Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Richard Eric Weinhold

St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, October 31, 2000

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Reflections for Sergeant Richard Eric Weinhold

Sarge,

You taught me many things that I will never forget.....but the most important thing I will remember is YOU!

P.O. KEVIN MARTIN
ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE

October 31, 2006

We remember... we will always remember

October 31, 2006

G-d Bless.

October 31, 2006

Rick, I can't believe it has been six years. It seems like yesterday that we had lunch together, a week before this tragic incident. Know that you and your family will always be in my prayers. Please watch over those who enter harms way everyday. I miss our talks, you are missed every day.

Craig Franklin

Sergeant (Retired)
St. Louis County Police Department

October 31, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

October 30, 2006

It has been 6 years since your end of watch and the tears still flow from the many broken hearts that were left behind. You have not been forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

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

October 28, 2006

Your family, fellow officers, and friends have been in my thoughts all week. Keep taking care of them from above. Thank you for your service.

Tracie
Friend of Nick Sloan EOW 1/30/04

November 3, 2005

To the family and friends of Sgt. Eric Weinhold and his fellow officers, and most especially to Sgt. Weinhold:

On this the fifth anniversary week of Sgt. Weinhold's brutal murder, I wanted to honor his memory. His bravery and dedication will never be forgotten.

May his family continue to be comforted by the caring and support of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the twenty years of distinquished service Sgt. Weinhold gave to his community and the citizens of Missouri, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 31, 2000.

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

November 1, 2005

Rick,
I think about you often and the sacrifice you made. It does not seem like 5 years has gone by but sadly it has. Yesterday I was thinking of Julie and the kids I will always hold them in my prayers. Please keep an eye on us Brother you know we need it. Gods speed.

Nancy Cadenhead
St. Louis County P.D.

November 1, 2005

I remember...

RET
FBI-Sacramento

November 1, 2005

Five years ago today, brother. Sometimes I can look at the larger picture and it makes perfect sense because of the example you set, and other times, I just can't see purpose in a good man being senselessly killed.


St. Louis County PD

October 31, 2005

Rick ...

Five years today. You're not forgotten ...

"The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us." - Jean Paul Richter

October 31, 2005

julie,
i have been thinking about you. just remember i am always here ofr you.thanks for your support when nick died. you will always be in my heart.

kirsten winterer
girlfriend of p.o.nick sloan

February 11, 2005

Rick,
You're not forgotten ...

"Here I stand; I can do not otherwise..." - Martin Luther

"And lo, I am with you always ..."
- Matthew 28:30



November 1, 2004

Rick, I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and guidance when I was going thru Fire Arms Instructor school. You were a great instructor that will be hard to replace.

I had the pleasure of meeting your wife and 4 kids a short while ago at a FOP function. They are doing great. I was watching them look at a memorial that the FOP had hanging on the wall. Your youngest one called your wife over and said, "Look mom there daddy's name" and I almost lost it, but your wife just explained to him that that was the name of all the fallen police officers in the area.

Thank you for helping the officers in the STL area become better at their job.

Friend
St. Louis County

June 11, 2004

THE POLICEMAN'S LAST ROLL CALL ...

THE POLICEMAN STOOD AND FACED HIS GOD, WHICH MUST ALWAYS COME TO PASS. HE
HOPED HIS SHOES WERE SHINING, JUST AS BRIGHTLY AS HIS BRASS. "STEP FORWARD
NOW, POLICEMAN. HOW SHALL I DEAL WITH YOU? HAVE YOU ALWAYS TURNED THE OTHER
CHEEK? TO MY CHURCH HAVE YOU BEEN TRUE?"

