Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Christopher Wayne Russell

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, August 4, 2002

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Reflections for Police Officer Christopher Wayne Russell

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

August 4, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 4, 2020

I miss You everyday Chris. I Love You. Thank You For Always Being There.

Tricia Engel
Cousin

July 11, 2019

Rest in peace OfficerRussell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 17, 2019

It was such a pleasure to see your daughter, who was 14 months old when you left us, walk across the stage tonight to get her class ring. Believe me, I wasn't the only officer on the verge of tears.

Miss you man.

Lt. Terry St. Germain
New Orleans Police Department

September 6, 2018

Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice...may you Rest In Peace now.

Correctional Officer
Calif. Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation

September 11, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother, Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 11, 2017

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

August 5, 2017

And so fifteen years have passed, and I still see you as a baby, as a young child, as the wonderful man that you became. I can still hear your voice, see your face. I love you and miss you so much.

Mom
New Orleans Police Department

August 4, 2017

By Henry Scott-Holland

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.

Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.

All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

md
CALFIRE

February 4, 2017

Chris, I can't believe that it has been 14 years since you were taken away from us. You should be so very proud of your family. Your wife has done a phenomenal job in raising two wonderful children! Your daughter is just a beautiful your lady, and your son is a handsome young man. Both do well in school and are involved in sports and in C.O.P.S. activities at the State and National levels. I couldn't be prouder of all three of them and love them dearly. They are the brightest lights in my life! I miss you so much, but I know that we will be together again someday. Until then, know that you are loved so much.

Dottie Tardy
Mom

August 10, 2016

Chris:
I often think of you and the impression you left on my life. Time has drifted past, but I miss you and enjoyed all the fun we had on the shift togeather. I to will join you some day my brother, untill then I'll keep up the good fight with your name in my hart and mind.

Lt. Scott Winther
St. Tammany S.O. Former N.O.P.D.

September 27, 2013

My Son:
Days and years pass, but in my heart you are still here - will always be here. The children are so beautiful, just like you. I'm sure that God lets you into their hearts and that He lets them hear your voice in their dreams. I will be with you one day.

Mom

Anonymous

November 18, 2010

You are not forgotten my brother.

Sergeant S. A. Monaco
New Orleans Police Department

August 10, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to others. Continue to watch over your loved ones.

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

August 4, 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

I hold your family in my heart's embrace today and pray for their solace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 4, 2009

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today, a day that is very hard for all of them. You live on in their memories as they carry you in their hearts no matter where they are. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You have not been forgotten.

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

August 4, 2008

Officer Russell your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 19, 2008

Christopher, I still think of you all the time You were a great co-worker and one of the best officers I have ever known..... I am so happy that the trash that shot you is now serving his time after 5+ years If I had known I would have been thier to see the justice handed out.

Dfc. James Scott Winther

James " SCOTT " Winther
former N.O.P.D. NOW S.T.P.S.O.

May 18, 2008

I will never forget the fun times we had working together in the fifth Chris. I remember all the jokes you Scott and I played on each other. Brother I miss you dearly and think of you and your family often. Rest In Peace Brother you are missed Dearly.

Keith B.

Patrolman Keith Bennett
Gulfport PD Former NOPD 5TH DIST.

February 10, 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

November 1, 2007

Five years have passed and you have not been forgiven. My thoughts are with your loved ones on this anniversary of your EOW. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding the Thin Blue Line.

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

August 4, 2007

Officer Russell,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. I still have the vivid image of you being carried out of the Lutheran Chruch on August 6th. I'll never understand a loss such as yours, Remember that you and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother!

Dep Paul Sperandeo Ofc Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept LA

July 29, 2007

I remember when this tragedy happened and I will never forget it. I had the Honor of escorting you to your final rest when I was a Motor-Officer. R.I.P Brother....We are still fighting the good fight.

Det. Nick Vega
J.P.S.O.

July 12, 2007

It will be 4 years that you were called away from duty and I know the pain still runs deep in the hearts of your loved ones. All I can suggest is to take one day at a time and to keep your memory alive and let your children know what a true hero you are and Heores Never Die. We ask the question why, especially with small children left behind, what could be more important than to be here for them. That is the first question I will be asking when I leave this world as my son also left behind 3 small children and they keep asking me why and I do not have an answer for them. Keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. Protect those still out on patrol. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

August 2, 2006

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