Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Desmond J. Casey

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, October 25, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer Desmond J. Casey

Bless you for your courage.May you Rest in Peace.

October 25, 2006


Six years have gone by since God took you from us and I still think about you every time I drive past the accident scene.

You are a true hero and a skilled pilot. You could have crashed into the gas station or the office buildings, or the freeway, but you skillfully avoided those obstacles in order to save lives.

You are thought of every time I see the spot light of Air 2. A few weeks ago, I was sleeping and was awoken by the noise and spotlight of Air 2 hovering over my house. At first, I didn't know what to think, but I soon got a smile on my face as I thought maybe you had something to do with that "search"!

Rest in peace. Know that you are not forgotten. I'm sorry I never took you up on your offer to fly as it would have been an honor to do that ride-along!

San Jose Police Department

A Friend
San Jose Police Department

November 6, 2005

I learned of this officer's death from a friend of his at my daughter's soccer practice this afternoon. My husband and I were discussing the recent tragedy of an Oklahoma City Officer, who was a friend, when we were told about Officer Casey. It has been very difficult to deal with this past week, the emotions are up and down. I wanted the family of Officer Casey to know that he was loved and is still missed dearly. May God Bless You.

Sherry Thompson, Officer's Wife
Warr Acres PD, Oklahoma

October 27, 2005

To Officer Desmond Casey, his loved ones and friends, and fellow officers:

On this the sixth anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that your valor, bravery and dedication to your job is remembered.

I hope that your family continues to be supported and cared for by their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Officer Casey gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 25, 1999.

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

October 27, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 25, 2004

Hey Dez, thanks for being on my side when I found myself alone in a new school. Even back in the "old days" you had a knack for cutting through the bs and just doing the right thing.
See ya again one day, I hope.

Just an old friend

August 15, 2004

Today is the one year anniversary of the crash.  You piloted Air One, our crippled police helicopter, into the ground to save the lives of the people your swore to protect.  No one else could have done what you did that day. A true hero; you were my ski buddy, my inspiration to become a cop, my partner and my best friend.  Wings on Wings in Heaven. 

Ofc. Robert Dale
San Jose Police Dept

You have slipped the bonds of Earth to touch the face of God! May you enjoy a peaceful rest until the day when you will be restored to flight status with the Angels of Heaven here on Earth. You're cleared for takeoff, contact departure and enjoy your rest.

Special Agent/Pilot Darin L. Paul
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Every time I hear a police copter overhead, i think of you. You are missed Officer Casey...................very much. rest in peace.


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