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

7 years Amy..7 years without you.7 years wishing you could have seen the kids grow.7 years of wishing I could have grown old with you. Does it get easier...No..Just wake up every day and ask WTH happen...

Love you

Terry
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October 30, 2011

Still thinking of you and praying for your family, god bless you all.

OKLEO

Anonymous

October 30, 2011

Amy’s family,

Although I have never met any of you, I look and I read Amy’s story. I think about the lives that she touched, the lives that she created here on earth, and the life that was cut so short. She was a shooting star whose light burned out too fast. I often read her story, and the story of so many others fallen in the line of duty as I try to begin my own career as an officer. You know the risks that you take every day, know that you could be wounded or killed in the line of duty…but you accept that risk with honor just trying to make this world a better place for others. Many people come and go in our lives, but you were privileged to know Amy for the short time that she was here. Make sure that you live your lives to the fullest, after all life is so short and precious.

Nothing can ever ease the pain you feel, but live on the love that you had with her and let that and her memories be your strength. Never give up and when it is time for you to be called home you will be together forever in heaven safe with God and you will never part again. I am sorry that Chase never got to know his mother. I am sure she loved him with all her heart and watches over him from heaven. I do not know what heaven is like, but I do believe that heaven is our true home and that we have not gone home yet. Our loves ones are not separated from us, but we are separated from them and they wait for us to return home to them. Sometimes it’s hard to understand why God lets such tragedies happen…maybe we are not meant to understand, but take solace in the fact that you will see her again.

I thank you for your watch Amy, for your sacrifice, and for trying to make this world a better place. You give me courage to not give up on my dreams. Thank you, Amy, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

With Love,
Jessica

Jessica

October 29, 2011

On your birthday I wished you were here. I couldn't do anything about it but I still celebrated your life. Tonight has made me realize how much I miss you. I think about you all the time...I remember thinking to myself that you would see all of us kids walk down the isle, have kids, and start our own families. I know you still will but it just hurts that you're not physically here with us. Things would have turned out differently, but I just wish I still had your guidance. It made so much of a difference. I just wish I could live up to my potential. I miss you so much, unconditionally. Please watch over our family. I love you with all my heart.

anonymous

October 22, 2011

Even though your physically not with us, this day will never be forgotten. Happy Birthday to the best daughter ever.

Christine Mayers
Mother

October 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby.......

Terry
Spouse

October 11, 2011

Thanks Officer Donovan

Trooper Johnson
South Dakota Highway Patrol

September 28, 2011

Terry,

Though I never had the honor of meeting Amy, I couldn't possibly forget her. She is the reason I became a police officer. When Amy was killed I was working my way through college as a security guard. I wanted to be a police officer but I wasn't sure I had what it takes, I didn't really believe in myself. When I heard her story and read her reflections it finally hit me...I had to swallow my fear and go for it because I owed it to her and every other fallen brother/sister to keep fighting for a better, safer world. It's not enough, but from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I will never forget, and I'll always keep you and your family in my prayers.

God bless you,

OKLEO

Anonymous

September 25, 2011

I'm glad they named a street after you in The Domain because it allows someone like me to ask "Who's that?" and find out it's a hero who should never and will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service and thank you to Amy's family for the incalculable sacrifice. Know that there are people you guys will never meet that will always know who Amy was and is and be grateful for her.

Kerry O.

September 15, 2011

Amy....we all miss you so much...kind of bittersweet, but Brian arrested Nicolas Jarmin the other day with 2.9 grams of crack a 3rd degree felony and hopefully he will get habitual offender which should put him away for a long time...not the 4.5 he got by causing your death.

To OKLEO......thank you for always remembering Amy

Love you, Terry

Terry Donoan

September 10, 2011

Thinking of you and your family as fall approaches, still praying for you.

OKLEO

anonymous
anonymous

September 9, 2011

Just thinking about you...wish you were here. Going thru some times. Just wish I had your guidance. Love you

anonymous

September 5, 2011

Thinking of you, I hope your family is doing well, we miss you.

Brian
Fellow APD

August 25, 2011

This Mothers Day I miss you more than ever.

Anonymous

May 7, 2011

Love you and miss you.

Anonymous

May 2, 2011

Miss you baby......Chase has his first communion on April 30th...He plays on two baseball teams..I know you are proud..he is a great boy...Love you..watch over everyone...it's been a hard year on Cops

Terry

April 23, 2011

thinking of you and your family today. You will not be forgotten. God bless you all.

OKLEO

Anonymous

April 21, 2011

Amy,
Although I never knew you, I am in awe of your bravery. There is no braver act that to sacrifice yourself to protect the innocent when you are a mother. You are a true hero and I hope that you will befriend a new angel who made her way to Heaven on Christmas Eve. May God bring peace to those who you have left behind, I know thier pain and hope that your memories shine on in their hearts.

Kathleen Sullivan
Sister of fallen officer Ann O'Donnell EOW 12-24-10

January 19, 2011

Six years. It's been a long time. This time of the year is always hard. This year was just as hard, but different. I took halloween back. Instead of mourning death, I celebrated life. Your life and the life of another special person..someone I wish could have had the chance to meet you. I tell him that all the time and it kills me to know that it will never happen. I know you would really like him. He's great. His birthday is today. Somehow I think it was meant to be that way. Help me find some sort of joy on such a painful day. From now on I have no choice but to celebrate life. I always promise to celebrate your life on this day too. I miss you so much and I really wish you were here. I love you.

Anonymous

October 31, 2010

6 yrs tonight 10/30/2004 when the accident happened, but it still feels like yesterday and I still have Terrys voice message on my answering machine, then the dreaded call on 10/31/2004 at around 2 am that you passed away. It is the sadest day of my life. How can one ever forget their 1st child!
Love you then and today
Mom

Christine Mayers
Mother

October 30, 2010

Chase says Happy Birthday...Love and miss you Amy!!!!!

Love, Terry

Anonymous

October 11, 2010

Today you would have turned 43. You may not be with us but you will always be in our hearts and minds, we love you, miss you and wish you were here to celebrate your birthday.

Christine Mayers
Mom

October 11, 2010

Still thinking of you and your family. We will not forget.

God bless,

OKLEO

Anonymous

October 9, 2010

I was just thinking of you again, and wanted to just say "Hi"! Your never forgotten by so many people in so many places. God bless your family and friends.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Department

July 19, 2010

I guess today is an Amy day. Looked threw a few albums, your book, old pictures laying around. I just cannot stop thinking about you today. I really wish you were here...We all miss you so much. I love you. Oh yeah, I came across old notes we kids gave you when we were being bad. I always said "peace out" and "IOU" Just giving a refresher.

Anonymous

June 10, 2010

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