Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Duke G. Aaron, III

Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Officer Duke G. Aaron, III

18 years tomorrow... We love and miss you always, Snookums. Continue to give us "signs" that you're always near.

Jenn Aaron
Duke's Wife

July 19, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 20, 2020

Fifteen years without you and seventeen without grandmom... Everyone continues to keep your memory alive with wonderful stories.

I love and miss you always, my Snookums.


Jenn Aaron
Duke's Wife

July 19, 2019

It has been some time since I have written on your page. Time seems to fly by when folks are busy and tend to forget things. Just wanted to say you have not been forgotten. Your service to the Citizens of Maryland was an act of kindness and bravery. We oh you and Jenn a lot of thanks and gratitude. Please continue to watch over her. RIP brother.

Ret. Sergeant
Maryland Transportation Authority Police

January 10, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 11, 2017

I loved you yesterday, I loved you today, and I will love you tomorrow and for eternity Snookums. This never gets easier.


Jenn Aaron

July 20, 2017

Hey Uncle Duke,

You know when you passed, I was young. Not a day goes by where I don't miss you. When it happened I was too young to understand why it happened or what the cause really was. Today I decided to Google everything and I wish i didn't. It still blows my mind that you aren't here and it's almost been 12 years.

The only thing I can remember is having a break down in mom's bed, crying and wondering how Aunt Jen was handling everything.

You have missed so many things that I wish you didn't have to. Graduating, Brittney getting marry and now having a baby! Your other nieces growing into beautiful little women, and your nephew growing into a smart little man. You would be so proud of all of us and it just sucks you had to go so soon. You were our biggest fan growing up and I best friend.

I will never forget all of our memories, from visits at school, truck ride listening to country music, donut dates, and locking us up in jail.

You were such a loving and wonderful person and I am heartbroken that I can't share my life with you. I have grown into something I have never expected.

I hope your watching down on everyone every day. Please always remember you are missed and you are loved so much.


June 10, 2016

Time flies and life moves on, but one thing remains the same, I love you still with every beat of my heart.

Jenn Aaron
Duke's Wife

July 20, 2015

Recently took up cycling and my route (E/B East College Pky towards the Bay Bridge) takes me past your memorial sign on the shoulder of Rt. 50 W/B near Cape Saint Claire. I will always ensure that sign is clean and the flowers and American flags are in good condition.
RIP Brother

Anne Arundel Co. PD

August 31, 2014

My Snookum,

Today is your 39th birthday and in five days from now what would have been our 20 year anniversary together. With everything additional going on right now has made thinking of these days worst. I've been mad at you lately thinking how you should be here taking care of me and can hear you saying, "What do you want me to do". I know time will make it all better and my family, our friends, and some of your amazing coworkers have been a great help and support. I just wish I had your arms to curl up into for comfort. I miss you with every beat of my heart and as I sit here writing this, as the Kenny Chesney song goes... I can't help but wonder, who you'd be today...

SRO Dep. Jennifer Aaron
QACSO/Duke's Wife

July 5, 2014

My brother was teasing Mary about baking cookies. I told the kids how you were the one who loved to baked cookies. I told them your favorites were M & M cookies. They are all getting so big!

I put the most decorations up outside this year, that I have ever, since you have been gone. I've been wanting to get the big tree out of the attic and decorate it, but then I feel sometimes I just want to get rid of it and buy a pre-lit. It hasn't seen a Christmas, since you put it away after 2003. I got rid of a lot of the ornaments and all of the lights. My mom was laughing at how Becky and I would go out after Christmas and get good deals on trees. Our tree was definitely one of those deals.

I have off this year for Christmas Eve and Day. Things will be different though, as even some of my childhood traditions, that you had partaken in with me, are forever changed. Last year I worked and had wilted salad for dinner and couldn't get home, because of the snow. Change happens, but thank goodness for wonderful memories.

Love and miss you always Snookums! Merry Christmas in Heaven!


Duke's Wife

December 16, 2013

I will never forget the last words you spoke to me that morning, "I love you!". From pennies to butterflies to the perfect timing of songs I have not heard in a long time, there have been so many signs since your birthday to let me know you're still here. I brought you fresh flowers earlier and sat at my grandma's grave as well, since today is also the anniversary of her death. It never fails that when I go to visit her, I always tell her, "Now I understand".

While life has moved forward and on with many blessings, since you've been gone, I love and miss you just as much now as I did 9 years ago Snookums.


Ptl. Ofc. Jennifer R. Aaron
FPD/Surviving Spouse

July 20, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 20, 2013

Heroes live forever, Officer Aaron, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of the great State of the Maryland.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 20, 2013

So many years have passed and yet memories of you and Jenn always bring a smile to my face. RIP buddy.

friend of the family

July 5, 2013

Thank you!!! The signs were there shortly after midnight. Happy 38th birthday. I love and miss you always.

Duke's Wife

July 5, 2013

Thank you for your service. God Bless you and your family.

Ofc. Munns

January 10, 2013

I'm sure the mashed potatoes and rolls are plentiful in Heaven. I smiled today thinking about you and your plates full of potatoes and rolls during the holidays. You're missed and loved, still to this day, with every beat of my heart. I love you!

Duke's wife

November 22, 2012

God bless you

Lt. J.P.

July 20, 2012

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today. Words can not express my feelings for their loss. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Thank you for your dedicated service to others. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, Ret. Asst. Chief
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 20, 2012

Hi Jennifer, Thinking of you and your family today and keeping you in my prayers. Miss you and Love you

Lorrie Winder

July 19, 2012

still remember the fun times when you were my cadet!!!!!!

retired Officer Jeremt Birchfield

July 18, 2012 Always remembered, dearly missed, and eternally loved.

I love you!

Jennifer Aaron
Duke's Wife

July 2, 2012

Taking a moment today to think of you and Steve Gaughan...Wanted to tell you that I proudly keep your wife smiling on Facebook with some of my funny pictures and jokes. She is in good hands. :o) Always in my prayers and thoughts.


May 21, 2012

Hello Duke, I was thinking of you and Brian today. Just wanted to say that you and your family are forever in my prayers. Miss and Love you Jenn.

Lorrie Winder

May 15, 2012

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.