY YOUR NOT ON MY MIND....RIP.

Denise DePasquale
daughter

July 24, 2008

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN YOUR COMING UP ON ANOTHER BIRTHDAY WE FAILED TO SPEND WITH YOU IN PERSON. SO, I WILL LEAVE THIS HERE TO LET YOU KNOW I AM SHARING IT WITH YOU IN SPIRIT...YOU HAVE HAD 2 MORE ANGELS SENT YOUR WAY. I AM SURE YOU HAVE BEEN CATCHING UP ON ALL THE LATEST AND THE GREATEST DOWN HERE FROM GRANDMA. (LOL) YOUR BIGGEST FAN EVER!!!! I AM ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU NOT A DAY GOES BY YOUR NOT ON MY MIND....RIP.

Denise DePasquale
daughter

July 24, 2008

Despite the many years that have gone by, I have never forgotten you. I have to admit that there are times when I see your picture, I find myself going back to that fateful day and I fight back the tears. I will always remember that Bronco pulling up at our house in Glen Burnie with you, Aunt Kathy, Little Timmy, and then baby Neicey coming to visit. I think it's important that everyone know just how proud I am of Aunt Kathy. Through it all, she kept her family together and exhibited an insurmountable strength unlike any I have ever seen in my lifetime. This rings true still today. I love Aunt Kathy so very much and also want her to know that not only I, but your children recognize the sacrifices you made for each one of them over the years. Aunt Kathys entire life has been dedicated to her three wonderful children. Even during those times of adversity, she never faultered.

In my heart Uncle Timmy, you died a hero but in your death you created a hero... your wife, my Aunt.

We all love and miss you....

Millisia Brown
Neice

February 28, 2008

Just a little note to let you know a day don't go by without me thinking of you... god has sent 3 more angels your way i am sure you welcomed them with open arms. i miss you and think of you everyday.

Denise DePasquale
Daughter

January 4, 2008

"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 7, 2007

leaving a little note to you minutes turned into hours turning into days and now it's years i count. i would give anything to have you here with us. your wife, children, and grandchildren miss you dearly. you are never forgotten and always in our thoughts & prayers. in your memory today i will leave you with a little note: i love you more than life and nobody had or will ever take your place in our hearts. god bless you.

Denise DePasquale
daughter

October 27, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

Officer Ridenour my grandfather Fank Schmitz spoke alot about you before he past away i hope now you two are patroling together once more up in heaven.

Cadet Michael Schmitz Jr.
Baltimore county police

October 6, 2007

another year has come and gone. always missed and never forgotten.

daughter denise depasquale
daughter

July 27, 2007

father's day has passed and now your birthday will be passing soon. just want you to know we have never forgotten you. your in my prayers and my mind always and forever.

love,

daddy's little girl

Denise DePasquale
daughter

July 7, 2007

Tim ..... I have thought of you often. My prayers and thoughts remain stedfast.

Officer Tom Chalmers
Baltimore City Police Dept // retired

May 30, 2007

Uncle Timmy, I never had the honor to get to know you, but I know you were a great man, and full of courage.I see the courage you have passed on to your children and wife and for that I admire you.For that reason and many more you are a man of honor.As you potrol the streets of heaven please remember you are miss and love forever, and we know you look down on us and protect us still today.You are our angel....

Julie Green
great neice

February 10, 2007

God bless Officer Ridenour, his family, and his brothers and sisters with the Baltimore PD. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Cpl. J.J. Picardi #38
Galloway Township Police, NJ

February 10, 2007

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