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 Marine!

Matt Lyons
Retired Marine MP/CID

August 19, 2006

Pat,
I just wanted to let you know that I was thingking about you. Take care brother and say "HI" to Tim and Scott for me.

Dep. K.S. Dabb
Pima County S.D.

July 15, 2006

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Tucson Arizona
USBP

May 26, 2006

rest in Peace Sir.Thank you for your service.

May 26, 2006

Miss ya Brother. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9).

Reserve Officer
Tucson Police Dept.

May 26, 2006

Here we are, three years past my friend....and I can still remember everything just like yesterday. Thank you for everything you taught me about "the job". The importance and the passion you must posses to do this type of work. It is something I will carry with me for the rest of my days.

You are sorely missed,
"Here is to us and those like us"

Police Officer
Tucson Police Department

May 25, 2006

Still thinking of you brother...

Police Officer
Tucson Police Department

April 2, 2006

Pat,
Thanks to you I was able to fulfill my dream of becoming a law enforcement officer. Only after you went to bat for me at PMO MCB Camp Pendleton, to allow me to serve in the Augmentee Program. That selfless act to put your reputation on the line for me, was the start of my career as a policeman. I thank you and know that everyone who ever knew you, respected and loved you. My heartfelt condolences to your family, you are sorely missed Sir!

POII Buck Crosby
Las Vegas Metro Police Dept

December 11, 2005

To Demetra,

I was thinking about you and your family today...as I do many days, even though we haven't talked for a few months. But I wanted to share something with you. My 23 year old niece, Tara Drummond, was killed recently during a police training exercise while she was in the Academy in Georgia. (EOW: 09/13/05). At the services, her 17 year old sister, wrote Tara a note. It it quite profound for someone so young...but it has helped me and I would like to pass it on to you in hopes that it also brings you some comfort. Brittney wrote to her sister Tara,

"Love never dies, it just changes shape..."

Pat is near, when you feel the gentle breeze on your face, that's him. He is still here with you, still close, still loving you as much as you love him.

Love, thoughts & prayers always,

Teresa Perrin and Family

December 10, 2005

My husband and I were living in Tucson Arizona (after moving there from England) when this great officer was killed and it saddened us greatly. God keep you in his care.

Your family's loss hit us hard and as we were deported (unfairly) in March 2005 we had to leave our car in Tucson and are arranging for it to be collected and sold by your superiors and the money passed to your widow and children to help them in their future.

December 6, 2005

Pat,

We still hold a solemn place in our hearts for you. We miss you and will never forget.

Officer
Tucson Police

October 16, 2005

I served as a Sergeant with then Lt Hardesty at PMO, MCB Camp Pendleton. He had a great sense of humor and was respected by the troops that served under him. He loved to pull pranks, and hated to see someone wronged. I remember once we responded to a domestic and while we were at the door listening to figure out what was up, we could hear the husband begin throwing his wife around. Lt Hardesty got back, took a running start, and busted through the entire door and charged the guy, tackling him and falling over the couch with the guy in a bear hug. When I overcame my shock and ran into the room he was pulling the husband to his feet. Both the wife and the husband had such shocked looks on their face that I just stood there and laughed. He was always like that when he thought someone was doing wrong to someone else.

Master Sergeant Tony Hurst
USMC (retired)

September 7, 2005

Pat last week Pima County lost a Deputy in the line of duty. Your wife was with his widow the entire time. She showed courage and strength and made us all so very proud. I still miss you Brother, and I hope to see you again some day.

Officer V. Garcia II
Tucson Police Department

August 23, 2005

Pat, I know that you are still watching over us all as we protect your loved ones in the city you adored. Last night, another brother fell from the Pima County Sheriff's Department. Please watch for him as he comes through the gates of heaven and help guide him in his time of great sorrow and confusion. Lend comfort to him, knowing that his service will be forever remembered. Vigilans Servitio, Patrick.

TPD Patrol Offider
Tucson P.D.

