Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Kirk Robert Huffstetler

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch Sunday, May 26, 2002

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Reflections for Officer Kirk Robert Huffstetler

Tina,
I would love to have that bracelet! Thank you for keeping it safe all these years.
Message me (Bella Huffstetler) or my mother (Alison Francis Kendig) on Facebook or by email at [email protected], I'd love to get in touch!

Thank you and God bless,
Bella

Bella Huffstetler
Daughter

June 29, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

May 27, 2020

You wouldn't even believe what's happening in the world right now. I miss you.

Old friend
Old Dispatcher

May 22, 2020

Jimmy retired last month. I had to work and couldn't go to his party. Holly sent me some videos. I wish I had been there with them. Annette still as cute as a bugs ear and Taylor and Josh all grown up. Gosh I'm old! I miss you Kirk but that's the update. No naked snow angels this year. Although it was a close one. Dang snow.

Senior Dispatcher
Old Dispatcher

April 30, 2019

Bella,
If you are reading this I have your dad's bracelet. What better way this year to honor him than to give it to you. Kirk 16 years. I still miss you and your jokes and your smile.

Tina Stanfill
Deschutes County 911

May 8, 2018

I miss you each and every day. Love you and miss you Daddy

Bella Huffstetler
Daughter

March 15, 2018

I have your bracelet. Holly and Karen and I met Evan and Katlyn for coffee. It was a great day. I have it and will gladly give it to Bella.

Tina Marie
Dispatcher

July 24, 2017

I have had the honor of working with one of your dispatchers during my career, and attending the academy with one of PPBs finest that is now working in Franklin High where you once were. This year, I'll ride my bike in honor of you to the memorial during the Police Unity Tour. You've paid the ultimate sacrifice, and its our duty that you are remembered. God Bless your family and friends, we've got watch from here.

Officer Evan Kennedy
Sunriver Police Department

April 30, 2017

Holly took me to lunch last week. He looked out the window and it was snowing! Its April

Tina. just a dispatcher
friend

April 25, 2017

You should be here

Tina
DC911

April 4, 2016

13 years yesterday. I made sure to talk a little about Kirk at roll call yesterday so those who didn't know him would learn something and those who knew him would remember. We'd all much rather have him here.
Drive safely to your calls. Slow down.

Sgt. Greg Pashley
Portland Police

May 27, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 26, 2015

I miss you friend. Still use the nickname you gave me.

Tina. The inch high private eye

May 16, 2015

Gosh. Hard to believe its been 12 years since you left us. I think about you all the time. In my daily tasks at home and on my hourly drive to work and back. When I see a big beautiful sun start to come up over Mount Jefferson and set over that same mountain I think of you and it brings me peace.

Lead Dispatcher Tina Stanfill
Huffys old dispatcher and friend

May 4, 2014

Went to High School with Kirk.
I was just thinking about him and found this site. One of the best guys I have ever met. A true friend. He was our shortstop, probably the best in the PIL back in the day. You never forget
the good ones.

Dave H.

January 26, 2014

Miss you Cuz ... and I will always remember.

Marlon

May 26, 2013

Kirk,
Just wanted to let you know I am still thinking about you. I will always remember being brand new at SE nights and the fun we had when you were with the school police. Your dedication and enthusiasm are missed.

A friend
PPB

April 18, 2013

it was 10 years ago today we said goodbye. not a day has gone by when you weren't in my mind. i still can't bring myself to admit you're no longer here with me. i still catch myself picking up the phone to call you when something funny happens, when pop nearly knocks himself out... bella is with me this weekend. i'm going to take her to see you. you'd be amazed how much her mannerisms are identical to yours...with her, at times, it's if you were sitting right there. wherever you are, you take care of yourself. you may be gone...but, never forgotten.

nayr
pll

May 26, 2012

Coming upon 10 yrs since the attacks of Sept 11th 2001. America lost alot of great men and women public safety workers that day. It also lost one on May 26th 2002. Thank you Kirk for your years of service and dedication. You will never be forgotten.

Lead Dispatcher Tina Stanfill
Deschutes County 911/Formerly Portland School Police

September 10, 2011

It is coming up on the 8th year since you were killed in that crash. I no longer refer to those things as accidents. Someone put you in a position that cost you your life. That is not an accident. I still miss you and think about you every day. I do find it difficult to talk about you to people that ask me about you that didnt know you. I find myself getting so upset and emotional that the words just wont come out. After all this time you would think it would get easier but it doesnt. Your little girl is just so beautiful. You would be so proud of Alison and the girls. I only see them in pictures every May in the newspaper but they have always been there for you. Kirk you were a fortunate man to have had such a wonderful family.

Tina

Tina Stanfill Lead Dispatcher
Deschutes County 911/Formerly Portland School Police

March 28, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventh 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 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

Anonymous

May 26, 2009

Kirk,

It's April and I just looked out the window and it's not snowing. I guess that means there are still no naked snow angels. I keep looking though because you told me to watch out for them. I miss you buddy.

Tina

April 6, 2009

Kirk, Today is Memorial day and the 6th anniversary of your passing. I remember the day you left us and it seems like only yesterday. You will always be remembered. You are a hero kirk, God bless you.

Trooper Michael Rockwell
Oregon State Police

May 26, 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 15, 2008

I turned 32 a few months ago. As 2008 approached I started to realize that I will outlive Kirk this year. I was 20 yrs old when I met him and became his dispatcher. Looking back those were some of the best times of my life. What a funny and wonderful guy he was. I miss you Kirk and I miss our department that no longer exists. What a great time that was for all of us!

Tina Stanfill/Lead Dispatcher
Deschutes County 911/Formerly Portland School Police

January 4, 2008

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