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Police Officer I Carmen J. "Skip" Renda, Jr.

Youngstown State University Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 16, 1996

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Reflections for Police Officer I Carmen J. "Skip" Renda, Jr.

Officer Renda,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 16, 2021

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer I Carmen J. "Skip" Renda, Jr. of the Youngstown State University Police Department, Ohio and the additional 57 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 16, 2021

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer I Carmen J. "Skip" Renda, Jr. of the Youngstown State University Police Department, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 16, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer I Carmen J. "Skip" Renda, Jr. of the Youngstown State University Police Department, Ohio and the additional 53 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 16, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 10, 2018

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 16, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th anniversary 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 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 16, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR LONG AND DEDICATED SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 16, 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

January 8, 2008

Hey Skip,
I was thinking about you, and want you to know that I will nevr forget you. You made the ultimate sacrifice of protecting us all. Rest in peace. Love your friend.

November 23, 2007

May the good Lord assuage the anguish of this, your most outrageous fortune. On behalf of a grateful nation, a sober law enforcement community, and a saddened neighborhood, we pray that our heavily father takes Skip’s soul into his loving hands. Only you, the family of our fallen brother, fully understand the sacrifice that has been placed upon the alter of freedom.

Patrolman Todd James Vogler
CASE Western Reserve Univeristy Police Department, Cleveland, Ohio

October 12, 2007

My father (Carmen "Skip" Renda),
There is not a day in my life that goes by that I'm Not thinking of you. The 10yrs we had together were the greatest years of my life. Many questions have been unanswered. What would my life be like today if you were still with me? I am very proud of you and your accomplishments. I hope that one day I too can be as successful and Respected as you were, and still are today. You are my hero, and you will always be in my heart. The short times we had together was priceless. I will for always love and you will never be forgotten.
Love Always,
Your Daughter Pamela

Pamela Renda
Daughter

July 13, 2007

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." - Matthew 5:9

RIP Brother

Patrolman William Mays Jr. #428
Youngstown State University Police Department

May 9, 2007

Skip,

You are not forgotten.

Detective/Sergeant
Friend

November 8, 2006

A decade has passed since you tour of duty ended and I wanted to let you know that you have not been forgotten and are a true hero. Thankyou for your service to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

March 16, 2006

Skip,
Miss you, and all the fun times. Rest in peace.


Youngstown Police Department

December 3, 2005

We are all family. When one of the family is lost, we all feel it no matter how far away we are or whether or not we've ever even met you. Rest in peace and may God assign you to a nice quiet district of Heaven to patrol.

Ptl. James F. Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 8, 2004

MY BROTHER, MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

March 16, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Carmen, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.


Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Anonymous

March 16, 2004

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