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Deputy Sheriff Kurt Andrew Ford

Harvey County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, April 9, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kurt Andrew Ford

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 Detective J.D.Koeppen, Raleigh North Carolina; Trooper D.C.Koeppen, New Jersey State Police and Patrolman A.M.Koeppen, Wilmington North Carolina.

Chief ( retired ) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

April 9, 2005

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. YOU ARE A HERO AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. YOU HAVE SERVED YOUR COUNTRY AND COMMUNITY WELL. THE THIN BLUE LINE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. GOD BLESS YOU, YOUR FAMILY, AND THE DEPT. YOU WORKED FOR. REST IN PEACE SIR, WE NOW HAVE YOUR BEAT.

OFC. CHARLES ROBSON
ORMOND BEACH POLICE DEPT.

April 9, 2005

It is my most sincere wish that your family is able to take comfort in knowing that your memory will be eternalized by your deeds. You will not be forgotten.

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Deputy Sheriff
Indiana

April 9, 2005

I had the great opportunity to work with Kurt for a few months at the Shawnee Police Department. I also had the chance to ride in a car with him and get to know him as a person. What a good person, father and husband he was.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Ford family, and the Harvey County Sheriffs Dept.

Officer Phillip Burger
Shawnee, KS P.D.

April 9, 2005

god bless deputy ford.he paid the ultimate price for a job he loved.may god bless his family.thank you for being one of americas bravest.

firefighter t.adams

April 9, 2005

DEPUTY FORD ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE, AND WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO HELP OTHERS. I CAN RECALL SITTING NEXT TO HIM AT CHURCH AND SEEING HIM INTERACT WITH HIS SON'S AND HIS WIFE AND THINKING WHAT A GREAT FATHER AND HUSBAND HE WAS.

SPECIALIST ODUM
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

April 9, 2005

I am very shocked and saddened to read this. I worked with Kurt for a short time with the Shawnee KS Police Department where he worked just before going back to Harvey County.

Kurt was a wonderful man and a great police officer. He was very smart, educated and tactical with plenty of experience under his belt. I was able to ride with him about 3 times while he was in training and we had wonderful conversations.

Kurt was very excited to go back to Harvey County where he hoped to be Sheriff in the coming years. After he left we kept in contact via e-mail as he told me of the wonderful time he was having.

Kurt had a great testimony and I am certain that he was saved and is now in Heaven.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Ford family as well as all law enforcement.

God bless you Kurt....keep an eye over us down here, brother. Thank you for your dedicated service and your shoulder to lean on.

Recruit Trooper Nicholas B. Wright
Kansas Highway Patrol

April 9, 2005

Thank you for your sacrifice. As you walk in the streets of heaven, may your soul rest in peace.

Motorcycle Officer
DeKalb Co. Police Dept.

April 9, 2005

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