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

The world is now short a wonderful, caring man, and an excellent Police Officer. We will all miss you, and your laugh around the office. My prayers are with Tony, and the entire Hosey family. Tony, rest well, we will keep the peace down here. See you later, brother.
Insp. Stephen Brown

Inspector Stephen Brown
Illinois State Police Task Force 6

April 27, 2005

You are my friend, my partner and our hero. You will be missed by all of us. Keep watch over the rest of us, while we continue with the mission down here on earth.

Insp. John Cox "Task Force 6"

Inspector John Cox
Pontiac Police Department/ISP Task Force #6

April 27, 2005

I pray that the wife and children of Detective Tony Hosey find some sense of peace during this difficult time. May God pour out his blessings on his family friends and co-workers. Just know that there are lots of folks across this country that care very deeply. Due to the hard work and dedication of the ODMP, our hands can reach a long, long way.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, retired.

April 27, 2005

My heartfelt Prayers to the Family and The Officers of the Illinois State University P.D.

Thank You Det. Hosey for your service to the Community and for a job well done.

Cpl Barry W. Cannon
Center Hill Ploice Dept, Center Hill Fl

April 27, 2005

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

April 27, 2005



April 27, 2005

My family would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends, & fellow co-workers of Det. Tony Hosey. You're in our thoughts and prayers. May God watch over all the brave men and women in law enforcement who put their lives on the line everyday as they serve & protect their communities. Your job is a difficult one and we truly appreciate all you do. God bless each & everyone of you.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2-16-04

April 27, 2005

On behalf of the men and women who serve with the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with Detective Tony Hosey's family, friends, and co-workers with the Illinois State University Police Department.

Rest in peace our brother in blue. Now you can walk Heaven's beat.

Officer Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

April 27, 2005

Please continue to keep watch over your family, friends, and co-workers from above. Thank you for your service.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Ofc. Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

April 27, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Detective Tony Hosey, his good deeds to his community and country will always be remembered, May God bless you.

Chief Ferrell J. Stewart
Cooter, MO Police Department

April 27, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this tragic time. rest in peace our brother.

Broward County Multi-Agency Police Honor Guard, Florida

April 27, 2005

To the family, colleagues and friends of Det. Hosey, please know that the entire Law Enforcement community grieves with you at your loss. Det. Hosey's ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Take some comfort in the knowledge that he is now at peace, at home with the Lord, keeping watch over us all.

RIP Det. Hosey, and may God keep watch over your family and friends at this time of sorrow.

Sgt. Will Hoyt
Bellows Falls, VT PD

April 27, 2005

God Bless your family Detective, Thank you for your service to your community. It takes a special person to do the job you chose and you performed admirably.

April 27, 2005

Rest in peace, Detective Hosey and may God wrap His loving arms around your family during this very difficult time.

Linda Lamm - LEO Wife and Sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11/05/04

April 27, 2005

Your tour of duty has ended by having given the ultimate sacrifice.
Thank you for your service to your department and university community.
You will not be forgotten by those whose lives you touched.
Thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and
your fellow officers as they mourn your untimely loss.

† Rest In Peace, Detective Hosey, May God Bless You †

Jeffrey Williams
Highland, Indiana

April 27, 2005

Another officer! That's what I am thinking right now. I am saddened to hear this news. I know things will be extremely hard for the family, friends, and brothers and sisters in blue. Please help guide them and help them grieve during your loss. You have so many heroes in Heaven that will meet you and guide you in your new life. Your family will be in my thoughts.

April 27, 2005

To family and Friends: I was blessed to have met Tony and it was a true pleasure to work with him these past five years. Tony was a very nice man with a presence all his own. He will truly be missed by all of us here at ISUPD. May we all remember how precious our time is!

Carla Thomas, Secretary
Illinois State University Police Dept.

April 27, 2005

Again mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Detective Hosey. 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 to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

April 27, 2005

Tony... I learned so much from you about law enforcement and all its facets, just in the 8 months that we shared this office. There is no doubt that you will live on in the hearts of all of us, even though you have left this earth. God will care for your family and friends as we cry out to Him in this time of mourning. May your legacy never be forgotten, and let it always be a reminder to us that you paid the ultimate sacrifice doing the job that you so loved. Take care, brother.

