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

You are in my prayers.

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

May 29, 2005

On 5-10 I was in my own memories when I heard of David's shooting. Exactly one year ago I was taken to the same hospital when Don had his diving accident. In my heart that is the day Don also died.
I was at the hospital across the street with every one else waiting for news. It was one of the harder things I have done but I felt I needed to be there along with three other widows hoping to give all of you some support.
Don and I had plans as I know your family had plans for retirement and life after being a cop. Life sometimes plays cruel games on us but we have to go on. Life has been a fog for a year and will continue to be for a while. Yours will be as well, I'm sorry for that.
Hold on to your loved ones, hug them, kiss them, tell them you love them, but most important hold on to your memories.

Lisa Constien-Schultz retired PPD #3725
Wife of Don Schultz EOW 5-12-05

May 28, 2005


SHULL 7067

May 28, 2005

To the family of Officer Uribe, I was three days from graduating the academy when this terrible tragedy occured. I have a family member who works for the Phoenix Police department, and have gone on severel ride-alongs with him. To learn of this incident I took it very personal. I would just like to say that Officer Uribe made the ultimate sacrifice and for that he will enjoy his time in heaven. Since I can not thank him personally for the job he did, I'd like to thank you for standing by him all the years of his service to the city of Phoenix. My prayers and condolences belong to you.

Officer Brandon Ramon
Tohono O'odham Police Department

May 25, 2005

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Collins Fire Dept.

May 25, 2005

Thank you for your service and bravery. God bless

Sgt Roy Frost
Billerica Police Massachusetts

May 25, 2005

Police Officer’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, Almighty Commander of the Watch,
Watch over me all those sworn to defend the public good.

Keep me focused on my mission to protect the citizenry of our fair city,
and zealous in my endeavor to pursue the criminal element, and assist those in need.

As I travel on dark streets and into alleys where the shadow of death resides,
Make my constitution strong, my courage deep, and unending.

Help me to maintain a strong body and a clean heart,
For I realize that having one without the other is begging failure.

Show me compassion, and channel Your goodness through me,
For I know there are those who need my help and understanding.

Allow me not to become hardened by the ways of the wicked,
But keep me in awe of Your works, and able to walk in wonderment upon this Earth.

Finally, Dear God, at the end of my watch, welcome me into Your arms with the love You hold in reserve for those that serve others.
May St. Michael walk with me to the gates of paradise, where St. Peter, Your Desk Sergeant, calls the roll. May he speak my name and pass me lovingly into the Kingdom of Heaven.

These things I ask, Father, and in your mercy,
grant me the strength to continue Your work,
for I know that You have saved a place for me,
and for all my brothers and sisters.


Godspeed Brother

Sergeant Carl Weston
Providence Police Department

May 25, 2005

Recently I visited your City w/ the rest of my bretheren of the "FINEST Football" team. We all had a wonderful time and can't wait to return. It was w/ a heavy heart that I learned of this trajedy. All my best wishes & deepest sympathy are extended to David's wife, children, and family (including all his fellow Police Officers). All that can be said is -- THANK YOU --. God Bless You and Yours. Semper Fi.

Police Officer Marc A. Rios
New York City Police Department

May 24, 2005



May 22, 2005

Thank you for your service and dedication. You will be missed on the streets of Phoenix. God bless.

Angela Bolin

May 22, 2005

To the family, Friends, and residents of Phoenix,
Your loss is felt all over the country. My prayers go out to you all.
I have family that are there in the Phoenix area, and I am greatefull to all that serve and protect the area.
Rest in peace officer, your watch is done.
To Your family, know that you have a Blue Gardian Angel watching over you.

Colorado Firefighter/EMT

May 21, 2005

Cop on the Take

First he takes the oath.
Now look at all he takes.

He takes it in stride when people call him pig.
He takes time to stop and talk to children.
He takes your verbal abuse while giving you a ticket you really deserved.
He takes on creeps you would be afraid to even look at.
He takes time away from his family to keep you safe.
He takes your injured child to the hospital.
He takes the graveyard shift without complaint because it's his turn.
He takes his life into his hands daily.
He takes you home when your car breaks down.
He takes time to explain why both your headlights have to work.
He takes the job no one else wants--telling you a loved one has died.
He takes criminals to jail.
He takes in sights that would make you cry.
Sometimes he cries too, but he takes it anyway because someone has to.
If he is lucky, he takes retirement.
He takes memories to bed each night that you couldn't bear for even one day.
Sometimes, he takes a bullet.
And yes, occasionally he may take a free cup of coffee.
Then one day he pays for all he has taken, and God takes him.

Please remember that the "he" in all this represents all police officers, both men and women who have served and are serving our cities and their citizens we have all sworn to protect.

God bless ALL cops everywhere!

God Bless Officer Uribe and his family as well as the department he worked for

was Calcasieu Parish now Bossier city LA

May 21, 2005

To the Friends, Co-workers, and Family of Oficer David Uribe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Take strength and comfort between yourselves.

Alissa Scott
Survivor Help Network
Wife of Wayne EOW 09-10-02, Phx Pd

May 21, 2005

Officer Uribe, may God watch over your family, blood and in blue during this time of tragedy. You gave your life doing the job that you had a calling for. May the villians that did this receive the justice they deserve. Too many times I read in the paper or on-line where an officer was murdered and the scum that did it receive penalties far too light. The american justice system is still flawed when it lets people that do these kinds of crimes go with life in prison or less. Anyone who acts directly in the death of a police officer, trooper, deputy, corrections officer, etc. should be judged solely on guilty/not guilty and be senteced to death if found guilty. End of Story. May your legacy live on.

