Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Peter Alan Grignon

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, March 23, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Peter Alan Grignon

The men an women of the City of Warrenville Police Department,Illinois extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and co-workers of Ofc Grignon. May God be with you all.

City of Warrenville Police Department, Illinois

March 29, 2005

I found this and thought it was fitting:

"A Police Officer's Wife"

This poem is Dedicated To the Memory of my Husband:

Officer Allen W. Gibson, Jr.

Who made the Ultimate Sacrifice on April 25, 1998
~ Waverly Police Department, Virginia ~

I cannot believe this day has come
only two short years we've overcome.
Please dry your tears my loving bride
for I will still be right by your side.
I know you're young, but you must be strong.
And don't worry, for we won't be apart long.
I can't wait to see your beautiful face
and show you this glorious place.

The flag today they will hand to you.
They will dry your tears and salute you, too.
Sorry I didn't get to say goodbye,
you know I loved you, you know I tried.

My job called and I had to go
I just wished that you could know.
As I lay dying, I wasn't sad
for I saw God and he held my hand.

Now when times get hard,
hold your head up high.
If you feel you need to see me,
just look toward the sky.

Until we meet again on Heaven's bright shore,
I just have to tell you once more.
Remember Sweetheart, make the most of your life-
for you will always be a
Police Officer's Wife!


Laura D. Gibson

a fellow officer's wife

March 29, 2005

Being a Louisville native, I want to thank Officer Grignon, along with the rest of the outstanding officers of the Louisville Metro Police Department for protecting my family and loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time.

Sergeant Tim Phillips
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

March 29, 2005



March 29, 2005

Rest in peace, brother.

Sgt. G. P. Miller

March 29, 2005

Rest easy sir, your brothers and sisters have the watch.. You will not be forgotten....

Indiana State Police

March 29, 2005

To the Parents, Wife, and other Family members of Officer Peter Grignon:

Although words cannot begin to express how sorry I am for the loss of an outstanding officer, son, brother, husband, and friend, please know that you all are in my thoughts and continued prayers. Your faith and strength has amazed me. We have lost a true hero.

Shannon Wilkins

March 29, 2005

Rest in Peace.

Darin L. Paul, Special Agent
FBI Detroit Division

March 28, 2005

My prayers are with Officer Grignon's family. I have often told my children that the real heros in today's world are not sports stars, but the men and women who protect us everyday. Know that God has a plan even when the days seem so dark and unbearable. Thank you to Officer Grignon and all the men and women who protect us daily.

Julie Gambrell
Louisville Citizen

March 28, 2005

To all family and friends of this true HERO, and to you Officer Grignon. Words can not express how this tragic incident impacts your family related by blood and by the badge. I did not know you but my familys love and prayers go out to you and your family. You are in a place we can only imagine, r.i.p. my fellow brother.

Officer Jarrod Mudd

March 28, 2005

Rest easy brother, the watch is ours now.

Atlanta Police

March 28, 2005

To Officer Grignon's Family;

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Peter. This is again another senseless murder of an officer just doing his job.

Who can protect our protectors???

Diane Bawcum
In-Law; Officer Mark Sawyers EOW 6-5-04

March 28, 2005

Officer Grignon, I didn't know you but I want to say thank you for going out to protect us. Much love, respect, admiration, appreciation, sympathy, and gratitude go to you, your fellow brothers and sisters, and your family. I wanted to come pay my respect to you, but like I said I'm just a citizen here in Okolona. I'm sorry to say this on this site, but I feel it needs to be said for all of your brothers and sisters to hear. Like Ofc. Grignon's wife and family said, something miraculous will come of this. God has his way, I won't put my opinions of what I mean on here, but I'm sure some officers in Louisville feel the same way I do. I don't want to say anything to sadden any of you officers more, but hopefully some laws can change. My 9 year old has some problems, not as severe as your offender, but I pray the system won't fail my baby girl like they did him. Please Officers, don't be offended, I Love All Of You and you don't deserve this, you don't deserve any of the past bad words. Just trust me that I'm not too good with words and I don't mean to hurt any of you. THANK YOU, ALL OF YOU!!!!!! God Speed sir. I'm a 28 yr. old stay at home mom of two girls.

Christy Sciarra/concerned citizen

March 28, 2005

Officer Grignon,
Your hard work and dedication will never be forgotten. Take care our brother, we will take over the fight from here. God bless.

PO Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

March 28, 2005

Thank you for proudly wearing the uniform and the sacrifice you made for a job I am sure you loved. Please look Brandy up and tell him we love him and miss him dearly.

I hope your family, friends, and co-workers find peace and happiness at the end of this long journey they have begun.

Sara Winfield
Wife of Brandy EOW 10/14/04

March 28, 2005

We may never know what possesed the EVIL people who did this. May he burn for eternaty. May the Lord Bless the family and co-workers during this horrible time and give them the strenght to carry on. Officer Grignon the city of Lousville and a greatful nation will be forever in your debt.

Cpl Gary Mintz, Director Traffic Enf.
Henderson Co. Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

March 28, 2005

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD NJ

March 28, 2005


March 28, 2005

There are absolutely no words I could offer that would ease the sorrow you feel today. When we lost Jason, I remember thinking that I would never be "okay" again and that the pain would never subside. I promise you that it will get better. You will never forget, but your memories will eventually make you smile more often than they make you cry.

My thoughts and prayers are with you today as you lay your beloved husband, son, brother and friend to rest. May you find peace in your heart.

Jennifer LaRue, Frankfort, KY
Friend of Jason Cammack, EOW 4/23/2000

March 28, 2005

Thank you for your service and dedication. May God bless your family and keep them in His arms.

Jen (wife of a Shelby Co. Deputy)

March 28, 2005

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

March 28, 2005

Thank you for your dedicated service. Thank you for what you have given us. Thank you for doing your job, a job that is never routine.

Thank you so much.

Detective Joseph Melone
Cicero Police Department
Cicero Illinois

Detective Joseph Melone
Cicero Police Department Cicero Il.

March 28, 2005

My sincere condolences go to the family. Officer Grignon has made the ultimate sacrifice and this is a tragic loss. May God watch over him and his family.

Sgt. J.W. Fish
NC Ports Authority Police

March 28, 2005

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 Peter Grignon.

Onondaga Co. (NY) Sheriffs Office

March 28, 2005

Pete, I have to say thank you for your dedicated service to this community. As from the Louisville Metro EMS we will always be there for your brothers. LMPD is our family also. May you rest in peace and to the family of Peter Grignon our prayers go out to you. And to Pete's wife I know you are going through a difficult time but, know this for sure that you will see him again in Heaven. I truly believe that! As time go's on just reflect the good times that you and Pete had and be proud for what he was! And as time go's on know this, as of LMPD and Lou. Metro EMS will are your family also. So anything you need, we are always there for you and your family. God Bless you!

EMT: Derek Waters
Louisville Metro EMS

March 28, 2005

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