Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Eddie Mundo, Jr.

LaGrange Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, April 16, 2003

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Reflections for Police Officer Eddie Mundo, Jr.




Deepest sympathy to the family of PO Eddie Mundo, Jr..


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 Officer Eddie Mundo, though I knew you not, you will never be forgotten, because you were my also my brother.

Deputy Joe Wilder
Kenton County, KY

Dear Officer Mundo, a brother in blue and a brother Marine. God Bless you for what you have done not only for LaGrange, but for our country. Your son is proud of you as are your fellow brothers and sisters in blue. Our prayers go out to you, your family, and to the LaGrange Police Department. You are a hero..........God Speed......10-42......SEMPER FI forever!

Chief Steve Guibord, Naples Police Utah
Inv. Jackie Guibord, Provo Police Utah SISB (ret)

Chief Steven Guibord
Naples Police Department

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Eddie be the be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Mundo's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out especially to his children. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Eddie is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Eddie was well respected and well loved. Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please take care of my fiance Dennis.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar
Dennis McElderry's fiancee - E.O.W. (01/03/03)

god bless this officer and his family.

rest in peace


Words are hard to find when you see that another fine officer is taken from us. Others can't understand the bond we have and how some of us give our lives for what we believe in. But we understand, if it wasn't for the officers that protect our streets others would have nothing to wonder about. Rest in peace Brother Eddie you will never be forgotten.

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

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

God Bless and keep you I know how you feel and will be praying for you

surviving Spouse Glenn Hicks 02-20-03

Condolences and prayers to those who knew Officer Eddie Mundo Jr. ..may God be at your side during these difficult times. Rest assured he is in a much better world now...

God Bless him for his devotion and sacrifice......

Patrol Officer. R.Gomez
Pinecrest Police, Florida

It was an honor to know you. Your dedication and spirit will never be lost. You will be with me everyday, watching over all of us on the streets.


God bless you, sir. We will continue for you. Rest easy, hero.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

My heart goes out to the Mundo family. May God be with them during this time. God bless.

South Carolina Highway Patrol


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.



My sincere condolences to the family of Officer Mundo and to his fellow officers with the LaGrange Police Dept. Often small departments are like a family and a loss such as this can have quite an impact. I started my law enforcement career in 1977 with the LaGrange PD, so it has a special place in my memories and my heart goes out to Officer Mundo's wife and son.

Supervisory Inspector/Port Director
Customs & Border Protection

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.


God Bless You and keep you forever in his arms.
Rest in Peace are our hero.

Cleveland Police, Ohio Retired

God Bless You and keep you forever in his arms.
Rest in Peace are our hero.

Cleveland Police, Ohio Retired

On behalf of the men and women who serve the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department. Our hearts and prayers go out to Officer Eddie Mundo Jr.' s family, friends and co-workers of the LaGrange Police Department.

May you rest in peace. God Bless

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

What a tragic loss of a fine young officer. He died serving his community with selfless dedication.

We all share in the sense of loss because we are all family of the badge, even though we wear different uniforms and are part of different agencies.

I pray for the departed officer, this family, friends and colleagues.

As a former Marine MP-turned civie cop, I say "Semper Fi", Devil Dog! As the Marine Corps Hymn says: "the streets of Heaven are guarded by United States Marines!" He now stands his post in Heaven with St. Michael.

God Bless and be safe.

Chief JA Millan

Chief JA Millan
NC Public Schools, Avery Dist. SP

There are but two persons who protect the sinful human race from destroying itself. One is God's Holy Spirit. The other is the Peace Officer. Without them, we would all perish at each other's hands.

According to Romans 13.1-5...
God ordains the Peace Officer’s profession.
The Peace Officer is sent by God.
The Peace Officer is vested with God's authority to enforce the law.
A Peace Officer's badge is to be honored by us, because it is honored by God.

To the family of Officer Eddie Mundo Jr. and the LaGrange Police Department, your extended family of Law Enforcement Officers grieve with you during this time. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around each of you during this most difficult time.

Though our badges and uniforms may be different, our mission is the same. Rest in peace with the other fallen Heroes, my brother. We will continue the fight in your honor.

Florida Deputy Sheriff

Another one of our hero's lives is taken too soon. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Mundo Jr.. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

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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