Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Inspector Raymond Joseph Giacomelli

Pittsburg Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, April 15, 2003

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Reflections for Inspector Raymond Joseph Giacomelli

On behalf of the men and women that serve the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department. Our hearts and prayers go out to Officer Ray Giacomelli's family, friends, and co-workers of the Pittsburg Police Department.

May you rest in peace. God bless

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

May you rest in peace, our brother in blue. Thank you for your dedicated service. To family...know you are being looked after always.


May God keep and protect you during this most horrific time.

Inspector Giacomelli, may you rest in peace and God Speed Brother

A Sister in Blue


What a senseless loss of life! My prayers are with all of those affected by this fine officer's passing. May God comfort each of you.............John 15:13

Shelly Ragsdale, surviving spouse
Officer Alan Ragsdale, Hohenwald Police Dept., EOW 11-27-00

Not gone...Just gone ahead


To the daughters, family, friends and coworkers of Inspector Giacomelli my heart and prayers go out to you all in this terrible time of loss. May Inspector Giacomelli rest in peace and continue his watch from above. Girls remember always that your dad is a true HERO.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure, EOW 08/06/02

To the family and friends of Inspector Giacomelli:

I hope that in this time of sudden tragedy, you can come together to help comfort each other and keep the memory of this hero alive. God bless you!

Mountain View, CO



I am So sorry for your loss I know how you feel may God keep you in the palm of his hand

surviving Spouse Glenn Hicks 02-20-03

Here, I stand again, as the casket of a fallen brother draped with the American flag makes its way past the tear filled eye's of the officer(s) & families left to deal with the pain of
life without a father, husband, friend, & brother.

I watch as a sea of car's, lights rotating/flashing in a show of unity for a friend who paid the ultimate sacrifice. I watch as civilians stand to the side of the road, praying & paying
respect as the procession passes.

I listen as officer(s) fire their weapons in a 21 gun salute, and watch as the family, and other officers jump, as this reminds them of the last sound heard by our fallen brother.

At last, as tears stream down the faces of the mourners at the grave, we watch as the officer is laid to rest and say our final farewells to him our brother.

I reflect, and remember:
All gave some
And some gave all
Some stood through
For the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties
And recall
Some gave all. (unknown writer)

To all my brothers/sisters, may god be with you each and every day, and remember, we are a part of the largest family in the world, and when one hurts we all hurt.

To Inspector Ray Giacomelli, though I knew you not, you will never be forgotten, because you were also my brother.

Deputy Joe Wilder
Kenton County, KY



If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.



God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May God bless you brother Ray. Your service here is over. You will never be forgotten. We send our hearts to the friends and family member of Inspector Giacomelli. He shared his wisdom and love with us while he was here, now we must charish those moments he shared.

Rest in peace Brother Ray.

Carl Wortham
Son of Glenn "Truman" Wortham EOF 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premisesof all its undesirables, look with kindly and professionaleyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil, that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people. Amen.

Det Sgt C. L. Israel
East Point Police Department, Ga

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