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

My condolences to Officer Donovan's family, partner, police family, and community. May the prayers of everyone around you bring you peace and strength.

Detective Sashayvich
Beaverton Police Dept. Oregon

October 31, 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 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

October 31, 2004

We are very deeply saddened at Amy'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.

October 31, 2004

To the family, friends and co- workers of Ofc.Donovan, our hearts are heavy for the loss of this brave officer and Im sure that her partner will need lots of support as well.This was such a tragic accident!We will always be here for you.You are still on patrol Sister!

Cpl.David Hazlett
Berry Hill Pd/Nashville,Tn.

October 31, 2004

To: Officer Donovan,
I will be praying for your families. Both your immediate family and your police family. Though your presence in the department was brief, I can testify that your legacy will live on through your brothers and sisters in blue.
To your beautiful babies:
Know that your mom did not die in vain. She is the reaon you, your dad and your neighbors were able to sleep safely in their homes at night. While she loved guarding all of you here on earth, God needed a very special angel to guard the streets in heaven. So He chose her, and gave her wings so that she could guard the gates, while watching over you and protecting at the same time!
To: Your Partner
Though no words can lessen your grief, I wish you to bear no guilt or shame. Amy was taken in spite of you, because a criminal chose to flee. She is in a much brighter and safer place. She will wrap her arms around you and protect you, as will your brothers and sisters in blue.
To The Austin Police Department:
Your loss if felt nation wide. We are all one family bound in blue mourning your Officer. Be sure to hold eachother close. Take not one moment for granted.

God Bless and Keep you

Friend of Mark Sawyers EOW 6-5-04

October 31, 2004

Rest in peace Officer Donovan. You will never be forgotten.

Ashley Drury
Clare, Michigan

October 31, 2004

The thoughts and prayers of the men and women of the Onondaga County Deputy Sheriffs' Police Association are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Amy Donovan

Onondaga County (NY) Sheriff's Office

October 31, 2004

Another tragedy has taken a hero taken from us.

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Amy Donovan. 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.

Your memory will live with us always.

Sgt. Kevin Foster
Fort Worth Police Department

October 31, 2004

God bless you and your family. Thank you for your service to our city.
Sallie Christian-Carnal

October 31, 2004

Your service, no matter its tenure will never be forgotten. You Amy, will never be forgotten . . . we will continue to honor you and your memory. You were one of us, part of the thin blue line . . . risking serious bodily harm and your life to protect the citizens of your community, state and country. We'll remember you as that which you were . . . a hero . . . not for the way you died, but for the way you lived and for daring to walk the path of the warrior.

Rest easy Amy . . . look over those of us still here. We'll cover your post on our thin blue line . . . you rest blue angel . . . blue warrior. With love and utmost respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.) ATF
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

October 31, 2004

my thoughts go out to the family members and loved ones of OFC. Donovan as well as her partner. Both were doing their job and no one is to blame for this but the suspect who ran from both of these officers. The only reason why OFC. Donovan left us is because god needed an officer like her to patrol his streets in heaven. Even though her time as a police officer only lasted 5 short months, she is still nothing less than a hero to her brothers and sisters in law enforcement. Rest in peace OFC. Donovan

patrol officer
Plantation police dept, Plantation, FL

October 31, 2004

Officer Donovan, her partner, and her family are all in our prayers today as is the EMS crew who attended her. These are among the hardest calls to run. We're family.

Geoff Winslow, EMT-P
Austin - Travis County EMS

October 31, 2004

My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fellow officers of Officer Donavan. May you find confort in each other during the difficult times ahead. Thank you Officer Donavan for making Austin a safer community. Rest in peace.

Colleen Hunter widow Officer Hunter 2001

October 31, 2004

There are but two persons who protect the sinful human race from destroying itself. One is God's Holy Spirit. The other is the Peace Officer. Without them, we would all perish at each other's hands.

You were called into this profession and our Lord and Savior has blessed you because:
According to Romans 13.1-5...
God ordains the Peace Officer’s profession.
The Peace Officer is sent by God.
The Peace Officer is vested with God's authority to enforce the law.
A Peace Officer's badge is to be honored by us, because it is honored by God.

To the family of Officer Amy Donovan and the Austin Police Department, your extended family of Law Enforcement Officers grieves with you during this time. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around each of you and comfort you during this most difficult time.

You gave the ultimate sacrifice for your fellow man, your life.
While serving, defending, and protecting others in your community and state.

Rest easy with our other fallen Brothers and Sisters, we have the watch now.

To all my brothers and sisters, please remember the fallen officers we have lost and their families. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Please pray for this officer's family, agency, and friends as they struggle with this tragedy.

May God be with you every day, please remember, we are a part of the largest family in the world and when one hurts we all hurt.

Though our badges and uniforms may be different, our mission is the same. We continue the fight in your honor.

Officer Dave Carroll
Choctaw Oklahoma

October 31, 2004

I send my most heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the friends and loved ones not only of Officer Amy Donovan, but also to the officer who accidently struck her. This is a tragedy to all concerned.
"One thing I know: the only ones who will be truly happy are those among you who have sought and found a way to serve." Albert Schweitzer.
Those who choose law enforcement as their way to serve are among the most dedicated people in the world. Nobody goes into it with this end in mind.
Officer Donovan did not lose her life-she gave it in service. Nothing can replace her in your hearts, but I pray that your memories of her in happy times will help to ease the pain you're feeling now.
To the officer who drove the car-you have my prayers as well. I pray for your well being, and I hope you can recover from this.
Rest easy, Officer Donovan; you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Barbara L. Beland
Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, IN

October 31, 2004

Our Greatest Fear
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again, I hold back a tear.
They patrol in the state, city, county and town,
in uniforms colored white, green, blue and brown.
The shape of their badges may vary,
but it’s a symbol that they all, proudly carry.
They leave for work with a kiss goodbye,
but some don’t come home, no matter how hard they try.
To uphold the law is the job that they pick,
with such high aspirations, why must some die so quick?
They leave behind loved ones, family and friends,
after their lives have met tragic ends.
Some die in crashes, others hearts not too stout,
too many have been lost when gunshots ring out.
Our Heavenly Father has called them home,
no more these dark streets do they roam.
Through trial and error they have given their best,
please Lord, now grant them eternal rest.
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
" Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again I hold back a tear.

Officer Donovan.....thank you for all you have given. keep watching over us and your family. God bless your brothers and sisters in uniform, and God bless your family!! YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN!!!

Justin W Yohe, Dispatcher
Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne

October 31, 2004

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