Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Amy Lynn Donovan

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, October 31, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Amy Lynn Donovan

Happy Birthday, Baby


October 11, 2009

Thank you for your sacrifice. You are a hero.

J. Clark

October 9, 2009

Thinking of you a lot lately. Love and miss you always!


October 8, 2009

Hey Baby,

The charge of evading arrest or detention in the State of Texas is now a Class A misdemeanor on the first offense and a State jail felony on the second conviction. I had a lot of good people help me for a long time and the Governor signed it into law. Many do not know that the coward you chased that night had six previous arrest for evading. The revolving door of justice just slowed down a little.
Miss you, Love you, the baby is fine.



July 23, 2009

its almost been five seems like jus yesterday you were here.When i see a smile on chase's face.. it brightens my day..Hes growing so fast,and growing into a great little man! you would be very proud.Every so often when im down in austin.. i go past your site..brings tears to my eyes everytime. Its hard to think your not here anymore.Everytime i would see you since i was a little kid you would always have a smile on ur face..thats what i rememeber most about you..Every time i see APD i think fo you and smile and wave at them..they must think im crazy!But you showed me how to have respect for them! We miss you dearly Amy..I know your smiling down on us..LOVE YOU!


July 8, 2009

Next week your brother Chris and Sabrinia are getting married, wish you were here because you'd love her . I see her blond hair and her perfectionism and she reminds me of you.
You brother has made a good choice since Ugg- Nuts

christine mayers

May 23, 2009

Mr. Donovan,
I want to remind you that all over the country their are police officers who know about your wife and all the others that lose their life. They are all remembered. Don't ever think they are forgotten. I can not imagine what you have gone through over the years. I read your notes to your wife and it makes me be a better husband to my wife. Thank You. "Blessed are the Peacemakers; For they shall be called Sons of God. Mathew 5:9

Off. A.M. Whelchel
Waco Police Dept.

April 20, 2009

Love and Miss you...still thinking about you everyday. wish you were here helping me with all my problems since you were always there to resolve the issues. lol love you with all my heart


April 9, 2009

Terry and family,

As I approach my 5th month as a deputy, there are still many things that I do not know, or things that I am unsure of. But what I do know, is thay everyday I put my uniform with pride, and I thank god every night when I make it home from the end of my shift. Amy paid the ultmate sacrifice, in which she will never be forgotten, only remembered for her bravery. It takes a special person to do this job, and I am sure Amy was a very special person. Terry, an academy instructor told me this when times got tough, "no matter how tough times get just remember that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and along that ride things don't always happen the way you would think or want, but keep faith and keep trying your hardest and you will see in the end it will all be worth it."

just a michigan dep

March 31, 2009

Honey, you must be watching over us. Your brother (Chris and family) made it to TX. Visittng with Terry, Chase and girls Oh God, if you were physicaly with us, how happy you would be.


March 17, 2009

Things are going baby, Chase says hi and loves you.



February 22, 2009

See you soon my sweet Amy


February 5, 2009

you still are not forgotten Amy. Talked to a few of my shiftmates about you the other day. miss you.



January 3, 2009

Merry Christmas! I love you miss you! No brown bottom cookies this year...we had brown bottom bread instead!

Love you forever and always!


December 25, 2008

Terry and family-

I pray this Christmas season finds you well and that you are smiling to know that Amy is celebrating with the man himself : ) God bless you all.



December 9, 2008

Officer Donovan served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who knew her. It is a tragedy to lose her. We never know when our lives on this earth will end, but we can make a reservation in Heaven now and assure us a place when God calls us to Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) and He PAID the price for our sins on the Cross so we don't have to pay the penalty for our sins. Yipee! If we accept His payment by faith we can have salvation and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It is not something we must earn, it is a gift. The most precious one we can ever receive. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith_and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God_not by good deeds, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9. For without faith, it is impossible to please God. And our faith must be in God's only Son, Jesus Christ.
You were a credit to the uniform, Officer Donovan. My heart goes out to your
loved ones left behind and may the Lord comfort them as only He can.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


November 9, 2008

4 years later. RIP Amy, you are greatly missed.


November 1, 2008

Something about this year was different. I couldn't tell you what but there was something. I don't if it was that Chase pointed to the sky last night while we were carving pumpkin's and said looks it's Mommy's star, or if it was that last night I did exactly what I did 4 years ago...put Chase to sleep. He didn't want me to leave until he had gone to bed. It was bittersweet and I couldn't help but think that at that exact moment you were with us. I miss you so much and I wish more than anything that Halloween was just that, Halloween. I wish I didn't have to think of our lives in terms of before and after we lost you, but I do. The night that you went to Heaven you took a piece of all of us with you, and our lives are never going to be the same. I try my best to live my life in a way that would make you proud. I once said that you inspired me to do great things, and to this day you still do. You are always with me in my heart and I will never stop missing or loving you. Thank you for everything that you have done and continue to do. I love you!


October 31, 2008

To Officer Amy Donovan, Terry and Chase, Amy's other loved ones and friends, and fellow officers:

On this the fourth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your valor, bravery and dedication to your job is remembered. Tour memory is revered today and everyday.

I hope that your family continues to be supported and cared for by their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Amy gave to her community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on October 31, 2004.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya

October 31, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today and every day. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones, wrap your wings around them and protect them from harm. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. You have not been forgotten.

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

October 31, 2008

My darling daughter, its 4 yrs ago today the family lost a very special person. Our hearts are very sad but your wonderful memories keep us smiling.


October 31, 2008

I was thinking of you tonight as I do on most nights. Still miss you but I know you are watching out for all of us out here.


October 31, 2008

I think of you and your family often, Amy, and not just on this day. You are loved by so many people and you will forever remain in the hearts of those lives you have touched. I know you're watching over Terry and your family and friends. We all love you and miss you dearly! God bless you and may you rest in peace.
~G (as Sensei would call me)


October 31, 2008

We all know the job we have to do and you gave it your all. No one knows how we think or what we feel when we step out into the street and begin our shift. Being a cop is something that not everyone understands. Amy you left us way to soon but I think you would have gone right to the top. There are no words to ease the pain your family is going threw. All I can say is I am proud of you. I never met you but I feel we all have a comon bond.


October 31, 2008

We all know the job we have to do and you gave it your all. No one knows how we think or what we feel when we step out into the street and begin our shift. Being a cop is something that not everyone understands. Amy you left us way to soon but I think you would have gone right to the top. There are no words to ease the pain your family is going threw. All I can say is I am proud of you. I never met you but I feel we all have a comon bond.


October 31, 2008

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