Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Sheridan O. Caton

Elk Lick Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, July 11, 2004

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Reflections for Chief of Police Sheridan O. Caton

On behalf of the Johnstown Police Dept Motor Unit it was an honor for our unit to be a part of honoring an outstanding and well respected LEO such as Sheridan Caton. To his family you have are earnest respect and condolences for your loss. RIP Chief

Sgt Eugene Smith
Johnstown Police Dept

January 28, 2005

stoped by to let you know we all really miss you and wish we could have you back. i still have my great memories of you no one can take that away. please continue to watch over us i know you had to be with me sunday night. rest well my special friend.

January 11, 2005

Caton, I just wanted to stop by and tell you Merry Christmas.Please watch over us as you always did you are a blue angel on the streets of heaven now. i still can not belive this or understand thing that has made my Christmas is are you ready for this ?you know me and my mouth but i will try to be nice but this drunk so called person that took you from us had made his bail back in september but guess what it didn't last long he got picked up last week by the state for beating his wife and is sitting in jail for Christmas i was so mad a thanksgiving because i knew this J---a--was home with his family and friends but today is different i feel better he is right where he belongs and soon i hope he will never get out i do feel bad for his wife she sat right by his side at the hearing and i thought how could anyone stand by him then this happened.i hope she can come to some sence now. i need to get going we are getting ready to eat and as always i was thinking of you and your family .please know you will never be forgotten.i will always feel blessed with having you for a friend and a Police Chief.

December 25, 2004

Caton, I'm back. I have been thinking of you so much. I got blue ribbons for some people to put on the patrol cars. Steve called me to thank me for the ribbon. The new car is here a 2005 crown vic. I'm sure you would love it. Meyersdale got a new car 2004 Chevy, it sure makes the old blue girl look really bad. Ron took me and the girls for a ride, they thought that was great. well I better go, remember I really miss you.

December 23, 2004

Caton, It has now been 5 months and it is still hard. I look at your house and there are no Christmas lights, then it makes me think of the day you put out your lights and you had unwanted help from Rusty, most people would have been mad, but not you all you did was laugh about it. I really miss you. I went to the hearing and I sat within reaching distance of this so called person it was hard the place was packed and it was all people for you MH went with me she did real good so now we sit back and wait for the trail. They say everything happens for a reason, I still have not found what the reason for you being killed by a drunk is I might never find out. But I do know one thing everyone misses you so much and you will never be forgotten and no one can take away our memories we have of you. The other day I was thinking about you and how things would be if you were still here and Delta Dawn came on the radio I sat and cried I knew you had to be in the car with me. I will stop back and let you a line. thinking of you always. your ihpi


December 12, 2004

Caton,Tomorrow is the hearing it has been continued three times now.I plan on being there MH is going with me .I must see this through. I need to see for myself what they plan on doing with so called person.I'm sure you know what I really want to say about but I can't. This is one time I will really be put to the test as far as controlling my mouth.But I can do because I'm doing it for you. I want to see this ----------put away from society so this can never happen again. I'm so sorry it had to be you that he hit with the car.You have always been a great person,a great police officer you gave so much to so many. It will soon be four months that went away it seems just like yesterday we talked on the phone.I wis so many times I could pick up the phone and call you.This has been so hard to deal with,not just for me but everyone.I know you are in a better place now I can find peace in that.Please continue to watch over us like you always did.Take care rest my friend I will stop back at this site soon . your IHPI


November 8, 2004

I will miss you as a friend, a mentor, and a fellow police officer. I am honored to have served with you and to have been a part of your life. there is no more honor than that of "protecting and serving" your community as you did. I will miss you and will remember you forever. rest in peace fellow brohter. Rich

Chief Richard Good
Summit Twp Police Department

September 24, 2004

Caton,i must say my life has been blessed with having you as a friend,and a police chief no one can ever take your place. my friend i thank you for your years of service and i will always appreciate the fact you always went the extra mile to protect and serve. you will never be forgotten. i cried so hard the day you took your final patrol but i'm sure you are on your patrol in the streets of heaven .i miss you .god bless you .Becky Scott friend

Becky Scott

September 22, 2004



August 16, 2004

to the family of Chief Caton I am a former resident of Salisbury and I currently reside in Ohio. I learned of your relative's Line of Duty Death and want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Patrol K9
Gallipolis Police Department

August 2, 2004





August 1, 2004

My thoughts and prayers to Chief Sheridan Caton, his family and to the Elk Lick Township Police Department.

