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Officer Patrick Kent Hardesty

Tucson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, May 26, 2003

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Reflections for Officer Patrick Kent Hardesty

Pat, hard to believe it's been 18 years. I remember meeting you when you came through the scanner at the security desk.

Gone too soon brother. We'll s each other when I get there someday...

T. Jeznach

May 28, 2021

My friend, my buddy, my confidant!!! So hard for me even 27 years later to come to grips with losing u! I hope to reunite one day and drink a beer or 9! Not a day goes by that I don’t remember that day... It a great day to fight crime and suppress evil! I wish I could have got there 10 minutes sooner!! Keep watch over us brother!!!


September 28, 2020

Sir, you will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your service to our country.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

August 4, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

May 27, 2020

Keep Watching Over Us Pat...

Tucson Police Department

May 26, 2020

Keep Watching Over Us Pat...

Tucson Police Department

May 26, 2020

Officer Hardesty rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 2, 2019

I was a young Marine 2dLt who served with Ken at MP Battalion Camp Pendleton in 1991 and I remember his enthusiasm to serve and protect. Today I'm a retired LtCol and I'm passing thorough Tucson and decided to Google him as I'm awaiting my flight - I'm deeply saddened by the loss of this fine American. May he rest in peace.

Christian Veeris

March 29, 2018

To my friend, Pat. I will forever remember your true kindness, great generosity, and good humor. God bless you and your family.

Theresa (Jauregui) Velazquez
friend from NROTC & USMC

May 30, 2016

Semper FI! Pat

LtCol Lowell Rector
USMC (Ret)

March 5, 2016

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

May 26, 2015

I type into this box every year, in some hopes that you can see this. I hope someday you can tell me you did. You are missed greatly, especially you barging in saying "It's a great day to be a crime fighter". Hope you are doing ok up there.

Tucson Police Dept.

May 26, 2015

Still remember all the fun at TBS, our weekend mountain bike rides all over Quantico and the impromptu "Jodies" you'd sing to break the tension. Semper Fi, Brother!

Mal Granville Captain USMC

December 21, 2014

Hi buddy. Hard to believe its been 11 years. I expect you to walk in and give us your up beat "Crime Fighter" speech. I think of you daily and miss working with you. Hope things are good over there for you. See ya soon bro.

Tucson Police

May 26, 2014

Pat, you will never be forgotten. I think of you daily and miss working with you. Sorry I'm a couple days late this year.

Tucson Police

June 2, 2013

Pat, you are still thought of often by many people. You will never be forgotten.

Tucson PD

May 26, 2013

Ten years ago today....not a day goes by that I don't think about you and often times I still catch myself thinking, "I should call Patrick and share this with him." It's hard but life goes on.

I placed an American flag on your memorial marker at our Timberon property to honor you on Memorial Day. Semper Fi brother.

Deputy Edward Hardesty (ret)

May 26, 2013

Someone mentioned your name yesterday and it reminded me of how you use to drive all day from Camp Pendleton to Tucson to "Baker" with me that same night. You did this so you could fulfill your TPD reserve officer monthly hours. you were a Champ and only fell asleep once. I remember this because you were driving. and you thought I would not tell anyone. Miss You !!

Civilian/Former officer
Tucson Police Dept

November 16, 2012

RIP Sir........

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

June 1, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 26, 2012

9 years sure doesn't seem like a long time when I think of you every day...
No matter what life brings, I know that you are looking down and making sure we are safe... That's just the kind of guy you are. Thank you, and I know you and your family have been Blessed!


April 23, 2012

i knew sgt pat hardesty when we both in usmc barracks duty in st mawgan england back in 86 outstanding marine it was great to serve with him in corps condolences to all his family and friends. semper fi ed salais.

ed salais
marine brother

April 1, 2012

It is hard to believe that it has been over eight years since you left this world for the eternal world. I still carry the coin that was made in your honor. I know you still have the coin that was placed with you. One day, we will all meet again, and i will have that coin waiting for the challenge when we meet at the gates.

God called you too early from us, but he had great plans for you in his kingdom. I believe that Eik Hite and you are standing watch and waiting for our reunion.

Rest in Peace and Semper Fi!!!

Officer Chris Miller (Retired)
Tucson Police department

August 10, 2011

Sir: Going through some of my fitness reports and saw ones written by you. Will always remember your guidance, words of encouragement, advice, and your love and devotion to your Marines and our Beloved Corps. Will always remember your passion for Marine Corps history and those lessons of leadership and duty you passed on to us. I have in-turn passed on some of those lessons to my Marines. Most importantly, I will always remember the ethos of integrity and honor that you always attempted to imbue in your Marines and showed us everyday by your simple, everyday example, of consistently doing the right thing. May the Lord continue to bless and comfort your family.

Semper Fidelis,

Capt Bob Price

July 26, 2011

Pat....Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday Marine!! Just talked with your old boss/PM LtCol Anthony. I remember those blotter briefs..boy those were funny times! Pat you are missed, i see some of your fellow Marine officers, and we always talk about you and the good old days at PMO Pendleton. Happy 235th Marine Corps Bithday Marine! You are missed


November 19, 2010

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