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Officer Desmond Sherry

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, July 3, 1980

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Reflections for Officer Desmond Sherry

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God” the gospel of Matthew chapter 5 verse 9.

Today is a somber day. 40 years have passed. Everyday I wish that all the peacemakers were still here, still here to be a father, mother, uncle, aunt, grandpa, great grandpa, husband, wife, cousin, brother, sister and friend to those that were left behind. Sometimes all that is left is to hope and to know that their sacrifice was not in vain.

The family who are left behind are called survivors, but I think them heroes in and of themselves. They don’t simply survive, they live. They prosper without anger or resentment living in their heart. They glorify the Lord by living the best life that they can in spite of the pain that feels like only yesterday. They devote themselves to their family and friends. They help others in need and those reeling from the same loss that they themselves have suffered. They do all of this with love.

You are in my heart and prayers today, as you are always. God bless.

Deirdre Ruane

July 3, 2020

Officer Sherry,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cleveland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 3, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 3, 2020

Uncle Desi, I think you know that my mommy misses you every day. my mom always talks about you. She always told me you were the most amazing brother and that if you were still alive today that we would’ve been best friends, and THAT makes my heart overflow with happiness. . So even though I may never have met you, I have known and loved you through the memories of my family. This July 3rd will mark 40 years since you passed and if I could say anything to you, face to face, it would be...I love you Uncle Desi, and one day we will all meet in heaven

Deirdre Ruane

May 30, 2020

I was very young, only 10 when you passed away. I often thought of why you were chosen as my Godfather. I asked my mother one day and she said you were incredibly sweet and kind and loving to a fault, but black and white when it came to right and wrong. What a nice way of saying one is well balanced. I always keep you in my prayers may you Rest In Peace with my sister, who like you, left us too soon.

Brendan Bauer MD

January 13, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer Desmond Sherry of the Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 3, 2018

Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 3, 2016

Thank you for serving in our country's law enforcement. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 29, 2016

Dear Desmond, you are our family's hero, I will always remember you and your family in my prayers, God Bless You for protecting us. Amen.

Catherine Ernst

December 28, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Can't believe it's been 35 years since you were suddenly taken away. I miss you and think of you so often. I hope you like the flag I left you.


July 3, 2015

The Promise; Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 3, 2015

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 3, 2014

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 3, 2013

Another anniversary approaches - I remember. When I stand at my father's grave I can look across the fields of stone and see your grave. Still bordered by a few of the white stones left by your family.

Cleveland Police

July 1, 2013

Des and I were partners - in a zone car and on the vice squad where he was assigned at the time of his death.

He was an earnest but sometimes irreverent man who believed he was dong the right thing for his community. His greatest asset - he cared.

I have since seen his widow - Connie and learned that his son has been doing well selling medical devices and products.

Peace to Des - peace to those that love him.

Ptl. Tim DeWolf
CPD 5th District Vice (retired)

March 4, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary year 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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

July 3, 2012

A "No Parole" letter for the thug that killed you has been sent. You will never be forgotten!

Kristi Porter
Surviving Adult Child

March 21, 2012

You will always be remembered for your sacrafice and honorable call to duty.

Robert Dent
Oregon State Police (Ret.)

February 8, 2012

You are a true hero a leader to all officers,that a officer jobs is never done.You may not be here with us in body,but your spirit lives on in all officers.I may not have known you personally,but we all bleed "BLUE" so watch over all of us.As we fight for you!!!

Chief Brian Williams
S.R.T. Department Of Public Safety

February 7, 2012

Your brave service and dedication will never be forgotten. God bless The Officer Sherry Family and keep them in your watch.

Officer Thomas M. Whelan Retired
New York State Corrections

February 7, 2012

Officer Sherry, you will never be forgotten. God Bless your family, friends and all brothers and sisters on the force who sacrifice their life to safe another.

Corrections Officer Elina Cobb
Michigan Dept. of Corrections

February 7, 2012

Thank you officer Sherry for your service and selfless sacrifice, You are A true Hero and we will NEVER FORGET what you and your family gave so that we may be safe. God Bless you and all that know and love you. We will keep all in prayer.

Family of
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson EOW 1/9/05

February 7, 2012

Sir, remember that while you are gone you will forever be rememberd. Your blood family and the thousands that belong to your police family will not let your death be in vain. We will continue you fight for right and justice in your name.

Jerry W. Bliss R.I.C.E. (Ret)
Florida Dep. of Revenue

February 7, 2012

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