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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

Thank you for your sacrifice, sir. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten. My parole letter will be sent today. You are a true AMERICAN HERO. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother...

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 7, 2012

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten..................

Detective Edwaerd Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

January 20, 2012

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

September 13, 2010

I AM THE MAN WHO CAUGHT SIGHT OF THE MAN WHO MAY HAVE KILLED YOU ON THAT NIGHT IN JULY 1980 ON 66TH AND EUCLID. I CALLED THE POLICE TO REPORT YOUR SHOOTING. I WAS AN YOUNG ARMY MEDIC FRESH FROM MEDICAL SCHOOL.I TRIED TO HELP YOU ,I WATCHED YOUR LIFE DRAIN AWAY. I HAVE BEEN TO WAR TWICE SEEN A LOT BUT NEVER FOR GOT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. HAVE THEY CAUGHT YOUR KILLER? MAY GOD COMFORT AND PROTECT YOUR FAMILY. THANKS FOR PROTECTING OUR CITY DURING YOUR TOUR OF DUTY.I PRAY THAT YOU HELP IN SOME WAY CATCH YOUR KILLER. I WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING I COULD REMEMBER TO HELP. YOU ARE PART OF THE REASON I BECAME A BAIL ENFORCEMENT AGENT IN CALIFORNIA.

SSG. STEVE L. WATSON
U.S.ARMY(RET) RECALLED TO DUTY

December 29, 2008

"Uncle Desi"
You weren't my blood-Uncle. And I only knew you a very short while. But I remember the man I called "Uncle Desi" fondly as I think about the get-togethers our families enjoyed together. I'll never forget the void your passing left here on earth. You touched all who knew you. May your wings continue to lift your spirit and may your loved ones and family find comfort knowing you're with God. What a senseless crime.

Kelley T-G
daughter of friends and playmate of your children

May 24, 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

December 31, 2007

I had the opportunity to meet your daughter today and as a wife of a cleveland police officer who has a daughter of my own I can say you would be proud of who she is today. May God bless your family! Mrs. Stanek

March 24, 2007

Officer Sherry, May it bring some comfort to your family knowing that you will always be remembered for the true hero that you are. Thank you for the e you gave so others could live in a safer community.God Bless

OHIO
summit county
11-10-2005

November 10, 2005

Desi,
For my 52nd birthday I received a picture of you and I together. After 25 years of missing you I finally have us pictured together, something I never knew existed. I miss you more today than I did in 1980 when you were taken from us.

I'll never forget you, and I promise to share with my memories of you with your beautiful grandkids.

Your brother-in law

Frankie

Frank DeAngelo

October 25, 2005

REMEMBERING OFFICER SHERRY ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN BY YOUR POLICE FAMILY.

July 3, 2005

You are not forgotten.........

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

June 13, 2004

The memory of your death remains forever with us all. You will never be forgotten. Rest easy Brother...your tour here is done.


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