Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Keith A. Ferguson

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, January 31, 2004

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Reflections for Sergeant Keith A. Ferguson

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR LONG AND DEDICATED SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 2, 2008

Your photo re-appeared while I perused my Board files. What a great guy. I miss your cordial-but-don't-mess-with- me smile. When the door jams, I think of the time you just happened to be there to keep me from being locked in. Your mom once said that with you nearby, I'd have nothing to worry about. Rest in peace, dear brother.


neighbor

October 28, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!

We had the 3rd Race over the Brooklyn Bridge in you honor!! It was fun, lots of people came out; family, friends and co-workers. Young and old crawled, walked and ran there hearts out in your memory... Your Lil' Buddy even walked over the bridge...

We miss you and think of you often. Today I will celebrate your birthday the way we always do. Please know that you are on my mind and in my heart forever.

Loving you Always,
Chocolate

Chocolate
NYPD

August 8, 2007

Hello my friend,
I just wanted to take this time to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Words could never describe how much you are missed...Your always in my thoughts.

Today, Tomorrow and Forever,
Mel

Melanie Branch
Friend

August 8, 2007

Well, Toki it was a good race in your honor. We are carrying on keeping up your work of spreading good will. It was easy for you, your aura was so brilliant we still see the light. Love the friends you left us.

Snow
Aunt

August 7, 2007

Hi There My Little Prince,

We had the second race at UTB to celebrate your wonderful life. The race went well and we are going to focus on getting elementary school kid in Brownsville to participate next year.
Laird/Snow/Delia+ kids were there
I am now gearing up for the wonderful N.Y race when everyone runs over the Brooklyn Bridge to your favorite the borough of Brooklyn!!
Hugs Mom

Sonia Cunningham Mother
Family Mom

April 19, 2007

Keith,

Rest in Peace.

Ret. Lt. Brian Duggan
NYPD

February 5, 2007

Three years have gone by so quickly, it seems like just yesterday that we spoke our "special words" and you went off for work on that very cold and snowy morning. Your little buddy and I miss you so much. Keep a watchful eye on all those who love you and keep you in their hearts each day. Until we meet again...

Volim Te

Chocolate
NYPD

January 31, 2007

On the third anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for serving and protecting, Sir. Rest in peace...

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04s

January 31, 2007

Thinking of you today Sgt Ferguson, reflecting on your bravery and dedication to your fellow officers. Thank God for the men and women who, like you, choose to serve and protect. I can feel the love your family and friends have for you while reading the memories they left. I am sorry that you had to leave us so soon...Heaven must have needed a VERY special angel to guard the gates.

Rest peacefully Sir

Dispatcher & Friend
In memory of Mark Sawyers EOW 6-5-04
Sterling Heights PD Michigan

January 31, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 3rd anniversary of your end of watch. Continue to keep watch over them and protect them from harm. You are a true hero and will not be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 31, 2007

Please know that you remain in our thoughts and prayers as the third anniversary of your EOW approaches. Your will forever be remembered as a hero.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

January 13, 2007

Always remembered and honored for your supreme sacrifice.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

January 13, 2007

Hi Sweetie,
It's been over 2 years and I'm just now getting the guts to do this. I remember the message you left on my phone and I remember the Christmas card you sent for Christmas 03. I kept on saying I would call you back and as a matter of fact, was telling Sharon I had to call you when I found out you had passed -- you see, she had seen your funeral on TV and just didn't know how to tell me. You always promised that no matter what, we would be friends and you stayed true to your words -- even though I treated you shabby by ending our relationship while you were in Bosnia (would you believe I still have the tee-shirt). And to think you forgave me for that.

It's done my heart proud to read all these reflections and to see that, just as I did, so many people recognized and appreciated you for the truly wonderful man you were. Rest in peace and know this -- Keith, I will never forget you. Thanks for everything you've done for me.

Rest in peace now!

Careen

Careen
Ex-girlfriend

June 19, 2006

It been so hard to not talk to you.I miss you everyday more and more.Your mom told me that day you passed and i knew then my life had stoped. God only take the good people so i know your in heaven looking down on us.The Bug ask everyday when her daddy will come home and i tell her your in heaven with all the angles looking over her and she will see you one day.I love you more today and i will miss you more everyday

Sonia Kay

Sonia Kay
Freind he was the love of a lifetime

June 6, 2006

Keith, It has been 2 yrs and I still called your old number in hopes that you would answer. I remember when I was going through my seperation and you gave me a tongue lashing for my actions.You chewed me out so bad that I had to sit on a bag of ice for about 2 weeks !! I would just like to say Thanks for being a True Friend because I was wrong in that matter. I rememeber the one race when I actually thought that I was going to beat you in the 100,and then you came out of the cloud of smoke to win.I remember you looking at me and then saying,"I should kick your butt for trying to make me look bad".You are really missed !!! I will never have another friend like yourself.

MICHAEL BOYD
FRIEND

April 23, 2006

Remembering you and your sacrifice. Always in awe of the dedication and love for a job that takes so much and is recognized so little.

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Officer Matthew Rittenhouse 920 E.O.W. 920

Linda Rittenhouse

January 31, 2006

Sergeant Ferguson, just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and your family on this day. Also, to let you know that I will never forget you. Thank you for your service.

Connie Barker
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04

January 31, 2006

Sgt Ferguson, keep watch over those that love you and those still out on patrol. Protect them from harm and help ease some of their grief. You are a true hero and have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

January 20, 2006

Rest in Peace Sgt. Ferguson

P.O.
Chicago P.D.

November 21, 2005

Keith,

Time has passed so quickly. I miss u so much. Until we meet again, please watch over all who hold you in their hearts each day. Thank you for so many wonderful memories, they will live forever within me and your little buddy.

Volim Te

Chocolate
NYPD

March 9, 2005

Keith,
I remember you as a young 90 day wonder at MSND which is what the new underovers were called when they began their dangerous job of being an undercover assigned to OCCB. I knew you were a great guy the 1st day I met you and I knew that one day you would prosper on this job. You had so much to live for and I feel so bad for your daughter, I am sure she is so proud of you. You were a special guy Keith and I think of you often. Be assured you made a difference in the lifes of so many.

February 11, 2005

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, January 31, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Sergeant Keith Ferguson who died in the line of duty on this date one year ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Sgt. Ferguson's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

January 31, 2005

Keith,
I cannot believe it has been a year since you passed away. You are always in our thoughts. RIP.

Senior Constable Ash BOLD
NSW Police - Sydney, Australia

January 30, 2005

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