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

God bless you. Rest in peace my brother.

Anon Sgt.

April 27, 2005

I did not know Detective Hosey. I am retired from law enforcement in Texas. My son attended Illinois State University on a soccer scholarship. I visited the campus, Normal, and Bloomington many times. I always found the people there to be very kind and friendly.

My heart goes out to the family of Detective Hosey. Law enforcement is a family. When one officer is lost, a part of all officers are lost. May God bless Mrs. Hosey and the rest of the family. God will comfort them, and us, at this time of sorrow and loss but we must always remember that the Lord has an open hand and arms outstretched to receive us into our heavenly home. May God protect all officers everywhere.

Richard Adams, Corporal II (Retired)
DFW Airport Dept. of Public Safety

April 27, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of Industry Sheriff's Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Detective Hosey. Having lost Deputy Michael Arruda this past year (EOW 06-15-04), we know all too well the pain and reality of losing one of our own. Take comfort from knowing your extended law enforcement family grieves with you.

Industry Sheriff's Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

April 27, 2005

Detective Hosey, may the Lord be with you and your family. Rest in peace brother. We now have the watch.

Town of Camillus Police Department, NY

April 27, 2005


I can't explain the feeling I had the other day when my dispatcher walked into my office and handed me the LEADS prinout saying you had passed away. I worked with Tony for a year at the Illinois State University Police Department, and we also worked out together on occasion.

Tony was a great cop and a great person. Tony was a "gentle giant" and was always a very caring and kind person. Tony you were one of the best!

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hosey family. Tony I know you will keep heaven safe.


Rick Spiers Detective
College of DuPage Police Department

April 27, 2005

The men and women of the Larned P.D wish to extend our deepest sympathies to those who survive this tragedy. We dedicate this day to his memory. He will be remembered in our daily prayers and God bless his soul...

Chief of Police Charles R. Orth
Larned, Kansas Police Department

April 27, 2005

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 27, 2005

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God". Matthew 5:9. Thank you Detective Hosey for your service and dedication. Rest easy brother, your work here is done. May God bless you and your family.

Officer Steven Gau
Miamisburg, OH. Police Department

April 27, 2005

Let those who make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Detective.

Franklin Police Dept, IN

April 27, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

April 27, 2005


Sgt. W.M. Riley
Aragon Ga Police Dept.

April 27, 2005

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