Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Tod Carlyle Kelly

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, November 7, 2001

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Reflections for Trooper Tod Carlyle Kelly

18 years. Time has flown
You are so sorely missed by your fellow members of the 60th cadet class. In our thoughts forever.

Tpr Terence Whalen
PA State Police

November 7, 2019

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

November 8, 2016

So many years have passed and I still remember talking to you on Interstate 79, thinking anxiously of retirement. Know that you are sorely missed, Tod.

Terence A WHalen, Trooper Retired
Pennsylvania State Police

November 22, 2014

A Hero now in Heaven, Always Remembered and Never Forgotten.

Kim Weigand - PA C.O.P.S.
Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand E.O.W. 9/14/2008

November 7, 2014

Thinking of you Todd and all of our fellow fallen soldiers of the law. Rest in peace.

Terence Whalen, Trooper
PA State Police, Retired

September 13, 2014

Another trooper has come home. Rest in Peace Tod. Know we are thinking of you and your loved ones this day.

Terence A Whalen, PSP retired
Pennsylvania State Police

October 4, 2012

Tod,
It has been many long years since your end of watch. Oh how much we miss you. God bless. You are the only 60th cadet class we've lost, as so many of us get ready to retire.

Terence A. Whalen, PSP Retired
Pennsylvania State police

January 6, 2011

9 years ago today and you are still not forgotten. Rest in peace Trooper.

Rocky Geppert

November 7, 2010

Tod, thinking of you today. We, the members of your cadet class, the 60th cadet class, miss you. Know that you are in our thoughts for these many years. Until we meet again, be diligent brother.

Terence A Whalen, Trooper 1st Class Ret.
Pennsylvania State Police

February 4, 2010

THINKING OF YOU ON THE 7TH ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR EOW. TIME HAS NOT
DIMINISHED YOUR SERVICE NOR YOUR SACRIFICE.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

November 7, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this seventh anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

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

November 7, 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 23, 2008

Six years have passed and you have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line.

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

November 7, 2007

On this anniversary of your tragic death, I pray that your family and friends are conforted by our Savior. Rest in peace Todd, you've earned it.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

November 7, 2007

On the six year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 7, 2007

We will never forget you or the sacrifice you made. Rest in peace always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 7, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDenBerghe
NH

November 3, 2007

Gone, but always remembered in our thoughts & prayers. You are in a better place to watch over us now. Visiting with your family on Police Memorial Day was so comforting. May God bless you Trooper Kelly.
Larry & Denise

PA. STATE CONSTABLE LARRY TROJANOWSKI

May 17, 2007

I just camae across this site and had to leave a message. I knew and worked with Tod and he was a great Trooper and a good friend. He is missed by all that knew him. He loved being a Trooper.....
Rest in Peace.

Retired Cpl. Bruce Streyle
Pennsylvania State Police

April 16, 2007

THANKS YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO YOUR PROFESSION. LIKE ALL OF THE OTHERS OFFICERS, I KNOW THAT YOU ENJOYED YOUR JOB AND PUT YOUR ALL IN TO IT.
I AM SO THANKFUL THAT WE HAVE DEDICATED OFFICERS LIKE YOU OUT THERE PROTECTING US.
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS AND I PRAY THAT YOUR CO-WORKERS WILL BE PROTECTED BY THEIR GUARDIAN ANGELS.

MOTHER OF A FALLEN OFFICER

November 7, 2006

Trooper Kelly, today we say thank you and honor you, but tomorrow and every other day we will remember you always! Thank you for your sacrifice and dedication.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 7, 2006

I miss you Todd, But I know you are with God now.

Trooper from your home station

August 31, 2006

To the family and friends of Trooper Tod Kelly and his fellow officers, and most especially to Trooper Kelly himself;

On this the fourth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that you are remembered and honored. Your courage and dedication will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, Trooper Kelly.

May your family continue to be supported by their law enforcment family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Trooper Kelly gave to his community and the citizens of Pennsylvania, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 7, 2001.

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

November 8, 2005

We are deeply saddened about the loss of our brother.
We will pray for you and your family, Trooper Kelly.
You will always be remembered..............

Trooper - Troop M
Pennsylvania State Police

to the family and friends of trooper kelly. i never knew tod. i attended his funeral to pay respect to his family,friends and fellow officers. its sad that a man who everyone liked had to go so soon, but his memory and heart for what he did will live forever. my prayers and thoughts are with tod and his family always.

Patrolman Tony Costa III
Swissvale Borough Police Dept. (pa)

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