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

Speaking of "Always and Forever" was funny, because remember how you used to give me money to get my nails done every two weeks? Well I went yesterday to get my nails done and a pedicure...well as soon as I sat down and put my feet in the water...Always and Forever came on. I haven't heard that song on the radio in at least 3 years. I sat there in coincidental ya know? Your fetish with my perfect feet, then our wedding song to boot? You are too funny. Anyway, thought I would share with ya. Love ya...

Bunny (Shannon - your wife)

Shannon Hosey

June 23, 2005

Hi Babe! Well I heard the songs you sent me right in a row yesterday...had me crying a bit..but that's ok. Just wanted to tell you about my weekend. Me and Alice and Jess and our baby granddaughter went to lunch and shopping. We got Jess some new pants, shoes and a church dress. I bought her the cutest pj set with turtles on it and a pair of matching socks (just from me as a gift). We had a wonderful afternoon and you would JUST LOVE Nevaeh...she looks just like you....already and she's only 9 weeks old! I adore her and hoping Jess lets me take her soon. Once Im back into my own home again I'm sure she will. Anyway my love, just wanted to tell you I am watching over them as best I can. I am having trouble getting a hold of Veronica, but as far as I know she's working and going to school, so she just might be busy. I hate to admit it, but the boys...well, no one has asked me to come visit yet, but they are still so young. Have no idea what Stephone's deal is. I should try calling his gramma. Anyway, just wanted to update you on things. I miss you and love you. You are forever on my mind.

Always and Forever....(you know what that means)

Your Wife Shannon

Shannon Hosey

June 22, 2005

Well baby, your inquest was yesterday. Earl was there. So was Bonnie who has been helping me every step of the way. It's been a hard few weeks waiting. Your children (and I) all get to go to college now and I will have something with which to begin again. It's so very hard to have all your dreams dashed with the ring of a doorbell. I miss you so much its unbearable. But as you already know, I'm very strong and with the help of my friends and family and several new friends I've made....I'll make it through just fine. You will forever be my one and only true love....anyone who comes after that...well, they will just have to understand. I think of you often as I have surrounded myself with your kids and your, letters, post its, you name it...I'm either looking at it or wearing it. As I said before, I'm ready to talk whenever you are. Yes, I'm getting your little messages...don't worry my love. Just wanted you to know that everything is ok and things will be fine. I'll see you when the time comes...


your wife

Shannon Hosey

June 16, 2005

Detective Hosey-
I am overwhelmed at the ourpouring of love by those people that knew and worked with you, you must have been an amazing officer and a special person. I am so saddened that I didn't have the chance to meet you, but I am so blessed that I now have your wife Shannon as my friend.
Tony, I promise you that I will look after her as best I can and I will try to help her through this time. Please rest easy knowing that the blue line has enfolded your family and we will never forget your sacrifice.

W.L. Mannion, Administrator

June 16, 2005


I thought I would give you an update on Jessica.

As for our daughter Jessica, is Gorgeous! She has given me (us) a wonderful Granddaughter who Shannon and I somewhat think will look like you! The "Hosey Cheekbones" will live on!

Jessica started a college class last week! Can you believe that! She still has one more semester of high school left, but it is nice she is getting in some college credits now.

Rest well, and know that I have tried my best to tell Jessica as much as I could about you. I hope the good work you have done will live on in the memories of all who knew you. You seemed to have been a highly respected officer, who did a lot of great deeds.


June 15, 2005

Day after tomorrow is your inquest my darling. I hate that this has to even occur, but it does. I will not be there as I cannot bear to hear and watch it all. However, your best friend will be there to see you through the last you and I will have to go through. Remember I'm thinking of you heart is opening to you Anthony. If you want to talk. I'm ready. I love you.

Shannon Hosey

June 13, 2005

May the memories continue and the pain be diminished..for you are our Angel looking over us..l.u.a. Bless you T

*God BLess You*

June 12, 2005

Grow knowing he loved and is with you always .. he is listening and cares..God has him now..and he will be waiting we time comes... much love...


June 9, 2005

I only worked with you a couple time but you always had a smile and a handshake.
We are better people for having known you.
Go easy brother.
(Hambone SR)

Sgt. J. T. Hamilton
Livingston Co. S. O.

June 8, 2005

Just wanted to tell you Anthony that I am thinking of you. I can see how hard you are trying to reach out and touch me...your signals are so very obvious. I miss you every second of every day. No matter all what has happened between you going with God and now, I cannot stop loving you nor will the pain of your loss every be completely gone. Know that I am trying my best to get to know the kids and be there for them for the rest of my life. I am truly dedicated to them as not only they are special people, but the next link to love, my life. Now I will have to begin a new life without you, but I am hoping that you will keep trying to convince me to forgive you,(Lord I so need to be able to forgive) as well as watch over me. There are going to be more trials and tribulations in the years to come. I will need you to help me get through those as well. I hope heaven is all we talked about. I truly do. If so you don't have to read this but can see right into my heart. But I feel the need to sometimes say outloud what I feel. Thanks again to all who come here and visit. Its very touching to know how loved my husband was by so many. He was my hero as well as my Superman. Not a day will ever go by that I won't think of you Boo. I love you.

