Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Myron Kelly

Osceola Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, March 16, 1997

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Reflections for Sergeant Myron Kelly

Another year has gone by but your sacrifice for the citizens of our great city twenty-two years ago is not forgotten.

Council Member Tyler Dunegan
City of Osceola, Arkansas

March 16, 2019

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

March 17, 2017

Thank you for protecting Arkansas. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

March 17, 2017

I remember that day like it was yesterday. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about my father. Thank you all for the kinds words and inspirations. May those whose family members also made the ultimate sacrifice find peace and understanding. Thank you all

Tamala Kelly
Daughter of Sgt. Myron Kelly

August 12, 2015

Remembering you and praying His best over your family on Police Memorial Week 2012.

We will keep our promise that our heroes live forever!

Chaplain Jeff Billingsley
Badges that Care, Oklahoma City OK

May 19, 2012

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

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Kelly. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

On this anniversaey of your loss, I had to stop to thank you for your sacrifice and dedication to your career. I hope your friends and family are able to get through each day a lot easier now than when you first were taken. Sometimes it takes time and the loving comfort of friends and even this website to make life bearable. You are a hero. You have a new "aunt" in California..your Aunt LoVae

LoVae Pray Martines
Law Enforcement Liaison, MADD San Bernardino Calif.

March 16, 2009



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
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

August 8, 2007

A decade has passed since you were called away and you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will not be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 16, 2007

To Sgt. Myron Kelly and his loved ones:

On this the ninth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

Sgt. Kelly, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Sgt. Myron Kelly. I am humbled by the valor, courage, and dedication of yourself and your brother Eugene.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Sgt. Kelly gave to his community and the citizens of Arkansas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 16, 1997.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 16, 2006

~~~To those I Love and Those Who Love Me~~~

When I am gone, release me, Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while if indeed you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart,

I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll
Hear all of my love around you soft and clear

And when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say,
"Welcome Home"

January 13, 2005

Sgt. Myron Kelly was a model police officer. Highly regarded within the department and the community, his legacy continues to inspire myself and other officers. I stood next to Myron as he drew his last breath. After he passed, all I could think about was how he died doing what he loved, police work. Myron, you are still sorely missed.

Lt. Tom Scrivner
Osceola Police Department

June 17, 2004

My memory of Sergeant Myron Kelly is that he was a kind and gentle person. I worked with Myron for several years. He was dedicated to his job and to his family. Myron was well respected in the Osceola community. I miss him and hope to see him again in heaven someday.

Cpl. Brandon D. Harper
Arkansas State Police

May 18, 2004

I worked with Myron at the osceola police department for six years, and he gave the ultimate sacrifice,we will always be grateful and miss him very much.

Cpl. Freddy J. Ware
Arkansas State Police

May 13, 2004

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


At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Tonight, March 16, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Sergeant Myron Kelly who died on this date six years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Sgt. Kelly's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

The officer who was shot in his vest was Sgt. Kelly's brother, Cpl. Eugene Kelly. Both of these officers served their community with dedication an honor. God bless Myron and his ultimate sacrifice; God bless Eugene and his dedication to continue as an Osceola Police Officer.

Deputy Scott Tudor
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

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