Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Stephan Gene Gray

Merced Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, April 15, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Stephan Gene Gray

A Brother Warrior has fell and died today in battle.

This Brother Warrior has made the ultimate sacrifice.

He has given his life for his Fellow Warriors, his family and friends too.

Brother Warrior, pass your sword to us, so we can keep your spirit alive.

You, my Brother Warrior will not be forgotten.

God Bless you, your family and your friends.

We honor and respect all of the Fallen Warriors who have gone before us.

We ask you, Brother Warriors to guide us, protect us and pray for us.

We will meet again my Brother Warriors.

For this time not to fight another battle, but to live in eternal peace.

God bless all of the Warriors, past, present and future.

Sgt. Chad McDaniel
Seminole County Sheriff's Office (FL)

April 16, 2004

Yet another hero has been taken from us too soon. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Gray. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time. Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

April 16, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Stephan, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Anonymous

April 16, 2004

Another hero down.
To his family and friends deepest sympathy.
To all law enforcement in USA from your friends in the UK
keep safe and hold the line.

Alex Mcleary / UK
Civilian

April 16, 2004

My heart cries for you, Officer Gray and for your family and friends. There are no words that will offer consolation or that will ever make them feel better. Only God and His love and grace can provide the strength to go on. God bless you all.

Officer Gray, rest in peace.

"Well done, good and faithful servant!... Come and share your master's happiness." MATTHEW 25:21

Rosa Waters
Mother of Michael Waters
EOW: September 11, 2003

April 16, 2004

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and cowokers of Officer Gray. Having just lost a fellow Sgt, the pain is so fresh and the hurt so deep. You are a hero who paid the ultimate price to protect and serve. You have earned your spot in a better place now. It is so hard to understand why this happened but God has something else in mind for you, so carry on. I know you will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved you.
To your family and friends, may God keep you safe and carry through these difficult times.
Rest in peace my fellow brother.

Sgt Jan R Banks
Buncombe Co Sheriff's Dept, Asheville NC

April 16, 2004

The Wayne County Detectives Association offers its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and law enforcement colleagues of Officer Gray. His untimely loss is a tragedy not only for his own family and department, but for his much larger California and U.S. law enforcement families. God bless!

Charlie Newsome, Executive Board
Wayne County Detectives Association (MI)

April 16, 2004

To: The family;loved ones;friends and department members:-A POLICE OFFICER'S PRAYER:- O, gentle Lord! Keep the day/night watch with me. As I begin my tour of duty, I ask your protection from all mental,physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work, endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers, and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord, I ask that I may return safely,after my tour of duty, to my loved ones and those who love me.I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer;and after my tour of duty is over here on earth,may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those that serve you well. AMEN.---***REST IN PEACE*** Sent to you by the father of First Class Officer J.D.Koeppen,Capital City Raleigh NC and Trooper D.C.Koeppen, NJ State Police

Chief (retired) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

April 16, 2004

WORDS CANNONT SAY ENOUGH AT A TIME LIKE THIS BUT KNOW THAT WE WILL NOT FORGET YOU. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND FELLOW OFFICERS AS THEY SEARCH FOR ANSWERS TO THIS TRADEGY. WE MAY BE HUNDREDS OF MILES APART HERE IN NORTH CAROLINA BUT OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

CPL GARY E MINTZ, DIRECTOR TRAFFIC ENF.
HENDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE N.C.

April 16, 2004

My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to your family, department, friends, and community. I have been an officer for 17 years, most of that on patrol, and know the sacrifices that are made by officers and their families’ everyday. I find that words are unable to convey my true feelings, but rest assure that you will never be forgotten and because of you, this world was made a better place!

D/Sgt. Vencent Woods
State of Michigan-Department of Environmental Quality

April 16, 2004

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Gray. This is another sensless death but you did not die in vain. Your killer will receive the ultimate penalty from God. You died a hero; rest in peace, sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

April 16, 2004

Another hero slain.
Another family mourns.
Another community weeps.
God Bless Officer Stephen Gray, his family, friends , and brothers in blue.
You will not be forgotten.

Patrol Officer Keneth Busler
Cleveland, Ohio PD

April 16, 2004

Another dark day...................

RIP

Detective
Burbank PD (CA)

April 16, 2004

America Lost Another Hero today, Officer Gray was doing his job, protecting the citizens of merced when he was taken away from us. Officer Gray go rest in heaven now brother, your work here is complete. we will continue to fight for your killer to be caught and punished. to the friends and family of Officer Gray, Please Remember that God loves us all and he will be there for you in your time of Need.

Sgt.W.M. Riley
Aragon Ga Police Dept

April 16, 2004

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