You will never be forgotten!!

Sergeant Damon Cole
Double Oak Police Department, Texas

August 1, 2004

I can't help but read the account of this incident and, while saddened at the loss of Chief Caton, I have to smile. Why, you ask??? I smile b/c at 60 years old and having 40 years of law enforcement this man was a CHIEF. Do you know what this means??? This means he didn't have to be out there persuing vehicles. This means that he must have REALLY loved this job. I've seen Sheriffs and Chiefs like that...they like to get out there w/ the rest of the guys and get dirty every once in a while, too. Obviously Chief Caton was the type of man that loved what he did for a living.

The Elk Lick Township Police Department *has* to be at a loss for words, having lost their Chief. My thoughts and prayers go out to the department as they struggle to overcome this tragedy. Go out there everyday, Officers, and do Chief Caton proud...he's still watching over you, he's just got a seat w/ a better view now. ; )

A 911 Dispatcher

July 30, 2004

Chief Sheridan Caton, it was a pleasure and an honor to work with you, both as a medic on scene runs and as a 911 dispatcher. I miss your voice which so distinctly was "Caton". And I miss your humor and your friendship. But you have left me with many fond memories and you have left an incredible legacy for Irvin and Ravenscraft to follow. Thank you for your many years of service and committment to our community. We'll never forget you.

Go with God!

Lynnette Paramedic and Dispatcher
Somerset County 911 Center

July 28, 2004

To the family and friends of Chief Caton, and to the ELTPD members, may God bless you and be with you in this time of sorrow. America lost another hero today; you are now 10-42 go walk a beat on Heaven's streets, you are a blue angel, R.I.P. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. God Speed Brother.

Diane Dodge
Polk County Sheriff's Office, Bartow, FL

July 27, 2004

We are truly saddened at Sheridan's loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

July 27, 2004

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

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

July 24, 2004

The members of the Royal Palm Beach Police Department wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Chief of Police Sheridan O. Caton. He has fought the good fight and has now gone to his reward. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten.

Sergeant T. E. Murphy
Royal Palm Beach, Fl. P. D.

July 24, 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 to be 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 then 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 who serve you well.AMEN.***REST IN PEACE*** Sent to you by the father of Master Officer J.D.Koeppen,Capital City,Raleigh NC,Trooper D.C.Koeppen,NJ State Police and Cadet Officer A.M.Koeppen,Wilmington NC.

Chief (retired) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

July 23, 2004

To Chief Caton, Family and Friends. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May your love one rest in peace. God Bless.
Donna Jones
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01

July 23, 2004

It has been more than a week that you were taken from us and I still cannot believe that you are gone - I still expect to hear your voice and see you coming through the door to come on duty. In the 10 years we worked together, we've shared a lot of laughs, some anxious moments, and we solved many of the world and most of our local problems with our discussions. I always knew I could count on you - you were a good friend and a good Chief to work with. God speed, my friend. I miss you.

Elk Lick Twp.

July 22, 2004

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask almost anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we invole ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in out respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
(Written by an unknown author.)

Jim Moore, Retired
New Orleans PD, Louisisna

July 17, 2004

To Chief Caton family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you

God Bless you

terry miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD< Fl 11/6/86

July 16, 2004

Thank you for your service and dedication, Sir. May GOD bless your family and friends. Go rest high!!

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-March 14, 2004

July 16, 2004

Chief Caton,

Thank you for your dedication for so many years. Rest in Peace and my thoughts are with your family and the Elk Lick Township Police Department. GODSPEED.....


July 16, 2004

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