THE POLICEMAN SQUARED his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
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 awfully tough. But I never took a penny that
wasn't mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just
got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with
fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept many unmanly tears. 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 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 had often trod. As
the policeman waited quietly, for the judgement of his God. "Step forward
now, policeman, you've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's
streets, you've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

May 20, 2004

Dear Officer Weinhold:
I was just reading the memorial of another fine officer whose career
ended as tragically as yours in 2000 and he, too had served 20 years
and was 42. Fortunately, you both knew Christ as your Savior and so
I will meet both of you one day in Heaven. There is none greater than
Jesus Christ. We don't get to Heaven based on what we do,
but what He did for us!! AMEN! Thank you for your fine
example to those that worked with you and knew you. There is now a
huge void that cannot be filled, but as you are remembered, thoughts will
turn to your exemplary life and we will be filled with pride and respect
and love for the man you became. You were a wonderful testimony to
the Lord you served. God be with all those who mourn and may His
promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to come. Thank
you for your service and I'm sorry you never got to enjoy your
retirement or all the things you were looking forward to. You got
gypped. I'm glad you were rewarded for your efforts down here, but
there are greater rewards for you in Heaven and God will make up for
the rest later. God bless your family, your friends and your co-workers
who will miss you every day of their lives.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

March 30, 2004

Sgt Rick Weinhold was a great man. He was one of my instructors at the police academy, and taught me a lot about police work, and life. Even after I graduated from the academy, he would send me congratulations when he read about me in the newspaper. I remember one day on patrol, shortly after I graduated from the academy, I was sitting in the parking lot of a closed business doing paperwork. Sgt. Weinhold, who was off duty, pulled along side me to say hi, and introduce me to his family. Several years later, I found myself in the same supervisors school with Rick. Even though he had more than twice the amount of time in law enforcement that I did, he treated me as his equal, and his friend. I think about him often, and I am very grateful for all that he taught me.

Sgt Tom Otten
O'Fallon, MO PD

December 28, 2003

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.

Today, October 31, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Sgt. Richard Weinhold who died on this date three years ago.

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

Sgt. Weinhold's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

October 31, 2003

I would like to offer my prayers to the family and department in this terriable time.  I am also a LEO trainer and we will surely feel the loss of such a talented man in imparting the knowlege to keep other Officer's alive.



God Bless and keep all who wear the badge…

Phil Thompson
Gordian Training

Rick was my friend.  He was an individual you could talk to and know you were not going to be judged.  He was a good Police Officer, father and friend. Sgt. Rick Weinhold is a true American hero.  I am glad for the  brief time he was a part of my life.  I will never forget him or what he did.

Nancy Cadenhead
St. Louis County Police Dept

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Sergeant Weinhold.  I am saddened by the tragidy.  I want to assure the department and family that you will all be in my prayers tonight. 

Tom Rhoades
Fort Wayne, IN

Rick was the true hero.  When a young officer started up the stairs, Rick, a sergeant, stopped him and said, "I'll go first".  Moments later, a cowardly gunman jumped from behind the top of the stairwell and fired a shotgun, loaded with deer slugs, down the narrow stairway.  Rick never had a chance.  But his selfless actions speak to the type of man he was; dedicated, caring and courageous.



Rick was a devoted family man to his wife and four young children, and spoke about them whenever he could.  He was a scout leader, played in his church's band and coached basketball.  Rick was many things to many people, but a friend to all who knew him.  In 1999, he was selected as "Instructor of the Year" while teaching at the St. Louis County Police Academy, beating out over 500 other instructors from across Missouri.



Rick may be gone, but the lives he touched go on.  The mission he started will continue.  Rick is at peace and with his God.  I can't wait to see him again...

Rob Thompson
St. Louis County Police Department

Mr. Weinhold was a good man. He never did anything to hurt anyone, he would do what he could to help them. He was very devoted to his family,church,and scouts. I remember when he asked me to help him teach cub scouts to his son and my brother, who are the same age. I was glad to help, he was fun to work with. It's still hard to imagine the thought of him gone. I was with him on a camping trip this past weekend, and now 2 days later he's gone. I remember the last thing he said to me." That was a great campfire you built last night Dan!" Now he's gone.


We're gonna miss you Rick!

Dan Geisler

Dear family and department we mourn with you on the lost of your officer. We never want to hear of another officer being pulled off of the "Thin Blue Line". Know that MOCOPS is here for you....


Missouri Concerns of Police Survivors

Trudy Meyers Pres.
MOCOPS

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