Cpl. G. Latham
Washington County Arkansas Sheriff's Office

May 20, 2005

Thank you Officer Uribe for the sacrifice you made that fateful day just over a week ago. I was at work when I heard what had happened to you and immediately my heart wrenched but it wasn't until I saw the footage of your son, also a Phoenix Police Officer, crying as he walked into the hospital to say good-bye to you that I let the tears flow and although they've physically stopped, emotionally they haven't. I have considered a career in law enforcement off and on for a while now, as has my boyfriend, and on that fateful night, when the manhunt was on and Phoenix was grieving, he decided that he is going to do his best to join the brothers and sisters in blue you left behind and serve in your honor. I can only say that I'm proud of him and that I salute you and your ultimate sacrifice. God bless your family in these difficult times and God bless you for being the man you were. Rest in peace, Officer.

A Citizen in Mourning

May 20, 2005

The day you were laid to rest, my squad worked in your precinct so that the officers who knew you well could attend your ceremony. To say the very least, it was a somber day. When they did your last call, my partner and I pulled over, turned our radios up and listened as the dispatcher, with tears in her voice, broadcast your last call. There are no words to describe the feeling that an officer feels during a last call, it was everything I could do to keep my composure. After the call, there was silence on the air and a very empty feeling overwhelming me. My partner and I sat in our cars very aware that one week earlier you very well may have been in that exact spot on your way to a call. We stayed until the helicopters flew over our patrol cars. After another moment of silence, we looked at each other and did the only thing we could think of...we took another call, just as I am sure you would have wanted us to do. I feel very honored to get to wear the same uniform that you wore, and to patrol the same streets that you did.

I once read a saying somewhere that went like this "When one police officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on."

Officer Uribe, please watch over us as we stumble our way on.

May you rest in peace sir, you will be deeply missed.

Phoenix Police Department

May 20, 2005

Rest in peace brother. The dirt bag that shot you will get his.

Officer Eric Newbury
California Highway Patrol

May 19, 2005

Thank you for your service. My prayers go out to your family.

S/TRP J.T. Morf
S.C. Highway Patrol

May 19, 2005

Officer Uribe donated his time as a Police Santa in Phoenix for five years. Each holiday season he would show children that Officers are your friends and care about you. This man lived his life as a HERO. He made a difference and now the public knows what heroes do. People like Officer Uribe are silent heroes in life.
God will reward him for his service.
Rest in Peace and Thank You!
W. Steven Martin
Police Toy Drive.

Director W. Steven Martin
Police Memorials and Toy Drive

May 19, 2005

From my family to yours, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Try and take comfort in knowing DAVID will always be with you, watching over you, like the angel this man is... May he rest in peace.

Jesse & Darlene Papa

May 19, 2005

To the family of Officer David Uribe:
Nothing any of us can say here can ever replace your loss. Officer Uribe was a true hero, who like most Police Officers, probably went unnoticed and unappreciated, that is until this tragdey happened. It is unfortunate that it takes something like this to make each and every person who wears a badge realize how important family is. It was with great sorrow to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family. May he never be forgotten.

I had the chance to view the funeral procession. To the citizens of Arizona that stopped on the highways, streets, and bridges to pay respect to Officer Uribe, as an Officer, I want to personally thank all of you. You know who you are.

To all the Phonix Police Officers who knew Officer Uribe, I am sorry for your loss, and as an Officer and a citizen of your community myself, thank you all for what you do everyday.

To Officers Past...A Tribute!
To Officers Present...A Reminder!
To Officers Yet to Come...A Legacy!

Trooper II
Arizona D.P.S.

May 18, 2005

My heart is heavy today my brother for you have given the ultimate sacrifice. You and your family will be in my prayers. You are a true Hero in every sense of the word.

POII Vincent
Asheboro North Carolina PD

May 18, 2005

Rest In Peace.

Darin L. Paul, Special Agent

May 18, 2005

In Valor there is Hope. Rest in Peace brother. My prayers are with you and your family.

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton Mo. PD

May 18, 2005

My deepest sympathy to Officer Uribe's family and friends.
Please read this poem i found when my husband died suddenly a few years ago. It has given me comfort and strength, and i hope it will for you also.

Julie M. King
fountain hills

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
by David M. Romano


When tomorrow starts without me,
and I'm not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes,
all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry,
the way you did today,
while thinking of the many things,
we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
as much as I love you,
and each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
please try to understand,
that an Angel came and called my name,
and took me by the hand,
and said my place was ready,
in heaven far above,
and that I'd have to leave behind,
all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
a tear fell from my eye,
for all life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for,
so much yet to do,
it seemed almost impossible,
that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
and all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
just even for awhile,
I'd say goodbye and kiss you
and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
that this could never be,
for emptiness and memories,
would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
my heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
from His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity,
and all I've promised you".
Today for life on earth is past,
but here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
but today will always last,
and since each day's the same day,
there's no longing for the past.

But you have been so faithful,
so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things,
you knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven
and now at last you're free.
So won't you take my hand
and share my life with me?

So when tomorrow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart,
for every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

Julie King

May 18, 2005

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