Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Todd Michael Fatta

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, August 19, 2004

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Reflections for Detective Todd Michael Fatta

In loving memory of Detective Fatta:
Your life was taken too soon and in
such a violent way. Your co-workers
showed so much restraint in not
killing your killer. It would have been
so easy to just finish him off right there. Your passing has left a huge
void for those left behind. Your memory will live on indefinitely. May God be with your family, friends and co-workers whose pain will endure for many months and years to come. I wish you all God's peace and comfort. I pray for a speedy recovery for your partner. Fortunately his life was spared. With love and sympathy from one coast of America to another,
Lynn Kole
Washington

August 19, 2004

Your ultimate sacrifice will always be remembered. God bless you and your family. Your watch now is looking down and watching over all of us.

Ken Koehler
ANNAWAN PD (Illinois)

August 19, 2004

To the family and friends of Detective Fatta - our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sure that my brother Nick is there to welcome Todd. I still do not understand why this happens to such great people.

Kelly
Nick Sloan's sister EOW 1/30/04

August 19, 2004

To the men and Women of the Broward County Sheriff's Office. There are no words or actions, by anyone that can take away the pain that you are feeling right now. The only words of comfort I can offer are that I am very sorry for your loss. I know the pain is great and feels unfair, becuase I along with my fellow brothers and sisters lost a very good friend and
K-9 Deputy this year as well. (Deputy Brian Litz.) As time goes by the pain will heal, the days will pass and life will go on. the one thing that will never change is the question you will always ask yourself everyday is "WHY?" that is a question we will never know, so try not to beat your self up about it. just remember the good times you had together on duty and off, and remember it's ok to grieve and to cry I still do some times.

To the family of Detective Fatta, my heart goes out to you. Please remember that Detective Fatta gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect the Men, Women, and Children of Broward County. all to often our jobs are unappreciated and go unnoticed, but remember that we do it becuase it's what we love and believe in and Detective Fatta will never be forgotten for his unselfish,actions today, for doing what he loved and believed in. Take some comfort in knowing that Detective Fatta, and my good friend K-9 Deputy Litz, are looking down on us right now and talking to each other about police work, becuase it's what they lived and loved. You all are in mine and my families prays. Stay strong and God Bless you !!!

Master Deputy Donnie Winston
Marion County Sheriff's Office Fl

August 19, 2004

Rest in peace Detective Fatta. You will never be forgotten.

Ashley Drury
Clare, Michigan

August 19, 2004

Rest in Peace

Ofc. Joseph J. Mercogliano
Plantation Police Dept.

August 19, 2004

God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. You will never be forgotten by your entire police family.

DE
St. Louis City Police

August 19, 2004

Rest in Peace.

Cadet Wayne Rosser

August 19, 2004

On behalf of the thousands of men and woman in uniform with the Florida DOC, we extend our deepest sympathies to Deputy Fatta's Family, and his extened family at BSO. May God give you strength in the days to come

Sgt. Ted Davis
Florida Department of Corrections

August 19, 2004

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD NJ

August 19, 2004

The men and women of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office (IL) offer our condolences to the family of Detective Fatta and the Broward County Sheriff's Office


Franklin County Sheriff's Office (IL)

August 19, 2004

My sincere condolences to the family of Detective Fatta. It is saddening and disappointing to visit the ODMP to find yet another fine officer tragically killed in the line of duty. My heart goes out to the family. God's peace be with you all, and please remember all men and women law enforcement officers in your daily prayers. Thank you, Detective, and may you rest peacefully.

Michigan Resident

August 19, 2004

Today we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Detective Fatta. 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

August 19, 2004

I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the Fatta Family and the deputies & staff of the Broward County Sheriff's Department over the tragic loss of Det. Todd Fatta. Once again a coward has taken the life of another brother officer from the thin blue line. May God bless the Fatta Family and the deputies & staff of the Broward County Sheriff's Department during this very sad time. May our brother Todd rest in peace. Todd will now patrol the streets of Heaven with St. Michael and his angels. Never forget the fallen hero!

Ofcr. Dan Winger
LBCCPD, Ret.

August 19, 2004

To the family, friends and co-workers of Detective Fatta, my prayers are with you. I wish there was something I could say that would ease your pain at this time, but unfortunatly there isn't any. The only saving grace for me was knowing that Clint loved being a police officer and wouldn't have traded jobs with anyone.
Thank you Detective Fatta for your sacrifice, your family will miss you everyday, but we will never forget you. Look Clint up tell him we miss him...

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

August 19, 2004

God bless Detective Fatta's family, friends and coworkers. My heart and prayers are with you all. Yet another terrible/tragic loss for the State of Florida and all of it's citizens. May you rest in peace Detective and thank you for a job well done.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

August 19, 2004

My thoughts and prayers are with Detective Fatta's family, friends and co-workers. Lean on God, He will give you a peace that passes all understanding. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

August 19, 2004

I was born and raised in Broward County. I still have family there. I have 4 yr old neice and several young cousins down there. A neice and several cousins that Det. Fatta died protecting. I thank him for his service and pray for his family. May God keep you close to his heart. Rest in Peace

Deputy J. Butler
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

August 19, 2004

My Fallen Brother,

Your service will never be forgotten. May God watch over your family and friends.

Rest in peace...

Deputy Kevin Angell #2016
Sarasota Co Sheriffs Office Honor Guard

August 19, 2004

Rest in Peace. My deepest sympathys to the family.

Deputy Masters
Broward Sheriff's Office

August 19, 2004

Our prayers are with your department and family. God Bless.

Detective K.D.Heath
Morrisville Police Dept.

August 19, 2004

Rest Easy Brother Todd, the Watch is Ours Now and Yours was with Honor. Our Thoughts and Prayers are
with your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

APD #128
Altoona Police Dept. Altoona, Pa

August 19, 2004

My deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and department of this fallen hero. Rest in peace, Todd!

Andrew, Police Officer
Baltimore City Police

August 19, 2004

May God bless and comfort your family, friends and fellow officers during this difficult time. Our thoughts also go out to your fellow wounded officers, families and respective agencies. May Divine guidance be with those in the judicial system, so that swift and sure justice will be served on your assailant.

LT J.D. (Jay) Stripling
Lumpkin P. D.

August 19, 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 for assistance with haste realizing that so many are dependent on me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think that no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many 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 who serve you well. AMEN. *** REST IN PEACE***Sent to you by the father of Master Officer J.D.Koeppen, Capital City Raleigh North Carolina; Trooper D.C.Koeppen, New Jersey State Police and Cadet Officer A.M.Koeppen,Wilmington North Carolina.

Chief (retired) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

August 19, 2004

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