Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Anthony J. Hosey

Illinois State University Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, April 25, 2005

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Reflections for Detective Anthony J. Hosey




April 30, 2005

God Bless Detective Hosey, RIP we have it now.
Pecos Police Department
Pecos Texas.

April 30, 2005

Det Hosey, may God watch over you. You did all of us a tremendous service and will never be forgotten. Take care our bother, we will take over from here.

PO Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

April 30, 2005



April 30, 2005

God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Watch down on your family and the rest of us in law enforcement from the heavens above. Rest in peace brother.

Deputy Doug Sullivan
Fresno County Sheriff's Dept.

April 30, 2005

Rest easy brother. We'll take it from here.

Ofc. Byers
University of Nebraska Police Department

April 30, 2005

Upon the markers of their graves
Our heroes etched in names we save
For all the life they gave with pride
To keep the peace within life's stride

To honor serve and do their best
To keep us safe through any quest
They gave up what was theirs to share
Their spirits shall be always near

No fear within the hearts and minds
To keep us safe within our times
The glory that is ours to see
Those special hearts of bravery

They have walked where no man dare
Their lives in danger with no care
For they have given all they could
For their courage we have stood

In awe of every one who gave
His life for others who they saved
So we will know their contribution
Their firm resolve and resolution

For those they left with hearts so broken
In every whispered word that's spoken
We bow our heads in confirmation
In every word life's revelation

Those who stand within their shoes
Will follow courage as they choose
And give to all the best they had
They carry on with spirits glad

We will know that they walked through
With colors bright and hearts so true
No Island stands alone they say
For heroes they are born this way

Protecting those with loyalty
A glimpse of so much royalty
Within the years of courage bound
These officers have earned their crown

Upon the earth we shall remember
The special goals and all their thunder
That proves a hero came our way
Who left their hearts on earth to stay.

~ Francine Pucillo ~
(c)Copyright November 16, 2004
In Memory of all those lost in the line
of fire with courage, strength and love.

E.O.W. 10/10/04


April 29, 2005

Rest in peace brother.

To the family, friends, the Illinois State University Police Dept., and those close to strong and you are all in my prayers.

Justus Clinton, Champaign Police Dept., Illinois

Officer Justus Clinton
Champaign, Illinois Police Dept.

April 29, 2005

Rest in peace sir. God bless your wife and kids.

Collins Fiire Dept

April 29, 2005

Finally my more fighting the bad guys, no more long hard nights. Now you have the ultimate view to watch over your family and your brothers and sisters in blue.

Rest In Peace....

Sgt. JoAnn Davis, Ofc. Michael Gumz
Illinois State Police & Aurora Police Dept.

April 29, 2005

Some members of the Bloomington (IL) Police Department knew Tony Hosey personally and had the pleasure of working with him. Some of us never had the privilege of meeting Tony. But each and every one of us -- whether we knew him or not -- is extremely appreciative and grateful for his a police officer, as a husband, as a father, and as a fellow human being. It saddens us to know that someone with so much potential to change the small part of the world in which we operate has been taken from us so early in life. Our most sincere condolences go out to Tony's family and friends and to our friends at the Illinois State University Police Department.

Bloomington (IL) Police Dept.

April 29, 2005

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quite birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the song that will never end,
I am the love of family and friend.
I am the child who has come to rest
in the arms of the Father
who knows me best.
When you see the sunset fair,
I am the scented evening air.
I am the joy of a task well done.
I am the glow of the setting sun.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die!
-Author Unknown-

April 29, 2005

Thank you for your years of service, you are a true hero; may your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

April 29, 2005

rest in peace hero my brother in blue

Reserve Deputy/D.O Doug Crisp
Lyon County sheriff dept kansas

April 29, 2005

Dear Tony,
Words can not describe how much you will be missed.Besides always lending a caring ear and helping me to be motivated at the gym you were and are truly an inspiration.I will keep on looking for that big smile and the way you lit up the room.When I heard the news I was devistated to find out that not only have we lost a great Hero but I also lost a good friend.One day we will spin together again.I will keep your bike in the corner waiting for you.


April 28, 2005

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Detective Anthony (Tony) Hosey and the Illinois State University Police Department...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Tony... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vinman & Pooky - Site Owners

April 28, 2005

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD NJ

April 28, 2005

Tony always took the time to treat his fellow police officers with courtesy and respect. I will always remember his enthusiastic greetings and genuine personality. Thanks, Tony for being a great police officer and more importantly a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Ryan Ritter

Detective Ryan Ritter
Normal, IL Police Department

April 28, 2005

God bless you for your service and sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

April 28, 2005

Farewell & rest in Peace Brother. Thank you for your years of dedication and faithfulness to duty. Be assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S.Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knighhts International Police Assn.

April 28, 2005

Rest in peace Brother. My prayers are with your family.

P. O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo PD

April 28, 2005

My heartfelt prayers go out to Tony's family and to the ISU police department.

PO Jim Kenna
University of Pittsburgh PD

April 28, 2005

Tony, You made my 9:15 am Spinning classes fun! It was a pleasure instructing you and talking with you. You were always smiling even if I told you to pedal faster or add more resistance. I will miss you and the class will miss you. Your favorite bike in the corner will always be meant for you. Our next ride will be dedicated to you on Friday, April 29. Don't worry, it will not be an endurance ride. Miss you, Jill Egizio, Spinning Instructor at Powerhouse Gym and wife of Joliet Police Officer, Joe Egizio

April 28, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


April 28, 2005

Our deepest sympathy in the loss Detective Anthony Hosey . A family lost a father, a wife lost a husband, a department lost a dedicated officer and America lost a protector. I would like to thank you for your service, thanks for watching over America's young people. You will not be forgotten.

Ted Sjurseth
America's 9/11 Foundation, Inc

April 28, 2005

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