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

Rest in peace dear brother. May God be with your family and guide them through this tragic loss. God Bless.

South Carolina Highway Patrol

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Officer Hardesty for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


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.


Rest in peace brother in blue.
The watch is ours now.

God bless your family.

Pennsylvania State Police

Rest In Peace Brother, We have the watch now.

A Sister in Blue


Officer Hardesty, you will never be forgotten. Thank you for your time served in this hell. Please watch over us all from the high streets of heaven.

To those this true hero has left behind, know that you aren't alone. Stay strong for one another, and keep Patrick alive through the many happy memories that you have made together. Your all in our prayers.

God Bless

LEO Wife

I just saw you four or so days ago at the store, we talked for a few and we said "Be safe and see ya later" to each other. I know you were and we will meet again. You were a great man who touched WILL BE FORGOTTEN BY NONE!!! Rest my brother we will take it from here. Oh yeah, I still have the shirt garders you gave me at the academy...I will have them forever!!! Your classmate (SALETC 01-4) and friend.

Deputy Kurt Dabb
Pima County Sheriff's Dept., AZ



To Officer Hardesty family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86

How tragic it is that you served in the Marines for 20 years, protecting our country, only to have it all ended after you decide to continue on with serving your community as a Police Officer. Thank you for your service to our country and your local community. You are a true hero. May God bless you for your service.

Green Bay Police Department

On a weekend when we rightfully honor our fallen servicemen and women, let us not forget those who give their lives here on our home soil so that we can live safely and peacefully.
God, please take our brother, Patrick, into your arms and love him as he was loved here by his family and friends. Let him feel no more pain and let him know the joy of living eternally by your side. Watch over his family during these most difficult times and assure them, dear God, that you will be there for them to lean on in their prayers, and that we will be here for them with a shoulder to lean on, words to comfort and even in silent thought. We are all family. We are brothers and we are sisters. Rest easy easy Blue Angel...

CPD, Ohio Retired

"The wicked flee when no man pursueth."

Rest in peace, brother.

Det. Steve Borst
Wells, Maine P.D.

Well done, well done thou good and faithful servant enter now unto the house of the Lord.


Once again, a tragedy underscores the grim reality of law enforcement: no duty is routine. How sad, the loss of a fine officer so senselessly. I pray for his family, friends and colleagues. His death was not in vain.

We all have suffered a loss, because we are all family of the badge, even though we may serve in different places and werar different uniforms.

He now patrols the streets of Heaven with St. Michael. God Bless and be safe.

Chief JA Millan

Chief JA Millan
NC Public Schools, Avery Dist. SP

To the Family and friends and Co-workers.
Time heals but we never forget our loved one who suffred the ultimate sacrafice. Officer Hardesty is now patrolling the gates of Heaven. God Bless him and all those who have gone before him.

Belia Fessenden
Pinal Co.S.O (retired)

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