Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

I LOOK AT YOUR PICTURE DAILY IN THE LOBBY OF THE POLICE STATION.IT TAKES A SPECIAL KIND OF PERSON THAT WILL LAY DOWN THEIR LIFE PROTECTING THE RIGHTS AND SAFETY OF THOSE THEY DON`T EVEN KNOW.MAY YOU REST IN PEACE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WE WILL REMEMBER YOU FOREVER AND YOUR UNSELFISH SACRIFICE.GO WITH GOD AND NOW REST.

OFC.CHARLIE TAYLOR
TUCSON POLICE

To the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Hardesty, my deepest sympathy. This hero is safe now. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Dept.

Thank you for all that you have done and for doing something that so many others are afraid to do!

Ofcr CD Roberts
Tucson Police Dept

Deepest sympathies to the family of Officer Hardesty, and to the police department and the people of the city of Tucson, our home in retirement.

John Leslie Bates, Captain (ret.)
Brookfield, Il Auxiliary Police

As I write this, I am sad for your sacrifice in the line of duty, but at the same time I can see that you were truly a man of God and a good witness to the people that I have talked to since your death that said that they knew you. Your wife Demetra was such a good witness to that as she was recently interviewed by the media. She called you her Prince Charming and that you were everything she asked for in a husband and that you were a man of God. When she said that, it brought tears to my eyes. I was very touched by that and I know that you are by that also. Watch our backs from up above and we all will meet one day in the sky.

Casey Jennings
Pima County Sheriff's Dept, Tucson, AZ

This is a very sad day for the Law Enforcement family, Officer Hardesty you truly made a difference with your Police, as well as your Military service, you are a true American hero, you will not be forgotten...


A brother in blue...

Master police officer Don Hurley
Eloy, Az. Police Department

I didn't personally know Patrick Hardesty but after attending his funeral service, I felt like I knew the person he was. He was a great man who loved his family at home and his family in law enforcement. I know he is watching over us and keeping us safe from here on out and I feel better going to work knowing that. God Bless Patrick's family and friends and we will continue the watch over our city that Patrick loved so much. Rest in Peace brother.

Deputy Renee Hesser
Pima County Sheriff's Dept.

May God grant your family a comforting peace as you transcend this earthly bound. I have no doubt that God will meet you with open arms as you go forth to patrol the streets of heaven under his command. May God bless you, your family, friends, and all of the remaining peace officers who will continue the watch here in your absence.

Concerned Military Member
USAF

The life of an american hero was taken away from us all too soon. My thoughts and prayers go to out to the family of Officer Hardesty and the Tucson Police Department.

Officer Hardesty is patrolling the streets of heaven keeping watch over his brother and sisters who wear the badge! Officer Hardesty you keep an eye on them from above and me and my fellow dispatchers will keep an eye on them from down here....

3A61-GOOD DAY SIR, THANK YOU & REST IN PEACE!

Anonymous

Family, friends, and co-workers

Our deepest condolences to you all on the loss of our Brother Officer.

The members of the Auto Theft Task Force
Newark NJ Police Department

We are so sorry for your lose.

We feel your pain. We just lost my nephew in Chesterfield county VA. on May 28th who was also and officer.

We just can't cry anymore. Our hearts are broken ,as is yours.

Give your children lots of hugs.

With Deepest Sympathy

Teri Whitney

teri whitney
Erie PA

Sometimes we never know why.
We will never know when.
All of us will meet.
Together.

Faron

Faron L Akins
Randolph County 911,NC

Thank you for your dedication and service, you will not be forgotten. My deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers. Rest easy brother, we have the watch now. God bless.

Officer S.W. Harrell
Richmond, VA Police Department

Rest in peace brother.......May the ruthless criminal responsible for this murder be brought to justice and sentenced to the most severe penalty. Your service to you community is appreciated by all of us. May God bless you and the survivors of your family.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police


Pat is still on patrol, watching over the rest of us.
Semper Fi

Detective C.B. Clement (MSgt USMC Retire
Pima County Sheriff's Department

To the family and friends of Officer Hardesty:

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that you can help each other through these difficult times and help his children to know what a hero their father was. God bless and comfort you.

Anonymous

Dear Officer Hardesty - rest in peace brother, and may you know that your brothers and sisters will continue the battle against evil. May GOD bless you, your family, and the Tucson PD. SEMPER FI

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

Chief Steven C. Guibord
Naples Police Department

3A61, I only wish you could have seen the way our department came together to honor you, and your sacrifice. Rest in peace knowing that members of other divisions made sure all of your ODM brothers and sisters were freed up to attend your services. You served with pride, honor, and integrity, and for that all of us thank you. As I stood guard over you on Thursday my thoughts were of how proud I was to serve with you. Today we laid you to rest with the honor you deserved. As I drove my patrol car not far from where you fell the following words were read on all TPD radio frequencies, and all of us paused to honor our fallen brother...

"all units, all units this is the last call for Ofc. Patrick Hardesty...3 adam 61...3 adam 61...3 adam 61...3 adam 61 is in heaven now with the lord Jesus Christ Almighty 3 adam 61, 10-7, 1141 hours frequency is cleared"

Anonymous

Officer Hardesty,

Here's to health and our Corps which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life and never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven's scene;
They will find the streets and guarded by United States MARINES.

Semper Fidelis,

Ofc. David E. Barajas #267
Marana Police Department

Heavenly Father,
What can we say but Thank You. You are such an awesome and wonderful God. You love us so much; you gave us salvation through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. You felt us grieving on Friday at the viewing and heard the cry for help from so many of us. You love us so much that you had the angels cry with us. The sky was cloudy and the rain poured down like tears from a face. Thank you for sharing our sorrow with us, we know you are always with us, but it felt so reassuring and we felt your love so much with that special sign you gave us.
The next day for the funeral services, again you showed us how much you love us. You made the sky clear, and it was a beautiful morning. You had people stop and show us support as the hundreds of police cars with lights flashing drove in a single column, the line stretched for miles. When we looked backed at the line, it was as if the line extended straight up to you.
As we gathered together at one of your houses of worship, each and every one of us witnessed just how powerful your love is for us. We saw that we had a family; You as our Father, and us as brothers and sisters. We realized that you called upon one of us on Monday May 26th, and we know that our Brother Patrick is up there by your side. We will miss him, but he is with our Father, and one day we will all be together with you.
Again we say Thank You for loving us so much, and we praise you in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

A Brother in Blue
Tucson Police Department

GOD BLESS and SEMPER FI.

Your family is in our prayers. Thank you for your thankless contribution. You are a great man and will remain so for eternity. God bless you my friend.

Godspeed.

LEO Wife
Jessamine County Sheriff's Dept.
Jessamine Co., Kentucky
Fallen officers Billy Ray Walls III & Chuck Morgan EOW 11-01

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family brother. God bless.

Jason Nelson
Tucson

Semper Fi leatherneck you are not forgotten

CPL
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS MILITARY POLICE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION DIVI

God's Speed brother, may you rest in peace. You will not be forgotten


USAF EOD

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