August 11, 2005

Justice was served the day the killer recieved the death sentance. God speed.

anonymous
Pima County Sheriff's Department

August 3, 2005

Knew Pat in 1987-1988 at Camp Pendleton and Okinawa with 1/5.He a Sgt, me a Cpl in his squad. Good man and a good Marine.

Semper Fi

Lt. Dave Stellers
Hailey Police

May 5, 2005

Pat, It has been almost two years. It doesn't get any easier, but we continue the fight for you.

You are my hero, and I feel blessed to have walked this beat with you. Please watch over us as we continue to serve and protect.

God Bless your family, and know that Midtown is a better place since the building was honored with your name. Everyday we walk in to the station is an awesome reminder of the great man/father/son/brother/marine/officer/friend and human being that you were.

Now, as you stand guard with Our Lord Jesus Christ, I know the heavens are safe!

God Bless Patrick Hardesty!

Patrol Officer
TPD

April 13, 2005

Justice was again served today for you Pat. Death is the sentence for the convicted. God Bless always and never forgotten are you.

Officer Bret Summers
Tucson Police Department

March 10, 2005

I just read that your killer was convicted. Justice has been served. Rest in Peace.

Special Agent Darin L. Paul
FBI

February 26, 2005

Rest in Peace, Brother. You have served this world well and have been called Home to continue your service under the Supreme Commander. A proven warrior, you will never be forgotten. Pass the sword to those of us who are following in your path with the hopes of joining you for an eternal beat Above. Watch over your family and give them strength to forge ahead.

"...ever looked on Heaven's scenes, they would see the streets are guarded by United States Marines!"

Semper Fi!

A Squad
Woodbridge CT PD

January 19, 2005

Patrick Me Lad, I just heard about your death last night. Deputy Joe Montana, Milwaukee County called to tell me. Why the good ones, always the good ones. In my 39 years of Law Enforcement I have met many officers, but none held himself and the police profession to a higher standard. I vividly recall meeting you in the hall at the Menomonee Falls P.D.. You had come in to swap police patches while on Officer Recruiting for our Marine Corps in Milwaukee. We enjoyed a wonderful trip to Quantico and many contacts after that. News of your death back in 2003 hurts, the good ones always do. Rest well Patrick Lad, you've earned it. The Lord called you much too early, but the streets must have needed guarding by a good Marine. Semper FI.

Sgt.Danny O'Toole
Menomonee Falls Police, WI (ret)

January 10, 2005

S.A.L.E.T.C. Class 04-3. We are reminded everyday about what the profession of police officer entails. We see your photo in our classroom. We have been told your story countless times. You inspire us. When we're on the street and 10-99 and 10-84 is minutes away. I know you will be there.

Recruit
Tucson Police Department

January 9, 2005

I was so very proud to have known you while you were stationed here in Milwaukee in the Marines. I'm sorry you died this way. your friend, Joe

Deputy I Joe Montana
Milwaukee County Sheriff

January 3, 2005

My sincere condolences to the Hardesty family and the men and women of the Tucson Police Dept. I knew Officer Hardesty when he was a Capt stationed in the Officer Selection Office (OSO), Milwaukee, WI. I just learned of his passing last night and I'm yet deeply saddened. Capt. Hardesty was a good and honorable man, as well as a fine Marine officer. I recall his response whenever asked how he was doing: "Fair to midland." May God continue to bless and strengthen the Hardesty family.

Gunnery Sgt Dion Hill
USMC

December 11, 2004

My sincere condolences to the Hardesty family and the men and women of the Tucson Police Dept. I knew Officer Hardesty when he was a Capt stationed in the Officer Selection Office (OSO), Milwaukee, WI. I just learned of his passing last night and I'm yet deeply saddened. Capt. Hardesty was a good and honorable man, as well as a fine Marine officer. I recall his response whenever asked how he was doing: "Fair to midland." May God continue to bless and strengthen the Hardesty family.

Gunnery Sgt Dion Hill
USMC

December 11, 2004

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