Detective Scott Lake
Illinois State University Police Department

April 27, 2005

Rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

April 27, 2005


Cops are human ( believe it or not) just like the rest of us. They come in both sexes but mostly male. They also come in various sizes. This sometimes depends on whether you are looking for one or trying to hide something. However, they are mostly big.

Cops are found everywhere-on land, on the sea, in the air, on horses, in cars, sometimes in your hair. In spite of the fact that " you can't find one when you want one", they are usually there when it counts most. The best way to get one is to pick up the phone.

Cops deliver lectures, babies, and bad news. They are required to have the wisdom of solomon, the disposition of a lamb and muscles of steel and are often accused of having a heart to match. He's the one who rings the door-bell, swallows hard and announces the passing of a loved one; then spends the rest of the day wondering why he ever took such a "crummy" job.

On TV, a cop is an oaf who couldn't find a bull fiddle in a telephone booth. In real life he's expected to find a little blond boy " about so high" in a crowd of a half million people. In fiction, he gets help from private eyes, reporters, and who-dun-it fans." In real life, mostly all he gets from the public is " I didn't see nuttin'."

When he serves a summons, he's a monster. If he lets you go, he's a doll. To little kids, he's either a friend or a bogeyman, depending on how the parents feel about it. He works " around the clock", split shifts, Sundays and holidays, and it always kills him when a joker says. " Hey tomorrow is Election Day, I'm off, let's go fishing" ( that's the day he works 20 hours).

A cop is like the little girl, who, when she was good, was very, very good, but, when she was bad, was horrid. When a cop is good, " he's getting paid for it." When he makes a mistake, " he's a grafter, and that goes for the rest of them too." When he shoots a stick-up man he's a hero, except when the stick-up man is " only a kid, anybody coulda seen that."

Lots of them have homes, some of them covered with ivy, but most of them covered with mortgages. If he drives a big car, he's a chiseler; a little car, "who's he kidding?" His credit is good; this is very helpful, because his salary isn't. Cops raise lots of kids; most of them belong to other people.

A cop sees more misery, bloodshed, trouble, and sunrises than the average person. Like the postman, cops must also be out in all kinds of weather. His uniform changes with the climate, but his outlook on life remains about the same: mostly a blank, but hoping for a better world.

Cops like days off, vacations, and coffee. They don't like auto horns, family fights, and anonymous letter writers. They have unions, but they can't strike. They must be impartial, courteous, and always remember the slogan " At your service." This is sometimes hard, especially when a character reminds him, " I'm a taxpayer, I pay your salary."

Cops get medals for saving lives, stopping runaway horses, and shooting it out with the bandits ( once in a while his widow gets the medal). But sometimes, the most rewarding moment comes when, after some small kindness to an older person, he feels the warm hand clasp, looks into grateful eyes and hears, " Thank you and God bless you, son."

Officer Dave Carroll
Choctaw, Oklahoma

April 27, 2005

Our condolences to the family and friends of Det Hosey and to our brothers and sisters of the Illinois State University Police Department A-Squad will dedicate its shift in your memory. God Speed Sir, Ofc.BJL A-Squad.

WPD Woodbridge CT

April 27, 2005

Thank you Detective Hosey for making the ultimate sacrifice! May God bless your family and fellow officers. Youare truely a hero and will never be forgotten. We too have lost a wonderful officer, Jon Walsh. I am sure he is there ready to greet you! Please watch over our officers and keep them safe.

officer's wife
joliet police department

April 27, 2005

to the family of detective hosey

our hearts go out to you at this tragic time. you are in our prayers and thoughts. tony was a hero. know that you are not alone. there are many of us who understand and wish we were close enough to hug and support you.
tony - please look for daniel - he is the one directing traffic in heaven.
all our love and prayers

mother of officer daniel starks
eow 10/25/03

April 27, 2005

Rest well, detective.

April 27, 2005

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