Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David Christopher Uribe

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, May 10, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer David Christopher Uribe

We had Breanna's birthday party this evening and I was thinking about her last birthday party. You were there with us and I will never forget you and Adam looking for "the" ringtone. The kids haven't stopped talking about their Tata. Allie said she makes sure to say goodnight to you every night before bed. She wanted you to have her "Chicken Little" sticker so she placed it on your headstone. Aisy and I will be going there next week to decorate for the holidays. We miss you so much! I remember last Christmas like it was yesterday. Wayne had black hair. You got to meet Alyssa's boyfriend. We got all the kids and grandkids together for a picture (crammed like sardines). And no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get a picture of you looking at the camera. :) Adam wasn't being that co-operative either.. like father like son, eh?? :) I still can't believe you've been gone over half a year. I know you were there welcoming Paul back home to Our Father. Please dad, keep an eye on him. He is so young. He was on Adam's old squad you know. Good ole 42K... Please tell Paul his family will be helped by many, including this family. I pray they find peace oneday. Well dad, I just had to have this chat with you.. For some reason, typing out my feelings helps. I love you dad. We all love you and miss you so much. The kids send their hugs and kisses. Bye dad.

Amy Uribe
Proud Wife of Phx Officer A. Uribe 7357

December 4, 2005

Brother Uribe,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005

Welcome your son into Heaven's Gates and let him know that neither you or him will ever be forgotten. God Bless you and your family. Godspeed.

Georgia Civilian

December 1, 2005

We think of you and your family during these holidays, and offer thoughts and prayers as you celebrate without your loved one. Cherish the memories of the past and be open to new ones with your loved ones and friends. Your loved one will never be forgotten and always honored for their sacrifice.

Alissa Scott & Lisa Schultz, Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

November 28, 2005

Just wanted to say thank you and we havent forgot you

Greg Moreno

November 14, 2005

It been 6 months since you were taken away from your loved ones. My thoughts and pryers are with your family, friends, and fellow officers. They say that the first year is the, it's not. I lost one of my best friends in January 2004. He is always on my mind and I will never forget him. I share so many stories with his three year old son so he can know what an awesome daddy he once had. I just wish there was something I could say to your family and friends that would make this grieving period a little easier for them, but we all know there is nothing I can say that would make anything better. I hope they know that I think about what happened to you all the time. I heard about the shooting and read about it on this website when I was leaving a reflection for my friend. I was really scared because I had just made the decision to move to Arizona from St. Louis, Missouri. Well, the school that I teach at is in the same location of where this terrible tragedy took place. I started to have second thoughts about moving, but I did it anyway. You seem like you were very brave and had a big heart. I hope your loved ones can find some peace knowing that you are with the Lord. Continue to be their guardian angel and watch over them from heaven. Say hi to Nick for me!

Friend of Nick Sloan EOW 1/30/04

November 11, 2005

I didn't know Officer Uribe personally but had talked to him on many occasion's. He processed many shoplifter's that myself and the other agent's had apprehended on numerous occasion's. I would just like send my deepest condolences on behalf of the Robinson's May company and all Loss Prevention Agent's to his family and that Officer Uribe will be missed.

Lead Agent Josh Wrich
Robinson's May Loss Prevention

September 19, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer David Uribe and his fellow officers in the Pheonix Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Officer Uribe was so brutally murdered. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

In reading the reflections about David, it is obvious he was a man of honor and a man devoted to his family. A man whose son followed on in his father's footsteps by becoming an officer in the same agency. His peers respected him and so many have fond memories of their times together. David will never be forgotten by those who cared about him, nor will he be forgotten by those who honor his courgage and dedication to his job, even if they didn't know him personally.

May you be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot this past April during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are experiencing. Please know that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement will be by your side on each step of the journey ahead of you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of service Officer Uribe gave to his community and the citizens of Arizona, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 10, 2005 when he gave his life in the line of duty.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

September 18, 2005

Another of Gods Warriors fallen! "To Serve and Protect"the ultimate price of fighting crime! You are missed Dave!

Then Almitra spoke, saying, "We would ask now of Death."

And he said:

You would know the secret of death.

But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.

If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;

And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.

Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.

Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?

Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.


September 5, 2005

Cant believe its coming up on 4 months- you are missed deeply- I know your in very good company up there with Jason and the others- you guys are probably pulling pranks and having a ball together. The heavens just gain another angle when you arrived- Phoenix lost another great officer. Continue to keep watch from above!

August 31, 2005

Rest in peace brother. "Heroes Live Forever." You will not be forgotten.

Police Officer
Denver Police Department

August 16, 2005

Officer Uribe,

I can't believe it's only been just over 3 months that we have been without you, it seems like forever. You are always in our thoughts. You are dearly missed.

August 14, 2005

your brothers did you proud stood strong in the midst of they're grief and anguish did they're job well to catch the people who took you from us. you're send off was fit for the hero you are . adam will be the very best police officer he can raised him well . you're job is complete and you're proud tradition will carry off. uribe you deserve it..... DEPUTY BRIAN & SENTA EILOLA .MARICOPA CTY. S.O..#1607 LAKE PATROL DIVISION.

July 10, 2005

To the family of Officer Uribe, my thoughts and prays are with you. He made the sacrifice and for that God Bless him, and Rest in peace. For he is a True hero.

EMT J.D. Baker

July 4, 2005

Solong,but never goodbye.....
We will not forget....


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June 23, 2005

There are no words that could possibly comfort you enough; I know this first hand. I just wanted to let you know that you are never alone, not now, not ever...May God be your peace in this time of sadness. You will make it through this I promise.

Shani Lake former ADOC Officer and fianc

June 22, 2005

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this horific time. There are no words that can offer support other than to say that I and other's understand your families and friends loss and are here for them.

I did not know Dave, but I understand he was quit a man. Not only for his family and friends but at his job as a police officer.

Take support from eachother, holding on to the memories of the life he shared with you, knowing he is still here but in spirit, watching over you. Hold on to the young children, telling them what a hero and great father their dad was to them. For Dave lives on through them......

Alissa Scott
Wife of Wayne E.O.W. 09-18-02, PPD

June 11, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure David did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and David be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Uribe's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through these tough times, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (Dennis' department will also always know how to reach me.)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know David but, I am certain David was well respected and well loved. He will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were lucky to have had him be a part of your lives. I am know that David will continue to watch over us all as only he can.

Thank you Officer Uribe for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

June 11, 2005

I thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and proudly wearing the uniform. Your family has an entire nation that will support and love them though nothing will ease the pain of your death. I hope that they are able to find peace and happiness at the end of this long journey they have begun. I pray that the person responsible will receive ultimate justice. Look Brandy up in heaven and cruise the great highway once with him. Tell him we miss him more than anything here on earth and we'll see you on the other side someday.

Sara Winfield
Wife of Brandy EOW 10/14/04

June 8, 2005

God bless You. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Matthew 5:9

Patrolman E. Kraft
Grove Police Dept. Grove, Ok.

June 2, 2005

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Uribe.

Sgtm T. Lutz

May 31, 2005

Rest in peace brother in blue

Officer J. Ashenhurst #1204
Columbus (Ohio) Police

May 31, 2005

May God bless your family and fond memory Sir. Rest in peace

Riverdale PD

May 30, 2005

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