Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Park Ranger Kristopher William Eggle

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, August 9, 2002

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Reflections for Park Ranger Kristopher William Eggle

I was on vacation when you were taken from the ranks. I only wish I could have been there to even the score! Your wonderful parents and the FOP are fighting the good fight in your memory, justice will be served. To a fellow cop and Eagle scout, God bless.

United States Park Ranger
National Park Service, Law Enforcement Division

Kris, Your smile lighted up the room and helped so many. You are still missed and will never be forgotten.
Thanks for giving your all.
Your brothers and sisters in the gray and green are better today for knowing you. Rest in Peace, brother.

LE Park Ranger

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters; he restores my soul.
You'll always be in my heart Kris!!
Thanks for all of the wonderful was a pleasure spending 28 years with you!
"See you soon Pal"

Jackie Swanson-Cousin

This is a tribute to my beautiful son Kristopher William Eggle. On August 9, 2002 his life was cut short by someone bent on bringing evil into our world. Even though this murderer accomplished his task, he could not ever really "kill" the magnificence of my son. Kris was a beacon of light who touched everyone he contacted. From the time he was a small boy through his last day on earth, he made a difference with his goodness, love, respect of everyone and everything, his spirit of adventure, his strong Christian values, leadership, and integrity. We miss him terribly and always will, but we also know that someday we will meet him again and he will again surround us with his love! We are one day closer to him with each day that passes. Goodbye, my darling son. I will "see you later." You will forever remain in our hearts.

Bonnie Eggle, mother of Kris
Cadillac, MI.

Mother of Kristopher Eggle
N.P.S. Mom

You had only to meet Kris once to know he was a special person. He was in my class at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and within days of our arrival, Kris emerged as a leader, a friend, and a great ranger. We were all blessed to have known him, and his memory will live on in all of us. His love for the job, his energy, and his friendship will serve as an inspiration for me for the rest of my life.

Lena B-K, U. S. Park Ranger (L.E)
National Park Service

I know we did not know each other, but our same uniform made us brothers. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about you. We will miss you. Thank you for your service to this country and the National Park Service. We will never forget you. Till another day, my brother.

U.S. Park Ranger
National Park Service

God Bless you & your family, Thank you for your service.

Officer Matthew Kelly
Haverford Twp Police Dept. PA

May God Bless the friends and family of Ranger Eggle.....his heroism will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Angel in Blue....we will take over from here.
God Bless

PO1 Kari Widup
Montgomery County Police, MD

Kris and I are from the same small town in MI. I went to Middle and High School with Kris. We may be the only 2 from our graduating class to have made a career in Law Enforcement. All the good things you have heard and read about Kris are true. He really was a terrific guy. This really is a great tragedy for our little hometown. I hope they do a special memorial to remember our hometown hero. To my childhood friend, and my fellow Law Enforcement brother, I can only say thanks, and Rest In Peace.

M. Cornell #331
Oldham County Police, KY

Ofc. M. Cornell
Oldham County Police, Ky

Kris was an all-around GREAT guy, a hero. I met Kris while attending the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Kris served as the class president for NPRI-203. He spent many extra hours assisting fellow classmates that were struggling with academics. No matter what the situation, Kris would just smile and jump right in.... Kris truely loved the National Park Service and being an US Park Ranger (Law Enforcement). US Park Rangers are a unique breed, often having worked several years as police officers before attending FLETC. Kris and I would often talk about the "war on drugs", Kris would share stories of seizures of several tons of drugs and I would share my exploits as a narcotics investigator in Washington D.C. Kris will surely be missed by the Law Enforcement family of the National Park Service.

US Park Ranger(LE) D.W. Anderson
DOI, National Park Service

Rest in Peace Ranger Eggle


Rest in peace NPS'll not be forgotten.

GCR Security - US Treasury / Bureau of the Public Debt

The National Park Service was dealt 2 devestating blows on Aug 9 and Aug 10. The loss of NPS Ranger Eggle and the loss of Park Police Officer Farthing. We need to NEVER FORGET these faithful Brothers that died so that others may live! To the Eggle family... our hearts and prayers go out to you. Know that he is in a better place watching over you still keeping you safe! God bless you.

Officer T. Hodge
US Park Police

Ariba, abajo, acentro, adentro, vaya con dios!


"Blessed Are The Peacemakers For They Shall Be Called The Children of God"
Matthew 5:8-10

You are home now, my brother Ranger.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Ranger Daniel Mc Sweeney
National Park Service

"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnessess, let us throw off every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race which is set before us..." -Hebrews 12:1.

Kris, you ran well and now you cheer us on. See you at the party after the finish line.

Rosie White Park Ranger
National Park Service

I used to wear that gray/green uniform with the arrowhead patch on the sleeve....I too was proud to be a National Park Service Law Enforcement Ranger. I never knew Ranger Eggle but still have friends who work with the NPS. I'm so sorry to hear about Ranger Eggle's death. People don't generally think of park rangers as LE officers but they have one of the most diversified positions in law enforcement. Thank you Ranger Eggle for patrolling our National Parks and for giving your life to protect our country. To your family, may God give them the strength, support and courage they need to get through this time. There are many who have lost loved ones in the line of duty who will be there for you. Ranger Kris Eggle will have his name placed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial wall with the other heroes who went to heaven before him. God bless you & keep you.
Survivor of Calvin E. Taylor NC Highway Patrol
E.O.W. 10-3-01

NC Highway Patrol

This agency has lost another fine officer. Though I did not know Kris, I have read and heard so many wonderful things about the person he was.
My condolences to his family, friends and co-workers at Organ Pipe.
Kris your watch is in peace my brother.

US Park Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service

Rest in peace, you and your family, will be in my prayers, may God bless you Ranger Eggle.

Officer Don Hurley
Eloy Az. Police Department

Another hero taken from us by a coward.Kris may your soul rest in peace.

Detective JC Johnson
Danville Police Dept.Danville VA.

I remember Kris from our acquaintance on North Manitou Island, MI. His warmth and friendship will not be forgotten by the Shaw hunting party and he will be with the Spirit of the Manitou forever.

Sgt Phillip C. Schoen, Retired
Novi Police Dept. (MI)

Kris, I know we never worked together but you were my brother in law enforcement, until we meet again may God Bless you and keep your family safe in his care..

911 dispatcher Accardi

We lost another good man to another evil act. Tho I did not know Kris, his legacy is clearly great. To all his family and friends, my deepest sympathy. We mourn with you and pray that God will hold you up in these dark hours.



Socrates spoke of love and its many forms, but the greatest love of all, according to him, is “Public Love.” Public love is that love which one person shows for his community and for mankind. Ranger Kris Eggle has shown the greatest public love of all. He has given his life so that each and every one of us may live in peace and freedom.

We take our comfort from his life's example and pledge to carry the torch that he has passed on to us.

Captain Joe Robinson

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