Shannon Hosey

Shannon Hosey

June 8, 2005


Omega Essence taught us a lesson
on how to become a man and show
us that this something
that could never be taken
Our process was to see if we could bare,
but all it really was, was truth or dare.
We sang our songs cried our cry`s,
but never will our love for Omega die.
People see all the joy when are all together,
but this whole enticement comes from
OMEGA PSI PHI is what they are but
OMEGA ESSENCE will never
leave their hearts by far.

ur frat~

June 6, 2005

Thank you all so much for your condolences....including all of his lovers. What's done is done. I am happy that so many people loved him. Me mostly. He made every one of my dreams come true...stayed with me through good and bad, and always came home to me....except for that one night. Anthony....? Apparently you have other "soulmates" out there, but that is obviously no matter now. However after 17 years and numerous trials and tribulations (remember our baby girl RIP), you never failed to go out of your way and bend over backward to be my friend and husband - to take care of me, support me and ALWAYS be there when I needed you. You treated me as a queen and I will always love you for that. I shall do my best to go on in this life and make you proud of me. I will become the teacher I always wanted to be because of you. Your touch will be missed greatly and I will mourn you till we meet again.

Your loving wife and TRUE soulmate

Shannon G. Hosey (Bunny)
Wife to Det. Anthony Hosey (Boo)

To bad no one got to see your new tattoo that matched mine huh?

Remember our Special Place....
Remember slow dancing at "Our Place"?
Remember dressing me up to show me off? (silly boy!)
Remember everything Boo....there is so very much. I will love you forever

Mrs. Shannon Hosey

June 2, 2005

you are a true hero, and for all you have done I love you. As my cousin I am angry that you have been taken from us. My (cousin) sister has to suffer and i have watched her through this time for it has become worse. I hope you can guide me to help her as you told me in my deam. We all miss you Anthony (tony) my kids are hurting as well, please guide us to help Shan. She is hurting more than anyone can imagine. We love you and miss you Tony. please help us get through losing you !! Lisa [email protected]

your cousin and friend Lisa Ash

June 1, 2005

Tony -

Sure does sound like eternity will be crowded. Of course, none will be held higher than me. So - *poof* be gone.

Your Soulmate

The Wife

May 30, 2005

~~Omega In Paradise~~
Not, how did he die? But, how did he live?
Not, what did he gain? But, what did he give?
These are the merits to measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

Not, what was his station? But, had he a heart?
And how did he play his God-given part?
Was he ever ready with a word of good cheer
To bring a smile, to banish a tear?

Not, what was his church? Nor, what was his creed?
But had he befriended those really in need?
Not, what did the sketch in the newspaper say?
But how many felt a loss when he passed away?

When we've come to the end of life's way,
What really matters is what The Master has to say.


May 28, 2005

It's a month later and im still waiting to wake up..massive tears flowing .. God Bless you T may we all be comforted in your spirit.


May 25, 2005

My deepest sympathy to Mrs.T.Hosey,the children and family of Tony.
It was a pleasure to have known and served with you. You made many good cases and shared the wealth by putting the bad guys where they belong. May you walk the beat in Heaven and watch over the Fraternal Family left behind. In your memory I leave these words:
"The Monument"
I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of Duty" I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The Badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
and pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
and with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, Let my name be the last
(Sgt. Hahn-L.A.P.D ret.)

C.K. Marshall
President-Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #67-Illinois State Univ. Pol

May 24, 2005

God Bless you Tony Prayers for all his family and friends

jane (isunet)

May 22, 2005

Tee, Prayers with you . Remember the good times. Football games will never be the same. Tell the next big internet in the heavens.. God BLess

Kate(S. Holland)

May 19, 2005

It's so hard to understand why some are chosen to leave this world. My deepest sorrow for Tony's loving wife and good friend of ours. We're here for you always.

Qld, Australia

May 18, 2005

Tony... when i heard the news my heart sank.. the pain unbelievable..lawddd.. the tears are still flowing strong.. Thank God for sending you and I know you will be watching us all ..i hear your voice still and see u smiling.. ..yes the big giant has left the realm.. but he has touched so many that he will never never be gone.... Proud, Strong and yet Gentle...Tony you are now my guadian angel I pray beyound words.. and God bless all those feeling your loss.. But let them also remember what you brought and smile ..till we meet again ..Omega man..


May 15, 2005

I was going about my motherly duties, when I received the call about you at 6am the next day. All I could do was crawl back into bed and try to deal with the inquiring minds of my children. As the calls kept coming so did my memories of you. You had been on my mind for a couple of weeks and I had intentions on getting in touch with you...never the less...Tony, I'll miss your magnetic smile and those hazel eyes. We shared some very good times in undergrad many of which have brought smiles as well as tears (of joy). I'll miss you dearly. If I've learned one thing from this it's to never put off until tomorrow what you can very well do today.

With much love,

NiKKi :)

NiCole Allen-Higginbothan
college friend

May 13, 2005

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

May 11, 2005

As the mother of one of Tony's sons, it has been almost unbearably hard to think that he is gone from us, and my son has lost his father, his role model. But reading all the wonderful things that have been said about Tony has soothed our souls and strengthened my resolve to help my son grow up and make his dad proud of him - and from what I have read my son has big shoes to fill!!


May 7, 2005

May GOD bless your family and friends now. Heaven has another HERO today. Thank you for serving and protecting. Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-3-14-2004

May 6, 2005

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